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"I usually need a can of beer to prime me." Norman Mailer
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"It's not a good idea to put your wife into a novel; not your latest wife anyway." Norman Mailer
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"The platitude turned on its head is still a platitude" Norman Mailer
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"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
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American Novelist    Law   

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"Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Books And Reading   

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"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." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Television   

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"There is," Norman Mailer
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"The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Living   

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"The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Art   

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"When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Ask   

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"Chicago was a town where nobody could forget how the money was made. It was picked up from floors still slippery with blood." Norman Mailer
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"Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men." Norman Mailer
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"Tough guys don't dance. You had better believe it." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Believe   

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"I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Present   

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"We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil." Norman Mailer
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"Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Facts   

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"Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child." Norman Mailer
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American Novelist    Giving   

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"No, actually, there's salmon in those." Norman Mailer
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"War is also mighty TV entertainment." Norman Mailer
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"Moving from one activity to another makes sense if you do it with a hint of wit or touch of grace. But I think moving from one activity to another can give momentum. If you do it well you can increase the energy you bring to the next piece of work." Norman Mailer
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"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." Norman Mailer
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