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Erica Jong Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Erica Jong.

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

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

Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong

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

 

Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- 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

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

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

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

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- 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

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

Today... maybe I can take one step
on that profoundly complex path to peace.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

Take Delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happens, take responsibility.
- Tony Robbins

Set Goals - Take Action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
- Tony Robbins

CHOOSE your future, and take ACTION -
be the hammer, not the nail.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take the initiative - don't wait for life to come to you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay at the center
and let all things take their course.
- Lao Tzu

The Divine is all in the perspective we take on it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The biggest adventure you can take is
to live the life of your dreams.
- Oprah Winfrey

The way of success:
Visualize the end result,
Plan, Take action, Persevere,
Re-plan, Take action, Persevere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Take responsibility for your whole life -
regardless of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Ever had a bad hair day -
a day when everything seemed to be going wrong?
Perhaps today is a day to soothe your ruffled feathers,
take a deep breath, and reaffirm that
the weight of the world is really not on your shoulders,
unless you choose to assume that burden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I take the helm on my life voyage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are all different - and we are all one.
Take time to understand, and to appreciate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The less I take the difficulties of my life as personal affront,
and the more I use them as an opportunity to learn and grow...
the easier I sleep at night.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you would take, you must first give,
this is the beginning of intelligence.
- Lao Tzu

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Don't take anything personally.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Take Action - Now.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma


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