Norman Mailer Quotes

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

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

In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell.

Norman Mailer

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.

Norman Mailer

Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.

Norman Mailer

Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.

Norman Mailer

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

Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle.

Norman Mailer

Tough guys don't dance. You had better believe it.

Norman Mailer

The night before I left Las Vegas I walked out in the desert to look at the moon. There was a jeweled city on the horizon, spires rising in the night, but the jewels were diadems of electric and the spires were the neon of signs ten stories high.

Norman Mailer

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