Gore Vidal

West Point, New York
Gore Vidal
West Point, New York

Quotes

11 November 2014
Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
11 November 2014
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
11 November 2014
Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.
11 November 2014
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.
11 November 2014
To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.
11 November 2014
The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.
11 November 2014
Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
11 November 2014
A triumph of the embalmer's art.
11 November 2014
A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
11 November 2014
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

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