- 17 April 2019
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"You couldn't see only beauty in the world. You had to see the disfiguring stains; the sordid and sprawling things, too. Because that was life. Life was ugly and untidy besides being beautiful and marvelous and full of wonder. You had to see the dirt as well as the stars. To see the dirt and not become a cynic; to hold fast to one's ideals; to preserve one's belief in the underlying decencies of humanity - that was the real purpose of living."
~Francis Duncan in "Murder has a Motive"