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You can run but you can't hide

Posted by ESC on November 09, 2000

In Reply to: You can run but you can't hide posted by Laura Brennan on November 09, 2000

: Hi, I'm doing a school project and I was wondering it anyone could tell me where the saying "You can
: run but you can't hide" came from. Thanks!

: Laura

YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE -- "You can try to escape from what you fear, but eventually you will have to face it. The saying originated in the United States in the 1940s, and is attributed to the American boxer Joe Louis (1914-81), who was quoted thus on the eve of his fight with the light heavyweight champion Billy Conn. It (the phrase) is often used in a political context." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).