Quotes from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I recently finished reading Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and while I didn’t exactly loved the book, and as much as it is not the most quotable, I found some pretty good gems there, I am willing to share with you guys, hence, here you have…

Breakfast at Tiffany’s most quotable quotes

(With a briefing by yourstruly)

For things to come out right, you need to want to do them… and I didn’t.

Holly Golightly when asked why she dumped the chance of becoming a famous actress.

I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart (…) You can sometimes die of cancer, from the other, all the time.

Holly when talking about her lifestyle and the extremes she would go just to be happy.

To read this kind of letters, one must always wear lipstick

Miss Golightly, just about to read the letter in which her then boyfriend leaves her.

I am terribly scared, boy. Yeah, finally. Cause this could go on forever. This thing of not knowing something is yours, until you throw it away.

After she releasing her cat on an alley thinking it was never hers, and afterwards realizing it was actually the only thing that was trully her.

From all of them, my favorite is the one about the dishonest heart. I am not a fan of Holly Golightly, as she is kind of a universal icon for the quirky girls (Quirky Girls and Nice Guys are two of my most hated gender based social stereotypes, but that’s a story for another day), but the book was kind of interesting, and really short not to read it on its entirety, also, once the initial “OMG, that’s me!!” that comes with every quirky girl story finally vanished, I could focus a bit more on the actual story.

I am really looking forward watching the movie.

Things I’ve read since I finished with this one?  Coraline – Neil Gaiman, Minority Report  – Philip K. Dick, and I am currently reading Invisible Monsters – Chuck Palahniuk.

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