Everything you are running away from is inside your head. We stop looking for monsters under the bed when we realize they are inside us. The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
There is a means to every end. A root to any cause. Sometimes the root is more evil than the cause, though it’s the cause that is usually more vilified.
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our own personal hell. Bad can be accidental but evil takes planning.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.