Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it's really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.
- Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
A good friend keeps your secrets for you. A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.
- Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall
Nobody really wants to keep secrets, not even the dead. People leave clues everywhere, and if you pay attention, you can piece them together.
- Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches
Secrets are unreliable allies. They allow us to believe we are safe, yet all the while they are destroying us.
- Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life
Everyone who keeps a secret, itches to tell it.
- Gillian Flynn, Dark Places
All of us have secrets in our lives. We're keepers or keptfrom, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches - that's what will be left at the end of it all.
- Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
A secret's not like coin. It doesn't keep its value in the spending.
- Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows