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Gore Vidal
October 3, 1925 -
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.


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.


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.


There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.


The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.


The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.


Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.


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.


The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.


Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin.


Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.


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.


There's a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to say it all.


A good deed never goes unpunished.


One is sorry one could not have taken both branches of the road. But we were not allotted multiple selves.


The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.


It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.


It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.


Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale.


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