Joyce Carol Oates
And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.
About This Quote
If you are reading this, then it is quite likely that you have come across some form of evil in your life. Maybe you have been victimized by a person or a situation that you can not seem to shake. Or, maybe you are the one who is doing the victimizing. It's not so uncommon to find yourself caught up in some kind of evil.
What is important to understand is that there are ways for us to rise above evil. There are ways for us to turn our lives around and be the person or people that we want to be.
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