Truman Capote - Quotes

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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.

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.

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.

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

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. ---->>>

Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries. ---->>>

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.

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. ---->>>

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

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

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

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

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

I can see every monster as they come in. ---->>>

When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.

When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.

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. ---->>>

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

I was eleven, then I was sixteen. Though no honors came my way, those were the lovely years. ---->>>

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

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something.

It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something.

The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply. ---->>>

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

I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about. ---->>>

All literature is gossip. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-30, 1924
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Die: 08-25, 1984
Occupation: Novelist
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Truman Garcia Capote (; born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright, and actor, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel" (wikipedia)