Curtana (curtana) wrote in little_details,

Looking for a particular proverb or saying

I'm trying to come up with a traditional saying or proverb (in English, although I guess something translated from another language might be okay) that means something like "Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies," or "What you don't know won't hurt you." Neither of those is exactly right, and their tone feels somewhat off for the faux-late-medieval fantasy setting I'm currently writing in. My character needs to say something that conveys the sense of "You're not going to be happy with my answer to that question if you persist in asking it."

Any thoughts? I've tried looking through various big lists of proverbs online, but nothing has leapt out at me as being exactly right. It's possible there isn't such a proverb, of course, in which case I guess I'll just have to find another way to express this :)

ETA: Thanks very much for all the suggestions! I think I have plenty to choose from now :)
Tags: ~languages: english (misc)

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