"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."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Gore Vidal on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Gore Vidal on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Gore Vidal on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Gore Vidal on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Gore Vidal on C. S. Lewis
"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."