• In the range of my character at any given moment, I have acted in the only way it seemed to me I could have acted. This in no way means that I have done what was right; only what was possible for me. Sometimes I have done what I knew was wrong, and have rationalized. But rationalization is a form of desperation. It takes kindness to forgive oneself for one's life.

    Anne Truitt, Audrey Niffenegger (2013). “Daybook: The Journal of an Artist”, p.184, Simon and Schuster