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Norman Mailer
(1923-2007) born on
Jan 31
US novelist, journalist. He won a 1980 Pulitzer for "The Executioner's Song" and wrote "The Naked and the Dead," 1948.
         
   
F
When considering regulations, half of what is published is probably 50 % incorrect. The rest is 75 % wrong.

R
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.
A
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.
N
Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: "The Siege of Mailer: Hero to Historian," in "Village Voice," 21 Jan 1971.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "The Presidential Papers," Preface, 1963.
   


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