Posted by Pamela on June 07, 2007
In Reply to: Still waters run deep posted by ESC on June 06, 2007
: : I'm looking for a quote that is basically the opposite of "still waters run deep." It seems I heard one once along the lines of "it's the babbling brook that makes the noise." Is anyone familiar with the quote about the babbling brook?
: I'm not. But my question is -- what point are you trying to make with the phrase? There's:
: It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Meaning you have to make some noise to get a complaint addressed.
: An empty wagon makes the most noise. (Or something like that.) Meaning that noise doesn't equal value or worth. At least that's what I think it means.
I haven't heard the 'babbling brook" saying either - but the word "shallow" seems to be an opposite to the "still waters run deep" saying. Pamela