Name and identity quotes:

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  • Reddit names are unconnected to real-world identities and it's commonplace for users to create 'throwaway' accounts to reveal sensitive information. -- Ethan Zuckerman
  • A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost. -- Lucy Stone
  • In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it. -- Robert Fripp
  • Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him. -- Mel Brooks
  • I do have two data identities. I have my name, Bruce Sterling, which is my public name under which I write novels. I also have my other name, which is my legal name under which I own property and vote. -- Bruce Sterling
  • In the '60s - and right up to the present day - the identity of a member of the British Secret Services was and is, quite rightly, a state secret. To divulge it is a crime. The Services may choose to leak a name when it pleases them. -- John le Carre
  • When I was a child, the FA Cup was one of the crown jewels of the sporting year, along with the Grand National, Wimbledon and The Open. But with every announcement it seems to lose another piece of its identity. First it was sponsors added to the name, followed by the semi-finals at Wembley. -- Gary Neville
  • You look at Superman, the story of an orphan coming to America, keeping his identity secret and even the names, Kal-El and Jor-El, you can trace lines to the background of the creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, both Jewish. Overall, there was a remarkable confluence of events that led to the medium and the Jewish participation. -- Jerry Robinson
  • I could name you a dozen superheroes whose powers I'd like to have. But if I could have any power in the world, it would be the power to read or watch a creative work and absorb the technical skill of the people who made it. Because then I could have even more fun writing. That's my core identity. I'm a writer. I just love telling stories. -- Kurt Busiek
  • Crime, after all, can be a way of establishing identity or acquiring security - at least the magistrate addresses you by name. -- Ariana Franklin
  • A wife should no more take her husband's name than he should hers. My name is my identity and must not be lost -- Lucy Stone
  • Each creature has a universally unique name, a sacred identity.If you know and call them by that name, they will definitely reply. -- Toba Beta
  • Your names and your photos give you a unique identity. Make and maintain a good name in the hearts of people. Paint good photos in their minds. -- Israelmore Ayivor
  • Whisper to the flashing water your real name, write your signature in the sand, and shout your identity to the sky until it answers to you in thunder. -- Christopher John Farley
  • In this world one must have a name; it prevents confusion, even when it does not establish identity. Some, though, are known by numbers, which also seem inadequate distinctions. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Corporate identity specialists spend their time rechristening other companies, conducting a legal search and a linguistic search to insure that the name is not an insult in another language. -- Lisa Belkin
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