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"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn. '' gore vidal quotes: author & politcal pundit

""I don't see us winning the war. We have made enemies of one billion Muslims." gore vidal quotes: novelist and commentator

"In almost every case (where the United States has fought wars) our overwhelming commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights has required us to support those regimes that would deny freedom, democracy and human rights to their own people." gore vidal quotes: from his book the decline and fall of the american empire

"I am an obsessive rewriter, doing one draft and then another and another, usually five. In a way, I have nothing to say, but a great deal to add." gore vidal quotes: on writing

"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." gore vidal quotes: on us advertising

"This is not at all bad, except as prose." gore vidal quotes: on writing

"For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? to the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? tso the law of averages?" gore vidal quotes: political pundit and author

"The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death" gore vidal quotes: on religion

"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." gore vidal quotes: on government

"Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies." gore vidal quotes: author and political pundit

"What other culture could have produced someone like Hemmingway and not seen the joke?" gore vidal quotes: on other writers

"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." gore vidal quotes: on corporate america

"Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age." gore vidal quotes: political pundit and sage

" 'Liberal' comes from the Latin liberalis, which means pertaining to a free man. In politics, to be liberal is to want to extend democracy through change and reform. One can see why that word had to be erased from our political lexicon." gore vidal quotes: political commentator, author and essayist

"Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60" gore vidal quotes: on andy warhol

"As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests." gore vidal quotes on language

"If most men and women were forced to rely upon physical charm to attract lovers, their sexual lives would be not only meager but in a youth-worshiping country like America, painfully brief." gore vidal quotes: politcal pundit and sage

" When the white race broke out of Europe 500 years ago, it did many astounding things all over the globe. Inspired by a raging sky-god, the whites were able to pretend that their conqueats were in order to bring the One God to everyone, particularly those with older and subtler religions." gore vidal quotes: on religions

" Thomas Paine, when asked his religion, said he subscribed only to the religion of humanity." gore vidal quotes: on religion

"He will lie even when it is inconvenient, the sign of the true artist." gore vidal quotes: on artists

"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.: gore vidal quotes: on democracy

"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates." gore vidal quotes: on politcs

"As dumb as this administration is, they don't look ahead. They don't know where any countries are. They don't know how to make deals. They don't really know much about anything. There is no plan." gore vidal quotes: on the administration

I don't want anything. I don't want a job. I don't want to be respectable. I don't want prizes. I turned down the National Institute of Arts and Letters when I was elected to it in 1976 on the grounds that I already belonged to the Diners Club. gore vidal quotes: author and political pundit

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the best quotes of author gore vidal

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