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Thomas Love Peacock Quotes and Sayings

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Names are changed more readily than doctrines,
and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.
- Thomas Love Peacock

Marriage may often be a stormy lake,
but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
- Thomas Love Peacock

Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were
created solely and exclusively for the use of man.
- Thomas Love Peacock

I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science
to exterminate the human race.
- Thomas Love Peacock

 

Not drunk is he who from the floor -
Can rise alone and still drink more;
But drunk is They,
who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise.
- Thomas Love Peacock

The waste of plenty is the resource of scarcity.
- Thomas Love Peacock

There are two reasons for drinking: one is,
when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other,
when you are not thirsty, to prevent it.
- Thomas Love Peacock

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I never failed to convince an audience that the best
thing they could do was to go away.
- Thomas Love Peacock

A book that furnishes no quotations is no book -
it is a plaything.
- Thomas Love Peacock

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

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

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
- Harrison Ford

I've been called many names like perfectionist,
difficult and obsessive.
I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the
details for any artist to be good.
- Barbra Streisand

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are,
we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker

Though we may know Him by a thousand names,
He is one and the same to us all.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you can not answer a man's argument,
all is not lost; you can still call him vile names.
- Elbert Hubbard

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

We all agree that manufacturers have a right to ensure
that fake goods are not marketed in their names and
that their own goods are not marketed under fake names.
- John Conyers

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

Political debate with liberals is basically impossible
in America today because liberals are calling names
while conservatives are trying to make arguments.
- Ann Coulter

Know the names of past and current artists who are
most famous for playing their instruments.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

I nicknamed everyone in the gym.
It was easier than remembering their names.
- Joe Gold

Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake.
- Franz von Papen

In real life, there are names that surprise us because
they don't seem to suit the person at all.
- Krzysztof Kieslowski

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

When I need names they drop out of my head;
when I don't need them they drop back.
- Imogen Cunningham

Biblical names are hot again.
- Anita Diament

Being around all the great names of the game at a young
age because they were my heroes;
the fact this meant so much to Canada.
It was just an incredible thing to be a part of.
- Marcel Dionne

Each generation wants new symbols, new people,
new names.
They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
- Jim Morrison

We became somewhat household names really quickly,
within a matter of - what? - three, four months.
So it's hard to get used to, and it's really sometimes hard to understand.
- Ruben Studdard

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

Gwyneth Paltrow names her kid Apple.
I'm not going to let that stand.
- Kathy Griffin

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

I don't like giving names to generations.
It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning.
- Ian Williams

With me it was that defending the Communist Party was
something worse than naming the names.
- Edward Dmytryk

I couldn't begin to name names...
in general I have found racers to be some of the most
competitive people on the planet...
and some of the nicest as well.
- John Oates

You see the names of places roundabout? They're mine now,
and I've turned them inside out.
- Andrew Motion

Names and theoretical things don't occur to me.
If they do, I'm not doing my real playing mode.
- Lee Konitz

They have all different names for music.
I think the music I'm going to change the style with is going to be really,
really big-years and years after I'm gone.
- Ike Turner

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

Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned,
but the names submitted by the president of the council,
at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors.
- Lajos Kossuth

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled
essence of our past behavior.
- Logan P. Smith

The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects,
with their creations recorded as great historical events.
- Arthur Erickson

My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything.
When I need names they drop out of my head;
when I don't need them they drop back.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox
is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect
worth their names wants to build a shoebox.
- Rem Koolhaas

Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs,
and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!
- Matthew Arnold

Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through
which He may be approached.
- Ramakrishna

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

The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the
names of two agents whom I personally had known and
handled and had a particular feeling for.
- Aldrich Ames

I remember a couple of instrumental albums,
just don't ask the names.
- Jim Sullivan

My father was Catholic, my mother was Protestant,
and because of that I got Christened in both churches,
so I've got all these names...
but my Dad always called me Mick.
- Mickey Spillane

There are names I do not want mentioned in my home.
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.
- Dennis Potter

The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them:
there ought to be as many for love.
- Margaret Atwood

I technically have two last names, which is a lot of
fun when you're making airline reservations.
- Mackenzie Astin

More are the names of God and infinite are the forms
through which He may be approached.
In whatever name and form you worship Him,
through them you will realise Him.
- Ramakrishna

The names are bigger, the show is worldwide,
but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business.
- Larry King

I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names;
and I actually had some little fancy business cards
printed up to announce it,
'Count Basie.
Beware, the Count is Here.'
- Count Basie

When I was doing jazz concerts in America,
I would use the biggest names I could find.
- Norman Granz

Names are what people sometimes use to excuse their
thoughts and actions towards you.
- Simon Travaglia

My problem with new writers is that it takes me five
or six years to memorise the right names.
- Larry Niven

I am financing the recording myself.
So I have no big names to drop.
- Holly Johnson

I don't want to name names, but the least I can say
about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious.
- Manuel Puig

Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds,
their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
beneath the dust of habit.
- Salman Rushdie

What's really fun is to write under different names.
- Tom Verlaine

And so with all things: names were vital and important.
- Algernon H. Blackwood

Whenever the names of the disciples are enumerated in the New Testament,
St.
Peter's stands at their head.
- John Strachan

Men of vision.
Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide
their greed and lust for adventure.
- Charles MacArthur


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