Dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body. ~Walt Whitman
A toxic person knows of they hurl accusations at a survivor, those words will pierce deep. They cause the survivor to look inward and to reflect on whether the complaints against them are true. Quite the clever diversion tactic.