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Gore Vidal

Top 10 Best Quotes

“How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.”

“History is idle gossip about a happening whose truth is lost the instant it has taken place.”

“Traitors who prevail are patriots; usurpers who succeed are divine emperors.”

“Never offend an enemy in a small way.”

“Nothing human is finally calculable; even to ourselves we are strange.”

“On the throne of the world, any delusion can become fact.”

“How hungrily we read about ourselves!”

“We are given our place in time as we are given our eyes: weak, strong, clear, squinting, the thing is not ours to choose. Well, this has been a squinting, walleyed time to be born in.”

“Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.”

“Since nothing is free, to each his price.”

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