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Friends love misery, in fact.
by Erica Jong

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

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Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong

Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye.
- Erica Jong

 

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong

The best slave does not need to be beaten. She beats herself.
- Erica Jong

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- Erica Jong

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

Because I loved myself, I was loved.
- Erica Jong

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

If sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

Men have always detested women's gossip
because they suspect the truth:
their measurements are being taken and compared.
- Erica Jong

My reaction to porno films is as follows; After the first ten minutes,
I want to go home and screw; After the first twenty minutes,
I never want to screw again as long as I live
- Erica Jong

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

Friends are God's apology for relations.
- Hugh Kingsmille

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.
- Jacques Delille

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
- Jacques Delille

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

Friends are like bras:
close to your heart and there for support.
- Anonymous

Good friends are like stars ...
you don't always see them,
but you know they are always there.
- Anonymous

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

True friends are appreciative and never demanding.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

One measure of friendship consists
not in the number of things friends can discuss,
but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
- Clifton Fadiman

Fate makes us family. choice makes us friends.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Life is partly what we make it,
and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
- Tehyi Hsieh

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they can grow separately without growing apart.
- Elisabeth Foley

It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

Your friends love you anyway.
- Dave Barry

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
- Abraham Lincoln

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with.
Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
- Thomas J. Watson Sr.

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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