Popular quotes of famous American novelist Norman Mailer

Popular quotes of famous American novelist Norman Mailer

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.
Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.
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.
Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.
There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you.
Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.
The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.
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.
There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.
The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.

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