I love Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I wrote a research essay about the music in it last semester. I really loved every minute of listening to Moon River over and over! It’s such a silly little movie on the surface but Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn, of course) is so wonderful in it and I found that she really has some meaningful and insightful lines.
My favourite line comes up in a conversation between Holly and Paul:
Holly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly: 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?
Holly: 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!
Ooh how I know the reds! Holly is saying so much here, I could write a whole paper just on this quote! Alas, I will refrain!
I took on the themed tee by painting my nails Tiffany blue and throwing on some similarly coloured bangles.