11 Timeless "Breakfast At Tiffany's" Quotes
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11 Timeless "Breakfast At Tiffany's" Quotes

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11 Timeless "Breakfast At Tiffany's" Quotes

With every timeless movie classic comes a plethora of quotable moments. Arguably one of the most well known classics, Breakfast at Tiffany's presents many an amusing scene and a few deeper life truths about love, belonging, and leading a fun, spontaneous life. This vintage film's heroine, Holly Golightly, spits lines out so fast they can be difficult to catch the first time watching. But here are just a few invaluable nuggets of insight she offers.

1. On Potential Suitors:

"You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you."

2. On Change:

"I'll never get used to anything. Anybody that does, they might as well be dead."

If that means harmlessly trolling the cops every once in a while...

3. On Loving Wild Things:

"You mustn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky."

4. On Confidence:

"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."

5. On Bad Days:

"Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed."

6. On Vanity:

"I've got to do something about the way I look."

The way we all feel first thing in the morning.

7. On Being Spontaneous:

"It's useful being top banana in the shock department."

8. On Kicking Someone Out:

"It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I'll give you two."

9. On Identity:

"We're alike, me and cat. A couple of poor nameless slobs."

10. On The Sky:

"It's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear."

11. On Belonging:

"I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together."

Whether it's strolling the streets of New York City in a fancy black dress or gallivanting past Tiffany's each early morning, Holly certainly has a code by which she lives her life. She may not have it all together, but then none of us do. What she does have is a killer sense of style and some seriously insightful quotes. If you've yet to see Breakfast at Tiffany's, pop some popcorn and fire up the Netflix!

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