From Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Holly Golightly: “You know those days when you get the mean reds?”

Paul Varjak: “The mean reds, you mean like the blues?”

Holly Golightly: “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?”

Paul Varjak: “Sure. “

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!”


What do you call it when you find that place, where you get that feeling? That “nothing very bad could happen to you there” feeling. I found that place. It makes me happy, yet scared. So that would be a Happy Red, but also a Scared Red.

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