"A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Truman Capote on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Truman Capote on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Truman Capote on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Truman Capote on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."Truman Capote on Abraham Lincoln
"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
"Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go."
"Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends."
"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."