My favorite author died today.
I am surprisingly sad about it. It’s not like we knew each other. I never saw him walking around town, frequenting my favorite coffee shop. It’s strange to say I’m sad about something. It feels like a silly word for such a strong emotion. The City and the Pillar is my favorite book. I found it in a dilapidated bookstore in Belize a few years ago. In two days I had read it twice. I think I’m going to read it again.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
Write something, even if it’s just a suicide note.
– Gore Vidal
One of his final interviews with Esquire here.