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Promise Almost

The rules are all in a sixty-four-page pamphlet by Aristotle called 'Poetics.' It was written almost three thousand years ago, but I promise you, if something is wrong with what you're writing, you've probably broken one of Aristotle's rules.

- Aaron Sorkin

About Youngsters

The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption. Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies.

- Adam Arkin

Control Supreme

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

Bad Dad

When I was a teenager, I was an umpire for a competitive league for 8- to 9-year-olds. I was really bad at it because I didn't know all the rules, and all these kids were better athletes than me. I made a bad call, and this dad snapped on me. Then he dumped his trash from his cooler, and I had to kick him out of the stands.

- Adam DeVine

Express Learned

I learned that music should be fun and should be a way to express yourself - that there aren't really any rules.

- Agnes Obel

Take Well

I don't take well to rules.

- Aidy Bryant

Very I Write

I write on a very strict 2-hour-a-day schedule, and I really respond to structure and invented rules. So even if I'm finding out good information on a character, I will stop when I'm set to stop.

- Aimee Bender

Stick Rely

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

- Akshay Kumar

Fairness Some

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

- Al Green

Within Kind

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

Thinking I Remember

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

- Alanis Morissette

Integrity Need

Integrity has no need of rules.

- Albert Camus

Other Fed

In no way am I demeaning writing or any other form of art because it's popular. What I'm saying is that anything fed into the industrial machinery to comply with rules of size and length and shelf-life has a hard time surviving as art.

- Alberto Manguel

Think Apply

I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny... To me, those are people who think the rules don't apply to them.

- Alec Baldwin

Creativity Sleep

If you have rules, you let creativity sleep.

- Alessandro Michele

Love Come

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

- Alessandro Michele

Suits Why

I have a lot of suits, but I'm not the kind of person who looks good in a suit. Suits are too serious for me. They are better if you can break the rules, so that's why I always try to add something crazy to them.

- Alessandro Michele

Put Companies

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

Basketball Lot

There're a lot of rules to basketball.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Country Inhabitants

The wastefulness of indiscriminate plunder impoverishes a country, while it adds nothing to the support of the army; policy, as well as humanity to the inhabitants, dictates that all levies should be made according to established rules, and under the charge of discreet and competent officers.

- Ambrose Burnside

Know Songwriting

I don't really know that there's any real rules for songwriting.

- Amos Lee

Football Australian

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

Born More

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

Young I Think

I think parents are probably really excited for their kids and want to give them everything. But there should be a limit on how much you give your kids. Because kids are quite creative, especially at a young age when they don't really know what rules are.

- Ann Makosinski

React Laws

I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion.

- Anne Parillaud

Clouds Whole

As civilisation advances, the deities lessen in number, the divine powers become concentrated more and more in one Being, and God rules over the whole earth, maketh the clouds his chariot, and reigns above the waterfloods as a king.

- Annie Besant

Dancing Many Levels

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

Good Top

If you want to make people dance, you need to follow certain rules. Build-ups and breaks and stuff. I like to be free. On top of it all, I never really felt that I'm good at making fat-sounding dance tracks.

- Apparat

Sometimes Feel

The truth is that I'm an idiot. I am. I don't do things by the rules sometimes. I say things that I probably shouldn't say. I push buttons. I deserve to be made fun of. And I feel like, as soon as you can make fun of something, it instantly removes the fear.

- Ashton Kutcher

Weird Mean

I'm not a diva, and I'm not mean to people or have weird rules.

- Charli XCX

Myself Proud

I was so proud of my team and myself for changing the rules of the fashion industry.

- Chiara Ferragni

Which Same Thing

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

Unspoken Your

In society, we have these unspoken rules of conduct, these 'shoulds.' Even though we pride ourselves on being a democracy, there are all these ways we say you 'should' behave. But what if you're living your life by the 'shoulds' and you're not really living your life?

- Chris Noth

Been Providing

4chan is a framework of pictures and text. I've always been extremely hands-off with dictating what gets posted, past general categories and rules. I support providing a place to discuss anything, although I don't agree with everything that's posted.

- Christopher Poole

Art Works

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

- Claude Debussy

Had Accomplishing

I've only had two rules: Do all you can and do it the best you can. It's the only way you ever get that feeling of accomplishing something.

- Colonel Sanders

Engagement Totally

The rules of engagement are totally different when you're on the homefront.

- Corey Hawkins

High Achiever

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

- Daniel Greenberg

Art Unpleasant

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

God Sustainable

A religion without rules or God isn't sustainable.

- David Harsanyi

Jazz I Think

Jazz music should be inclusive. Smooth jazz to me rules out a certain kind of drama and a certain tension that I think all music needs. Especially jazz music, since improvising is one of the cornerstones of what jazz is. And when you smooth it out, you take all the drama out of it.

- David Sanborn

Beatles Set

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

Actual Worlds

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

Rather Recognized

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

About Developments

In Holland, every Monday evening my creative team meets to discuss fresh new ideas. We try to look at what's happening in the world. Are there trends? Are there new developments we should be aware of? And regularly we heard that people are uncertain about the future. People are sick and tired of the rules and regulations.

- John de Mol, Jr.

Affordable Care Act

No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, states are making progress in developing strategies to provide more access to quality health care coverage.

- John Hickenlooper

Depend Societies

Societies depend on agreed rules.

- John Maynard Smith

Play Refuse

I simply refuse to play by the rules.

- John McAfee

Some Mainly

'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

Save Rule

Under the common law, one of the more controversial rules is the 'no duty to rescue rule' that says that, if you were not responsible for placing someone in danger or risk, you have no obligation to help them, even when it would cost little to save their life.

- Jonathan Turley

Literature Own

Literature invents its own rules.

- Joseph Brodsky

Level Purely

I'm a believer in just open, free-form creativity, and you never know the surprises that life has in store, and that, purely on a creative level, there's no such thing as rules.

- Josh Trank

Retirement Your

You, your employer and your plan's investment managers fail to follow even the most basic rules of investing. You overtrade, chase performance, do not think long term. All of you - All Of You - have done a horrible job managing your retirement plans.

- Barry Ritholtz

American Turn

I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.

- Grover Cleveland

Play Interesting

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

- Ben Schnetzer

Brought Just Kind

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

Want Movie

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 Use

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

Own Other

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


I have rules for everything.

- Hans Vestberg


Science rules!

- Bill Nye

Sort Incorrect

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 Walsh

Records Formats

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

- Billie Joe Armstrong

Facebook Sure

Facebook is weird. They have all of these seemingly random rules that I'm sure make sense to them, but don't make sense to me or any people.

- Billy Eichner

Secret Use

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

- Herbert Simon

Been Submit

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

Dad Moved

I was who I was in high school in accordance with the rules of conduct for a normal person, like obeying your mom and dad. Then I got out of high school and moved out of the house, and I just started, for lack of a better term, running free.

- Iggy Pop

Sometimes Feel

Where I'm from, we don't do the kiss-on-the-cheek thing. Sometimes we can feel a bit awkward in England. Someone needs to let me know what the rules are because I don't want to be rude. I need a little more etiquette coaching.

- Brittany Howard

Notes Been

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

Book Movie

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

- J. Michael Straczynski

Change Like

We just can't change the rules if we don't like the results.

- Candice S. Miller

1930s Pop Songs

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

- Carlene Carter

Excited Valentine

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

Injustice Values

The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline.

- Jacob Bronowski

Skin Use

Take care of yourself by eating right, sleeping right, and exercising regularly! These are the only rules I swear by. If you follow this religiously and use the right products, your skin and hair will thank you.

- Jacqueline Fernandez

Love New

Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.

- Caroline Knapp

Down Rural

'The Talk-Funny Girl' opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.

- Carolyn See

Love I Can

I love all board games, actually, apart from backgammon. I can never remember the rules.

- Jamie Hince

Nothing Them

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

- Diane Johnson

Some Your

Many women get involved with a man that you pretty much know isn't suitable and you're kind of breaking your rules, but he's attractive in some unknown way. And then he doesn't even realize what a sacrifice you're making by being with him and he dumps you!

- Janet Fitch

Bad Judgement

I mean one of the basic rules when you're acting is that you mustn't stand in judgement on a character, you mustn't say Hitler was a bad man because you can't act in that way.

- Janet Suzman

Mistake Pay

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

Follow Trend

People who follow all the rules and chase every trend tend to get forgotten - they look great, but they're not as memorable.

- Dita Von Teese

Allow Regulatory

There are over 170,000 pages of regulations in Washington, D.C. I want to streamline the rules in the federal government to basically allow businesses to grow without fear of burdensome federal regulations. That's a passion to me, regulatory reform.

- Jason T. Smith

Routine Like

I don't like routine and I don't like rules.

- Dominique McElligott

Own Make Up

The people who succeed are those who are aware of the rules; they respect the rules. But they make up their own rules. They create for creative sake.

- Donna Lynne Champlin

Abuse Republic

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

- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Remembered Break

You are remembered for the rules you break.

- Douglas MacArthur

Back About

It's one of the worst-kept secrets of family life that all parents have a preferred son or daughter, and the rules for acknowledging it are the same everywhere: The favored kids recognize their status and keep quiet about it - the better to preserve the good thing they've got going and to keep their siblings off their back.

- Jeffrey Kluger

Works Contribute

Everything that works on the Internet depends on a lot of people collaborating, but there's also these rules that you see across all the really successful platforms. Many, many, many more people consume the information or benefit from the information than actually contribute the information.

- Jennifer Pahlka

Bit Staying

I am a bit of a control freak. If I get married, my wife isn't going out. No way. She's staying at home. She's not going out to clubs without me. I've already decided the rules, whoever she is.

- Jermain Defoe

Your Around

Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don't join writer's clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing's changed.

- Jerry Pournelle

Bankruptcy Restrict

Restrict bankruptcy rules.

- Jerry Weller

Own Set

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

- Jillionaire

Process Singer

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

Black History Book

There was a manifesto in the late '60s/early '70s, and it basically laid out what 'black art' was and that it should embrace black history and black culture. There were all these rules - I was shocked, when I found it in a book, that it even existed, that it would demarcate these artists.

- Kara Walker

Through Before

There is all the difference in the world between departure from recognised rules by one who has learned to obey them, and neglect of them through want of training or want of skill or want of understanding. Before you can be eccentric you must know where the circle is.

- Ellen Terry

You Obey

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

- Katharine Hepburn

Focus Changes

You don't need to stick to tough rules or overnight changes; you need not rely on hardcore discipline that makes you hate your life. You need only focus on progress, not perfection. Lean in to the process of losing weight, and it will happen easily.

- Kathy Freston

Love Bit

Clothes are my drug. I love Camden market - I have so many vintage pieces from there it's unbelievable. Clothes are really important to me, they give me that feeling of happiness. I love being a bit free with it all and not giving myself rules.

- Kaya Scodelario