Born: 1924 Birthplace: Long Branch, N.J.
"This notion of the women's movement that women are good and men are
evil is about as useful as Hitlerism or Communism or political correctness
kind of ideology that is limiting or constricting."
"(Novelists are) a special breed of human being. Somewhere between
psychologists, historians, detectives, students of style and manner — we
have a capacity to do things that other people don't ... we develop over
the years to try to see someone as whole."
"Any politician who wins an election for the first time has a lot of
stamina — you owe him the same respect you'd pay a mediocre professional
"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
Books by Norman Mailer:
"I respect most boxers because
they're violent people who learned to discipline themselves ... a good
boxer is an artist ... Boxing is existential — some fights are better
"People drink to restore their egos."
"I understand one element of celebrity, which is the unreality of it.
At the age of 25 I went from being the kid-next-door ... to being called a
major American writer — that's a role you just don't fit at 25 ... I use
to feel I was secretary to someone named Norman Mailer, to meet him you
had to meet me first."
"I care about reviews — they affect your wallet in the most direct
"The last chapter of Marilyn, where I speculated on the possibility
of her being murdered. It was not good journalism."
all divided souls, we've got two natures in us, You measure schizophrenia
not by the fact that you're divided but how well the divisions speak to
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