Quotation by Anna Quindlen

Life is so messy that the temptation to straighten it up is very strong. And the results always illusory.
Anna Quindlen (b. 1953), U.S. author. New York Times, section 4, p. 17 (November 14, 1993).

Concluding a newspaper column on simplistic explanations of a complexly motivated legal case.
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