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The Sopranos TV - George Carlin - Wall Street 1987 - ZeroZeroZero TV - Craig Ferguson - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV - Star Trek: Voyager TV - Jim Al-Khalili TV – Pulp Fiction 1994 - William Golding & Lord of the Flies 1963 - Joseph Addison - Joshua Reynolds - The Ten Commandments 2006 - Boardwalk Empire TV - They Shoot Horses Don't They? 1969 - Angels With Dirty Faces 1938 - The Transporter 2002 - Brazil 1985 - The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 - The Rules of Drinking: Timeshift TV - Mick Jackson & A Very British Coup 1988 - Banksy - Proverbs & Slogans - Katharine Hepburn - Gomorrah TV - Rumpole of the Bailey TV - Thomas Jefferson - The Office US TV - Henry David Thoreau - Robert Bringhurst - Lewis Carroll - Richard Dawkins - Gene Tunney - Robert Tressell – Robot Overlords 2015 - Panic in Needle Park 1971 - Andrew Marr TV – Logan Lucky 2017 - Gotti: The Rise and Fall of a Real Life Media Don 1996 - Mesrine: Killer Instinct 2008 - Live By Night 2016 - The Big Lebowski 1998 - House of Cards US 2013-2018 - Trailer Park Boys 2001-2018 - Fargo 2014 - Stacey Dooley TV -    

 

 

18,952.  We bend more rules than the Catholic Church.  (Gangs US: New Jersey & Mafia & Mafia: US & Rules & Catholicism)   The Sopranos s4e4: The Weight  Johnny Sack

 

 

323.  I have certain rules I live by.  My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.  (Government & Rules & Belief & Disbelief)  George Carlin

 

 

78,680.  I don’t like to think of laws as rules you have to follow, but more as suggestions.  (Law & Rules)  George Carlin

 

 

75,164.  I create nothing.  I own.  We make the rules.  (Company & Create & Rules)  Wall Street 1987 starring Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen & Daryl Hannah & Martin Sheen & John C McGinley & Terence Stamp & James Karen & Hal Holbrook & Sean Young & James Spader et al, Gordon Gecko

 

 

138,168.  Rules are not laws.  Laws are for cowards.  Rules are for men.  That’s why we have rules of honour.  (Gangs: Italy & Rules & Honour)  ZeroZeroZero I: The Shipment, Sky Atlantic 2020, Mexican sellers

 

 

2,980.  The Universe is very, very big.  It also loves a paradox.  For example, it has some extremely strict rules.  Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever.  Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun.  It is an absolute rule.  Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies.

 

Rule number two: Everything lasts forever.  (Universe & Rules)  Craig Ferguson, Between the Bridge and the River 

 

 

24,912.  There are rules, Garak.  Even in a war.  (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine & Rules & War)  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Rocks and Shoals s6e2, O’Brien

 

 

25,190.  This appears to be a region of space that doesn’t have many rules.  (Star Trek: Voyager & Rules)  Star Trek: Voyager: Alliances s2e14,  Janeway in briefing room

 

 

25,696.  Anyone who agrees to play by our rules: no killing, no stealing, and no giving up.  (Star Trek: Voyager & Rules)  Star Trek: Voyager: The Void s7e15, Janeway to Chakotay & Tuvok

 

 

4,310.  The wonders of creation are derived from the simplest of rules.  (Humanity & Rules)  Professor Jim Al-Khalili, The Secret Life of Chaos BBC

 

 

48,188.  Don’t fuck with another man’s vehicle – it’s against the rules.  (Car & Rules)  Pulp Fiction 1994 ***** starring Uma Thurman & John Travolta & Samuel L Jackson & Harvey Keitel & Tim Roth & Amanda Plummer & Maria de Medeiros & Ving Rhames & Eric Stoltz & Rosanna Arquette & Bruce Willis & Christopher Walken et al, director Quentin Tarantino, Vincent

 

 

8,859.  You’ve got to have rules and obey them.  After all we’re not savages.  We’re English.  And the English are best at everything.  So we’ll have lots of rules.  (Children & Rules)  William Golding, The Lord of the Flies

 

 

20,648.  The rules.  You’re breaking the rules.  Because the rules are the only thing we’ve got.  (GBH Films & Rules & Boys)  Lord of the Flies 1963 starring James Aubrey & Tom Chapin & Hugh Edwards & Roger elwin & Tom Gaman & David Surtees & Simon Surtees & Nicholas Hammond et al, director Peter Brook, Ralph

 

 

9,804.  There is sometimes a greater judgement shewn in deviating from the rules of art than in adhering to them, and ... There is more beauty in the works of a great genius who is ignorant of all the rules of art than in the works of a little genius who not only knows but scrupulously observes them.  (Art & Rules)  Joseph Addison

 

 

11,409.  Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.  (Art & Rules)  Joshua Reynolds, Discourses on Art December 1769

 

 

12,054.  This God is too fond of rules.  (Moses & Ten Commandments & God & Rules)  The Ten Commandments 2006 ABC mini-series starring Dougray Scott & Naveen Andrews & Omar Sharif & Linus Roache & Paul Rhys, director Robert Dornhelm, music Randy Edelman,  bloke

 

 

17,222.  I don’t think you even know the rules.  (Gangs US: Atlantic City & Rules)  Boardwalk Empire: Gimcrack & Bunkum s2e5, Nucky to Jimmy

 

 

21,063.  You know the rules – no fights on the floor.  (GBH Films & Rules & Fight & Dance)  They Shoot Horses Don't They? 1969 starring Jane Fonda & Michael Sarrazin & Susannah York & Gig Young & Red Buttons & Bonnie Bedelia & Bruce Dern & Allyn Ann McLerie & Robert Fields & Michael Conrad et al, director Sydney Pollack, bouncer

 

 

21,399.  Are you guys going to play according to the rules or not?  (GBH Films & Rules)  Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 starring James Cagney & Pat O’Brien & Humphrey Bogart & Ann Sheridan & George Bancroft & Billy Halp & Bobby Jordan & Leo Gorcey & Gabriel Dell & Huntz Hall et al, director Michael Curtiz

 

 

21,409.  Rule two: no names.  (GBH Films & Rules)  The Transporter 2002 starring Jason Statham & Shu Qi & Francois Berleand & Matt Schulze & Ric Young et al, directors Cory Yuen & Louis Leterrier,  Statham

 

21,410.  Rule three: never look in the package.  (GBH Films & Rules)  ibid.

 

 

23,643.  Sorry, I’m a bit of a stickler for paperwork.  Where would we be if we didn’t follow the correct procedures?  (Science Fiction Films & Rules & Paperwork)  Brazil 1985 starring Jonathan Pryce & Robert De Niro & Katherine Helmond & Ian Holm & Bob Hoskins & Michael Palin & Kim Griest & Bob Hoskins & Jim Broadbent et al, director Terry Gilliam,   Sam 

 

 

27,039.  Do not speak to me of rules.  This is war.  This is not a game of cricket.  (World War II & Rules & War)  The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 starring Alec Guinness & William Holden & Jack Hawkins & Ann Sears & Sessue Hayakawa & James Donald & Geoffrey Horne & Heihachiro Okawa & Keiichiro Katsumoto et al, director David Lean

 

 

42,984.  This is the story of a nation with a deep love of rules, and an even bigger love of drink.  (Alcohol & Rules)  The Rules of Drinking: Timeshift BBC 2012

 

 

45,376.  If we create our own rules we have a chance.  (Politics & Rules)  Mick Jackson, A Very British Coup 1988 ***** starring Ray McAnally & Alan MacNaughton & Keith Allen & Geoffrey Beavers & Marjorie Yates & Jim Carter & Philip Madoc & Jeremy Young et al; see novel Chris Mullins, Harry at cabinet meeting

 

 

49,451.  The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.  It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.  (Rebel & Rules)  Banksy, Wall and Piece

 

 

56,868.  There is an exception to every rule.  (Proverbs & Rules)  Late 16th century proverb

 

 

87,162.  Those in power have everything to lose by individuals who march to their own rules.  Drudge Report slogan

 

 

73,809.  If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.  (Rules & Fun)  Katharine Hepburn

 

 

74,252.  We make the rules.  And that’s that.  (Gangstas & Rules)  Gomorrah s1e7 woman gangsta

 

 

78,890.  But you must stick to the rules.  You can swear at them, argue your way round them, do your damndest to change them, but if you break them, how the hell are you going to help the other poor [...] who gets into trouble?  (Law & Rules)  Rumpole of the Bailey: Rumpole and the Old Boy Network s3e3, Rumpole to new pupil

 

 

87,163.  State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor.  The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules.  Thomas Jefferson, letter 1787

 

 

102,471.  There are ten rules in business that you need to learn.  Number one: you need to play to win but also have to win to play.  (Office & Rules)  The Office US s2e4: The Fire  

 

 

83,696.  Rule 17: don’t turn your back on bears whom you have wronged or a dominant turkey during mating season.  There are forty rules all Schrute boys must learn before the age of five [sings] ... You’ll be eaten in your sleep – haaachch!  (Office & Rules)  The Office US s5e12: The Duel, Dwight

 

 

87,194.  Any fool can make a rule

And any fool will mind it.  Henry David Thoreau, Journal 14

 

 

87,195.  By all means break the rules, and break them beautifully, deliberately and well.  That is one of the ends for which they exist.  Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style

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