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What 'Never' To Do: 20 Advice Quotes from the Movies

love guruAlthough it was one of the worst movies of 2008, The Love Guru film made us wonder: what bits of advice have movies offered to film goers in the past?  Advice often comes preceded by one of two words - "Always..." or "Never...".  This week, we ignore the traditional "Never say never" advice and begin with 20 useful bits of film advice from Never Neverland. 



Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
A Cinderella Story (2004) – Sam’s Dad (Whip Hubley) 

“Never trust a guy who fumbles for the check.”
Anything Else (2003) – David Dobel (Woody Allen)
 

Never be in a hurry. You'll miss the best parts in life.”
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) – Saloon Hostess (Marlene Dietrich)
 

Never tell tales about a woman. No matter how far away she is, she'll always hear you.”
Cocktail (1988) – Doug Coughlin (Bryan Brown)
 

“Never do today what you can put off ‘til tomorrow.”
The African Queen (1951) – Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart) 

"Never do nothing you wouldn't want printed on the front page of The New York Times."
Born Yesterday (1950) – Billy Dawn (Judy Holliday)
 

“Never try to fool children. They expect nothing and therefore see everything.”
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997) – Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel)
 

“Never wrestle with pigs. You'll both get dirty, only the pig likes it.”
Good Advice (2001) – Donald Simpson (Barry Newman)  

“Never discuss work when you’re having fun and never, never over a drink.”
Torn Curtain (1966) – Professor Gustav Lindt (Ludwig Donath)
 

“Never trust a fart.”
The Bucket List (2007) – Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson)
 

"Never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome.  Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience.  And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it."
The Beach (2000) - Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) 

“Never buy a piece of art you don’t have to have.”
The Break-Up (2006) – Brooke Meyers (Jennifer Aniston)
 

“Never pat a burning dog.”
A Good Year (2006) – Max Skinner (Russell Crowe)
 

“Never knock the way another man swings, man.”
Across the Universe (2007) – JoJo (Martin Luther) 

“Never forget what took me a lifetime to learn; you have only one heart, be true to it.”
Beyond Borders (2003) – Sarah Jordan (Angelina Jolie)
 

Never disregard anything no matter how trivial.”
Dressed to Kill (1946) – Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) 

Never give up your friends, no matter what.”
Carlito’s Way (1993) – Carlito (Al Pacino)
 

Never fight unless you're sure you can win.”
3 Ninjas (1992) – Grandpa (Victor Wong)
 

Never fall in love during a total eclipse.”
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) – Senex (Michael Hordern)
 

Never eat in a Vietnamese restaurant next to a pound.”
Good Morning Vietnam (1987) – Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams)