Rules Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about rules
  1. #1
    “Rule Forty-two. All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.”
    Everybody looked at Alice.
    “I’m not a mile high,” said Alice.
    “You are,” said the King.
    “Nearly two miles high,” added the Queen.
    “Well, I sha’n’t go, at any rate,” said Alice; “besides, that’s not a regular rule: you invented it just now.”
    “It’s the oldest rule in the book,” said the King.
    “Then it ought to be Number One,” said Alice.
  2. #2
    “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.”
  3. #3
    “Then Sally and I Did not know what to say. Our mother was out of the house for the day.”
  4. #4
    “So all we could do was to Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! And we did not like it. Not one little bit.”
  5. #5
    “Our one rule besides, Stick together is, Don’t get caught.”
  6. #6
    “I always want to know the things one shouldn’t do.”
    “So as to do them?” asked her aunt.
    “So as to choose.” said Isabel”
  7. #7
    “I mean, it’s sort of exciting isn’t it? Breaking the rules.”
  8. #8
    “You know the rules. No jazz before a rumble.”
  9. #9
    “He should not be here, ” said the fish in the pot. “he should not be here when your mother is not.”
  10. #10
    No. I will remain because I have been accustomed for thirty years to go and take the orderly word of the King, and to have it said to me, ‘Good evening, d’Artagnan,’ with a smile I did not beg for!
  11. #11
    “Even in the world of make-believe there have to be rules. The parts have to be consistent and belong together.”
  12. #12
    “A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.”
  13. #13
    “...and for a moment I thought I loved her. But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires”
  14. #14
    ″‘Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.‘”
    ‘Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.’
    Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it’s a game, all right—I’ll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about it? Nothing. No game.”
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