The joke is that you tell the truth about women…when you have one foot in the grave.
Honestly, most writers are bad at this idea of keeping quiet about things.
live to share little secrets you see.
A “minor” star should probably not make unflattering public comments on a “major” star – regardless of your line of work.
Tolstoy, you old joker you:
Only the people who have to deal with him regularly need to know what Leslie Moonves (head of CBS) is like or how to deal with him. What they mainly want to know instead is what Diane Keaton or Cybill Shepherd is like; it’s normal to be curious about them but they’re not going to learn anything from me. Tolstoy, much provoked by his wife of forty-eight years, once said he would only tell the truth about women when he had one foot in the grave. Then, once he’d told it, he’d jump in.