Truman Capote, Writer. Born: 30 September 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Died: 25 August 1984. Best known as author of "In Cold Blood" (1966) and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1958). His name at birth was Truman Streckfus Persons. Capote was a successful writer whose flamboyant public persona sometimes overshadowed his literary reputation..
"People who are having a love-sex relationship are continuously lying to each other because the very nature of the relationship demands that they do, because you have to make a love object of this person, which means that you editorialize about them. You cut out what you don't want to see, you add this if it isn't there. And so therefore you're building a lie."
"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. "
Search Quotations Book