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Top 400 Truman Capote Quotes (2023 Update)

Truman Capote Quote: “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Good writing is rewriting.”
Truman Capote Quote: “You’re wonderful. Unique. I love you.”
Truman Capote Quote: “To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.”
Truman Capote Quote: “More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
Truman Capote Quote: “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.”
Truman Capote Quote: “That’s not writing, that’s typing.”
Truman Capote Quote: “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.”
Truman Capote Quote: “New York is a diamond iceberg floating in river water.”
Truman Capote Quote: “You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.”
Truman Capote Quote: “It takes a lot of bad writing to get to a little good writing.”
Truman Capote Quote: “But I’m not a saint yet. I’m an alcoholic. I’m a drug addict. I’m homosexual. I’m a genius.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Just remember: If one bird carried every grain of sand, grain by grain, across the ocean, by the time he got them all on the other side, that would only be the beginning of eternity.”
Truman Capote Quote: “It may be normal, darling; but I’d rather be natural.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Great fury, like great whisky, requires long fermentation.”
Truman Capote Quote: “The better the actor, the more stupid he is.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does they might as well be dead.”
Truman Capote Quote: “She is pure Alice in Wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the Red Queen and a Flamingo.”
Truman Capote Quote: “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.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.”
Truman Capote Quote: “You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who’s a friend.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Imagination, of course, can open any door – turn the key and let terror walk right in.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Home is where you feel at home. I’m still looking.”
Truman Capote Quote: “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.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I don’t mean I’d mind being rich and famous. That’s very much on my schedule and someday I’ll try to get around to it.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Still, when all is said, somewhere one must belong: even the soaring falcon returns to its master’s wrist.”
Truman Capote Quote: “If a man doesn’t like baseball, then he must like horses, and if he doesn’t like either of them, well, I’m in trouble anyway: he don’t like girls.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I thought that Mr. Clutter was a very nice gentleman. I thought so right up to the moment that I cut his throat.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.”
Truman Capote Quote: “There’s got to be something wrong with us. To do what we did.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Sicily is more beautiful than any woman.”
Truman Capote Quote: “As long as you live, there’s always something waiting; and even if it’s bad, and you know it’s bad, what can you do? You can’t stop living.”
Truman Capote Quote: “The wind is us – it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields.”
Truman Capote Quote: “It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Life is difficult enough without Meryl Streep movies.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I’ve got something inside of me, peasantlike and stubborn, and I’m in it till the end of the race.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I always felt that nobody was going to understand me, going to understand what I felt about things. I guess that’s why I started writing. At least on paper I could put down what I thought.”
Truman Capote Quote: “I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Hot weather opens the skull of a city, exposing its white brain, and its heart of nerves, which sizzle like the wires inside a lightbulb. And there exudes a sour extra-human smell that makes the very stone seem flesh-alive, webbed and pulsing.”
Truman Capote Quote: “June, July, all through the warm months she hibernated like a winter animal who did not know spring had come and gone.”
Truman Capote Quote: “It’s better to look at the sky than live there.”
Truman Capote Quote: “Time. Time. What is time? Swiss manufacture it, French hoard it, Italians squander it, Americans say it is money. Hindus say it does not exist. Know what I say? I say time is a crook.”
Truman Capote Quote: “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.”
Truman Capote Quote: “A work of art is one of mystery, the one extreme magic; everything else is either arithmetic or biology.”
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