Quotes by Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal

American writer and criticus

Alive from: 1925-

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.
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    Our form of democracy is bribery, on the highest scale.
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    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.
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    Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.
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    Style is knowing who you are, what to say, and not giving a damn.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.
    Source: The New York Review of Books (20 April 1972)
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    The only thing that I react really violently to is being misquoted.
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    The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.
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    The United States is a madhouse.
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    There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
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    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.
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    There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.
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    Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
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