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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.

Gore Vidal


Author Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American
Born: October 3, 1925
Died: July 31, 2012


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