"The reason why clichés are so satisfying is because the truth never loses its residual force."
I just saw this sig and I'll get back to it later. In short, cliches are stagnating and do not pierce into what is actually in "reality".
Life is utterly strange, and the problem of using cliches on life is that they are superficial in describing the very peculiarities of such. For example the cliche of time healing all wounds, well not exactly. That cliche only articulates a superficiality about time, healing, and wounds but it does nothing but go beyond this. This is not the final word on time insofar as healing, but what else lies behind this cliche on our first discovery of our wounds and how they are healed? The cliche, thus, tells us nothing. And does this not hinge on a priori knowledge of the exact qualities of time itself?
Cliches serve no other purpose but to detriment our experiences and whittle down life itself into such "maxims".
And that is why I dislike cliches...