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Gore Vidal
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.

Gore Vidal
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.

Gore Vidal
The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress you need a religion if you are terrified of death

Gore Vidal
I'm a born-again atheist.

Gore Vidal
There is something about a bureaucrat that does not like a poem.

Gore Vidal
Laughing at someone else is an excellent way of learning how to laugh at oneself and questioning what seem to be the absurd beliefs of another group is a good way of recognizing the potential absurdity of many of one's own cherished beliefs.

Gore Vidal
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.

Gore Vidal
Of course, it is possible for any citizen with time to spare, and a canny eye, to work out what is actually going on, but for the many there is not time, and the network news is the only news even though it may not be news at all but only a series of flashing fictions...

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