Noir Quote of the Week #14

Noir Quotes Breakfast at Tiffany's Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's (RARE edition)(via

The instant she saw the letter she squinted her eyes and bent her lips in a tough tiny smile that advanced her age immeasurably. “Darling” she instructed me, “would you reach in the drawer there and give me my purse. A girl doesn’t read this sort of thing without her lipstick.”

– Holly Golightly

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

This Capote novel is full of gems, but few compare to the splendor of this noir quote.  He has possibly the most elegant prose I’ve ever read.

Noir Quotes Truman Capote

Truman Capote (via


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2 responses to “Noir Quote of the Week #14

  1. I love that quote. Its Genius. That picture of Capote is also marvelous.

  2. Reblogged this on PORTAFOLIO. BITACORA DE UN TRANSFUGA. 2000.2010 and commented:
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