Norman Mailer Quotes

Who is Norman Mailer?

Norman Kingsley Mailer was an American novelist and playwright.

Born January 31, 1923
Died November 10, 2007

Best Quotes by Norman Mailer

“Any war that requires the suspension of reason as a necessity for support is a bad war.”

Norman Mailer

“Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.”

Norman Mailer

“It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions.”

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

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

Norman Mailer

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“There is the review intended to sell a book, — which comes out immediately after the appearance of the book, or sometimes before it; the review which gives reputation, but does not affect the sale, and which comes a little later; the review which snuffs a book out quietly; the review which is to raise or lower the author a single peg, or two pegs, as the case may be; the review which is suddenly to make an author, and the review which is to crush him.”

The Way We Live Now


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