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“When she knew a secret it no longer was.”
“It is very bizarre to watch total strangers stand up and tell a TV camera things that are almost too personal to hear from your best friend.”
“There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. ... The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.”
“It is the fashion of the moment to lay bare upon the public dissecting-table our own lives, and, in worse taste, the lives of our husbands, children and friends.”
“Indeed, she had seen enough of the world to know that in few people is discretion stronger than the desire to tell a good story ...”
“Why is it that fools always have the instinct to hunt out the unpleasant secrets of life, and the hardiness to mention them?”
“Confidences! the most dangerous pleasures on earth!”