Gore Vidal Quotes

Best 22 Other Quotes by Gore Vidal

“A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.”

“Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an IQ of 60.”

“As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.”

“I sometimes think it is because they are so bad at expressing themselves verbally that writers take to pen and paper in the first place.”

“I suspect that one of the reasons we create fiction is to make sex exciting.”

“I’m not sentimental about anything. Life flows by, and you flow with it or you don’t. Move on and move out.”

“It is not enough merely to win; others must lose.”

“Love is a fan club with only two fans.”

“Monotheism is easily the greatest disaster to befall the human race.”

“Never have children, only grandchildren.”

“Southerners make good novelists: they have so many stories because they have so much family.”

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”

“The American press exists for one purpose only, and that is to convince Americans that they are living in the greatest and most envied country in the history of the world. The Press tells the American people how awful every other country is and how wonderful the United States is and how evil communism is and how happy they should be to have freedom to buy seven different sorts of detergent.”

“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.”

“The unfed mind devours itself.”

“There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.”

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“High-quality and transparent data, clearly documented, timely rendered, and publicly available are the sine qua non of competent public health management. During a pandemic, reliable and comprehensive data are critical for determining the behavior of the pathogen, identifying vulnerable populations, rapidly measuring the effectiveness of interventions, mobilizing the medical community around cutting-edge disease management, and inspiring cooperation from the public.

The shockingly low quality of virtually all relevant data pertinent to COVID-19, and the quackery, the obfuscation, the cherrypicking and blatant perversion would have scandalized, offended, and humiliated every prior generation of American public health officials.

Too often, Dr. Fauci was at the center of these systemic deceptions. The 'mistakes' were always in the same direction — inflating the risks of coronavirus and the safety and efficacy of vaccines.”

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“There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party… and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat.”

“Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.”

“We are the United States of Amnesia, we learn nothing because we remember nothing.”

“Write something, even if it's just a suicide note.”

“Write what you know will always be excellent advice for those who ought not to write at all. Write what you think, what you imagine, what you suspect!”

“You can't really succeed with a novel anyway; they're too big. It's like city planning. You can't plan a perfect city because there's too much going on that you can't take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have.”

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“I don't read books by people who have betrayed the Motherland.”

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