This above all, to refuse to be a victim. Unless I can do that I can do nothing. I have to recant, give up the belief that I am powerless and because of it nothing I can do will ever hurt anyone. A lie which was always more disastrous than the truth would have been.
Atwood, Margaret. Surfacing. New York: Fawcett Crest, 1971. 213. Print. (via lookatthatlemur