thought for the week

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

“The sickness of our times for me has been just this damn thing that everything has been getting smaller and smaller and less and less important, that the romantic spirit has dried up, that there is no shame today. We’re all getting so mean and small and petty and ridiculous, and we all live under the threat of extermination.”

       Norman Mailer (January 31,1923 – November 10, 2007)