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Erica Jong Quotes: Women are their own worst enemies. And guilt is the main weapon of self-torture . . . Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.
         

Women are their own worst enemies. And guilt is the main weapon of self-torture . . . Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.


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



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And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.



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Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.



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Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.



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

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



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How wonderful to have someone to blame! How wonderful to live with one's nemesis! You may be miserable, but you feel forever in the right.



My generation was not only maligned in book reviews and attacked in graduate school but we lived to see our adored and adorable daughters wonder why feminism had become a dirty word.

My generation was not only maligned in book reviews and attacked in graduate school but we lived to see our adored and adorable daughters wonder why feminism had become a dirty word.





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