Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

It was 53 years ago today that Holly Golightly warmed her way into the hearts of moviegoers forever. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, an adaptation of Truman Capote’s famous tome, was released in theaters October 5, 1961, making Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard the belles of the theatrical ball. The iconic film has since endured and remains a favorite of gentries and socialites the world around. Here, a celebration of Holly, Paul and all things Tiffany’s from our favorite photos, to our favorite quotes.

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“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.”

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“Do you think she’s talented, deeply and importantly talented?”

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“I’ll tell you one thing, Fred, darling… I’d marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?”

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

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“Promise me one thing: don’t take me home until I’m drunk – very drunk indeed.”

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“You musn’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.”

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“I don’t think I’ve ever drunk champagne before breakfast before. With breakfast on several occasions, but never before, before.”

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“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!”

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“A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.”

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“I don’t want to put you in a cage, I want to love you!”