Gore Vidal, 1925-2012

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Article in the NYT: Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer

Excerpt: Gore Vidal, the elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization, died on Tuesday at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, where he moved in 2003, after years of living in Ravello, Italy. He was 86.

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He was a good writer. The Gaurdian newspaper has 26 of his quotes online at:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/aug/01/gore-vidal-best-quotes

Some of my favorites are:
"There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise."

"The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so."

"Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent."