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Names Quotes

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

Related topics: Wisdom

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

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

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

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

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

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

Without naming names, I think other movies look more
realistic but they feel less real.
- Brad Bird

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

So I had all the names, three names,
and that's good to have on a soap.
- Joan Van Ark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece.
The names of the dead are listed there,
chronologically.
Just the names.
- William Westmoreland

Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different,
the truth at the heart of both is the same.
- Vinoba Bhave

I miss the personalization that Vegas was -
there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew
the gamblers by their first names.
- Wayne Newton

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

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

I have fallen in love with American names,
the sharp names that never get fat.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

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

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

All British people have plain names,
and that works pretty well over there.
- Paris Hilton

My little scam in April '85 went like this:
Give me $50,000;
here's some names of some people we've recruited.
- Aldrich Ames

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

The thing about influence is that any composer worth
anything will give you the same names.
- Harrison Birtwistle

One forgets words as one forgets names.
One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
- Evelyn Waugh

George Murphy tagged that name "Butch" on me years ago.
We were all at a party and he went around tagging names
on people that didn't fit them.
- Cesar Romero

First you forget names, then you forget faces.
Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally,
you forget to pull it down.
- George Burns

Last year we had so many people coming in and out they
didn't bother to sew their names on the backs of the uniforms.
They just put them there with Velcro.
- Andy Van Slyke

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

I'll name names, you know I won't hold back.
- Steven Cojocaru

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

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

Biblical names are hot again.
- Anita Diament

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

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names,
but they all contain water.
Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
- Muhammad Ali

I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money.
And when the list was complete, there were 42 names.
The total amount of money they needed was $27.
I was shocked.
- Muhammad Yunus

Kevin Keegan said if he had a blank sheet of paper,
five names would be on it.
- Alvin Martin

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

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

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 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

Further, a document names and identifies the actual
Red Light Bandits (plural),
because in fact there are two.
- Caryl Chessman

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

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

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

And I always read the English translation and always
have conversations with my translator,
for example about the names.
I always have to approve it.
- Cornelia Funke

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

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

Back then, everyone was Lana and Rock.
No one had ethnic names.
- Piper Laurie

Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew
Neil saying he won't be using long words.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union.
- Aldrich Ames

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

Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change
their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh.
This way, others' expectations can be avoided.
- Tina Weymouth

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

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

They do certainly give very strange,
and newfangled,
names to diseases.
- Plato

If I could remember the names of all these particles,
I'd be a botanist.
- Enrico Fermi

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


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