Saturday, March 10, 2012

"the fickle finger of fate"


The moving finger writes and having writ
Moves on; nor all your piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all your tears blot out a word of it.
-- From The Rubaiyat of Omar Kayyam 
This, I imagine, is the source and inspiration for the malaprop, yet 
perfectly descriptive, "fickle finger of fate."

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