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Name Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Name

Please enjoy these Name Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde

SPIRIT is the name we give to
the entirety of everything we can perceive
plus the entirety of everything
that is beyond our perception.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Do not say, "It is morning,"
and dismiss it with a name of yesterday.
See it for the first time
as a newborn child that has no name.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Inferiority Complex:
a name for not loving yourself enough.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A poet's work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
- Salman Rushdie

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
- Andre Breton

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

There is no principle worth the name
if it is not wholly good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden,
which is our mind ruled by fear.
Rip them out and call them by name.
- Sylvia Browne

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet
- William Shakespeare

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

It's true, you can never eat a pet you name.
And anyway, it would be like a ventriloquist eating his dummy.
- Alexander Theroux

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.
- Bill Maher

"Fair" is not a useful concept.
Life is not "fair."
You can't make life "fair."
You can get angry.
You can complain about life not being "fair."
You can attempt revenge - perhaps violently.
You can inflict great suffering upon yourself
in the name of life being "unfair."
And Life is still not "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes

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

What opera isn't violent? Two things happen,
violence and love.
And other than that, name something else.
You can't.
- Cab Calloway

I suspect that a lot of studio executives still think
of me as 'what's-his-name'.
- Chris Cooper

I had a head start in acting.
Because of my parents, I had a SAG card,
an agent and a recognizable name.
But I knew if I screwed up, people would never forget.
I'd be dead.
- Mary Crosby

There are people and nations, Mother,
that I would like to say to you by name.
I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to
you in the way that you know best.
- Pope John Paul II

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
- Julius Caesar

Television theatre, as is implied in its name,
should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

Of course, the kids who had never heard of a person
called Ben E. King were then aware of the name associated with the song.
That gave a tremendous lift to me as an artist.
- Ben E. King

You get to Hollywood and you are in the land of big
money where they don't like to see only one screenwriter's name.
It's much better if you've got four or five.
- Nigel Kneale

You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi.
- Humphrey Bogart

Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say Amen -
that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion.
So we're still praying to their gods.
- Whitley Strieber

Mickey is one of the prime examples:
Mickey has never been suspected of being an American export.
It was deja vu.
They gave him a local name and he's been accepted everywhere he goes.
- John Hench

With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution,
with the first murder, with the first purge and execution,
we have lost the revolution.
- Kate Millett

The Bee Gees, to us, was the three brothers.
In Maurice's name, we would respect that and not be the Bee Gees anymore.
- Robin Gibb

You name it, we had it.
It won't happen again.
You're not going to duplicate this show.
- Robert Conrad

I'm convinced that had I not changed my name,
I don't think I would have had quite the same career
curve that I eventually had.
- Ben Kingsley

They have decided to tour under the name of Ten Years
After which I don't think is very cool.
To be honest, they have had to do that as it's the
only way they can get any work.
- Alvin Lee

I had now made about 45 pictures, but what had I become? I knew all too well:
a phallic symbol.
All over the world I was, as a name and personality,
equated with sex.
- Errol Flynn

I was the good Bond girl, but I wanted to have the
dresses and the high heels.
I wanted the funky, sexy name.
- Izabella Scorupco

Inside us there is something that has no name,
that something is what we are.
- Jose Saramago

Mystery is but another name for ignorance;
if we were omniscient,
all would be perfectly plain!
- Tryon Edwards

I don't have a bank account because I don't know my mother's maiden name.
- Paula Poundstone

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to
our world in the name of revolution have become,
in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

The head of a ship however has not always an immediate relation to her name,
at least in the British navy.
- William Falconer

Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame;
Each to his passion; what's in a name?
- Helen Hunt Jackson

A few years after my first son was born,
he wanted to know how we chose his name,
so I began reading him the story of Noah's Ark.
- Boris Becker

There is no such thing as luck.
It's a fancy name for being always at our duty,
and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

You know my father as governor, as president,
but I knew him as dad.
I was so proud to have the Reagan name and to be Ronald Reagan's son.
- Michael Reagan

When your name is out there like that,
guys are going to want to see what you're about.
- Jamal Lewis

Hit a home run - put your head down,
drop the bat,
run around the bases, because the name on the front is more -
a lot more important than the name on the back.
- Ryne Sandberg

Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.
- George III

I'm a guy who just wanted to see his name in the lineup everyday.
To me, baseball was a passion to the point of obsession.
- Brooks Robinson

In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under
thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel.
- Ben Hecht

If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of,
use a pen-name for that.
- Dean Koontz

Gromit was the name of a cat.
When I started modeling the cat I just didn't feel it was quite right,
so I made it into a dog because he could have a bigger nose and bigger,
longer legs.
- Nick Park

I beg my Children to be just and virtuous,
never to disgrace my name or theirs,
and then they are out of fortune's power.
- Thomas Willis

I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics,
but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.
- Geraldine Ferraro

I phoned my grandparents and my grandfather said 'We saw your movie.'
'Which one?' I said.
He shouted 'Betty, what was the name of that movie I didn't like?
- Brad Pitt

Not everything has a name.
Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

My name had gone stale, and no matter how progressive I got,
it was my time to die.
- Joni Mitchell

When you don't work for a while, immediately you get
a little black mark next to your name.
- Lori Loughlin

I'd like to give divorce a good name.
- Geraldo Rivera

These big-package releases.
There should be a cute name for them.
- Julian Assange


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