Tuesday, November 11, 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.
Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. repr. In A View from the Diner's Club (1991). "Gods and Greens," Observer (London, August 27, 1989).