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He was healthier than the rest of us, but when you listened with the stethoscope you could hear the tears bubbling inside his heart.

Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Why, when there was a storm in her soul and she felt she was standing at a turning point in her life that might have terrible consequences, why at such a moment she should have to pretend in front of a stranger, who would learn everything sooner or later anyway, she did not know; but having instantly calmed the storm within her, she sat down and began talking with the visitor.

Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy