Rigid Quotes

Rigid Quotes by Jose Angel Gurria, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Diego Della Valle, Patton Oswalt, Taylor Swift, Rudolph Valentino and many others.

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If you are trying to favor the unions by having more rigid labor market and keeping wages very high, you could be blocking people from getting new jobs.
Jose Angel Gurria
The liberal left can be as rigid and destructive as any force in American life.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Almost everyone wears rubber on their feet these days, but there was a time when it was considered cheap. Luxury shoes had leather soles, which were rigid and heavy.
Diego Della Valle
When you act, you’re being asked to pretend in a very rigid, controlled environment. It’s very un-childlike. So a lot of times, when you put kids in that situation, you hope they have a better support system outside of what they’re doing to bring them back to reality at the end of the day and to keep them well-rounded.
Patton Oswalt
I don’t live by all these rigid, weird rules that make me feel all fenced in. I just like the way that I feel like, and that makes me feel very free.
Taylor Swift
If the Italian is the most passionate lover in the world, it may be because he is the most restrained. Rigid convention denies him all contact with the lovelier girls, who never are free from chaperons.
Rudolph Valentino
I’m not saying transgender characters should be only interpreted by transgender actors – because that would be as rigid as saying transgender actors cannot play cisgender roles, and that’s not the idea.
Sebastian Lelio
Indeed, there is much in pure humanitarian culture, as opposed to rigid scientific training, which encourages absorption in the affairs of mankind, and more or less indifference to the unfathomed abysses of star-strown space that yawn interminably about this terrestrial grain of dust.
H. P. Lovecraft
It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
Pope Gregory VII
Many Communist government officials have a rigid, dictatorial power, but they live in constant suspicion and fear of anything that might undermine the power they have.
Thich Nhat Hanh
As an actor, it’s fun to play guys who aren’t just locked into a male pattern, but a lot of guys you’re asked to play are fairly macho and have a certain rigid standard they’re living by.
Fred Ward
A girl invited me to come out to a Bible study, and I said, ‘Why not? I don’t have anything to lose.’ I went, and to my surprise, I saw people that loved God, but they were not square or rigid. They were just people like me.
Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’
Takashi Murakami
Over the years, I have perfected the art of dancing and photographing at the same time: it’s a great double act. If you’re dancing, you are joining in. If you stand there rigid, you are not in the flow of things.
Martin Parr
Keynesianism, if you add its flexible, muscular form during the Depression to its more rigid postwar version, lasted forty-five years. Our own Globalization, with its technocratic and technological determinism and market idolatry, had thirty years. And now it, too, is dead.
John Ralston Saul
Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in ‘real’ African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
It is not a happy lot being a princess in any country, but especially Japan in which every tiny aspect of one’s life is governed by the most rigid rules of protocol.
Kathryn Lasky
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.
Andrew Jackson
Manufacturing capacity is not a rigid level against which one bounces. When you are dealing with a world economy, with a flexibility to employ production facilities other than one’s own, then the concept of capacity is vaguer.
Alan Greenspan
The party where humorless thought police work to enforce a rigid ideological discipline isn’t made up of Democrats. It comprises Republicans.
Jacob Weisberg
Try to open up your mind a little, and move away from rigid opinions of what people should do and be – unless you have been there.
Ann Rule
What I find so special about acting – especially being female in this world, and growing up with such intense standards of how you should be – is that you can break those rigid models.
Brigette Lundy-Paine
Usually I can go for three or four weeks and then I start to bake cakes or make jewellery and I think, ‘hang on a minute, I’m obviously bored rigid. I need to get back out there.’
Gina McKee
When I adopted Buddhism, my master taught me not to be so rigid.
Roberto Baggio
YA readers are just not rigid about genre. They’re all for the mash-up.
Leigh Bardugo
I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
Ella Maillart
I like to leave things open, and even when I write out the story ahead of time, it always changes. I don’t think I would finish anything if I was sticking to a plan that was very rigid.
Charles Forsman
Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and open yourself to the new forms of probability.
Hans Bender
To shuck oysters, you’ll need an oyster knife, a handy tool with a sturdy handle and a short, rigid blade which you can pick up for about ten bucks in a kitchenware shop or fish market. A quick trip online will yield any number of videos and slide shows with step-by-step instructions on how to shuck an oyster.
Tom Douglas
Despite the rigid classicism of the famous Paris Opera school and company, the French have done more than their share to unmoor la Danse from its traditions and standards.
Robert Gottlieb
I do not usually follow a rigid fitness regimen, and most of it depends upon what goals I have in my mind.
Gautam Gambhir
When we went into 2015, we had our way of playing, and we were fairly rigid in what we were doing.
Jill Ellis
But in practice master plans fail – because they create totalitarian order, not organic order. They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.
Christopher Alexander
I went with agnosticism for a long, long time because I just hated to say I was an atheist – being an atheist seemed so rigid. But the more I became comfortable with the word, and the more I read, it started to stick.
Julia Sweeney
Success makes men rigid and they tend to exalt stability over all the other virtues; tired of the effort of willing they become fanatics about conservatism.
Walter Lippmann
Take these actors who adhere to a rigid schedule. They will say they are going to do two pictures a year or three or one. Now any actor who does that is in business, not in art.
Van Heflin
I didn’t want to look distinguished; I wanted to look fun, and also to fade into the street, into the King’s Road. If I don’t fade into a room at White’s, that’s fine. My father was chairman of Brooks’ and the Beefsteak, and I was brought up in that life, and it bores me rigid.
Nicholas Haslam
We have such rigid rules, sometimes, that they don’t have to be rules. They can be policies and procedures that can be adapted for the moment.
Oscar Munoz
Why on earth would free people remain prisoners in a cage of absurd laws and regulation, with rigid constraints that humiliate the true needs of the people and their country?
Matteo Salvini
What I had heard about TV is that it’s very rigid – that you have to hit your mark, look a certain way, do certain things, that there is no freedom artistically – and that’s my worst nightmare. I don’t work well in rigid environments.
Riley Keough
One of the real ways out of conflict is humour. It builds bridges; it’s a weapon against rigid ideology, narrow thinking, intolerance.
Anthony McCarten
When I first began working in Japan, I had to confront the Japanese people’s excessive worship for foreign goods and the fixed idea of what clothes ought to be. I wanted to change the rigid formula of clothing that the Japanese followed.
Issey Miyake
And if you are playing in several meters at once, there has to be a – not a rigid – but there definitely has to be a reference to a common pulse in the band.
Robert Fripp
Mr Trump is a different type of leader not burdened by rigid ideology. He does not think like a politician, nor does he talk or sanctimoniously moralise like one, making him an easy target for demonisation. However, he is an empathetic person who recognises the pain of America’s middle class.
Anthony Scaramucci
Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
Virginia Woolf
God doesn’t want us to have rigid rituals with Him. In the new covenant, He is more interested in having a relationship with us.
Joseph Prince
We have such a rigid idea of what heterosexuality is and that’s problematic. We have such a rigid idea of what gay is and that’s also problematic.
Courtney Act
The rigid cause themselves to be broken; the pliable cause themselves to be bound.
Xun Kuang
We have to move back to the idea that education isn’t about teaching people to bow to rigid rules. That’s not what democracy is about.
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
I never plan my novels because if I know what is going to happen, it bores me rigid. I let the story tell itself.
James Herbert
I don’t know why we, in the art world, cannot unpack things and sort of make hybrid notions of a practice. We’re very rigid. It’s funny, though; in music, we have no problem sampling, mixing and remixing. But in the art world, why can’t we take little parts of history and mix it together?
Mark Bradford
If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who ‘did all that stuff to you’ were just as frightened and scared as you are.
Louise L. Hay
The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers, who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline, and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
Goldwin Smith
If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.
Sargent Shriver
I feel happy that twenty-five years of vicissitudes in my fortune, and firmness in my principles, warrant me in repeating here that if, to recover her rights, it is sufficient for a nation to resolve to do so, she can preserve them only by rigid fidelity to her civil and moral duties.
Marquis de Lafayette
If you listen to Tears for Fears, they had great melodies and less rigid cut-and-paste.
Dr. Luke
Nothing is rigid, and everything is movable.
Mandy Ingber
India’s rigid social structure limits intergenerational economic mobility and fosters acceptance of vast wealth disparities.
Steven Rattner
Proper names are rigid designators.
Saul Kripke
I get contacted daily by people in America saying is there any legal way to download ‘The IT Crowd’, but the whole mechanism is too rigid to allow for things like that.
Graham Linehan
Some song ideas absolutely require a kind of rigid discipline, and others require absolute chaotic abandon. The form is only valid if you know how to un-form it. I don’t mean to sound like an intellectual here!
John Lydon
When I was painting portraits and – shall we say? – rather allegorical heads, which is the figurative work which immediately preceded the direction I have since gone, these images were always of a very fixed, rigid quality, and, of course, my work still has this aspect.
Robert Indiana
Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
Roland Joffe
The rules of engagement have become so rigid that governments often straightjacket themselves in the face of unambiguous aggression.
Benjamin Netanyahu
The traditional Hollywood system is pretty rigid, but the film scene in, say, South Africa is booming with a lot of possibilities. If you have the cameras and reasonable capital, you can put your film in theatres next to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ A great example of that was Kagiso Lediga’s film ‘Blitz Patrole.’
Hasan Minhaj
I think there is a tendency for people to get rigid and caught up in their beliefs of what is right and wrong, and they lose sight of humanity. Being human has to come first before right or wrong.
The Malays, like the Japanese, have a most rigid epistolary etiquette and set forms for letter writing. Letters must consist of six parts and are so highly elaborate that the scribes who indite them are almost looked upon as litterateurs.
Isabella Bird
It’s the old-school jazz mentality that I connect with the most. I dig the idea of the seeker, the guy who’s always trying to figure out why he is doing music and trying to understand and make sense of his instrument in a world which deals with rigid instruction.
Flying Lotus
The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production.
Earl Browder
And I have to say, I agree with some of the criticisms that some have made about that state program which allocates the grant money on a very rigid formula all across the country, with a certain percentage to each state.
Michael Chertoff
I think a lot of people, when the word leadership is used, they think of it as quite forceful and quite a rigid thing. I think people think I am like that. But people can lead in different ways.
Nigel Pearson
As a television actor, I was held to a tight, rigid structure.
Taylor Sheridan
Where once Lego offered a whimsical form of escapism into the world of the subconscious, encouraging creativity and imagination, it’s transformed into a rigid ‘box ticking’ discipline where children are encouraged to build by conformity.
Ben Fogle
Rigid, state-enforced sex equality is a Marxist policy, pursued to the outer limits in the old East Germany and now being adopted here.
Peter Hitchens
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
Hubert H. Humphrey
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.
Malcolm Bradbury
The H-2A guest visa program has been prone to excessive delays and is too rigid to fit the changing needs of farmers and their employees.
Elise Stefanik
I grew up going to public school, and they were huge public schools. I went to a school that had 3,200 kids, and I had grade school classes with 40-some kids. Discipline was rigid. Most of the learning was rote. It worked.
P. J. O’Rourke
I’m very rigid about my schedule. I sit down at 8 A.M., and the Internet blocker goes on. My standard time is 120 minutes. I’m a compulsive writer, so it reminds me to stop writing… If I write more than that, I turn into an ogre for my kids.
Claire Cameron
For commercial books in a genre, readers’ and editors’ expectations may be fairly rigid. Some romance lines, for instance, issue fairly detailed writers’ guidelines explaining exactly what must happen in a book they publish (and what must not).
Nancy Kress
Kissing babies and cutting ribbons I tell you, it bores me rigid.
Princess Michael of Kent
I remember, when I was a kid, watching my mother jam herself into her girdle – a piece of equipment so rigid it could stand up on its own – and I remember her coming home from fancy parties and racing upstairs to extricate herself from its cruel iron grip.
Susan Orlean
Class – or the economic status of individuals – is evident in all societies, some very well stratified by a rigid caste system determined by birth.
F. Sionil Jose
Atheism is a moral position – a rather rigid one, if you’ve ever read the opinions of its highest-profile espousers, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins.
Lynn Coady
I’d just like to inspire people to be themselves and do what they want and not conform to the rigid guidelines of the music or entertainment business.
Juliana Hatfield
The hierarchy of class in London was rigid. It was like a religion. It still is to a certain extent.
Ben Kingsley
We live in a time when all elites, whether on the left or the right, believe in rigid rules that say there is no alternative to the present political and economic system.
Adam Curtis
There’s a strong distinction to be made between dry code smart contacts and wet code’s physical law. So law is based on our minds, our wetware – it’s based on analogy. The law is more flexible; software is more rigid. Various laws tend to be batched in jurisdictional silos. Software tends to be independent.
Nick Szabo
Ballet is a closed world and very rigid; MGM was a fairyland. You’d walk down the lot, seeing all these fabulous movies being made with the greatest talent in the world sitting there. It was a dream to walk through that lot.
Cyd Charisse
You can relax more when you’re playing a silly character than when you’re playing a really rigid character. But to be fair, I think George Clooney is a bigger teenager than any of the ‘Twilight’ cast. He’s the guy throwing a football at your head and then hiding around the corner, pretending it wasn’t him!
Anna Kendrick
Writing is a solitary profession; you are really alone when you write. Then the emotions become well shaped and distinct. But their transition into words must be done deliberately and with rigid artistry.
F. Sionil Jose
I didn’t come from a very rigid background, where there’s a clan or a tribe or a religion.
Ry Cooder
Music in the U.K. is not racialised in the same way as it is in the U.S. In the U.S.. it’s more rigid and conservative. And white people in the U.K. have more close proximity with black people and people of colour in general.
Piano was – well, all musical instruments were taught in this very rigid, formal, classical method when I was young.
Hugh Laurie
What my research has shown me is that experts tend on the whole to form very rigid camps; that within these camps, a dominant perspective emerges that often silences opposition; that experts move with the prevailing winds, often hero-worshipping their own gurus.
Noreena Hertz
Stress appears in your life because you have a rigid view of ‘This is the way the world should be,’ and the Universe pays scant regard to your desires. And you refuse to accept this.
Srikumar Rao
Total relaxation is the secret to enjoying sitting meditation. I sit with my spine upright, but not rigid; and I relax all the muscles in my body.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There are so many different camps about what being gay means. The danger comes when each one is so rigid that it sees itself as the true picture.
Dan Butler
My son, who’s on the spectrum is a very rigid thinker. He needs clear-cut definitions of right and wrong. Anything hazy or gray confuses him. For instance, if I try to get him to see that a friend behaved badly, he’ll often get upset with me because a friend is a ‘good guy’ by definition, in his book.
Claire Scovell LaZebnik
I have grown a lot in this area, but I used to be quite rigid and found it difficult to accept change.
Johanna Konta
I’ve always – and not always happily – considered myself an outsider. Certainly at Fettes. And then the Scots are always outsiders in England. They are always putting you in your place in one way or another, and there is this pretty rigid class hierarchy.
Angus Deaton
My father was very methodical about life. He’d always ask me, ‘Now, what’s your system? What’s your schedule like?’ I have no big system, no rigid schedule. When he would ask, ‘How do you do this? Give it to me step by step,’ I’d try to convince him that there were no step-by-steps.
Jeff MacNelly
If the Scottish people decide to opt for independence, it would not be a good idea for Scotland to maintain a very rigid link to the pound.
Mohamed El-Erian
I went to a grim Victorian school with classes of 40 or 50 children. It was a very rigid and unimaginative education, but it did teach us the three Rs.
Tom Paulin
I’ve been part of shows that are long runners, and they’re much more rigid. You get told, ‘This is where the character stands, and this is how you say that line because we know it gets a laugh.’
Carrie Hope Fletcher
You should not translate for more than two hours at a time. After that, you lose your edge, the language becomes clumsy, rigid.
Tom Stoppard
I’m not rigid about directorial changes: I judge them on a case-by-case basis. In the case of a play whose text is widely familiar, I’m open to drastic changes that may alter the author’s meaning, perhaps even considerably. If the results don’t work, then I say so.
Terry Teachout
Too often, nonprofits are viewed as rigid and bureaucratic – less nimble and capable of adapting in this fluid environment than our corporate counterparts. I don’t agree.
Anna Maria Chavez
Although I’ve been a longtime Democrat (primarily because, unless there is some very compelling reason to be otherwise, I am always for ‘the little guy’), my political orientation is not rigid. For instance, I supported John McCain’s run for the presidency in 2000.
Vincent Bugliosi
I’m interested in what would normally be considered the worst aspects of commercial art. I think it’s the tension between what seems to be so rigid and cliched and the fact that art really can’t be this way.
Roy Lichtenstein
When I first started in the industry, there were – this is prior to the era of computer graphics and all these digital tools – there were some pretty rigid, technologically imposed limitations about how you shoot things, because if you didn’t shoot ’em the right way, you couldn’t make the shot work.
John Knoll
Used as kites, these rigid stable aeroplanes are superior to the very best cellular kites I can make; they are lighter, pull harder per square foot, attain a greater angle of elevation, and have fewer parts.
Lawrence Hargrave
We are trying our best to spread the culture of Punjabi music all over the world. With the traditional rigid Punjabi music, people always had a myth that the music is very conventional, but nowadays, we are really thrilled to see how people are loving the tunes and beats of Punjabi music.
Guru Randhawa
When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions.
John Boyd Orr
Some directors are open to ideas, and some are rigid. And, some actors are into method acting, and some, instinctive.
Shriya Saran