Tuesday, November 20, 2007

so they say




What's your favorite proverb?

30 comments:

Coggy said...

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

painted maypole said...

i love that you wrote it in candy hearts.

i don't know if I have a favorite. shit happens, perhaps? ;)

LAS said...

Actions speak louder than words.

Lori said...

Leap and the net will appear.

thrice said...

"I'm such an ass."

I really thought that you were onto Valentine's candy. Like, Duh!!

Ruby said...

Even in laughter the heart may be in pain; and grief is what rejoicing ends up in.
Prov.14:13

I don't this is a proverb but I also like...What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Becky said...

"The cut worm forgives the plow."

I know you can hear me... said...

I love that it's on candy hearts too!

I don't know that I have a favorite - I'll have to think on it and get back to you!

Zee said...

"The same pressure that makes diamonds also makes crumbs."

I made this one up myself. *blushes modestly* And I live it every day. (Three guesses which one I am: the coal or the stale bread?)

Tash said...

Ya need to break a few eggs to make an omelet.

Caro said...

Still waters run deep

Aurelia said...

It is what it is.

I'm not sure where it comes from, but it feels very Zen to me.

Karen said...

a rolling stone gathers no moss

Casey said...

I prefer the spin-off to ruby's favorite:

What does not kill me postpones the inevitable.

Katie W said...

Not really a proverb, but I try to remember the line from Forrest Gump (and usually forget it, so I might be misquoting here)
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you pick one and you never know what you're going to get."

C. said...

Mine is an Italian proverb that my mother (very) frequently recited:

I should have raised pigs. At least you can eat them after.

(I hope I haven't offended anyone...)

christina(apronstrings) said...

pride comes before a fall.

Grad3 said...

I am not sure these are actually proverbs but...

Never ask a question you aren't willing to hear the answer too.

and

Don't poke a growly bear.

Rebecca said...

Carpe diem, although I suck at it.

Patti said...

It's usually, "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you a crunchy and taste good with ketchup"

But right now it'd have to be:

Pray for miracles, but plant cabbages.

Patti said...

Errata: you ARE crunchy...

sorry

Magpie said...

Sharks patrol these waters.

Though, it's just from a song and maybe not really a proverb. What's a proverb anyway?

Heather said...

What is the worst that can happen?

Amelie said...

If you follow in someone else's footsteps you don't leave your own traces.
(probably not a real proverb and only roughly translated, but I like it)

charmedgirl said...

don't know if they're proverbs, but-
**life is a zoo in a jungle.

and more recently:
**perfer et obdura; hic tibi proderit olim
(be patient and strong; someday this pain will be useful)

Libby said...

Never say never.

gold star said...

"Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time
I am being carried on great wings across the sky." Saying, not proverb.

I've also always enjoyed "Witches and harlots come out at night."

Furrow said...

"You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later" -- Mitch Hedberg

T said...

An invisible thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.

I have a few that I like, but this is my most recent.

I LOVE someday this pain will be useful - rather helpful to think that way sometimes.

The Yak said...

The ouzo-fueled revelation of a college friend: "Pigeons are to life as plywood is to masonry."