Tag Archives: Gore Vidal

TRAILER: Best Of Enemies

Vulture raves: You might see a film about William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal’s ten televised debates during the 1968 presidential conventions as an opportunity to bask in eloquent, pointed repartee. You might also enjoy the spectacle of two of the foremost intellectuals of their time coming very close to physically beating the crap out of each other. You might ...

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Gore Vidal Quote Farm

Pithy, withering, astute, bold narcissist. Nobody tossed out bon mots like Gore Vidal. Here are just a few. “It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.” “The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country — and we haven’t seen them since.” “Fifty percent of people won’t vote, and fifty percent don’t read newspapers. I hope ...

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Gore Vidal Gave Us Crazy Eyes?

“I was reading this snotty novel called ‘Burr,’ by Gore Vidal, and read how he mocked our Founding Fathers. And as a reasonable, decent, fair-minded person who happened to be a Democrat, I thought, ‘You know what? What he’s writing about, this mocking of people that I revere, and the country that I love, and that I would lay my ...

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Gore Vidal Dead At 86

Legendary and pioneering gay author, actor, atheist, playwright, screenwriter, failed Senate candidate, Tony nominee, and all-around badass Gore Vidal has died at the age of 86. Vidal was preceded in death by Howard Austen, his partner of 53 years, and will be buried next to him in Washington DC’s Rock Creek Cemetery. Vidal died Tuesday at his home in the ...

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HomoQuotable – Gore Vidal

“She is too stupid to deserve an answer.” – Gore Vidal, responding to Michele Bachmann’s claim that she became a Republican after being horrified by Vidal’s “trashing” of the Founding Fathers in his 1973 novel, Burr.

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HomoQuotable – Gore Vidal

“We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together. Obama would have been better off focusing on educating the American people. His problem is being over-educated. He doesn’t realise how dim-witted and ignorant his audience is. Benjamin Franklin said that the system would fail because of the corruption of the people and ...

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HomoQuotable – Gore Vidal

“Now, to Newsweek’s obituary of this late dishonorable American in which my editor-friend assures me that his brain-dead son Christopher had a hand: “Buckley bridled at bullies.” And who was the bully in context? Myself. He was also an expert at changing indefensible contexts. Buckley maintained that I supported revolutionaries who favored murdering U.S. Marines. Yet all the talk of ...

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