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12 ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Quotes For When the World Is Your Oyster

One of the first big movies I can recall watching when I was around 12 was the utterly classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Just the name makes me think of something untouchable and irreplaceable. After that I’d stop and watch it with my mom, my grandma, or by myself whenever I saw it on TV. I feel like everyone has a special place where they hold a movie like that.


Based loosely off the Truman Capote novella of 1958, the 1961 film had slight changes in the plot, but it was no less charming. It portrays the story of a flighty Manhattan socialite vying for a rich husband while befriending an aspiring writer. Obviously Audrey Hepburn cannot be replicated. That goes without saying. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the following quotes from one of the best book-to-movie adaptations we know.


1. “You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”


2. “It may be normal, darling; but I’d rather be natural.”



3. “The answer is good things only happen to you if you’re good. Good? Honest is more what I mean… Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.”



4. “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”



5. “It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes.”



6. “You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who’s a friend.”


7. “It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. If I could find a real-life place that made me feel like Tiffany’s, then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.”


8. “I loved her enough to forget myself, my self pitying despairs, and be content that something she thought happy was going to happen.”


9. “I’m very scared, Buster. Yes, at last. Because it could go on forever. Not knowing what’s yours until you’ve thrown it away.”


10. “Reading dreams. That’s what started her walking down the road. Every day she’d walk a little further: a mile, and come home. Two miles, and come home. One day she just kept on.”



11. “I’ll never get used to anything. Anybody that does they might as well be dead.”



12.  “You’re wrong. She is a phony. But on the other hand you’re right. She isn’t a phony because she’s a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes. You can’t talk her out of it.”





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It’s Official: You Can Now Eat Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Darling

I am freaking out right now because I never saw this one coming, but I am glad it did!


I’m not sure if I know of anyone who isn’t a fan of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s a classic adaptation of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella and probably one of the most adored movies in history. Audrey Hepburn was absolute class in that film with her notable Little Black Dress, beautiful pearls, and feathery words that captured us all. We all know that scene where she takes her croissant and coffee to Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in Manhattan.


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Well, now our dreams have come true! You can actually eat IN Tiffany’s! TODAY. The Fifth Avenue store in New York City has opened its very first dining space. 


The Blue Box Café is on the redesigned fourth floor of the store overlooking Central Park and is (of course) decked out in that notable robin’s egg Tiffany blue. And when I say they thought of everything, I mean they thought of everything. From the dining wear to the walls to the chair and menu. This set up is the real deal. 



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Yes, you can sit there!


Breakfast for $29 consists of coffee or tea, fresh fruits, a croissant, and your difficult pick of a buttermilk waffle, avocado toast, smoked salmon and bagel combo, or truffled eggs. Um…all of it please?


Lunch for $39 will be a soup or salad and your choice of flatbread or poached salmon. I’m available.


Tea time for $49 includes a variety of afternoon tea selections, sweet treats, and finger sandwiches. So lovely.


If you go for your birthday or a joyous occasion of the sort you can get a beautiful cake for $36 that’s shaped like the actual Tiffany box. Because the only thing better than seeing one of those little blue boxes, is being able to eat it. 


Yes, darling. This is going to be positively marvelous. 


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Truman Capote’s Missing Chapters Reveal Secrets of NYC Aristocrats

Some things are better left unseen, unread, and completely untraceable. Only stories and word of mouth could lead the way into the abyss of possibilities.


This may be true when it comes to Truman Capote’s unfinished novel Answered Prayers.


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Truman Capote’s success after In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Three Stories launched him right into literary history as well as the elite social circles of New York City. He spent evenings out in the Hamptons, at lavish city soirees, and at crowded get-togethers that were full of socialites and political figures that Capote took great interest in. Some of these parties inspired the famed party scene in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. He heard so many interesting things that he used the scandals and rumors he picked up to create his new work Answered Prayers.


However, these high class friends of the writer had no clue until it was published. Capote transparently concealed the truth (emphasis on transparently) to make it his fictional feed for obscure characters. One story was even taken from a rumor that involved a New York Governor having a steamy affair that would end in blood-stained sheets. Well, then.


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In the blink of an eye Capote was outcast from these tight-knit gossip circles and was abandoned by even his closest friends. William Todd Schultz wrote a book about Capote called Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers. In it, Schultz posits that Capote’s Answered Prayers was an attempt to escape.


Capote never expected, and did not know how to handle, the immense success that followed In Cold Blood, and that Answered Prayers was, on some level, his way of stopping the ride.


Electric Literature called it an act of desperation. The only problem now is that there are still missing chapters of the controversial work. Capote would frequent many different cities. Some of Capote’s friends claimed to have read the mysterious chapters. Others have a key to a safety deposit box supposedly withholding the chapters that might as well be in another dimension.


Some chapters were recently discovered in 2012, but many are still missing.


Did Capote even write them? Who were they based off of? Were they destroyed? Is Big Foot reading them with some extraterrestrials on an uncharted island?


We have thousands of questions and guesses of where they could be. Secrets and scandals we’ve never even heard about haunt the walls of New York City’s oldest buildings.


Where could those chapters be? That’s one secret we’ll never find out.


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