When a man's life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men's actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.
Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher
Once victim, always victim -- that's the law!
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) British novelist, short story writer, and poet.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) American author.