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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. more

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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.

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.
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.
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
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.
Een conversatie is een dialoog, geen monoloog. En daarom zijn er zo weinig goeie conversaties: twee intelligente sprekers ontmoeten elkaar zelden.
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.
Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town.
Het grootste plezier aan schrijven is voor mij niet waarover het gaat maar welke muziek de woorden maken.
Schrijven stopte met leuk te zijn toen ik het verschil ontdekte tussen goed en slecht schrijven en - nog afschrikwekkender - het verschil daartussen en ware kunst. En daarna kwam de zweep naar beneden...
Soms, wanneer ik bedenk hoe goed mijn boek kán zijn, kan ik nauwelijks meer ademen.
Het is helemaal niet 'schrijven', het is 'typen'!
Schrijven heeft ook wetten van perspectief, licht en schaduw, net als schilderen of muziek. Als je dit al wist toen je geboren werd: goed voor je. Indien niet: leer ze. Herschik ze vervolgens naar je eigen wensen.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.

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