Quotation by Mary McCarthy

A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.
Mary McCarthy (1912–1989), U.S. author, critic. (First published 1950). "Up the Ladder from Charm to Vogue," pt. 2, On the Contrary (1961).
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