Posted by Bob on June 18, 2006
In Reply to: "Every pot has a cover" posted by pamela on June 18, 2006
: : The phrase "every pot has a cover", what is the original French(Balzac,I believe) for that phrase?
: Indeed it is from Balzac (one of my favourite writers). The full quote (from "The Maid of Thilouse") is: "So every beast finds a mate, and from the same fact comes the proverb, 'There is no pot, however ugly, that does not one day find a cover.' " Sadly, I don't speak French, so I can't translate. Pamela
I've been surfing the net trying to find "The Maid of Thilouse" in French. No luck at all. English translations are all over the place.