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.
We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.
ERICA JONG, Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy the Church. America Hollywood.
ERICA JONG, attributed, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
ERICA JONG, New York Quarterly, No. 16, 1974