Top 75 Exceptions Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Exceptions Quotes from famous people such as Penn Badgley, Mark Crispin Miller, Daniel Ek, Gary Johnson, Ian Gillan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I couldn't date someone who didn't like dogs. There are

I couldn’t date someone who didn’t like dogs. There are exceptions to the rule, but I find that if someone doesn’t like animals, I am a little suspicious of them.
Penn Badgley
All those people whose faces decorate the shopping bags of Barnes and Noble, with a few exceptions, would never get published today.
Mark Crispin Miller
In general, people are comfortable sharing their music. There are two exceptions, though – Lady Gaga and Britney Spears.
Daniel Ek
Given the divisiveness and pain that have accompanied several state religious freedom laws, I approach attempts at legislating religious exceptions to anti-discrimination laws with great sensitivity and care.
Gary Johnson
I once wrote a song called ‘No Laughing in Heaven,’ which was about not wanting to go to Heaven due to the company I’d be keeping, and with a few exceptions, the Hall of Fame is pretty much the same thing.
Ian Gillan
With the notable exceptions of rum drinks, black beans, fat brown cigars, the smiles of pretty girls, hot yellow sunlight, and fat men with guitars and bongos playing mambos, rumbas, and boleros late into the night, nothing in Cuba comes easily.
Jonathan Miles
With few exceptions, one ought always do what one is afraid of.
Viggo Mortensen
I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?
Abraham Lincoln
Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions.
Felix Klein
In general, writers shouldn’t be killed for what they write, though I can think of exceptions.
Salman Rushdie
I told them I belong to the same organizations and clubs Mrs. Roosevelt belongs to, but with a few brave exceptions, I was still unable to do films or television for the next seven years.
Lena Horne
I’m not an especially male novelist, but I think men are better at writing about men, and the same is true for women. Reading Saul Bellow is a revelation, but he can’t write women. There are exceptions, like Marilynne Robinson’s ‘Gilead,’ but generally, I think it’s true.
Justin Cartwright
Most museums – with all their burdens to pay for exhibitions, administration, and security – really don’t have any money really to acquire art, with few exceptions.
Eli Broad
People getting rich in a free society in general – with some scammy exceptions, which are rare – makes everyone else richer, too.
Ben Stein
In experimental philosophy, we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur by which they may either be made more accurate or liable to exceptions.
Isaac Newton
On numerous different occasions I have had people tell me that I am only booked because of my dad, because of who I was dating, or any other exceptions other than my hard work, so in my mind I wanted to put in the extra hours in the ring.
Tessa Blanchard
With rare exceptions, Hollywood typically casts Spec Ops guys as macho, swaggering strongmen. As usual, Hollywood’s got it wrong.
Brandon Webb
In the rest of the industrialized world, your boss can’t fire you unless he or she can give a good reason. In America, with certain exceptions, your boss can fire you for any reason at all or for no reason at all.
Rick Perlstein
In the U.S., with very few exceptions, actresses older than 35 are simply discarded.
Amy Irving
There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.
Charles Osgood
There’s probably as many rules of thumb to wrestling as anything in the world, and then there’s just as many exceptions to every one of those rules because somebody doesn’t fit that thumb.
Jim Cornette
Border collies predate the British Kennel Club. They’ve been bred consistently for 100 years. They’re the last working dogs in the world, with some minor exceptions. Bench shows, dog shows have ruined the other breeds, like the hunting dogs. Border collies are peasant dogs, and that’s protected them.
Donald McCaig
When you go to Mars, you need to have made the decision that you’re there permanently. The more people we have there, the more it can become a sustaining environment. Except for very rare exceptions, the people who go to Mars shouldn’t be coming back. Once you get on the surface, you’re there.
Buzz Aldrin
I get asked this question a lot. Am I really pro-life? Am I against abortion in all circumstances? Yes. Do I believe there are any exceptions for abortion? No. Do you want to make abortion illegal? Yes.
Abby Johnson
Being asked to memorise a script in one day when you have dyslexia is the same as having a broken foot and being asked to dance. You have to make exceptions for it.
Kaya Scodelario
In the life of a director – these days in particular – when it really does take so long to do a movie, with a few exceptions, actors may never work with a director again, even if they’re great friends.
Holly Hunter
I’m not a fan of computerised drums, likewise an organ can lose its appeal within minutes, but there are exceptions.
Liza Tarbuck
Some genres I’m not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention.
Ville Valo
The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea, but seek therein rather for the links of nature’s chain than for apparent exceptions.
Edward Forbes
Spending should be transparent. All spending by the Pentagon should be online. Every check. Exceptions should be made for legitimate national security issues. But military and civilian pay and retirement benefits are not state secrets. This has already been done in many state governments.
Grover Norquist
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pic

Of course, Hollywood is still making some excellent pictures which reflect the great artistry that made Hollywood famous throughout the world, but these films are exceptions, judging from box office returns and press reviews.
Pola Negri
American influence in the world is certainly considerable, but the United States does not control, directly or indirectly, the politics and economics of other societies, as empires have always done, save for a few special cases that turn out to be the exceptions that prove the rule.
Michael Mandelbaum
Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.
James Fenimore Cooper
The fact that anytime you think you really know something, you’re going to find out you’re wrong – that is the rule. The moments where you think you have something figured out, those are the exceptions.
Conor Oberst
Donald Trump wants to ignore the rule of law. He ignores the Constitution. He ignores the subpoenas. The Republicans in the House and Senate are afraid to stand up to him, with only a few exceptions.
Richard Painter
By establishing a social policy that keeps physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia illegal but recognizes exceptions, we would adopt the correct moral view: the onus of proving that everything had been tried and that the motivation and rationale were convincing would rest on those who wanted to end a life.
Ezekiel Emanuel
I don’t think kids of actors become good actors but exceptions are always there.
Paresh Rawal
I decided a long time ago that protecting our Second Amendment means doing so across the board, no exceptions.
Ronny Jackson
From the naturalistic point of view, all men are equal. There are only two exceptions to this rule of naturalistic equality: geniuses and idiots.
Mikhail Bakunin
Science does not permit exceptions.
Claude Bernard
Leaders who fail to prune their pride will meet demise. That’s not a guess, it’s a guarantee. With pride, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ we will fall, but ‘when.’ There are no exceptions.
John C. Maxwell
I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.
Colin Firth
Chance leads to discoveries, and mutagenesis is a way to enhance one’s chances of finding a surprise. Often it is the exceptional observations that lead to advances; once you understand exceptions, you understand the whole picture.
Bruce Beutler
Once you establish a diet, you can make exceptions once you’re able to balance it out.
Joel Robuchon
Everyone has blind spots, and even the brightest people are no exceptions.
Li Lu
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
Martin H. Fischer
Our economics are not baseball’s economics. Our game is not baseball’s game. Our owners are not baseball’s owners, with one or two exceptions. Our union is not baseball’s union. What we do has to be crafted and suited to address hockey, to address the NHL, to address our 30 teams and our 700-plus players.
Gary Bettman
Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.
Kiana Tom
I think I am more determined than ever in my future plans, and I have quite made up my mind that nothing must be suffered to interfere with them. I intend to make such arrangements in town as will secure me a couple of hours daily (with very few exceptions) for my studies.
Ada Lovelace
Statistically, I’d say there are about as many gay figure skaters as there are gay football players. The majority are straight. There are just those few exceptions, and those are the ones who have gotten picked on and followed over the years.
Johnny Weir
With few exceptions, the leading women in philanthropy, notably Melinda Gates, are the wives or daughters of rich and powerful men.
Kavita Ramdas
I don’t like extremely long movies. I tend to get a bit impatient. There are definitely exceptions, like ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ but for the most part, I feel that movies should usually be shorter and not longer.
David Benioff
And while there are exceptions, a lot of plays done at the high school level are boring. At least, that’s what I remember when I was in high school.
Mikey Day
I think there’s something very lovely and hilarious about exploring the particular neuroses of the female mind. It’s just not the same thing with men. I mean, there are exceptions, but for the most part, women beat themselves up in their heads more. They overanalyze stuff far more than men do.
Lizzy Caplan
If you’re unhappy with your circumstances, then change them. Don’t blame the government or your boss or the guy down the street who’s better looking than you (exceptions include Hugh Jackman and George Clooney). Just take some Pepto-Bismol and be a man (or woman, for all of you bullish feminists).
Steven Crowder
With rare exceptions, I respond most to painting that cuts across grain rather than following it. I think the artist here can get in touch with that grain rather than simply feel its flow. And he really can’t cut right across it anyway.
Richard Diebenkorn
Every principle of liberty enunciated in any civilized country on earth, with very few exceptions, was intended entirely for men, and when women tried to force the putting into practice of these principles, for women, then they discovered they had come into a very, very unpleasant situation indeed.
Emmeline Pankhurst
Using medicine in the service of cosmesis is generally bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for democracy. The only exceptions are when we know the intervention will actually reduce suffering, as with a primary cleft lip repair.
Alice Dreger
We lack good film scriptwriters. People like Anjan Chowdhury who could develop scripts of pure entertainers are quite difficult to find now. There are obviously some exceptions like Padmanabha Dasgupta. But how many scripts can one single Padmanabha Dasgupta churn out!
Prosenjit Chatterjee
If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.
Charles Morgan
You know how few movies there are in the world about women and their work? I mean, it’s like ‘Silkwood’ and ‘Erin Brokovich.’ There are exceptions, but they are so exceptional.
Rebecca Traister
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and

The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
Edward R. Murrow
All my future plans are related to Real Madrid, and there are no other clubs on my mind. I’m so happy here along with my family. Few players have ended their career here, Zidane being one of the exceptions. I’d like to be one of those players, too, but time will tell what the future holds.
Luka Modric
With but few exceptions, it is always the underdog who wins through sheer willpower.
Johnny Weissmuller
The list of my favorite experiences would almost equal the list of plays I’ve been in. There are a few exceptions, but out of politeness I’m not going to mention them. If you don’t have a few stinkers, you can’t appreciate the good ones.
T. R. Knight
It’s important to make a distinction between the news and journalism. The news is about recent, incidental and sensational events. It’s mostly about exceptions.
Rutger Bregman
Never open a book with weather. There are exceptions. If you happen to be Barry Lopez, who has more ways to describe ice and snow than an Eskimo, you can do all the weather reporting you want.
Elmore Leonard
Remember that history always repeats itself. Every great bubble in history has broken. There are no exceptions.
Jeremy Grantham
With certain rapturous exceptions, literature is the moral life.
Cynthia Ozick
I know the Cubs don’t typically do six- or seven-year deals, but I think there are obviously times when there should be exceptions. I think I’ve done pretty well here.
Jake Arrieta
Only choices made in love are compassionate. There are no exceptions. Do you have the courage to act with an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome? If not, you have no ability to give or experience compassion. That is the shocking truth.
Gary Zukav
With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist’s soul, in musical sound.
Wassily Kandinsky
The Israelis are very smart about politics and strategy, but there are a few exceptions. One is Lebanon, the other is Gaza, where they were completely inept.
Daniel Pipes
All of the philosophers I studied were white (with a few Eastern exceptions), and, for that matter, they were all male. Africa, the cradle of civilization, seemed to have no footing in the highest form of human thought.
Walter Mosley