We lie best when we lie to ourselves.

It, Stephen King


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