The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.
Quote by Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer Quotes
The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving...
Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment.
When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a...
Dying cant be all that difficult, up to now everyone has managed to do it.
The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted...
Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts.
America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are...
The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.
Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power...
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens...
I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at...
You don't know a woman until you have met her in court.
It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions.
We are close to dead. There are faces and bodies like gorged maggots on the...
There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be.
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
Chicago was a town where nobody could forget how the money was made. It was...
Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
Hell has been described as a pocket edition of Chicago.