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Love gives without taking ...
by Erica Jong

Love gives without taking
- Erica Jong

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

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

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

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


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Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

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

Betrayal betrays the betrayer.
- 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

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

Hate generalizes; love is particular.
- 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

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

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

Because I loved myself, I was loved.
- 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

Love is serene and calm
- 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

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

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

Love conquers all things except poverty and a toothache.
- Mae West

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- H. L. Mencken

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
- Albert Einstein

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter
quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Love is like an hourglass,
with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
- Jules Renard

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H. L. Mencken

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

Oh, come on, Shrek, wake up and smell the pheromones!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

The Wedding March always reminds me of the music
played when soldiers go into battle.
- Heinrich Heine

A relationship, I think, is like a shark.
You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies.
And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall (1977)

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

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

Love looks through a telescope;
envy, through a microscope.
- Josh Billings

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Love thy neighbor -
and if he happens to be tall,
debonair and devastating,
it will be that much easier.
- Mae West

A woman in love can't be reasonable -
or she probably wouldn't be in love.
- Mae West

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day -
and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

Love is loving what your lover loves.
- Anonymous

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

True love comes quietly,
without banners or flashing lights.
If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
- Erich Segal

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Women marry men hoping they will change.
Men marry women hoping they will not.
- Albert Einstein

The only true love is love at first sight;
second sight dispels it.
- Israel Zangwill

I'd like to kiss ya, but I just washed ma hair.
- the movie The Cabin in the Cotton

A honeymoon should be like a table:
four bare legs and no drawers.
- Anonymous

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

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Beauty is the bait which with delight
allures man to enlarge his kind.
- Socrates

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man
is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love Without Limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran


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