October 12, 2010

like landmarks to a treasure.

"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 seem 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, Different Seasons

(Photo: katie ruthh)

7 comments:

Novelista Barista said... [Reply to comment]

very nice quote :)

Sydney said... [Reply to comment]

beautiful. And such a great picture!

thereflectiveself said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this is a great quote. I've never heard it before. I makes me want to journal about all the things it makes me think of!! Thanks!

thereflectiveself said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this is a great quote. I've never heard it before. I makes me want to journal about all the things it makes me think of!! Thanks!

thereflectiveself said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this is a great quote. I've never heard it before. I makes me want to journal about all the things it makes me think of!! Thanks!

JRose said... [Reply to comment]

loveee this

Oh, My Darling said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful quote! I needed to read this right now!