donderdag 17 mei 2012

“Life is like a box of chocolates...



A simile in which life, or an aspect of life, is compared to a box of chocolates. The best known chocism is still the one from the 1994 movie Forrest Gump – “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get” – but this hasn’t stopped journalists, commentators and bloggers coming up with their own versions, encompassing the pessimistic, “Life is like a box of chocolates, the best ones are half-eaten”; the anti-romantic, “Men are like chocolates, you never know when you’re going to get a nut”; the matrimonial, “Marriage is like a box of chocolates, you have to squeeze a few bottoms to make sure you like what you’re getting”; and even the political, “Like a box of chocolates – you never know when you’re going to get a fudge”. Because life is a box of chocolates: we are born when the box is opened; we live as we choose our way through the assortment; and we die when the box is empty.


Thanks to "The Chocolate Dictionary".