The best Quotes by Truman Capote

The best Quotes by Truman Capote

Truman Garcia Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "non-fiction novel". His works have been adapted into more than 20 films and television dramas.

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.
Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning.
You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who's a friend.
Home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking.
Never love a wild thing... If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky.
"Everybody has to feel superior to somebody," she said. "But it's customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege."
Don't wanna sleep, don't wanna die, just wanna go a-travellin' through the pastures of the sky.
You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
Would you reach in the drawer there and give me my purse. A girl doesn't read this sort of thing without her lipstick.
We don't belong to each other: he's an independent, and so am I.
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
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I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.
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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
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Of course there is a Santa Claus. It's just that no single somebody could do all he has to do. So the Lord has spread the task among us all. That's why everybody is Santa Claus. I am. You are.

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I don't know who I am. I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.
Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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A girl can't read this kind of thing without her lipstick.
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It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.
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You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
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Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
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That's L.A. They worship everything and they value nothing.
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land
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Welcome to a city where people trying to disappear aren't actually trying.
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I lived in L.A. for a few months. It seemed like no one there had parents. Or if they did have parents, they would deny it.
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Being different isn't a bad thing. It means you're brave enough to be yourself.
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There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.
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Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
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But there are mistakes that are necessary. Sometimes you have to die a little bit to get back to live a little longer.
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Success is all about having the confidence to shoot for something even if it seems impossible.
Haven't Luke Skywalker and Santa Claus affected your lives more than most real people in this room? I mean, whether Jesus is real or not, he's had a bigger impact on the world than any of us have. And the same could be said of Bugs Bunny... and Superman and Harry Potter. They've changed my life, changed the way I act on the Earth. Doesn't that make them kind of real?
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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