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Gore Vidal Quotes

59 Gore Vidal quotes:

"Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin."
"Never have children, only grand children."
"A good deed never goes unpunished."
"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."
"All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world."
"Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults."
"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent."
"Now you have people in Washington who have no interest in the country at all. They're interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian oil."
"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."
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"All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself."
"Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60."
"We must declare ourselves, become known; allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself."
"The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions."
"There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices."
"What other culture could have produced someone like Hemmingway and not seen the joke?"
"Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith."
"Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel."
"That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers."
"Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little."

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