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Exception Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Exception.

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Related topics: Values

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall,
with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.
- Isaac Stern

Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful,
more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips,
if you take your time.
Reading is not an exception.
- Amos Oz

 

The Soviet Union was an exception, but even there chess players were not rich.
Only Fischer changed that.
- Boris Spassky

Be able to hiccup silently, or at least without alerting
neighbors to your situation.
The first hiccup is an exception.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The puma is, with the exception of some monkeys,
the most playful animal in existence.
- William Henry Hudson

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Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose
with the exception of guppies,
who like to eat theirs.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to
the ordinary rules of morality.
- William Hazlitt

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

It is well to remember that the entire universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- John Andrew Holmes

When the imagination and will power are in conflict,
are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins,
without any exception.
- Emile Coue

Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception,
of humanity.
- Antoine Rivarol

Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies;
they have been the rule in closed societies.
- Lawrence Lessig

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception
than the rule among exceptional men,
not to speak of geniuses.
- Cesare Lombroso

One of the things that upset me was some of the criticism
leveled at Simon and Garfunkel.
I always took exception to it, but actually I agree with a lot of it.
- Paul Simon

With the exception of the New York Times,
Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio,
the rest of the mainstream media has basically been
silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
- Curt Weldon

Why are comedic parts for women the exception,
not the rule?
- Patricia Clarkson

It was pretty much the way that it was when I first read it,
although one exception would be that some ideas that
I had were also incorporated into the script.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

But your questions, which are unanswerable without exception,
all spring from the same erroneous thinking.
- Herman Hesse

The best leaders...
almost without exception and at every level,
are master users of stories and symbols.
- Thomas J. Peters

There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
- James Thurber

As a general rule, I don't plan to travel with my Oscars,
but we may have to make an exception.
- Paul Haggis

You can only govern men by serving them.
The rule is without exception.
- Victor Kiam

Sooner or later a rider will emerge who will win more Tours.
In every sport we have seen how the records eventually
get broken and cycling is no exception.
- Miguel Indurain

I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years.
I'm an exception to the rule.
- Denzel Washington

Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting -
a very personal one.
I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me.
Except diamonds.
That's the exception to the rule.
- Minnie Driver

It is not easy to imagine how little interested a scientist
usually is in the work of any other,
with the possible exception of the teacher who backs
him or the student who honors him.
- Jean Rostand

I am, I think the only surviving member of the original Battle Creek church.
The church was disbanded, with the exception of thirteen members,
in 1870.
- John Harvey Kellogg

There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody
likes to be an exception to the rule.
- Charles Osgood

I've been writing Indian music for a while.
Indian music is about Mother Earth, and mine is no exception.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I have made all my films for my children with the exception
of my first film because my oldest daughter wasn't
born when I was making the film about the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Ken Burns

Their every instinct - and I have to say this is without exception -
is to iron out the bumps,
and It's always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff.
- Adrian Lyne

Every one of my books is written from the viewpoint of cops,
with the exception of my book Killer on the Road,
which is written from the viewpoint of a serial killer.
- James Ellroy

The emitters of the spectral series are without exception single atoms,
not compounds of atoms.
- Johannes Stark

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
- Jane Addams

Yes, but the great thing about all the people -
and I don't think there is any exception -
who I've worked with is they've all been very,
very talented musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

Most Sunday magazines, with the New York Times as an exception,
are kind of sleepy, weekend service vehicles to move living room products.
- David Talbot

Due to the political nature of film,
partisan film making,
especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart,
tend to be the norm, rather than the exception.
- Ben Edwards

I live for playing live.
All my records are live, since After the Gold Rush,
with the exception of Trans and the vocals on Landing on Water.
- Neil Young

As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule,
not the exception.
To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days.
- Gore Vidal

I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work.
In a business where success is an exception and not the rule,
I've mostly been successful.
- Eddie Murphy

How glorious it is - and also how painful -
to be an exception.
- Alfred de Musset

All parties without exception, when they seek for power,
are varieties of absolutism.
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The uneducated person perceives only the individual phenomenon,
the partly educated person the rule,
and the educated person the exception.
- Franz Grillparzer

I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world,
with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.
- Gloria Swanson

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living,
with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.
- Olin Miller

No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
- Robert Burton

With the possible exception of the equator,
everything begins somewhere.
- C. S. Lewis

The movie adaptations of stage musicals that I've seen,
without exception, in my opinion don't work.
A lot of people would disagree with me.
- Stephen Sondheim

One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors.
They are all, without exception - at least some of the time,
incompetent or crazy.
- John Gardner

The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections
and is unique among all branches and bodies of the
federal government as without exception,
the people's voice.
- Charles W. Pickering

There are very few men of genius in advertising agencies.
But we need all we can find.
Almost without exception they are disagreeable.
Don't destroy them.
They lay golden eggs.
- David Ogilvy

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.
- Groucho Marx

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,
you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
- Colin Powell

Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute
the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment
(with the exception of porn).
- John Podhoretz

Most songs are somewhere between love and death,
and mine are no exception.
- Robyn Hitchcock

With the exception of certain rodents,
no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually
destroys members of his own species.
- Anthony Storr

I think this is the most extraordinary
collection of talent, of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered at the White House -
with the possible exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- John F. Kennedy

The reader need not be told that John Bull never leaves
home without encumbering himself with the greatest
possible load of luggage.
Our companions were no exception to the rule.
- Francis Parkman

In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests
to determine who should lead.
The recent election was no exception.
Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends
any one individual or any one party.
- Matt Blunt

Man is an exception, whatever else he is.
If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust.
If it is not true that a divine being fell,
then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

My Cape women are generally true to type -
big hearted,
motherly women who love the sea.
My other characters, with the exception of the Portuguese,
who I occasionally mention as Cape dwellers,
are obviously drawn from the city types one sees in everyday life.
- Joseph C. Lincoln

The Court made an exception, however,
in the case of candidates contributing to their own
campaigns because of the rather reasonable presumption
that a candidate is incapable of corrupting himself.
- James L. Buckley

My mobile rang around lunchtime one day,
and it was George Michael.
He wanted to come in on Friday.
We were like, 'okay, if that's what you want'.
And he was a very good guest.
That's a real exception to the rule.
- Graham Norton

When I recall today my early youth, I should take the boy that I then was,
with the exception of a few individual features,
for a different person, were it not for the existence
of the chain of memories.
- Ernst Mach

There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very
small number of people close to a vicious regime,
the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand
that they've been liberated.
- Richard Perle

There is something that falls short of perfection in every book,
without exception, something influenced by the age,
even something ridiculous; just like everyone,
without exception, has weaknesses.
- Josef Skvorecky

It is true practically if not altogether without exception
that the changes studied by any science tend to equilibrate
or neutralize the forces which bring them about,
and finally to come to rest.
- Frank Knight

I believe without exception that theory follows practice.
Whenever there is a conflict between theory and practice,
theory is wrong.
As far as I'm concerned, we make theories for what people have done.
- David Baker

I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life
in this part of the country that influences my writing.
In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington,
most people live in small towns.
- Nicholas Sparks


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