„Laila: Tell your secrets to the wind but don't blame it for telling the trees.“

Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007)

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—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1737) : To whom thy secret thou dost tell, to him thy freedom thou dost sell.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

Le secret d'ennuyer est celui de tout dire.
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„The heart cherishes secrets not worth the telling“

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„Don't tell me! Don't tell me!“

—  Yolanda King American actress 1955 - 2007

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„A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.“

—  Diane Arbus American photographer and author 1923 - 1971

Source: Estrin, James, Diane Arbus, 1923-1971, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-diane-arbus.html, 6 November 2018, The New York Times, 8 March 2018]

Diane Arbus: Revelations. New York: Random House, 2003. ISBN 0-375-50620-9.

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„508. He that tells a secret is another's servant.“

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„You’re mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.“

—  Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so.
You're entirely Bonkers.
But I will tell you a secret,
All the best people are.
Source: Alice in Wonderland

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