If you want to be scary and dramatic, say that you do violence to yourself so you don’t do it to other people. If you want to appear noble, say that you keep other people from harm by turning it on yourself. It’s a matter of order, which synonym you use, and whether you’re saying you’re the source of the passion, or its an inescapable capacity of the world that we always have to deal in – in some way.

— Asher's Maxim 339

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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