It's too hard to make a relationship work when two people are so vastly different. Similar variations end by saying "...where will they build their nest?" and "...where will they build their home together?"

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  • The exact quote is “A bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?” and comes from Joseph Stein in Fiddler on the Roof, first published January 1, 1964. The fish would live in the water and the bird in the sky. They would love, but tragically never be together since neither can live in the other's world (home).
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame may have dearly loved Rapunzel, but if he never leaves his bell tower and Mother Gothel keeps Rapunzel forever in her tower, how could they have a relationship? A bird may love a fish, but where will they build their home?

Submitted by TriplePurple on March 22, 2024

Modified by TriplePurple on March 22, 2024

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