Truman Capote

Truman Capote

American writer

Lived from: 1942-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Truman Capote

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    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.
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    All literature is gossip.
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    Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
    Source: Breakfast at Tiffany's
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    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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    Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
    Source: Self-Portrait (1972)
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    Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town.
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    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.
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    I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
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    Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
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    Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.
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    Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.
    Source: Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948)
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    To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make.
    Source: Conversations
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    Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
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    You can't blame a writer for what the characters say.
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