Gore Vidal Quotes
This might explain why Obama gave billions to Wall Street crooks, and dragged the Iraq and Afghan wars on and on.Happily for the busy lunatics who rule over us, we are permanently the United States of Amnesia. We learn nothing because we remember nothing… We have ceased to be a nation under law but instead a homeland where the withered Bill of Rights, like a dead trumpet vine, clings to our pseudo-Roman columns.
People are worse educated than they used to be. Certainly they are not very interested in reading books, as opposed to watching television, movies. They are used to getting things through the eye and the ear. In a small way, literature goes on being written, but few people like it. Once it’s bureaucratized by the schoolteachers, the game’s up.
I Must warn you, Iris, that I’m not a believer. And though I’m sure that the revelations of other men must be a source of infinite satisfaction to them, individually, I shouldn’t for one second be so presumptuous as to make a choice among the many thousands of recorded revelations of truth, accepting one at the expense of all the others: I might so easily choose wrong and get into eternal trouble. And you must admit that the selection is wide, and dangerous to the amateur.