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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

     "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"



     "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



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