“Kids are the perfect audience for horror. The paradox is this: Children, who are physically quite weak, lift the weight of unbelief with ease. They are the jugglers of the invisible world–a perfectly understandable phenomenon when you consider the perspective they must view things from.”
- Stephen King, My Creature from the Black Lagoon

The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear.
—  Stephen King