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

Key West, Florida sunrise, December 2006

There are secrets everywhere. I think everyone’s parents have secrets. You just have to know where to look for them. ~ Lemony Snicket, Slippery Slope

No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child. ~ Victor Hugo

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

If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness. ~ Alexander Smith

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

A man's most open actions have a secret side to them. ~ Joseph Conrad

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

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

The older I get the more secrets I have, never to be revealed and this, I know, is a common condition of people my age. and why all this emphasis on kissing and telling? Kisses are the least of it. ~ Doris Lessing

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly. ~ Samuel Johnson

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. ~ Diane Arbus, About Photography

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. ~ Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

All secrets are deep. All secrets become dark. That's in the nature of secrets. ~ Cory Doctorow

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