Rules Quotes

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.

Mary Lou Cook

In the field one has to face a chaos of facts, some of which are so small that they seem insignificant; others loom so large that they are hard to encompass with one synthetic glance. But in this crude form they are not scientific facts at all; they are absolutely elusive, and can be fixed only by interpretation, by seeing them sub specie aeternitatis, by grasping what is essential in them and fixing this. Only laws and gerneralizations are scientific facts, and field work consists only and exclusively in the interpretation of the chaotic social reality, in subordinating it to general rules.

Bronislaw Malinowski

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection . . .

Edward Weston

Imagination rules the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.

George Orwell

Globalization has gone wrong, as it has no rules. Multinationals are almost above the law. They are so huge they are bigger than governments.

Dick Smith

I think fashion is about suspense and surprise and fantasy. It’s not about rules.

Wolfgang Joop

To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humour of a scholar

Francis Bacon

Logic teaches rules for presentation, not thinking.

Mason Cooley

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun

Katherine Hepburn

Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn't move, kick it until it does.

Phil Woosnam

Baseball needs to put the steroids era behind it by having and enforcing tough rules against all kinds of artificial advantages, so that spring can return.

Marvin Olasky

Not to be bound by rules, but to be creating one's own rules--this is the kind of life which Zen is trying to have us live.

D. T. Suzuki

Fancy rules over two thirds of the universe, the past, and future, while reality is confined to the present

Jean Paul Richter

Information on the Internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversation at a bar.

George Lundberg

Force rules the world, and not opinion; but opinion is that which makes use of force

Blaise Pascal

For the hand that rocks the cradle - Is the hand that rules the world

William Ross Wallace

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

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.

Chinese Proverb

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

Otto von Bismarck

Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.

Joss Whedon

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go by 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

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

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