By 1948, the Italians had begun to pull themselves together, demonstrating once more their astonishing ability to cope with disaster which is so perfectly balanced by their absolute inability to deal with success
Quote by Gore Vidal
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I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
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Andy Warhol is the only genius I've ever known with an I.Q. of 60.
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All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.
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It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
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