Гор Видал цитаты
Дата рождения: 3. Октябрь 1925
Дата смерти: 31. Июль 2012
Ю́джин Лю́тер Гор Вида́л — американский писатель, эссеист, кино- и театральный драматург, признанный классик американской литературы второй половины XX века. Заметная фигура культурной и политической жизни США на протяжении последних шестидесяти лет.
Цитаты Гор Видал
„How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.“
— Gore Vidal, Julian
Chapter 1, Libanius to Priscus, Antioch March 380
— Gore Vidal, Screening History
Ch. 1: The Prince and the Pauper, p. 5 Sometimes quoted as: Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half.
„Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be.“
— Gore Vidal
Context: Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be. Any individual who is able to raise $25 million to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent oil, or aerospace, or banking, or whatever moneyed entities are paying for him. Certainly he will never represent the people of the country, and they know it. Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.