Gore Vidal, who recently passed away, was a Very Big Name in the literary & culture fields, especially here in America.
I won’t claim to have been a huge fan of his work, as my reading has mostly not been literary fiction.
Even so, as an American, I feel that you have to admire someone who speaks his mind freely, even if you don’t always agree with what he says.
So, in that spirit and in hopes that more people will feel free to speak what they honestly believe, I offer the following lines attributed to Gore Vidal:
“There is not one human problem that could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.”
“I’m exactly as I appear. There is no warm, lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water.”
“The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.”
“The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country–and we haven’t seen them since.”