Quotes by Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer

American writer

Alive from: 1923-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
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    Once a newspaper touches a story the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
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    The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul.
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    The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube.
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    The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
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    The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
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    The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.
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    The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war.
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    There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be.
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    There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.
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    Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
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    What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil.
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    Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
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