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    Default Quotes and sayings that don't make sense

    "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get"

    I'm either missing something or I probably just don't understand the whole quote. The reason being is that I'm quite sure I know what I'm going to get if I open a box of chocolates. Hint: 'Box of chocolates' usually indicates if you open the box, you'll find chocolates. Anyways, I open the box and I find chocolates. Now the chocolates have different flavours but they all look the same as they have the chocolaty brown outer coating. So what next, I just choose one at random? No, I just read the little leaflet that comes with the box telling me all the flavours of the chocolates presented to me. If there is no leaflet, I chop up one of the chocolates in half and see whether it is to my liking or not. Therefore the quote doesn't make sense to me as I do know what I'm going to get and I do know what flavour I'd be getting too.

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    Don't read the leaflet nor cut the chocs in half. That way you don't know what you will get. There are no "instruction manuals" in life and neither can you chop things in half to see the end result.

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    I think that the quote in the OP is implying a non labeled box of assorted chocolates. When you open it, they come in many different shapes and flavors, thus you not knowing what you're going to get.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    Well then, that would mean life isn't like a box of chocolates, wouldn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    I think that the quote in the OP is implying a non labeled box of assorted chocolates. When you open it, they come in many different shapes and flavors, thus you not knowing what you're going to get.
    Let someone else try it first. Or chop it in half and see what you get and if you don't like it, put it away.

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    Yeah I agree. But this does come from Forest Gump and it reflects the small town charm of days gone by, before chocolates came with a little leaflet and lifes pleasures where found in the little things.

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    I always assumed that the he was referring you never know what you'll get until you open the box.

    If this is true then Gump is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get"

    I'm either missing something or I probably just don't understand the whole quote.
    You are thinking of straight milk chocolate, with nothing in the center.

    Usually boxes of chocolates have something in the center.
    The center could be cherry, mint, butterscotch, caramel, etc.
    So the quote is true, you really don't know what you are going to get.
    That's life. Shit happens.

    I have bitten into several and said, "Oh shit that sucks."
    Then I spit them in the trash. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TickTock View Post
    Yeah I agree. But this does come from Forest Gump and it reflects the small town charm of days gone by, before chocolates came with a little leaflet and lives pleasures where found in the little things.
    Well yes, but as I said before, you can tell what the chocolate would be like by chopping it in half. (Yes, I will use this argument to no end)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
    I always assumed that the he was referring you never know what you'll get until you open the box.

    If this is true then Gump is correct.
    Well, it's easy to tell if the box you received were chocolates.

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