Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86


macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
New England, USA
An interesting, challenging, sometimes infuriating, but always stimulating man.

Listening to him during an interview when I was quite young stimulated me to set about enlarging my vocabulary and making a concerted effort to speak in a clear, articulate, and interesting fashion. I am very far from coming close to equalling his skills, but I have learned a bit of my own language. To him I owe thanks for the influence he (unknowingly) had on my life.