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Norman Mailer Quotes: "There is something silly about a man who wears a white suit all the time, especially in New York." (on Tom Wolfe)"

There is something silly about a man who wears a white suit all the time, especially in New York." (on Tom Wolfe)




Norman Mailer Quotes: "As many people die from an excess of timidity as from bravery."

As many people die from an excess of timidity as from bravery.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "I think it's bad to talk about one's present work for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension."

I think it's bad to talk about one's present work for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist."

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist.




Norman Mailer Quotes: "Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego."

Writer’s block is only a failure of the ego.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "I met Jack Kennedy in November, 1946. We were both war heroes, and both of us had just been elected to Congress."

I met Jack Kennedy in November, 1946. We were both war heroes, and both of us had just been elected to Congress.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "Let everywritertell hisownliesThat's freedomof thepress."

Let everywritertell hisownliesThat's freedomof thepress.




Norman Mailer Quotes: "Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most."

Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "Faction is that hybrid of documented fact and novelistic elaboration."

Faction is that hybrid of documented fact and novelistic elaboration.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce."

There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "rip the prisonsopenput theconvictsontelevision"

rip the prisonsopenput theconvictsontelevision



Norman Mailer Quotes: "Prevarication, like honesty, is reflexive, and soon becomes a sturdy habit, as reliable as truth."

Prevarication, like honesty, is reflexive, and soon becomes a sturdy habit, as reliable as truth.




Norman Mailer Quotes: "Every time I move I squash something said Loathesome."

Every time I move I squash something said Loathesome.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."

In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "The private terror of the liberal spirit is invariably suicide not murder."

The private terror of the liberal spirit is invariably suicide not murder.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "I wonder, said the Lord I wonder if I know the answer any more."

I wonder, said the Lord I wonder if I know the answer any more.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "With the pride of the artist you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance."

With the pride of the artist you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "Harsh words live in the dungeon of the heart"

Harsh words live in the dungeon of the heart



Norman Mailer Quotes: "You don't know a woman until you've met her in court."

You don't know a woman until you've met her in court.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "We are all so guilty at the way we have allowed the world around us to become more ugly and tasteless every year that we surrender to terror and steep ourselves in it."

We are all so guilty at the way we have allowed the world around us to become more ugly and tasteless every year that we surrender to terror and steep ourselves in it.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance."

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "The only faithfulness people have is to emotions they're trying to recapture"

The only faithfulness people have is to emotions they're trying to recapture



Norman Mailer Quotes: "Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war."

Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.



Norman Mailer Quotes: "How his hatred seethed in search of a justifiable excuse."

How his hatred seethed in search of a justifiable excuse.