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Gore Vidal

Data de nascimento: 3. Outubro 1925
Data de falecimento: 31. Julho 2012

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Gore Vidal foi um romancista, dramaturgo, ensaísta, roteirista e ativista político dos Estados Unidos. O seu terceiro romance, A Cidade e o Pilar , causou enorme escândalo entre os críticos e o público mais conservadores por ser um dos primeiros romances que retrataram, sem ambiguidade, a homossexualidade. Foi candidato a cargos políticos duas vezes e teve uma longa carreira como observador e crítico da vida política dos Estados Unidos.

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„Esse rapaz tem um certo senso de justiça. Ele é muito inteligente, e não um louco“

—  Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal, escritor, que assistirá à execução de Timothy McVeigh, condenado à morte pelo atentado de Oklahoma que matou 168 pessoas nos EUA Fonte: Revista IstoÉ Edição 1650

„Se uma pergunta tão irrelevante fosse feita a George Washington, ele teria varado Starr com sua espada, enquanto Abraham Lincoln o teria jogado pela janela.“

—  Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal, escritor americano, referindo-se ao interrogatório do promotor Kenneth Starr sobre a atividade sexual do presidente Clinton; como citado em Revista Veja http://veja.abril.com.br/231298/p_012.html, edição retrospectiva 98, 23/12/98

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„A current pejorative adjective is narcissistic. Generally, a narcissist is anyone better looking than you are, but lately the adjective is often applied to those “liberals” who prefer to improve the lives of others rather than exploit them.“

—  Gore Vidal
1990s, Context: A current pejorative adjective is narcissistic. Generally, a narcissist is anyone better looking than you are, but lately the adjective is often applied to those “liberals” who prefer to improve the lives of others rather than exploit them. Apparently, a concern for others is self-love at its least attractive, while greed is now a sign of the highest altruism. But then to reverse, periodically, the meanings of words is a very small price to pay for our vast freedom not only to conform but to consume. "Growing Up With Gore Vidal," Screening History (1994), p. 24.

„Lennon was somebody who was a born enemy of those who govern the United States. He was everything they hated.“

—  Gore Vidal
2000s, Context: Lennon was somebody who was a born enemy of those who govern the United States. He was everything they hated. So I just say that he represented life, and is admirable; and Mr. Nixon and Mr. Bush represent death, and that is a bad thing. Quoted in the documentary The U.S. vs John Lennon (2006) — video excerpt at The Huffington Post (12 September 2006) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/09/12/video-john-lennon-was-_n_29293.html

„Big oil, big steel, big agriculture avoid the open marketplace.“

—  Gore Vidal
1970s, Homage to Daniel Shays : Collected Essays (1972), Matters of Fact and Fiction : Essays 1973 - 1976 (1978), Context: Big oil, big steel, big agriculture avoid the open marketplace. Big corporations fix prices among themselves and thus drive out of business the small entrepreneur. Also, in their conglomerate form, the huge corporations have begun to challenge the very legitimacy of the state. "The State of the Union" (1978)

„Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be.“

—  Gore Vidal
1990s, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire (1992), Context: Every four years the naive half who vote are encouraged to believe that if we can elect a really nice man or woman President everything will be all right. But it won't be. Any individual who is able to raise $25 million to be considered presidential is not going to be much use to the people at large. He will represent oil, or aerospace, or banking, or whatever moneyed entities are paying for him. Certainly he will never represent the people of the country, and they know it. Hence, the sense of despair throughout the land as incomes fall, businesses fail and there is no redress.

„We should stop going around babbling about how we're the greatest democracy on earth, when we're not even a democracy. We are a sort of militarised republic.“

—  Gore Vidal
2000s, Context: We should stop going around babbling about how we're the greatest democracy on earth, when we're not even a democracy. We are a sort of militarised republic. The founding fathers hated two things, one was monarchy and the other was democracy, they gave us a constitution that saw to it we will have neither. I don't know how wise they were. "Gore Vidal and the Mind of the Terrorist" http://www.abc.net.au/arts/books/stories/s432193.htm, interview by Ramona Koval, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National (November 2001)

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