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In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
by Erica Jong

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue.
If we have enough friends, we may go on for years,
intending to leave, talking about leaving -
instead of actually getting up and leaving.
- Erica Jong

Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
- Erica Jong

We are finally driven to monogamy
not by morality but by exhaustion.
- Erica Jong

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- Erica Jong


 

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

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

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


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If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Driving me away is easier than saying goodbye.
- Erica Jong

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

Because I loved myself, I was loved.
- Erica Jong

Men have always detested women's gossip
because they suspect the truth:
their measurements are being taken and compared.
- Erica Jong

Love is serene and calm
- Erica Jong

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.
- Erica Jong

The best slave does not need to be beaten. She beats herself.
- Erica Jong

My reaction to porno films is as follows; After the first ten minutes,
I want to go home and screw; After the first twenty minutes,
I never want to screw again as long as I live
- Erica Jong

Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

If sex and creativity are often
seen by dictators as subversive activities,
it's because they lead to the knowledge
that you own your own body
(and with it your own voice), and that's
the most revolutionary insight of all.
- Erica Jong

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off
until the day after tomorrow what should
have been done the day before yesterday.
- Napoleon Hill

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country
are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
- George Burns

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
- Albert Schweitzer

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.
- Mel Brooks

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
- Anonymous

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

I find that he is happiest
of whom the world says least, good or bad.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bad peace is better than a good war.
- Yiddish Proverb

Good judgement comes from experience.
Experience comes from bad judgement.
- Jim Horning

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

By all means marry.
If you get a good wife, you'll be happy.
If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher
and that is a good thing for any man.
- Socrates

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't take rejection personally.
Don't let someone else's bad day spoil your day.
As long as you never reject yourself, you'll be fine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Positive thinking has acquired a bad reputation -
which I believe to be totally undeserved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no odor so bad as that
which arises from goodness tainted.
- Henry David Thoreau

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bad habits are like a comfortable bed,
easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
- Proverb

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
- Thomas Jefferson

The best way to get a bad law repealed
is to enforce it strictly.
- Abraham Lincoln

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- Edward R. Murrow

When we got into office, the thing
that surprised me most
was to find that things were just as bad
as we'd been saying they were.
- John F. Kennedy

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government.
- Thomas Jefferson


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