Saturday, April 19, 2008

Quotable: Raymond Chandler

The law isn’t justice. It’s a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.

Raymond Chandler (1888–1959), U.S. author. Sewell Endicott, in The Long Goodbye, ch. 8 (1953).

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