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Erica Mann Jong

"I know some good marriages - marriages where both people are just trying to get through their days by helping each other, being good to each other" Erica Mann Jong
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"Sometimes it was worth all the disadvantages of marriage just to have that: one friend in an indifferent world" Erica Mann Jong
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"Writing is one of the few professions left where you take all the responsibility for what you do. It's really dangerous and ultimately destroys you as a writer if you start thinking about responses to your work or what your audience needs." Erica Mann Jong
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"To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. When we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. Immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives." Erica Mann Jong
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"The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more." Erica Mann Jong
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"Back in the days when men were hunters and chest beaters and women spent their whole lives worrying about pregnancy or dying in childbirth, they often had to be taken against their will. Men complained that women were cold, unresponsive, frigid. They wanted their women wanton. They wanted their women wild. Now women were finally learning to be wanton and wild -- and what happened? The men wilted." Erica Mann Jong
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"Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man." Erica Mann Jong
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Dating   

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"Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared." Erica Mann Jong
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"The job of the writer is to seduce the demons of creativity and make up stories. Often you go to bed with a man who claims to be a demon and later you find out he's just an everyday slob." Erica Mann Jong
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"There is simply no dignified way for a woman to live alone. Oh, she can get along financially perhaps (though not nearly as well as a man), but emotionally she is never left in peace. Her friends, her family, her fellow workers never let her forget that her husbandlessness, her childlessness -- her selfishness, in short -- is a reproach to the American way of life." Erica Mann Jong
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"It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone." Erica Mann Jong
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"Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same." Erica Mann Jong
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"You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy." Erica Mann Jong
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"Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are." Erica Mann Jong
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"There is a rhythm to the ending of a marriage just like the rhythm of a courtship /only backward. You try to start again but get into blaming over and over. Finally you are both worn out, exhausted, hopeless. Then lawyers are called in to pick clean the corpses. The death has occurred much earlier." Erica Mann Jong
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Courtship   

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"Fear of Flying" Erica Mann Jong
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"Since flesh can't stay, We pass the words along" Erica Mann Jong
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Words   

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"Life has no plot. It is far more interesting than anything you can say about it because language, by its very nature, orders things and life really has no order." Erica Mann Jong
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"I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as part of life specifically fear of change and fear of the unknown;and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says, turn back, turn back,you'll die if you venture too far." Erica Mann Jong
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"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 Mann Jong
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"Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed" Erica Mann Jong
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