Rules Quotes

I did not know that the rules about these things were different if you were female. I did not know that "poetess" was an insult, and that I myself would some day be called one. I did not know that to be told I had transcended my gender would be considered a compliment. I didn't know yet that black was compulsory. All of that was in the future. When I was sixteen, it was simple. Poetry existed; therefore it could be written; and nobody had told me yet the many, many reasons why it could not be written by me.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.

Saul David Alinsky

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

John Madden

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules and realities of the game and do it by watching first some high school or small-town teams.

Jacques Barzun

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

Douglas Bader

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

Although the masters make the rules for the wise men and the fools, I've got nothing, Ma,

Bob Dylan

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.

Robert Graves

Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.

Michel De Montaigne

Do not be surprised when those who ignore the rules of grammar also ignore the law. After all, the law is just so much grammar.

Robert Brault

Forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.

Melinda Haynes

For you to ask advice on the rules of love is no better than to ask advice on the rules of madness.

Terence

The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.

William Temple

The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.

Carol Moseley Braun

Look, all this is about is utilizing the rules of the Senate, using a majority of the senators, to make sure that we get health reform done. We cannot wait another day.

Barbara Boxer

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