"Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Gore Vidal on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Gore Vidal on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Gore Vidal on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Gore Vidal on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Gore Vidal on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."