I've tried to believe, but I don't, I can't, and there's no use pretending.
("In Cold Blood")
More Quotes from Truman Capote: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.
Poor slob without a name. It's a little inconvenient, his not having a name. But I haven't the right to give him one: he'll have to wait until he belongs to somebody. We just sort of took up by the river one day, we don't belong to each other: he's an independent, and so am I. I don't want to own anything until I know I've found the place where me and things belong together.
I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.
June, July, all through the warm months she hibernated like a winter animal who did not know spring had come and gone.
I like to talk on TV about those things that aren't worth writing about.
It is the want to know the end that makes us believe in God, or witchcraft, believe, at least, in something.
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A real estate closer. Oh, what's that? I'm a real estate opener. What is a real estate closer? You mean at the end where you've got to sign all those papers?
I never use the word, it's loaded. What love means to me is need.
Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.