Truman Capote Once Said…

Truman Garcia Capote was born on September 30, 1924 and died on August 25, 1984. Truman was an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor and wrote the book for one of my favorite movies, Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn.

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. – Truman Capote

One has to have failure to enjoy one’s successes I believe. I do know that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction so with success comes failure, maybe not for you but there is the ying yang to it all. Failure may be bitter but I think one learns more from failing because you learn to do something differently in order to succeed.

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. – Truman Capote

When we are reflecting on what our lives we often think about the good times but also look at the bad and then when we go into further depth we start breaking it into sections. The first part is childhood until adulthood (of course) and the second being young adults to middle age and then the third act being middle age until death. That is of course if you make it that far and if you even have time to reflect on it. We often view the third part as painful because we have a lot of pain in our lives, we have our loved ones die, our children die, our bodies break down but we also have freedom to do things because we might be able to retire and do the things we wanted to do. I say we should do things in all acts of our lives because you never know how long your life will be.

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones. – Truman Capote

I don’t know if this would be true or not, I can see that as a possibility as you may cry when you wish or pray for something to happen and it’s tears of joy for when they do happen. On the flipside, I think that there are plenty of tears spilled for unanswered prayers because we long and hope for it and if we reflect on whatever it is can make us cry. But it also may make us figure out how to do it ourselves rather than waiting for it to happen.