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  2. Hi Dave. I greatly admire what you are doing. Keep it up!

    Thought you might like to know that you mistakenly have Gore Vidal saying: “I am myself a propagandist, a tremendous hater, a tiresome nag…” He actually wrote:

    I am at heart a propagandist, a tremendous hater, a tiresome nag, complacently positive that there is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. Gore Vidal, in Preface to Visit to a Small Planet and Other Television Plays (1956)

    The entry above is from WRITERS–ON THEMSELVES AND THEIR WORK, a section of my online database:

    All my best,


    1. Yikes! And, yes, there it is, right in the source material I linked to. Not sure if I goofed in transcribing it, or the original source I found it in had it wrong and I didn’t notice. Thanks for the update, and I’ve corrected the entry.

      (And thanks for your site, too — I enjoy your quotation work quite a bit, esp. the broader contexts you give to common phrases.)


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