Saturday, November 17, 2018

Secrets

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1949
“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin, 2000
“The best way of keeping a secret is to pretend there isn’t one.”

Joyce Carol Oates, Man Crazy, 1997
“Secrets have always been easy for me, it’s the opposite of secrets that is hard.”

Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, 2005
“Maybe all of us at Hailsam had little secrets like that — little private nooks created out of thin air where we could go off alone without fears and longing.”