Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's Friendship Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"Boy, that's rotten. And you meant to be her friend. What a bastard!" (15.4).
This reveals to us Joe Bell's definition of friendship. He is appalled that the narrator thinks Holly is really involved in the mess with Sally Tomato. For Joe, true friendship is the complete belief in a friend's innocence.
"Well, I might be rotten to the core, Maude, but: testify against a friend I will not" (17.24).
So, Holly actually does think about someone other than herself. For her, friendship cannot exist without loyalty (even if we think her loyalty might be a little misguided in this case.