Quotation by Gore Vidal

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.
Gore Vidal (b. 1925), U.S. novelist, critic. Réalités (Aug. 1966).

"That is sad," Vidal added, "until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers."
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