Truman Capote
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"Truman Streckfus Persons", known as "Truman Capote" , was an American author, screenwriter, playwright, actor, many of whose short stories, novels, play (theatre)/plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)/Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "Non-fiction novel/nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced of Capote novels, stories, and plays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother, and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "Miriam (short story)/Miriam" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, and resulted in a contract to write the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms (novel)/Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood, a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Capote spent four years writing the book aided by his lifelong friend Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).

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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.

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.

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

Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.

The good thing about masturbation is that you don't have to dress up for it.

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.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year.

In California everyone goes to a therapist, is a therapist, or is a therapist going to a therapist.