You Can’t Know

“It’s an important part of my personality that I continually adjudicate, but I never reach a verdict…You can’t know exactly what’s going on in your neighbor’s house or in his head or his heart. You can make suppositions, you can make assumptions, but you always have to factor in that you can’t know.”

~ John Patrick Shanley, from “‘Doubt’ and Doubts of a Workingman,” David Carr, New York Times (12.04.08)