We’ll Never Stop Reciting These Breakfast at Tiffany’s Quotes

audrey hepburn as holly golightly in breakfast at tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's via Paramount Pictures

We just can't get enough of this classic!

Beloved Breakfast At Tiffany's Quotes

Based on Truman Capote's famous novel, Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of America's most beloved films from the 60s. On top of being totally quotable, viewers can actually find some pretty useful advice from the movie.

Audrey Hepburn portrays the beautiful and stubborn Holly Golightly. Told from her perspective, we've gained a lot of great quotes about love and relationships. In addition, the film also goes into feelings of belonging and life in general. It's extremely relatable for just about anyone, which is why it's a total classic.

If you've seen the film, these quotes will bring you a sense of comfort. They might even inspire you to take some action in your love life! If you haven't seen the movie yet, these powerful quotes will give you the perfect reason to.

These Breakfast At Tiffany's Quotes Will Have You Feeling Nostalgic

  • "I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other." - Holly Golightly

  • "You know what's gonna happen to you? I am gonna march you over to the zoo and feed you to the yak." - Mag Wildwood

  • "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?" - Holly Golightly

  • "He's all right! Aren't you, cat? Poor cat! Poor slob! Poor slob without a name! The way I see it I haven't got the right to give him one. We don't belong to each other. We just took up one day by the river. I don't want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is but I know what it is like. It's like Tiffany's." - Holly Golightly

  • "People do fall in love. People do belong to each other, because that's the only chance that anyone's got for true happiness." - Paul Varjak

The Best Quotes From Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • "Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed." - 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

  • "No, no, you disapprove of me. And I will not accept drinks from gentlemen who disapprove of me. I'll pay for my own whiskey and don't you forget it!" - Holly Golightly

  • "Holly, you're drunk." - Paul Varjak

  • "Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot." - Holly Golightly

Breakfast At Tiffany's Quotes We Can't Seem To Get Enough Of

  • "I'm not going to let anyone put me in a cage." - Holly Golightly

  • "I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face." - Holly Golightly

  • "Tiffany's? You mean the jewelry store." - Paul Varjak

  • "He's all right, I suppose, if you like dark, handsome, rich-looking men with passionate natures and too many teeth." - Paul Varjak

  • "It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I'll give you two." - Holly Golightly

Famous Quotes From Breakfast At Tiffany's

  • "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." - Paul Varjak

  • "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." - Holly Golightly

  • "I'll never get used to anything. Anybody that does they might as well be dead." - 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." - Holly Golightly

  • "I do not accept drinks from disapproving gentlemen. Especially not from disapproving gentlemen who are kept by the ladies. So take it. You should be used to taking money from ladies by now." - Holly Golightly

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