The wisdom of Truman Capote

All literature is gossip.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Fame is only good for one thing – they will cash your check in a small town.

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

I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.

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

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.

Mick Jagger is about as sexy as a pissing toad.

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.

No one will ever know what ‘In Cold Blood’ took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me.

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

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

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