User:AppleBsTime

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One cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.[1] This idomatic expression, meaning it is difficult to achieve something important without causing any unpleasant side-effects, has been my lifelong mantra.

And, as one can see in the edit history of my English Wikipedia User page... even uttering the phase on Wikipedia will get you a "speedy deletion warning"!

References[edit]

  1. Originated in French (on ne saurait faire d'omelette sans casser des œufs) as early as the 1740s and made its way from there into English. (According to Mike Vuolo, Slate.com)