"To stand on a precipice can be thrilling. To live there, less so."
I said that, but the person I said it to seemed both favorably impressed by the saying, and also familiar with it. Whereas I thought I made it up on the spot! She couldn't recall the source of the quote, though I suggested a few lofty possibilities. Later, I tried to Google various versions and permutations. No luck.
Anybody heard this one before? Who came up with that? ME??? Or did some otha sucka quipster beat me to the punch! If it's that damn Confucius again, I'm going to go all kung fu-cius on his ass I swear.
I was thinking also, that first off-the-head-top version might be fine-tuned a bit. Perhaps:
"To stand on a precipice can be thrilling. To live there, inconvenient."