This movie is my all time favorite movie. In fact I own this movie on DVD and VHS, yes folks they still exist! In fact I was watching this movie on Netflix the other day too (I may need an intervention soon) but I just can't get enough of this movie. You know in the romantic comedies when the leading gal is down because of her boo-thang she is watching an old romantic flick in black and white where the couple is embracing and living happily ever after?! Well Breakfast at Tiffany's is my go-to-movie when I feel down and especially my go-to-movie when I have the "mean reds" as Holly Golightly would say. Even when I'm happy I like to watch this movie for inspiration from the interior design in Paul Baby's apartment or Holly's wardrobe...I could gush about this movie all day!! So in honor of Tiffany & Co. and their 175th celebration I am going to let you in on some of my fave quotes from the movie...
Holly Golightly You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
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?
Paul Varjak Sure.
Holly Golightly Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!
Holly Golightly You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels.
Paul Varjak You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." 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.
Holly Golightly It's useful being top banana in the shock department.
Holly Golightly A girl can't read that sort of thing without her lipstick.
I could go on and on and on about the quotes and little tidbits about this movie for days but instead I am going to leave you with encouragement to go and see the movie for yourself if you haven't yet!!
Also check out my dream proposal centered around Breakfast at Tiffany's over at my other blog that I contribute to at Those Four Words.