Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

49 notes

Novelist Gore Vidal dies at age 86

This is sad.

Two of my favorite quotes from a brilliant writer:

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.

And:

All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.

I’m glad you didn’t.

Filed under Gore Vidal Sad writer genius novelist truth

  1. summerpage reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  2. probabilityanus reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    I appreciate the man greatly for being an openly (as far as I know) bisexual cisman. I don’t agree with everything he...
  3. derbarbier reblogged this from crocodileblackpelvis
  4. crocodileblackpelvis reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  5. starbaeddelsg1 reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  6. jenna-michele reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  7. mallowtree reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  8. wineslacker said: When he called William F. Buckley a “crypto-fascist”, the best Buckley could come up with is to call him, “a queer”. He was an inspiration to anyone who ever wanted to write a decent sentence.
  9. bearfootghosts reblogged this from untitled-mag
  10. the-constant-companion reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  11. machinaidle reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  12. collectionsofquotes reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  13. agirlcalledchris reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  14. untitled-mag reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    This is sad. “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to...
  15. 6dogs9cats reblogged this from bankston and added:
    The LGBT Community, the Literary, the Arts, the World has lost a truly great man…
  16. bankston reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    …………………….. The first quote reminds me of an exchange I had the other day with a Republican friend who was mad about...
  17. bubblybobbles reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  18. sosungalittleclodofclay reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  19. smilebeforedawn reblogged this from cognitivedissonance
  20. galenisgalen reblogged this from cognitivedissonance