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    It's worth your life to order an omelette in most restaurants. You never know what you're going to get.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: worth 
     
    In my garden, after a rainfall
    — Truman Capote
    tags: garden 
     
    To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: pleasure  music  writing 
     
    Some cities, like wrapped boxes under Christmas trees, conceal unexpected gifts, secret delights. Some cities will always remain wrapped boxes, containers of riddles never to be solved, nor even to be seen by vacationing visitors, or, for that matter, the most inquisitive, persistent travelers.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: secret  gift  christmas 
     
    Some prisons don't allow guitar because the strings can be detached and used as weapons.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: prison 
     
    I've never had an affair with somebody who wasn't at the same time a very good friend of mine, if you see what I mean.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: time  friends 
     
    A man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat. He stores up a lot of poison.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: men  dreams 
     
    I've never been a teacher in my life.
    — Truman Capote
    Great fury, like great whisky, requires long fermentation.
    — Truman Capote
    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
    Many universities have asked me to come for a semester but I don't want to do it because I don't have the patience.
    — Truman Capote
    There is nobody in the world that you can't get if you really concentrate on it, if you really want them. You've got to want it to the exclusion of everything else.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: world 
     
    You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: running  spirit 
     
    I'm one of the world's greatest pencil sharpeners.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: world 
     
    The most dangerous thing in the world is to make a friend of an Englishman, because he'll come sleep in your closet rather than spend 10 shillings on a hotel.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: world  friends  sleep  hell  dangerous 
     
    Past certain ages or certain wisdoms it is very difficult to look with wonder; it is best done when one is a child; after that, and if you are lucky, you will find a bridge of childhood and walk across it.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: past  age  wisdom  childhood 
     
    All human life has its seasons and cycles, and no one's personal chaos can be permanent. Winter, after all, gives way to spring and summer, though sometimes when branches stay dark and the earth cracks with ice, one thinks they will never come, that spring, and that summer, but they do, and always.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: personal  human  earth  dark  chaos  winter  summer 
     
    I feel that all a writer has is his own experience.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: experience 
     
    Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: failure  success 
     
    The average personality re-shapes frequently, every few years even our bodies undergo a complete overhaul-desirable or not, it is a natural thing that we should change.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: personality  body  year 
     
    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
    Nancy clutter is always in a hurry, but she always has time. And that is the definition of a lady.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: time  definition 
     
    I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.
    — Truman Capote
    It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: shame 
     
    Good luck and believe me, dearest Doc - it's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: live  believe  luck  sky  vague 
     
    One of the most difficult things in writing a novel or anything at all is to choose the point of view from which it's going to be told.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: novel  writing 
     
    And since gin to artifice bears the same relation as tears to mascara, her attractions at once dissembled.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: attraction  tears 
     
    Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: book 
     
    You can't blame a writer for what the characters say.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: character 
     
    Writing in the first person automatically gives you a point of view.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: people  writing 
     
    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
    tags: right  blood 
     
    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
    tags: heart  advice  brain  geography 
     
    I'm scarcely an enfant!
    — Truman Capote
    A work of art is one of mystery, the one extreme magic; everything else is either arithmetic or biology.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: work  mystery  biology  extreme 
     
    Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.
    — Truman Capote
    Are the dead as lonesome as the living?
    — Truman Capote
    It's odd about tattoos. I've talked to several hundred men convicted of homicide-multiple homicide, in most cases. The only common denominate- I could find among them was tattoos. A good eighty percent of them were heavily tattooed.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: men 
     
    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.
    — Truman Capote
    Have you never heard what the wise man say : all of the future exists in the past.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: men  future  past  wise 
     
    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.
    — Truman Capote
    tags: true  fun  bad  writing 
     
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    truman capote
    Birth    : September 30, 1924
    Death  : August 25, 1984
    Occupation  : Author