— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
Fonte: The Story of My Life (1932), Ch. 1 "Before The Beginning"
Contexto: One cannot live through a long stretch of years without forming some philosophy of life. As one journeys along he gains experiences and even some ideas. Accumulated opinions and philosophy may be more important to others than the bare facts about how he lived, so my ambition is not so much to relate the occurrences as to record the ideas that life has forced me to accept; and, after all, thoughts, impressions and feelings are really life itself. I should like to think that these reflections might make existence a trifle easier for some of those who may chance to read this story.