Quotation Explorer - 'Truman Capote'

It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year. - Truman Capote
If there is no mystery, for the artist, to solve inside of his art, then there's no point in it. . . . for me, every act of art is the act of solving a mystery. - Truman Capote
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman Capote
You can’t give your heart to a wild thing. - Truman Capote
You can't blame a writer for what the characters say. - Truman Capote
In California everyone goes to a therapist, is a therapist, or is a therapist going to a therapist. - Truman Capote
Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy. - Truman Capote
Happiness leaves such slender records; it is the dark days that are so voluminously documented. - Truman Capote
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. - Truman Capote
A kind of silence, if I may say, was walking through the house, and, like most silence, it was not silent at all: it rapped on the doors, echoed in the clocks, creaked on the stairs, leaned forward to peer into my face and explode. - Truman Capote
A very fine artist can take something quite ordinary and, through sheer artistry and willpower, turn it into a work of art. - Truman Capote
The only obligation any artist can have is to himself. His works means nothing, otherwise. It has no meaning. - Truman Capote
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour. - Truman Capote
all his prayers of the past had been simple concrete requests: God, give me a bicycle, a knife with seven blades, a box of oil paints. Only how, how, could you say something so indefinite, so meaningless as this: God, let me be loved. - 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
Fitzgerald has charm. It's a silly word, but it's an exact word for me. I like 'The Great Gatsby' and it's sad, gay nostalgia. - Truman Capote
Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it. - Truman Capote
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. - Truman Capote
That isn't writing at all, it's typing. - Truman Capote
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