Quotes and Sayings about Secrets
"We have a way of dealing with information that has sort of personal - personally identifying information in it. But there are legitimate secrets - you know, your records with your doctor; that's a legitimate secret. But we deal with whistleblowers that are coming forward that are really sort of well motivated."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Information, Secrets)
"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
(Related: People, America, England, Secrets)
"There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Secrets, Want)
"I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Secrets)
"We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths. For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret, and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Secrets, Theatre, Want, Writers)
"Acting is a matter of giving away secrets."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Acting, Giving, Secrets)
"One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Life, Bed, Secrets)
"U.S. nuclear technology is one of this nation's most valuable secrets, and it should have been protected."
- Charles Foster Bass
(Related: Technology, Nation, Secrets)
"I have no secrets; all of these things have been discussed at length in guitar magazines over the years but are far too elaborate to cover in one article."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Guitar, Secrets, Years)
"After all, everybody has secrets and there are some things that nobody knows about you but only you, right?"
- Halle Berry
(Related: Right, Secrets)
"Confidante: One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C."
- Ambrose Bierce
"The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, People, Fathers, Founding, Press, Protection, Secrets)
"I've made six films since I made Secrets and Lies but I still live in London and I'd love to do theater."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Love, Lies, London, Secrets, Theater)
"I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Success, Successful, Lies, Secrets)
"I knew Secrets and Lies was a great film, but I didn't expect it to get the attention it did because none of his other films had and I thought they were just as good."
- Brenda Blethyn
(Related: Thought, Attention, Film, Lies, Secrets)
"I think, I would guess most people keep secrets."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: People, Secrets)
"History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose."
- John le Carre
(Related: History, Confidence, Needs, Secrets, Will)
"One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Life, Secrets, Worth)
"The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Art, Society, Eloquence, Secrets)
"The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you."
(Related: Secrets, Will)
"I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Trust, Editors, Flattery, Giving, Questions, Secrets, Will, Woman)
"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: History, Lies, Secrets, Study)
"Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Children, Lovers, Secrets, Word)
"If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find."
- John Churton Collins
"None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them."
- Charles Caleb Colton
"The real secrets are not the ones I tell."
- Mason Cooley
"Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful."
- Pierre Curie
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Mankind, Question, Right, Secrets, Will)
"I am not very good at keeping secrets at all! If you want your secret kept do not tell me!"
- Miley Cyrus
(Related: Secrets, Want)
"And I don't think I'm giving away any secrets here, but there are a lot of terrible scripts in this town."
- Frank Darabont
(Related: Giving, Secrets)
"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
(Related: Men, Company, Secrets, Want)
"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence."
- Dorothy Dix
(Related: Soul, Confession, Grave, Punishment, Secrets, Silence, Weakness)
"Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Faith, Secrets, Silence)
"I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Experience, Parenting, Work, Secrets)
"I wanted to understand the secrets behind my chemical experiments and behind the processes in nature."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Nature, Secrets)
"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Blame, Secrets, Trees, Wind)
"Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself."
- L. Wolfe Gilbert
(Related: Beauty, Life, Nature, Secrets, Will)
"I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
- Katherine Graham
(Related: Government, Democracy, Press, Secrets)
"There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
- Katherine Graham
(Related: Government, Democracy, Press, Public, Secrets)
"Selling drug secrets violates a trust that is fundamental to the integrity of both scientific research and our financial markets."
- Charles Grassley
(Related: Trust, Financial, Selling, Integrity, Research, Secrets)
"My dog was with me all the time. I talked to my dog. She was my best buddy. I shared all my secrets with her, but I don't think I every really tried jokes out with the dog."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Time, Jokes, Secrets)
"I will reveal the secrets behind these doors."
- Zahi Hawass
(Related: Secrets, Will)
"Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Books, Open, Secrets)
"Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch's brew."
- Anthony Hecht
(Related: Poetry, Secrets)
"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
(Related: Love, Man, Secrets)
"I think secrets often come out. I spoke to a friend who is a therapist and I asked her if there were people who came to her and admitted to doing horrible things and she said, 'More than you know.'"
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: People, Friend, Secrets)
"Meccano gives boys the secrets of the world's wonderful engineering structures."
- Frank Hornby
(Related: Boys, Engineering, Secrets, World)
"How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear, and if there were ever any records of this kind the Church would hardly allow them to become public."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Church, Possession, Public, Secrets)
"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
(Related: Man, May, Secrets)
"Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us."
- Elbert Hubbard
"Every portal coming into this country is being attacked by those who would harvest information, both national security secrets and just the common information of private individuals and private individuals. That crime is going on, every day, on a single entity known as the Internet."
- Darrell Issa
(Related: Being, Country, Crime, Day, Harvest, Information, Internet, National security, Secrets)
"The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Secrets, Slavery)
"My secrets must be poetic to be believable."
- Mick Jagger
"The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master."
- Henry James
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Civilization, American, Country, Literary, Secrets, Will, Yield)
"In 1930s mysteries, all sorts of motives were credible which aren't credible today, especially motives of preventing guilty sexual secrets from coming out. Nowadays, people sell their guilty sexual secrets."
- P. D. James
(Related: People, Motives, Secrets, Today)
"The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Heart, Eyes, Mind, Secrets)
"My most intimate secrets? Well, if I told you those they wouldn't be secrets now, would they? Seriously though I don't have too many secrets. I'm a very open and honest person, sometimes too honest for my own good."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Now, Open, Secrets)
"Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Trust, Secrets)
"Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents."
- Edmund Leach
(Related: Family, Society, Being, Privacy, Secrets)
"We inadvertently bombed the Chinese Embassy. But Clinton now is working very hard. He has sent a letter of apology to the Chinese. And, he's also given them a gift certificate for future nuclear secrets."
- David Letterman
(Related: Apology, Future, Now, Secrets)
"We busted a lot of family secrets with this. But to make a long story short, my parents relationship was built heavily on security issues for my Mom, and when my Dad couldn't provide security, the relationship unraveled."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, Parents, Secrets, Security)
"Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Play, Secrets, Want)
"We don't want to keep secrets anymore."
- Nong Duc Manh
(Related: Secrets, Want)
"Our Lord did not try to alter circumstances. He submitted to them. They shaped his life and eventually brought him to Calvary. I believe we miss opportunities and lovely secrets our Lord is waiting to teach us by not taking what comes."
- Mother Maribel
(Related: Life, Circumstances, Secrets, Waiting)
"I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently inhibited about the things that other women are inhibited about for me. They feel that you've given away trade secrets."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Women, Secrets, Trade)
"That's the mark of a great storyteller, never to give away secrets in advance."
- Ian McDiarmid
"Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Happiness, Curiosity, Secrets)
"We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Life, Nature, Day, Harmony, Laws, Present, Secrets)
"Celebrity and secrets don't go together. The bastards will get you in the end."
- George Michael
(Related: Celebrity, End, Secrets, Will)
"Everything you'll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Body, Secrets, Universe)
"I was so astonished that another had penetrated so deeply into the secrets of my soul, and that he knew what I did not know myself, that when I recovered from it he had already been long upon the street."
- Max Muller
(Related: Soul, Secrets)
"Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them!"
- Max Muller
(Related: Childhood, Secrets)
"One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: People, America, Commitment, Environment, Freedom, Secrets)
"The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Success, Wife, Job, Secrets)
"Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Diplomacy, Secrets)
"It is up to the government to keep the government's secrets."
- Robert Novak
(Related: Government, Secrets)
"I like to feel the burn of the audience's eyes when I'm whispering all my darkest secrets into the microphone."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Eyes, Secrets)
"One of the things I wanted to introduce in The Same Sea beyond transcending the conflict, is the fact that deep down below all our secrets are the same."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Conflict, Deep, Fact, Sea, Secrets)
"In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: End, Guilt, May, Mind, Secrecy, Secrets)
"One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Life, Curiosity, Secrets)
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Success, Work, Failure, Hard work, Learning, Preparation, Result, Secrets)
"Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets."
- Gerald Priestland
"There are no secrets that time does not reveal."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Time, Secrets)
"Being prepared to die is one of the great secrets of living."
- George Lincoln Rockwell
(Related: Being, Living, Secrets)
"When I was about, I'd say, 18 or 19 years old, I wanted to be a part of the CIA just because they know those intimate secrets... So I was just always into knowing. I like to know things."
- Michelle Rodriguez
(Related: Old, Secrets, Years)
"As an old reporter, we have a few secrets, and the first thing is we try the phone book."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: First, Old, Secrets)
"Our Masonic friends have it down very fine. I do not know where they got it so well. I have often wondered where they found out so many of the secrets of our High and Accepted Order of Masonry."
- Charles T. Russell
(Related: Friends, Order, Secrets)
"I don't know who I touch and who I don't. I work hard trying to make people laugh. I try to do the kind of stuff that made me laugh growing up. I don't have any secrets. I don't know the reasons I've been so well received."
- Adam Sandler
(Related: Work, People, Growing up, Secrets, Trying)
"Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Mother, Father, Secrets)
"I'm always really surprised by people who are comfortable revealing all of their secrets on TV or in a magazine. It's actually quite shocking to me."
- Annabella Sciorra
(Related: People, Secrets)
"I really don't have any secrets. I've never met a photographer whose work I respected that had a secret because the secret lies within each and every one of us."
- John Sexton
(Related: Work, Lies, Secrets)
"The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves."
- George Bernard Shaw
"There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses."
- George Bernard Shaw
"The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn."
- Alexander Smith
"I'm supposed to convince you, for two hours, that I'm somebody else. Now if you know everything about my life, if you think you've got me figured out and you think you know all my dark secrets, how am I ever going to convince you that I'm somebody else?"
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Life, Now, Secrets)
"Am I now supposed to go on Oprah and cry and tell you my deepest, darkest secrets because you want to know?"
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Now, Secrets, Want)
"All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature."
- Rudolf Steiner
(Related: Nature, Soul, Language, Now, Secrets, Whisper)
"There are few secrets in football. So execute."
- Hank Stram
(Related: Football, Secrets)
"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets."
- Gloria Stuart
(Related: Heart, Deep, Ocean, Secrets, Woman)
"In those days secrets were well kept."
- Stuart Symington
"Do not share the knowledge with which you have been blessed with everyone in general, as you do with some people in particular; and know that there are some men in whom Allah, may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets, which they are forbidden to reveal."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Men, People, Knowledge, Forbidden, May, Secrets)
"There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience."
- Chuck Tanner
(Related: First, Patience, Secrets)
"A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Truth, Saying, Secrets, Voice, Writer)
"I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation's secrets."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Attitude, Media, Nation, Secrets)
"When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: God, Light, Secrets)
"Each has its lesson; for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves."
- Henry Timrod
(Related: Dreams, Truth, Gods, Deep, Secrets)
"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets."
- Paul Tournier
(Related: Lonely, Nothing, Secrets)
"The government of the German Democratic Republic rejects secret policies. It works for the people, and only the people, so it does not need to keep secrets like the warmongers."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Government, People, Secrets)
"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
(Related: Secrets, Shame)
"A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Man, Secrets)
"Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!"
- Orville Wright
(Related: Secrets, Years)