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"Instead of calling everybody names, start being more understanding." - Clint Eastwood

"The beginning of wisdom, as the Chinese say, is calling things by their right names." - E O Wilson

"I know of witches who whistle at different pitches, calling things that don't have names." - Helen Oyeyemi

"Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names." - John Milton

"President Bush spent the day calling names he couldn't pronounce in countries he never knew existed." - Jay Leno

"So does being cool mean you get to go around calling other people names?" - James Howe

"Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names." - John Milton

"My philosophy was if they weren't calling you names, you weren't doing anything," - Earl Lloyd

"politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names" - Louisa May Alcott

"Since the very beginning, Emeril's had a sense of humor about me calling him names and poking fun at him." - Anthony Bourdain

"Calling George Bush shallow is like calling a dwarf short." - Molly Ivins

"Names are not always what they seem." - Mark Twain

"It still may take some explaining, but many more women are keeping their birth names (and not calling them maiden names, with all the sexual double standards that implies)." - Gloria Steinem

"It still may take some explaining, but many more women are keeping their birth names (and not calling them maiden names, with all the sexual double standard that implies)." - Gloria Steinem

"The Internet and Twitter and all these things are very powerful, but it also means sometimes that instead of having a dialogue we just start calling folks - calling each other names. And that's true on the left or the right." - Barack Obama

"There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied. You cannot talk yourself into it or rouse it by straining at the emotions or by dedicating yourself solemnly to the service ofmankind. Everyone has love, but it can only come out when he is convinced of the impossibility and the frustration of trying to love himself. This conviction will not come through condemnations, through hatingoneself, through calling self love bad names in the universe. It comes only in the awareness that one has no self to love." - Alan Watts

"Words are for explaining the mistakes we might have made, names are for calling when there is nothing left to say." - Gordon Lightfoot

"I hate with a bitter hatred the names of lentils haricots - those pretentious cheats of the appetite, those tabulated humbugs, those certified aridites calling themselves human food!" - George Gissing

"Your on your on with this one babe." "Coward." "Calling me names isn't going to get me in there." -Ranger and Stephanie" - Janet Evanovich

"Ben Hur, who said to his sister Ben Him, We'd better swap names before they start calling me Ben Gay! Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"He has been known by many names: Lucifer, Beelzabub, Belial, the Prince of Lies, Satan, and at a party once an obnoxious drunk kept calling him "Dude."" - Gary Larson

"Can you imagine me calling myself "Ruiz"? "Pablo Ruiz"? "Diego-Jose Ruiz"? Or "Juan-Nepomucene Ruiz"? I was given I don't know how many names." - Pablo Picasso

"We need to regain the art of civil discourse and more practically, I don't think you change anyone's mind by calling them names." - Steven Petrow

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

"[Donald] Trump is obsessed with name calling." - Hillary Clinton

"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Medicine has always been my calling." - Mehmet Oz

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

"Germany calling! Germany Calling!" - William Joyce

"You need names to get the movie made." - Laverne Cox

"They certainly give very strange names to diseases." - Plato

"Names come and names go." - Neil Gaiman

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

"My grandparents never understood why my mother Noreen chose such exotic names for her children: Damon and me. My granny insisted on calling my brother Dermot - a good Irish name - until she died; I was just known as wee one." - Natascha Mcelhone

"We are born seekers, calling strange names into the darkness from our earliest days because we know we are not meant to be alone, and because we know that we await someone whom we cannot always see." - Barbara Brown Taylor

"The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive." - William Blake

"A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory, Of calling shapes, and beckoning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses" - John Milton

"This type of discourse in the campaign is just unwarranted. But it was started by Ms.[Hillary] Clinton. Ms. Clinton has started the idea of calling Donald Trump those types of names [bigot]." - Chris Christie

"I think we don't do a service to dialogue between science and faith to characterize sincere people by calling them names. That inspires an even more dug-in position." - Richard Dawkins

"The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive." - William Blake

"At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone darling, it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I'm safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them too." - Richard Attenborough

"The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions." - Bill Dedman

"My grandparents never understood why my mother Noreen chose such exotic names for her children: Damon and me. My granny insisted on calling my brother Dermot - a good Irish name - until she died; I was just known as 'wee one.'" - Natascha Mcelhone

"One of the things that pushed me over the edge was that people on the Left were calling me names. How many kicks in the teeth do you have to endure." - Cindy Sheehan

"I'm an actress and mom, and I probably don't have enough of an active spiritual life. And I don't know why people run around calling themselves by the names of religions when they don't actually practise them." - Uma Thurman

"There are laws about personal protection so it's rare to see a politician criticized. Normally, according to the law, there's a judicial problem with calling people by their real names." - Xavier Durringer

"Every teacher should realize the dignity of his calling." - John Dewey

"If your movies don't perform, they just stop calling you." - Matt Damon

"You can't fulfill your calling in your comfort zone!" - Steven Furtick

"The thundering waves are calling me home to you The pounding sea is calling me home to you" - Loreena McKennitt

"I'd say people get to work and start being more understanding of everybody - instead of calling everybody names, start being more understanding. But get in there and get it done. Kick ass and take names. And this may be my dad talking, but don't spend what you don't have." - Clint Eastwood

"Names are hard. I have a library of What to Name Your Baby books, and I'm always picking up new books, and books of baby names from other countries. I like cool-sounding names." - George R R Martin

"People seem to have a great love for names. For to know a great many names seems to look like knowing a good many things." - Herman Melville

"Your body does not eliminate poisons by knowing their names. To try to control fear or depression or boredom by calling them names is to resort to superstition of trust in curses and invocations. It is so easy to see why this does not work. Obviously, we try to know, name, and define fear in order to make it "objective," that is, separate from "I." - Alan Watts

"It is no use trying to improve on children's names for wildflowers." - Mary Hunter Austin

"The government will take the fairest of names, but the worst of realities - mob rule." - Polybius

"All names mean something." - Salman Rushdie

"If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things." - Confucius

"Names govern the world." - Hannah More

"We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"First rule of magic: Don't let anyone know your real name. Names have power." - Neil Gaiman

"Unsuccessful people are the ones who are impressed by celebrity, by people's names and titles." - Robin S. Sharma

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

"It's a funny thing about names, how they become a part of someone." - Lois Lowry

"At home the hateful names of parties cease, And factious souls are wearied into peace." - John Dryden

"Fuuuuuuuuuuck." Kynan scrubbed his face. "I could use a double shot of whiskey right now." "I'm sure Flicka keeps hard liquor behind the bar." "Flicka?" "I don't want to say her name." "So you're calling her horse names?" Ky coked a dark eyebrow. "I can't wait to see how she reacts to Mr. Ed." - Larissa Ione

"Reality has been around since long before you showed up. Don't go calling it nasty names like 'bizarre' or 'incredible'. The universe was propagating complex amplitudes through configuration space for ten billion years before life ever emerged on Earth. Quantum physics is not 'weird'. You are weird." - Eliezer Yudkowsky

"Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe." - John Mason Brown

"There's only one Earth, and it's tiny, but evil human leaders avoid problems they don't want to resolve by giving them names which make the problems sound like they're taking place in a different world: they make people not care about other people dying of starvation by calling the place the dying live "the third world." - Craig Stone

"There's only one Earth, and it's tiny, but evil human leaders avoid problems they do' want to resolve by giving them names which make the problems sound like they"re taking place in a different world: they make people not care about other people dying of starvation by calling the place the dying live "the third world." - Craig Stone

"The left are gonna calling you names. You're gonna be racist, gonna be a pig, gonna be sexist, you're gonna hate women, you're gonna hate blacks, you're gonna be anti-transgender, whatever. They'll come at you in all directions to force you into acquiescence." - Rush Limbaugh

"It's dark and it's divisive - deporting 11 million people, talking about law and order, calling every group of people in America names, talking about cutting taxes on the wealthy, feeling like Donald Trump can bring more nuclear weapons into the world - I mean, everything he's talked about is a form of change." - Hillary Clinton

"There are four classes of Idols which beset men's minds. To these for distinction's sake I have assigned names - calling the first class, Idols of the Tribe ; the second, Idols of the Cave; the third, Idols of the Market-Place; the fourth, Idols of the Theater." - Francis Bacon

"They are more like artistic names. Ba is a nickname. It's short for Ga. When I learned to spell letters and words, instead of calling him Gabriel [Ba], I called him Babio. People call him Ga and I call him Ba. So Ba is a nickname." - Gabriel Ba

"We all have our convictions formed by different things, and mine are informed by my faith, they're informed by the Word of God, and I found that to be an anchor for me, a compass and a guide for me. When people start bullying one another and calling each other names for those different convictions, then I think you get into problems." - Kirk Cameron

"Where there seems to be a difference between guys being nuts and women being nuts is that guys are much more open in calling each other on stuff; lots of insults and dirty names. Whereas women will talk frankly and honesty, but there also seems to be more passive aggressiveness." - Paul Feig

"Perhaps MacKinnon should reflect on these suggestions that the censorship issue is not so simple-minded, so transparently gender-against-gender, as she insists. She should stop calling names long enough to ask whether personal sensationalism, hyperbole, and bad arguments are really what the cause of sexual equality now needs." - Ronald Dworkin

"The way I look at it, love does not necessarily make for a happy ending any more than winning does. What makes for a happy ending is what Addie said all along: freedom. The freedom to be who you are without anybody calling you names. -Bobby Goodspeed" - James Howe

"We came up with this idea of a power struggle between two people who really love each other, and 'Doll & Em' took off. Calling it by our own names was the director's idea, but hopefully people will understand that we're playing versions of ourselves." - Dolly Wells

"There's only one Earth, and it's tiny, but evil human leaders avoid problems they don't want to resolve by giving them names which make the problems sound like they're taking place in a different world: they make people not care about other people dying of starvation by calling the place the dying live "the third world." - Craig Stone

"Love your calling with passion, it is the meaning of your life." - Auguste Rodin

"Is calling English our national language racist? Are we at that point?" - Tucker Carlson

"This is Rickey calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey wants to play baseball." - Rickey Henderson

"Transform your employees into passionate disciples. Teach. Create apostles. Give people a calling, not a job." - Michael J. Silverstein

"I have better things to do than calling up, kissing the ass of the golden Jew." - Riley Martin

"Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?" - Mary Oliver

"Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change." - Barack Obama

"I feel about romance the same way I do about a vocation; it's a calling." - Alden Ehrenreich

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." - Harvey S Firestone

"Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers." - W Averell Harriman

"Lipgloss is my calling!" - Vanessa Hudgens

"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

"You gotta love the names. They're so eager, earnest, and hopeful: Camp Prosperity, Camp Liberty, and Camp Victory are the names of just a few of the U.S. military bases in Baghdad." - Richard Engel

"You begin paying more attention to what you're seeing when you know the names... If you don't know the names of plant and animal species that share your neighbourhood, you don't care about them and can't protect biodiversity." - Robert Bateman

"It is not necessary to live, But to carve our names beyond that point, This is necessary." - Gabriele d'Annunzio

"Love not the flower they pluck and know it not, And all their botany is Latin names." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Elementary propositions consist of names." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Matter and force are the two names of the one artist who fashions the living as well as the lifeless." - Thomas Huxley

"I am not willing to risk the lives of German soldiers for countries whose names we cannot spell properly." - Volker Ruhe

"It is not necessary to live, But to carve our names beyond that point, This is necessary." - Gabriele d'Annunzio

"It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their names to eat an oyster." - Samuel Butler (poet)

"Who, noteless as the race from which he sprung, Saved others' names, but left his own unsung." - Walter Scott

"I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Most people are bad with names. I have learned a trick: Make them laugh and they will never forget you." - Mike Thompson

"And we have made of ourselves living cesspools, and driven doctors to invent names for our diseases." - Plato

"The truth is, that in favor of almost every sect, the names of some great men can he pronounced." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"I believe it's important that we use names of endearment that reflect a special feeling for the individual involved." - Zig Ziglar

"Everybody should customize their names." - Charles Baxter

"Biblical names are hot again." - Anita Diament

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

"Proper names are rigid designators." - Saul Kripke

"What's a' your jargon o' your schools, Your Latin names for horns and stools; If honest nature made you fools." - Robert Burns

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

"Trick names are so ridiculous!" - Shaun White

"Every man who has lived for fifty years has buried a whole world or even two; he has grown used to its disappearance and accustomed to the new scenery of another act: but suddenly the names and faces of a time long dead appear more and more often on his way, calling up series of shades and pictures kept somewhere, "just in case," in the endless catacombs of the memory, making him smile or sigh, and sometimes almost weep." - Alexander Herzen

"Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don't do that. Some day we'll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you." - Maya Angelou

"Every man who has lived for fifty years has buried a whole world or even two; he has grown used to its disappearance and accustomed to the new scenery of another act: but suddenly the names and faces of a time long dead appear more and more often on his way, calling up series of shades and pictures kept somewhere, just in case, in the endless catacombs of the memory, making him smile or sigh, and sometimes almost weep." - Alexander Herzen

"They may already know too much about their mother and father-nothing being more factual than divorce, where so much has to be explained and worked through intelligently (though they have tried to stay equable). I've noticed this is often the time when children begin calling their parents by their first names, becoming little ironists after their parents' faults. What could be lonelier for a parent than to be criticized by his child on a first-name basis?" - Richard Ford

"So I hear we get to go to town this weekend. Want to catch a movie or something? -Z P.S. That is, if Jimmy doesn't mind. Translation: This weekend might be a good chance for us to see each other outside our school in a social environment, free of competetiton. I do not view other boys as threats, and I enjoy making them seem insignificant by calling them the wrong names. (Translation by Macey McHenry)" - Ally Carter

"Our whole world is entrenched in sin. There in the quiet of our hearts a woman is calling us, each one of us, back to her Son. Jesus is there for us in the Scriptures. How often do we ignore Him? We must shake off this indifference. Only the Faith and the wisdom of the Church can save us, but it requires men and women, warriors ready to risk their good names, even their very lives to stand up for the truth." - Jim Caviezel

"Critical words to a child are as painful and damaging as being physically hit. They are verbal slaps in the face. Usually, critical words are accompanied by threats, name-calling, and yelling. This verbal abuse can be especially damaging. Insulting names echo in a child's mind over and over again until he comes to believe he is indeed stupid, selfish, lazy, or ugly and that in fact, that is all he is." - Beverly Engel

"So many of my friends have always been women growing up... I always feel slightly more comfortable around women because with guys in general there's always more of a danger zone... it's very aggressive sometimes the way guys act with each other, putting each other down and calling each other names, so I was always too sensitive for that and used to hang out with the girls. And they were always really funny to me." - Paul Feig

"Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Do' do that. Some day we"ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you." - Maya Angelou

"We are now considering legislation based on statistics that include name-calling at public rallies as crimes. Are we going on to the school yards of this country and when two kids get angry with each other and call each other names - what are we going to do, cart them over to the reformatory or add them to the list of 'hate crimes' perpetrators? This is ridiculous." - Jesse Helms

"There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love...Everyone has love, but it can only come out when he is convinced of the impossibility and frustration of trying to love himself. This conviction will not come through condemnations, through hating oneself, through calling self-love bad names in the universe. It comes only in the awareness that one has no self to love." - Shunryu Suzuki

"I don't know that any writing comes easily, but I certainly get more immersed in novels. I don't think the routine is any different, but fiction tends to pull me further away from my life. When I'm deep in a novel, I don't pay bills and I walk around in one shoe, drinking two-day old coffee, and calling my kids by the wrong names." - Jess Walter

"I tried to assimilate and mix myself in with everybody, but I still stood out because of my mannerisms, the way I spoke, my interests, the way I walked, all those things that make us stand out in a crowd. Then I got to a point where I stopped caring, because people were calling me names no matter what, so I thought I might as well just do what I wanted to do." - Brad Goreski

"I don't like calling myself a "feminist" only because I don't think I've done anything active enough to call myself one. It'd be like calling myself a civil rights activist just because I'm not racist." - Bo Burnham

"To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love." - George Santayana

"The wild night is calling." - Van Morrison

"If you get deep enough, you get trapped. Stop calling yourself a user. You are being used." - Jaron Lanier

"Liberals go straight to ugly racist stereotypes when attacking conservative blacks, calling them oversexualized, stupid and/or incompetent." - Ann Coulter

"For David Halberstam journalism was a calling, not a job. You couldn't fire him and he wouldn't quit." - Josh Marshall

"Misty May was looking for a partner, I was looking to stay at home, and the beach just came calling." - Kerri Walsh

"You can express love by calling out the truth out of the situation as opposed to dancing around it." - Mike Birbiglia

"Somebody is looking at you - and someone needs to see you walk this journey of following God's calling." - Shauna Niequist

"I have to ask myself, Am I content with calling myself a feminist? Yes, because I speak out." - Demi Lovato

"To find one's calling is perhaps not the easiest thing in the world, but probably the most important." - Boman Irani

"No one's calling me for lawyer roles. I still have a lot to do to prove myself." - Channing Tatum

"Calling it off comes easy enough if you haven't told the girl you are smitten with her." - Carl Sandburg

"I think that most New Yorkers would object to calling me a New Yorker. I didn't grow up here." - Sloane Crosley

"It took me ten minutes to write this very sentence. I'm no writer. This is not my calling." - Macaulay Culkin

"There is no calling of God to man on earth but what brings with it the evidence of its authenticity." - Brigham Young

"'Your Life Calling' is the first thing in my long career I've ever actually invented. It is my entrepreneurial debut." - Jane Pauley

"In law, one's sense of calling or vocation will lead one to be interested in certain dimensions of Constitutional law." - Ken Starr

"My calling, as one imperfect human, is to celebrate and uphold life every time I get the chance." - Victoria Moran

"All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them." - Muhammad Ali

"A lot of fantasy names are too much. They're too difficult to pronounce. I wanted the flavour of medieval England. I took actual names we still use today, like 'Robert', and in some case I tweaked them a little bit. I made 'Edward' into 'Eddard'. If you look back at medieval times, no one knew how to spell their own names. There are a lot of variations that we've lost." - George R R Martin

"I didn't know the right names for anything at first, but I knew what knocked me out. Changes... man I dug." - Roy Eldridge

"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are." - Henry David Thoreau



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