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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

by Truman Capote

Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes

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Quote #10

"Today's Wednesday, isn't it? So I suppose I'll sleep until Saturday, really get a good schluffen. Saturday morning I'll skip out to the bank. Then I'll stop by the apartment and pick up a nightgown or two and my Mainbocher. Following which, I'll report to Idlewild. Where, as you damn well know, I have a perfectly fine reservation on a perfectly fine plane" (17.18).

It's so easy for Holly to slip back into her old habits. After José dashes her hopes of marriage and a family, Holly resorts to what's familiar to her – living life on the fly and living for the moment.

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