He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
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The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.
— Cesare Pavese

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
— Honore de Balzac

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
— abyss quotation by Joseph Campbell