Top 1041 Rules Quotes of 2020

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“The rules are there for a reason.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“One of the absolute rules I learned in the war was, don’t know anything you don’t need to know, because if you ever get caught they will get it out of you.”

― Abraham Pais

“There is no actual need to tighten voter ID rules: there have been extraordinarily few instances of people committing fraud at the polls.”

― Adam Cohen

“If the Supreme Court rules that rent control is an unconstitutional taking of property, it would put all sorts of zoning rules in danger.”

― Adam Cohen

“Lots of countries have great constitutions, but their leaders have a practice of ignoring the rules whenever they feel like it.”

― Adam Davidson

“I don’t follow the rules!”

― Adam Rippon

“For me, it’s just more satisfying when you follow the rules rather than just make a bunch of sounds. The magic of just making noise in the studio goes away after a while.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“Corporate governance should be done more through principles than rules.”

― Adi Godrej

“We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.”

― Adlai Stevenson II

“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

“The co-existence of religious values in the lives of individuals and secular rules in the governance of the state should be clearly defined.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“I don’t take well to rules.”

― Aidy Bryant

“Life is about making your own happiness – and living by your own rules.”

― Aimee Mullins

“I did my schooling at Holy Angels, where they had stringent rules. I coloured my hair blond and red and was pulled up by the principal.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“We will follow in letter and spirit whatever the RBI rules and guidelines are – whether at the holding company level or individual company level.”

― Ajay Piramal

“Our rules need to keep pace with current technology so that Americans who use hearing aids can easily use phones.”

― Ajit Pai

“I do not stick to rules when cooking. I rely on my imagination.”

― Akshay Kumar

“Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I’m one of those people.”

― Al Green

“We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn’t obey the rules.”

― Alan Bennett

“It’s much better to have rules that we can actually live within. And absolute prohibitions, generally, are not the kind of rules that countries would live within.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Market forces impose certain rules before a film can actually get made.”

― Alan Rickman

“The bottom line is that we cannot sit idle as unparalleled rules and regulations significantly restrict our rights and ability to care for our families.”

― Alan Wilson

“I remember thinking during those times that I wanted to write in a way where there are no rules.”

― Alanis Morissette

“Integrity has no need of rules.”

― Albert Camus

“Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.”

― Albert Camus

“To be in the EU, it means to have same rules of… for economy, for social life, to be together in the majority of European countries.”

― Aleksander Kwasniewski

“If you have rules, you let creativity sleep.”

― Alessandro Michele

“I love to come to L.A. because it’s one of the most inspiring places because there are no rules.”

― Alessandro Michele

“Gender and sex are about rules which we have invented, but we are animals; we belong to nature.”

― Alessandro Michele

“Accounting rules give financial institutions flexibility about when they choose to recognize venture capital profits.”

― Alex Berenson

“The details of the personal expenses that executives put on the company tab often are not known because loopholes in federal disclosure rules let publicly traded companies generally avoid disclosing the perks they give executives along with pay and stock options.”

― Alex Berenson

“Obviously, flagrant things have to be called. There are rules. You have got to play to the rules, no question.”

― Alex Smith

“Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development.”

― Alexander Herzen

“I’ve noticed that when people make vampire movies, they’re always determining which of the rules they’re going to stick to and which they’ll abandon.”

― Alexandra Cassavetes

“I remember being in St. Lucia and my dad taking me out on a jet ski. I was very young, too young, but, yup, dad does like to break rules.”

― Alfie Allen

“Like most people, I wanted and still want to live by my own rules.”

― Alice Merton

“I’m a Conservative. I don’t believe there should be too many rules. There should be lower taxes.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“A pie dough comes together exactly like a biscuit only there is very, very little liquid and no leavening involved. Other than that, the same rules apply. My best advice: handle the dough as little as possible.”

― Alton Brown

“I started to let go and seeing that there are no rules.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“There’re a lot of rules to basketball.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“For the vast majority of Americans who work hard and play by the rules, paying the bills may be hard some months, but it’s something we always do.”

― Ami Bera

“No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva’s an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her.”

― Amish Tripathi

“There’s something unsettling about the education of a child who comfortably enumerates the rules for surviving zombie apocalypse but finds it uncomfortable to enumerate the rules of his grandparents’ faith, if he knows them.”

― Amity Shlaes

“I published ‘Rules of Civility’ while I was still working. It became a best seller. I was working on this book, and then I decided to retire.”

― Amor Towles

“I don’t really know that there’s any real rules for songwriting.”

― Amos Lee

“We have to do a better job of putting some rules on the insurance companies.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“There are no rules in snowboarding.”

― Amy Purdy

“I am very into making up my own rules.”

― Amy Schumer

“Imagination allows you to bend the rules of the temporal world.”

― Amy Sherald

“Of the many ways in which Donald J. Trump is disrupting American politics, one of the most compelling is his disregard for the established rules of communicating with voters.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“If the opponent offers keen play I don’t object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“No rules exist, and examples are simply life-savers answering the appeals of rules making vain attempts to exist.”

― Andre Breton

“You can’t really get into regular football after you watch Australian rules football because it’s just two different ends of the totem pole.”

― Andrew Bogut

“Political correctness – the rigging of politics using different rules for different groups, and buttressed by the media – ensures that Democrats always have the upper hand.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“When men organize themselves into groups, and they make rules based on common or self-interest, it’s always tangled and political.”

― Andrew Dominik

“It’s strange to play outdoors, especially in the daytime. But we’re figuring it out. The rules are different for festival shows – how you talk to the crowd, how you can try to get them involved. Things are just a little different, and I think we’ve learned to adapt our show.”

― Andrew Dost

“The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about.”

― Andrew Eldritch

“You’re a Catholic in Italy when you’re born, it’s unthinkable to stop being Catholic. You just take the rules a lot more seriously, because it pervades your culture.”

― Andrew Greeley

“Every house has to have rules – even ‘Animal House.’”

― Andrew Neil

“Justin Trudeau tries to say that Canada is back. I say the Liberals are back – back to ignoring the rules and abusing the privileges of power.”

― Andrew Scheer

“I’ve always been very passionate about issues. Being speaker, you kind of have to park the positions on issues and focus more on the rules.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Slavery didn’t break up the black families as much as liberal welfare rules.”

― Andrew Young

“The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.”

― Angela Carter

“We work well together with the United Kingdom – particularly, perhaps, when we talk about new rules for the European Union.”

― Angela Merkel

“Playing the villain, bringing her to life, is the most fun because there really are no rules.”

― Angela Robinson

“I do worry about a world in which the rich get to write the rules.”

― Angus Deaton

“Statehood is not a model for economic development; it is simply a way to organize a federation. What statehood does in fiscal and economic terms is apply uniform rules of the game to all states.”

― Anibal Acevedo Vila

“States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making.”

― Anna Lindh

“Children should have enough freedom to be themselves – once they’ve learned the rules.”

― Anna Quindlen

“Tulsa has world-class opera and Starbucks, and a religious conservatism that rules public life.”

― Anne Hull

“As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway.”

― Anne Hutchinson

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”

― Ansel Adams

“Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break them.”

― Anthony de Mello

“Humans are in charge of the planet because we are smarter than other animals and are able to build tools and apply rules. In the future, if something is much, much smarter, there’s going to be a transition as to who is actually in charge.”

― Anthony Levandowski

“Over many years, the United States has worked to persuade and compel governments around the world to abide by the rules. By spurning our own rules, we put that effort at risk.”

― Anthony Lewis

“Ballroom dancing: it’s a wonderful thing at so many levels because you’ve got to follow the rules. They used to call those rules etiquette once upon a time, but you don’t really have that any more.”

― Anton du Beke

“Looking at U.N. staff and budgetary rules and regulations, one might think some of them were designed to prevent, rather than enable, the effective delivery of our mandates. It benefits no one if it takes nine months to deploy a staff member to the field.”

― Antonio Guterres

“That’s one thing: When I left Notre Dame, when I left every school, what I’m the proudest of is we never compromised the rules, never were on probation, never had any major problems of any kind.”

― Ara Parseghian

“I like contradictions, and I like exceptions. I don’t like rules and dogma.”

― Arca

“As a DJ, people expect a certain sound and a certain danceability for the music. As a producer, I really like to let go of any rules that may exist.”

― Armin van Buuren

“As with all types of writing, fantastical fiction depends on the same basic rules.”

― Arthur Slade

“There’s so many strict ideas and rules, whether it’s from religion or it’s just generations and generations.”

― Ashton Sanders

“The morality of a society is not judged by the behaviour of an oppressed class but by the rules and laws made by the state, which either protect or exploit an already depressed section of society.”

― Asma Jahangir

“We want a country which is not isolated and where democracy rules.”

― Asma Jahangir

“If there are rules and regulations, I can’t help it, I want to break them.”

― Ayumi Hamasaki

“When I was teaching at the University of Tehran we were struggling against the implementation of the revolution rules.”

― Azar Nafisi

“I didn’t want kabobs, Afghan music, and rules that required girls to be carefully monitored. I wanted mac and cheese, country music, and independence.”

― Azita Ghanizada

“Any use of chemical weapons, by anyone, under any circumstances, is a grave violation of the 1925 Protocol and other relevant rules of customary international law.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“I’m completely the opposite of an etiquette icon. I’m brash, and I don’t follow any social rules, really. I’m nice, but really, I’m the least-put-together lady in the world.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“If we’re going to talk about our businesses, we’re going to have to talk about them within the constraints of the disclosure rules, without giving guidance, because we’re not going to give guidance, because we don’t believe that it is a sensible game to play.”

― Barry Diller

“Broadcasting began, essentially, in the hands of very, very few players – actually two – and when television came along, there were two networks, then three. Rules began to get formulated that essentially protected that concentrated group.”

― Barry Diller

“Scott Ritter is a very well-known archetype of a certain U.S. military officer. Very hard talking, very ambitious, zealous, and completely consumed with carrying out his mission. He’s a guy who, throughout his career, I would say, did not break rules, but he worked around road blocks.”

― Barton Gellman

“The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.”

― Barton Gellman

“As a performer, I need to change in the ring, to be a little bit more aggressive and go about things in a different way rather than Bayley following the rules all the time.”

― Bayley

“Our financial system is so complicated and so interactive – so many different markets in different countries and so many sets of rules.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The only way that you can find any semblance of a rule, or make any semblance of your own rule, is to tear up the rulebook. Throw it out, burn it, throw it away, and make your own rules.”

― Ben Harper

“The Asia Pacific region within TPP encompasses nearly 40 percent of the world’s GDP. Shaping the rules of the road for trade in this region is good for our workers and businesses – and it is good for our national security as well.”

― Ben Rhodes

“There is no question that our security and prosperity will be increasingly tied to the Asia Pacific. If America doesn’t set the rules of the road for trade in this region, other nations will.”

― Ben Rhodes

“All those little acting rules you get, one of the interesting ones is, ‘Play the opposite. Don’t play ‘victim.’”

― Ben Schnetzer

“The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression.”

― Benjamin Netanyahu

“I don’t have many rules, but one of them is, ‘Do not make a movie you yourself would not want to see.’”

― Bennett Miller

“Always be different; don’t follow the rules. Don’t do what anyone tells you. Don’t use the same sounds as people; don’t use the same drums as people.”

― Benny Blanco

“I’m not too into the trends – I like to look at trends as suggestions, not as rules.”

― Bethany Mota

“Growing up in an old-fashioned Bengali Hindu family and going to a convent school run by stern Irish nuns, I was brought up to revere rules. Without rules, there was only anarchy.”

― Bharati Mukherjee

“Organizations must shift away from repetitive-function hierarchies with rules and enforcement and walls. Instead, we must migrate rapidly to becoming a global ‘team of teams’ that comes together in whatever combination necessary to add the greatest value to the changes underway.”

― Bill Drayton

“If any sort of error is inexcusable, it’s an incorrect phone number. One of the cardinal rules of copy editing is that every phone number published must be checked.”

― Bill F. Walsh

“If you read the Senate rules, there are provisions where the Senate parliamentarian can be overridden.”

― Bill Flores

“Anyone concerned with the broken politics in Washington needs to look no further than Mitch McConnell’s cynical manipulation of the rules and obstruction of the NLRB.”

― Bill Foster

“As we continue to work to pass comprehensive immigration reform, we must take action to stop these predators who are exploiting immigrants attempting to play by the rules.”

― Bill Foster

“Historically, privacy was almost implicit, because it was hard to find and gather information. But in the digital world, whether it’s digital cameras or satellites or just what you click on, we need to have more explicit rules – not just for governments but for private companies.”

― Bill Gates

“Science rules!”

― Bill Nye

“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.”

― Bill Shankly

“Once you have selected a sport or a creative activity, the rules are pretty much the same.”

― Bill Toomey

“I try not to break the rules but merely to test their elasticity.”

― Bill Veeck

“Formats are constantly changing, and there are really no rules for the way you put your records out anymore.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“I don’t have to play by these rules or do these things… I can actually have my own kind of version.”

― Billy Corgan

“I wanted to go so I could learn the rules and conventions in order to break them later on.”

― Billy Howle

“I didn’t follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing.”

― Billy Sheehan

“I believe there is no doctrine more dangerous to the Church today than to convey the impression that a revival is something peculiar in itself and cannot be judged by the same rules of causes and effect as other things.”

― Billy Sunday

“It is easy to study the rules of overloading and of templates without noticing that together they are one of the keys to elegant and efficient type-safe containers.”

― Bjarne Stroustrup

“Now it’s a fully realized production but for the fact that we’re holding our scripts in our hand and some of us used them, and some of us didn’t and you have to by union rules hold the script. You don’t have to use them but you gotta hold them.”

― Blair Underwood

“We have to be sure we don’t pigeonhole one group as though they’re not part of the human family, as though there’s a different set of rules for them. That would be a big mistake.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.”

― Bob Dylan

“It’s in our best interest to put some of the old rules aside and create new ones and follow the consumer – what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go.”

― Bob Iger

“Police officials routinely execute search warrants on private homes and offices, and Congressional offices should not be treated any differently. There cannot be one set of rules for elected officials and another set of rules for everyone else.”

― Bobby Jindal

“Think about multicellularity on this Earth. Every living thing originally came from bacteria. So, who do you think made up the rules for how to perform collective behaviors? It had to be the bacteria.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“I’m done with rules that are there just to be rules.”

― Brad Paisley

“It’s interesting to hear what somebody does when they have no interest in playing by the rules.”

― Brad Paisley

“Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it’s hard to make your peace with.”

― Brad Pitt

“I worry Mr. Trump believes he’s special just because he’s Mr. Trump and that the rules don’t apply to him and the people around him.”

― Brad Schneider

“Only in baseball can a team player be a pure individualist first and a team player second, within the rules and spirit of the game.”

― Branch Rickey

“If you’re going to break the rules, you have to live with the consequences.”

― Brandon Webb

“The terrorists’ only rules? That there are no rules, and this gives them a major advantage.”

― Brandon Webb

“The rules of engagement when I was in Afghanistan were very flexible. When you’re at war, you’re at war.”

― Brandon Webb

“I think games are a good medium for approaching any subject, particularly difficult ones, because by their very nature, they are abstract, invite interaction and allow us to confront and question things… particularly rules that we may blindly follow.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“As a note, I never once refer to ‘Train’ as a game in the rules, and I also never refer to the participants as players.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“Panic! at the Disco, for me, has been an outlet to do whatever. I never felt like there were any rules. It was always carte blanche. I could do whatever I wanted. There were no rules set yet for the band. It just felt right.”

― Brendon Urie

“Hip hop is doing the new rock thing; there are no rules. They can do anything, really. And that’s inspiring.”

― Brendon Urie

“I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“’100 Bullets’ is such a post-modern noir; there are certain rules you gotta follow.”

― Brian Azzarello

“Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules… Mathematicians are more like classical composers.”

― Brian Greene

“For those who are here illegally and not following the rules, we need to send them home.”

― Brian Kemp

“We support an open Internet and having rules – the right kind of rules that are legally enforceable and allow for investment and innovation.”

― Brian L. Roberts

“I support the administrative rules promulgated by the Department of the Interior which permit a Native Hawaiian government to establish a relationship with the U.S. government. If Native Hawaiians form a government consistent with those rules and seek federal recognition, I would likely support the request.”

― Brian Schatz

“If I upset some notions and went against established rules, that wasn’t part of what I wanted to do. It wasn’t my goal.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Punching your weight is one of boxing’s most sensible rules. It’s a handy one to abide by whether your battles lie in or out of a ring.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“The best thing about Sci-Fi, which is my favorite genre, is that there are no rules for behavior. So you can do anything you want.”

― Brion James

“State universities in Illinois are a microcosm of our state government – broken with work rules and administrative bureaucracy.”

― Bruce Rauner

“Girls are really looking to places that have limits and boundaries: where adults are the adults and there are rules, and where they feel safe.”

― Caitlin Flanagan

“To throw a shoe at a man in Dundee is the equivalent of a kiss on the cheek and an embrace in London. Dundee is a very different place; they have their own rules.”

― Calvin Harris

“We just can’t change the rules if we don’t like the results.”

― Candice S. Miller

“Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference.”

― Carl von Clausewitz

“There are no rules when it comes to songwriting, so I’d turn Carter family songs from the 1930s into pop songs.”

― Carlene Carter

“When I was 19, I celebrated my first Valentine’s Day while being in a relationship. I was so excited, but didn’t know what the rules were. What should I get him, or was I even supposed to get him something?”

― Carly Craig

“Education has rules and parameters. Women outperform men when the parameters are clear.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“People that I’m most attracted to, they’re not living by any sort of rules. They’re the kind of people with stories to tell.”

― Carolyn Murphy

“There are all these interesting rules about asteroid nomenclature. Once you discover it, you have the right to name it, but there’s a catch.”

― Carrie Nugent

“I am not much about rules, I like to break ’em and don’t like to make ’em.”

― Carson Kressley

“Republicans are right to express concern about excessive regulation, and they can do a lot to reduce it, above all by scrutinizing rules on the books and by putting all new proposals through a cost-benefit filter. There’s room for plenty of creativity here.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Rules are not improved by sloganeering, fact-free letter-writing campaigns, or special pleading from interest groups.”

― Cass Sunstein

“To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“The teaching fellow establishes the atmosphere of a class in the first few meetings. I have found that students appreciate having the ground rules clearly defined from the start.”

― Catherine Asaro

“The heavy hand of government and its rules are causing family businesses to shutter their doors.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Many dogs grow up without rules or boundaries. They need exercise, discipline and affection in that order.”

― Cesar Millan

“Children are becoming disobedient… why, because of the lack of rules boundaries and limitations.”

― Cesar Millan

“I created DonorsChoose by putting pencil to paper – literally – and sketching out each screen of the web site and how it would work. Then I paid a programmer from Poland $1,500 to turn my sketches and common-sense rules into a functioning website.”

― Charles Best

“The Japanese are great at inventing complex systems of rules, and not so great at explaining those rules to foreign visitors.”

― Charles C. Mann

“Massachusetts has prohibited most financial advisers from using titles like ‘certified senior adviser,’ and some of the largest insurers, including MetLife and Genworth Financial, have similar rules.”

― Charles Duhigg

“So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy.”

― Charles Hodge

“When power is exercised exclusively at the centre, the result is rigidity of rules and alienation of the people subject to those rules.”

― Charles Kennedy

“I’m not a diva, and I’m not mean to people or have weird rules.”

― Charli XCX

“A banker who is allowed to borrow money at X and loan it out at X plus Y will just go crazy and do too much of it if the civilization doesn’t have rules that prevent it.”

― Charlie Munger

“I try to understand the rules and follow them. And I try to make sure that I’m disclosing my obligations.”

― Cheryl Mills

“The economic tsunami has hit all airline employees. With the 2001 terror attacks, airline bankruptcies, pension terminations, loss of pay, changes in work rules – we’re all working harder and longer than we used to.”

― Chesley Sullenberger

“Social Security is meant to be – to make sure that no one who’s worked hard and played by the rules and paid into the system grows old in poverty in America.”

― Chris Christie

“The Defense Department is prone to all of the ‘traditional bureaucratic rules,’ which is the same thing you’ll find in most traditional government systems.”

― Chris Fussell

“Even before I had an assistant, my calendar was color-coded and I had all these different e-mail rules for how to prioritize e-mails, so I made it a point years ago to figure all that stuff out because my life was a mess.”

― Chris Hardwick

“Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural outcome of a world in which force rules, in which human beings are objects.”

― Chris Hedges

“I learned how to break the rules without asking.”

― Chris March

“One of my rules for investing is, I don’t invest in a deal where I don’t think I have an unfair advantage and where I don’t think I can personally impact the outcome.”

― Chris Sacca

“I want to wear something because I love it, not because it follows the rules.”

― Chrissy Metz

“Writing a song is like playing a series of downs in football: Lots of rules, timing is crucial, lots of boundaries, lots of protective gear, lots of stopping and starting.”

― Christine Lavin

“In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.”

― Christopher Wren

“The chief job of foreign policy today is helping to figure out the rules for the global economy and defending each nation’s interests within it.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“We need to encourage and reward those who play by the rules.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“The dome of the U.S. Capitol has fallen into severe disrepair… As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which oversees matters of the Capitol’s physical plant, I have serious concerns about the consequences of omitting this funding from the stopgap spending measure.”

― Chuck Schumer

“Rules are made for people who aren’t willing to make up their own.”

― Chuck Yeager

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”

― Claude Debussy

“In the 1880s, a weedy Easterner named Owen Wister had something like a nervous breakdown. Wyoming, with its wide-open spaces and healthy pursuits, was prescribed as a cure. Wister was immediately smitten by the taciturn cowboys and the rules imposed upon them by the cattle barons.”

― Clive Sinclair

“We have very strict rules about TV and film in my house.”

― Cobie Smulders

“The rules of engagement are totally different when you’re on the homefront.”

― Corey Hawkins

“Manchester City is the richest club in the world. They work to a budget that no one else works to, so they can write their own rules.”

― Craig Bellamy

“Other than the laws of physics, rules have never really worked out for me.”

― Craig Ferguson

“We’re a country of laws and rules, and the Supreme Court has ruled that life forms are patentable entities.”

― Craig Venter

“Everything we do needs to be geared toward making the sport more accessible to the fans – the rules of the sport, how the race plays itself out, how people qualify into the races – everything needs to be as easy to understand as possible.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“While in the Florida legislature, I strongly opposed the Stand Your Ground law because I believed it would provide defenses to people who had created the scenarios they sought protection from. Or it would leave juries without the proper rules of engagement that ought govern predictable human interactions.”

― Dan Gelber

“A mortgage transaction is very complex, very complicated, and very localized – the rules are not just by state but by county, sometimes even by municipality.”

― Dan Gilbert

“As a member of Congress, I participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program under the same rules as millions of other federal employees.”

― Dan Lipinski

“The Internet is a giant ‘lab experiment’ for corporate America, and those companies that recognise this and play well within the rules of ambiguity and fluidity will survive and win.”

― Dan Pena

“Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.”

― Dan Rather

“We’re not even supposed to have a break in August if we have not passed the appropriations bills. It’s in the House rules.”

― Dan Webster

“The process for producing public policy in Congress is flawed. The process itself kills policy ideas through the bypassing of the rules and procedural decisions that limit discussion.”

― Dan Webster

“Working with David Lynch, rules go out the door.”

― Dana Ashbrook

“The only rule is there’s only one rule: no rules.”

― Dana Snyder

“I went to grad school because I wanted to learn the rules so I would know how to break them. Breaking the rules is saying, ‘I’m breaking in, OK? I’m breaking in your very comfortable little house over here, and I’m going to take a room.’”

― Danai Gurira

“Variety improves the things that we do too often, but it rules the things that we don’t do often enough.”

― Daniel Gilbert

“I followed the rules, and I was a high achiever.”

― Daniel Greenberg

“The ‘EU in a Nutshell’ is a miscellany of facts and anecdotes about the system which rules us. It’s a book you can delve into in pursuit of a particular fact, or crack open for entertainment at virtually any page.”

― Daniel Hannan

“Employers who violate rules of fairness are punished by reduced productivity, and merchants who follow unfair pricing policies can expect to lose sales.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“A lot of times, the people who have the confidence to say, ‘I don’t know what the rules are, so I’m just going to do what I want,’ are the most exciting people.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“If when we are taught English we are just taught the rules of grammar, it would take all our love of our language away from us. What makes us love a subject like English is when we learn all these fantastic stories. Feeding the imagination is what makes a subject come alive.”

― Daniel Tammet

“My relationships were never equitable. My husbands were always older than me, and they made the rules, they ran the show, and I followed them.”

― Danielle Steel

“Toddlers need to get off the soccer field and onto the playground. Children need to get out of the gym and into neighborhood stickball games. We need to give kids room to create their own rules, set their own terms, and move their bodies in their own ways.”

― Darell Hammond

“Clipping is a very specific, concept-y thing. We have all these rules: we don’t sample drums. We create all our own sounds. I don’t speak in the first person. We come from a background of experimental music like John Cage… Philip Glass.”

― Daveed Diggs

“One of the rules I try to follow is that normal people are going to be involved even in heroic events.”

― David Brin

“Our participation in the single market, and our ability to help set its rules is the principal reason for our membership of the EU. So it is a vital interest for us to protect the integrity and fairness of the single market for all its members.”

― David Cameron

“When we were doing ‘The Sopranos’, I used to love that about it. There were rules, Mafia codes you had to go by, but the code is ridiculous. It’s a code among sociopaths.”

― David Chase

“The owners said that they wanted the salary cap and refused to promise that they would abide by the rules of the just-expired contract after the season ended. Believing we had no choice, the players went on strike in August of 1994.”

― David Cone

“Although many texters enjoy breaking linguistic rules, they also know they need to be understood.”

― David Crystal

“In the Chinese view, the United States has designed its own system of rules about what constitutes ‘legal’ spying and what is illegal.”

― David E. Sanger

“We try not to have many investing ‘rules,’ but there is one that has served us well: If we decide we were wrong about something, in terms of why we did it, we exit, period.”

― David Einhorn

“IRS rules generally prohibit acts of ‘self-dealing,’ in which a charity’s leaders use the nonprofit group’s money to buy things for themselves.”

― David Fahrenthold

“The perception a lot of folks have of the Clintons, even folks who are Democrats, see the Clintons as bending the rules.”

― David Fahrenthold

“The hard part that I didn’t like about recruiting in college was, there was so many regulations. So many rules. It was so many layers to it in the recruiting that I just got fed up with it.”

― David Fizdale

“The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, ‘then’ what do we do?”

― David Foster Wallace

“A religion without rules or God isn’t sustainable.”

― David Harsanyi

“Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.”

― David Hilbert

“The moment rules over everything.”

― David Hockney

“The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.”

― David Hume

“I would like it to be the rules all round the world that that is the case – you manage the country of your birth.”

― David Moyes

“The Middle East is not part of the world that plays by Las Vegas rules: What happens in the Middle East is not going to stay in the Middle East.”

― David Petraeus

“Sometimes with ‘The New Yorker,’ they have grammar rules that just don’t feel right in my mouth.”

― David Sedaris

“The Beatles set the rules. And the rules were: now just because we have long hair doesn’t mean that we’re rebellious.”

― Davy Jones

“I would describe my personal style as putting Twiggy and Yoko Ono together. It is hobo with no rules.”

― Dawn Richard

“I don’t really feel there’s rules in my everyday wear. I kind of do whatever the hell I want to do.”

― Dawn Richard

“I didn’t come up as a DJ, so I don’t play by DJ rules.”

― Deadmau5

“We want to protect freedom of speech, but it is not unlimited freedom of speech. There has always been rules around defamation, slander and libel, and in Victoria, we have effective rules on racial and religious vilification.”

― Denis Napthine

“The problem with Mexico isn’t so much the men who govern but the lack of rules to govern by and the absence of institutions to rule with.”

― Denise Dresser

“I respond very well to rules. If there are certain parameters it’s much easier to do something really good. Especially when readers know what those are. They know what to expect and then you have to wrong-foot them. That is the trick of crime fiction. And readers come to crime and graphic novels wanting to be entertained, or disgusted.”

― Denise Mina

“Essex is an amazing county, with its own set of rules. It’s a completely different world.”

― Denise Van Outen

“The Yankees have strict rules. You can have a mustache but no other facial hair.”

― Derek Jeter

“In a great many stories that deal with time travel, there’s usually somebody who knows how time travel works. They lay out the rules.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“Women have the feeling that since they didn’t make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them.”

― Diane Johnson

“There is no question that the federal government sometimes overdoes it in issuing rules and regulations.”

― Dick Durbin

“The old rules and the old methods of winning are gone.”

― Dick Morris

“I grew up in Nova Scotia, so there weren’t a whole lot of rules.”

― Diego Klattenhoff

“If I’m forced to leave West Ham, it will be done according to the rules – the club will have its share of the cake.”

― Dimitri Payet

“I want to remind people of a different kind of glamour, a different look, and breaking the rules of fashion. I wanna break the rules.”

― Dita Von Teese

“I don’t like routine and I don’t like rules.”

― Dominique McElligott

“If you develop rules, never have more than ten.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.”

― Donald Trump

“I love anyone who breaks the rules, and musicians always break the rules – in an aggressive way.”

― Donatella Versace

“My music translates again and again to younger generations of players because I broke all the rules, and they can break all the rules now, too.”

― Donovan

“Rules must be established and enforced, and, as numbers are increased in prisons, the necessity for vigilance increases. These rules, let it be understood, may be kindly while firmly enforced. I would never suffer any exhibition of ill-temper or an arbitrary exercise of authority.”

― Dorothea Dix

“I believe there’s one rule in Hollywood, and that’s that there are no rules.”

― Doug Hutchison

“You are remembered for the rules you break.”

― Douglas MacArthur

“There are lighter colors of granite and I like to break the rules.”

― Douglas Wilson

“I’m part of the fashion system, but I don’t want to follow all the rules. I don’t want to be contrarian – I just want to do my own things, which are most honest and correct to do.”

― Dries van Noten

“In the 21st century, somebody or something has changed the rules about how our world works.”

― Eddie Obeng

“I didn’t want to write a biographie romancee especially since I already write novels, nor did I want to challenge the rules of the biography game, arbitrary as those rules might be.”

― Edmund White

“It must never be forgotten that Almighty God rules this world. He is not an absentee God.”

― Edward McKendree Bounds

“Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.”

― Edward Weston

“Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.”

― Elihu Root

“Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.”

― Elizabeth Blackwell

“What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, will shape our country for the next 50 years. This is it.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“There’s been such a sense that there’s one set of rules for trillion-dollar financial institutions and a different set for all the rest of us. It’s so pervasive that it’s not even hidden.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“The women who file for bankruptcy played by all the rules, but they are still in economic freefall.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Eating well isn’t about dieting or deprivation, so you shouldn’t feel that you’re bound to certain rules.”

― Ella Woodward

“In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion – not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran’s theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.”

― Elliott Abrams

“We seem to have set up some very arcane rules as to when it is actually OK to applaud.”

― Emanuel Ax

“If there were no rules about when to applaud, we in the audience would have the right response almost always.”

― Emanuel Ax

“I had these recipes that say do this, do that. Who MAKES these rules?”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Adhering to budgeting rules shouldn’t trump good decision-making.”

― Emily Oster

“You need basically some accountability rules, which means democratic checks and balances at the euro zone level, and definitely, you have to increase convergence in terms of taxes, in terms of social affairs and so on.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“We must ensure that more binding, durable, and enforceable fiscal rules go hand-in-hand with funding certainty for countries pursuing sound and sustainable economic policies. We need to keep pushing forward towards a comprehensive solution to the challenges of the eurozone.”

― Enda Kenny

“Shakespeare is still Shakespeare because story rules.”

― Eric Bischoff

“There are two rules in politics. They say never ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear.”

― Eric Garcetti

“Equal justice means that there is not one set of rules for the powerful and another for everyone else.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“That is the definition of equal justice under law: everyone gets a fair shot, everyone pays their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“Men have always shown a dim knowledge of their better potentialities by paying homage to those purest leaders who taught the simplest and most inclusive rules for an undivided mankind.”

― Erik Erikson

“I do think hubris played a role here as well, the belief that the Lusitania was too big and too fast to ever be caught by any submarine, and that, in any case, no U-boat commander would think to attack the ship because to do so would violate the long-held rules governing naval warfare against merchant shipping.”

― Erik Larson

“Filibusters have proliferated because under current rules just one or two determined senators can stop the Senate from functioning. Today, the mere threat of a filibuster is enough to stop a vote; senators are rarely asked to pull all-nighters like Jimmy Stewart in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’”

― Evan Bayh

“We are more likely to cheat if we see others doing so. We tend to conform to accepted norms of reasonable behaviour, rather than adhere to strict rules.”

― Evan Davis

“I like ‘Vanderpump Rules.’ I mean, it’s chaos.”

― Evan Ross

“Just as Josef K, the protagonist of Kafka’s ‘The Trial,’ awoke one day to discover that he had become part of some unfathomable legal carnival, we, too are frequently waking to discover that the rules of the digital game have once again profoundly changed.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.”

― Ewan McGregor

“The NCAA has its rules. It’s our job to abide by them.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“Apart from a few simple principles, the sound and rhythm of English prose seem to me matters where both writers and readers should trust not so much to rules as to their ears.”

― F. L. Lucas

“I use the rules to frustrate the law. But I didn’t set up the ground rules.”

― F. Lee Bailey

“Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“We must know our own roles. We should also know the roles that others play, and the rules such roles follow. In this manner, social harmony is maintained. It is when we overstep our roles, or act without knowing them, that social anarchy ensues.”

― F. Sionil Jose

“Cuban Americans have little in common with immigrants from Mexico and Central America, and often their priorities don’t align. If it seems like Cuban Americans don’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else, that’s probably because they don’t.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“My dad was a strict Muslim. He had a lot of rules.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“I mean, I was always interested in people like Lenny Bruce, people who are breaking the old rules and making new ones.”

― Faye Dunaway

“I was very good until I left home to go to a little college in West Virginia, and then I started to break some rules.”

― Frances McDormand

“France is the bridge between northern Europe and southern Europe. I refuse any division. If Europe has been reunified, it’s not for it to then fall into egotism or ‘each for one’s own’. Our duty is to set common rules around the principles of responsibility and solidarity.”

― Francois Hollande

“I don’t want to drive the markets crazy. I don’t want to create trouble, but rather order and rules and norms. We have to struggle against financial excesses, those who speculate with sovereign debt, those who develop financial products which have done so much harm.”

― Francois Hollande

“In their rules there was only one clause: Do what you will.”

― Francois Rabelais

“Habits are safer than rules; you don’t have to watch them. And you don’t have to keep them either. They keep you.”

― Frank Crane

“The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The Treaty of Lisbon gave the European parliament a stronger role as co-legislator and the European Council its own president. Furthermore, the treaty introduced checks on subsidiarity – the concept that decisions should be taken as close as possible to the citizens – in an effort to cut back on unnecessary rules and regulations.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Engagement with young people is always a refreshing break with routine. It’s also a reminder of how we need to constantly keep our thinking agile and unencumbered by traditional rules.”

― Frans van Houten

“While we believe there are fruitful opportunities to update and improve old rules, we do not want to set up a review process that could create a litigation morass.”

― Fred Thompson

“I’m not trying to obey the rules of radio.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“We’re a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It’s unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear .”

― Freddie Mercury

“Appearance rules the world.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Shooting is very challenging because 10 metre air rifle you have different rules, short gun you have different rules.”

― Gagan Narang

“I’ve always been a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. I like working with larger-than-life characters in fascinating worlds – places where the rules are different.”

― Gale Anne Hurd

“Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.”

― Garry Kasparov

“I’m in favor of immigration but we also need rules.”

― Gary Ackerman

“We have to have some rules and regulations in America, or the world would empty out here.”

― Gary Ackerman

“The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don’t need any rules.”

― Gary Gygax

“As President Obama clearly said just a few months ago, China must play by the international rules, the international trading system from which they’ve benefited so much.”

― Gary Locke

“Every relation forms its own defined and non-defined rules.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“My problem with the alt-right is it rules out Wayne Dupree.”

― Gavin McInnes

“We have rules that no longer are relevant to the world we’re living in. Our regulatory system can’t keep up.”

― Gavin Newsom

“The economy is not immutable; it’s not about natural laws. It’s about rules, and we make the rules.”

― Gavin Newsom

“The contribution of Anthony William Greig to English cricket has been underestimated because of his allegiance to Kerry Packer and his choice to recruit players for World Series Cricket while still the England captain. His critics hold that as a black mark against him, which rules out anything else he may have done.”

― Geoffrey Boycott

“The brain sure as hell doesn’t work by somebody programming in rules.”

― Geoffrey Hinton

“I’ve always wanted to find the rules that govern everything. It’s amazing that such rules exist. It’s even more amazing that we can find them.”

― Geoffrey West

“The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“When I came to New York, I told everyone I was a writer/director, and they said, ‘No.’ There was a rule. You could be one or the other. They ordained me writer. But then I won the Obie for directing ‘Spunk,’ and the rules changed.”

― George C. Wolfe

“History is one of the only fields where contributions by amateurs are taken seriously, providing you follow the rules and document your sources. In history, it’s what you write, not what your credentials are.”

― George Dyson

“For slaves to fashion, the rules are made to be broken.”

― George Kotsiopoulos

“It would probably surprise people how prevalent reading is in institutions – and the degree to which some states discourage reading by instituting draconian rules and laws that try to limit and outright roadblock books in prisons.”

― George Pelecanos

“They said if I’d fight a ranked contender, I’d get a title shot. I did that, and the next day they changed the rules.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I think it’s the responsibility of a designer to try to break rules and barriers.”

― Gianni Versace

“Startups are all about breaking the rules and changing the ‘natural order’ of things. So let’s do that for Series A terms.”

― Gil Penchina

“There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“There are thin girls with infertility issues, normal sized girls with infertility issues and overweight girls with infertility issues. Unless your doctor tells you your weight is affecting you in some way… once the doctor rules it out, that’s really not it.”

― Giuliana Rancic

“The way forward is for governments to consciously pursue monetary and fiscal stability through setting clear objectives, establishing proper rules, and requiring openness and transparency – the new rules of the game.”

― Gordon Brown

“Mick Jagger knows how to run a show. It’s all about pacing. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. His output is amazing, but his movements are subtle. As I get older, I’ll have to adhere to these rules.”

― Grace Potter

“My vision is a blend of the old school and the new school, but with zero rules.”

― GRiZ

“If you were inactive due to an injury or a surgery, then common sense rules the day when inching closer to the area that was hurt. That is very different from inactivity due to being ill. After illness, be aware of how taxing your workout is cardiovascularly and err on the side of less.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“I find it interesting, the different rules that apply to journalism and drama, even though journalism has become more and more about entertainment, and entertainment has become more and more about journalism.”

― Gus Van Sant

“The rules of suspense are that you do know, and you just don’t know when. In the Hitchcock rules of suspense, you are supposed to know that there is a bomb on the bus that might blow up, and then it becomes very tense – but if you don’t know that there’s a bomb and it just blows up, then it’s just a surprise.”

― Gus Van Sant

“There aren’t any rules, as far as anything-and that applies especially to writing songs, whatever gets the point across. So you’re just kind of brought up to feel-in any field, if you say you can do it, do it. There it is.”

― Guy Clark

“I’d like to have no rules and eat what I want, but I’ve learned over the years that I’m so disappointed when I can’t wear the clothes I want to wear.”

― Gwen Stefani

“My parents have basically just taught me the rules of the stage and everything since I was eight.”

― Haley Reinhart

“We have to save ourselves from ourselves. We have to minimize the effect our own politicians can have on our society. We have to get some rules from the outside.”

― Hallgrimur Helgason

“Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power’s disappearance.”

― Hannah Arendt

“That’s what snowboarders do: we break rules.”

― Hannah Teter

“I have rules for everything.”

― Hans Vestberg

“There are some good rules and there are some lousy rules.”

― Harold Pinter

“My characters aren’t losers. They’re rebels. They win by their refusal to play by everyone else’s rules.”

― Harold Ramis

“A fair trial is one in which the rules of evidence are honored, the accused has competent counsel, and the judge enforces the proper courtroom procedures – a trial in which every assumption can be challenged.”

― Harry Browne

“America rules the world – by force.”

― Harry Browne

“There are no rules in live television.”

― Harsha Bhogle

“I was a good kid. My parents laid rules out for me, and I followed them.”

― Heidi Klum

“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.”

― Helen Frankenthaler

“I love taking things out of context and playing with them and chopping up rules.”

― Helen Oyeyemi

“Where there is no will, no rules or laws can help.”

― Helmut Kohl

“Given the international nature of the tanker industry, it is important that global regimes are applied consistently and universally, not local or regional rules that do not recognise the total commercial and operating backdrop.”

― Helmut Sohmen

“If you call on God to improve the results of a shot while it is still in motion, you are using ‘an outside agency’ and subject to appropriate penalties under the rules of golf.”

― Henry Longhurst

“One of the first rules of science is if somebody delivers a secret weapon to you, you better use it.”

― Herbert A. Simon

“See, there were certain rules I’d always used, and people like Trane, they would break those rules.”

― Herbie Hancock

“The school-boy doesn’t force himself to learn his vocabularies and rules altogether at night, but knows that be must impress them again in the morning.”

― Hermann Ebbinghaus

“’Show up at the desk’ is one of the first rules of writing, but for ‘Wolf Hall’ I was about 30 years late.”

― Hilary Mantel

“Whatever the rules are, we have to follow them. I have no problem with it.”

― Hima Das

“Music videos were an outlet. They were the jobs most easily available to me, but creatively, they’re also so free form; there are no rules whatsoever.”

― Hiro Murai

“Rules are to be initiated for the allotment of scarce raw materials etc; and their use and processing for other than war, or otherwise absolutely vital, goods is prohibited.”

― Hjalmar Schacht

“When emotion rules, every fool thinks that he is holy.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Starbucks has changed the rules of engagement for the music industry.”

― Howard Schultz

“At which point should we let go and do what we want to do, and when should we submit to rules? Coming to terms with our true natures and who we really are has always been a fascination to humans. I know it fascinates me.”

― Hugh Jackman

“Don’t be shameless, Mr Blair. Don’t be immoral, Mr Blair. You are one of those who have no morals. You are not one who has the right to criticise anyone about the rules of the international community.”

― Hugo Chavez

“The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known – almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid – and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism’s, Buddhism’s, Sufism’s rules.”

― Huston Smith

“In every generation, there are quite firm rules on how to behave when you are crazy.”

― Ian Hacking

“It is so hard to make important decisions that we have a great urge to reduce them to rules.”

― Ian Hacking

“Kant taught us that we should follow just those rules of conduct that we would want everybody to follow. Few find this generalization of The Golden Rule a great help.”

― Ian Hacking

“No, there are no hard and fast rules about sources, no printed booklet to help journalists through.”

― Ian Hislop

“For musical compositions to reach a high level and to derive from spontaneity, of course, one has to do the necessary steps to learn the rules and regulations of composing high quality music.”

― Ilaiyaraaja

“My father worked as a mechanical draftsman at Mazagaon Docks and is a Catholic. My mum was a Muslim, so my parents broke quite a few rules to get married.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“Music rules a lot of my life – I was bitten by the bug young.”

― Imelda May

“I don’t like following the rules – the patriarchal rules.”

― Indya Moore

“I am very proud to follow the rules of our company.”

― Ingvar Kamprad

“Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.”

― Isabel Allende

“How much energy is wasted in Italy in trying to write the novel that obeys all the rules. The energy might have been useful to provide us with more modest, more genuine things, that had less pretensions: short stories, memoirs, notes, testimonials, or at any rate, books that are open, without a preconceived plan.”

― Italo Calvino

“Whenever you write for someone else, you’re always aware – sometimes overtly, other times at an almost cellular, subliminal level – of the rules about what you can and can’t do.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“A movie is a movie and a book is a book, and they have different rules.”

― J. Michael Straczynski

“Scientists who play by someone else’s rules don’t have much chance of making discoveries.”

― Jack Horner

“In cartoons and in improv, anything can happen. You can be any character you want. The rules of real life don’t always apply.”

― Jack McBrayer

“Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“The biggest influence? I’ve had several at different times – but the biggest for me was Bob Dylan, who was a guy that came along when I was twelve or thirteen and just changed all the rules about what it meant to write songs.”

― Jackson Browne

“If people ignore the rules already, new regulations are not likely to deter them.”

― Jacob Rees-Mogg

“What interests me about genre is that the public connects immediately with it, it has certain rules, certain codes the audience recognizes. I can use that to create something very big.”

― Jacques Audiard

“Every discourse, even a poetic or oracular sentence, carries with it a system of rules for producing analogous things and thus an outline of methodology.”

― Jacques Derrida

“Ultimately, the best driver will always do something special, whatever the rules and whatever the regulations. Same thing with the teams.”

― Jacques Villeneuve

“We will reduce the tax burden, simplify tax rules, and make life easier for those who want to produce, do business, invest, and create jobs.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“I’ve had lots of ups and downs. I’ve had situations where I’ve gone against the rules, and I’ve lost everything.”

― James Altucher

“The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.”

― James C. Maxwell

“I don’t use film cameras. I don’t do visual effects the same way. We don’t use miniature models; it’s all CG now, creating worlds in CG. It’s a completely different toolset. But the rules of storytelling are the same.”

― James Cameron

“Storytelling is storytelling. You still play by the same narrative rules. The technology is completely different. I don’t use one piece of technology that I used when I started directing.”

― James Cameron

“There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing.”

― James Frey

“In 1987, the United States celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the constitutional convention that provided the basic rules for the American political order. This convention was one of the very few historical examples in which political rules were deliberately chosen.”

― James M. Buchanan

“The basic architecture of Dodd-Frank makes sense. At the same time, as a number of regulators and legislators have observed, the act was a complex effort that produced thousands of pages of rules.”

― James P. Gorman

“The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.”

― James Thurber

“The government has the right to change laws and rules and regulations.”

― Jamie Dimon

“I’m very close to thinking the United States shouldn’t be in Basel any more. I would not have agreed to rules that are blatantly anti-American. Our regulators should go there and say, ‘If it’s not in the interests of the United States, we’re not doing it.’”

― Jamie Dimon

“There are certain rules one must abide by in order to succesfully survive a horror movie.”

― Jamie Kennedy

“Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining. Copper is huge here, and now uranium. And then we have the federal government coming in, writing all these rules and regulations and telling us that we can’t do this and we can’t do that. We need concise, clear answers.”

― Jan Brewer

“Croquet is tough. People play for months because the rules are so bizarre. Those crazy English.”

― Jane Kaczmarek

“The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times a year since Congress gave it broad new powers in 2008.”

― Jared Polis

“In the U.S., you have so many rules, everything’s regulated and structured. When you make a mistake, you pay for it -a lot.”

― Jaromir Jagr

“I wouldn’t be creatively satisfied if all we did were sequels, but in the same breath, I’ll say that I wouldn’t be creatively satisfied if everything was an original. It’s good to use the different parts of my brain. Very different rules apply.”

― Jason Blum

“Actually criminal sanctions that are given could be up to five years for violating the rules and regulations under the campaign finance reform. This is like the Alien and Sedition Act of years and years ago, decades ago.”

― Jay Alan Sekulow

“We’ve been very patient over the years but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reset the rules for the River Murray and we’re determined not to squander that opportunity.”

― Jay Weatherill

“One of my rules is: If it’s good for the planet, it’s usually good for your wallet.”

― Jean Chatzky

“Molecular chemistry, the chemistry of the covalent bond, is concerned with uncovering and mastering the rules that govern the structures, properties and transformations of molecular species.”

― Jean-Marie Lehn

“Existence precedes and rules essence.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“The child of three or four is saturated with adult rules. His universe is dominated by the idea that things are as they ought to be, that everyone’s actions conform to laws that are both physical and moral – in a word, that there is a Universal Order.”

― Jean Piaget

“With regard to moral rules, the child submits more or less completely in intention to the rules laid down for him, but these, remaining, as it were, external to the subject’s conscience, do not really transform his conduct.”

― Jean Piaget

“Children’s games constitute the most admirable social institutions. The game of marbles, for instance, as played by boys, contains an extremely complex system of rules – that is to say, a code of laws, a jurisprudence of its own.”

― Jean Piaget

“All morality consists in a system of rules, and the essence of all morality is to be sought for in the respect which the individual acquires for these rules.”

― Jean Piaget

“I am a believer, but I affirm that in public buildings the law of the Republic overrides religious rules.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one.”

― Jean Racine

“I wanted to write a new fable and see how many rules you could break.”

― Jeanette Winterson

“We’ve created rules and taxes on top of every aspiration of people, and the net result is we’re not growing fast, income is not growing.”

― Jeb Bush

“Listen to the great guitarists of the Fifties. They didn’t do that nasty sort of industrial distortion. They played musical compositions as solos – Scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup, Django Reinhardt. There wasn’t a bad note in any of those solos. I listened to that and stayed with those rules.”

― Jeff Beck

“We have rules in the rule book that are very specific. If the quarterback is in a throwing position, he gets protection. But in the event that the ball is handed off, at that instant, there’s no telling whether or not he is a runner or not, so he loses that protection.”

― Jeff Fisher

“In Survivor and Finder’s Fee, it is about what you would do if you could get away with it. Survivor is about your own integrity and where you draw your own ethical and moral lines. There are no rules.”

― Jeff Probst

“Goaltending was brought in because of Mikan and Chamberlain. So rules do change for specific players, in concert with a need to stay up to date on how coaches are taking advantage of the rules.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“We’re going back to that time where debauchery rules.”

― Jeffrey C. Mateer

“Current and former Assistant Attorneys General have a duty to follow all rules related to the practice of law in the state of Texas.”

― Jeffrey C. Mateer

“When I wrote The Virgin Suicides, I gave myself very strict rules about the narrative voice: the boys would only be able to report what they had seen or found or what had been told to them.”

― Jeffrey Eugenides

“Students follow rules. Students complete assignments. The job of students – in part, at least – is to please their teachers. Now, I realize I may be exaggerating a little here, but basically I think I’m right: students do what they’re told.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“But a true diva has dismissed that drama. A true diva’s heart is open, and she’s ready to play by her own rules – rules that are gentle and kind.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“But I think our humour is exactly the same today. Only, we’ve made rules now. We’ve said we are not going to do prosthetic make-up scenes, because when they take it off half your face comes off.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“If I do go to the beach there have to be certain rules: it can’t be a pebbly beach, there has to be some shade and there has to be a beach bar. I don’t want to go off the beaten track.”

― Jenny Eclair

“I don’t like rules.”

― Jeremy Irons

“I’ve always tended to play people who relish playing against the rules.”

― Jeremy Irons

“The best thing about football is that the rules are so simple. Anyone can play anywhere.”

― Jermain Defoe

“Asimov was the reason why we changed some rules in the SFWA, and I’m not convinced we changed it for the best.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“The Internet offers opportunities that are more unique than ever before. With TV, I know I’m making 22 minutes; I know there’s a commercial in the middle. With the Internet, no one knows anything. No rules.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Restrict bankruptcy rules.”

― Jerry Weller

“When I was in high school, I had a notebook that I filled up with rules about lying. It must have been a hundred pages long – one hundred pages of rules about lying!”

― Jesse Ball

“Scientific management promised to replace rules of thumb with accurate measurements.”

― Jill Lepore

“After the election of George McGovern in 1972 as a peace candidate – I should say his election to the nomination of the Democratic Party – the party changed the rules to steeply tilt that playing field, creating superdelegates and Super Tuesdays that make it very hard for a grassroots campaign to prevail.”

― Jill Stein

“When you have your own place, you set your own rules.”

― Jillionaire

“We have very specific rules about how we go to market with children, and I think they are very responsible.”

― Jim Cantalupo

“While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans, current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly deposit their refund into more than one account.”

― Jim Cooper

“If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm.”

― Jim Gilmore

“Putin goes to bed at night knowing he can break all the rules, and the West will follow all the rules.”

― Jim Mattis

“I don’t like the rules about you can’t hit the quarterback.”

― Jim McMahon

“Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it’s usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.”

― Jim Morrison

“Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment, American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation, and the U.S. will continue to face a difficult task convincing other countries to make their laws comply with international rules.”

― Jim Ramstad

“Parliamentarian rules, the rules of the House, how you get bills referred, really the nuts and bolts that most members don’t ever want to know because it’s a lot of work. But that’s what really makes you successful.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“I’ve heard all the coaches complaining about the new CBA rules limiting padded practice. I don’t like the reduction to just 15 padded practices during the season. When I coached, we always practiced in pads; and three days a week.”

― Jimmy Johnson

“One of the rules about being an actor or an actress is that you never diss other actors or actresses, particularly when you don’t know them.”

― Joan Collins

“I figured out it was a social thing, what women were allowed to do. At a very young age, I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules.”

― Joan Jett

“All you have to be is kind. That’s all you need. Once you’ve got that, it virtually rules out everything else.”

― Joanna Lumley

“By reducing trade barriers, improving intellectual-property protections, and setting international rules of the road, TTIP has the potential to improve America and Europe’s global competitiveness and strengthen their comparative advantages.”

― Joe Kaeser

“If the world believes that Iran doesn’t play by the rules and imposes sanctions, then we’ll follow them whether we have an opinion about it or not.”

― Joe Kaeser

“We don’t have any rules about how we depict violence, or how much violence is in a movie. It’s a calibration on a case-by-case basis.”

― Joel Coen

“I’m not trying to follow a set of rules and stuff. I’m just living my life.”

― Joel Osteen

“’Master of Reality’ rules; it’s one of my favorite records of all time. It has some of the most evil riffs on it – and some of the sexiest riffs as well.”

― Joey Jordison

“You just go for it and see what works. There are no rules.”

― Joey McIntyre

“When it comes to international trade, the question is, who is going to write the rules, the United States or China? And my vote is the United States.”

― John Barrasso

“Nothing makes the minority leader more mad than when his side is forced to play by its own rules.”

― John Cornyn

“Realistic novels simply pretend that the rules of their invented worlds are identical to the rules of actual life, but that’s a ruse.”

― John Crowley

“I’m an essayist. And this is a genre that has existed for a few thousand years. Ever heard of Cicero? So these rules that I’m working under are not mine but rather were established by writers who recognized the difference between the hard research of journalism and the kind of inquiry of mind that characterizes the essay.”

― John D’Agata

“I believe in rules of behavior, and I’m quite interested in stories about the consequences of breaking those rules.”

― John Irving

“There are few ironclad rules of diplomacy but to one there is no exception. When an official reports that talks were useful, it can safely be concluded that nothing was accomplished.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith

“Theatre is a game of hide-and-seek. For both the hiders and the seekers, the thrill is in the discovery. When the rules of the game are too vague or too complicated, however, the audience can lose its urge to play; the prize no longer seems quite worth the hunt.”

― John Lahr

“For a while, I had a rule of no smartphone in bed, but now I’ve upgraded to no smartphone in the bedroom. The fact that we need rules shows how much these things have invaded our lives.”

― John Lanchester

“It seems to me obviously axiomatic that markets are not magical, that they’re organised in a range of regulated entities created by men. We decide in what we will have markets, and we decide how the rules work and how they’ll conduct themselves.”

― John Lanchester

“Hip hop has the urgency and rebelliousness that early rock n’ roll and punk had: a level of rule-breaking and flirtation with danger. It allows you to break the rules.”

― John Legend

“Rules are important, but they’re temporary and they’re always supposed to be changed.”

― John Lydon

“The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.”

― John Madden

“Societies depend on agreed rules.”

― John Maynard Smith

“I simply refuse to play by the rules.”

― John McAfee

“I got a lot of publicity, but it steamrolled. Event organizers weren’t used to that kind of behavior, so later, they tightened the rules.”

― John McEnroe

“He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”

― John Milton

“Jesus had a universal concern for those who suffered that transcended the rules of the ancient world.”

― John Ortberg

“Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules. They apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire.”

― John Roberts

“’Rules dieters’ find limitations oddly freeing, because the restrictions create a framework that’s easy to follow. Essentially, rules dieters don’t do well when they’re let off plan, mainly because they are usually emotionally attached to food in some way.”

― John Romaniello

“’Freedom dieters’ often do well with programs that incorporate pretty basic rules, like intermittent fasting – simply don’t eat for X period of time, then eat healthy foods. Very simple.”

― John Romaniello

“We have these rules, the ‘hero rules.’ Like, a hero doesn’t slouch. A hero walks proudly with his head up. A hero walks with a purpose. A hero’s always a gentleman.”

― John Singleton

“We developed during the 1990s a series of budget process rules that helped us bring to heel these deficits, diminishing every year and moving the budget so into surplus.”

― John Spratt

“It doesn’t take Warren Buffett to realize that when companies don’t know what new rules will look like, it affects their ability to commit capital and create new jobs.”

― John Sununu

“In the ‘Nike Economy,’ there are no standards, no borders and no rules. Clearly, the global economy isn’t working for workers in China and Indonesia and Burma any more than it is for workers here in the United States.”

― John Sweeney

“If we’re going to acquire, what are we going to do differently? We came up with six rules of thumb. Whenever I’ve violated two of them, I usually get into trouble.”

― John T. Chambers

“Trump is like an eater of worlds from an ‘Avengers’ movie, but there seem to be different rules for him. What are Twitter doing, for example? He’s constantly breaking their rules, the sort of stuff other people get thrown off for.”

― John Tiffany

“I hate rules. I hate ‘This is the way things are done’. I hate a lack of reinvention. I hate theatre as an archeological exercise. Theatre needs to be urgent.”

― John Tiffany

“It is in middles that extremes clash, where ambiguity restlessly rules.”

― John Updike

“I don’t like rules of any kind. And I seek people who break rules with happiness – and not bringing pain to themselves.”

― John Waters

“I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.”

― John Wooden

“As they say, there are two rules in improv: Never say no, and never ask why. When another actor asks ‘Why?’ or says no to something you’re suggesting, then it’s very clear that they’re putting the onus on you, because they’re not comfortable with it themselves.”

― Johnny Galecki

“One of the rules of running for Congress is no matter where you go, you speak like you’re speaking to the whole district.”

― Jon Ossoff

“With comedy, I’ve always had a pretty good sense of what I like and how to execute it well, but drama has its own rules.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“The Democrats filibustered something in the Senate when I was eight years old. I don’t remember what it was on and I didn’t honestly care when I was eight years old. I cared about the history and the Senate rules.”

― Jonathan Krohn

“I had made all these rules for myself: I’m not writing social commentary, I’m not writing love songs.”

― Joni Mitchell

“Everybody knows if you have the rules, you need to follow the rules and do exactly what you need to do.”

― Jose Aldo

“Norwegian legislation is more in conformity with the rules of the European Union than most member states.”

― Jose Manuel Barroso

“It’s about living in a world with rules, or a world without rules.”

― Jose Maria Aznar

“The world cries out for global rules that respect the achievements of science.”

― Jose Mujica

“I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing.”

― Josef Albers

“Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.”

― Joseph Barbera

“Literature invents its own rules.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”

― Joseph Campbell

“The U.S. basically wrote the rules and created the institutions of globalisation.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Under Ronald Reagan in the United States and Margaret Thatcher in the U.K., there was a rewriting of the basic rules of capitalism. These two governments changed the rules governing labour bargaining, weakening trade unions, and they weakened anti-trust enforcement, allowing more monopolies to be created.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Obama had to save the banks, sure, but he didn’t have to save the bankers and the shareholders and the bondholders. We broke the rules of capitalism in order to save those at the top – as we always do.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.”

― Josh Homme

“You write a novel by inventing a world and inventing the rules that govern that world. Then you break the rules when you want to.”

― Joshua Cohen

“Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.”

― Joshua Reynolds

“I respect the rules of TV, the rules of keeping things commercial and interesting and pop-y and fun.”

― Joss Whedon

“There are no rules when I compose songs.”

― Juan Gabriel

“Freedom without rules doesn’t work. And communities do not work unless they are regulated by etiquette.”

― Judith Martin

“I make a distinction between manners and etiquette – manners as the principles, which are eternal and universal, etiquette as the particular rules which are arbitrary and different in different times, different situations, different cultures.”

― Judith Martin

“Over the last couple of decades, the personalization of the office changed dramatically… there’s an informality people often take for the absence of rules – which it’s not.”

― Judith Martin

“In the 1970s we got nouvelle cuisine, in which a lot of the old rules were kicked over. And then we had cuisine minceur, which people mixed up with nouvelle cuisine but was actually fancy diet cooking.”

― Julia Child

“I want to create a world where all the rules are different. It should be magical to enter.”

― Julian Barratt

“If you’re willing to work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to move up.”

― Julian Castro

“We don’t really like rules. We think, in some way, they are an infringement of liberty.”

― Julian Fellowes

“Rules are for everyone.”

― Junior dos Santos

“I am not a methodical singer. I don’t follow any process or rules; what I follow is just my heart – whatever I experience, I just write and then compose it.”

― Kailash Kher

“I was 16 when I auditioned for the series ‘8 Simple Rules.’ They cast the kids first.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“Global governance cannot be limited to the crafting of instruments related to the promotion of democracy. A key component must be the creation of fair and equitable rules to enhance the development prospects of developing countries.”

― Kamla Persad-Bissessar

“Internet governance is an oxymoron. The Internet must govern itself. But you can’t play cricket without any rules.”

― Kapil Sibal

“In Singapore, drivers generally obey the rules, but the attitude around pedestrians is actually quite different. It’s culturally different. People drive safely, but it’s not the same deference shown to pedestrians.”

― Karl Iagnemma

“Humans violate the rules in a safe and principled way, and the reality is that autonomous vehicles in the future may have to do the same thing if they don’t want to be the source of bottlenecks.”

― Karl Iagnemma

“Alinsky’s 1971 book, ‘Rules for Radicals,’ is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to ‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.’ That’s what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer.”

― Karl Rove

“Genre mechanics are really tricky because if you pay too much attention to the idea of rules of genre, it becomes pretty stale, pretty fast.”

― Karyn Kusama

“I was an umpire at little league softball games. I only lasted a few games because I wasn’t one hundred percent clear on all the rules.”

― Kate McKinnon

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.”

― Katharine Hepburn

“I’m not very good at being a wife because I break all the rules.”

― Katherine Heigl

“I think a lot of women innately know how to play their hand. I’m not a big one for the rules.”

― Katherine Heigl

“I’m a former insurance regulator. What companies really want and need is some clarity about what the rules are.”

― Kathleen Sebelius

“Al Qaeda attacked the U.S.S. Cole and bombed several U.S. embassies in East Africa in the late 1990s. We knew who did it, but we didn’t go after them. Instead, we beefed up security at our embassies and changed the Navy’s rules of engagement. It only served to embolden Al Qaeda.”

― Kathleen Troia McFarland

“That white uniform was her ‘pass’ to get into white places with us – the grocery store, the state fair, the movies. Even though this was the 70s and the segregation laws had changed, the ‘rules’ had not.”

― Kathryn Stockett

“Teaching kids to respect rules is key.”

― Katie Hopkins

“Clear rules provide huge amounts of freedom: freedom to be safe and freedom to work efficiently because things are in order.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I was an attorney general. That was – that matters to me, and if you won’t obey your own rules, there’s no reason to think you’ll obey any others.”

― Ken Cuccinelli

“I like the law. I like the part that’s about reasoning, about persuasion, about telling stories, about trying to build structures that fall within rules.”

― Ken Liu

“I feel for the guys in UFC who helped open the UFC up. Obviously, I’m getting blackballed there by the UFC, so I’m kind of feeling on both sides. If a promotion or somebody in that promotion decides they don’t like an individual, then they get to make up the rules, and the fans don’t get a say in it at all.”

― Ken Shamrock

“There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.”

― Ken Venturi

“Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective.”

― Kenneth L. Pike

“I have faith in the market when we get the rules right.”

― Kenneth Lay

“When you are in WWE, you’re really strapped down by their rules and writing.”

― Kenny Omega

“There’s no representation. That’s why the NBA Players Association was formed, players’ unions were formed. That’s why those unions were formed – to have representation before you make rules for me that I have to abide by. How can I participate and how can it be fair if there’s no representation?”

― Kenny Smith

“There are no rules when I’m making stuff. That’s why I’m glad I’m not signed. No one’s telling me I got to drop this type of single or this video.”

― Kevin Abstract

“The submarine genre is a category with all its own rules. But shooting on water is famously tough.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“If you’re in the minority, every advantage is against you, right? So the only advantage you have against the majority is they’re too lazy to know their own rules, right? So it’s like a game of poker.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“I’m known as a person who, like, steps out of the comfort zone. Who kind of breaks the rules and crosses the line in the sense of making YouTube videos.”

― Kian Lawley

“I don’t really follow the rules of like – not traditional, but how everyone does YouTube. And it’s kind of made me more cautious and conscious of what I put into my videos.”

― Kian Lawley

“I feel different than I did three years ago, in The Cider House Rules.”

― Kieran Culkin

“I was a pretty good kid, but I also knew when it was worth breaking the rules. I don’t think that makes you a rebel, though, because that’s still exercising some type of caution.”

― Kiersey Clemons

“I don’t live by a lot of society’s rules; I can’t pattern myself after the herd.”

― Kim Basinger

“The great thing about this thing we call art is that it has no rules.”

― Kim Weston

“I don’t think you can write according to a set of rules and laws; every writer is so different.”

― Kiran Desai

“Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules.”

― Kit Bond

“I had to realize that the use of samples has its rules, too.”

― Klaus Schulze

“I just don’t see why people are treated differently or with a different set of rules. It’s just wrong.”

― Kristian Nairn

“To do it nationally or internationally, you have to follow a few more rules.”

― Kristin Hersh

“I don’t find that I subscribe or believe in many rules about what comedy is and what makes it funny.”

― Kyle Bornheimer

“My job was to make sure the base entrances were secure, that people entering were scanned and cleared, and that people within the bases were safe and abiding by the rules set forth by the Marine Corps.”

― Lacey Evans

“I like to play by my own rules.”

― Laila Ali

“One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane.”

― Laurell K. Hamilton

“I had always broken the rules.”

― Lauren Hutton

“The rules of wildlife are simple and clear, which is not the case for men.”

― Laurent Baheux

“Honestly, I don’t really know the rules of tango!”

― Laurie Hernandez

“We don’t have real hours and we don’t have a boss, so artists create rules for themselves that they then break. It’s transgressive in such a personal way.”

― Laurie Simmons

“I believe China is a major trade violator. The Chinese break all the rules. They counterfeit our goods, steal our international property rights, and hack the computers of our industries and government. Something must be done about it.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Obamacare rules and mandates are job-killers.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“You try to stay within the rules for the sake of the game, but you can always turn up the intensity.”

― Lawrence Taylor

“The rules are: The only ego is the film, and you have to serve the film.”

― Lee Daniels

“President Nixon was a pragmatic strategist. He would engage, not contain, China, but he would also quietly set pieces into place for a fallback position should China not play according to the rules as a good global citizen.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“I think guys who are rebels and make their own rules are appealing.”

― Leighton Meester

“When it’s low-budget, and you have one other person on the set, you have to make rules.”

― Lena Dunham

“The ’80s really were – talk about no rules. People just did whatever they wanted; they could look however they wanted. There was just a lot of bigness and brightness.”

― Lena Waithe

“I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren’t any rules, how could you break them?”

― Leo Durocher

“I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules.”

― Leo Durocher

“There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.”

― Leon Trotsky

“It seems hopelessly improbable that any particular rules accidentally led to the miracle of intelligent life. Nevertheless, this is exactly what most physicists have believed: intelligent life is a purely serendipitous consequence of physical principles that have nothing to do with our own existence.”

― Leonard Susskind

“A need for enforcement implies the possibility of behavior that violates the rules of the game. The point is that if there were no possibility of violation, then you wouldn’t need enforcement.”

― Leonid Hurwicz

“At the drop of a hat, people will say there are no roles for women after 40. It’s there with a bunch of other rules I’m not interested in.”

― Lesley Nicol

“The story grew, got way bigger than the contest rules called for, and next thing I knew I had a book.”

― Leslie Banks

“At the age of 16, I decided to rebel and become an actress. I wasn’t happy with rules and regulations.”

― Leslie Hope

“Yeah. I do. I think that we have to continue to expand the areas in which we want our kids to be literate. And social media’s going to be a part of their lives. And why not? Why not give them a sense of what the rules of the road are?”

― LeVar Burton

“There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play.”

― Levon Helm

“I like breaking the rules.”

― Lexa Doig

“There’s no rules. Show me the rule book.”

― Liam Gallagher

“I think models have a lot less power than they did in the ’80s, when there were, like, only 10 supermodels who could dictate the rules, whereas now there’s so many, and that changes the power dynamic and makes it a more insecure business.”

― Lily Cole

“The social scene at the Harvard I knew was outside the rules of literature. It was less poignant.”

― Lisa Brennan-Jobs

“I have certain rules for snooping, under which anything out in the open is fair game.”

― Lisa Lutz

“To know the rules of the game, you have to be educated.”

― LL Cool J

“Being vital means knowing the rules and being brave enough to break them.”

― Logan Marshall-Green

“When I was a young kid, girls were taught that their role in life was to get married and have children. It was the 1950s. Those were the rules.”

― Lois Frankel

“I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other committee.”

― Lois Lerner

“The euro zone must strike for a better governance structure, and there is no alternative to that. Euro zone countries must either develop an exit mechanism for troubled members, or it should embrace a closer political union: an effective governance structure that is capable of enforcing rules.”

― Lou Jiwei

“One of my rules is: Never listen to your old stuff.”

― Lou Reed

“The rules or ‘laws’ of poetry are only tentative devices, an approximate scheme. There is no Sinaitic recipe for poetry, for the individual poem is the norm.”

― Louis MacNeice

“The poet has no greater number of muscles than the ordinary conversationalist; he merely has more highly developed muscles and better coordination. And he practises his activity according to a stricter set of rules.”

― Louis MacNeice

“Cabinet spouses are not allowed to lobby other Cabinet members. It’s against the rules.”

― Louise Linton

“Everything that goes outside the rules of Italian cinema has always been cursed.”

― Luca Guadagnino

“Our position in Europe is not negotiable. The Greek people will defend it by all means. But participation in the euro involves rules and obligations, which we must consistently meet. Greece belongs to Europe and Europe cannot be envisaged without Greece.”

― Lucas Papademos

“Sometimes if you do a multi-camera comedy, often there’s rules, like, ‘We’ve got to have three main laughs per page.’”

― Lucy Davis

“It is a boring life if you stick to all the rules.”

― Ludovico Einaudi

“Maybe there’s less oppression growing up in a small village, and fewer rules, and less danger.”

― Luke Treadaway

“Sometimes I pine for the era of Miss Manners, when there were hard and fast rules dictating a well-bred individual’s behaviour in any given situation.”

― Lynn Coady

“Formalized rules of manners were so great because they left no room for basic human haplessness. They allowed us to circumvent our natural boorish tendency to disregard the feelings of others.”

― Lynn Coady

“I can connect with whoever I want to connect with in the world. And I can also write my own script. I don’t have to follow rules. I can sort of just be unconventional.”

― Lynn Shelton

“Law gave me some structure… all these rules and internal disciplines.”

― M. J. Hyland

“I tell them the rules are made by the government. Every firm should comply. It doesn’t mean they can’t compete.”

― Ma Jun

“If China sets the rules for much of the world’s economy, America will feel the consequences in our pocketbooks as well as in our security.”

― Mac Thornberry

“When you’re in a songwriting class, and you write a song, and you hand it in to a teacher to grade, I’m still going to say that it’s a really awesome song whether I got an A or a D. I learned to stick to my guns and take the tools as tools and not as rules.”

― Madi Diaz

“It simply isn’t acceptable for the likes of Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, which amass data by the terabyte, to say, ‘Don’t worry, your information’s safe with us, as all sorts of rules protect you’ – when all evidence suggests otherwise.”

― Maelle Gavet

“There are certain things that we can deal with by following the rules. But at times, we find the rules restrict you from doing the right things. On such occasions, we have to rethink – either you change the rules or break the rules.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“I’ve always embraced failure as a noble pursuit. It allows you to be anti whatever anyone wants you to be, and to break all the rules.”

― Malcolm Mclaren

“I just don’t believe that when people are being unjustly oppressed that they should let someone else set rules for them by which they can come out from under that oppression.”

― Malcolm X

“I think I’ve always been somebody to break rules.”

― Manish Dayal

“TV and the press have always functioned according to the same sets of rules and technical standards. But the Internet is based on software. And anybody can write a new piece of software on the Internet that years later a billion people are using.”

― Marc Andreessen

“We have several projects in the pipeline, but one of the rules we set for ourselves is we don’t want to solicit or announce any projects that aren’t ready for publication. I’m personally really tired of reading about titles that never come out.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“I think the United States military is operating under rules of engagement that are too strict and that do not allow us to pursue victory. When I’m president, that will change.”

― Marco Rubio

“Don’t talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.”

― Maria Callas

“My mum, she has a very specific way of mixing bourgeois and hippie. She doesn’t wear a lot of make-up, but she always has to wear glasses, and she has this huge collection of glasses. And no rules.”

― Mariacarla Boscono

“It is a dark, unspoken truth that the powerful – the ‘ruling class’ – make up the rules as they go along.”

― Marilyn Ferguson

“If I’d observed all the rules, I’d never have got anywhere.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“You know, James Franco is one of the most interesting figures because he has no rules. He breaks all the borders.”

― Marina Abramovic

“There are only two rules for being successful: one, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.”

― Mario Cuomo

“I like things to have rules, I like order and I like schedules.”

― Mark Consuelos

“The way of creating believable characters is not by conforming to a set of PC rules.”

― Mark Haddon

“I am from the Netherlands, so that means we like to stick to the rules, and we like to stick to the deal, and we like countries to do what they have promised.”

― Mark Rutte

“Teaching is good for me. It forces me to articulate ways of doing things or rules of thumb that I’ve sort of taken for granted.”

― Mark Waid

“Everything has to be within the rules, but the physical side in England is why it’s such a competitive league.”

― Marouane Fellaini

“My legislation provides that Net Neutrality rules would have ‘no force or effect’ and prohibits similar rules from being published or re-issued.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“Because America leads the world by example, it’s no surprise that some might seek to imitate our domestic rules and regulations on a global scale.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“Sport is increasingly played according to the tune, and rules, of those with the biggest bucks, whether their practices be legal or illegal.”

― Martin Jacques

“There are more repercussions for a person being a chronic speeding violator in our country, than there is for a big bank being a chronic violator of S.E.C. rules!”

― Martin O’Malley

“Almost 85 percent of the Latin American market is subject to net neutrality rules, and the European Parliament already favors strong ones.”

― Marvin Ammori

“The FCC can’t enforce press-statement principles without adopting official rules, and those rules must be based on the legal theory of reclassification.”

― Marvin Ammori

“The Open Internet principles were not legal rules adopted by the FCC; they were effectively a press statement posted on the FCC website.”

― Marvin Ammori

“The FCC sided with the public and adopted extremely strong net neutrality rules that should be a global model for Internet freedom.”

― Marvin Ammori

“The FCC should obviously not propose bad rules that will be struck down; it should propose good rules that will be upheld.”

― Marvin Ammori

“Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals. For example, it makes no difference whether a single car drives on the left or on the right. But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!”

― Marvin Minsky

“I date older men, and I date younger men. I have no rules about that.”

― Mary Frann

“Food rules. Little rivals the pleasure of tearing into a glistening burger.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“Sometimes breaking the rules is extending the rules.”

― Mary Oliver

“We have new rules that give shareholders the ability to vote on executive compensation. We have new rules for asset-backed securities. We have new rules around credit rating agencies.”

― Mary Schapiro

“Under the Dodd-Frank law, the SEC got the lion’s share of the rules to write, more than 100 rules, and we have done an extraordinary amount of that. Eighty percent have been either proposed or adopted. So, a lot, a lot accomplished but of course, more to do.”

― Mary Schapiro

“I still feel as if I weren’t a good enough mother. I didn’t break any rules.”

― Mary Tyler Moore

“No rules. Don’t be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn’t have to have rules. I don’t like it that way.”

― Masaharu Morimoto

“Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking.”

― Mason Cooley

“Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.”

― Mason Cooley

“I don’t really know if I would consider myself anything in particular. I would say I’m inspired in a Hasidic way, but I certainly don’t keep all the customs and rules I once did.”

― Matisyahu

“With animation, because you can draw anything and do anything and have the characters do whatever you want, the tendency is to be very loose with the boundaries and the rules.”

― Matt Groening

“I don’t really like the word ‘religion.’ To me, that’s like rules and regulations and paying money to send up prayers. That kind of all weirds me out, honestly.”

― Matt Lanter

“You have to recognize what the markets are doing, what the rules and regulations are doing, and all the more reasons that we’ve got to find some more solutions in particular with coal.”

― Matt Mead

“In terms of energy sectors, we need coal; we need oil; we need gas; we need uranium. And we need to have rules and regulations that allow those companies to stay in business.”

― Matt Mead

“We will go to Europe to change the rules that have impoverished Italians.”

― Matteo Salvini

“Italy no longer wants to be a servant to silly rules.”

― Matteo Salvini

“Rules are simply obstacles to be jumped, like in a horse race: higher and higher every time.”

― Maurizio Cattelan

“We call those works of art concrete that came into being on the basis of their inherent resources and rules – without external borrowing from natural phenomena, without transforming those phenomena, in other words: not by abstraction.”

― Max Bill

“I think the fascination with zombies is that they don’t obey the rules of monsters. The first rule of monsters is that you have to go find them. You have to make a conscious choice to go to the swamp or the desert or the abandoned summer camp.”

― Max Brooks

“People who get on at school are the ones who play by the rules, and no one’s going to get far in later life playing by the system.”

― Max Hastings

“It is a mystic maxim that the lower in the scale of evolution a being is placed, the more certainly it responds to the planetary rays, and conversely the higher we ascend in the scale of attainment, the more the man conquers and rules his stars, freeing himself from the leading strings of the Divine Hierarchies.”

― Max Heindel

“If you change the rules of the market, you can be more successful than your competitors.”

― Max McKeown

“The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.”

― Maximilien Robespierre

“It feels like breaking rules is almost a given now on TV.”

― Megan Abbott

“The budget enforcement rules of the 1990s were an important part of getting the budget back into balance. It was done on a bipartisan basis. Those pay-as-you-go rules were tested and they worked. We are now in a one-party system, and we have thrown them out.”

― Melissa Bean

“The American people expect more from Congress. They expect fiscal responsibility and common sense. They expect us to return to the pay-as-you-go budget rules that we had enacted in the past that helped us establish a surplus, however briefly.”

― Melissa Bean

“By overhauling current rules and speeding the entry of competitors in the market, we encourage competition and provide our constituents with new choices and cheaper bills.”

― Melissa Bean

“Journalists hold themselves apart, and above, the common person. They have rules designed to ensure their objectivity and impartiality.”

― Michael Arrington

“Our government is just way too interested in mucking around in Silicon Valley by creating and enforcing rules based on little or no understanding of the consequences.”

― Michael Arrington

“Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.”

― Michael Behe

“Improving some of the rules under which the Senate functions can begin to replace some of the bad habits Washington has developed with better ones.”

― Michael Bennet

“I think the worst vote I ever cast was a vote to change the rules to lower the threshold for approval of judicial nominations and executive administration nominations.”

― Michael Bennet

“I won an Academy Award for ‘The Cider House Rules,’ playing an American.”

― Michael Caine

“Usually when reporting on powerful public figures, the press advisor and I would have had a conversation that established what journalists call ‘ground rules,’ placing restrictions on what can and cannot be reported.”

― Michael Hastings

“For me, when I go in to write a profile, and no ground rules are laid down, and I’m there to write an on-the-record profile and cover readings while in the room, then that means it’s on the record.”

― Michael Hastings

“Well, it is true that they did – the Pentagon did impose rules for governing the handling of the Koran in January of 2003, after there had been complaints about the handling of the Koran from detainees, from the International Red Cross.”

― Michael Isikoff

“The circadian neurons are one of the few circuits in neurobiology where we have a chance to understand at multiple levels how different sets of neurons communicate with each other – including understanding the wiring rules, the biochemical rules, and the functional behavioral rules.”

― Michael Rosbash

“I’ve always found ways to bend the rules.”

― Michael Shanks

“Our entire political system is financed by wealthy private interests buying politicians and making sure the rules are written in their favor.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Although our rules and laws are now officially colorblind, they operate to discriminate in a grossly disproportionate fashion.”

― Michelle Alexander

“To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”

― Michio Kaku

“I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence.”

― Michio Kaku

“The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.”

― Mignon McLaughlin

“Cops and criminals aren’t that different. They just play by different sets of rules. And the lines get blurred. There’s no such thing as ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’ There’s always a grey area. There are always hypocrisies.”

― Mike Colter

“It’s always fun to play a character that bends the rules.”

― Mike Colter

“I had a rule – I didn’t have a lot of rules – and one of them was we’re going to operate from a mutual respect. I won’t embarrass you, and I don’t expect you to be embarrass me.”

― Mike Holmgren

“The big producer is going to figure out how to deal with whatever the rules are, but the little guy who is running a few hundred units or maybe feeding 1,500 cattle a year, how will they ever comply with these requirements?”

― Mike Johanns

“The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.”

― Mike Krzyzewski

“We can’t give excessive, unfettered power to a president to act alone, to bind an entire country to a set of principles, a set of rules that the president, him or herself, makes.”

― Mike Lee

“I create a guise or a band that I can operate within, and within each one of those bands, I’ve got an M.O. or a set of rules and parameters I can work within.”

― Mike Patton

“Through a voluntary national certification program, SAFLA will create uniform rules and definitions for foods carrying a GMO-free label, allowing consumers to understand and identify those products that fit their food preferences.”

― Mike Pompeo

“If the U.S. fails to set the rules for global trade, then other countries with records of environmental and labor abuses, like China, will step in to fill the void.”

― Mike Quigley

“Anytime a member of Congress wants to travel abroad – which we do from time to time as part of our official duties – we are required to check with the House Committee on Ethics as to whether the trip follows the ethics rules by which federally elected officials are bound. Not so with Supreme Court justices.”

― Mike Quigley

“I regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than my regular human world.”

― Mindy Kaling

“Coming from a smaller nation in Central Europe, I have learned pretty soon how important are agreed rules, cooperation, respect for partners and, most of all, willingness to listen and find common solutions.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“It’s the right and also the responsibility of member states to express their views. And my role as the present of the General Assembly is not to comment on this. I’m here to protect and respect the rules.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“There’s real peril in trying to repeat yourself, and apply rules that applied to something else to a new project.”

― Mitchell Hurwitz

“My grandparents came from a typical Marathi family, where they respect the value of rules and regulations.”

― Mithila Palkar

“There’s got to be the same rules for everyone.”

― Mo Farah

“As a whole, investors should welcome attempts to safeguard the integrity of markets. You need very clear rules applied to markets.”

― Mohamed El-Erian

“To the extent societal rules or the wiring of your brains make it easy to acquire a lot of assets, then to the extent you can, you should try to improve the world.”

― Mohnish Pabrai

“I like the idea of an open, international London that thrives on attracting hard-working, talented people but has the confidence to tell them they must play by the same rules as everyone else.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“In most legislatures, punctilious attention to correct usage is considered elitist. The word ‘government,’ for example, is normally pronounced ‘gummint’; bureaucracy is ‘bureaucacy’; fiscal comes out ‘physical,’ and one moves not to suspend the rules, but to ‘suppend.’”

― Molly Ivins

“Thus the creation, which seems an arbitrary act, supposes laws as invariable as those of the fatality of the Atheists. It would be absurd to say that the Creator might govern the world without those rules, since without them it could not subsist.”

― Montesquieu

“I didn’t have any concept of age or authority. I remember realising, Oh, the world has rules and we don’t.”

― Moon Unit Zappa

“It occurred to me, when I was old enough to make rules of my own, that they should be fair and simple.”

― Moon Unit Zappa

“The presidential and vice-presidential debates are those rare moments when people come together, but to even call them debates is a stretch because they’re played by such negotiated rules, and they’re so over-rehearsed.”

― Morgan Neville

“Before I turned 18, I had all these rules. Like, I could only work ten hours a day, and I had to go to school.”

― Morgan Saylor

“Beetle is the embodiment of everybody’s resistance to authority, all the rules and regulations which you’ve got to follow. He deals with it in his own way. And in a way, it’s sort of what I did when I was in the Army. I just oftentimes did what I wanted to do.”

― Mort Walker

“I believe in the Golden Rule – The Man with the Gold… Rules.”

― Mr. T

“For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what’s forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That’s what we call freedom.”

― Muqtada al Sadr

“If we internationalize everything, we end up with rules that stifle freedom and innovation.”

― Myron Scholes

“I think in our global economy, uncertainty is ever increasing. So to accommodate to that, we need to build a dynamic economy and dynamic rules that can adapt to changing circumstances.”

― Myron Scholes

“Every sphere of activity has a set of rules. Politics is no different.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“It’s hard out here for a fantasy writer, after all; there’s all these ‘rules’ I’m supposed to follow, or the Fantasy Police might come and make me do hard labor in the Cold Iron Mines.”

― N. K. Jemisin

“A large-scale crisis – whether a terrorist attack or a financial crash – would likely provide the pretext to declare some sort of state of exception or emergency, where the usual rules no longer apply.”

― Naomi Klein

“There’s a set of rules out there somewhere that says it all ends by 40. I hope to be able to defy that because I truly love my work.”

― Naomi Watts

“Imagination rules the world.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“I watch children a great deal; their idea is that rules are always negotiable, whereas you absolutely cannot joke at the airport about your toothpaste, and you cannot rollerblade in Grand Central Station. I keep running up against these things.”

― Natalie Jeremijenko

“I’m the only person in this sport, for the most part, that ain’t on steroids. Now there’s new rules in effect, yeah, you’ve got guys not on steroids now, but they used to be. They’ve always been on steroids.”

― Nate Diaz

“There’s a perception out there that Airbnb doesn’t want there to be rules. We think rules would be fantastic. We think rules would help our community, but not necessarily the rules that have simply existed for decades.”

― Nathan Blecharczyk

“’Australian Rules’ was my moment of truth.”

― Nathan Phillips

“’Australian Rules’ was such a beautiful film – it was art for me.”

― Nathan Phillips

“Executive branch rules require sensitive classified information to be discussed in specialized facilities that are designed to guard against the possibility that officials are being targeted for surveillance outside of the workplace.”

― Neal Katyal

“The rules of optical dispensing vary from state to state. Dispensing eyeglasses is not that complicated, and even if it were complicated, there should be uniform rules.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“The only thing that can protect me from someone coming from behind are the rules.”

― Neymar

“We don’t have rules that people can’t use Twitter. We just want people to be responsible. We certainly don’t want them to do anything that’s going to affect themselves in an adverse way or affect our program, our university, or our team in an adverse way.”

― Nick Saban

“I think with black tie, you can’t really do too much. I think you have to pretty much stick to the rules on that.”

― Nick Wooster

“Businesses need certainty, to see clearly the rules of engagement for investing in South Africa.”

― Nicky Oppenheimer

“Clearly, any issues about breaching of expenses rules should be properly investigated.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.”

― Nicolas Cage

“The rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don’t know them, then something is missing.”

― Nicolas Roeg

“I think I’ve never really liked the idea of genre, a film that follows the rules of a genre.”

― Nicolas Roeg

“There’s something liberating about watching someone not following the rules.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“The many questions about the bombing of Yugoslavia by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation – meaning primarily the United States – come down to two fundamental issues: ‘What are the accepted and applicable ‘rules of world order,’ and how do these apply in the case of Kosovo?’”

― Noam Chomsky

“As Bromberger observed, rules are understood to be elements of the computational systems that determine the sound and meaning of the infinite array of expressions of a language; the information so derived is accessed by other systems in language use.”

― Noam Chomsky

“’Runaways’ was exciting because it was something brand-new and fresh, and I’m hoping to be able to bend the rules in my own way of what a Marvel superhero story can be.”

― Noelle Stevenson

“Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you’ve set. But if you’re writing about science, you have to first learn what you’re writing about.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“The rules of evidence in the main are based on experience, logic, and common sense, less hampered by history than some parts of the substantive law.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“The Sudanese people decide who rules them.”

― Omar al-Bashir

“We have such rigid rules, sometimes, that they don’t have to be rules. They can be policies and procedures that can be adapted for the moment.”

― Oscar Munoz

“Be polite; write diplomatically; even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.”

― Otto von Bismarck

“I’m well aware of the rules, and I don’t want to play to the edge of them.”

― Owen Farrell

“Neither Aristotelian nor Russellian rules give the exact logic of any expression of ordinary language; for ordinary language has no exact logic.”

― P. F. Strawson

“I don’t like rules, because rules, you have to follow.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“As an American married to an Englishman and living in France, I’ve spent much of my adult life trying to decode the rules of conversation in three countries. Paradoxically, these rules are almost always unspoken.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“I don’t play. I’m a terrible gambler. I don’t know half the rules, and I’m not really patient enough to sit through hours of gaming.”

― Pansy Ho

“California lacks a lot of the rules and restrictions the East has. Every house is a different style, different material, different color. There’s a lot of craziness out there.”

― Parker Stevenson

“I would call myself the Pharrell of OVO. There are no rules for me.”

― PartyNextDoor

“So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don’t want to hear any of that.”

― Pat Boone

“I’m not the lovable, wonderful, tenderhearted grandfather that you read about in books. I’m grouchy and curmudgeonly, and I have a lot of rules.”

― Pat Conroy

“If I was involved with the NFL, I’d seriously consider adopting some of the rules used in Canada. I’ve heard, unofficially, of course, some NFL club owners have talked about adding a feature or two. The NFL went for the two-point conversion. Professional sport is entertainment, and the CFL, I believe, is ahead of the NFL in that regard.”

― Pat Gillick

“The Internet is the most democratic communication platform in history, largely because we’ve had network neutrality rules that make sure all web traffic is treated equally, and no voices are discriminated against.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“Because of network neutrality rules, activists can turn to the Internet to bypass the discrimination of mainstream cable, broadcast, and print outlets as we organize for change.”

― Patrisse Cullors

“There are rules in advertising, and those rules are self-imposed by the client companies because they don’t want their products to be seen as dishonest.”

― Paul Arden

“It’s a lot of fun to identify with a character who lives by their own rules.”

― Paul Dini

“There are those whose sole claim to profundity is the discovery of exceptions to the rules.”

― Paul Eldridge

“Global warming, like Marxism, is a political theory of actions, demanding compliance with its rules.”

― Paul Johnson

“Every movie I’ve ever made says the same thing. They all find comedy in people trying to live their lives without any rules.”

― Paul Morrissey

“Islam is not a religion. It’s a political system. It has a different set of rules.”

― Paul Nehlen

“Allow me a bit of philosophy here… We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules.”

― Paul Parker

“We have to be careful about creating more rules.”

― Paul Parker

“To achieve policy stability and certainty, we need to establish a meaningful price on carbon and cut the billions of dollars spent each year on fossil-fuel subsidies, along with well-structured financial tools and rules.”

― Paul Polman

“A style is the consequence of recurrent habits, restraints, or rules invented or inherited, written or overheard, intuitive or preconceived.”

― Paul Rand

“In the Orthodox religion, you don’t draw the human figure. It’s against the rules.”

― Paul Rand

“Obamacare comes to more than two thousand pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees, and fines that have no place in a free country.”

― Paul Ryan

“We are in a global economy whether we like it or not. And we believe – I believe – that America should be at the table writing the rules of the global economy instead of China.”

― Paul Ryan

“When I hear so-called professional journalists ask why we have celebrities speak for us and for the animals, the environment or social causes, I marvel at their denial of the rules of their own trade.”

― Paul Watson

“Each of us has the choice to attend the church we want to, or none at all. Separation of church and state allows for religions to have their own set of rules as to whom they will accept and who they won’t, and the practices they support and the ones they don’t. They will continue to be able to do so.”

― Pauley Perrette

“You need to respect the rules; they are the same for everybody.”

― Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

“No one can tell you the rules of ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ No one. Donald Trump just does what he wants, which is mostly pontificating to people who are sucking up to him, while the network people try to manipulate him into making the highest-rated show they can.”

― Penn Jillette

“I will forever stick up for Catholics and Christians in general. With a small number of very horrible exceptions, they do play by the rules.”

― Penn Jillette

“I try to be positive. I speak to my players about how we have to play, respect the rules. What I have done is always be positive.”

― Pep Guardiola

“I have to understand the rules here in England.”

― Pep Guardiola

“There are no consequences for Snowden breaking the law in Snowden’s World. It’s where his massively inflated ego dictates the rules and determines which he will follow.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Baseball and the players association have rules. If you stay within the rules – which say that you can play while you’re appealing – I don’t see what anyone would be in arms about.”

― Pete Rose

“Your obligation as a base runner is to try and be safe within the rules. OK?”

― Pete Rose

“A little voice keeps telling me an Aston Martin really isn’t me, but a louder voice is telling me that, as an England international playing for Liverpool, the old rules no longer apply.”

― Peter Crouch

“Without social cohesion, the human race wouldn’t be here: We’re not formidable enough to survive without the tactics, rules and strategies that allow people to work together.”

― Peter Guber

“Step outside the guidelines of the official umpires and make your own rules and your own reality.”

― Phil Ochs

“It is more than a book, it is an institution which rules the Christian world.”

― Philip Schaff

“The impossible – we are told – cannot be achieved. To overcome the ‘impossible,’ we need to use our wits and be fearless. We need to break the rules and to circumvent – some would one say to cheat.”

― Philippe Petit

“To be able to create fully, it’s maybe fine that you learn the rules, but you have to forget and to rebel against those rules.”

― Philippe Petit

“Attempts to construct an ethic from the rules of evolution, or from psychology and sociology, end up being simply inadequate.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“A strong spirit transcends rules.”

― Prince

“I couldn’t follow nobody’s rules.”

― Quavo

“Without natural gifts technical rules are useless.”

― Quintilian

“Rule A: Don’t. Rule A1: Rule A doesn’t exist. Rule A2: Do not discuss the existence or non-existence of Rules A, A1 or A2.”

― R. D. Laing

“Love shouldn’t play by the rules. It’s all about chemistry.”

― Rachel Bilson

“I have a lot of Twitter rules. I never swear on Twitter, and if anybody’s inappropriate, I block them. I have young followers.”

― Rachel Nichols

“I love that once you know the basic rules of maths, you can do whatever you want with it.”

― Rachel Riley

“To ensure stable and sustainable economic growth, world leaders must re-examine the international rules of the monetary game, with advanced and emerging economies alike adopting more mutually beneficial monetary policies.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“When it comes to federal elections law, Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules, and everyone else lives by a very different set.”

― Rahm Emanuel

“Nobody does remakes for the sake of it. As for me, I have not hard and fast rules with respect to remakes.”

― Ram Charan

“There are no rules to writing a song.”

― Randy Castillo

“People always say that Randy Moss can’t stick to the rules. Even my own rules.”

― Randy Moss

“I don’t think that any person can fix FEMA. I think FEMA needs a total restructuring. I think it needs to be taken from scratch and redone. The regulations are outdated; the rules are outdated.”

― Ray Nagin

“People like rules, or at least the appearance of rules, even in fantasy.”

― Raymond E. Feist

“Women often find great roles in revolution, simply because the rules fall apart and everyone has agency, anyone can act.”

― Rebecca Solnit

“Everybody agrees that you want competition. But you have to have rules of fair competition if you want to have competitors to enter the market.”

― Reed Hundt

“Sometimes freedom from normal rules is what gives you competitive advantage.”

― Reid Hoffman

“I think ‘Settlers of Catan’ is such a well-designed board game – it’s the board game of entrepreneurship – that I made a knockoff called ‘Startups of Silicon Valley.’ It’s literally – it’s the same rules but just a different skin set to it.”

― Reid Hoffman

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

― Richard Branson

“The Fair Debt Collection Act was passed in 1977, and there were never any provisions for rules to be written under it, so it hasn’t kept pace with the times.”

― Richard Cordray

“The Disney animators’ rules on adult females: mothers are perfect but imperiled; stepmothers are wicked and occasionally homicidal; godmothers are sweet things with magical powers.”

― Richard Corliss

“In motion pictures, the actor rules. The camera served the actor.”

― Richard Donner

“The rules are all wrong today. The mandate of the media really does pre-date the founding of the United States.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“I played by the rules of politics as I found them.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“Ethics knows no party. Those rules should be applied the same in a Republican administration and a Democratic administration.”

― Richard Painter

“But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules.”

― Richard Perle

“I have rules about eating, exercising and rules about staying positive. And these rules are sacred to me.”

― Richard Simmons

“No, traditions and norms aren’t rules in the Constitution. There’s a difference between a tradition and a law.”

― Rick Santelli

“I always say that it’s about breaking the rules. But the secret of breaking rules in a way that works is understanding what the rules are in the first place.”

― Rick Wakeman

“One of the main rules with my mom was if I broke a club, she was going to take it and I wouldn’t get it back. So I made sure I kept all my clubs.”

― Rickie Fowler

“You can’t break the rules until you know how to play the game.”

― Rickie Lee Jones

“I respect religious rules. I am a true God-fearing Hindu.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“I’m still looking for the rules of what is and isn’t pop music. I’m pop. I mean, of course I am. What isn’t pop? There should be a pop amnesty where everyone reclaims it.”

― Robbie Williams

“We don’t make the rules. We just play by them.”

― Robby Gordon

“One aim of the Boy Scouts scheme is to revive amongst us, if possible, some of the rules of the knights of old.”

― Robert Baden-Powell

“Since the web is totally worldwide, we need a set of behavioural rules, laws they are commonly called, that are accepted worldwide. There is a big difference as to how things are treated in the U.S. and Europe and Asia.”

― Robert Cailliau

“Full federal funding for presidential libraries should bring with it new rules of control over papers and artifacts.”

― Robert Dallek

“The Occupy movement has drawn attention to how too many in the 1 percent get to play by their own rules while exploiting the 99 percent.”

― Robert Greenwald

“The ‘free market’ is the product of laws and rules continuously emanating from legislatures, executive departments, and courts.”

― Robert Reich

“Everything I’ve done has always been my own made up world with its own rules and its own made up stories.”

― Robert Rodriguez

“I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war; but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from.”

― Robert Walpole

“Federal lawmakers need to change the rules so that vehicles converted to use new fuels can be put on the road; the only restriction should be that they pass the same standard state tests that all other cars do.”

― Robert Zubrin

“When you become famous super young, you learn how to behave by the rules because you’re the one that has to take the stress. But that also creates a barrier that I really didn’t want.”

― Robyn

“For anyone who’s not familiar with ‘Piper’s Pit,’ they need to know one thing – there’s absolutely no rules.”

― Roddy Piper

“’Grand Illusion’ and ‘Rules of the Game’ are routinely included on lists of the greatest films, and deserve to be.”

― Roger Ebert

“No one is above the game or the rules that govern it. Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised.”

― Roger Goodell

“The NCAA has to establish their own rules and enforce their own rules.”

― Roger Goodell

“I think a lot of big musicals close because of the rules they’re bound by that make it impossible for them to be efficient.”

― Roger Taylor

“Setting regulatory certainty is very important for bitcoin. I’m opposed to the regulations, but the bitcoin businesses need to know the rules of the game in order to move ahead.”

― Roger Ver

“I’m running for Congress to reverse Obama’s big government policies, to be faithful to the principles on which our nation was founded, and to make members of Congress play by the same rules as the rest of us.”

― Ron DeSantis

“A little more movement of the defensive side of the ball, some rules that will be unnoticed, but a big rule will be allowing the jack linebacker to move out of the box sideline to sideline.”

― Ron Jaworski

“I didn’t take a lot of crap from people, and I didn’t follow the conventional rules of behavior that we’re supposed to follow – because if I had, I never would have accomplished what I did.”

― Ron Stallworth

“Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries.”

― Ron Wyden

“President Obama was right to make enforcement of those trade rules a priority and his creation, today, of a Trade Enforcement Unit is a massive step in the right direction.”

― Ron Wyden

“It is interesting to break all the rules. I’m not married, I have a baby, and it feels infinitely more right.”

― Rosamund Pike

“War has rules, mud wrestling has rules – politics has no rules.”

― Ross Perot

“A computation is a process that obeys finitely describable rules.”

― Rudy Rucker

“Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.”

― Rudy Rucker

“I’m studying Krav Maga, which is an Israeli form of self defense. It’s very deadly and without rules.”

― Rupert Friend

“Liberals always exempt themselves from the rules that they impose on others.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Culture is more important than rules and regulations.”

― Ruth Porat

“It’s interesting the kind of freedom the musical form gives you. The rules are out the window. You can get impressionistic without seeming pretentious. Because it’s perceived as an inherently accessible form, it gives filmmakers some leeway.”

― Ryan Gosling

“If the media is a farce, why should you be the only one stuck with rules and restrictions?”

― Ryan Holiday

“It’s like jazz: You learn the rules to break them – as long as you can break them in a meaningful way.”

― Ryan North

“Under our rules of engagement, if I were ISIS, what I would do is collocate my headquarters next to a school or a hospital and ensure that there would be collateral damage. They know our rules of engagement as well as we do. They operate with impunity.”

― Ryan Zinke

“Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.”

― Ryszard Kapuscinski

“I don’t have the self-discipline for diets; I break rules I set for myself, so I try and eat more healthily, juice more, and avoid sugar.”

― Sally Phillips

“There’s this sort of model that exists in Nashville that we think we have to abide by: You put out a record, and in two years you have to put out another one and have three or four singles. There are all these rules that I’ve just sort of thrown out the window.”

― Sam Hunt

“Ours was a pork-free household. The rules were arbitrary but strict: No pork in the house, ever. Except for the occasional pepperoni pizza. Or maybe Hawaiian.”

― Samin Nosrat

“I have been committed to carrying out my duties… in accordance with both the letter and spirit of all applicable rules of ethics and canons of conduct.”

― Samuel Alito

“If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them.”

― Samuel Hopkins

“Often we don’t notice the stringent rules to which our culture subjects us.”

― Sara Sheridan

“’A Rogue by Any Other Name’ is the first book in the ‘Rules of Scoundrels’ series, centered on a legendary pre-Victorian casino and her four scandalous aristocratic owners.”

― Sarah MacLean

“There are two ways to approach the writing of a mystery novel: adhere to the rules, or break them with glee.”

― Sarah Weinman

“My own experience of gender has been about a lot of fluidity. In drag, I like to combine aspects of masculinity and femininity and rewrite the rules for those.”

― Sasha Velour

“Conservatism is all about surfaces and labels and presentation, and drag says no, we refuse to follow any rules about that.”

― Sasha Velour

“I really believe in the power of playing by your own rules.”

― Sasha Velour

“’The Prince’ was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. ‘Rules for Radicals’ is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.”

― Saul Alinsky

“’Sue and settle’ involves the creation of environmental rules and regulations through lawsuits filed by environmental groups against the EPA, not through Congress or proper rule-making.”

― Scott Pruitt

“I was buttoned up as a kid. I did what I was told and never broke the rules.”

― Sean Hayes

“I have a strong disrespect for authority and for rules. Including gravity. Gravity sucks.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I’ve always believed that human learning is the result of relatively simple rules combined with massive amounts of hardware and massive amounts of data.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“When you got mechanisms in a car that prevent damage from happening to the engine and that operate under very specific circumstances, those things are exceptions under normal operating conditions of the car; under the rules, they need to be disclosed.”

― Sergio Marchionne

“Corruption has reached an unacceptable level. It devours resources that could be devoted to the citizens. It impedes the proper carrying out of market rules and penalizes the honest and capable.”

― Sergio Mattarella

“There’s so much more you can do with four bodies in the rules of a tag team match than two guys in a singles match. It’s just a completely different thing.”

― Seth Rollins

“For me acting is a passion and an art, and always will only be that. I don’t have any rules when it comes to acting. I’ll do anything. But it depends on the script. Either I’ll have passion for the project or I won’t. It’s got to fuel me.”

― Shailene Woodley

“Following our inner guidance may feel risky and frightening at first, because we are no longer playing it safe, doing what we ‘should’ do, pleasing others, following rules, or deferring to outside authority.”

― Shakti Gawain

“The rules of the global economy are rigged against those who have to work to earn a living and in favour of multinational corporations and the ultra-rich.”

― Sharan Burrow

“With global rules for global supply chains, we can end corporate greed.”

― Sharan Burrow

“Anything my staff does in my office is pursuant to congressional rules.”

― Sheila Jackson Lee

“I like rules that are broken.”

― Shelby Lynne

“No matter what your decisions are, no matter what your votes are, if you’re not playing by the rules, you’re taking a big risk.”

― Shelley Moore Capito

“Being a Jehovah’s Witness, it was really a trip. We had to go from door to door, and we weren’t allowed to associate with the other children. It was a lot of rules.”

― Sherri Shepherd

“We have rules about the environment and rules about worker safety and rules about consumer protection.”

― Sherrod Brown

“I know that on trade and on enforcement and rules of origin, on autos, on issues like taxation, on outsourcing of jobs, I know that – and on Wall Street reform, Hillary Clinton’s going to do the right thing.”

― Sherrod Brown

“Cancer cells are fixed at an age where they are still too young to have learned the rules of the society in which they live. As with so many immature individuals of all living kinds, everything they do is excessive and uncoordinated with the needs or constraints of their neighbors… they are reproductive but not productive.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“Nosology (from the Greek ‘nosos,’ meaning ‘disease,’ and ‘logos,’ referring to ‘study’) is not a sport for the timid, and certainly not for those so scrupulous about rules and order that they demand consistency in all things.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“WWE style is a much different platform than other wrestling companies. Each wrestler wrestles under strict rules that fans never know.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“A strong intuition is much more powerful than a weal test. Normals teach us rules; outliers teach us laws. For every perfect medical experiment, there is a perfect human bias.”

― Siddhartha Mukherjee

“Rules equal boredom, and I don’t like that.”

― Simon Cowell

“But if, on the other hand, we should be justified in rejecting it, if there testified on oath, then, supposing our rules of evidence to be sound, we may be excused if we hesitate elsewhere to give it credence.”

― Simon Greenleaf

“We take the R-rating on a case by case basis when the story warrants it and necessitate that rating, and shouldn’t be hemmed by the rules of PG or PG-13.”

― Simon Kinberg

“If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.”

― Simon Sinek

“Knowing the rules and remembering the rules are two completely different things.”

― Simon Travaglia

“There are no rules in art.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“If I’m desperate, I’ll read anything. But even when I can be choosy, I still have no hard-and-fast rules. I have rules about what I won’t read, rather than what I will. No science fiction, no romance, no chick lit. Although even these rules can be broken.”

― Sonya Hartnett

“As the CEO of a global company I think countries are foregoing opportunities by having cabotage rules.”

― Soren Skou

“The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules.”

― Sparky Anderson

“We conclude that both challenged aspects of EPA’s regulations implementing the 2008 ozone standards exceed the agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act… Because we find that the EPA’s challenged implementation rules exceed the agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act, we vacate the pertinent portions of EPA’s regulations.”

― Sri Srinivasan

“Antiabortion rules disproportionately harm women of color and low-income women of every ethnicity, affecting their economic capacity and threatening their very lives.”

― Stacey Abrams

“Coaches are going to adapt to whatever the rules are. The rules certainly change strategy.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“I never imagined myself doing a one-man show. If I’m going to do one, I’d rather do one that breaks all the rules.”

― Steffan Rhodri

“My parents were rather unconventional and did not accept rules unless they thought they were defendable. They were atheists when Sweden was a very Christian country.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“We’ve all had meetings with the referees. We’re all clear with how VAR works, and ultimately, you want the rules to be fair.”

― Steph Houghton

“Wall Street shouldn’t be deregulated. I think Wall Street and Main Street need to play by the same set of rules. The middle-class can’t carry the burden any longer, that is what happened in the last decade. They had to bail out Wall Street.”

― Stephanie Cutter

“The rules of Canadian engagement say that if we encounter a celebrity, we have to pretend we’re not encountering a celebrity.”

― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?”

― Stephen Hawking

“I love all of mythology and rules pertaining to all of the monsters, but I like to go the extra step.”

― Stephen Sommers

“So the thing I realized rather gradually – I must say starting about 20 years ago now that we know about computers and things – there’s a possibility of a more general basis for rules to describe nature.”

― Stephen Wolfram

“My old firm, Goldman Sachs – traditionally, the best banks are leveraged 8:1. When we had the financial crisis in 2008, the investment banks were leveraged 35:1. Those rules had specifically been changed by a guy named Hank Paulson. He was secretary of Treasury.”

― Steve Bannon

“Founders have continually struggled with and adapted the ‘big business’ tools, rules, and processes taught in business schools when startups failed to execute ‘the plan,’ never admitting to the entrepreneurs that no startup executes to its business plan.”

― Steve Blank

“The convergence of digital trends, along with the rise of China and globalization, has upended the rules for almost every business in every corner of the globe.”

― Steve Blank

“I strongly support the Bush Administration’s clean diesel rules, which will reduce air pollution from diesel engines by more than 90 percent, and reduce the sulfur content of diesel fuel by more than 95 percent.”

― Steve Buyer

“From the very beginning. I didn’t know what the fast-food rules were.”

― Steve Ells

“I’m not for amnesty. People must play by the rules. And border enforcement must come first.”

― Steve Scalise

“The way I understand the rules on trading on inside information, it’s very vague.”

― Steven A. Cohen

“Wall Street is populated by a bunch of people whose primary goal is to make money, and the rules are pretty much caveat emptor.”

― Steven Levitt

“Internet-centric companies have already begun changing the rules with binge-watching, flexible running times, fewer commercials, and crowd-sourced content. The brainpower – and just plain power – of the most valued tech firms will change things even more.”

― Steven Levy

“It’s like the Wild West, the Internet. There are no rules.”

― Steven Wright

“There is a set of rules and a code of conduct that I believe that you should adhere to in life.”

― Stuart Pearce

“I worked on ‘Sarah Connor’ even longer than ‘Firefly.’ And I always remembered how generous everyone was to me when I didn’t know what to do, and I didn’t know the rules, and I didn’t know camera angles, and I didn’t know lighting.”

― Summer Glau

“Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them.”

― Susan Sontag

“Transgressive to me means breaking the rules and sinning. I don’t see myself as breaking the rules and sinning. I’m really interested in what it means to be female.”

― Susanna Moore

“German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship.”

― Suzanne Fields

“There are no rules in fights with girls. Just hurting.”

― Suzanne Vega

“There are many oral historians in America, but my books are made using the rules of novel writing. I have a beginning, a plot, characters.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes.”

― Svetlana Alliluyeva

“There aren’t rules in a romance, so they can be played any number of ways.”

― Sydney Pollack

“As for discipline and rules, I confess, I’ve never been good with either.”

― Sylvia Day

“It’s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.”

― T. S. Eliot

“Sometimes, companies are better placed than politicians and governments to make change happen. That doesn’t mean that they should not be held to account and follow international rules. But with the right motivation, they can be the force for change.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“I don’t see democracy getting better. I see democracy diminishing. More rules, more legislation. Eventually governments will see everything.”

― Taki Theodoracopulos

“When the rules of judging skating in international competition changed in 2004 with the goal of making judging more transparent, one of the consequences was the rewarding of skaters who attempt more challenging technical elements in the pursuit of ever more points.”

― Tara Lipinski

“The month of Ramadan is the world’s most widespread fast and yet its teachings are minimised, neglected and even betrayed (through literal application of rules that overlooks their ultimate objective).”

― Tariq Ramadan

“Everybody has to look after their own economy and follow the rules.”

― Tarja Halonen

“There are no rules when it comes to love.”

― Taylor Swift

“We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger; they’re already too big. We need a new set of rules that will break these huge companies to pieces.”

― Ted Turner

“I always liked situations where there were very clear rules of what to do.”

― Terence Tao

“The NFL has gone a long way to Disney-fy its image, but it’s not Disney. It’s the MMA. It’s a violent, brutal human war, with rules. The same guy who says, ‘I’m going to rob everybody,’ is the same guy who would be successful in the NFL.”

― Terry Crews

“It’s true that since 9/11, the application of conventional military rules of engagement has gotten a bit foggy. The Taliban were not an ‘enemy state,’ but the Canadian Forces conducted its operations in Afghanistan as though the rules of war applied anyway.”

― Terry Glavin

“Necessity is the strongest of things, for it rules everything.”

― Thales

“The Ultimate Warrior was explosive, confident, heroic, and ready to get into battle. He was a character who had his own set of rules.”

― The Ultimate Warrior

“Breaking accepted rules does bring people together.”

― Theodore Zeldin

“The concept of doing something with child benefit, of changing the rules around child benefit, is something that has been being discussed for some time.”

― Theresa May

“Sham marriages have been widespread; people have been allowed to settle in Britain without being able to speak English; and there have not been rules in place to stop migrants becoming a burden on the taxpayer. We are changing all of that.”

― Theresa May

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.”

― Thomas A. Edison

“The spirit of house music, electronic music, in the beginning was to break the rules, to do things in many different ways.”

― Thomas Bangalter

“There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between.”

― Thomas Beecham

“Party and ideology routinely trump institutional interests and responsibilities. Regular order – the set of rules, norms and traditions designed to ensure a fair and transparent process – was the first casualty. The results: No serious deliberation. No meaningful oversight of the executive. A culture of corruption.”

― Thomas E. Mann

“Disguise our bondage as we will, ‘Tis woman, woman, rules us still.”

― Thomas Moore

“Never bend the rules. You bend the rules a little bit and then it’s a slippery slope.”

― Thomas Peterffy

“The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.”

― Thomas Reid

“If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.”

― Thomas Sowell

“My first reaction to playing at Coachella was like a kid who has no idea of the rules. I just wanted to go have a jam session with my friends. I didn’t get that we couldn’t just jump on one another’s stages while they were performing!”

― Thundercat

“I don’t get to live by different rules. The same boundaries that apply to everyone apply to me.”

― Tiger Woods

“I don’t make any rules.”

― Tiger Woods

“AR is going to play such an infinite role in our lives that we have to establish clear ground rules respecting everyone’s rights. That means open platform and open ecosystems and protections that put user privacy first.”

― Tim Sweeney

“Open platforms encourage innovation. Whenever you have a closed platform, a monopoly on commerce, and all these platform rules, it stifles innovation.”

― Tim Sweeney

“Psychologism holds that logical assertions are percolations of brains. Thus logic is a set of rules for how healthy brains operate. Aside from the infinite regress of a brain determining whether a brain is healthy, we have the infinite regress of the idea ‘All concepts are brain percolations’ being itself a brain percolation, on its own terms.”

― Timothy Morton

“Seeking the good is not primarily about rules and commandments.”

― Timothy Radcliffe

“You’re not allowed to step out of whatever the rules are, politically, or socially, and they’ll get you for it, they’ll hunt you down. That’s the really frightening thing.”

― Timothy West

“’State’ can be a word that is a noun or a verb or an adverb – it’s kind of why I chose that title. It’s not to confound the audience but to keep me from painting myself into a cul-de-sac in the early stages of making a record by having too high concept or having some really strict set of rules I have to adhere to.”

― Todd Rundgren

“All video games are games, obviously. They’re designed. They’re digital. They have rules; they give an audience some type of vicarious experience.”

― Tom Bissell

“Books and movies are different art forms with different rules. And because of that, they never translate exactly.”

― Tom Clancy

“In some cities, McDonald’s rules, but Seattle is ruled by teriyaki joints.”

― Tom Douglas

“Whenever you go on TV, there are so many checks and balances; it’s a big business with a lot of rules. Stand-up is intimate and the freest, most lawless place I’ve ever been able to go.”

― Tom Green

“When we go to Congress, there are strict rules about what I can be involved with and what I can’t be involved with when it comes to business relationships and business operations.”

― Tom Reed

“There’s just no doubt in my mind – under any set of rules – water boarding is torture.”

― Tom Ridge

“Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice.”

― Tom Robbins

“I found that the more I’d done Shakespeare, and the more I trusted my instincts and applied the same rules you would apply to any scene, the closer I got to how it’s meant to be acted.”

― Tom Sturridge

“A majority of senators should be able to adopt rules at the beginning of each Congress.”

― Tom Udall

“Government is not a human institution. It is a divine institution that humans are to run on His behalf. When they create their own rules, then they become against the creator and what He intended for government to do.”

― Tony Evans

“If the rules aren’t going to protect the integrity of the game, then they’re wrong.”

― Tony Finau

“I don’t believe that one should have one-size-fits-all moral rules for international political action.”

― Tony Judt

“I’d like to be remembered as someone that lived life by his own rules with no regrets.”

― Travie McCoy

“Companies need to have rules – that’s a given – but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order.”

― Travis Bradberry

“There are a lot of rules in cities that were designed to protect a particular incumbent, but not to move a city’s constituents, a city’s citizens, and the city itself, forward. And that’s a problem.”

― Travis Kalanick

“My golden rules for looking good are to moisturise to ridiculousness with a really rich moisturiser. And I always take my make-up off before going to bed.”

― Twiggy

“I didn’t know that there were many rules in music when I first started writing.”

― Tyler Joseph

“The thing about using other people’s money is they’re going to set the rules.”

― Tyler Perry

“He who has the gold makes the rules.”

― Tyler Perry

“There’s something about somebody who does something special in the UFC that they’re allotted certain freedoms and wiggle room around the rules. I’m just not in that category. So if I want to fight Georges St-Pierre or Nick Diaz or Nate Diaz, then it’s all the hooplah and all the talk about it.”

― Tyron Woodley

“If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.”

― Ulysses S. Grant

“There are some things that are under our control, and that is to ensure that we ourselves follow sound macroeconomic stability rules.”

― Urjit Patel

“There’s so much that we just accept, but the reasons behind how certain rules came to be are so fascinating and funny, it just increases your affection for language.”

― Ursula Dubosarsky

“We must have the time to create strict rules so that property is not sold by Communist managers for a low price. They often get payments under the table to sell to the first bidder. This does not build public support for a market economy.”

― Vaclav Klaus

“What we want is to establish the rules of a market economy – not to plan its outcome.”

― Vaclav Klaus

“It’s a courageous thing to do something that doesn’t have rules or limits.”

― Vanessa Paradis

“As per the age-old Customs and Central Excise Rules 1967, a person is allowed to carry only Rs 20,000 worth of gold.”

― Vayalar Ravi

“I’m disregarding all the rules I’ve seen as people approach writing music. I’m trying to break them.”

― Verite

“It is a point where our old models must be discarded and a new reality rules.”

― Vernor Vinge

“In history, one gathers clues like a detective, tries to present an honest account of what most likely happened, and writes a narrative according to what we know and, where we aren’t absolutely sure, what might be most likely to have happened, within the generally accepted rules of evidence and sources.”

― Victor Davis Hanson

“There are no rules, no models; rather, there are no rules other than the general laws of Nature.”

― Victor Hugo

“I conduct business, not dependent of public sentiment, but according to the rules of fair business.”

― Victor Pinchuk

“There is no breach of European rules committed by companies from Romania or on Romanian territory.”

― Victor Ponta

“The best records are not perfect. They don’t sound digital or like someone applied rules.”

― Victoria Monet

“Revision has its own peculiar pleasures and its own peculiar frustrations. The ground rules are already established; the characters already exist. You don’t have to bring the characters to life, but you do have to make them more convincing.”

― Vikram Seth

“We are protecting Europe according to European rules that say borders can be crossed only in certain areas in a controlled way and after registration.”

― Viktor Orban

“We’ve been a bit too defensive about the European Union rules. We don’t want to become protectionist and nationalist in the way we buy things but we think we could do a lot more to promote British business through procurement.”

― Vince Cable

“Housing associations have fingered the fact that they cannot use their assets as liquidity due to Bank of England rules unlike their continental equivalents. This has emerged to be one of the main bottlenecks to getting investment going in the U.K. It is a Bank of England issue.”

― Vince Cable

“Although the FCC has tried to introduce net neutrality rules to avoid abusive practices like favoring your own services over others, they have struggled because there has been more than one court case in which it was asserted the FCC didn’t have the authority to punish ISPs for abusing their control over the broadband channel.”

― Vint Cerf

“Love begets love, love knows no rules, this is same for all.”

― Virgil

“Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.”

― Virginia Satir

“Politicians remain in power although they violate the rules.”

― Vitali Klitschko

“It takes someone like Ram Gopal Varma to change the norms, bend the rules, shake convention, and come up with something like ‘Road.’”

― Vivek Oberoi

“A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.”

― Vivek Wadhwa

“You need to put drones under control; you need to lay out certain rules of engagement in order to prevent or minimize collateral casualties. It is extremely important.”

― Vladimir Putin

“The citizens of Puerto Rico pay taxes with no representation every day, because Puerto Rico is not a state. And the rules only became more confusing the more I looked into them during my time there.”

― W. Kamau Bell

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”

― W. Somerset Maugham

“There are not many companies in China that dare to say in public, ‘We don’t offer bribes’, or companies that operate only by market rules.”

― Wang Jianlin

“Gamers both demand and deserve novelty. They need something new. As a game developer, one of my rules is there will be at least one thing in every game that I worked on that no one on the planet has seen before.”

― Warren Spector

“Live one day at a time emphasizing ethics rather than rules.”

― Wayne Dyer

“Take the complications, rules, shoulds, musts, have tos, and so on out of your life. By uncomplicating your life and removing the trivial pursuits that occupy so much of it, you open a channel for the genius within you to emerge.”

― Wayne Dyer

“Books such as ‘The Rules’ and ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ need to go out of the window.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“Enforcement is a very important part of the administration strategy. We think that even our friendly nations should live by the rules, and if they don’t, we will intend to enforce things against them.”

― Wilbur Ross

“The rules of origin in NAFTA need some tightening. Rules of origin are what let material outside of NAFTA to come in and benefit from all the taxes and tariff reductions within NAFTA.”

― Wilbur Ross

“Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.”

― Wilkie Collins

“Adele Adkins’ retro-soul debut, ’19’, was striking less for her songs than for that voice: a voluptuous, slightly parched alto that swooped and fluttered like a Dusty Springfield student trying to upstage her teacher, or at least update the rules.”

― Will Hermes

“Rules that are not stringently upheld are more likely to get broken.”

― Will Hurd

“When you come into the industry as an outsider, you need to have an entrepreneurial spirit to succeed. In Hollywood, it’s very clear that you either play by the rules or make up your own. And I wanted to do it my way.”

― Will Packer

“We follow the rules laid out in the Bible for running our church.”

― William Brewster

“We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.”

― William Golding

“There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.”

― William Hazlitt

“Rules and models destroy genius and art.”

― William Hazlitt

“Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.”

― William Hazlitt

“Don’t have rules, taboos, or limits.”

― William Klein

“I believe God rules all by his divine providence and that the stars by his permission are instruments.”

― William Lilly

“If people suspect their Cattle Bewitched, if they be great Cattle, make the twelfth house their ascendant, and the eleventh their twelfth house, and vary your Rules with Judgment.”

― William Lilly

“If we don’t set the rules for commerce in the Asia-Pacific region, China will.”

― William M. Daley

“In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people… and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.”

― William Robertson Smith

“I’m just unique. I do my own thing. I live by my own rules.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“Oxfam believes that any global talks to reform tax rules must include all countries, including the poorest.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“Rather than working for all, power and public policy is increasingly influenced by wealthy elites that are able to bend the rules – and hijack democratic institutions – to their favour.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“A global tax body would give all countries – not just the rich and powerful – an equal say in how the global rules on taxation are designed.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“Some rules are there for a reason – but it’s one thing to have a rule that protects and another to have rules that stifle.”

― Winnie Harlow

“I had a list of 10 rules when we started ‘Strong Island,’ and one of them was, ‘Yance will never appear on camera with sync sound.’”

― Yance Ford

“In China, the rules of the market are not always that transparent. So it’s very hard. Also, the national TV networks are all owned by the government, so our shows are subject to censorship by the networks. Every now and then, we are told that certain subjects cannot be talked about. There are frustrations.”

― Yang Lan

“Berlin has traditionally backed a rules-based eurozone in which every member state is responsible for its own finances, including bank bailouts, with political union limited to a fiscal overlord’s possessing veto power over national budgets that violate the rules.”

― Yanis Varoufakis

“If you write genre fiction, you follow the rules, and you have to follow them because readers expect that.”

― Yann Martel

“There must be more rigorous enforcement of rules promoting transparency in the international banking and financial systems, especially more stringent KYC rules on customer identity, source of wealth, and even country of origin.”

― Yemi Osinbajo

“The people who critique me are the people who don’t know about the sport. They don’t really know about the rules of MMA. They aren’t a real fan or follower of the sport, or they’re just people who like to talk.”

― Yoel Romero

“’The Lobster’ is very particular, and we did need to create a very specific world with specific rules so the whole premise would work.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Having rules means that sometimes people break them, and that means punishment.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Whenever a film doesn’t follow to the letter the preset strict conventional rules of today’s commercial cinema, it’s considered weird.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Europe’s budget plans are better designed: countries from France to Greece are raising retirement ages; others, from Britain to Germany, have created new organisations and rules to encourage fiscal probity. But Europe risks overkill.”

― Zanny Minton Beddoes

“Governments need to lay out a credible path to reducing their deficits in the medium term, but without excessively enfeebling an already weak recovery. That means raising retirement ages and overhauling pensions; putting in place the budget rules and institutions that will curb future profligacy; and favouring spending cuts over tax increases.”

― Zanny Minton Beddoes

“I’m digging Batman. I’m digging that balance, that duality. He’s always on the edge and trying to balance himself within the rules of what’s lawful and justice, and being Bruce Wayne and being Batman.”

― Ziggy Marley

“Shakespeare showed me that once I understand the rules, I can break them.”

― Zoe Wanamaker
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