Quotation by Anna Quindlen

Being so wrong about her makes me wonder now how often I am utterly wrong about myself. And how wrong she might have been about her mother, how wrong he might have been about his father, how much of family life is a vast web of misunderstandings, a tinted and touched-up family portrait, an accurate representation of fact that leaves out only the essential truth.
Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. One True Thing, p. 286, Random House (1994).

Ellen Guden, reflecting on her misunderstanding of her mother's strength of will.
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