Powerful Norman Mailer Quotes 2021

No matter how tough and bitter today is for you, your tomorrow will be better. Make sure you start or continue to pray fervently to God for mercy and a dramatic change in your life. Moreover, don’t stop doing that which makes you happy and highly productive. Below we are sharing a collection of Norman Mailer Quotes. We believe these quotes by Norman Mailer will motivate you to achieve greatness in life.

Powerful Norman Mailer Quotes

1. “The desire for success lubricates secret prostitution in the soul.” Norman Mailer

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

3. “Somewhere, something incredible happened in history – the wrong guys won.” Norman Mailer

4. “I’ve made an ass of myself so many times I often wonder if I am one.” Norman Mailer

5. “Left-wingers are incapable of conspiring because they are all egomaniacs.” Norman Mailer

6. ” Khomeini has offered us the opportunity to regain our frail religion, faith in the power of words.” Norman Mailer

7. “The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.” Norman Mailer

8. “Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing.” Norman Mailer

9. “There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same.” Norman Mailer

10. “The art of the novel is to arrive at that artless point where your characters become more real than yourself.” Norman Mailer

11. “The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.” Norman Mailer

12. “Bright was the light of my last martini on my moral horizon.” Norman Mailer

13. “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

14. “The mark of mediocrity is to look for precedent.” Norman Mailer

15. “A really good style comes only when a man has become as good as he can be. Style is character. A good style cannot come from a bad undisciplined character.” Norman Mailer

16. “Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.” Norman Mailer

17. “Harsh words live in the dungeon of the heart.” Norman Mailer

18. “Reaching consensus in a group is often confused with finding the right answer.” Norman Mailer

19. “Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer.” Norman Mailer

20. “Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.” Norman Mailer

21. “The paradox is that no love can prove so intense as the love of two narcissists for each other.” Norman Mailer

22. “As many people die from an excess of timidity as from bravery.” Norman Mailer

23. “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

24. “We love those who can lead us to a place we will never reach without them.” Norman Mailer

25. “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

26. “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.” Norman Mailer

27. “America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind.” Norman Mailer

28. “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

29. “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

30. “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.” Norman Mailer

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