Top 17 Old Adage Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Old Adage Quotes from famous people such as Julia Glass, Don Felder, Joyce Banda, Paul Thomas Anderson, Mike Quigley, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The old adage is, 'Write what you know.' But if you onl

The old adage is, ‘Write what you know.’ But if you only do that, your work becomes claustrophobic. I say, ‘Write what you want to know.’
Julia Glass
I never challenged control of the band. Basically, all I did was start asking questions. There’s an old adage in Hollywood amongst managers: ‘Pay your acts enough money that they don’t ask questions.’ And I started asking questions.
Don Felder
If we provide the young with a strong foundation, we can leave behind a legacy substantially greater than most are able to bequeath. As for the women, the old adage that you invest in a woman, you invest in a generation, still rings true today.
Joyce Banda
I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film’s abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y’know, that’s great. But I hope it involves an audience.
Paul Thomas Anderson
I’m a longtime believer in the old adage that sunlight is the best disinfectant, particularly in politics.
Mike Quigley
I went with the old adage that you should write what you know. What I knew was 18th century Britain, so what I decided I would do is write a novel based on my dissertation research.
David Liss
There’s an old adage about speakers: You won’t remember what they said, but you’ll never forget how they made you feel. Trump knows that in his bones. He gives his supporters – and they are growing – a terrific feeling of safety and security, along with a laugh and a smile.
Cass Sunstein
The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his ‘basic rights.’
Thomas Sowell
The old adage that you shouldn’t change a winning team doesn’t apply in modern international football because managers have to study the opposition and pick players who exploit their weaknesses.
Glenn Hoddle
It’s an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure… Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.
Harold W. Dodds
I make a point of not reading reviews because of the old adage, if you read the good ones then you have to read the bad ones, and if you read the bad ones, you have to, you know… And also because it’s a very, very bewildering and exposing thing.
Peter Morgan
It’s the old adage: You can make a pizza so cheap, nobody will eat it. You can make an airline so cheap, nobody will fly it.
Gordon Bethune
I’m very wary of fawning too much over heroes. There’s an old adage that heroes are best kept at arm’s length, and in a few instances in my life, that’s been true.
W. Earl Brown
There is an old adage that the quickest way to drop your tax take is to increase taxes. If capital gains tax is going to be 50 percent, my contingent capital gains tax is going to be 250 million pounds.
Peter Hargreaves
Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true – you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both! The America I know doesn’t make excuses.
Mia Love
There’s that old adage about how there’s only seven plots in the world and Shakespeare’s done them all before.
Terri Windling
You know the old adage that the customer’s always right? Well, I kind of think that the opposite is true. The customer is rarely right.
Charlie Trotter