Modern Proverbs Appeal

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 31 20:39:59 UTC 2007

"When someone wants to give you a gift, accept it."

A variant possibly already submitted:

"Life sucks, and then you die."

When I quoted the above to my roomie, he told me that it was a
well-known line from a song (of course I can't recall its title or the
name of the band!) and countered with:

"Life is a shit sandwich and, every day, you take another bite."

Referenced in the funnies the other day, when Arlo thinks to himself,
"What they say about payback is true!":

"Payback is a bitch."


On 5/31/07, Joseph Nardoni <JNardoni at> wrote:
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> I don't know if this works, but it's a phrase I like.  "When you step into
> the void, it is no longer empty."
> Joe Nardoni
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