As some of you may know Gore Vidal died this week and some of his quotes have accompanied the articles about his life. Though many of his quotes are funny and in some cases depressingly true, one quote stood out to me.
People who know me may tell you that I like a good quote from anywhere and everywhere, so I have decided to attempt to post a quote every week or so about history. This is to possibly promote a debate, but more likely to make me think what is history and how do people see it. Because of this not all quotes will be complementary about history.
I will try and get all quotes right, but if I don’t please forgive me as I’m not intentionally trying to make things up.
So here goes-
‘Everybody likes a bit of gossip to some point, as long as it’s gossip with some point to it. That’s why I like history. History is nothing but gossip about the past, with the hope that it might be true.‘