v.s. naipaul

Possible Literary Origin of Most-Often-Uttered Phrase on ESPN “It is What it is.”

Sentence One of V.S. Naipaul’s A Bend in the River:

“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.”

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October 15th, 2010 / 8:16 am