|* Painting - Wrath, Gore Vidal by Sam Hewitt|
"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 used to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests."
- Gore Vidal 2007 PEN/Borders Literary Service Award Winner, 10.23.1925-07.31.2012