Truman Capote Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Truman Capote
  1. #1
    “It should take you about four seconds to walk from here to the door. I’ll give you two.”
  2. #2
    “Love should be allowed. I’m all for it. Now that I’ve got a pretty good idea what it is.”
  3. #3
    “I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does they might as well be dead.”
  4. #4
    “You’re wonderful. Unique. I love you.”
  5. #5
    “Papa, I got two wild yunguns locked in the kitchen.”
  6. #6
    “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 on the East by Somaliland--it’s wherever you go, because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”
  7. #7
    “Papa, I got two wild yunguns locked in the kitchen.”
  8. #8
    “But it’s Sunday, Mr. Bell. Clocks are slow on Sundays.”
  1. #9
    “I’m very scared, Buster. Yes, at last. Because it could go on forever. Not knowing what’s yours until you’ve thrown it away.”
  2. #10
    “Leave it to me: I’m always top banana in the shock department.”
  3. #11
    “We don’t belong to each other: he’s an independent, and so am I.”
  4. #12
    “‘Darling,’ she instructed me, ‘would you reach in the drawer there and give me my purse. A girl doesn’t read this sort of thing without her lipstick.‘”
  5. #13
    “I told you: you can make yourself love anybody.”
  6. #14
    “Everybody has to feel superior to somebody,” she said. “But it’s customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.”
  7. #15
    “If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”
  8. #16
    “What I’ve found does the most good is just to get into a taxi and go to Tiffany’s.”
  1. #17
    “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.”
  2. #18
    “Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
  3. #19
    “I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.”
  4. #20
    “It may be normal, darling; but I’d rather be natural.”
  5. #21
    “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
  6. #22
    “The answer is good things only happen to you if you’re good. Good? Honest is more what I mean... Be anything but a coward, a pretender.”
  7. #23
    “You’re wrong. She is a phony. But on the other hand you’re right. She isn’t a phony because she’s a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes. You can’t talk her out of it.”
  8. #24
    “It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”
  9. #25
    “Reading dreams. That’s what started her walking down the road. Every day she’d walk a little further: a mile, and come home. Two miles, and come home. One day she just kept on.”
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