Most of us have learned to be dispassionate about evil, to look it in the face and find, as often as not, our own grinning reflections with which we do not argue, but good is another matter. Few have stared at that long enough to accept the fact that its face too is grotesque, that in us the good is something under construction.
Flannery O'Connor, "Introduction to A Memoir of Mary Ann," Mystery and Manners, Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York: 1970) p. 226.
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