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1. "My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man."
Author: Alvin Ailey
2. "Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously."
Author: Gerald Clarke
3. "I am the heterosexual Truman Capote."
Author: Joseph Epstein
4. "Truman Capote famously claimed to have nearly absolute recall of dialogue and used his prodigious memory as an excuse never to take notes or use a tape recorder, but I suspect his memory claims were just a useful cover to invent dialogue whole cloth."
Author: Joshua Foer
5. "I love Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor. I read a lot of American writers."
Author: Kiran Desai
6. "Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him."
Author: Rich Little
7. "I remember writing 'The One I Can't Have' at the kitchen table. I was looking at a picture of Truman Capote with Marilyn Monroe and that's where I started. It doesn't make any sense because he was gay, but it was just the idea of the short guy and the beautiful blonde out of his league. That's where I started, but very quickly it became about me."
Author: Teddy Thompson
8. "To wake up one morning and feel that I was a last a grown-up person, emptied of resentment, vengeful thoughts and other wasteful childish emotions. To find myself, in other words, an adult.Truman Capote"
Author: Truman Capote

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. . . for those retired, with too much time and no world, a world must be found, and not necessarily one that is heavily populated. One can join a group or work alone; the essential . . . is that the work be difficult, concentrated, and that definite progress can be measured . . . the purpose . . . is. . . to maintain a carefully directed intensity. . . . Here the question is one of time, and to what all that remaining time should be devoted. [pp. 45-46]"
Author: Carolyn G. Heilbrun

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