Quotes About Advice

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Jarod Kintz
“My advice for a person who's just fallen out of a skyscraper window is, Flap your arms...faster.”
Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

Philip K. Dick
“Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.”
Philip K. Dick

Wendell Berry
“Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.”
Wendell Berry, Farming: a hand book

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

John Boyle O'Reilly
“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you;
Be true to your word and your work and your friend;
Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,
Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.”
John Boyle O'Reilly, Life of John Boyle O'Reilly

E.M. Forster
“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”
E.M. Forster

Abraham Lincoln
“The best way to predict your future is to create it”
Abraham Lincoln

Johnny Depp
“One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a little kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said “Okay, I’m gonna tell you what to do. If the kid’s bugging you and puts his hands on you; you pick up the nearest rock...”
Johnny Depp

“Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use. ”
Wendell Johnson

Helen Fielding
Rules for Living by Olivia Joules
1. Never panic. Stop, breathe, think.
2. No one is thinking about you. They're thinking about themselves, just like you.
3. Never change haircut or color before an important event.
4. Nothing is either as bad or good as it seems.
5. Do as you would be done by, e.g. thou shalt not kill.
6. It is better to buy one expensive thing that you really like than several cheap ones that you only quite like.
7. Hardly anything matters: if you get upset, ask yourself, "Does it really matter?"
8. The key to success lies in how you pick yourself up from failure.
9. Be honest and kind.
10. Only buy clothes that make you feel like doing a small dance.
11. Trust your instincts, not your overactive imagination.
12. When overwhelmed by disaster, check if it's really a disaster by doing the following: (a) think, "Oh, fuck it," (b) look on the bright side, and if that doesn't work, look on the funny side. If neither of the above works then maybe it is a disaster so turn to items 1 and 4.
13. Don't expect the world to be safe or life to be fair.”
Helen Fielding, Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

Rudyard Kipling
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;!”
Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son

Stephen King
“So okay― there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You've blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Theodore Roosevelt
“Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”
Theodore Roosevelt

P.G. Wodehouse
“I always advise people never to give advice.”
P.G. Wodehouse

Lisa Kleypas
“Opening up to the wrong person is like putting ammo in their hands.”
Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy

Jarod Kintz
“Coaching 101: First you build the team, and then you build the torture chamber for underperformers.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

E.A. Bucchianeri
“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Scott Adams
“Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant.”
Scott Adams

William Shakespeare
“Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.”
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Rick Steves
“Self-consciousness kills communication.”
Rick Steves

Scott Dikkers
“Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.”
Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day

Anne Tyler
“It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.”
Anne Tyler

Wendelin Van Draanen
“It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

Holly Black
“Baby," she says in a harsh whisper, "in this world, lots of people will try to grind you down. They need you to be small so they can be big. You let them think whatever they want, but you make sure you get yours. You get yours.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Sometimes people who seem good end up being not as good as you might have hoped, you know?”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jarod Kintz
“My advice to aspiring writers is to read more, write more, and network more. More, more, and more. Then, after you've done all that, do it some more.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Oscar Wilde
“People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

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