Truman Capote Quotes

32 Truman Capote quotes:

"Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town."
"That isn't writing at all, it's typing."
"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."
"Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town."
Author: Capote Quotes Category: Fame 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
"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
"All literature is gossip."
"It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something."
"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
"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."
"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."

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