“But I’m not a saint yet. I’m an alcoholic. I’m a drug addict. I’m homosexual. I’m a genius.”
“Let me begin by telling you that I was in love. An ordinary statement, to be sure, but not an ordinary fact, for so few of us learn that love is tenderness, and tenderness is not, as a fair proportion suspect, pity; and still fewer know that happiness in love is not the absolute focusing of all emotion in another: one has always to love a good many things which the beloved must come only to symbolize; the true beloveds of this world are in their lover’s eyes lilac opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child’s Sunday, lost voices, one’s favourite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.”
Writer Truman Capote Doing Fan Dance at Studio 54
Original caption:6/26/1979-New York, New York- Not to be outdone by Mickey Rooney, who does a big Sally Rand tribute in his new Broadway-bound show “Sugar Babies,” author Truman Capote does his version of a fan dance to the disco beat at Studio 54 recently. Capote’s wearing a lot more clothes than Sally Rand did when she did her fan dances, and he’s using only one fan.