Respect clichés

Respect clichés. Clichés are old and wise and powerful. Nothing gets to be a cliché without being used and used and used — and nothing gets used that much without having a lot going for it.

Mary Catelli


  1. Amen.

  2. Old wives’ tales should also not be dismissed right away; they became such, as Tolkien noted, because they were perhaps once needful for people to now. Sort of like the advice to feed a person with a cold chicken soup, which turned out to have a scientific basis as something in
    it breaks up mucous.

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