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 Gore Vidal - “It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of”
 Gore Vidal - “Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.”
 Gore Vidal - “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.”
 Gore Vidal - “The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.”
 Gore Vidal - “I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.”
 Gore Vidal - “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.”
 Gore Vidal - “That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers.”
 Gore Vidal - “Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.”
 Gore Vidal - “There's a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to say it all.”
 Gore Vidal - “One is sorry one could not have taken both branches of the road. But we were not allotted multiple selves.”
 Gore Vidal - “Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60.”
 Gore Vidal - “Write something, even if it's just a suicide note.”
 Gore Vidal - “In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.”
 Gore Vidal - “There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.”
 Gore Vidal - “Rome... at its most decadent, had never thought of hiring an actor to go through the motions of being an emperor while the Praetorian Guard ruled.”
 Gore Vidal - “Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.”
 Gore Vidal - “Trust a nitwit society like this one to think that there are only two categories - fag and straight.”
 Gore Vidal - “It makes no difference whom you vote for -- the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.”
 Gore Vidal - “Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.”
 Gore Vidal - “To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.”
 Gore Vidal - “It is marvelous indeed to watch on television the rings of Saturn close and to speculate on what we may yet find at galaxy's edge. But in the process, we have lost the human element not to mention the high hope of those quaint days when flight would create ''one world.'' Instead of one world, we have ''star wars,'' and a future in which dumb dented human toys will drift mindlessly about the cosmos long after our small planet's dead.”
 Gore Vidal - “All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.”
 Gore Vidal - “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.”
 Gore Vidal - “In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it, just do it.”
 Gore Vidal - “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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