Fred Astaire in his own words


December 8, 2014 by Ville Raivio

“[I am] bad-tempered, impatient, hard to please, critical…At the risk of disillusionment, I must admit that I don`t like top hats, white ties and tails. I am always arriving at dinner parties not wearing a dinner jacket when I should, or vice versa…The carefree, the best-dressed, the debonair Fred Astaire! What a myth! My hats are too small, my coats are too short, my walk is loose. I am full of faults. I have a sense of humor, but it won’t always work for me. I am always blowing my top over the wrong things…I tell you, I am a very annoying guy.”

~ Fred Astaire in his autobiography Steps in Time


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