Gore Vidal (born October 3, 1925) is an American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and political activist.
He was also known for his debating skills. I distinctly recall Buckley threatening to punch Gore Vidal in his nose,…
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a *** –Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal's villa is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited, let alone had the…
They all were after carter, as Gore vidal says.
"A democracy is a place where numerous elections are held, at great cost, without issues, and with interchangeable candida…
"An honest politician will die broke."--Gore Vidal.
Some waspish grandees: Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Freddie Mercury, Julian Clary only one still alive 🙌)
To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil —Gore Vidal, Esquire Magazine, 1961
Gore Vidal said they were two sides of the same Property Party 40 years ago. So, is the answer "More than 40 years?"
Gore Vidal's kissed way more boys than I have
Having no talent is no longer enough. -- Gore Vidal
“We are the United States of Amnesia, we learn nothing because we remember nothing.” —Gore Vidal:
Didn't he once write of Gore Vidal "He was too clever for films and novels, so…
..why's he glooming on about past/our "weight". he's turning into a bargain basement Gore Vi…
Joe McCarthy's point man with the man who threatened to plaster Gore Vidal so he'd stay plastered - but th…
✍ Gore Vidal —. The most interesting thing about writing is the way that it obliterates time. Three hours seems like th…
Wait a second...Griffin Dunne is a much better choice to play Gore Vidal than Spacey!
In 2017 political discourse Jesse Ventura is Gore Vidal's replacement lol
Face the Nation - Boy George, Jerry Falwell, Gore Vidal, Leslie Stahl - ... via dayyyum its 2017 now same
Kevin Spacey to play Gore Vidal in Netflix biopic GORE for THE BEST OF ME director Michael Hoffman
News: Gore Vidal's award-winning political thriller will tour the country from September
William F. Buckley was a clown. Respect to Gore Vidal.
Rawls, Nozick and Gore Vidal on envy via
He needs to get to rumble around in Walter Cronkite's old basement for Gore Vidal's blips.
have you ever read Gore Vidal's Burr, and if so how do you feel about his depiction of the Founding Fathers?
Sorry Keith not just GOP in America First. Such well-known Nazis as JFK, Gore Vidal and Norman Thomas were too. Crack a book
Gore Vidal somewhere in his Timothy McVeigh writings doom-mongered even stronger re mountain rebels impending. civil war
As in all cases (ref.Tony Blair), it's the singer not the song. Gore Vidal thought man-boy love a Greek ideal - that was OK!
A Gore Vidal fake marriage would be heavenly. 😂
Gore Vidal said it all first, in complete, grammatically correct sentences. Prescient for 7 decades, his 4 favorite words; "I told you so."
You really spoke to Gore Vidal? 😍 Oh that he were alive to see this day, and totally undermine it!
I once had to check a reference with Gore Vidal - who could be difficult - and he was lovely!
forgot Gore Vidal was a stalbans boy
I would have been Gore Vidal's beard in a heartbeat if I had been her.
Headcold Day 4 – sickbed reading has been Gore Vidal's 1956 story collection A THIRSTY EVIL, from just before his heart began to scab over.
[명언]Never have children, only grandchildren. (Gore Vidal)
Plz include an article about Gore Vidal's Secret, Unpublished Love Letter To Anaïs Nin by Kim!
"Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality" - Gore Vidal
For certain people, after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex.-- Gore Vidal
“There's only 1 party in the United States, the Property Party & it has two right wings: & Gore…
Reminds me of gore vidal giving advice to someone 'my advice is go somewhere for 4 yrs and get a personality'
Not curious at all. Watch Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley Jr. 1968
i like to think of you as our modern day Gore Vidal
The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so. - Gore Vidal
It makes me think of Gore Vidal- "a writer doesnt see the future, they see the present". This novel is special
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 Reanimated Corpses of Bill Buckley and Gore Vidal Stalk the Land, Refusing to Acknowledge the Current Political Climate
I think if William Buckley Jr was alive and saw the critical reasoning skills of the he'd just beat himself to…
Gore Vidal called '45-'50 our golden age, in every way, specifically culturally; the only time the US was not at war, with anyone.
Gore Vidal became europeanized and remained quintessentially American. This is precisely why the European Union works; united individuals.
5 of 5 stars to Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
And you can have Vidal. His ideas and more. I will set him free. I will give you Gore
asks Gore Vidal is he will run 4 the Senate. He unsuccessfully challenged Jerry Brown 4 Democrat nomination in CA
Everybody's wondering what Hunter S. Thompson would say about this mess. I'm more curious about Gore Vidal's take on our current predicament
Reminds me of the greatest burn of all time. Mailer decked Gore Vidal at a party. Vidal: "Words fail Norman Mailer yet again."
Check out this book: "Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal" by Jay Parini
. At least Bill Buckley and Gore Vidal were well educated,well spoken, but at the same time could get down right pissy.
Gore Vidal's view about *** marriage were so premature for the 60s. Inspiring to see how he put himself out there in front of the world.
I can't wait to quote, the day after the election, what Gore Vidal said were the four most beautiful words in the English language.
Gore Vidal interview, "Patriotism is the last resort of the scoundrel." The United States vs. John Lennon. (2006) Nixon & a new demographic
I read Noam Chomsky. I like some of Gore Vidal's stuff.
Brooks Clift, Tru Capote, Gore Vidal, we all lost major parts of our lives losing Monty and Tallulah
I'm just sitting here trying to figure out which one of you is Gore Vidal and which one is William F. Buckley Jr.
I'm a bit late on this, but we need more of doing his William F. Buckley/Gore Vidal. Asking for a bunch of friends.
Just watched on Netflix Great doco on the original discoverers of the futility of TV debate. Bill Buckley & Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal was really a head of his time. And Noam Chomsky predicted the flow of our economy. People are still far right though? Wow
Opening to a random page of Gore Vidal's collected essays I find, "Herndon suspected that Lincoln might have given Mary Todd syphilis."
I wanna go to 1968 right after WFB called Gore Vidal a *** and tell WFB that in 50 years Milo has his job.
"Madeline Albright is the worst Secretary of State in U.S. history." Gore Vidal
“"Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double ever…”
No "US of amnesia" regarding insults of says on channeling
“The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning...” ~ Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically by definition be disqualified from ever doing so. ok
When I say 'president,' I still mean Roosevelt - wisely, I think.
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you thin...
Just on phone with Dave Groil, infamous writer of TNY tug boat capt profile and 9-part series on grains, re: Gore Vidal..
Whenever a friend suceeds, a little something in me dies -- Gore Vidal quotes
The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself. � GORE VIDAL
Netflix thinks that, because I watched a documentary on Gore Vidal, I also want to watch “Sling Blade”. I do but what’s the connection?
That one time Gore Vidal shaded Burt Reynolds by calling him a "truck driver" at a party full of actors.
I love Gore Vidal to a potentially injurious degree.
I'm still laughing, days later, recalling such a gorgeous ordering of words (again, from Gore Vidal);
So, this pretty much explains why Gore Vidal was cast to play the Harris Wofford-y character in Bob Roberts.
Gore Vidal was not only one of the great writers our time, but a brilliant defender of democratic traditions. -B
If you're ever in need of inspiration just remember that Gore Vidal topped Jack Kerouac.
Heads up, ACT holds auds for 'The Best Man' by Gore Vidal, May 9-10, stay tuned for the official announcement.
Gore Vidal and William Buckley just before their 1968 debate on ABC (during the Democratic Party Convention).
This meet a man always evaluating the American condition, Gore Vidal:
McCain is significant in the sense that he has no significance at all on an...
The United States has one party. The property party. And it has two right wings: Republicans and Democrats -Gore Vidal
In my final lighting round at National History Bowl, I swept a category on Gore Vidal.
I managed to hang with him on a few occasions one of which involved Gore Vidal.
William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal. The two personalities that defines the two sides of a coin !
What I like least about myself is my belligerence.
Politics' is made up of two words. 'Poli,' which is Greek for 'many,' and 'tics,' which are bloodsucking insects. Gore Vidal
I don't even read most reviews, unless there is a potential lawsuit on view-Gore Vidal
I'm a fervent foe of water pollution, whether it is our own Hudson River or...
Pulled Gore Vidal's Burr off the shelf, discovered receipt from my favorite bookstore -- turn a corner, wander wild
By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten ti...
Gore Vidal: "I said that Ronald Reagan was a juvenile actor in the sense that that is pretty much what he was cast as."
There's a lot to be said for being nouveau riche, and the Reagans mean to s...
It is true, as Sartre once wrote, referring to French Army atrocities in Al...
Gore Vidal has been a friend of mine for years, and he's one of the greates...
Each writer is born with a repertory company in his head. Gore Vidal
Michael Enright says if you like Gore Vidal, then Jay Parini's book "Empire Self" is an absolute must!
Gore Vidal, Tom Hayden, Barbara Ehrenreich & others on the Democratic Party from 2000 and the song remains the same
My column on the Old Firm - definitely the only one to feature Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal and the Leyton Buzzards.
"I seem to recall a story that Marvin Hamlish related to George Plimpton at Gore Vidal's birthday party for...
Gore Vidal reviewing the pulp fiction of moonlighting E. Howard Hunt in 1973
Arturo Vidal? Bayern would be better off playing Gore Vidal.
Noam Chomsky, James Baldwin, Christopher Hitchens, William Buckley Jr, Gore Vidal, Martin Luther King Jr. All gone and who do we have now?
Saw a brilliant movie on yesterday, the 'Best of enemies'! William F Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal had some mighty scraps!
Any chance we'll see anything like the 1968 Bill Buckley / Gore Vidal debates during this year's conventions?. (No lack of crypto-fascists)
Something like a cross between Gore Vidal and George RR Martin would be the aim, between Archer and (insert crap fantasy writer) the result.
Have you seen "Best of Enemies"? Gore Vidal & William F. Buckley Jr 1968 debates are the stuff of brilliance. Watch.
I can't watch the William F Buckley Jr vs Gore Vidal documentary without being overpowered by a desire to punch both of them in the face.
I see both sides on controversy ...modern day William F Buckley Jr vs Gore Vidal .
Best of Enemies was an awesome doc. Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr.'s legendary debates pretty much started modern political punditry.
Saw "Best of Enemies" (2015), a doc about the 1968 political convention debates of William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal. 3.5 of 4 stars.
Really interesting piece going into Gore Vidal's hyperactive, to say the least, sex life & understanding him thru it
Kelsey Grammer as Bill Buckley and John Lithgow as Gore Vidal and everything about this is FLAWLESS.
dicho eso, Gore Vidal alguna vez dijo, "the three most depressing words in English are Joyce Carol Oates" ;=)
''All Reagan ever wanted out of life was to be Glen Ford. His ambitions never went higher!'' - Gore Vidal
parisreview: Gore Vidal discusses the South with Eudora Welty.
Late to the game but that Gore Vidal doc was great. Steve Coogan should play him in a movie.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. Gore Vidal.
Delicious Q! Gore Vidal & John Steinbeck for clarity; JK Rowling & EB White for imagination; and Carlos Ruiz Zafon for suspense!
Eek-a-Mouse and Gore Vidal plus plenty of the beautiful game - podcast from the last World Football Phone In;.
Yes, Gore Vidal's 'whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies' is amusing but self-avowedly self-defeating.
"Writing fiction has become a priestly business in countries that have lost their faith." Gore Vidal
Just Googled it. It wasn't Oscar Wilde. It was Gore Vidal. Dammit. I've been so wrong recently. Sorry
Gore Vidal had an obsession with being remembered:
Can also trace the decline of the public intellectual: Jean-Paul Sartre, Arnold Toynbee, Marshall McLuhan, Gore Vidal all interviewed in 60s
Review I wrote of the new Gore Vidal biography. He was kind of a drunk.
Jay Parini remembers friend Gore Vidal in “Empire of Self”
Jay Parini remembers good friend Gore Vidal in “Empire of Self”
"Poor Norman. He is still the young John Garfield, with a fiddle & a dream..." --Gore Vidal on Norman Mailer in letter to Louis Auchincloss
"The most impressive thing about him was his will to power": on Jay Parini's new bio'phy of Gore Vidal
"His narcissism skewed his life in unattractive ways": Jay Parini on Gore Vidal in his new biography
‘Empire of Self’: An Interview on the Life of Gore Vidal | Flavorwire
.has a terrific interview w/ Jay Parini about his upcoming book 'Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal.'
Gore Vidal biographer Jay Parini on his revolutionary friend: "[He] could be such an ***
Born on this day in 1925 was Gore Vidal, West Point NY, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), (d. 2012).
In 1968 William Buckley realized he had made a fool of himself by calling Gore Vidal a *** " Now conservatives celebrate i…
But why does anyone care? It's not Norman Mailer vs Gore Vidal. No wit, no punches, no substance, just pomposity. (2/2)
Ronnie Graham (MASH) had a comedy song with these lyrics. What would William F Buckley do as a bull? Gore Vidal, Gore Vidal
‘Best of Enemies’ Provides a View of Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley and the 1960s From the Bathroom - In These Times
VIDEO: My segment on discussing the epic TV debates bt William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal ht…
People I would like to write like: Clive James, Robert Hughes, Simon Schama, Gore Vidal, with a dash of Hitchens and Paglia 4 mongrel value.
Following in Gore Vidal's footsteps, Abby Martin details the history and present-day machinations of the US hegemon.
Gore Vidal on American Imperialism, Bought Politicians, and the War on Terror
"Art is not a democracy. In fact, art is the enemy of democracy." -Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal (left) and Paul Newman in a trailer after one of Gore's vitriolic televised debates with…
This book is Gore Vidal's visual memoir of his remarkable and famously well-lived life. In this…
"Never turn down the opportunity to have sex, or be on television.". - Gore Vidal.
I think The Weathermen have infiltrated the Fed. If Gore Vidal were alive he might have had a better explanation
By and large history tends to be rather poor fiction. —Gore Vidal
Missing Gore Vidal. At least I have an engaging new book, so this is something.
Howard Austen said of Gore Vidal's sexuality, "If he's straight or even bisexual, I'm Genghis Khan."
There is no more dishonest chronicler of the life of Gore Vidal than Gore Vidal.
In the narrative of the life of Gore Vidal, Howard Austen more than anyone is the voice of wisdom, wit, and brutal honesty.
'Best of Enemies' about William F Buckley and Gore Vidal. one to watch.
If you enjoyed the you will LOVE the 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia'.
"Every time a friend succeeds, something inside me dies." - Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal (left) and William F. Buckley Jr. (far right) stars of new documentary Best of Enemies…
Life of smug *** Gore Vidal proves conservatives' comity and are more pleasant, viz., "crypto-nazi" Bill Buckley
The National Review has published an article about Gore Vidal. I don't think this would go down well if he were here:
is at 6.15. Doc about 1968 debates between Gore Vidal & William F. Buckley Jr. .
I love these little Arteta appearances. Reminds me of Gore Vidal. Show up for 15min, dominate the discussion, *** everyone off, win, leave.
The Self-Contradictions of Gore Vidal Supposed progressive who behaved as a reactionary
Gore Vidal: Write something, even if it's just a suicide note. |
Commenting on the death of Truman Capote, Gore Vidal described it as "a wise career move."
The late Gore Vidal, as Queen – a smart, just, but somewhat crotchety and snipish one.
Before Q&A, Fox News, CNN there was Gore Vidal & Bill Buckley Jr, the very BEST OF ENEMIES. Revel in this gripping political docu, out now!
The Best of Enemies documentary about Bill Buckley & Gore Vidal is worth a watch for anyone who enjoys political or media history.
"I knew that asking William F. Buckley Jr. abt Gore Vidal was something that was Simply Not Done”
Alas no. As with 'Nobel Laureate' Henry Kissinger, "Satire is dead" (Gore Vidal)
Great and insightful review of the new documentary on the Bill Buckley-Gore Vidal debates
ABC's 1968 debate series between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative Bill Buckley ushered in our era of "pundit television."
Gore Vidal as novelist: Any bloody good or no bloody good at all?
Review in of Jay Parini's new biography of Gore Vidal:
'The Life of Gore Vidal' 'prurient and patronising with a touch of tenderness'. Another great review
On Jay Parini's Gore Vidal biography, which plays its part in ensuring that future generations read Vidal:
Jay Parini argues that Gore Vidal "re-imagined American history with ferocity and style"
Gore Vidal eviscerates Ayn Rand and the *** like Paul Ryan who venerate her.
Gore Vidal - A new documentary about to be aired which should be lively to say the least. His spats with Capote...
I'm thinkin when WFB went off on Gore Vidal, that guy? Whittaker Chambers' Great rough beast still slouches.
The legacy of the mutual hatred of Gore Vidal and William Buckley: (by Jim Holt,
That time Gore Vidal called for a Soviet-American alliance to beat back the Asian hordes.
Hilariously snotty article in the Times comparing the Taylor/Nicki feud unfavourably with that of Gore Vidal and William F Buckley.
LGBT recommended reads: Tales of the City series by Armistead Maupin, The Night Listener by Maupin, The City & the Pillar by Gore Vidal.
Gore Vidal debated William F. Buckley and people enjoyed the DEBATE.Richard Millhouse Nixon and John F. Kennedy had a debate onT.V.
I hope the papers reveal once and for all whether he was Aaron Burr's son! (Sorry, Gore Vidal made me ask that.)
Photos: From a Young Joan Collins to a Beachy Susan Sarandon, the Women of Gore Vidal | Vanity Fair
Just had some carrots for lunch. Sitting down to read The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal now.
.2. Someone who cites Gore Vidal as if he's an objective sort of guy...yeah, physician heal thyself. .
Best of Enemies: How the Gore Vidal & William F. Buckley Jr. debates shaped the future of political discourse
Gore Vidal called it Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace and of course he too was thinking of Orwell. You can't not.
Is it ok to put Gore Vidal books beside books written by William F. Buckley Jr?
Rough Justice for Thieves Fall Out, written by Gore Vidal, published by
Post gym sub way reading. The City and The Pillar by Gore Vidal. Book number 8 of 2015.
That's weird. None of Gore Vidal's novels appear to be available on
Quote of the day: "There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise." -- Gore …
Know you said nonfiction, but Gore Vidal's BURR is good for atmosphere / seeing T Jefferson as an ***
I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults. - Gore Vidal
"I like to think I have depths of insincerity yet unplumbed." Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal on Whitlam: It was an unusual experiment, for Oz to choose as its PM its most intelligent man. It will not, I fea…
"A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.". - Gore Vidal
To paraphrase Gore Vidal, “Tom Cotton has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty.”
Here's a video from my interview with the legendary late Gore Vidal on Aaron Burr.
.Gore Vidal liked to quote Spiro Agnew calling the United States "the best nation in the country."
"They put melons on their *** first man to fall off loses". "Right and who won, Gore Vidal, or Dr Jonathan Miller?" htt…
It's somewhere in the sweet middle between Charlie Rose interviewing Gore Vidal and a COPS domestic disturb interview
I got my reading sorted while I'm on acc. Ted Heath's bio, St Thomas More's Utopia, and some Gore Vidal
Kickstarter idea: Fanzine about William F.Buckley threatening to slug Gore Vidal for calling him a crypto-fascist. 400 pages on gold leaf.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR in for a very nasty surprise at the end of Suddenly, Last Summer (1958). Co-stars: Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn, Mercedes McCambridge and Albert Dekker. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, screenplay by Gore Vidal (based on the eponymous Tennessee Williams play).
I enjoyed this exchange of letters between Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal
4 days into the snow storm I have been reduced to constructing sock puppets of Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal
Not the Most Important Issue, but as Gore Vidal once said, “Never turn down an opportunity to go on TV”
'Vicious' quote by Gore Vidal. “Little Bush … says we are at war on terror, but that is a metaphor, though I...
Enjoyed watching "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia" documentary. So fun to listen to ...
It started with their hero, Gore Vidal.
My mom and my grandma are huge libs. My late grandmother on my dad's side made Rush Limbaugh look like Gore Vidal.
Well, this has been a squinting, walleyed time to be born in." . — Gore Vidal
"Advertising... the only art form we ever invented in America." - Gore Vidal
We dont even know what our cage looks like because we have never seen it from the outside - Gore Vidal
And now I'm watching a documentary about Gore Vidal...
"It's not enough to succeed, others should fail"- Gore Vidal
The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country - and we haven't seen them since. - Gore Vidal
"When the country can't see stupid, that's the end of The Republic" Gore Vidal
"Washington fought for property. Lincoln created the Nation-State. Truman militarized it, & from then we've been on the march." (Gore Vidal)
Sorry, I really don't do funny or sports. I'm sure you will enjoy my Gore Vidal costume on an several intellectual levels.
Never have children, only grandchildren.' �Gore Vidal
The 2000 fiasco that was v. Gore Vidal aptly labeled it the "death of the Republic."
"Never have children, only grandchildren." - Gore Vidal.
50th Anniversary kicks off this weekend with Gore Vidal's "The Best Man!"
Epics are well *** Charlton Heston put his vest on and Gore Vidal kind of ***
Paraphrase Gore Vidal: Americans don't care about anything that happened the day before yesterday.
Is this an Iranian flag pin that Hitchens is wearing? From a Gore Vidal documentary.
“At the end, there are only words and their arrangement” Gore Vidal
This is a simple fact: nobody has ever read a book by Gore Vidal.
Also watched the Gore Vidal doc on Netflix. Was great. Also saw John Dies At The End. Not bad at all. Fun. Same dude that did the Phantasms.
Word of the Day Friday, October 10, 2014 Ci-devant: \seeduh-VAHN\ Adjective: 1. French. Former: Used especially in reference to a retired officeholder. Quotes: 1. This self-indulgent aristo, the ci-devant banker Amédé Vincent, who had expiated his villainies upon the guillotine, was known to have been successful in abstracting the bulk of his ill-gotten wealth and concealing it somewhere...---Baroness Emmuska Orczy, The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel , 1919 2. …she had been Eisenhower's turbulent ambassador, single-handedly saving Italy from Communism, blissfully unaware that Italian Communists has little interest in leveling the classes—her great fear—and little sympathy for the ci-devant Soviet Union.---Gore Vidal, "The Woman Behind the Women," The New Yorker, May 26, 1997 Origin: Ci-devant comes from the French word of the same spelling which literally means "heretofore."
That's Martin Short as Gore Vidal (and Joe Flaherty as the announcer at the beginning)!
During the late 60's and early 70's, The *** Cavett Show was beloved by critics and hailed as an intelligent alternative to the other more frothy interview shows. In addition to the standard-fare of celebrities, he often booked controversial and opinionated guests like Gore Vidal, Timothy Leary and…
Happy bday to Thomas Wolfe, Elizabeth Jenkins, Gore Vidal & James Herriot. Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage" pubd this day in 1895.
The footage of the Norman Mailer-Gore Vidal debate on The *** Cavett Show in THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT is great.
Worth a repost. Gore Vidal: "I'm in favour of Scotland finding itself again."
Every other sin offers some gratification, if only in its early stages, but envy is an empty and desolating experience from beginning to end. It is the meanest sin in the book, which is why few people ever own up to it. François de La Rochefoucauld captured its joyless secrecy in 1665: “We often pride ourselves on even the most criminal passions, but envy is a timid and shame-faced passion we never dare acknowledge.” Virginia Woolf thought it was the besetting sin of writers, and Gore Vidal agreed with her. Whenever a friend succeeded, he wrote, a little something in him died; for him it was not enough to succeed—others had to fail. Vidal’s spleen captures both aspects of envy: sorrow at another’s good and satisfaction at another’s misfortune, what the Germans call Schadenfreude, shame-joy, pleasure in the distress of others. The most obvious symptom of envy is malice. However witty and entertaining you may find their skilful dismembering of the reputations of others, you can be certain that ...
if you like Augustus by John Williams you will love Julian by Gore Vidal
I share one with Jack Wagner, Gore Vidal and Al Sharpton. Talk about non sequitur
What would Anerican historical literature be without Gore Vidal?. My childhood without Charles Nelson Reilley and Paul Lynde on TV?
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen Donaldson. A Search For The King by Gore Vidal. Elidor by Alan Garner.
"One evil empire down, one to go. - Gore Vidal, when asked his opinion on the fall of the Soviet Union
Photo| Rex Reed and Raquel Welch in the bizarre and pretty unwatchable Myra Breckenridge, based on Gore Vidal's book.
Watching 'Gore Vidal: The Unites States of Amnesia' on - fascinating.
Fred Kaplan to Brian Lamb on Gore Vidal: “He was a creator of fiction in the present to suit the reality that he wanted it to be.”
My favourite fb quiz: Douglas Adams meets Gore Vidal. Paul Thompson think you'll like this
John McCain is a bonehead. Gore Vidal said McCain's brain rattles when he walks.. (and that's being too nice). A hardy h…
Photo: this scene in Ben-Hur between Chuck Heston & Stephen Boyd has a *** subtext provided by writer Gore Vidal.
How a young Aussie film-maker got up close+ personal with the late + great American provocateur, Gore Vidal.
"I was on assignment: spend six weeks on the and find out who Gore Vidal slept with."
Gore Vidal. Bob Dylan. Spalding Gray. Sam Shepard. Bill Lederer. John Ritter. Changed my life. (In real life.)
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