A secret, she said, is this:
If you are about to ask a question, and you realize that all of the responses will be wretched, just do not ask it.
Get up and walk away. Even if you are in a small boat: find a way to go.
It will always have been better not to know. Vague dread will not wake you in the night like a pointy inevitability. Choke the Oracle and free yourself.