„The knight's song and direction
I found new, but not confused;
He left our path,
but strode strongly and confidently.
When you want to evaluate, according to rules, something which doesn't follow your rules,
You have to forget your own ways,
And seek out its rules!“
Original: (de) Des Ritters Lied und Weise,
sie fand ich neu, doch nicht verwirrt;
verliess er unsre Gleise,
schritt er doch fest und unbeirrt.
Wollt ihr nach Regeln messen,
was nicht nach eurer Regeln Lauf,
der eignen Spur vergessen,
sucht davon erst die Regeln auf!
Source: Quotes from his operas, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hans Sachs, Act 1, Scene 3
„Who rules you, nomads? Do you answer to someone's will besides your own? Are you free to choose your own path, or will the Volturi decide how you will live?
"I came to witness. I stay to fight. The Volturi care nothing for the death of a child. They seek the death of our free will.“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Garrett, p. 719
Twilight series, Breaking Dawn (2008)
„Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have. The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, it results in confusion, fear, and retreat. […] The third rule is: Whenever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.“
— Saul D. Alinsky American community organizer and writer 1909 - 1972
Source: Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (1971), p. 126–127
— Jared Leto American actor and musician 1971
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
Remarks by el-Sisi during a military conference (28 April 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC93fn9s3-c.
— E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937
Country Town Sayings (1911), p49.
— Michael Crichton American author, screenwriter, film producer 1942 - 2008
Environmentalism as a Religion (2003)
Context: The notion that the natural world obeys its own rules and doesn't give a damn about your expectations comes as a massive shock... it will demand that you adapt to it — and if you don't, you die. It is a harsh, powerful, and unforgiving world, that most urban westerners have never experienced.
Source: No Country for Old Men (2005)
„You told me what the first rule of wisdom is," I said. "What is the second rule?"
"That can be answered," he said. "There are five in all. Always ask any questions that are to be asked and never answer any. Turn everything you hear to your own advantage. Always carry a repair outfit. Take left turns as much as possible. Never apply your front brake first…If you follow them," said the Sergeant, "you will save your soul and you will never get a fall on a slippy road.“
The Third Policeman (1967)
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
Erika Jayne interview to Interview Magazine https://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/drinks-real-housewife-erika-jayne (2018)
„The problem is that women try to dress like celebrities whose shape they just don't have. When you emulate someone else's dress sense with a different body shape it just doesn't work. And when you look bad, your confidence dips. Our advice is to go shopping armed with our body shape rules.“
— Trinny Woodall English fashion advisor and designer, television presenter and author 1964
As quoted in "Mistresses of the makeover" by Cathrin Schaer in New Zealand Herald (25 February 2008)
— Terry Goodkind American novelist 1948
Quotes from the Books
— Alison Lurie American novelist and academic 1926
The History Man (1975)
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910