“The most important things are the hardest to say.

They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish

them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in

your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s

more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever

your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would

love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only

to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve

said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost

cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When

the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller

but for want of an understanding ear.”

– Stephen King

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3 comments on “Diminish

  1. I totally agree. It is quite painful and sometimes traumatic to reveal things I’ve deeply hidden to myself for a long time, thinking that this person will understand me and the way I think, but afterwards, I find myself cringing with shame and regret for saying things I should have kept within myself.

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