Gore Vidal Quotes About Money, Interest, Superstition, Adolescence

Gore Vidal Quotes About Money, Interest, Superstition, Adolescence

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Gore Vidal Quotes:

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

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After adolescence, if one’s life is sufficiently interesting, the desire to tell oneself stories diminishes.

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After the French Revolution, the world money power shifted from Paris to London. For three generations, the British maintained an old-fashioned colonial empire, as well as a modern empire based on London’s primacy in the money markets.

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Americans are future-minded to the point of obsession. We are impatient at living in the present. Tomorrow is bound to be better… next year, next century, always what might be rather than what is. This trait in us makes for ‘progress;’ it also makes for a continuing dissatisfaction.

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Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an I.Q. of 60.

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Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

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Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.

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As a schoolboy, I read most of Carl Sandburg’s six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln.

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As for civil liberties, any one who is not vigilant may one day find himself living, if not in a police state, at least in a police city.

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As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

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At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice.

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Because there is no cosmic point to the life that each of us perceives on this distant bit of dust at the galaxy’s edge… there is all the more reason for us to maintain in proper balance what we have here. Because there is nothing else. No thing. This is it. And quite enough, all in all.

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Both Marx and Christ agree that in this life, a right action is consideration for the welfare of others.

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Envy is the central fact of American life.

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Fifty percent of people won’t vote, and fifty percent don’t read newspapers. I hope it’s the same fifty percent.

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