Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. McLeod, in Barbary Shore, ch. 29, Rinehart (1951).
You do not really wish to hear more of the Battle of Kadesh. Let me say only that human fat, gorged in considerable quantity, has an intoxicating effect. I became ... drunk.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Menenhetet, in Ancient Evenings, bk. 4, ch. 10, Little, Brown (1983).
Crude thoughts and fierce forces are my state. I do not know who I am. Nor what I was. I cannot hear a sound. Pain is near that will be like no pain felt before.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Menenhetet, in Ancient Evenings, preface, Little, Brown (1983). Opening sentence.
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