"Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television." - Woody Allen
Ain't that the truth!
On the surface, I agree with Mr. Allen's quote, although it IS cheeky. But dig deeper, as we so often as a people don't do, and I think the following quote suffices:
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Or perhaps more clearly, "Life imitates art when reflecting reality, otherwise we humans change the rules and the imitation." -- an Original.