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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.
Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them either. They keep you.
Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules, I came back year after year.
I don't have to play by these rules or do these things... I can actually have my own kind of version.
I was very pushed to look a certain way and act a certain way, and it wasn't me, but I played by their rules to get my foot in the door.
Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.
I was a good kid. My parents laid rules out for me, and I followed them.
I don't make any rules.
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.
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
Ulysses S. Grant
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
William Howard Taft
I'm not defined by where I came from. I never took part in the rules and hatred that sometimes go along with religion. But if my parents are happy with what they believe, then I'm happy to stay out of their way. We agree to disagree.
Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Sometimes with 'The New Yorker,' they have grammar rules that just don't feel right in my mouth.
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.
I can never do better than Fawlty Towers whatever I do. Now I very much want to teach young talent some rules of the game.
The moment rules over everything.
At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules.
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.
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
The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.
It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.
Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
The hardest thing about being in this business is just being able to be yourself. People act like there's this one set of rules to follow to be a pop star and I think, 'Well, you say I'm a pop star, so maybe that's not true.'
I just like playing with makeup and clothes - so I really don't feel like there are rules, and if there are rules, then I think it's up to you to break them.
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.
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.
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