It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.
Quote by Gore Vidal
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the...
I'm all for bringing back the birch, but only between consenting adults.
Teaching has ruined more American novelists than drink.
What is in question is a kind of book reviewing which seems to be more...
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of...
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think...
Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the...
A good deed never goes unpunished.
All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
What other culture could have produced someone like Hemingway and not seen the joke?
On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become...
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless...
The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and...
A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is an ability to...
If most men and women were forced to rely upon physical charm to attract lovers,...
All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.
The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a...
Write something, even if it's just a suicide note.