Closed mouths don’t get fed

Daily writing prompt
Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

Closed mouths don’t get fed.

I’m not sure when I started to internalize this or where I initially read it. But, it’s something that has stuck with me for some time.

Phrased differently, one might use:

You don’t get what you don’t ask for.


What’s the worst that can happen? You get told “no”?

But, I’ve always preferred the imagery of the former, which evokes a sense of urgency for me.

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