Punchy Proverbs…The Unknown

(1) There is nothing worse than a wistful no.

(2) Excessive worrying is nothing more than a person’s peculiar desire to create problems that don’t exist.

(3) There is a specimen which is highly dreaded, terribly feared, and usually avoided at all costs. It is the Unknown.

~ Punchy Proverbs of the week

#3 is an interest. The Punchy Lands is an unknown. Of course, this means that each of you braves the unknown—every single day!

Braving the unknown… That’s what it means to be part of the Punchy Family!

Favorite proverbs?

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36 Responses to “Punchy Proverbs…The Unknown”


  1. 1 Jill London July 16, 2013 at 23:06

    Here in The Punchy Lands The Unknown is a constant companion.
    Brave the unknown – embrace the unknown, you can never escape it either way :-)

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke July 17, 2013 at 11:43

      Very true, very true! You are a true PL’er at heart!

  2. 3 krugthethinker July 16, 2013 at 15:30

    I like #3 and totally relate. We just don’t like not knowing the future! But I will add an old southern adage about worrying: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It keeps you real busy, but you don’t get nowhere.”

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2013 at 15:35

      Ah, I love that adage! Must see if Shnodgrate approves…;)

  3. 5 ladycheetah7 July 16, 2013 at 13:08

    #2 guilty as charged.

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2013 at 13:20

      Same here.

  4. 7 The Hook July 16, 2013 at 10:09

    Spectacular proverbs, Professor.

    • 8 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2013 at 10:55

      Hook–thank you very much! Though the credit must got to Shnodgrate! ;)

  5. 9 Angeline M July 16, 2013 at 05:21

    #2. I grew up in a family of worriers.

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2013 at 10:54

      Phew. I’m glad you like #2! Everybody’s been quite into #3. Oh well. Yes, I understand what you mean. I do believe the professor is a worrier at heart.

  6. 11 naomimgruer July 16, 2013 at 04:07

    That specimen, The Unknown, is a tricky one. During a medical life crisis, I’d say, “If I had a crystal ball and could see into the future, I’d feel so much better.” Alas, there was no crystal ball, just the ticking of the clock on the mantel.

    • 12 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2013 at 10:53

      What one wouldn’t give to have a crystal ball; though,one might not be happy with what one sees! Then what?

  7. 13 Brian July 16, 2013 at 01:38

    #2 – I think it’s a compulsion more than a desire.. unless a peculiar desire is a compulsion… hmmm…

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2013 at 10:52

      Ah, very interesting thought. Very interesting…

  8. 15 deanthefish July 16, 2013 at 01:19

    No. 2 is the one I prefer.

    • 16 Professor VJ Duke July 16, 2013 at 11:07

      You should have picked #1…

  9. 17 sonya solomonovich July 15, 2013 at 18:35

    The Swashbuckler’s version of these could be: “The unknown can plant a seed of fear in the heart of the bravest swashbuckler, but we face it with much panache and witty repartee.”

    It’s great to be part of the Punchy family!

    • 18 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 18:39

      A great Swashbuckler line indeed.

      I’m glad you’re happy to be a part of the Punchy Family! It’s great to have you!

  10. 19 aliciabenton July 15, 2013 at 17:57

    I love #2… very true, although not easy to admit!

    • 20 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 18:04

      Not easy at all. It’s one of those things you just want to hide or push away! Welcome to the Punchy Family!

  11. 21 L. Marie July 15, 2013 at 17:21

    Number 1 hit me like a punch in the gut. So I have to go with that, even though #3 is the one most people are choosing.

    • 22 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 17:23

      I know! Everybody is choosing #3. I’m thrilled you liked #1! (I think it’s my favorite, too,)

  12. 23 desertdweller29 July 15, 2013 at 16:05

    #2! To stop tripping over ourselves everyday is a hard lesson to learn, but a worthwhile pursuit.

    • 24 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 16:34

      Oh, isn’t it? But definitely worthwhile. Love your insights.

  13. 25 FictionFan July 15, 2013 at 12:46

    1) Yes there is – running out of chocolate…

    2) If a person creates a problem, then it does exist.

    3) If we had avoided the Unknown, we would have missed the Punchy Lands…

    ….which would be much worse than a wistful no (though still not quite as bad as running out of chocolate)

    • 26 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 13:01

      :lol: That’s why this professor is so proud of you! You are braving the unknown!

      Seriously, though, you should go on a diet and cut both chocolate and Darcy! ;)

      • 27 FictionFan July 15, 2013 at 13:09

        Born in the ’40s and fat??? With this constant abuse, no wonder I need chocolate…and Darcy. Next you’ll be accusing me of having excessive facial hair… ;)

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 13:24

        :D Dear me. Goodness!

        Are you really? You’re giving such picture to this professor! I do believe his words are being pulled out of context–just horribly!

      • 29 FictionFan July 15, 2013 at 15:10

        That’s what politicians always say when they’ve been caught out… ;)

        Anyway, must go and trim my moustache now…

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 15:34

        :lol: Och!!!

  14. 31 M E McMahon July 15, 2013 at 12:02

    I love #1…but I live to explore so #3 is my fav!

    • 32 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 12:03

      I know. #1 makes a lot of sense. But #3 seems to be the one for this week!

  15. 33 sknicholls July 15, 2013 at 11:08

    #3 I quite agree. Opportunity is found in the future!

    • 34 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 11:09

      Ah, too true! It is your Punchy blood making you want to brave the unknown! ;)

  16. 35 Jackie July 15, 2013 at 11:02

    #3 for sure. I like the unknown it’s so full of potential!

    • 36 Professor VJ Duke July 15, 2013 at 11:06

      Agreed! :)


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