Ethan Holmes, Familiar Sayings

My name is Ethan Holmes and if you’ve ever read anything I wrote you already know I don’t have an ordinary or ‘normal’ viewpoint about many things. Personally I think ‘normal’ is overrated. I’d like to have a talk with whomever is responsible for the definition of ‘normal’.

Here are a few familiar sayings and my take on them.


Think outside the box? What if there is no box?


I don’t want a bucket list. If I had one, do you know what the first item on it would be?

Get rid of the damn bucket.

imagesMy theory is, if it isn’t there, I can’t kick it.

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself!” Roosevelt

facing-fear“Fear is the basis for every poor choice we ever made in our life.”

From, Live Your Life In A Crap Free Zone, by Ethan Holmes.

He’s a square peg in a round hole.

Square-Peg-Round-Hole I don’t want to be a perfect fit for any hole, square, round, triangle. I’d rather be malleable.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

h-armstrong-roberts-silhouette-back-view-of-three-upland-bird-huntersReally? Ask the bird about that.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

filepicker_nwxcvhmfqksovuayhbod_pills-3734b1Unless you’re on prescription medications. “Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.” Francis Bacon

Let sleeping dogs lie.

pitbullEspecially if it’s this one.

Don’t cry over spilled milk.

spilled_milk_thumbUnless you paid $5.99 a gallon for it.

Don’t burn your bridges behind you.

burningbridgeIt means you would consider returning to a place you shouldn’t have been in the first place. That’s why you moved on.

Ethan Holmes is the author of five books. If you like what you read please follow his blog on the right side of this page.


About Ethan Holmes

Ethan Holmes currently resides in Northern Arizona and he is the author of seven published books; Earth's Blood, The Keystone, A Multi-Pack of Brain Flakes, Shorts and Other Laundry, Live Your Life In A Crap Free Zone, Water. and his new novella, The Town of Perfect. When he is not writing Ethan is also a professional freelance nature photographer.
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