“It’s what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.”

“You understand it’s not a matter of strategy. I’m not talking about secrets or deceptions. I’m talking about being yourself. If you reveal everything, bare every feeling, ask for understanding, you lose something crucial to  your sense of yourself. You need to know things the others don’t know. It’s what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.”

Don DeLillo, writer, novelist, playwright, essayist, from Point Omega. p. 66