Holly Golightly: You know those days when you've got the mean reds?Paul: The mean reds? You mean like the blues? Holly Golightly: No, the blues are because you're getting fat or 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.

George Axelrod depression blues the fear

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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."

George Axelrod love fear happiness

O.J. Berman: Well, answer the question now. Is she or isn't she?Paul: Is she or isn't she what? O.J. Berman: A phony.Paul. I don't know. I don't think so.O.J. Berman: You don't think so, huh? Well, you're wrong. She is. But on the other hand, you're right. Because she's a real phony.

George Axelrod phoniness identity

Tiffany's Salesman: Do they still really have prizes in Crackerjack boxes?Paul: Oh, yes. Tiffany's Salesman: That's nice to know. Gives one a feeling of solidarity, almost of continuity into the past, that sort of thing.

George Axelrod solidarity past the prizes

You mustn'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 w oods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree. And then to the sky.

George Axelrod love wildness