In the film Anger Management, Dr. Buddy Rydell (Jack Nicholson) says: “the Talmud says ‘wherever you look there’s something to be seen’”.

Any ideas what passage this quote is in reference to?

  • הרואה בוטה בקלטקלה יזיר עצמו מן היין – kouty Jan 28 '19 at 4:24
  • @kouty and Dr. Shmuel Doubtful; only a deeper understanding and interpretation of that line could fit. – Oliver Jan 28 '19 at 4:36
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    IME quotes from "the Talmud" in pop culture are rarely real. – Double AA Jan 28 '19 at 4:40
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    @DoubleAA Sometimes they end up being Yiddish quips, sayings, or sometimes (though rarely) they're from other Jewish works. – ezra Jan 28 '19 at 4:42

If we assume this isn’t a Talmudic quote, but a Jewish one:

במקום אשר ישים האדם נפשו שם ימצאנה

Quoted in Otzar Hameshalim 1270, from פניני המליצות, ה

—— This is the parallel I saw:

  • Wherever you look - ישים אדם נפשו
  • There’s something to be seen - שם ימצאנה
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  • I don't undrestand how you translate this statement in a practical language – kouty Jan 28 '19 at 13:10
  • Same thing could be said about the op – Dr. Shmuel Jan 28 '19 at 13:26
  • the OP is about the fact that any situation gives you an oportunity to learn something. – kouty Jan 28 '19 at 13:30
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    The answer seems tot say that if you choose something, it is for your. – kouty Jan 28 '19 at 13:32

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