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Norman Mailer quotes

Norman Mailer
I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women, I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I'm afraid of horses.

Norman Mailer
The night before I left Las Vegas I walked out in the desert to look at the moon. There was a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of signs ten stories high.

Norman Mailer
Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.

Norman Mailer
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
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
There is no greater impotence in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you.

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

Norman Mailer
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.

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