Thursday, January 12, 2006

Random Transmissions 10 ~ Gore Vidal

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.

Write something, even if it's just a suicide note.

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

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

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel.

I'm a born-again atheist.

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.

I like the way you always manage to state the obvious with a sense of real discovery.

I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.

I have found that there is no attitude so bizarre that one will not encounter it sooner or later if one travels far enough.

1 comment:

aguy said...

Gore Vidal had style. We need people like that.