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Erica Jong
(1942-____) born on
Mar 26
US author, poet. She is noted for "Fear of Flying," 1973 and "Parachutes and Kisses," 1984.
         
   
F
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

R
It is for this, partly, that I write. How can I know what I think unless I see what I write.
A
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
N
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.
K
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.
 
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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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