Truman Capote's novella, Breakfast at Tiffany's , was adapted by screenwriter George Axelrod for the movie version - Breakfast at Tiffany's. The many quotable quotes from this memorable book, and of course the movie are numerous. On any given day, for any mood- just Pick One.
Capote mastered the story, and perhaps-director Blake Edwards and star Audrey Hepburn immortalized it-But somewhere within the jaunty movie, a more complex novel still stands the test of time. Huge fans of this movie-and I am one- should read the book, and if you have it is time to read it again.
Capote's characters speak:
Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds. You mean like the blues?
Mel Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat, and maybe it's been raining too long. You're just sad, that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid, and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?