Erica Mann Jong

Erica Mann
Jong
1942

American Novelist, Poet and Teacher known best for her Fiction and Poetry

Author Quotes

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

Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.

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

Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.

If you don't risk anything you risk even more.

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.

I have not ceased in being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life...specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown; and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far.

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

The trick is not how much pain you feel – but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses.

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

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

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.

Success for women, is always part failure.

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First Name
Erica Mann
Last Name
Jong
Birth Date
1942
Bio

American Novelist, Poet and Teacher known best for her Fiction and Poetry