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Truman Capote Quotes

32 Truman Capote quotes:

"Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends."
"Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town."
Author: Capote Quotes Category: Fame Quotes
"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go."
"Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably."
"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
"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."
"Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it."
"I can see every monster as they come in."
"Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life."
"It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something."
"I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years."
"Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe."
"My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely."
"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."
"When I think of how good my book can be, it scares me."
"When you've got nowhere to turn, turn on the gas. , "Answered Prayers" (Unspoiled Monsters)."
Author: Capote Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"You can do films for the fun of it, or the thrill of it, but certain films you can't do unless there's something driving you, something you have a passion for that will pull you through,"
Author: Capote Quotes Category: Passion Quotes Films Quotes
"People who are having a love-sex relationship are continuously lying to each other because the very nature of the relationship demands that they do, because you have to make a love object of this person, which means that you editorialize about them. You cut out what you don't want to see, you add this if it isn't there. And so therefore you're building a lie."
"She is pure Alice in Wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the Red Queen and a flamingo."
Author: Capote Quotes Category: Appearance Quotes

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