Creativity demands nothing less than all you have. Talent alone is never enough.
Other Erica Jong quotes:
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
When we stop thinking of fears and doubts, they begin to lose their power. When we stop believing good things are impossible, anything becomes possible.
Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.
I have lived my life according to this principle: If I'm afraid of it, then I must do it.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
As long as I'm facing the right direction, it doesn't matter the size of my steps.
Always do the things you fear the most. Courage is an acquired taste, like caviar.
I have accepted fear as part of life - specifically the fear of change... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: Turn back..
If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me.