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."
"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go."
"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
"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."
"Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy."
"The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply."
Author: Capote Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Malice Quotes
"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it would be true from beginning to end."
"When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely."
"I can see every monster as they come in."
"I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about."
"Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life."
"That's not writing, that's typing."

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