Quotes About Secrets

Quotes tagged as "secrets" (showing 1-30 of 475)
Roald Dahl
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

Benjamin Franklin
“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

Sylvia Plath
“And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Nicholas Sparks
“I'd learned that some things are best kept secret.”
Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Ally Carter
“I thought about how there are two types of secrets: the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out.”
Ally Carter, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

C.G. Jung
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
C.G. Jung

Lauren Oliver
“A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

George Orwell
“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”
George Orwell, 1984

Rainer Maria Rilke
“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Cassandra Clare
“Lies and secrets, Tessa, they are like a cancer in the soul. They eat away what is good and leave only destruction behind.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Diane Arbus
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
Diane Arbus

Sara Gruen
“With a secret like that, at some point the secret itself becomes irrelevant. The fact that you kept it does not.”
Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

Audrey Niffenegger
“I never understood why Clark Kent was so hell bent on keeping Lois Lane in the dark.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

Criss Jami
“Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths.”
Criss Jami

Nancy Werlin
“It is absolutely okay with me if you need to keep some secrets. I've been thinking about this and I decided that a best friend is someone who, when they don't understand, they still understand.”
Nancy Werlin, Impossible

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

J.K. Rowling
“Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of
their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, "Make way for
the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through ......

Percy was deeply disapproving of this behavior.

"It is not a laughing matter," he said coldly.

"Oh, get out of the way, Percy," said Fred. "Harry's in a hurry."

"Yeah, he's off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged
servant," said George, chortling.

Ginny didn't find it amusing either.

"Oh, don't," she wailed every time Fred asked Harry loudly who he was
planning to attack next, or when George pretended to ward Harry off with a large
clove of garlic when they met.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Nicholas Sparks
“I've learned that we're all entitled to have our secrets.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Michelle Hodkin
“Sometimes, the biggest secrets you can only tell a stranger.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Margaret Atwood
“The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn't one.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Veronica Roth
“I feel bare. I didn't realize I wore my secrets as armor until they were gone and now everyone sees me as I really am.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Kim Edwards
“Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.”
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Anaïs Nin
“I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.”
Anaïs Nin

James Joyce
“Secrets, silent, stony sit in the dark palaces of both our hearts: secrets weary of their tyranny: tyrants willing to be dethroned.”
James Joyce

Robin Sloan
“There is no immortality that is not built on friendship and work done with care. All the secrets in the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.”
Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Deb Caletti
“People are secretive when they have secrets.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Oscar Wilde
“When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Jeremy Aldana
“A man’s spirit is free, but his pride binds him with chains of suffocation in a prison of his own insecurities”
Jeremy Aldana

Alice Munro
“You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.”
Alice Munro, Open Secrets

William Hazlitt
“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own."

[The Sick Chamber (The New Monthly Magazine , August 1830)]”
William Hazlitt, Essays of William Hazlitt

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