He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
I thought of all that worked dark pits
Of war, and died
Digging the rock where Death reputes
Peace lies indeed.
Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
J. B. Priestley
If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?