Quotes and Sayings about Names



"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Names, Rivers, Water)

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

"Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Power, Man, Will, World)

"The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the names of two agents whom I personally had known and handled and had a particular feeling for."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Feeling, Names)

"When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

"I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000. I wouldn't even have had to go on to do more than I already had: just the double agents' names that I gave."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Names)

"I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Names)

"I knew quite well, when I gave the names of our agents in the Soviet Union, that I was exposing them to the full machinery of counterespionage and the law, and then prosecution and capital punishment."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Law, Names, Punishment)

"My little scam in April '85 went like this: Give me $50,000; here's some names of some people we've recruited."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: People, April, Names)

"So I had all the names, three names, and that's good to have on a soap."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Names)

"Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties!"
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Home, Beliefs, Causes, Names)

"I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you're making airline reservations."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Fun, Names)

"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
(Related: Age, Names)

"The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Love, Names, Snow)

"If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Life, Family, Success, America, Names)

"Nevertheless there are certain peaks, canons, and clear meadow spaces which are above all compassing of words, and have a certain fame as of the nobly great to whom we give no familiar names."
- Mary Austin
(Related: Fame, Names, Words)

"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
(Related: Business, People, Games, Kids, Names, Shame)

"We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges, we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training, and we added some formula funding."
- Roy Barnes
(Related: Hope, Formula, Names, Schools, Training)

"I decided that I would be one of the biggest new names; and I actually had some little fancy business cards printed up to announce it, 'Count Basie. Beware, the Count is Here.'"
- Count Basie
(Related: Business, Cards, Fancy, Names)

"I know acts and I'm not going to name names but these people sold ten million copies the first time and the second album sells three million and it's considered a failure and they're dropped and that's really a shame."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, People, Failure, First, Name, Names, Shame)

"I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat."
- Stephen Vincent Benet
(Related: Love, American, Names)

"Though the names karma yoga and sannyasa are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Truth, Heart, Karma, Names, Yoga)

"Without naming names, I think other movies look more realistic but they feel less real."
- Brad Bird
(Related: Movies, Names)

"The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names."
- Harrison Birtwistle
(Related: Influence, Names, Will, Worth)

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

"Films and gramophone records, music, books and buildings show clearly how vigorously a man's life and work go on after his "death," whether we feel it or not, whether we are aware of the individual names or not. There is no such thing as death according to our view!"
- Martin Bormann
(Related: Death, Life, Work, Music, Books, Man, Names)

"The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Music, Careers, Name, Names)

"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
(Related: Talent, People, Ability, Being, Living, Names, Skin, Writer)

"The market for short stories is hard to break into, but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big names with which to sell his magazine - they're more willing to try stories by newcomers, if those tales are good."
- Eric Brown
(Related: Names)

"My son don't have to say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud. He don't have to be called those crazy names."
- James Brown
(Related: Son, Names)

"He said true things, but called them by wrong names."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Names, Wrong)

"Vietnamese must be made to feel that they are racial inferiors with no right to national identity."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Identity, Right)

"Ho joined the French socialist party, the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: First, Party)

"And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present-day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: Nation, Present)

"First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down."
- George Burns
(Related: Faces, First, Forget, Names)

"People's fates are simplified by their names."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: People, Names)

"Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: People, Earth, Name, Names, Waiting, World)

"Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two."
- Caryl Chessman
(Related: Fact, Light, Names)

"We are motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves, even in those books which they write in contempt of glory, inscribe their names."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Books, Contempt, Desire, Glory, Man, Names, Praise)

"I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: People, Man, Names, Old)

"It's gotten out of control. It's taking bigger and bigger names to make smaller and smaller films. I worry that important films without a big name attached won't get made at all."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Control, Name, Names, Worry)

"I'll name names, you know I won't hold back."
- Steven Cojocaru
(Related: Name, Names)

"I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn't want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea."
- Holly Marie Combs
(Related: HusbIdea, Enthusiasm, Internet, Irish, Names, Psychology, Want)

"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
(Related: Names, Right)

"I don't think that the Pulitzer should be given the way it is. I think the competition should be anonymous. I think completely different people would win it if the names were taken off because a lot of it is done on relationships and names."
- John Corigliano
(Related: People, Competition, Names, Relationships)

"Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: America, Arguments, Debate, Liberals, Names, Today, Trying)

"My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don't need them they drop back."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Mind, Names)

"When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don't need them they drop back."
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: Names)

"Jewish villages were built in the place of Arab villages. You do not even know the names of these Arab villages, and I do not blame you because geography books no longer exist."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Blame, Books, Geography, Names)

"Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Bible, Names, Tradition)

"Biblical names are hot again."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Names)

"Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Names, Saying, Words)

"Being around all the great names of the game at a young age because they were my heroes; the fact this meant so much to Canada. It was just an incredible thing to be a part of."
- Marcel Dionne
(Related: Age, Being, Canada, Fact, Heroes, Names)

"With me it was that defending the Communist Party was something worse than naming the names."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Names, Party)

"Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed."
- Bob Dole
(Related: Confusion, Name, Names, Profit, Shame, Will)

"The crimes committed by the North Vietnamese regime against the Vietnamese people were minor compared to the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodians, but for us on the left they were emotionally far more significant."
- James Donald
(Related: People)

"Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Deed, Meaning, Names, Religious, Spirit)

"The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Artists, Events, Names)

"A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Health, Education, Care, Tax, Names, Nation, Poverty, Security, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: War, Women, Thought, Angels, Old, Population, Washington)

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

"I like big, secure companies. I know what they do for a living. When I see their names on my monthly statement I know how they make their money."
- John Fisher
(Related: Money, Living, Names)

"You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Names, Old)

"Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, Fear, American)

"We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means available to outsiders."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, Force, Trying)

"And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it."
- Cornelia Funke
(Related: English, Example, Names)

"I call everyone 'Darling' because I can't remember their names."
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
(Related: Names)

"The industry does have some influence on who gets other awards. With the Mercury Prize, they don't. Jon comes from the business, but his heart is still very much in the music. Currently, we have about 12 major names that have said they want to be a part of MUDDA."
- Peter Gabriel
(Related: Business, Music, Heart, Awards, Influence, Mercury, Names, Want)

"Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: May, Names)

"Who could look on these monuments without reflecting on the vanity of mortals in thus offering up testimonials of their respect for persons of whose very names posterity is ignorant?"
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Monuments, Names, Posterity, Respect, Vanity)

"I nicknamed everyone in the gym. It was easier than remembering their names."
- Joe Gold
(Related: Names)

"I keep lists of names of people that I have met, a list of things to do day by day as well as a log of how my time is consumed throughout the day. It's a very important part of my personal discipline."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Time, People, Discipline, Day, Names)

"The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent - I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Name, Names, Now, Pretty, Wood, World)

"When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find."
- Norman Granz
(Related: America, Jazz, Names)

"The economic picture in the States today doesn't allow for jazz concerts in a tour fashion. People now are too used to the Festival, which gives them more names for the same price."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Fashion, Jazz, Names, Now, states, Today)

"Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents."
- Norman Granz
(Related: Work, Names, Now)

"Driving a cab is not really a nurturing type of relationship. You take people and they tip you, they may not tip you, you don't know their names, they don't care about you, you don't care about them."
- Pam Grier
(Related: People, Care, Driving, May, Names)

"Gwyneth Paltrow names her kid Apple. I'm not going to let that stand."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Names)

"The fact is that the Vietnamese held Americans after 1973."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Americans, Fact)

"I could give you some names of Workshop participants who are as good as many who are being published but haven't had the right editor recognize their merit or have not been adequately published."
- James Gunn
(Related: Being, Merit, Names, Right)

"God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace."
- William Gurnall
(Related: God, Debt, Grace, Names)

"As he is one, so we call Him God, the Deity, the Divine Nature, and other names of the same signification."
- John Hales
(Related: God, Nature, Names)

"Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: People)

"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
(Related: Fire, Name, Names, Right)

"Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Work, Debt, Literature, Merit, Names)

"I'm very influenced by landscapes, not so much the way places look as the way the names sound. In this country we've got so many cultures, and the place names - the Spanish names and the Indian names, which are so incredibly musical."
- Emmylou Harris
(Related: Country, Names, Sound)

"Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Fame, Inheritance, Living, Names, Pride)

"I was with some Vietnamese recently, and some of them were smoking two cigarettes at the same time. That's the kind of customers we need!"
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Time, Smoking)

"Although I wasn't able to get a visa for Vietnam, I was able to talk with swift boat veterans to get a feel for the time and place, and I visited a tropical prison in the Philippines to get a sense of what a Vietnamese prison might have been like."
- Tony Hillerman
(Related: Time, Prison, Sense, Talk, Veterans, Vietnam)

"All British people have plain names, and that works pretty well over there."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: People, Names, Pretty)

"I am not making spiteful assertions now but merely stating the facts-that, for instance, among Hungarian generals there is such a considerable percentage of men of German origin, who of course had, in most cases, to alter their names if they wanted to get anywhere."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: Men, Facts, Names, Now)

"They put their feelers out for all the names and then they'll cast you up to the point a name steps up, and then it doesn't matter how much they love you, there's a certain marketing value on that name, and there you go."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Love, Marketing, Name, Names, Value)

"I wanted to make a human monster. His name is Coffin Baby. The idea is based on a group of people from Pasadena whose names I can't mention. His mother died and during the funeral, this baby came out of her in the coffin."
- Tobe Hooper
(Related: Mother, People, Idea, Baby, Name, Names)

"If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Arguments, Man, Names)

"I've had many nicknames over the years: V, Nessa, Nessy Poo, Nessy Bear and Van. Only my parents call me Van, though, and I hate it. I get embarrassed."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Hate, Parents)

"Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Science, Being, First, Names)

"I used to make up names when I used to catalog my stuff."
- Richard D. James
(Related: Names)

"These names: gay, queer, homosexual are limiting. I would love to finish with them. We're going to have to decide which terms to use and where we use them. For me to use the word "queer" is a liberation; it was a word that frightened me, but no longer."
- Derek Jarman
(Related: Love, Gay, Word)

"I am financing the recording myself. So I have no big names to drop."
- Holly Johnson
(Related: Names)

"My dad liked how January went with Jones. My sisters' names are Jina and Jacey Jones."
- January Jones
(Related: Dad, Names, Sisters)

"If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Change, May, Names)

"A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: America, Europe, Names, Words)

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Enemies, Forget, Names)

"But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

"In real life, there are names that surprise us because they don't seem to suit the person at all."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Life, Names)

"The names are bigger, the show is worldwide, but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business."
- Larry King
(Related: Business, Life, Names)

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

"The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect worth their names wants to build a shoebox."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Names, Worth)

"Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned, but the names submitted by the president of the council, at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Names, President)

"Proper names are rigid designators."
- Saul Kripke
(Related: Names)

"It's easy to set a story anywhere if you get a good guidebook and get some basic street names, and some descriptions, but, for me, yes, I am indebted to my travels to India for several of the stories."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Names)

"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
(Related: Contention, Names, Right, Speech, Trouble)

"Back then, everyone was Lana and Rock. No one had ethnic names."
- Piper Laurie
(Related: Names)

"I'm not called Jude Law, I have three names; I'm called 'Hunk Jude Law' or 'Heartthrob Jude Law'. In England anyway, that's my full name. That's the cheap language that's thrown around, that sums you up in one little bracket. It doesn't look at your life. But if one looks beyond, there is actually a little bit more."
- Jude Law
(Related: Life, England, Language, Law, Name, Names)

"What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry."
- Laurie Lee
(Related: Life, Poetry, Country, Eyes, Flowers, Names, Open, Teaching)

"My solution to the problem would be to tell the North Vietnamese Communists frankly that they've got to drawn in their horns and stop their aggression or we're going to bomb them into the stone age."
- Curtis Lemay
(Related: Age, Aggression, Solution)

"All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters."
- Gordon Lightfoot
(Related: Daughters, Faces, Names, Sons, Wives)

"It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Time, War, Names, Veterans)

"All I know for certain is that reading is of the most intense importance to me; if I were not able to read, to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me, I would be starved - probably too starved to go on writing myself."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Importance, Names, Old, Reading, Writing)

"After all these years I had the privilege of naming my private part, cause we have nicknames. So I named my private part pride... it's not much but at least I have my pride."
- Jay London
(Related: Cause, Pride, Privilege, Years)

"Men of vision. Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide their greed and lust for adventure."
- Charles MacArthur
(Related: Love, Men, Vision, Adventure, Greed, Lust, Names)

"Well, if I am not vulgar, neither is my book. I wrote myself. Suggestiveness is always vulgar. But truth never. My book is not even remotely suggestive. I call things by their names. That is all."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Truth, Names)

"The most superficial student of Roman history must be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners, under different names, on her soil."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: History, Foreigners, Names)

"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Art, Judgment, Language, Names, Speech, Will)

"Kevin Keegan said if he had a blank sheet of paper, five names would be on it."
- Alvin Martin
(Related: Names)

"Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God, but Jesus did."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: God, People, Names, Reason)

"My thought was I should try to stick with names that people may recognize like Robert Johnson, Son House, and Hoagy Carmichael, so if somebody cared to research, they would find a wealth of material."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: Son, Thought, People, Wealth, May, Names, Research)

"Well, I think first of all, probably the most fundamental thing is that we are a mixed-signal analog semiconductor company, which, along with some of the other well-known names in the industry, enjoys very good economics."
- David Milne
(Related: Company, Economics, First, Names)

"I believe firmly in reconciliation among Vietnamese to avoid unnecessary shedding of the blood of Vietnamese."
- Duong Van Minh
(Related: Blood)

"The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,... Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't want to do that and that's their decision."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Government, Decision, Positive, Veterans, Vietnam, Want, Wounds)

"I only follow one party: the Vietnamese party."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Party)

"The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Love, Peace, People, Aggression, Freedom, Independence, Man, states, United)

"One of my other nicknames was Thomas Edison, because I invented so many moves."
- Earl Monroe
"Names were not so much dropped as thrown in a perpetual game of catch."
- Robert Morley
(Related: Names)

"Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: People, Divorce, Names, Want)

"You see the names of places roundabout? They're mine now, and I've turned them inside out."
- Andrew Motion
(Related: Names, Now)

"I miss the personalization that Vegas was - there were showroom captains and all the dealers knew the gamblers by their first names."
- Wayne Newton
(Related: First, Names)

"My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Names, Right, Writers, Years)

"I couldn't begin to name names... in general I have found racers to be some of the most competitive people on the planet... and some of the nicest as well."
- John Oates
(Related: People, Name, Names)

"And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation."
- Barack Obama
(Related: God, People, American, May, Names, Nation, President, states, United, Will)

"Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Titles)

"Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Fate, Germany, Names)

"Names are changed more readily than doctrines, and doctrines more readily than ceremonies."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Names)

"It's a clique and I think a clique exists in every business. There's a circle of people that are guaranteed to open a movie and we all know their names and whether they're right or wrong for the role."
- Elizabeth Pena
(Related: Business, People, Names, Open, Right, Wrong)

"Rich kids gave us their old clothes. They were the best clothes we ever had. We were these very pure, naive, poor children. The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never bothered us because we didn't know what the words meant."
- River Phoenix
(Related: Children, Clothes, Kids, Names, Old, Poor, Words)

"They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases."
- Plato
(Related: Names)

"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."
- Plato
(Related: Names)

"I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet."
- Jon Postel
(Related: Authority, Internet, Names, Space)

"God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: God, Names, Writer)

"How much more must this be so in my own case for I am conscious not only of the great names and achievements of those who have preceded me, but also of the living presence of many of my masters and teachers."
- Cecil Frank Powell
(Related: Living, Names, Teachers)

"Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Change, Names, Words)

"I don't want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Name, Names, Want)

"At the time, there were very few foreign names in the press and they were all factory workers. I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name."
- Carl Rakosi
(Related: Time, Thought, Job, Name, Names, Press, University, Workers)

"Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: God, Infinite, May, Names)

"More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: God, Infinite, May, Name, Names, Will, Worship)

"We had the boy's name picked out, but we didn't have a girl's. When he turned out to be a boy, we were so relieved. Literally, in the middle of contracting and pushing, and with my wife being drugged - out and half - lucid, we were still coming up with names."
- Paul Reiser
(Related: Wife, Being, Contracting, Name, Names)

"I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names."
- Little Richard
(Related: Names)

"I don't have any nicknames."
- Sally Ride
"I think knowing people by first names, not by what they do sexually, is really what it's about. Not being afraid. Fear is the enemy. I've always been comfortable with being gay."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: People, Fear, Being, Enemy, First, Gay, Names)

"We loved being in Russia and would love to go back again, especially to visit my namesake."
- Eric Roberts
(Related: Love, Being, Russia, Visit)

"George Murphy tagged that name "Butch" on me years ago. We were all at a party and he went around tagging names on people that didn't fit them."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: People, Name, Names, Party, Years)

"The only thing that would change would be the year, the names. It just got to be a repetitious life."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Change, Life, Names)

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Habit, Being, Earth, Names)

"Between Scott on the earlier side and Dickens and Thackeray on the other, there was an immense production of novels, illustrated by not a few names which should rank high in the second class, while some would promote more than one of them to the first."
- George Saintsbury
(Related: Class, First, Names, Production, Rank)

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

"Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Artists, Famous, Names, Past)

"There are names I do not want mentioned in my home."
- Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
(Related: Home, Names, Want)

"Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: God, Nature, Fate, Fortune, Names)

"You remember all those phrases about how "these people" - Asians - don't value human life like we do. Well if you spend any time around them, you discover that they love their children just as much as we love ours. That is certainly true of the Vietnamese."
- Neil Sheehan
(Related: Life, Love, Time, Children, Value)

"Last year we had so many people coming in and out they didn't bother to sew their names on the backs of the uniforms. They just put them there with Velcro."
- Andy Van Slyke
(Related: People, Names)

"Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Behavior, Names, Past)

"Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren't really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department."
- Ann Sothern
(Related: Hollywood, Names, Personality, Publicity, Sense, Stars)

"My father was Catholic, my mother was Protestant, and because of that I got Christened in both churches, so I've got all these names... but my Dad always called me Mick."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: Dad, Mother, Father, Churches, Names)

"I started off at the high level, in the slick magazines, but they didn't use my name, they used house names. Anyway, then I went downhill to the pulps, then downhill further to the comics."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: Name, Names)

"Authors want their names down in history; I want to keep the smoke coming out of the chimney."
- Mickey Spillane
(Related: History, Names, Want)

"We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: God, Children, Generations, Names, Right, Road, Will, Word)

"The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Religion, People, Muslim, Events, Hatred, Horror, Names, Nothing, Shame)

"There are, in the King case in particular, e names of confidential informants, persons to whom we promised confidentiality in return for their testimony. We have put their testimony in the public domain, but feel that their names should continue to be anonymous."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Names, Public)

"Whenever the names of the disciples are enumerated in the New Testament, St. Peter's stands at their head."
- John Strachan
(Related: Names, New testament)

"I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: Artist, Names, Obsession)

"We became somewhat household names really quickly, within a matter of - what? - three, four months. So it's hard to get used to, and it's really sometimes hard to understand."
- Ruben Studdard
(Related: Months, Names)

"I remember a couple of instrumental albums, just don't ask the names."
- Jim Sullivan
(Related: Names)

"I believe that a long step toward public morality will have been taken when sins are called by their right names."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Morality, Names, Public, Right, Will)

"There are three things I always forget. Names, faces and... the third I can't remember."
- Italo Svevo
(Related: Faces, Forget, Names)

"Names are what people sometimes use to excuse their thoughts and actions towards you."
- Simon Travaglia
(Related: People, Thoughts, Actions, Names)

"The two principles referred to are Authority and Liberty, and the names of the two schools of Socialistic thought which fully and unreservedly represent one or the other of them are, respectively, State Socialism and Anarchism."
- Benjamin Tucker
(Related: Thought, Authority, Liberty, Names, Principles, Schools, Socialism, State)

"They have all different names for music. I think the music I'm going to change the style with is going to be really, really big-years and years after I'm gone."
- Ike Turner
(Related: Change, Music, Names, Style, Years)

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Names, Trees)

"What's really fun is to write under different names."
- Tom Verlaine
(Related: Fun, Names)

"The Vietnamese have a secret weapon. It's their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill. In effect, they've been saying, You can kill us, but you'll have to kill a lot of us; you may have to kill all of us. And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that."
- George Wald
(Related: Effect, Heaven, May, Saying)

"I've never crashed a wedding. When I was a kid I, of course, used to crash parties. Crashing a wedding is difficult though because you have to have the suit, and you have to have information in case someone catches you. You have to know at least some names and something."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Wedding, Information, Names)

"How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Mothers, Names)

"One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Names, Needs, Vocabulary, Will, Words)

"As Lord Chesterfield said of the generals of his day, 'I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names, he trembles as I do.'"
- Duke of Wellington
(Related: Hope, Day, Enemy, Names)

"President Johnson did not want the Vietnam War to broaden. He wanted the North Vietnamese to leave their brothers in the South alone."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: War, Brothers, President, Vietnam, Want)

"We moved in to help the Vietnamese defend their country and confront the Viet Cong."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Country, Help)

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

"Many Japanese painters and calligraphers would change their names intentionally to keep their relationship to the art always fresh. This way, others' expectations can be avoided."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Art, Change, Expectations, Names)

"The friendlies were South Vietnamese women and children, helpless victims in a war they did not understand."
- John Whitehead
(Related: War, Women, Children, Victims)

"I don't like giving names to generations. It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning."
- Ian Williams
(Related: Generations, Giving, Names, Song, Trying)

"Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries."
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Related: Folk, Names)

"The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Heart, Christian, Earth, Moods, Names, Writer)

"There were also some cruel reviews by women, but the tone of the male reviewers, sometimes hysterical, was different. I have suffered, but I don't want to name names-but there have been men who have seemed to want to destroy me or my writing, men I don't even know."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: Men, Women, Name, Names, Want, Writing)

"I made a list of people who needed just a little bit of money. And when the list was complete, there were 42 names. The total amount of money they needed was $27. I was shocked."
- Muhammad Yunus
(Related: Money, People, Names)