Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 10:21

Famed author Gore Vidal Dies at age 86 of complications from pneumonia (1925–2012).

The playwright, politician and commentator made his career by always challenging power. His writings were exceptional. Here are some of City Island Images' favorite quotes.

"The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country — and we haven't seen them since."

"Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die."

'Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn'.

Eugene Luther Gore Vidal was an American author, a playwright, an essayist, a screenwriter, and a longtime political activist.