Fork in the road (metaphor)
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- There is a common motif in Russian folk tales, where a vityaz (Russian knight) comes to a fork in the road and sees a menhir with an inscription that reads: "If you ride to the left, you will lose your horse, if you ride to the right, you will lose your head".
- The phrase appears in the Book of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 21:19–23 NRSV).
"Mortal, mark out two roads for the sword of the king of Babylon to come; both of them shall issue from the same land. And make a signpost, make it for a fork in the road leading to a city; mark out the road for the sword to come to Rabbah of the Ammonites or to Judah and to Jerusalem the fortified.
- A fork in the road is mused upon by Robert Frost in his poem "The Road Not Taken", which begins, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..."
- Malapropist extraordinare Yogi Berra's saying "When you come to a fork in the road, take it" made the title of his book ISBN 0-7868-6775-2
- The album cover of A Nice Pair includes a literal depiction of a fork in the road, a visual pun on the expression.
- Fork in the road (disambiguation) (for other meanings of Fork in the road)
- Crossroads (culture)
- Road junction