One-Liner Wednesday: ‘Mark it, nuncle’

“I never speak to you except of what I already know and I always know a great deal more than I say”

– Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)

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I thought this line sounded vaguely familiar. And, indeed, Shakespeare got there first with this good advice:

“Mark it, nuncle

Have more than thou showest

Speak less than thou knowest

Lend less than thou owest”

King Lear, Act I, scene iv

One-Liner Wednesday 25 March 2020

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