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Truman Capote Quotes: "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.




Truman Capote Quotes: "A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet."

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.




Truman Capote Quotes: "I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil."

I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.



Truman Capote Quotes: "The wind is us-- it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields."

The wind is us-- it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields.




Truman Capote Quotes: "Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.



Truman Capote Quotes: "I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it."

I love New York, even though it isn't mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.



Truman Capote Quotes: "When you've got nowhere to turn, turn on the gas."

When you've got nowhere to turn, turn on the gas.




Truman Capote Quotes: "Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy."

Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy.



Truman Capote Quotes: "A man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat. He stores up a lot of poison."

A man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat. He stores up a lot of poison.



Truman Capote Quotes: "The brain may take advice, but not the heart."

The brain may take advice, but not the heart.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.



Truman Capote Quotes: "I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true."

I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.




Truman Capote Quotes: "They can romanticize us so, mirrors, and that is their secret: what a subtle torture it would be to destroy all the mirrors in the world: where then could we look for reassurance of our identities?"

They can romanticize us so, mirrors, and that is their secret: what a subtle torture it would be to destroy all the mirrors in the world: where then could we look for reassurance of our identities?



Truman Capote Quotes: "There were hints of sunrise on the rim of the sky, yet it was still dark, and the traces of morning color were like goldfish swimming in ink."

There were hints of sunrise on the rim of the sky, yet it was still dark, and the traces of morning color were like goldfish swimming in ink.



Truman Capote Quotes: "To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Still, when all is said, somewhere one must belong: even the soaring falcon returns to its master's wrist."

Still, when all is said, somewhere one must belong: even the soaring falcon returns to its master's wrist.



Truman Capote Quotes: "The most dangerous thing in the world is to make a friend of an Englishman, because he'll come sleep in your closet rather than spend 10 shillings on a hotel."

The most dangerous thing in the world is to make a friend of an Englishman, because he'll come sleep in your closet rather than spend 10 shillings on a hotel.



Truman Capote Quotes: "If you weren't here, if you could be anywhere you wanted to be, doing anything you wanted to do, where would you be and what would you be doing?"

If you weren't here, if you could be anywhere you wanted to be, doing anything you wanted to do, where would you be and what would you be doing?



Truman Capote Quotes: "That isn't writing at all, it's typing."

That isn't writing at all, it's typing.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down."

Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Most people don't find their creativity. There are more unsung geniuses that don't even know they have great talent."

Most people don't find their creativity. There are more unsung geniuses that don't even know they have great talent.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking."

Home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Are the dead as lonesome as the living?"

Are the dead as lonesome as the living?



Truman Capote Quotes: "Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town."

Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town.



Truman Capote Quotes: "In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the 	breaking of new blooms."

In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Never love a wild thing...If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky."

Never love a wild thing...If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot". ~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly"

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot". ~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly



Truman Capote Quotes: "Life is difficult enough without Meryl Streep movies."

Life is difficult enough without Meryl Streep movies.



Truman Capote Quotes: "No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me."

No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me.



Truman Capote Quotes: "The better the actor, the more stupid he is."

The better the actor, the more stupid he is.



Truman Capote Quotes: "There is nobody in the world that you can't get if you really concentrate on it, if you really want them. You've got to want it to the exclusion of everything else."

There is nobody in the world that you can't get if you really concentrate on it, if you really want them. You've got to want it to the exclusion of everything else.



Truman Capote Quotes: "our real fears are the sounds of footsteps walking in the corridors of our minds, and the anxieties, the phantom floatings, they create."

our real fears are the sounds of footsteps walking in the corridors of our minds, and the anxieties, the phantom floatings, they create.



Truman Capote Quotes: "New York is the only real city-city."

New York is the only real city-city.



Truman Capote Quotes: "The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface."

The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.



Truman Capote Quotes: "You can't blame a writer for what the characters say."

You can't blame a writer for what the characters say.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life."

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Good luck and believe me, dearest Doc - it's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear."

Good luck and believe me, dearest Doc - it's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.



Truman Capote Quotes: "A beautiful day with the buoyancy of a bird."

A beautiful day with the buoyancy of a bird.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Reading dreams. That's what started her walking down the road. Every day she'd walk a little further: a mile, and come home. Two miles, and come home. One day she just kept on."

Reading dreams. That's what started her walking down the road. Every day she'd walk a little further: a mile, and come home. Two miles, and come home. One day she just kept on.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way."

Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Most people who become suddenly famous overnight will find that they lose practically eighty percent of their friends. Your old friends just can't stand it for some reason."

Most people who become suddenly famous overnight will find that they lose practically eighty percent of their friends. Your old friends just can't stand it for some reason.



Truman Capote Quotes: "A work of art is one of mystery, the one extreme magic; everything else is either arithmetic or biology."

A work of art is one of mystery, the one extreme magic; everything else is either arithmetic or biology.



Truman Capote Quotes: "It is very seldom that a person loves anyone they cannot in some way envy."

It is very seldom that a person loves anyone they cannot in some way envy.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe."

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.



Truman Capote Quotes: "Great fury, like great whisky, requires long fermentation."

Great fury, like great whisky, requires long fermentation.



Truman Capote Quotes: "You can’t give your heart to a wild thing."

You can’t give your heart to a wild thing.



Truman Capote Quotes: "It's worth your life to order an omelette in most restaurants. You never know what you're going to get."

It's worth your life to order an omelette in most restaurants. You never know what you're going to get.



Truman Capote Quotes: "My yardstick is how somebody treats me."

My yardstick is how somebody treats me.