Holly Golightly: A mad, flighty, unstable nineteen year old who makes a living in New York by being a companion to various wealthy men. She has a zest for life, but lacks focus or forethought. She is sometimes callous, and has a mysterious past that she'd prefer to forget.
“I can't get excited by a man until he's forty-two”
“It's like Tiffany's," she said. "Not that I give a hoot about jewelry. Diamonds, yes. But it's tacky to wear diamonds before you're forty; and even that's risky. They only look right on the really old girls. Maria Ouspenskaya. Wrinkles and bones, white hair and diamonds: I can't wait.”
“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.”
“I'm very scared, Buster. Yes, at last. Because it could go on forever. Not knowing what's yours until you've thrown it away. The mean reds, they're nothing. The fat woman, she nothing. This though: my mouth's so dry, if my life depended on it I couldn't spit.”
“"Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot."”
“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.”
“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.”
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