Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's Quotes
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Like many people with a bold fondness for volunteering personal information, anything that suggested a direct question, a pinning-down, put her on guard (3.23).
"[…] our understanding of each other had reached that sweet depth where two people communicate more often in silence than in words" (12.4).
Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes
"She had something working for her, she had them interested, she could've really rolled. But when you walk out on a thing like that, you don't walk back" (4.18).
Memory and the Past Quotes
"Like my brother Fred. We used to sleep four in a bed, and he was the only one that ever let me hug him on a cold night" (3.7).
"I'm very scared, Buster. Yes, at last. Because it could go on forever. Not knowing what's yours until you've thrown it away" (18.18).
Freedom and Confinement Quotes
Afterwards, avoiding the zoo (Holly said she couldn't bear to see anything in a cage), we giggled, ran, sang along the paths toward the old wooden boathouse, now gone (7.2).
The Home Quotes
Even so, whenever I felt in my pocket the key to this apartment; with all its gloom, it still was a place of my own, the first, and my books were there, and jars of pencils to sharpen, everything I...
"Sure I loved her. But it wasn't that I wanted to touch her" (1.35).