"We need never be ashamed of our tears."
— Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)
"There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it."
— George R.R. Martin (A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2))
"In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others."
— Brennan Manning
"It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work. "
— William Faulkner
"And he smiled a smile to shame the sun."
— Renée Ahdieh
"Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself."
— Anaïs Nin
"We can endure all kinds of pain. It’s shame that eats men whole."
— Leigh Bardugo
"That's a shame. I'm sure somebody, somewhere, cares."
— Derek Landy