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Famous people feel that they must perpetually be on the crest of the wave, not realising that it is against all the rules of life. You can't be on top all the time, it isn't natural.
Olivia De Havilland
I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don't criticize a teammate. Never be late.
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.
Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
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.
For my senior prom, my father finally said I could go - as long as I was home by 9 P.M.! That was around the time that most people were heading out. When I was little I was so mad at them all the time. 'Why can't I do this?' 'Why are there so many rules?' But looking back now, my parents gave me the foundation to have so many choices in life.
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
Martin H. Fischer
Integrity has no need of rules.
Principles and rules are intended to provide a thinking man with a frame of reference.
Carl von Clausewitz
A key ingredient in innovation is the ability to challenge authority and break rules.
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
I want people to understand that from the minute Lady Gaga arrived, she created a new set of rules: being different is good; embrace it.
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.
Ulysses S. Grant
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddam rules.
Taken as a whole, Europe's share of world output is projected to fall by almost a third in the next two decades. This is the competitiveness challenge - and much of our weakness in meeting it is self-inflicted. Complex rules restricting our labour markets are not some naturally occurring phenomenon.
The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.
A style is the consequence of recurrent habits, restraints, or rules invented or inherited, written or overheard, intuitive or preconceived.
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.
I know what women look good in. I don't think the rules ever change.
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.
Smart, well-meaning people get it wrong when they start believing that the world owes them something and that the rules are different for them.
The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions.
In football, like in life, you must learn to play within the rules of the game.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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