“You think that people are what they pretend to be: that the way you were taught at school and college to think right and proper is the way things really are. But it’s not: it’s all only a pretense, to keep the cowardly slavish common run of people quiet…. [Urgently] Vivie: the big people, the clever people, the managing people, all know it.”
— George Bernard Shaw (Mrs Warren’s Profession)
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.