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Truman Capote
(1924-1984) born on
Sep 30
US novelist, short-story writer. He is best known for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and his journalistic approach with "In Cold Blood."
         
   
F
Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the yard and shot it.

R
To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
A
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
N
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
K
I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "McCall's," Nov 1967.
A: "Writers at Work," 1958.
N: In "Simpson's Contemporary Quotations," by James B. Simpson, 1988.
K: In "The Americans," "When Does a Writer Become a Star?," 1970.
   


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