No Apologies

Photo by Benjamin Goss: tindra

I don’t apologize for things, because I’ve no right to expect you or anyone to accept anything I do or say – but I can always explain what I do or say. There is no sense in apologizing, because nothing is ultimately defensible. But a man can act coherently, he can act in ways that he can explain, if he wants to.

“Joe Morgan” in John Barth’s The End of the Road (1958)

Photo by Benjamin Goss: tindra

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