"Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Norman Mailer on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Norman Mailer on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Norman Mailer on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Norman Mailer on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Norman Mailer on Thomas Jefferson
"It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions."
"There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce."
"The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you."
"In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."