‘Still waters run deep’

“You know who can help you with your physics problem? Mukund.”

“Mukund! He hardly opens his mouth. Gives the impression that he doesn’t know anything.”  

“Still waters run deep, my friend.”

“What are you talking about?”

“It means that a quiet person may not be what he pretends to be. Just because someone remains quiet, doesn’t mean he has no knowledge of the subject matter. He could be very knowledgeable or very passionate about the subject.”

“The quiet person may be thinking important or deep thoughts. Surabhi has been very quiet of late. You know what they say, still waters run deep.”

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ (The Hindu) – July 31, 2006

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