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Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

While I'm on the subject of clichés and proverbs (see yesterday’s blog post, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder), I thought I'd share another. I love that scene in Amélie where Gina, the waitress, quizzes Nino (Amélie's crush) on proverbs to determine if he is a "good guy". She says: "My mother always told me that a man who knows his proverbs can't be that bad".

It's true that there is truth and goodness in these time-tested nuggets of wisdom. Here's one of the most beautiful examples I know of that illustrates the classic "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover". This operatic performance by Paul Potts moves me every time. His biography on Wikipedia also proves that "All Your Dreams Can Come True, If You Have the Courage to Pursue Them"...

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