C'est la vie. Thats life, thats how it is. Life goes on. This is from Vonnegut's classic Slaughter House V.
by Dragonbreathp9d July 11, 2006
an expression showing regret used in two different occasions: Either when simple plans do not work out, or when the universe cosmically fucks you over. Vonnegut stole it from some french author, and popularized it in Slaughterhouse Five.
"did you meet up with those kids?"
"No, they went home."
"ah, so it goes"

"So you avoided hitting a deer while driving only to run into a tree?"
"So it goes."

by theinfamoushw January 3, 2009