Names of things quotes:

  • You name it, I'm interested in a lot of things. -- Chris Hughes
  • Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things. -- Henri Poincare
  • All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles. -- Ernest Renan
  • In many of the things that people do, they themselves are the centre of attention, but they inscribe some other name on their banner. -- Abdolkarim Soroush
  • There are always people who will - who will do peculiar things and think that they are doing things in the name of their religion. -- Feisal Abdul Rauf
  • There are things done under the name of science which are ridiculous. But there is also stuff done which sounds funny but is really serious. -- Margaret Geller
  • I sometimes lie, especially about personal things, because what does it matter? I am a kind of minute commodity, my name is no longer my own. -- River Phoenix
  • 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
  • I'll be honest; I'm a student of fashion. I say that because I just wear what I feel. I'm not led by name brands and things like that. -- Keri Hilson
  • The name Crow was inspired by a number of things. I thought it would be cool to have a robot with sort of a Native American feel to it. -- Joel Hodgson
  • 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
  • One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father. -- Lincoln Ellsworth
  • Younger anthropologists have the notion that anthropology is too diverse. The number of things done under the name of anthropology is just infinite; you can do anything and call it anthropology. -- Clifford Geertz
  • I think one of the most important things punk brought back was the whole concept of staying independent and doing things yourself. It made music a lot less boring in any category you can name. -- Jello Biafra
  • Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy. -- Brett Favre
  • My manager came up with the name 'State of the Industry,' and it was just one of those things. It just took off. Well, I don't know about 'took off.' I'm not in the stratosphere. -- Andy Kindler
  • The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao; the name that can be named is not the eternal name. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth; the Named is the mother of all things. -- Lao Tzu
  • The name Air Supply sort of came from nowhere. I get a lot of my things in dreams and I just had a dream about it one night, and I woke up and said that's just got to be the name. That was in 1975. -- Graham Russell
  • People say all kinds of things about the ingredients of songs. But you know they are a kind of magic, in the sense that they may easily include a stain on your bedroom wall... and a variety of mis-recollections. And then you name it after a girl's name that you just made up. -- Tom Waits
  • I don't work for money any longer. I'm fortunate enough not to need to work for money, but I work for pride; I work because I love to work, and so the idea that one could lose control of one's own name and that things could be produced with your name on that you were not proud of scared me. -- Tom Ford
  • I confused things with their names: that is belief. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
  • He said true things, but called them by wrong names. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Losing their names, these things underwent a process of uncreation. -- Angela Carter
  • 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, 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
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  • There are three things I always forget. Names, faces and... the third I can't remember. -- Italo Svevo
  • If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. -- Confucius
  • 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 names for things don't come first. Words stagger after, hopelessly trying to become the sensation. -- Tom Stoppard
  • Knowing the names of things is a way to pay respect to the beauty of the world... -- Dean Koontz
  • It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. -- Oscar Wilde
  • Names and theoretical things don't occur to me. If they do, I'm not doing my real playing mode. -- Lee Konitz
  • I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is. -- Fred Allen
  • I grew up hearing words like snakeroot, sassafras, mullein - things that had wondrous, mysterious sounds in their names. -- Jan Karon
  • 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
  • Why are there no names for the abscence of things? Why is there no name for the abscence of humanity? -- Carrie Jones
  • A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things. -- Jane Kenyon
  • People gave names to things so they could tell stories about them, goddam fairy tales about children who got out alive. -- Sam Lipsyte
  • Children and savages use only nouns or names of things, which they convert into verbs, and apply to analogous mental acts. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • We have all got to exert ourselves a little to keep sane, and call things by the same names as other people call them by. -- George Eliot
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • There is a difference between admitting and confessing. Admitting involves softening, making excuses for things that cannot be excused; confessing just names the crimes at its full severity. -- Veronica Roth
  • Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are. -- Saint Augustine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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