Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Erica Jong
(1942-____) born on
Mar 26
US "author, poet". "She is noted for "Fear of Flying," 1973 and "Parachutes and Kisses," 1984."

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

"It is for this, partly, that I write. How can I know what I think unless I see what I write."
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
"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."
"I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged . . . I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""How to Save Your Own Life," "A day in the life. . .," epigraph, 1977."
R: ""Fear of Flying," 1973."
A: "In "The Craft of Poetry," ed. W. Packard, 1974."
N: "In "The Writer on Her Work, vol. 1, Ed. Janet Sternburg, 1980."
K: "In "The Craft of Poetry," ed. William Packard, 1974."

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