Ian (lovingboth) wrote,

The Oscar Wilde of our day, in more ways than one

I met Gore Vidal a couple of times.

When, on the day of the opening ceremony, the presenters of the Today programme said it was not a day for cynicism, it was in his voice that I thought that it is always a day for cynicism.

My favourite Vidal example was in a South Bank Show, where he noted that hardly anyone in America kept a diary, but wasn't it interesting that all the infamous assassins were discovered to have done so, saying 'I am a lone nut assassin, and not part of any conspiracy...'

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