Truman Capote

"Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town."
  Truman Capote

Born: 9/30/24    Birthplace: New Orleans    Died: 8/25/84

     "He moves like a parody between a majorette girl and Fred Astaire."
  Truman Capote
on Mick Jagger



Books by Truman Capote:

Grass Harp (1993)
In Cold Blood (1966)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958)
Thanksgiving Visitor (1968)
Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948)
A Tree of Night (1949)
A Christmas Memory (1956)
The Dogs Bark: Public People and Private Places (1973)
Answered Prayers (published posthumously 1987)

"Love is a chain of love as
nature is a chain of life."
       Truman Capote


Truman Capote Links:

A black + white tribute
In Cold Blood Message Board
Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
Capote: Internet Movie Database
Photo at WebCastro
Discussion board
Capote's Room


     "I truthfully feel none of us have anyone to blame for whatever we have done with our own personal lives. It has been proven that at the age of 7 most of us have reached the age of reason which means we do, at this age, understand & know the difference between right & wrong. Of course environment plays an awfully important part in our lives such as the Convent in mine & in my case I am grateful for that influence. In Jimmy's case he was the strongest of us all. I remember how he worked & went to school when there was no one to tell him & it was his own will to make something of himself. We will never know the reasons for what eventually happened, why he did what he did, but I still hurt thinking of it. It was such a waste. But we have very little control over our human weaknesses, & this applies also to Fern & hundreds of thousands of other people including ourselves -- for we all have weaknesses. In your case I don't know what your weakness is but I do feel it is no shame to have a dirty face the shame comes when you keep it dirty ."
       Truman Capote, from "In Cold Blood"

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