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.
ERICA JONG, How To Save Your Own Life
We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.
ERICA JONG, Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life
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