“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick, American writer, 1928 –1982
“Never spur a willing horse.” – Don’t try to get someone who is already working well to work harder and faster.
- spur – encourage, motivate
- willing – eager, ready, prepared to do something
To rub salt into the wound = to make a bad situation even worse for someone.
The reviews of his new play were terrible, but when the critic of the Times said he should give up writing altogether, that was just rubbing salt into the wound.
- rubbing – putting
- wound – injury