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Published Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 8:34 AM EDT
Aug 25 2012

Quotes of the day- Truman Capote:
 
Truman Streckfus Persons (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984), known as Truman Capote, was an American author, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized 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." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

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.

All children are morbid: it's their one saving grace.

All literature is gossip.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

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

I dream of eagles and bring forth sparrows.

I well understand why analysts demand high payment, for what can be more tedious than listening to another person recount his dreams?

I've tried to believe, but I don't, I can't, and there's no use pretending.”

It is well known that women outlive men; could it merely be superior vanity that keeps them going?

It's a scientific fact that for every year you live in California, you lose two points off your I.Q.

It's redundant to die in Los Angeles.

It’s better to look at the sky than live there.

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

Life is difficult enough without Meryl Streep movies.

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.

That's the question: is truth an illusion, or is illusion truth, or are they essentially the same? Myself, I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.

The better the actor the more stupid he is.

The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface.

The problem with living outside the law is that you no longer have its protection.

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.

There is only one unpardonable sin- deliberate cruelty. All else can be forgiven.

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

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

You can't blame a writer for what the characters say.

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.


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