Keeping Secrets Quotes

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Jennifer E. Smith
“It seemed to Ellie that you could tell a lot about someone by the way they carried a secret—by how safe they kept it, how soon they told, the way they acted when they were trying to keep it from spilling out.”
Jennifer E. Smith, This Is What Happy Looks Like

Rainbow Rowell
“Eleanor should never have told them about Park's house, but she'd been dying to tell somebody. (This was how people ended up in jail after committing the perfect crime.)”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Marie Lu
“Augustine’s lips tense into a line. “Oh, for the gods’ sakes, Little Jac,” he snaps. “We know Lucent wasn’t just your riding companion.” At her stunned expression, Augustine laughs. “You are good at many things, but you are horrible at keeping your love interests a secret.”
Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

George Orwell
“For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself. You must know all the while that it is there, but until it is needed you must never let it emerge into your consciousness in any shape that could be given a name.”
George Orwell, 1984

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Dogs are loyal friends, and if they could talk, your secrets would still be safe. (If my cat could talk, I’d have to let the dog eat her.)”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Michael R. French
“A secret that has been buried too long, eating a hole in me, worms its way to the surface, like a swimmer who can't hold his breath any longer.”
Michael R French, Once Upon a Lie

“the safest place to keep your secrets is to keep them in your mind with a locked tongue”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Zadie Smith
“Samad! My mouth is like the grave! Whatever is told to me dies with me."

Whatever was told to Zinat invariably lit up the telephone network, rebounded off aerials, radio waves, and satellites along the way, picked up finally by advanced alien civilizations as it bounced through the atmosphere of planets far removed from this one.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Joyce Rachelle
“When you are entrusted with a secret, you become irrevocably accountable for what you do or don't do after your mind is colored by the knowledge of it.”
Joyce Rachelle

Joyce Rachelle
“I know I can't own a hilltop, a meadow, or a mountainside. But keeping it a secret somehow makes it mine.”
Joyce Rachelle

Joyce Rachelle
“Some secrets are heavy because they aren't yours to tell.”
Joyce Rachelle

“A little amount of secret is a great pillar of the mind. He who does not have what somebody does not know, have what everybody knows. Know your secret; keep your secret. He who knows what to keep, knows what real life is all about”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“The hardest secret to keep is one you don't know you have”
Marty Rubin