Gore Vidal Quotes Photo By David Shankbone
Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of choice Gore Vidal quotes.
‘A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.’
‘Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.’
‘Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an I.Q. of 60.’
‘Never have children, only grandchildren.’
‘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.’
‘Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.’
‘On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.’
‘Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they’re scraping the top of the barrel.’
‘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.’
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