Born: September 30th, 1924 - Louisianna, U.S.
Died: August 25th, 1984 - California, U.S.
short story writer
It’s better to look at the sky than live there.
Never love a wild thing...If you let yourself love a wild thing. You'll end up looking at the sky.
Everybody has to feel superior to somebody," she said. "But it's customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.
Home is where you feel at home. I'm still looking.
- Breakfast at Tiffany's
It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty.
Just remember: If one bird carried every grain of sand, grain by grain, across the ocean, by the time he got them all on the other side, that would only be the beginning of eternity.
Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in.
- In Cold Blood
There were hints of sunrise on the rim of the sky, yet it was still dark, and the traces of morning color were like goldfish swimming in ink.
- The Muses Are Heard
Still, when all is said, somewhere one must belong: even the soaring falcon returns to its master's wrist.
Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.
- Summer Crossing
It's bad enough in life to do without something YOU want; but confound it, what gets my goat is not being able to give somebody something you want THEM to have.
- A Christmas Memory
We all, sometimes, leave each other there under the skies, and we never understand why.
- Music for Chameleons