What are spill the beans?

Famous quotes containing the words beans and/or spill:

    I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.
    Julius J. Epstein, U.S. screenwriter, Philip Epstein, screenwriter, Howard Koch, screenwriter, and Michael Curtiz. Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart)

    If you want to catch a sparrow, you have to spill a little rice.
    Chinese proverb.