"In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it, just do it."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Gore Vidal on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Gore Vidal on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Gore Vidal on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Gore Vidal on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Gore Vidal on Dalai Lama
"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."
"Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith."
"The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible."