Top 60 Cliches Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Cliches Quotes from famous people such as Tom Fletcher, Theo James, David Bowie, Reinhold Messner, Kemp Muhl, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Being a dad you realise that it's not about you any mor

Being a dad you realise that it’s not about you any more. All the cliches are true I think.
Tom Fletcher
New York cops are very specific in terms of the way they talk and the way they handle themselves. All these cliches that, as an Englishman, I thought were from a bygone era or were a bit of poetic license with cop shows – the more you hang out with them, the more you realize how real that jargon is.
Theo James
That’s the shock: All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is. And there really is a God – so do I buy that one? If all the other cliches are true… Hell, don’t pose me that one.
David Bowie
The cliches that circulate in the German media about Joachim Sauer are a total fallacy. The fact is that he’s his own man. He’s witty, he’s profound, he can be incredibly funny, and he’s an extremely bright guy.
Reinhold Messner
Sean and I are fighting so many cliches, it’s funny. But ultimately we just want to play people the songs we wrote while we were in our pajamas, in love.
Kemp Muhl
People love cliches. If you can give people cliches, that’s very good TV, then.
Michael Hirst
I like to keep breaking the typecast and cliches.
Kirti Kulhari
There are so many cliches associated with mental health – such as the ‘fine line between lunacy and genius’ – which are, on the whole, a load of rubbish.
Jo Brand
Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.
William Safire
I’m a gay man, living an out life for a long time, and it’s tiring and anger-making to hear people continue to spit out the same old dreary cliches about the fact that gay men are doing something unnatural, and there’ll be a price to pay when the Rapture happens.
Clive Barker
It is hard not to speak in cliches about cancer. It can be even harder not to feel as if I have to live up to those cliches. I sometimes feel a deep sense of guilt for not doing a better job of making lemonade out of metaphorical lemons.
Suleika Jaouad
I wanted to write about relationships in a more honest, raw sort of way. Get away from all those cliches about how ‘time heals’ and how you can be the better person. Less sugar-coating and more ‘feel the pain.’
Tove Lo
I’m terrified of cliches.
Anthony Doerr
In ‘Windtalkers,’ the director John Woo is meticulous in melding his own intimate style into the cliches of a large-scale war movie, paying homage to all the tired conventions of the genre. But it’s an honor that these cliches don’t deserve.
Elvis Mitchell
The ground swell is what’s going to sink you as well as being what buoys you up. These are cliches also, of course, and I’m sometimes interested in how much one can get away with.
Paul Muldoon
There’s something about supposed experts making millions of dollars to bark tired sports cliches that makes our blood boil. And it should.
Sean Evans
If you live in a democracy, it’s very tiring to be always surrounded by great and high abstract generalisations which are, in fact, the most banal and naive cliches dug out of second-rate movements of the late 19th century.
John Ralston Saul
Fashion fosters cliches of beauty, but I want to tear them apart.
Miuccia Prada
There are trappings of science fiction which I kind of embrace, but there are also cliches which I run from.
David Twohy
Let’s have some new cliches.
Samuel Goldwyn
When you’re an outsider and going into a culture like America, it’s easier to stay away from any cliches because you’re not really aware of what they are.
Kevin Macdonald
Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed.
Wolcott Gibbs
I wasn’t into making classmates laugh – or any of the comedy cliches. I wanted to disappear. I was a nonentity. I wasn’t too clever but I wasn’t in the bottom group. I wasn’t loud but I wasn’t quiet. I wasn’t a bully and I wasn’t bullied.
Josh Widdicombe
All the child-star cliches, I’ve tried very hard to avoid them all.
Macaulay Culkin
Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.
Phillip Sweet
I originated my own cliches, but I’m finding that’s not working for me anymore.
Tom Bodett
I can speak in cliches and say how much the Israel national team means to us, but we have to prove that on the pitch.
Eran Zahavi
There are still some terrible cliches in the presentation of Indian fiction. The lotus flower. The hennaed hands. In mainland Europe, people still slap these images on my books and I go bananas.
Hari Kunzru
I think everything’s experimental whether you like it or not. I think that people who do generic pop are experimenting with cliches. It’s no less than I am experimenting with noise or unknown music – until you say, ‘This is my song, or this is my composition’ – it’s all experimental, whether you like it or not.
Bill Laswell
What I am is something unbearable for the world of journalism and the world of cliches. I’m a realist.
Gore Vidal
My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches of the subject destroyed, as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend, Aaron Director.
George Stigler
The goal with 'Alpha' was to run towards the cliches an

The goal with ‘Alpha’ was to run towards the cliches and then to break through them, and that doesn’t change depending on the medium.
Greg Rucka
I think that often times Hollywood panders to the cliches of small town life, specifically Southern small town life, and I think that this movie does the opposite.
Josh Lucas
It’s likely that taboo words are stored in the right hemisphere of the brain. Massive left hemisphere strokes or the entire surgical removal of the left hemisphere can leave people with no articulate speech other than the ability to swear, spout cliches and song lyrics.
Steven Pinker
Bad criticism recites rote arguments. The shame of rote arguments isn’t just that they’re cliches, though they are, but that they tend to hide from us why a critic is actually thinking what they’re thinking.
Michelle Dean
Christmas really is about all the cliches: health, happiness and love. A future with my family is the important thing… to stay alive for them.
Sylvie Meis
Comedy is hard to do. All the cliches about it are true.
Jeff Daniels
The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
Alan Perlis
Educators shouldn’t be afraid of cliches. You know why? Because kids don’t know most of them! They’re a new audience. And they’re inspired by cliches.
Randy Pausch
I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.
Evelyn Waugh
We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.
Marc Almond
The Internet now is completely full of memes, and it’s interesting, the idea that instead of having a sign crotched on your door or a magnet on your fridge saying whatever cliches and bon mots, pictures laid out with some text are passed around and move really fast.
Tim Minchin
Touching on universality is an important part of effective storytelling, but the problem with cliches is that they are tired and dull. And that’s where writers must try to be artful.
Miguel Syjuco
There’s something a bit embarrassing about saying you’re a magician. It immediately suggests all these horrendous cliches, let alone that you’re a grown-up doing a child’s job.
Derren Brown
I’m one of the cliches that has grown up.
Charles Olson
I would love to be part of dark comedies. I love them! They are no-nonsense, no spoonfeeding, and the norms and cliches are left behind.
Paresh Rawal
People regurgitate the same old cliches and it becomes like a photocopy of a photocopy of something that’s vaguely interesting.
Steve Coogan
Most people try to avoid cliches. It’s my ambition in life to try to get ’em right!
Philip Schultz
The greatest sin of the academic left is that it has become fundamentally aristocratic, writing in bizarre jargon that makes cliches seem abstruse. If you can’t explain your ideal to a fairly intelligent 12-year-old, it’s probably your own fault.
Rutger Bregman
I’ve never understood why artists, who so often condescend to the cliches of their own culture, are so eager to embrace the cliches of cultures they know nothing about.
Brad Holland
I’m trying to go beyond the traditional cliches of an African safari.
Jochen Zeitz
The challenge in daytime in particular, I think, is to go against all the traditional cliches of daytime and try to make it real.
Eric Braeden
It’s a cliche that the Senate is broken, and like most cliches, it’s true.
George Packer
Buzzwords and cliches – those are stock in trade. There’s nothing wrong with them.
Michael Nesmith
What I think is interesting is that the more you do, you have to invent a book of rules of what you can do and what you can’t do. And the very real danger is that if your book of rules becomes a book of cliches.
Adrian Lyne
I try my best to not just avoid cliches but to write with some meaning.
Amanda Shires
The cliches are all true! My son Max has just turned two, and he’s literally turned into this driven young man overnight! The terrible twos are not a myth, but he’s such a laugh to be around.
Burn Gorman
I used to regard genres as being embedded in cliches, and I always felt funny about the need we have to label things. But I’m happy to think of ‘Starred Up’ as a prison drama, although we tried to smuggle in some elements of family drama in there.
David MacKenzie
You know what? At the end of the day, funny is funny. I hope to see the end of all the female cliches that are written in a lot of comedies that are named chick flicks.
Wendi McLendon-Covey