Confidences Quotes

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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

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 Eliot
“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.”
George Eliot

Stephenie Meyer
“Sometimes, loyalty gets in the way of what you want to do. Sometimes, it’s not your secret to tell.”
Stephenie Meyer, New Moon

Jodi Picoult
“What you didn't tell someone was just as debilitating as what you did.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Suzanne Collins
“But some secrets are too delicious not to share.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Aidan Chambers
“Secrets. Funny how, when you're about to be given something precious, something you've wanted for a long time, you suddenly feel nervous over taking it.
Everyone wants more than anything to be allowed into someone else's most secret self. Everyone wants to allow someone into their most secret self. Everyone feels so alone inside that their deepest wish is for someone to know their secret being, because then they are alone no longer. Don't we all long for this? Yet when it's offered it's frightening, because you might not live up to the desires of the one who bestows the gift. And frightening because you know that accepting such a gift means you'll want-perhaps be expected- to offer a similar gift in return. Which means giving your *self* away. And what's more frightening than that?”
Aidan Chambers, This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn

Sándor Márai
“She said she never wanted to have secrets from me nor from herself, which is why she wanted to write down everything that otherwise would be hard to talk about. As I said, later I understood that someone who flees into honesty like that fears something, fears that her life will fill with something that can no longer be shared, a genuine secret, indescribable, unutterable.”
Sándor Márai, Embers

Zoë Heller
“We are bound by the secrets we share.”
Zoë Heller, What Was She Thinking? [Notes on a Scandal]

Donna Jo Napoli
“Secrets could never be rushed. They had to come of their own accord, on their own schedule. That way ,when they came , the offered themselves as a gift.”
Donna Jo Napoli, Bound

Anna Godbersen
“How she wished she had Elizabeth to herself for a little so they could discuss what Henry's real intentions were and also how high and mighty Penelope had acted at lunch and what a tremendous insult it was that she'd come at all and did anyone really think she was beautiful with those oversize features anyway.”
Anna Godbersen, Envy

Helen Simonson
“It was never a good idea to confide in people. They always remembered, and when they came up to you in the street, years later, you could see the information was still firmly attached to your face and present in the way they said your name and the pressure of their hand clasping yours.”
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

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