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"Losing their names, these things underwent a process of uncreation." - Angela Carter

"Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards." - Galileo Galilei

"As names that can mean things, I prefer spiritual to a lot of other things." - David Duchovny

"Many errors, of a truth, consist merely in the application of the wrong names of things." - Baruch Spinoza

"If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost, too." - Carl Linnaeus

"Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation." - Toni Morrison

"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

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

"And I'm convinced that knowing the names of things braces people up." - Saul Bellow

"What signifies knowing the Names, if you know not the Natures of things." - Benjamin Franklin

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names in research." - Darold Treffert

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

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names." - Proverbs

"And the Earth had no name. The gods know themselves and have no need of names. It is man who names all things, even gods." - Megan Whalen Turner

"The names are the first things to go, after the breath has gone, and the beating of the heart. We keep our memories longer than our names." - Neil Gaiman

"Elementary propositions consist of names." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things." - Jane Kenyon

"Why are there no names for the abscence of things? Why is there no name for the abscence of humanity?" - Carrie Jones

"It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things." - Oscar Wilde

"Nomenclature, the other foundation of botany, should provide the names as soon as the classification is made... If the names are unknown knowledge of the things also perishes... For a single genus, a single name." - Carl Linnaeus

"I think all of these things, there are always names floated - Newt Gingrich's name is out there. Sometimes you just want to make the loyalists happy by floating those names." - George Stephanopoulos

"We desire to understand the world by giving names to the things we see, but these things are only the effects of something subtle." - Laozi

"He said true things, but called them by wrong names." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

"I confused things with their names: that is belief." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I confused things with their names: that is belief." - Jeanpaul Sartre

"He said true things, but called them by wrong names." - Elizabeth Barrett Brownin

"None of us know our real names." - Kim Stanley

"I'm the man of a million names." - Giancarlo Stanton

"Loving means getting rid of names." - Octavio Paz

"I had always thought that the idea of love at first sight was one of those things invented by lady novelists from the South with three names." - John Perry Barlow

"Religions all have different names, but they all contain the same truths. ... I think the people of our religion should be tolerant and understand people believe different things." - Muhammad Ali

"I do not know the names of all the weeds and plants, I have to do as Adam did in his garden... name things as I find them." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Children and savages use only nouns or names of things, which they convert into verbs, and apply to analogous mental acts." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Religions all have different names, but they all contain the same truths.... I think the people of our religion should be tolerant and understand people believe different things." - Muhammad Ali

"Some changes of language are to be regretted, as they lead to false inferences, and society is always a loser by mistaking names for things." - James F Cooper

"Ecclesiastes names thee Almighty, the Maccabees name thee Creator, the Epistle to the Ephesians names thee Liberty, Baruch names thee Immensity, the Psalms name thee Wisdom and Truth, John names thee Light, the Book of Kings names thee Lord, Exodus names thee Providence, Leviticus Sanctity, Esdras Justice, creation names thee God, man names thee Father; but Solomon names thee Compassion, which is the most beautiful of all thy names." - Victor Hugo

"The world shrinking down about a raw core of parsible entities. The names of things slowly following those things into oblivion. Colors. The names of birds. Things to eat. Finally the name of things one believed to be true. More fragile than he would have thought. How much was gone already? The sacred idiom shorn of its referents and so of its reality. Drawing down like something trying to preserve heat. In time to wink out forever." - Cormac Mccarthy

"If names are not correct, then language is not in accord with the truth of things. If language is not in accord with the truth of things, then affairs cannot be carried out successfully." - Confucius

"We must not inquire too curiously into the absolute value of literature. Enough that it amuses and exercises us. At least it leaves us where we were. It names things, but does not add things." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do you know the kind of things that live up there?...things without names 'cause no one who's seen 'em has lived long enough to give them any name besides 'AAAARG!" - Mercedes Lackey

"Doubt is one of the names of intelligence." - Jorge Luis Borges

"I refuse to pronounce the names of possession and nonpossession." - Monique Wittig

"Our best yesterdays are now foul piles of crumpled names." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Reality is always the foe of famous names." - Petrarch

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

"These Names of Virtues with their Precepts were" - Benjamin Franklin

"Fate and temperament are the names of a concept." - Novalis

"Every name is real. That's the nature of names." - Jerry Spinelli

"Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"Teach us the names of what we have destroyed." - Dana Gioia

"It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. Names are everything. I never quarrel with actions. My one quarrel is with words. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for." - Oscar Wilde

"'What's the use of their having names the Gnat said, 'if they won't answer to them?' 'No use to them,' said Alice; 'but it's useful to the people who name them, I suppose. If not, why do things have names at all?' 'I can't say,' the Gnat replied." - Lewis Carroll

"Man is the namer; by this we recognize that through him pure language speaks. All nature, insofar as it communicates itself, communicates itself in language, and so finally in man. Hence, he is the lord of nature and can give names to things. Only through the linguistic being of things can he get beyond himself and attain knowledge of them-in the name. God's creation is completed when things receive their names from man, from whom in name language alone speaks." - Walter Benjamin

"I chart a little first-list of names, rough synopsis of chapters, and so on. But one daren't overplan; so many things are generated by the sheer act of writing." - Anthony Burgess

"Charles Dickens was an avid seeker of names - he read directories and looked for odd names on gravestones." - Jane Smiley

"I collect names for characters. Names are valuable; they can be your first source of insight into a character." - Spike Lee

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

"There are three things I always forget. Names, faces and... the third I can't remember." - Italo Svevo

"The names for things don't come first. Words stagger after, hopelessly trying to become the sensation." - Tom Stoppard

"They say that nameless things change constantly-that names fix them in place like pins." - Holly Black

"Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. [As opposed to the quotation: Poetry is the art of giving different names to the same thing]." - Henri Poincare

"I said a lot of things in the heat of the moment that I shouldn't have said. Called him names I shouldn't have called him. I apologise for that. I'm sorry. It was all meant to promote the fight." - Muhammad Ali

"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

"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

"human names for natural things are superfluous. Nature herself does not name them. The important thing is to know this flower, look at its color until the blueness becomes as real as a keynote of music." - Sally Carrighar

"Pet names are a persistant remnant of childhood, a reminder that life is not always so serious, so formal, so complicated. They are a reminder, too, that one is not all things to all people." - Jhumpa Lahiri

"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

"It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat." - Robert Fuoss

"I think that artists and musicians can do as much harm as good for causes if they tie their names to lots of things, especially if they aren't really doing much to meaningfully push their causes forward." - Damian Kulash

"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

"We are inclined to call things by the wrong names. We call prosperity 'happiness', and adversity 'misery' eventhough adversity is the school of wisdom and often the way to eternal happiness." - William Penn

"In truth, factual information - names or dates - have never interested me much. Those things are like an alien language that can interfere with the language of the painting, or even prevent its emergence." - Gerhard Richter

"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

"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

"There is one simple Divinity found in all things, one fecund Nature, preserving mother of the universe insofar as she diversely communicates herself, casts her light into diverse subjects, and assumes various names." - Giordano Bruno

"Names come and names go." - Neil Gaiman

"We are not compelled in naturalism, or even in materialism, to ignore immaterial things; the point is that any immaterial things which are recognized shall be regarded as names, aspects, functions, or concomitant products of those physical things among which action goes on." - George Santayana

"We are snared into doing things for which we get called names, and things for which we get hanged, and yet the spirit may well survive - survive the condemnations, survive the halter, by Jove! And there are things - they look small enough sometimes too - by which some of us are totally and completely undone." - Joseph Conrad

"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

"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

"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

"Tao is beyond words and beyond understanding. Words may be used to speak of it, but they cannot contain it. Tao existed before words and names, before heaven and earth, before the ten thousand things. It is the unlimited father and mother of all limited things. Therefore, to see beyond boundaries to the subtle heart of things, dispense with names, with concepts, with expectations and ambitions and differences. Tao and its many manifestations arise from the same source: subtle wonder within mysterious darkness. This is the beginning of all understanding." - Laozi

"This is unfortunately a world in which things find it difficult, frequently impossible, to live up to their names." - Joseph Priestley

"You'd be surprised at the things people will do in order to get their names or pictures in the paper." - Hunter S Thompson

"Turgenev: The names for things don't come first. Words stagger after, hopelessly trying to become the sensation." - Tom Stoppard

"I grew up hearing words like snakeroot, sassafras, mullein - things that had wondrous, mysterious sounds in their names." - Jan Karon

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

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

"When I started producing, I was just making music under all different names. 'Black Afro.' 'Super Grandmaster.' 'Mister Bull.' Like, the most stupid, idiotic names. 'Afrojack' was one of those idiotic names." - Afrojack

"People do things in the names of good, and in the name of ideals, but the world isn't that simple. So they end up doing things that aren't necessarily good. Even if they think they're doing the right thing, but when viewed from a different perspective they can look barbaric and crazy." - Matt Damon

"I kept thinking how they were all names of dead people, and how names are basically the only thing dead people keep." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"To take sides with life and experience how we can transcend ourselves is a process that has many names and faces. Religion is one of those names." - Dorothee Solle

"An important art of politicians is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public." - Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

"I think a lot of politicians, rightfully so, understand that their political futures are tied to how many times people see their names in print. The press is so accustomed to politicians wanting those things, it's a surprise when somebody's like, 'Whatever, I'm not really worried about those things." - Matt Gonzalez

"I think a lot of politicians, rightfully so, understand that their political futures are tied to how many times people see their names in print. The press is so accustomed to politicians wanting those things, it's a surprise when somebody's like, 'Whatever, I'm not really worried about those things.'" - Matt Gonzalez

"I had a big problem working with stars, because they are too expensive and have too many demands. Their names help you raise the money to make the movie, but then they demand close-ups. They change things. You end up doing things at their service instead of servicing the film." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Every body consists of three ingredients. The names of these are Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt." - Paracelsus

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

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

"History records the names of royal bastards, but cannot tell us the origin of wheat." - Jean Henri Fabre

"A lot of people change their band names because they're looking for a change of atmosphere." - Justin Vernon

"I insist on group singing of the names of the Lord." - Sathya Sai Baba

"The essential discovery of maturity has little if anything to do with information about the names, the locations, and the sequence of facts; it is the acquiring of a different sense of life, a different kind of intuition about the nature of things." - Walter Lippmann

"Ludwig Wittgenstein once said that names are the only things that exist in the world. Maybe that's true, but the problem is that as time passes by, names do not remain the same - even if they don't change." - Victor Pelevin

"I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to." - Shaquille O'Neal

"Well, I don't remember all the names of all the clubs we went to" - Shaquille O'Neal

"The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Truth is one, the sages speak of it by many names." - Joseph Campbell

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

"Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has come over." - Woodrow Wilson

"If I could remember the names of all these particles, I would have been a botanist." - Enrico Fermi

"Holy Istanbul! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names which enchants me." - Pierre Loti

"So many names, there is barely room on the walls of the heart." - Billy Collins

"The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders." - Buckminster Fuller

"Isn't it marvelous how those scientists know the names of all those stars?" - Anonymous

"Happiness and misery are the names of two extremes, the utmost bounds whereof we know not." - John Locke

"Names alone mock destruction; they survive the doom of all creation." - Henry Trevanion

"Great names degrade instead of elevating those who know not how to sustain them." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The Gods are but names for the forces of Nature themselves." - Aleister Crowley

"One advantage of static factory methods is that, unlike constructors, they have names." - Joshua Bloch

"The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them." - W Somerset Maugham

"Great names abase, instead of elevating, those who do not know how to bear them." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist." - Albert Einstein

"Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God." - Seneca the Younger

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

"There are various names for this 'Spirit of Life' because there are various life experiences." - Jurgen Moltmann

"And we were angry and poor and happy, And proud of seeing our names in print." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"My verses are my diary. My poetry is a poetry of proper names." - Marina Tsvetaeva

"The sacred lives beyond labels and judgment, in the wood-of-no-names." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"Names are not important. It's what lies inside of you that matters." - Sarah J. Maas

"Old age is - a lot of crossed off names in an address book." - Ronald Blythe

"Some of my troubles are so familiar, I know them by their first names." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Many of the Iranian players show their Christian names on their shirts." - Clive Tyldesley

"The fame of great men ought to be judged always by their big, fancy names." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

"Old age is a lot of crossed off names in an address book." - Ronald Blythe

"The Pyramids themselves, doting with age, have forgotten the names of their founders." - Thomas Fuller

"One of the few, the immortal names, That were not born to die." - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"I didn't know the names of the flowers - now my garden is gone." - Allen Ginsberg

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

"Architecture wrote the history of the epochs and gave them their names." - Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

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

"The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them." - Ninon De Lenclos

"Yeah, I can read music and I know the names of chords." - Dave Navarro

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

"Jazz changes and all. But I don't know the names of what it is I'm doing." - Stevie Ray Vaughan

"I'm entitled to collect my fair share of community property without being called names." - Gloria Allred

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



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