Quotations on Names

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I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: Faces, Names, Trouble)

I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Law, Names, Punishment)

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Love, Names, Snow)

Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names.
- Mary Austin
(Keywords: Fame, Names, Words)

Kids are great. That's one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It's a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.
- Charles Barkley
(Keywords: Business, People, Games, Kids, Names, Shame)

We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges, we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training, and we added some formula funding.
- Roy Barnes
(Keywords: Hope, Formula, Names, Schools, Training)

I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame.
- Gerry Beckley
(Keywords: Time, People, Failure, First, Name, Names, Shame)

Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same.
- Vinoba Bhave
(Keywords: Truth, Heart, Karma, Names, Yoga)

The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names.
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Keywords: Influence, Names, Will, Worth)

Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Talent, People, Ability, Being, Living, Names, Skin, Writer)

Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver
(Keywords: People, Earth, Name, Names, Waiting, World)

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Books, Contempt, Desire, Glory, Man, Names, Praise)

I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: People, Man, Names, Old)

It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all.
- Glenn Close
(Keywords: Control, Name, Names, Worry)

I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn't want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea.
- Holly Marie Combs
(Keywords: Husband, Idea, Enthusiasm, Internet, Irish, Names, Psychology, Want)

I don't think that the Pulitzer should be given the way it is. I think the competition should be anonymous. I think completely different people would win it if the names were taken off because a lot of it is done on relationships and names.
- John Corigliano
(Keywords: People, Competition, Names, Relationships)

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: America, Arguments, Debate, Liberals, Names, Today, Trying)

Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters.
- Anita Diament
(Keywords: Bible, Names, Tradition)

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed.
- Bob Dole
(Keywords: Confusion, Name, Names, Profit, Shame, Will)

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
- Charles Eastman
(Keywords: Deed, Meaning, Names, Religious, Spirit)

A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.
- Lane Evans
(Keywords: Health, Education, Care, Tax, Names, Nation, Poverty, Security, Tax cuts, Taxes)

Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.
- Matthew Fox
(Keywords: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards. With the Mercury Prize, they don't. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA.
- Peter Gabriel
(Keywords: Business, Music, Heart, Awards, Influence, Mercury, Names, Want)

Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Keywords: Monuments, Names, Posterity, Respect, Vanity)

The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent - I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world.
- Kenneth Grahame
(Keywords: Name, Names, Now, Pretty, Wood, World)

The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price.
- Norman Granz
(Keywords: People, Fashion, Jazz, Names, Now, states, Today)

Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents.
- Norman Granz
(Keywords: Work, Names, Now)

I could give you some names of Workshop participants who are as good as many who are being published but haven't had the right editor recognize their merit or have not been adequately published.
- James Gunn
(Keywords: Being, Merit, Names, Right)

Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation.
- Robert Hall
(Keywords: Fire, Name, Names, Right)

I'm very influenced by landscapes, not so much the way places look as the way the names sound. In this country we've got so many cultures, and the place names - the Spanish names and the Indian names, which are so incredibly musical.
- Emmylou Harris
(Keywords: Country, Names, Sound)

Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Fame, Inheritance, Living, Names, Pride)

All British people have plain names, and that works pretty well over there.
- Paris Hilton
(Keywords: People, Names, Pretty)

I am not making spiteful assertions now but merely stating the facts-that, for instance, among Hungarian generals there is such a considerable percentage of men of German origin, who of course had, in most cases, to alter their names if they wanted to get anywhere.
- Heinrich Himmler
(Keywords: Men, Facts, Names, Now)

They put their feelers out for all the names and then they'll cast you up to the point a name steps up, and then it doesn't matter how much they love you, there's a certain marketing value on that name, and there you go.
- Josh Holloway
(Keywords: Love, Marketing, Name, Names, Value)

My dad liked how January went with Jones. My sisters' names are Jina and Jacey Jones.
- January Jones
(Keywords: Dad, Names, Sisters)

A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories.
- Maynard James Keenan
(Keywords: America, Europe, Names, Words)

But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Contention, Names, Right, Speech, Trouble)

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
- Laurie Lee
(Keywords: Life, Poetry, Country, Eyes, Flowers, Names, Open, Teaching)

All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters.
- Gordon Lightfoot
(Keywords: Daughters, Faces, Names, Sons, Wives)

It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level.
- Maya Lin
(Keywords: Time, War, Names, Veterans)

All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved - probably too starved to go on writing myself.
- Penelope Lively
(Keywords: Importance, Names, Old, Reading, Writing)

An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.
- Thomas Mann
(Keywords: Art, Judgment, Language, Names, Speech, Will)

Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God, but Jesus did.
- Josh McDowell
(Keywords: God, People, Names, Reason)

My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material.
- John Mellencamp
(Keywords: Son, Thought, People, Wealth, May, Names, Research)

Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
- Jim Morrison
(Keywords: People, Divorce, Names, Want)

And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: God, People, American, May, Names, Nation, President, states, United, Will)

It's a clique and I think a clique exists in every business. There's a circle of people that are guaranteed to open a movie and we all know their names and whether they're right or wrong for the role.
- Elizabeth Pena
(Keywords: Business, People, Names, Open, Right, Wrong)

Rich kids gave us their old clothes. They were the best clothes we ever had. We were these very pure, naive, poor children. The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never bothered us because we didn't know what the words meant.
- River Phoenix
(Keywords: Children, Clothes, Kids, Names, Old, Poor, Words)

I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet.
- Jon Postel
(Keywords: Authority, Internet, Names, Space)



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