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“never love a wild thing, mr. bell,” holly advised him. “that was doc’s mistake. he was always lugging home wild things.  a hawk with a hurt wing.  one time it was a full-grown bobcat with a broken leg.  but you can’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.  then a taller tree.  then the sky. that’s how you’ll end up, mr. bell.  if you let yourself love a wild thing.  You’ll end up looking at the sky.”

Truman Capote
Breakfast At Tiffany’s

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  1. speedgracer says:

    you know, this is one of my favorite quotes of all time. truman capote is one of my all-time favorite writers–In Cold Blood still gives me the goosebumps and i’ve read it about a billion times. And A Christmas Memory is one of the saddest, poignant stories ever–ranks right up there with Le Petit Prince.

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