"Before his passing, the author had already begun referring to Answered Prayers, for which he received at advance in 1966, as a 'posthumous novel.' On the Dick Cavett Show in 1971, he said, 'either I'm going to kill it, or it's going to kill me.'" -- Huffington Post, 11/1/2012
"Truman Capote was the darling of an inner circle he called his swans—Babe Paley, Slim Keith, Lee Radziwill, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Marella Agnelli. He was their baby wizard, their bitchy sister, their father confessor. They told him who had slept between the Porthault sheets and where all the bodies were buried. The day he published a fraction of what he had learned in their company in “La Côte Basque, 1965,” he created a new art form: social suicide." Vanity Fair, April 1988.