It was the only quote I could remember at the time. I probably got it wrong. I was trying to encourage myself, a little bit, because I feel like rubbish. Um. Here's Lemony Snicket: “The quoting of an aphorism, like the angry barking of a dog or the smell of overcooked broccoli, rarely indicates that something helpful is about to happen.”
It's a single step. D'oh.