Norman Mailer Quotes

43 Norman Mailer quotes:

"In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."
"Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor."
"Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle."
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"God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so."
"Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most."
"I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for."
"The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world."
"I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity, it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one's mind."
"I hate everything which is not in myself."
"It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions."
"The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation."
"The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety."
"The desire for success lubricates secret prostitutions in the soul"
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"The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution's in the soul."
Author: Mailer Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"It's not a good idea to put your wife into a novel; not your latest wife anyway."
"There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same."
"Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing."
"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."
"The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you."
"The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people."

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