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Free Printable Quotations - Listed Alphabetically by Author Name - English - Social Studies
Gore VIDAL: Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.
Gore VIDAL: Write something, even if it's just a suicide note.
Gore VIDAL: All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
Gore VIDAL: Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
Gore VIDAL: A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
Gore VIDAL: 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 to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Gore VIDAL: Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
Gore VIDAL: The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.
Gore VIDAL: The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
Gore VIDAL: Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Gore VIDAL: A good deed never goes unpunished.
Gore VIDAL: Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.
Baruch Charney VLADECK: Call it Bolshevism or anarchism, but I call it one of the tenets of real Americanism, when the people of the city get together to better their conditions.
Kurt VONNEGUT, Jr.: Your eloquence should be the servant of the ideas in your head.
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