"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."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Gore Vidal on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Gore Vidal on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Gore Vidal on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Gore Vidal on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Gore Vidal on Winston Churchill
"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."