From the song "Stairway To Heaven." There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold... so, she believes a falsehood, but one that guides her nonetheless. This is a sardonic or dark spin on the age old saying that "all that is gold does not glitter."
by Tommy January 07, 2004
The common yet misconstrued assumption that everything having a shiny or gold like appearance has intrinsic value.
by Crubadubdub September 27, 2003
by brahm2 September 27, 2003
A line from Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven", and since no one really knows what that song means, no one really knows what "all that glitters is gold" means either.
by star8706 September 27, 2003
i think it means that everyone has something special about them, something that makes them glitter ,therefore everyone is gold.
by danielle February 12, 2004
all that glitters is gold
by Anonymous September 27, 2003