Norman Mailer

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Norman Mailer
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Quotes

11 November 2014
Murder offers the promise of vast relief. It is never unsexual.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
I met Jack Kennedy in November, 1946.... We went out on a double date and it turned out to be a fair evening for me. I seduced a girl who would have been bored by a diamond as big as the Ritz.
11 November 2014
I was now at a university in New York, a professor of existential psychology with the not inconsiderable thesis that magic, dread, and the perception of death were the roots of motivation.
11 November 2014
In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell.
11 November 2014
Again, he felt a crude ecstasy. He could not have given the reason, but the mountain tormented him, beckoned him, held an answer to something he wanted. It was so pure, so austere.
11 November 2014
He had the kind of merriment a man sometimes knows when events have ended in utter disaster.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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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