• Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads

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

    Erica Jong
  • Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more

    Erica Jong
  • The greatest feminists have also been the greatest lovers. I'm thinking not only of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, but of Anais Nin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and of course Sappho. You cannot divide creative juices from human juices. And as long as juicy women are equated with bad women, we will err on the side of being bad

    Erica Jong
  • Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man

    Erica Jong
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