Best Quotes by Truman Capote (Top 10)

  1. Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
  2. 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.
  3. Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
  4. Home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking.
  5. 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.
  6. To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
  7. 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: and why not? Any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person's nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell.
  8. I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.
  9. Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
  10. 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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