Anthony Bourdain Quote

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 16 19:42:59 UTC 2013

Here is another version of the saying associated with Anthony
Bourdain. This version has three parts and is credited to a "prophet".

[Begin excerpt]

Who said "Don't tell me what a man says, don't tell me what a man
knows, tell me where he's traveled?"

At the beginning of the Peru episode of "No Reservations" with Anthony
Bourdain, he says "A prophet once said, 'Don't tell me what a man
says, don't tell me what a man knows, tell me where he's traveled.' "

Does anyone know who said that or what text or quote he's referring
to? I've searched for the quote but haven't found the answer. Any help
would be great.

[End excerpt]

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> Bourdain is in a current TV promo intoning, "Someone once said, 'Don't tell
> me what a man knows; tell me where he's been.'"  He goes on to say how much
> he enjoys sharing a pipe with a shaman.
> Anyway, I can't find any evidence that anyone other than Bourdain himself
> ever made that sententious and not very persuasive claim (what if you've
> been everywhere and you're still a fool?).
> JL
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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