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The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.

Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) American Modernist poet.