Quotation by Norman Mailer

I had the idea that there were two worlds. There was a real world as I called it, a world of wars and boxing clubs and children's homes on back streets, and this real world was a world where orphans burned orphans.... I liked the other world in which almost everyone lived. The imaginary world.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Sergius O'Shaugnessy, in The Deer Park, ch. 6, Putnam's (1955).
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