Erica Mann Jong
(1942~) American Author
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And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk more.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
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 everything, you risk even more.
Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the darkest places it leads.
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.
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.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.