Quotes by Norman Mailer

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Psychoanalysis and Zen, in my private psychic geometry, are equal to nicotine. They are anti-existential. Nicotine quarantines one out of existence.
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Any workout which does not involve a certain minimum of danger or responsibility does not improve the body. It just wears it out.
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The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war.
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Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
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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.
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