Quotes About Rules Of Life

Quotes tagged as "rules-of-life" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Mark Haddon
“Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Leila Sales
“I didn’t know. I feel sometimes like…there are all these rules. Just to be a person. You know? You’re supposed to carry a shoulder bag, not a backpack. You’re supposed to wear headbands, or you’re not supposed to wear headbands. It’s okay to describe yourself as likeable, but it’s not okay to describe yourself as eloquent. You can sit in the front of the school bus, but you can’t sit in the middle. You’re not supposed to be with a boy, even when he wants you to. I didn’t know that. There are so many rules, and they don’t make any sense, and I just can’t learn them all”
Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life

Ilsa J. Bick
“But sticking to rules just because they're there does not make them right. You need to learn when the rules should be broken.”
Ilsa J. Bick, Ashes

Chris Dee
“(Love is the puzzle that) can’t be solved. Catlike, it follows no rules but its own, and only it knows what they are. Also it can change the rules any time it wants, in any way it wants, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.”
Chris Dee, Cat-Tales Book 5

Anne Lamott
“I have these secret pangs of shame about being single, like I wasn't good enough to get a husband. Rita reminded me of something I'd told her once, about the five rules of the world as arrived at by this Catholic priest named Tom Weston. The first rule, he says, is that you must not have anything wrong with you or anything different. The second one is that if you do have something wrong with you, you must get over it as soon as possible. The third rule is that if you can't get over it, you must pretend that you have. The fourth rule is that if you can't even pretend that you have, you shouldn't show up. You should stay home, because it's hard for everyone else to have you around. And the fifth rule is that if you are going to insist on showing up, you should at least have the decency to feel ashamed.
So Rita and I decided that the most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.”
Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“You don't win a game by hitting the ball out of the court.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel's Game

Mark Haddon
“The rule for working out prime numbers is very simple, but no one has ever worked out a simple formula for telling you whether a very big number is a prime number or what the next one will be. […] Prime numbers is what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Janet Fitch
“She was breaking her rules. They weren't stone after all, only small and fragile as paper cranes.... I understood why she held to them so hard. Once you break the first one, they all broke, one by one, like firecrackers exploding in your face in a parking lot on the Fourth of July.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Nilantha Ilangamuwa
“Mr. President, not only are you disastrous for the land, you are the man who must be held responsible for all the sins of the cowards, the cowards who were fooled into electing you as president.”
Nilantha Ilangamuwa, The Naked Power

“At some point we all play by the rules, whether it's the rules of all mankind, the rules of Father who is time, or the rules of nature who is Mother”
Johnnie Dent Jr.

“If you hesitate to learn from others, you will never learn anything new.”
Raaz Ojha

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I am a queen because I know why how to govern myself.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Those who lack administration refuse codes, rules and laws. And those who refuse codes, rules and laws are considered delinquent. Delinquency is one of the children of mental disorders. While religion is set of codes, rules and laws; so those denying religion are psychotic. Atheists are psychotic.”
Junaid e Mustafa

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