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Truman Capote
I don't want to own anything until I know I've found the place where me and things belong together. I'm not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it's like.. It's like Tiffany's.. Not that I give a hoot about jewelry. Diamonds, yes. But it's tacky to wear diamonds before you're forty...

Truman Capote
It was ideal apple-eating weather the whitest sunlight descended from the purest sky, and an easterly wind rustled, without ripping loose, the last of the leaves on the Chinese elms. Autumns reward western Kansas for the evils at the remaining seasons impose: winter's rough Colorado winds and hip-high, sheep slaughtering snows the slushes and the strange land fogs of spring and summer, when even crows seek the puny shade, and the tawny infinitude of wheatstalks bristle, blaze.

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

Truman Capote
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
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.

Truman Capote
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
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
Fame is only good for one thing they will cash your check in a small town.

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