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"Solitude is un-American." Erica Mann Jong
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Solitude   

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"When I was a ten-year-old book worm and used to kiss the dust jacket pictures of authors as if they were icons, it used to amaze me that these remote people could provoke me to love" Erica Mann Jong
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Books And Reading   

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"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one is to blame." Erica Mann Jong
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Blame   

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

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"Growing up female in America. What a liability! You grew up with your ears full of cosmetic ads, love songs, advice columns, whoreoscopes, Hollywood gossip, and moral dilemmas on the level of TV soap operas. What litanies the advertisers of the good life chanted at you! What curious catechisms!" Erica Mann Jong
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Women   

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"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 Mann Jong
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Fear   

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"What all the ads and all the whoreoscopes seemed to imply was that if only you were narcissistic enough, if only you took proper care of your smells, your hair, your boobs, your eyelashes, your armpits, your crotch, your stars, your scars, and your choice of Scotch in bars--you would meet a beautiful, powerful, potent, and rich man who would satisfy every longing, fill every hole, make your heart skip a beat (or stand still), make you misty, and fly you to the moon (preferably on gossamer wings), where you would live totally satisfied forever." Erica Mann Jong
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"Men and women, women and men; it will never work." Erica Mann Jong
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Men And Women   

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"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 Mann Jong
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"There is nothing fiercer than a failed artist. The energy remains, but, having no outlet, it implodes in a great black fart of rage which smokes up all the inner windows of the soul." Erica Mann Jong
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"The bruise on the heart which at first feels incredibly tender to the slightest touch eventually turns all the shades of the rainbow and stops aching. We forget about it. We even forget we have hearts until the next time. And then we wonder how we ever could have forgotten. We think this one is better, because, in fact, we cannot fully remember the time before." Erica Mann Jong
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Heart   

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"Surviving meant being born over and over." Erica Mann Jong
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"Perhaps all artists were, in a sense, housewives: tenders of the earth household." Erica Mann Jong
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Housework   

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"Singularity shows something wrong in the mind." Erica Mann Jong
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Adaptability    Mind   

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"Your morals are like roads through the Alps. They make these hairpin turns all the time." Erica Mann Jong
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"Will you ever? I dont think you will ever fully understand how you've touched my life and made me who I am.I don't think you could ever know just how truly special you are that even on the darkest nights you are my brightest star." Erica Mann Jong
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"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 Mann Jong
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"And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more" Erica Mann Jong
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"The trick is not how much pain you feel - but how much joy you feel" Erica Mann Jong
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"And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more." Erica Mann Jong
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"I can live without it all / love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear." Erica Mann Jong
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