Martin Amis Quote
Vidal is determined to be a) in the thick of things, and b) above the fray. He knows everybody and he doesn't want to know anybody. He has had lovers by the thousand while doing 'nothing' — deliberately, at least — to please the other.
Review of Palimpsest by Gore Vidal, p. 279 - The War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 (2001)