Norman Mailer

1923 -

A Quote by Norman Mailer on life

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Is one human? Or merely alive? Like a blade of grass equal to all existance in the moment it is torn? Yes.  If pain is fundament, then a blade of grass can know all there is.

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on animals, fighting, greed, horses, lust, meetings, politics, and practicality

A political convention is after all not a meeting of a corporation's board of directors; it is a fiesta, a carnival, a pig-rooting, horse-snorting, band-playing, voice-screaming medieval get-together of greed, practical lust, meeting, feud, vendetta, conciliation, of rabble-rousers, fist fights (as it used to be), embraces, drunks (again as it used to be) and collective rivers of animal sweat.

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

Source: Some Honorable Men: Political Conventions

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on art, existence, power, and pride

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

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on cities, losing, past, trade, and world

New York is one of the capitals of the world and Los Angeles is a constellation of plastic, San Francisco is a lady, Boston has become Urban Renewal, Philadelphia and Baltimore and Washington wink like dull diamonds in the smog of Eastern Megalopolis, and New Orleans is unremarkable past the French Quarter. Detroit is a one-trade town, Pittsburgh has lost its golden triangle, St. Louis has become the golden arch of the corporation, and nights in Kansas City close early. The oil depletion allowance makes Houston and Dallas naught but checkerboards for this sort of game. But Chicago is a great American city. Perhaps it is the last of the great American cities.

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

Source: Miami and the Siege of Chicago, 1968

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on death, failure, growth, mystery, success, and understanding

"Growth is a greater mystery than death. All of us can understand failure, we all contain failure and death within us, but not even the successful man can begin to describe the impalpable elations and apprehensions of growth."

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on death, existence, and life

Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on facts, losing, and newspapers

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

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

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