Quotation by Norman Mailer

The manuscript lay like a dust-rag on his desk, and Eitel found, as he had found before, that the difficulty of art was that it forced a man back on his life, and each time the task was more difficult and distasteful.
Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Sergius O'Shaugnessy, in The Deer Park, ch. 14, Putnam's (1955).

Of Charles Eitel, movie director.
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