I miss his vigorous, courageous, intelligent refusal of all things trite and self-satisfied in American political life. Though patrician in manner, he was a true proponent of full citizenship as protected by the Constitution, regardless of advantages by birth, race, sex, or sexuality. I miss his honesty. I miss him.
Bon voyage, Gore.
What a legend. Truly inspirational. He helped me in so many ways. Thank you Gore Viadl. I'll miss your genius.
Having read a great deal of his work, I can say that his is a talent that will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends, I know your loss is greater.
Nina - Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Just like Martha Mitchell, Gore was right. R.I.P.
I am sadden to hear of the loss of your love one. My thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
My condolences are for the family and friends of Gore Vidal. May the God of all comfort be with you all at this sad time.
May you be comforted in knowing that God, as well as others, care about your feelings at this time.
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Psalms 46:1 says: God is for us a refuge and strength during this difficult time and may God grant you the comfort to endure.
WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD...AND I HEARD HIS NAME...ON TV --- I THOUGHT IT WAS SPELLED "GORVY DAHL" LOVED HIM FOR 50 YEARS !!! GOODBYE GORVY !!!
May the God who supplies endurance and comfort”… sustain you in your time of need through prayer, the comfort of fellow believers, and his Word the Bible.–Ro 15:5.
With Deep Sympathy,
My favorite writer. He could always make me think and laugh. I didn't always agree with him, but more often than not i did. A great man whose voice needs to be heard more than ever.
A friend of a friend, you will be missed.
Robert, Savannah, Ga.
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, words cannot express what Gore Vidal meant to me. I'll never forget watching him speak with W. Buckley. And, as he often did, he left Buckley frustrated and mute. Mr. Vidal ended with "now thank the guest." Priceless. I was hooked for life. Goodbye friend.
May God have mercy on your soul.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."-Psalm 116:15. Gore was a Prince in the midst of the literary aristocracy and there is no heir.
My deepest condolences to the Vidal family. May the God of peace be with you all. Romans 15:33
We lost a true patriot and national treasure.
So sorry for your loss. Praying that God will give you peace, comfort and strength during the coming days ahead.
I light a candle ... such a paltry symbolic offering in place of the very real glow this man gave off throughout his prolific and amazing life,
Just saw Best Man, a true genius. What a loss to the community. Rest Well.
Our condolences to the Vidal family, May our Heavenly Father, the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you. WIth deep sympathy,
A Great Loss, His Passing Marks The Dark Descent Of The Culture In American
Sympathy and kindest regard for the Vidal family. He was a National Treasure and will be greatly missed!
Sympathy & kindest regards to the Vidal family & friends. God bless & all. Take care.
With deepest condolences to the Vidal family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
To the the family of Gore Vidal - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
I hope your next life is as entertaining as this one was. You will be fondly remembered dear sir.
My sympathy on the passing of Mr. Vidal. He was an extraordinary author who wrote with conviction and without fear. He dared to write what would inspire rather than what would simply sell books. America has lost a legendary wordsmith. Gore Vidal's name and works will live on for generations to come.
My family and I met Mr. Vidal in Ravello in 2010. He was charming and eloquint and I will always remember our meeting a hightlight in my life. He will be missed by all. Our condolences to his family.
Iam so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Isaiah 59:1
As with all great writers your spirit will live on in your works.
/the world looks so boring now, so lacking in charm and grace and wit. Thank you for having shared all this with us. You will be remembered as well in Brazil. -- Megan Becker, Porto Alegre
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Thank you so much for your writing. You will be missed.
a GIANT has passed...time to reform heaven..go for it, Gore..RIP!
Your books were an inspiration to many readers your thoughts and statements always interesting you will be missed
THE VIDAL LEGACY
GORE VIDAL YOU
ARE ONE OF KIND
WRIGHTER OF HISTORY~
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE
GREAT HONOR WITH IN
OUR LIFE TIME..
REST IN SERENE SILENCE
UPON A SPIRITUAL NEW JOURNEY@
One of my favorite authors, master of satire. Today, we can't have intellects like Vidal who tell the truth, due to political correctness. Very sad to see him go.
Even the heavens are too dull to hold you.
Farewell to a generous and honest human being! This world will never be the same without you. May you rest in peace, my dear cousin. I will always cherish the letter you sent to me, and be assured that it will be preserved in the Gore ancestry. My prayers and love are with you.
Such a loss. Behind the erudition and wit, there was an arresting common sense. We will miss his voice.
Please accept my sorrow for the loss of your loved one. May God give the family and friends of Gore Vidal the comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Gore Vidal was a fine writer, novelist and commentator on American society.We will miss his perceptive comments in this election year.
I interviewed Vidal back in 1981 on the day Ronald Reagan was shot. Given the circumstances, we couldn't lay into the new administration, and the result was an absolutely delightful hour of stories and anecdotes. He is missed already.
Gore was first and foremost a fearless soul. He knew and knew that he knew, and he had the grit and literary know-how to effectively express himself on a broad range of topics. He observed as well as anyone the darker musings of mankind. He feared neither life, nor death. And to the end he remained resolute and Thanatoptic.
A great man who did not hide himself from the truth.
You spoke of 'death' thus, my mentor:
“I'm not sentimental about anything. Life flows by, and you flow with it or you don't. Move on and move out.”
? Gore Vidal
I shall move on, but without your sagess, my hero of the written word. Who will tell us "what's what," now that you're no longer among us. Must admit my great sadness upon hearing of your passing. Thank you for having loaned your spirit here as long as you have for all to learn, regardless of far too many minds in our collective consciousness ignoring your profound scholarly voice echoing the truth. However, from me, love for you is always!
May the God of all comfort give you the comfort needed during this time. Psalm 65:2
We lost a national treasure and a true patriot.
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.