SPEAK, IF YOU ARE SO MOVED
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
—Saint Teresa of Ávila1
1This quotation, attributed to Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and Counter-Reformation iconoclast, Saint Teresa of Ávila, cannot be found in her writings. Its source here is the epigraph chosen by American author Truman Capote for his book, Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel, published posthumously at London by Hamish Hamilton in 1986.