"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Gore Vidal on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Gore Vidal on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Gore Vidal on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Gore Vidal on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Gore Vidal on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."