The Languid Goat is Always Thin: The World's Strangest Proverbs Weird proverbs from around the world. by Stephen Arnott (Compiler). Weird proverbs from around the world. An amusing Christmas stocking-filler. Buy from Amazon.co.uk Buy from Amazon.com …or, better still, buy or order a copy from you local, tax-paying independent bookshop—they could do with the help.