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

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

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


 

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

Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.
- 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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Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- Erica Jong

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

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

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- Erica Jong

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

Solitude is considered un-American.
- 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

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

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

Because I loved myself, I was loved.
- 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 is serene and calm
- 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

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

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

My wife ran off with my best friend, and I sure do miss him.
- Anonymous

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail.
A best friend is the one sitting next
to you saying "boy was that fun."
- The Maugles

I am easily satisfied with the very best.
- Winston Churchill

Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry
always gets the best of the argument.
- Voltaire

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)

Look your best - who said love is blind?
- Mae West

The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.
- Oscar Wilde

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Contrary to general belief,
I do not believe that friends are necessarily
the people you like best,
they are merely the people who got there first.
- Peter Ustinov

We have the best government that money can buy.
- Mark Twain

The best thing about the future is
that it comes one day at a time.
- Abraham Lincoln

That's what Tiggers do best!
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

Testing oneself is best when done alone.
- Jimmy Carter

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

If you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- Somerset Maugham

Heaven must be an awfully dull place
if your best friends end up elsewhere.
- Anonymous

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
- Jacqueline Schiff

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Today is a day to cover your best weapons in velvet.
Go gently into the world.
Hold your anger.
Keep your competitive spirit in check.
Some day you will need your fierce weapons,
but not today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


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