This week Piece Of My Heart Summer Reading: Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I don’t know where, but I read something like this: “the good thing of Summer is you have more time to read”. True! That’s why I’ve decided to do these “Piece Of My Heart Summer Reading” posts. Both you are on vacation with friends/soulmate and alone, you have enough time to read!!
Wrote by Truman Capote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a very famous book especially thanks to the movie starring Audrey Hepburn. She was able to create not only the character of Holly Golightly, the main character of the movie, but also a myth and a style icon. The book, however is worth to read and you will find there are some differences between the two, especially with the final.
The next quotes are in my opinion the right summary of the book:
“She was still hugging the cat. «Poor slob,» she said, tickling his head, «poor slob without a name. It’s a little inconvenient, his not having a name. But I haven’t any right to give him one: he’ll have to wait until he belongs to somebody. We just sort of took up by the river one day, we don’t belong to each other: he’s an independent, and so am I. I don’t want to own anything until I know I’ve found the place where me and things belong together. I’m not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it’s like.» She smiled, and let the cat drop to the floor. «It’s like Tiffany’s,» she said.”
«It calms me down right away, the quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there, not with those kind men in their nice suits, and that lovely smell of silver and alligator wallets. 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.»
«Home is where you feel at home. I’m still looking.»
«You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.»
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
You can or not like the character of Holly Golightly, and sometimes I think there are some of us who just want to slap her in the face for her way to avoid responsibility. However I think each of us can relate – in some moments of our lives – to her figure. As only good books do, it makes you think about you and your personality/life.
Enjoy your reading!!