"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Gore Vidal on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Gore Vidal on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Gore Vidal on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Gore Vidal on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Gore Vidal on Joseph Stalin
"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."