"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Truman Capote on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Truman Capote on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Truman Capote on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Truman Capote on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Truman Capote on Steve Jobs
"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."
"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."
"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."