Goodbye, Gore Vidal, and thanks for these remarks:
"A good deed never goes unpunished."
"The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country — and we haven't seen them since."
"The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return."
"The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes."
"Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little."
"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
"The four most beautiful words in our common language: "I told you so."
"There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise."
(My sentiments exactly)
Clerk: "Have a nice day". Vidal: "I have other plans".