Truman Capote Quotes

- Notable Truman Capote Quotes Index -

Born: September 30, 1924, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Los Angeles, California, USA, August 25, 1984
Occupation: Author

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

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
- 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

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
- Truman Capote

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

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