Labeling quotes:

  • Labeling makes the invisible visible, but it's limiting. Categories are the enemy of connecting. Link, don't rank. -- Gloria Steinem
  • Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis. Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning, not treatment. -- Thomas Szasz
  • I don't want to be labeled as either a pansy or a heterosexual. Labeling is so self-limiting. We are what we do - not what we say we are. -- Montgomery Clift
  • Labeling a child's mind as diseased-whether with autism, intellectual disabilities, or transgenderism-may reflect the discomfort that mind gives parents more than any discomfort it causes their child. Much gets corrected that might better have been left alone. -- Andrew Solomon
  • You don't have to be worried about labeling me. -- Danny Aiello
  • We have to believe that we can hold different points of view without labeling each other bad feminists. -- Roxane Gay
  • I've always done everything at my disposal to avoid labeling what I do, or to avoid being labeled myself. -- Boyd Rice
  • I think people could justify labeling me if they saw a pattern in what I do, but right now that's impossible. -- Skeet Ulrich
  • I don't like to be labeled, to be anything. I've made the mistake before myself of labeling my music, but it's counter-productive. -- Neil Young
  • Most difficult is the labeling by other people that models are empty-headed bodies. I think if you look for negativity, you can find it anywhere. -- Boyd Holbrook
  • I certainly don't advocate terrorism as a way of progressing and understanding people, nor do I believe labeling everything as a terrorist act is helpful either. -- Hugo Weaving
  • No day passes without a Democratic politician, a left-wing commentator, or, if I may be excused a redundancy, a left-wing academic labeling Republicans and conservatives racist. -- Dennis Prager
  • Well, I don't think of myself as a feminist at all. As soon as we start labeling and categorizing ourselves and others, that's going to shut down the world. -- Melissa Leo
  • Sometimes labeling is only useful, like with OCD. Once you're labeled you can be treated. On other occasions labeling leads to tyranny, like with childhood bipolar disorder in the U.S. -- Jon Ronson
  • I'm not an optimist. I'm a realist. And my reality is that we live in a multifaceted, multicultural world. And maybe once we stop labeling ourselves, then maybe everyone else will. -- Octavia Spencer
  • When are we going to stop labeling everyone? How many times have I been referred to as 'out gay actor?' Do we say, 'out heterosexual actor' when we refer to Tom Hanks? -- Bryan Batt
  • Internet pharmacies return to consumers the choice promised by supporters of the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. That law established federal requirements for drug safety and labeling but exempted prescription medicines from the labeling rules. -- Virginia Postrel
  • I think it is impossible to explain faith. It is like trying to explain air, which one cannot do by dividing it into its component parts and labeling them scientifically. It must be breathed to be understood. -- Patrick White
  • I think we use a lot of words and labels when trying to describe people: ones with autism, ones without autism. In general, I think that labeling people is a major issue, and people don't understand the power of language. -- Nikki Reed
  • If I pick up a book with vampires on the cover, I want there to be vampires. If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling. -- Margaret Atwood
  • When you are spiritually connected, you are not looking for occasions to be offended, and you are not judging and labeling others. You are in a state of grace in which you know you are connected to God and thus free from the effects of anyone or anything external to yourself. -- Wayne Dyer
  • For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a 'rite of passage' and by asking students to simply 'get over it.' Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let's break this silence and end school bullying. -- Linda Sanchez
  • Can you actually go through life without labeling what happens to you as good or bad? Sure you can. You have to train yourself to do this. You have been conditioned to think of things as bad or good. You can de-condition yourself. It is neither easy nor fast but it is possible. -- Srikumar Rao
  • I leave the genre labeling to other people. I really do. If I were to think too hard about it, that would stifle you creatively. If you think too hard about who other people want you to be as an artist, it stops you from being who you want to be as an artist. -- Taylor Swift
  • When you label so much of what happens to you as 'bad,' it reinforces the feeling that you are a powerless pawn at the mercy of outside forces over which you have no control. And - this is key - labeling something a bad thing almost guarantees that you'll experience it as such. -- Srikumar Rao
  • When I was in the California legislature in the '80s, the organic growers, who were sort of the small hippie farmers in those days, brought it to my attention that there were no regulations on organic labeling. In essence, anybody could just grow a thing any way they wanted and put 'organic' on it. -- Sam Farr
  • I think, in a way, I invented the term 'fight club' and that these things have always existed, but they never really had a label. Nobody had a language to apply to them. I created that language in two words and I've been paid a great deal of money for inventing two words and labeling something that has always been around. -- Chuck Palahniuk
  • If I pick up a book with spaceships on the cover, I want spaceships. If I see one with dragons, I want there to be dragons inside the book. Proper labeling. Ethical labeling. I don't want to open up my cornflakes and find that they're full of pebbles... You need to respect the reader enough not to call it something it isn't. -- Margaret Atwood
  • I believe in labeling things. -- Lewis Schiff
  • Stop labeling people just because they're not like you. -- Joyce Meyer
  • Punishment also includes judgmental labeling and the withholding of privileges. -- Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Physicians think they are doing something for you by labeling what you have as a disease -- Immanuel Kant
  • Even labeling the tea party and left and right its dangerous, because it's - it's another ego separation tool. -- Doreen Virtue
  • I've always done everything at my disposal to avoid labeling what I do, or to avoid being labeled myself -- Boyd Rice
  • With patience and calm, persistence and stoicism, good handwriting and careful labeling, they would meet persecution, indignity, and hardship head-on. -- Michael Chabon
  • If the history of science shows us anything, it is that we get nowhere by labeling our ignorance "God". -- Jerry A. Coyne
  • Social psychologist argued that even severe mental illness was the result of society labeling unusual behavior rather than of biochemical processes. -- Thomas J. Scheff
  • The labeling of nociceptors as pain fibers was not an admirable simplification, but an unfortunate trivialization under the guise of simplification. -- Patrick David Wall
  • Instead of labeling and discriminating against one or the other, we need to learn to blend our gifts and complement our geniuses. -- Robert Kiyosaki
  • The FDA has received over a million comments from citizens demanding labeling of GMOs. 90 percent of Americans agree. So, why no labeling? -- Dennis Kucinich
  • We send our kids off to school to major in labeling and think the ones who do it best deserve the highest grades. -- Wayne Dyer
  • Engineers are really good at labeling and branding things. If we had named Kentucky Fried Chicken, it would have been Hot Dead Birds. -- Vinton Cerf
  • According to Democrats it's racist, jingoistic and xenophobic to support enforcing America's immigration laws. What's next for Democrats, labeling heterosexual sex as homophobic? -- Ted Nugent
  • As for labeling someone a whistleblower, I think it does them - it does all of us - a disservice, because it "otherizes" us. -- Edward Snowden
  • But even labeling a site as astronomical is an improvement, since it partially sidesteps the old stereotype of Indians being primitive and ignorant savages. -- Vine Deloria Jr.
  • I think people need to know what they're eating. That's why I support "country of origin" labeling. That's why I support labeling of GMO's. -- Jon Tester
  • Prayer for today:Dear Lord, the eternal ecstatic joy within me is often turned into bondage by my labeling mind. Please, give me some meditative wisdom." -- Saurabh Sharma
  • Those who are highly evolved, maintain an undiscriminating perception. Seeing everything, labeling nothing, they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness. Thus they are supported by it. -- Laozi
  • Speaking of our unkind labeling of each other with, "she is divorced, she used to be inactive, etc", asked, "Can't we get over this hardening of the categories?". -- Sheri L. Dew
  • It's funny, because I don't think of my films as "slow-burn." I don't even know if I was familiar with the phrase until people started labeling me with it. -- Ti West
  • It's about labeling. For me feminism is bra-burning lesbianism. It's very unglamorous. I'd like to see it rebranded. We need to see a celebration of our femininity and softness. -- Geri Halliwell
  • As we've focused more on our food and where it comes from, people now have greater awareness of what's being put onto our food, pesticides, labeling issues, and consumer health. -- Dolores Huerta
  • When I see hipsters wearing Mao hats or Lenin T-shirts, I'm grateful. It's like truth-in-labeling. For now I know you are: Woefully ignorant, morally stunted, purposively asinine, or all three. -- Jonah Goldberg
  • I don't have to accept their tenants. I was trying to convince those college students to accept my tenants. And I reject any labeling me because I happened to go to the university. -- George W. Bush
  • Twitter is sort of version of labeling, except with 140 characters instead of a labelmaker. It's the way of calling things out for what they are, wearing badges. Twitter is like the new Scarlet Letter. -- Carrie Brownstein
  • As to the meaning of "corporate social responsibility," Friedman and I would agree: If a certain action improves the corporation's bottom line, there's no point in labeling it "socially responsible." It's just good business. -- Robert Reich
  • Modernist discourse [...] incorporates semantic devices - such as the labeling of theism as 'religion' and naturalism as 'science' - that work to prevent a dangerous debate over fundamental assumptions from breaking out in the open. -- Phillip E. Johnson