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Truman Capote Quotes

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Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.

That isn't writing at all, it's typing.
[Writers And Writing]

The most dangerous thing in the world is to make a friend of an Englishman, because he'll come sleep in your closet rather than spend 10 shillings on a hotel.

The quietness of his tone italicized the malice of his reply.

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

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

Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy.

When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.

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.

Writing stopped being fun when I discovered the difference between good writing and bad and, even more terrifying, the difference between it and true art. And after that, the whip came down.

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