Write A Perfect Sentence

You can’t really succeed with a novel anyway; they’re too big. It’s like city planning. You can’t plan a perfect city because there’s too much going on that you can’t take into account. You can, however, write a perfect sentence now and then. I have.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Gore Vidal Quotes (Author of Lincoln). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5657.Gore_Vidal [Accessed 3 Oct. 2019].
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How Marvelous Books Are

How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Gore Vidal Quotes (Author of Lincoln). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5657.Gore_Vidal [Accessed 3 Oct. 2019].

As Societies Grow Decadent Words Are Used To Disguise Action

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.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Gore Vidal Quotes (Author of Lincoln). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5657.Gore_Vidal [Accessed 3 Oct. 2019].

Write What You Imagine

Write what you know will always be excellent advice for those who ought not to write at all. Write what you think, what you imagine, what you suspect!

Goodreads.com. (2019). Gore Vidal Quotes (Author of Lincoln). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5657.Gore_Vidal [Accessed 3 Oct. 2019].