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Young Advice Quotes


"Advice to young writers? Always the same advice: learn to trust our own judgment." - Doris Lessing

"Advice, like youth, probably wasted on the young" - Mary Schmich

"Advice is such a tricky thing when you're young." - Jena Malone

"We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm." - Bill Gates

"My Advice to Young Filmmakers is This: Don't Follow Trends. Start Them!" - Frank Capra

"Advice is not a gift, but a debt that the old owe to the young." - James F Cooper

"My advice to young people is ask older people questions and don't be afraid." - Chuck D

"That's my gutsy advice to any young writer: write only about what you know well." - Amos Oz

"Be strong, my young friends; that is my advice to you." - Swami Vivekananda

"So, my advice to young scientists is, think critically about your work; probably don't blab unnecessarily." - Peter Agre

"My advice to young film-makers is this: don't follow trends, start them!" - Frank Capra

"My advice to young actors is to push yourself and to aspire to be great." - Adriane Lenox

"It is foolish to expect a young man to follow your advice and to ignore your example." - Don Meyer

"My advice to myself and to everyone else, particularly young people, is to turn on, tune in and drop out." - Timothy Leary

"The strongest possible piece of advice I would give any young woman is: Don't screw around, and don't smoke." - Edwina Currie

"The best advice I can give a young aspiring singer is not to become an old aspiring singer." - Renata Scotto

"One piece of advice that I would give to any young athlete or performer is remember to thank your mom." - Meryl Davis

"If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves." - Lillian Hellman

"Young girls come up to me all the time to ask for advice. They see me as a survivor." - Drew Barrymore

"The worst advice a young writer can get is "Write what you know." Imagination is more important than experience." - Joe Haldeman

"Interestingly, young people don't come to you for advice. Especially the ones who are related to you." - Meryl Streep

"Advice to Young Poets Never pretend to be a unicorn by sticking a plunger on your head." - Martin Espada

"Advice to young writers? Always the same advice: learn to trust our own judgment, learn inner independence, learn to trust that time will sort the good from the bad- including your own bad." - Doris Lessing

"Listen to advice from people who have been there and done that. It is so hard to believe that when you are young, but parents, mentors, teachers, they can all be so valuable when it comes to advice." - Lauren Conrad

"I am always giving advice to young players about how things are, how important it is to work hard every day to reach the glory days." - Milagros Cabral

"It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad." - Abigail Van Buren

"Nothing is so beneficial to a young author as the advice of a man whose judgment stands constitutionally at the freezing-point." - Douglas Jerrold

"Advice to young writers wo want to get ahead without any annoying delays: don't write about Man, write about a man." - E B White

"Nothing is so beneficial to a young author as the advice of a man whose judgment stands constitutionally at the freezing-point." - Douglas William Jerrold

"I will never again attempt to tell any young person what to do - the really gifted don't need advice and the others can't take it." - Katherine Anne Porter

"My advice to a young man seeking deathless fame would be to espouse an unpopular cause and devote his life to it." - Wendell Phillips

"My advice for young people is that, if you want to be a musician, the thing to do is practice eight hours a day." - T Bone Burnett

"Probably the most important piece of advice that I've ever gotten is to develop your mind. I left school very young and I always regretted it." - Stephanie Seymour

"I tell a lot of young performers, 'Go get in trouble. Go commit yourself to something you're not sure you can do.' And I followed my own advice." - Stephen Colbert

"My best advice to any young person is, if you want kids, be careful who you have them with. That's my mantra." - Al Pacino

"My father gave me some advice when I was very young - whatever someone tells you in the future, don't forget Pele is the best." - Jurgen Klopp

"Young people ask me for advice, and I tell them to do what I didn't do. Get some training. I took jobs that required talents I didn't have." - Dick Van Dyke

"I don't think Emma Watson needs any advice. She's an incredibly smart young woman who knows what she wants out of life and she has some great parents." - Ethan Hawke

"The best careers advice to give to the young is Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." - Katharine Whitehorn

"The best career advice given to the young is Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." - Katharine Whitehorn

"The best time to give advice to your children is while they're still young enough to believe you know what you're talking about." - Evan Esar

"I have never yet found that the advice of a Sister could prevent a young Man's being in love if he chose it." - Jane Austen

"My advice to young wrestlers is that your surroundings really make a difference. You want to put yourself in good, positive surroundings." - Dan Gable

"My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, and challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence and conviction." - Dhirubhai Ambani

"From a very young age my mother persuaded me that I could write for fun, but I had to have a proper job - very good advice." - Joanne Harris

"The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from 'Dear Abby' instead of going to Mom and Dad." - Abigail Van Buren

"I've been polite and I've always shown up. Somebody asked me if I had any advice for young people entering the business. I said: "Yeah, show up." - Tom T Hall

"It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from 'Dear Abby' instead of going to Mom and Dad." - Pauline Phillips

"Each year I host a leadership summit in my district, and my biggest advice to young people is get experience. Get your foot in the door." - Aaron Schock

"The best career advice to give to the young is, 'Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.'" - Katharine Whitehorn

"They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves." - Lillian Hellman

"The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"The best advice I can give to any young man or young woman upon graduation from school can be summed up in exactly eight words, and they are-be honest with yourself and tell the truth." - James Farley

"Agreeable advice is seldom useful advice." - Jean Baptiste Massillon

"May you stay Forever Young" - Bob Dylan

"As a young kid, I wasn't really interested at that stage - getting financial advice was far from my mind. I was focused on playing football. But I got onboard with this financial adviser and I heeded his advice, and that was my smartest money decision." - Robbie Fowler

"Distrust unsolicited advice." - Aesop

"Distrust interested advice." - Aesop

"Stubbornness destroys good advice." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Jesus never gave advice" - John Bevere

"People rarely use advice." - James Cook

"Youth doesn't take advice." - Thomas A Edison

"Stay in college, get the knowledge. And stay there until you're through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. Advice to a young person to continue his education." - Muhammad Ali

"My advice to this investor is the same that I give to the young investors in my classes Devote the same earnest attention to investing that $50,000 as you devoted to earning it." - Ivan Boesky

"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." - Chuck Close

"The only advice I can really give to the young filmmakers is to be persistent, don't give up, and keep watching and making as many movies as you possibly can." - Rian Johnson

"When people ask, "Is there any advice you'd give a young writer?," I say write short stories. They afford lots of failure. Pastiche is a great way to start." - Ian Mcewan

"Man, or at least criminal man, has lost all enterprise and originality. As to my own little practice, it seems to be degenerating into an agency for recovering lost lead pencils and giving advice to young ladies from boarding-schools." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who"ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." - Chuck Close

"My advice to would-be young authors is to read a lot, write a lot, and not worry about creating a finished product. Keeping a journal is not a bad idea either." - Kevin Henkes

"It's my experience that very few writers, young or old, are really seeking advice when they give out their work to be read. They want support; they want someone to say, "Good job."" - John Irving

"My final advice for young people is to not wait for leadership from adult politicians. Step forward today, because our current leaders are denying the dire reality we are facing. Leadership can come form anywhere." - Kumi Naidoo

"My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained and unprejudiced mind." - Hans Selye

"A word of advice. If, as a young man, student, you are tormented by a desire for women, it is best to get out into the fresh air as much as possible." - Penelope Fitzgerald

"Every young artist has to do it one way, his [or her] way, and the hell with patterns. Remember who you are and where you are and what you are doing.... And never take advice, including this." - Katherine Anne Porter

"Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs." - Cassandra Clare

"New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling. But there are other cities. Detroit. Poughkeepsie. New York City has been taken away from you. So my advice is: Find a new city." - Patti Smith

"Old men are always advising young men to save money. That is bad advice. Don't save every nickel. Invest in yourself. I never saved a dollar until I was forty years old." - Henry Ford

"A piece of advice I would give to young actors - hang on to your family, and hang on to your reality - and hang on to your "real". Because you're going into the land of make believe." - Lorna Luft

"My advice to young women who are looking to be successful; make sure you're passionate about whatever it is that you're doing. And make sure you're fulfilled by the opportunities within your job." - Soledad O'Brien

"I think the best advice I would give young artists is to always be working on your craft, because there are so many people out there with a dream similar to yours, a whole lot more than when I started." - Eric Benet

"After all, there's only one answer to be made to the young fellow who is asking constantly for advice as to how to hit. The answer is: Pick out a good one and sock it!" - Babe Ruth

"There's opportunity in poker.... If Horace Greeley were alive today, his advice wouldn't be Go West, young man, and grow up with the country. Instead, he'd point to that deck of cards on table and say, Shuffle up and deal." - Lou Krieger

"My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained, and unprejudiced mind." - Hans Selye

"Maugham then offers the greatest advice anyone could give to a young author: "At the end of an interrogation sentence, place a question mark. You'd be surprised how effective it can be." - Woody Allen

"A bit of advice Given to a young Native American At the time of his initiation: As you go the way of life, You will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think." - Joseph Campbell

"I always advise children who ask me for tips on being a writer to read as much as they possibly can. Jane Austen gave a young friend the same advice, so I'm in good company there." - J K Rowling

"After all, there's only one aswer to be made to the young fellow who is asking constantly for advice as to how to hit. The answer is: "Pick out a good one and sock it!" - Babe Ruth

"My advice to young actors is probably to do some theatre; definitely do that. I keep running into these actors who have never been on stage, and it's invaluable for an actor. What you will learn about yourself is huge." - Yul Vazquez

"My advice for young Latinas interested in pursuing a career in Hollywood is to make sure you love to perform and make sure you get the training you need." - Maria Canals Barrera

"When you're writing fiction or poetry... it really comes down to this: indifference to everything except what you're doing... A young writer could do worse than follow the advice given in those lines." - Raymond Carver

"I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening." - Alexander Fleming

"When young writers approach me for advice, I remind them, as gently as I can, that they are on their own, with no help available anywhere. Which is how it should be." - John Banville

"I always try to be a trend setter. That's what I always tell young people when I'm giving them advice. To go with their heart and don't follow the trends." - Teena Marie

"My advice to young people is to get something that's growing because that's how you get career opportunities thrown at you that you don't deserve, if you will... that come at you early because the firms need you." - Hamilton E James

"Young people are often asked, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' and given advice about how to lead meaningful adult lives, but where's the encouragement to lead meaningful lives right now?" - Adora Svitak

"The tour life is real tough on a marriage. To the young guy who is just getting his PGA Tour card and is in a serious relationship, my advice is to wait three years before getting married." - Boo Weekley

"We do not attend to the advice of the sage and experienced because we think they are old, forgetting that they once were young and placed in the same situations as ourselves." - William Hazlitt

"The advice that I usually give to young actors is that if you can create a character for the stage and keep that character fresh for at least 6 months that means you're doing the show eight times a week." - Joe Morton

"Whenever young writers ask me for advice, I always say you have to be able to take a lot of rejection because, unless you're very lucky, that's what's going to happen." - Mary Gaitskill

"I've had lots of good career advice over the years. I've learned that you must always arrive knowing your lines, you must hit your marks, you must be punctual and cheerful and kind. I'm always irritated with young people who misbehave and young actors who are temperamental. I don't think there's any need for it." - Jacki Weaver

"It's important to me to try and expose young people to the things they believe are off-limits to them. I tell them, 'There are no walls, only the ones we put up.' My advice to young people looking at my life is not to follow my footprint but to go out there and make their own." - Jackie Joynerkersee

"Be young forever, seasons of the earth." - Czeslaw Milosz

"He whom the Gods love dies young." - Plautus

"When I was young, boys didn't type." - Fran Lebowitz

"When I was young, I was religious." - Jonathan Kozol

"Probably all of my advice is bad advice." - Kurt Braunohler

"The best advice comes from people who don't give advice." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice." - Abu Bakr

"Advice, the smallest current coin." - Ambrose Bierce

"Beware of advice-even this." - Carl Sandburg

"Give help rather than advice." - Luc De Clapiers

"Facts do not give advice." - Mason Cooley

"Free advice is often overpriced." - Charles E. McKenzie

"Advice is always a confession." - Andre Maurois

"Here's some advice. Stay alive." - Suzanne Collins

"Shun death, is my advice." - Robert Browning

"I don't give investment advice." - Craig Mccaw

"Want More Advice Like This?" - Theodore Roosevelt

"Don't take too much advice." - Ben Silbermann

"I give opinions, not advice." - Lou Holtz

"Never give advice unless asked." - Proverbs

"If the Queen can reject the advice of a minister on a little thing like a postage stamp, what would happen if she rejected the advice of the Prime Minister on a major matter? If the Crown personally can reject advice, then, of course, the whole democratic facade turns out to be false" - Tony Benn

". . . if you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice." - Laurence J Peter

"The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice." - Anonymous

"Advice, First Law of: The correct advice to give is the advice that is desired." - Paul Dickson

"Young men, listen to an old man to whom old men listened when he was young." - Augustus

"Many more children observe attitudes, values and ways different from or in conflict with those of their families, social networks,and institutions. Yet today's young people are no more mature or capable of handling the increased conflicting and often stimulating information they receive than were young people of the past, who received the information and had more adult control of and advice about the information they did receive." - James P. Comer

"Advice to Young Journal Keepers. Be lenient with yourself. Conceal your worst faults, leave out your most shameful thoughts, actions, and temptations. Give yourself all the good and interesting qualities you want and haven't got. If you should die young, what comfort would it be to your relatives to read the truth and have to say: It is not a pearl we have lost, but a swine?" - Rosamond Lehmann

"If I were to give advice to young people, high-achieving young people for example, I'd have to say, don't neglect your family. Politics is important, sitting at the head table is glamorous. Traveling around the world, trying to do something for world peace was wonderful. But . . . Family and friends and faith are what are really matters in life. And I know that. I see it so clearly now." - George H W Bush

"I have been told that a young would-be composer wrote to Mozart asking advice about how to compose a symphony. Mozart responded that a symphony was a complex and demanding form and it would be better to start with something simpler. The young man protested, 'But, Herr Mozart, you wrote symphonies when you were younger than I am now.' Mozart replied, 'I never asked how." - Isaac Asimov

"If I had even the tiniest scrap of advice to give to a young actor who was figuring out how to audition, I would say don't memorize the script The reality about auditions is that 98 percent of the results has to do with what you are, not with what you did in the audition." - Wallace Shawn

"There are only so many letters in the alphabet. When I talk to young musicians or authors and they ask for advice, I say, You gotta learn all the letters of your own personal alphabet. With music, you need to know all the different kinds of music and everything in and around your given instrument." - David Lee Roth

"Whenever I'm asked what advice I have for young writers, I always say that the first thing is to read, and to read a lot. The second thing is to write. And the third thing, which I think is absolutely vital, is to tell stories and listen closely to the stories you're being told." - John Green

"Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I should say, 'sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends." - C S Lewis

"The only advice that I'm in the mood to give - and that I give regularly - to young people is this: fight for what you believe in. You will lose, just like I have lost, all the battles. But only one you may win. The one that you engage every morning, in front of the mirror." - Indro Montanelli

"Young people are looking for meaning and happiness to accompany their first paycheque. Inspire Your Career provides career advice designed to help you find more than just material success. Through its empowering and practical lessons, readers will find inspiration as they embark on their careers." - Marc Kielburger

"She was looking for something I could never give her." Again his dark eyes bored into Julia's mind. "You have something of the same about you, young woman. Take my advice: Don't think you will find it in another person. You won't. It's not there. You must find it in yourself." - Iain Pears

"The advice you give to young directors for sure is to go out and become some version of a successful movie actor. Do that first and say yes to people like Terrence Malick and Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen when they come and offer you movies. It's a great front row seat to filmmaking." - Sean Penn

"And so my advice to all young people who wish to become poets is: do something easy, like learning how to blow up the world- unless you're not only willing, but glad, to feel and work and fight till you die." - E E Cummings

"Notice how many of the Olympic athletes effusively thanked their mothers for their success? "She drove me to my practice at four in the morning," etc. Writing is not figure skating or skiing. Your mother will not make you a writer. My advice to any young person who wants to write is: leave home." - Paul Theroux

"That's good advice for any young person to remember who aspires to leadership in corporate or public life. Develop a thick skin when it comes to the press. Remember you're never as bad-or as good-as the press says you are." - William Schreyer

"In the wake of her indispensable textbook, Janet Burroway now offers a splendid and concise guide to the thorny task of revision. Writers, young and old, will feel encouraged and enlightened by this excellent DVD which offers a wonderful range of specific advice and suggestive comments from a group of experienced and thoughtful writers." - Margot Livesey

"I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself - in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself." - Henry Ford

"If I were to offer any advice to young writers, it would be this: be discriminating and be discerning about the work you set for yourself. That done, be the untutored traveler, the eager reader, the enthusiastic listener. Put what you learn together carefully, and then write thoughtfully, with respect both for the reader and your sources." - Barry Lopez

"People ask me what advice I have for a married couple struggling in their relationship. I always answer: pray and forgive. And to young people from violent homes, I say: pray and forgive. And again, even to the single mother with no family support: pray and forgive." - Mother Teresa

"All I got from van Looy and his cronies was ridicule, not one piece of help or advice. They were very unfair, I was still just a naive young boy really. With Peugeot, and especially with Tom [Simpson], it was completely different," - Eddy Merckx

"When a young artist asked me for advice on drawing the human foot, I told him, 'The first thing you must learn is how to take your shoe off, and then how to take your sock off, then prop your leg up carefully on your other knee, take a piece of paper, and draw your foot.'" - Chuck Jones

"Be strong , my young friends; that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita. These are bold words; but I have to say them, for I love you. I know where the shoe pinches." - Swami Vivekananda



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