"A good deed never goes unpunished."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Gore Vidal on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Gore Vidal on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Gore Vidal on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Gore Vidal on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Gore Vidal on Abraham Lincoln
"It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true."
"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."
"Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age."
"In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it, just do it."
"Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith."