Does one ever read a politician's books?

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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Everything's wrong on Wikipedia.

FBI slaughter of the innocents at Waco was a model Jacobin enterprise.

It is a paradox of the acquisitive society in which we now live that although private morals are regulated by law, the entrepreneur is allowed considerable freedom to use - and abuse - the public in order to make money.

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

Most children tell themselves stories in which they figure as powerful figures, enjoying the pleasures not only of the adult world as they conceive it but of a world of wonders unlike dull reality.

I've yet to read a memoir by anyone I've known at all well that came anywhere near to the truth.

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

As long as any group within the society deliberately maintains its identity it is, or should be, a fair target for satire—both for its own good and for the society's.

History is idle gossip about a happening whose truth is lost the instant it has taken place.

What other culture could have produced someone like Hemmingway and not seen the joke?

When I say 'president,' I still mean Roosevelt - wisely, I think.

I think I have a normal threshold of anger, but it's true that I am, by nature, belligerent.

We affect one another quite enough merely by existing. Whenever the stars cross, or is it comets? fragments pass briefly from one orbit to another. On rare occasions there is total collision, but most often the two simply continue without incident, neither losing more than a particle to the other, in passing.

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