Keeping Secrets

Sunday, October 24, 2010 – Keeping Secrets

Secrets are made to be found out with time. ~ Charles Sanford

Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us. ~ Elbert Hubbard

The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. ~ Sigmund Freud

The man who has no secrets from his wife either has no secrets or no wife. ~ Gilbert Wells

Acting is a matter of giving away secrets. ~ Ellen Barkin

Of course I can keep secrets. It’s the people I tell them to that can’t keep them. ~ Anthony Haden-Guest

What is man? A miserable little pile of secrets. ~ Andre Malraux

A man nearly always loves for other reasons than he thinks. A lover is apt to be as full of secrets from himself as is the object of his love from him. ~ Ben Hecht

A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others. ~ Paul Valery

A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets. ~ Gloria Stuart

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence. ~ Dorothy Dix

From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few. ~ John Updike

Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets. ~ Gerald Priestland

I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret. ~ Walter Winchell

No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues. ~ Bertrand Russell

Why is it that fools always have the instinct to hunt out the unpleasant secrets of life, and the hardiness to mention them? ~ Emily Eden

Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted. ~ Don DeLillo

My secrets must be poetic to be believable. ~ Mick Jagger

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets. ~ Paul Tournier

The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they – and as taciturn. ~ Alexander Smith

The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves. ~ George Bernard Shaw

You know there are no secrets in America. It’s quite different in England, where people think of a secret as a shared relation between two people. ~ W. H. Auden

It is a secret in the Oxford sense. You may tell it to only one person at a time. ~ Oliver Franks

Trade your secrets and become who you are. ~ Frank Warren

A neurosis is a secret that you don’t know you are keeping. ~ Kenneth Tynan

Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. ~ Diane Ackerman

God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe