Quotation by Georges Bataille

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that specieas alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
Georges Bataille (1897–1962), French novelist, critic. "The Author's Profession of Faith," pt. 1, The Trial of Gilles de Rais (1965, revised 1991).
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