(?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)
Truman Capote

“She was still hugging the cat. "Poor slob," she said, tickling his head, "poor slob without a name. It's a little inconvenient, his not having a name. But I haven't any right to give him one: he'll have to wait until he belongs to somebody. We just sort of took up by the river one day, we don't belong to each other: he's an independent, and so am I. I don't want to own anything until I know I've found the place where me and things belong together. I'm not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it's like." She smiled, and let the cat drop to the floor. "It's like Tiffany's," she said.

[...]

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.”


Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories
tags: belonging, home
Read more quotes from Truman Capote


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

285 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1 3


This Quote Is From

Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories by Truman Capote
240,579 ratings, average rating, 13,186 reviews

Browse By Tag