Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little.

Gore Vidal (1925-2012) American novelist, dramatist, critic
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In Wilfrid Sheed, "Writer as Wretch and Rat," New York Times Book Review (4 Feb 1973) and in The Sunday Times Magazine, London (16 Sep 1973) ("Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.").
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