Quotation by Malcolm Muggeridge

Old politicians, like old actors, revive in the limelight. The vacancy which afflicts them in private momentarily lifts when, once more, they feel the eyes of an audience upon them. Their old passion for holding the centre of the stage guides their uncertain footsteps to where the footlights shine, and summons up a wintry smile when the curtain rises.
Malcolm Muggeridge (1903–1990), British broadcaster. "Twilight of Greatness," Tread Softly For You Tread on My Jokes (1966).

Said of Churchill's last years.
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