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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Gore Vidal; My Kind of Patrician 1925-2012

* 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

1 comment:

  1. He told it like he saw it, hitting on truth more often than not. This quote is happening Now.

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