She had Parkinson’s. She shook like a leper in the wind.
~ Gore Vidal, on Katherine Hepburn
A good example of what we’ll call ‘charming uncharitableness.’ I read it, laughed out loud – and then felt like a perfect bastard. But even when masked by genius (that simile!), unkindnesses like this remind us of the complications that come of saying something at all when you have nothing particularly nice to say.