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Of or pertaining to the art of writing in any form or style, most especially published works.

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all cats are grey in the dark

Literature; Proverbs

The implication is that beauty, or physical appearance, is unimportant.

a word to the wise is enough

Literature; Proverbs

A very brief warning or explanation is enough for an intelligent person.

a watched pot never boils

Literature; Proverbs

If you want to heat water until it boils, and you watch it while you wait, then it seems to take a very long time. In the same way, anything that we wait for with eager attention ...

bad news travels fast

Literature; Proverbs

"Bad news" means news about "bad" things like accidents, death, illness etc. People tend to tell this type of news quickly. But "good news" (passing an exam, winning some money, ...

barking dogs seldom bite

Literature; Proverbs

Don't be afraid of dogs that bark or people that threaten you (say they will do something bad to you) - in both cases they rarely take action.

beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Literature; Proverbs

Different people see beauty in different ways. What one person finds beautiful may not appeal to another person.

beauty is only skin deep

Literature; Proverbs

Physical beauty is superficial. A pleasing exterior is no guide to a person's interior or character.