Gore Vidal was a celebrated American writer, essayist and novelist whose most notable novels include 1946's The City and the Pillar, 1968's Myra Breckinridge 1973's Burr and 1984's Lincoln. He was also known for his numerous acerbic and witty cultural and political essays published in such magazines as the New Statesman, the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Review of Books.
He began a romantic relationship with Howard Austen in 1950. He and Howard remained together until Howard's death in 2003.
According to him, the secret to his 53-year romantic relationship with Howard Austen was because he and Howard did not have sexual relations with each other.
He was an atheist, who saw religion as the greatest problem faced by the human race.
Despite being homosexual, he refused to identify as one. He believed that there are no gay people, only gay sexual acts.
A good deed never goes unpunished.Gore Vidal
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.Gore Vidal
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.Gore Vidal
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.Gore Vidal
As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.Gore Vidal
By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten times over.Gore Vidal
Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.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
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.Gore Vidal
In writing and politicking, it's best not to think about it, just do it.Gore Vidal
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.Gore Vidal
Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.Gore Vidal
That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers.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
The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.Gore Vidal
The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes.Gore Vidal
The theater needs continual reminders that there is nothing more debasing than the work of those who do well what is not worth doing at all.Gore Vidal
We must declare ourselves, become known allow the world to discover this subterranean life of ours which connects kings and farm boys, artists and clerks. Let them see that the important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself.Gore Vidal
Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith.Gore Vidal
was a famous American author, screenwriter, and actor,
who was born on
October 3, 1925. As a person born on this date, Gore Vidal is listed in our database as the 15th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 3) and the 21st most popular for the year (1925).
People born on October 3
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Gore Vidal is the 305th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Gore Vidal's birthday, Gore Vidal is the 2126th most famous American and ranks 4th in famous people born in West Point, New York, U.S.
In general, Gore Vidal ranks as the 3773rd
most popular famous person, and the 98th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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