Recalling the moment, she said, 'I was so taken aback. I thought I hadn't heard it right. So I said, "I beg your pardon?"
Slowly and seriously he had repeated it again.
'You must be crazy. I don't even know you,' she'd said.
'I know. But I had to tell you. I think it is more honest that way.' '
- (Socialite Evenings)