Top 295 Secrets Quotes

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“Apple is so secretive internally, they keep secrets from each other.”

― Adam Lashinsky

“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

“We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then, just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“Now that I think about it, maybe my own literary exploration of the dark secrets held by families could be traced back to V.C. Andrews.”

― Alafair Burke

“With ‘Urban Secrets,’ I just really liked the idea of wandering around chatting to people.”

― Alan Cumming

“We don’t have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Like Prince von Bismarck in diplomacy, I have no secrets.”

― Albert J. Nock

“Mr. Snowden did not start out as a spy, and calling him one bends the term past recognition. Spies don’t give their secrets to journalists for free.”

― Alex Berenson

“The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they – and as taciturn.”

― Alexander Smith

“For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.”

― Alexander the Great

“I’m really bad at keeping secrets.”

― Alfie Allen

“It’s not what you see on-screen that makes a performance. It’s the things you should never know about – it’s the secrets.”

― Alice Englert

“What I started to read and most enjoyed while I was a student was an Italian edition of ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.’”

― Amanda Knox

“Confidante: One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Families just have so many secrets and dysfunctions.”

― Amy Landecker

“It’s a thrilling world, and people really like stories about secrets, which is the essence of a spy drama.”

― Andrew Scott

“As an old reporter, we have a few secrets, and the first thing is we try the phone book.”

― Andy Rooney

“In terms of the secrets that imbue and underlie ‘Fall on Your Knees’, they were as much of a mystery to me as I was creating the story as they are to the readers.”

― Ann-Marie MacDonald

“’Fall on Your Knees’ is really a story about secrets and family, and the idea that there are some stories or truths that need to be expressed.”

― Ann-Marie MacDonald

“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

“I love the luxury of the camera. The camera does so much for you. I like the secrets a camera can tell.”

― Annette Bening

“Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch’s brew.”

― Anthony Hecht

“Being poor sucks… It’s hard to figure out the secrets of the universe when you’re trying to figure out where you and your girlfriend are going to sleep next month.”

― Antony Garrett Lisi

“I was never any good at keeping secrets.”

― Ariel Levy

“’Social engineering,’ the fancy term for tricking you into giving away your digital secrets, is at least as great a threat as spooky technology.”

― Barton Gellman

“If Iraq had succeeded in spray-drying anthrax spores to extend their life and lethality, that would have been among the most important secrets of its wide-ranging weapons program.”

― Barton Gellman

“The NSA’s business is ‘information dominance,’ the use of other people’s secrets to shape events.”

― Barton Gellman

“Cloud services cut both ways in terms of security: you get off-site backup and disaster recovery, but you entrust your secrets to somebody else’s hands. Doing the latter increases your exposure to government surveillance and the potential for deliberate or inadvertent breaches of your confidential files.”

― Barton Gellman

“I think, I would guess most people keep secrets.”

― Beau Bridges

“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

“Kubrick has a divining rod for the concealed, alienating secrets of characters.”

― Bennett Miller

“One of the big secrets of finding time is not to watch television.”

― Bob Keeshan

“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

“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

“I always considered myself very successful even before the success of Secrets and Lies.”

― Brenda Blethyn

“We all have our secrets. We all have our vulnerabilities.”

― Brett Dalton

“I can’t keep secrets for crap.”

― Brett Eldredge

“Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“Bruce always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“There are no secrets – I’ve been fighting around 154 lbs and 155 lbs, so I feel comfortable at this weight. This is my weight class.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I’ve dated many women at the same time. But I told them. I didn’t keep any secrets from them.”

― Carlos Mencia

“The biggest guru-mantra is: never share your secrets with anybody. It will destroy you.”

― Chanakya

“U.S. nuclear technology is one of this nation’s most valuable secrets, and it should have been protected.”

― Charles Bass

“None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“There are many secrets in us, in the depths of our souls, that we don’t want anyone to know about.”

― Charles Durning

“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 Taze Russell

“I think the reason I have secrets is because there are a lot of things I haven’t been able to let out, and I’m able to let them out through the screen and this medium.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“For me, each day begins and ends with wanting to learn a little more about the secrets of spider silk.”

― Cheryl Hayashi

“I hate the word ‘rendering,’ as it equates to ‘pouring concrete’ on ideas that demand continuing dialog. ‘Trade secrets’ imply hoarding of knowledge.”

― Chris Jordan

“If I had any deadly secrets, I wouldn’t still be alive.”

― Christopher Lee

“Selling drug secrets violates a trust that is fundamental to the integrity of both scientific research and our financial markets.”

― Chuck Grassley

“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

“I don’t have any secrets; I don’t believe in secrets.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“I like to feel the burn of the audience’s eyes when I’m whispering all my darkest secrets into the microphone.”

― Conor Oberst

“I’m an old English major from way back, so I do have fun tearing apart texts and trying to find the hidden secrets and the subtexts in there.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“I do tend to be an analyzer. I’m an old English major from way back, so I do have fun tearing apart texts and trying to find the hidden secrets and the subtexts in there.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“I love playing characters that have secrets.”

― Cynthia Watros

“The world is full of people who want their ears tickled on strategies for wealth creation and protection and so-called revealed secrets to wealth creation. And there are plenty of slick ‘business coaches’ who are more than willing to do just that – for a fee. This is the world of the seminar guru.”

― Dan Pena

“Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.”

― Dario Argento

“It is the unspoken ethic of all magicians to not reveal the secrets.”

― David Copperfield

“I find revealing the secrets of magic quite reprehensible.”

― David Copperfield

“There are certainly some secrets the government needs to protect, but many of the most important clues about revolutions, nuclear transfers, and new military sites can be found online, in open chat rooms and commercial satellite photos.”

― David E. Sanger

“When Russia’s intelligence agencies obtained some of the National Security Agency’s secrets about its own cyberweapons, it appeared to do so by manipulating a virus protection program sold by Kaspersky, a Russian firm.”

― David E. Sanger

“A world in which there are no secrets that can be protected at all is going to be a pretty dangerous world.”

― David Ignatius

“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

“We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets.”

― David Suzuki

“The word ‘sister’ evokes an ideal of connection and support, like the friendships that made Rebecca Wells’s ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ and Ann Brashares’s ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ into best-selling novels and successful films.”

― Deborah Tannen

“I’ve learned survival secrets from being on camera, and then translated them into everyday life.”

― Deidre Hall

“Beauty secrets are meant to be shared with the world!”

― Devon Windsor

“We cannot expect to keep our nation’s secrets secure – or provide meaningful oversight for our intelligence agencies – if proper classification of our country’s secrets is as likely as a coin flip.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“A rapidly growing number of nation states have determined that cyberespionage is a highly valuable tool not only to steal national and military secrets but also to pillage the most valuable business information from international competitors and pass it on to domestic industries to help them out-innovate and out-negotiate their rivals.”

― Dmitri Alperovitch

“The Chinese need to be held accountable for their continued attempts to steal IP and trade secrets through cyber-intrusions into commercial companies.”

― Dmitri Alperovitch

“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

“I think secrets are something that you keep or are afraid to share because you think they’re going to harm you in some way. So if you don’t have any secrets, then there’s no way anyone can harm you.”

― Don Lemon

“Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.”

― Dorothy Dix

“Some secrets are meant to be taken to the grave, and that’s what I plan on doing with all mine. They’re not necessarily my secrets to tell. I’m the gatekeeper of other people’s secrets.”

― Drew Lachey

“I’m always asked, ‘What’s the secret to success?’ But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“Oh, I can keep many secrets, so I would be a phenomenal secret agent. I love secrets.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“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.”

― E. W. Howe

“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

“Most of the secrets the CIA has are about people, not machines and systems, so I didn’t feel comfortable with disclosures that I thought could endanger anyone.”

― Edward Snowden

“The Gospel of Judas really has been a surprise in many ways. For one thing, there’s no other text that suggests that Judas Iscariot was an intimate, trusted disciple, one to whom Jesus revealed the secrets of the kingdom, and that conversely, the other disciples were misunderstanding what he meant by the gospel.”

― Elaine Pagels

“Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.”

― Elbert Hubbard

“I was a huge fan of J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel ‘Maine,’ and like that novel, ‘Saint’ is a family saga set in Boston. Irish Catholic family secrets – is there anything better?”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.”

― Elizabeth I

“Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.”

― Ellen Barkin

“After we have put our intimate secrets and credit card numbers online, what can prevent us from putting our elections there as well?”

― Ellen Ullman

“In most cases, cables are marked secret not because the U.S. requires it but because those speaking to us – the foreign leaders across the table – do. They are not keeping secrets from us, but from two other groups: their enemies and their subjects.”

― Elliott Abrams

“When I was young, I went with my mum to see some really random independent films, which really spoke to me: ‘My Beautiful Laundrette,’ ‘Secrets and Lies’… It wasn’t all arthouse, though!”

― Emily Beecham

“I’ve always been intrigued by the power of secrets. When is it justifiable to keep them from the ones we love? And does keeping them irrevocably change who we are?”

― Emily Giffin

“I guess secrets are part of the fabric of everybody’s lives. I mean everybody’s lives, and guilt is part of the fabric of everybody’s lives.”

― Emily Mortimer

“I’m not so great at keeping secrets; maybe that’s why no one ever tells me things.”

― Emily Osment

“I’m good at keeping secrets. My friends always tell me their secrets because I keep them well.”

― Erin Richards

“I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks.”

― Eva Green

“I’d rather make all my secrets public than have an image based on gossip. I’d rather put it out there myself and control it.”

― Eve

“It’s part of the magic of ‘Game of Thrones,’ all the secrets.”

― Faye Marsay

“Like most people, I shrink from exposing my innermost secrets and my most private and intimate actions.”

― Faye Resnick

“The secrets of small towns have fascinated writers and readers since the first psychological thriller was penned.”

― Fiona Barton

“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

“I don’t have any secrets I need kept any more.”

― Frank Ocean

“Ooh, it’s too embarrassing to share my innermost romantic secrets – although I have written Danielle the odd poem. If anything they are more comedic than romantic. They used to be well-received but that was before she started studying Shakespeare at drama college. Now I feel so inept.”

― Gary Lineker

“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

“There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Celebrity and secrets don’t go together. The bastards will get you in the end.”

― George Michael

“When you do a reality show and host shows, it’s hard to have secrets.”

― Giuliana Rancic

“A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.”

― Gloria Stuart

“One of my ‘Secrets of Adulthood’ is: Somewhere, keep an empty shelf. I know where my empty shelf is, and I treasure it.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“One of my most important ‘Secrets of Adulthood’: Outer order contributes to inner calm.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Spending should be transparent. All spending by the Pentagon should be online. Every check. Exceptions should be made for legitimate national security issues. But military and civilian pay and retirement benefits are not state secrets. This has already been done in many state governments.”

― Grover Norquist

“After all, everybody has secrets and there are some things that nobody knows about you but only you, right?”

― Halle Berry

“There are few secrets in football. So execute.”

― Hank Stram

“There are secrets at the heart of every story; there is something that must be uncovered or discovered, both by the reader and by the characters.”

― Hannah Kent

“The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition.”

― Harriet Ann Jacobs

“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

“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

“The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.”

― Hugo Black

“Many of us will be obsessed with one or another kind of secret or revelation, be it gossip about friends or ourselves, a fantasy about spies, or a worry about the most personal information now stored in data banks. But few of us think about secrets in general, or about the moral rights and wrongs of hiding or exposing them.”

― Ian Hacking

“That’s the mark of a great storyteller, never to give away secrets in advance.”

― Ian McDiarmid

“I’ve made four films about the destructive nature of relationships, of secrets and lies, and I think I’m no longer interested in that subject – which is a wonderful relief.”

― Ira Sachs

“It’s very simple. You have to be faithful to your other half and not have secrets. That’s my rule.”

― Irina Shayk

“I feel that telling my secrets makes me less vulnerable. What would make me vulnerable are the secrets I keep.”

― Isabel Allende

“There are a lot of shows that have secrets and string people along and use the secrets of the narrative engine to keep people coming back every week. I don’t know if those programs even have an answer. I don’t know how they build their shows.”

― J. H. Wyman

“The soul shall mightily rule in all hidden secrets: but it must not let in the devil.”

― Jakob Bohme

“I read so much about men who aren’t what they seem, and particularly stories written by women who found out their husbands had a slew of secrets they knew nothing about.”

― Jane Green

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that secrets are toxic and break up families.”

― Jane Ridley

“’Family Secrets’ is thought provoking, well written, and remorselessly intelligent.”

― Jane Ridley

“We have secrets, and we have the same secrets that criminals have. Sometimes the only difference between a criminal and a law-abiding citizen is that somebody found out the criminal’s secret.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“There are no secrets that time does not reveal.”

― Jean Racine

“There are secrets in families. That is the definition of a family.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“We are as sick as our secrets, so I tell everything.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“You forge different bonds with friends than with family, tell different secrets.”

― Jenna Morasca

“There are so many secrets in our world.”

― Jenna Morasca

“Our phones don’t just keep us in touch with the world; they’re also diaries, confessional booths, repositories for our deepest secrets.”

― Jenna Wortham

“I’m a pretty bad liar, and I’m not very good at keeping secrets.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“Secrets don’t stay secrets very long, even when journalists decide to censor themselves.”

― Jill Abramson

“As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets.”

― Jill Lepore

“I’ve always been really interested in secrets – how people find ways of doing things without telling anyone else in order to keep themselves feeling safe in the world.”

― Jill Soloway

“People who don’t have experience setting healthy boundaries, they have secrets instead.”

― Jill Soloway

“I am always up to steal secrets from smart people.”

― Jim Rash

“The nature of Scandinavians is that they don’t talk so much, there will be these dark secrets, and most things are under-communicated.”

― Jo Nesbo

“Reviewers try to square the antics of a writer’s life with the antics in the fiction. Even satirical verbal play is too often read and admired as autobiographical expression. And thanks to the democratic exposures of the web, it’s easier than ever to document private experiences and divulge the most intimate secrets.”

― Joanna Scott

“God forbid we keep a couple secrets in this day and age!”

― Joey McIntyre

“Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers.”

― Johann Kaspar Lavater

“If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.”

― John Churton Collins

“No one wants to tell you their secrets, because you never know when you might get a heat with them.”

― John John Florence

“We all have our secrets, and we all have our deceptions. Acting, at its best, is all about deceiving people, and this makes it all the more interesting to us.”

― John Lithgow

“There are no secrets.”

― John McAfee

“We need to make sure that leaks of classified information, of national security secrets, needs to be rigorously pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

― John O. Brennan

“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

“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

“I think books should have secrets, like people do.”

― John Updike

“Twentieth century man must boldly reach out… And purposefully strive to discover the hidden secrets of our universe.”

― John Young

“A man is entitled to a few secrets.”

― Jonathan Coleman

“Apprentice is the beginner – the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets.”

― Josef Albers

“In relationships, you want to be secure but not know what’s coming next. Everyone has to have secrets, but if I’m asked a question, I’ll answer honestly.”

― Josh Bowman

“There is a theme that runs through my work, and that is: the toxic property of keeping secrets.”

― Joyce Maynard

“I’m not good at keeping secrets.”

― Judy Blume

“I’m not sure whether it’s going to be the downfall of Rome – social media. There are too many secrets.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everybody has their flaws; everybody has their dark secrets and vices.”

― Juice Wrld

“Man, a mere inhabitant of the earth, cannot overstep its boundaries! But though he is confined to its crust, he may penetrate into all its secrets.”

― Jules Verne

“There were no secrets in my house. I always knew what was going on.”

― Julia Garner

“I’d love to own Newstead, partly because it belonged to Lord Byron, but also to try to uncover what dark secrets really lie beneath.”

― Karen Maitland

“I’m ultimately drawn to film many kinds of stories if they are sort of about unlocking the secrets of our human potential.”

― Karyn Kusama

“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

“I like boxes because of the secrets they hide.”

― Kate Williams

“It is my conviction that secrets are more costly in the long run than honesty.”

― Kathryn Harrison

“If you write your own material and perform your own material, then nobody can really expose it because if you keep your secrets close to yourself, then nobody can really expose you.”

― Keith Barry

“I am literally the worst person at keeping secrets. I’d be the worst spy of all time.”

― Keri Russell

“Keeping secrets is hard.”

― Kerry Bishe

“There are some actor secrets you keep sometimes, and you want to keep.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this.”

― Kevin Gates

“Protecting yourself is very challenging in the hostile environment of the Internet. Imagine a global environment where an unscrupulous person from the other side of the planet can probe your computer for weaknesses and exploit them to gain access to your most sensitive secrets.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

― Khalil Gibran

“I can’t give my secrets away. But I’ve definitely been putting in a lot of work, and you can kind of see that it pays off a little bit.”

― Khalil Mack

“We all have secrets. We’ve all kept secrets. We’ve had secrets kept from us, and we know how that feels.”

― Kim Edwards

“Everything has been written. Everybody knows everything about me. There are no secrets. Except the skeletons in my closet.”

― Kirby Puckett

“I believe the life of every person is worthy of scrutiny, containing its own secrets and dramas.”

― Krzysztof Kieslowski

“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”

― L. Wolfe Gilbert

“I have no secrets.”

― Larry David

“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

“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”

― Lewis Carroll

“Lots of hurtful secrets are better off kept. The problem is that people find it so hard to keep them.”

― Liane Moriarty

“I’m obsessed with beauty – seriously, one of my dreams is to write a book about beauty secrets and do a skincare line.”

― Liv Tyler

“I was a smoker for years. Occasionally I slip and have a cigarette. Remarkably, my voice has held up. I’m grateful, obviously. But I don’t gargle with honey and ground-up bird eggs. I have no secrets.”

― Loudon Wainwright III

“I normally talk to my players about everyday situations, and there are not really any secrets.”

― Luis Enrique

“Hemingway’s minimalism is based on the psychological mechanics of repression. An echo of his approach can be detected in a favorite trope of 1980s minimalists: a pattern of reference to dire secrets and hidden wounds these authors didn’t realize they were supposed to have imagined.”

― Madison Smartt Bell

“I don’t have secrets in my life. Everything is out there.”

― Manny Pacquiao

“One of the secrets of ‘A Christmas Story’ is that it’s a relatable story. They feel like our family.”

― Marc Platt

“Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“There’s not any subject the public doesn’t know about me. I don’t have secrets, and this is so liberating because this makes me free.”

― Marina Abramovic

“In my research, I learned that the way these twenties pieces are constructed, in one garment, can be very simple, and in others they can be very complicated. That’s what made an elusive fit that we can’t always get these days. Knowing this, I would like to share some of these secrets and use them in a collection.”

― Mark Bridges

“The real secrets are not the ones I tell.”

― Mason Cooley

“One of the ways I learned how to act, really, is by having secrets and having to function as a kid in a public school in suburban Bible Belt Texas.”

― Matt Bomer

“It’s increasingly clear that governments, major corporations, banks, universities and other such bodies view the defense of their secrets as a desperate matter of institutional survival, so much so that the state has gone to extraordinary lengths to punish and/or threaten to punish anyone who so much as tiptoes across the informational line.”

― Matt Taibbi

“Cyber-enabled theft of trade secrets by state actors in China has emerged as a major threat to our economic and, thus, national security.”

― Max Baucus

“Science is to be much commended for the ingenuity, the patience, and the persistency it displays in the invention of instruments wherewith to ferret out the secrets of nature.”

― Max Heindel

“Childhood has its secrets and its mysteries; but who can tell or who can explain them!”

― Max Muller

“I would like to uncover the secrets of the universe.”

― Megan Fox

“Despite a campaign that was based on a very powerful promise of transparency, President Obama, and again in my view quite correctly, has used the state secrets argument in a variety of courts, as much as President Bush.”

― Michael Hayden

“One of the things that distinguishes the CIA from the State Department is that the CIA is both asked to, and authorized to, steal secrets. So if the question is whether the CIA steals secrets, the answer is yes.”

― Michael Hayden

“Xi agreed to the American definition of legitimate espionage. In other words, you don’t use the power of the state to steal secrets for profit.”

― Michael Hayden

“What Edward Snowden did amounted to the greatest hemorrhaging of legitimate American secrets in the history of my nation.”

― Michael Hayden

“Intelligence is often viewed as a profession that steals secrets and then knits those secrets together for policymakers in order to inform their judgments.”

― Michael Hayden

“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

“My secrets must be poetic to be believable.”

― Mick Jagger

“Any good movie is filled with secrets.”

― Mike Nichols

“When I served in the Army, along the Iron Curtain we had a word for a person who absconds with information and provides it to another nation: traitor. We also had a name for a person who chooses to reveal secrets he had personally promised to protect: common criminal.”

― Mike Pompeo

“I don’t keep secrets because I’m no good at them!”

― Miley Cyrus

“I used to get into bed with my mother every morning, almost until she died, and talk about everything. She was my closest confidante always. I had no secrets from her.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“I have no secrets. I decided very early on in life that the strongest position was to be completely open.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“We still have very little understanding of how we can tweak form or shape at the genetic level. We certainly haven’t unlocked those secrets.”

― Mitchell Joachim

“People want to see other’s secrets and get a peek into their lives.”

― Mohanlal

“I’m not very good at keeping secrets.”

― Morgan Saylor

“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

“Enter politics, and you enter the glass house; there are no secrets and no places to hide.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I do seem to have a lot of family secrets in my novels. I guess I’m one of those writers who is often writing about the same sort of themes, but taking different angles on them.”

― Nancy Werlin

“I grew up in a family of secrets; there was a lot of pathology in the family.”

― Naomi Judd

“I firmly believe that one of the best kept secrets to soft and glowing skin is moisturisation.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“I don’t keep my secrets or my knowledge to myself.”

― Natalia Makarova

“One of the ugly secrets of the renewable-energy industry is that its products make no economic sense unless they are highly subsidized.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“Everything we do, every thought we’ve ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I’m just a real person and I tell it like it is. I don’t have a lot of secrets, which has been a fault of mine.”

― NeNe Leakes

“The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.”

― Nicolas Chamfort

“As an actor, secrets and obstacles fuel the character.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“The more secrets and twists in a character, the better.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“People like secrets. Creative people really like secrets.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“We don’t want to keep secrets anymore.”

― Nong Duc Manh

“I think everything should be governed by law. We don’t want to keep secrets anymore.”

― Nong Duc Manh

“I can’t keep secrets about myself. I can keep secrets about other people, but if it’s about myself, I’m like, ‘blah blah blah blah.’”

― Olivia Cooke

“Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!”

― Orville Wright

“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

“The human body is strange and flawed and unpredictable. The human body has many secrets, and it does not divulge them to anyone, except those who have learned to wait.”

― Paul Auster

“Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.”

― Paul Tournier

“A man’s true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others.”

― Paul Valery

“Contrarian thinking doesn’t make any sense unless the world still has secrets left to give up.”

― Peter Thiel

“There’s a Shona saying: ‘chakafukidza dzimba matenga’ – ‘What covers the home is the roof,’ or ‘Every home has its secrets.’”

― Petina Gappah

“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

“Following well-established national security screening procedures and accurately informing Congress about them is not a joke or a political game. It is essential to guaranteeing that our national secrets are protected and to preventing possible blackmailing of key administration officials.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“I’m actually really good at keeping secrets.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“Because I had a lot of emotional upheaval in my life, I’m attracted to stories about characters whose lives are full of wounds and secrets. I’m not interested in who’s going to ask me to the prom. I never went to a prom.”

― Randa Haines

“’The Tales’ are an important part of ‘Hollow City,’ when the kids discover secrets encoded in them that end up saving their lives. I wrote two tales as part of ‘Hollow City,’ and spent the next couple of years finishing the trilogy but itching to write more tales.”

― Ransom Riggs

“I value my ability to keep state secrets.”

― Richard Armitage

“I wanted to understand the secrets behind my chemical experiments and behind the processes in nature.”

― Richard Ernst

“Someone asked me what are the secrets to my success, and I said ‘There are three: Timing, timing, timing.’”

― Richard Rainwater

“It is up to the government to keep the government’s secrets.”

― Robert Novak

“Selling your country’s secrets is always wrong.”

― Roger Moore

“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

“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

“Growth hacking isn’t some proprietary technical process shrouded in secrecy. In fact, it has grown and developed in the course of very public conversations. There are no trade secrets to guard.”

― Ryan Holiday

“I really like knowing secrets, and once I do know that secret, I can keep it. But if I’m on the outside and I don’t know the secret, that’s a different story. I will try with all my power to get the secret out of the person who knows.”

― Ryan Lee

“If God should desire to raise us to the position of one who is an intimate and shares his secrets, we ought to accept this gladly.”

― Saint Teresa of Avila

“I don’t keep secrets from my parents, really; it’s pretty open.”

― Sam Rockwell

“I’m good at keeping secrets.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“Apricots are the most private fruit, loath to reveal their secrets.”

― Samin Nosrat

“The idea that certain things in life – and in the universe – don’t yield up their secrets is something that requires a slightly more mature reader to accept.”

― Samuel R. Delany

“I don’t think secrets are a good thing. I think they are a cancer of the soul. So I decided to come out.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“Secrets are very intriguing – I always think that’s an interesting theme.”

― Sara Shepard

“Anybody’s life is probably a mess of secrets and lies when you boil it right down.”

― Sarah Pinborough

“My beauty secret is really three secrets: get eight hours of sleep, eat natural/organic food, and exercise regularly.”

― Sasha Pivovarova

“I’m very influenced by Mike Leigh and the way that he always has these climactic confrontations, like in ‘Secrets and Lies’ and ‘High Hopes,’ in which the ensemble cast meets in one location.”

― Sean Baker

“I’m not convinced that every secret has to be published. I think there are secrets worth keeping, and I think there are secrets not worth keeping.”

― Seymour Hersh

“Most of the important secrets that I’ve known about, the real secrets that are known about aren’t worth publishing.”

― Seymour Hersh

“My grandfather was a healer, and he used matches often. Once, he burnt a wart off my finger and then rubbed the ash deep into it, and it never did come back. When he worked at a factory, people would line up next to his truck to be healed. He died before he could teach us any of his secrets.”

― Shea Hembrey

“Everybody has secrets.”

― Sheryl Lee

“I figured if I write a modern thriller but spliced in the DNA of a classic western – the drifter who comes into town with secrets – I could do something interesting with both genres. Westerns are also an incarnation of the classic knight errant tale, the lone warrior with a moral code, and I love those types of stories.”

― Simon Toyne

“I always have a contract with a character. Even when he’s unappealing. The contract is to give him his due. To tell his story. And to keep his secrets.”

― Stephen Lang

“In those days secrets were well kept.”

― Stuart Symington

“I prefer to keep my secrets to myself, to the grave… and beyond!”

― Sue Townsend

“I’m a therapist and that fascinates people because they think I carry secrets.”

― Susie Orbach

“When people ask me for secrets to writing, I say, ‘Read to write.’”

― Terrance Hayes

“For the chorus of ‘Secrets,’ we used The Romantics’ ‘Talking in Your Sleep’ and ‘Pale Shelter’ by Tears for Fears. It’s like hip-hop: just grab it.”

― The Weeknd

“I sang a lot of low stuff on songs like ‘Secrets’ and ‘Rockin’,’ almost like Toni Braxton. On ‘Secrets,’ I’m a different person.”

― The Weeknd

“Unlike Chicago or New York, small-town Minnesota did not allow a man’s failings to disappear beneath a veil of numbers. People talked. Secrets did not stay secret.”

― Tim O’Brien

“I also have experience working with American producer Roger Corman who knows a lot of secrets in making movies look bigger than their budget.”

― Timur Bekmambetov

“Judgments and secrets are what make a good novel.”

― Tobias Hill

“I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation’s secrets.”

― Todd Tiahrt

“Hillary Clinton exposed our nation’s most sensitive national security secrets to foreign adversaries.”

― Tom Cotton

“I don’t know that I want to share all my most intimate secrets.”

― Tom Stoppard

“I am a practicing Hindu and have made no secrets about it.”

― Tulsi Gabbard

“I lied for years and years. And the thing about lies and secrets is that they eat you alive from the inside. I would not wish that pain on anyone.”

― Tyler Hamilton

“Forgiveness is important in families, especially when there are so many secrets that need to be healed – for the most part, every family’s got them.”

― Tyler Perry

“I don’t think it’s healthy to have secrets; they hang over a family for generations.”

― Viv Albertine

“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

“It’s simply unrealistic to depend on secrecy for security in computer software. You may be able to keep the exact workings of the program out of general circulation, but can you prevent the code from being reverse-engineered by serious opponents? Probably not. The secret to strong security: less reliance on secrets.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“It isn’t that secrets are never needed in security. It’s that they are never desirable.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“I was astounded to learn that Alaskan caves might be hiding secrets about the earliest people ever to enter the Americas. That’s when I began to picture a story that would start with kayaking and lead into the caves.”

― Will Hobbs

“Classified information includes much more than the actual ‘secrets’ acquired. It includes how they were acquired and the process by which related analyses were made.”

― Will Hurd

“At the secret CIA training facility called ‘The Farm,’ aspiring case-officers learn how to recruit spies and steal secrets. As a former CIA officer, this is where I was taught that in order to successfully recruit an asset, I must first understand what would motivate an individual to cooperate with the CIA in the first place.”

― Will Hurd

“Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.”

― William Hazlitt

“One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.”

― William Lyon Phelps

“Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.”

― Winston Churchill

“I do not want to respond to leaks that concern things that have to do with state secrets of the first degree.”

― Yitzhak Shamir

“I will reveal the secrets behind these doors.”

― Zahi Hawass
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