You might be aware of Poynter's contest for a six-word motto for journalism.
Roy Peter Clark noted it had roots in a book called "Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Obscure and Famous."
An excerpt courtesy of Amazon.com provided this beauty from Sebastian Junger ("The Perfect Storm," among others):
For journalists, that's great. But it probably can't beat this gem from someone (Lesley Kysley) whose name I don't recognize:
"Mom died, Dad screwed us over."