3. "Chang despised authority on principle, for even when veiled by the rubric of practical necessity or the weight of tradition he could not see institutional power as anything but an expression of arbitrary personal will, and it galled him profoundly."
- Gordon Dahlquist, The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
4. "I don’t call it hate . . . I call it an awakening . . . you were the girl I chose, pure, loyal, untainted, an exemplary wife, and instead I get a schemer, plotting to pursue her own rotten ambition under the rubric of poetry . . . what a mockery, what a marriage."
- Edna O'Brien, The Light of Evening
5. "Already even politics ceases to be the business of a gentleman ; and it is possible that one day it may be found to be so vulgar as to be brought, like all party literature and daily literature, under the rubric : " Prostitution of the intellect."
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
6. "We can’t motivate them by deluging them with more terminology or someone else’s bulleted lists. We can’t motivate them to revise their writing by stapling a rubric or checklist to their paper. We can’t motivate them by simply hanging some posters on the wall. We must facilitate writing behaviors."
- Jeff Anderson, Ten Things Every Writer Needs to Know
7. "The qualities that make the soul cling to rebirth or to illusion are vividly encompassed by a Korean word, won, which has a cluster of meanings, including resentment, ingratitude, regret for lost opportunities, and a knot in the stomach; this state of the soul results from being poorly treated or unappreciated while living or from any of the many situations covered by the rubric to die screaming."
- Wendy Doniger, Dreams
8. "the old anti-‘commercial’ tendencies mocked throughout this book have been bulked up into a worldview by the runaway growth of what I call semipopular music. (Oh yeah, semipopular music. Er, music more popular in form than in market share. At least when it starts out. Under the rubric alternative, now also an established image-making strategy that informs many of the brands ambitious young musicians concoct for themselves."
- Robert Christgau, Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man
9. "She isn't feeling easy with any of this. She doesn't know quite what to do with Bigend's proposition, which has kicked her into one of those modes that her therapist, when she last had one, would lump under the rubric of 'old behaviors.' It consisted of saying no, but somehow not quite forcefully enough, and then continuing to listen. With the result that her 'no' could be gradually chipped away at, and turned into a 'yes' before she herself was consciously aware that this was happening. She had thought she had been getting much better around this, but now she feels it happening again."
- William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
10. "The intelligence professional’s passion to collect everything possible is nicely illustrated in an NYPD report under the rubric Secret, and beneath a blacked-out box that may have contained notes from an infiltrator. The censored document declares ominously in large type: LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUP TO USE ART MURALS IN ORDER TO SPREAD PEACE MESSAGE; GROUP MAY USE DIRECT ACTION METHODS IN CONJUNCTION WITH STREET THEATRE. It describes the organization as a collective of artists dedicated to using artwork to spread the word of peace. It uses murals, banners, posters, and street theatre during its actions."
- David K. Shipler, Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America