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Once you label me you negate me.
~ Soren Kierkegaard

 

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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
~ English Proverb

 

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The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
~ Chinese Proverb

 

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The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
~ Edward F. Halifax

 

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The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.
~ Marshall Mcluhan

 

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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

 

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To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.
~ Vachel Lindsay

 

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To name oneself is the first act of both the poet and the revolutionary. When we take away the right to an individual name, we symbolically take away the right to be an individual. Immigration officials did this to refugees; husbands routinely do it to wives.
~ Erica Jong

 

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We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.
~ Milan Kundera

 

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

 

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You should never name an animal which is not yours to keep, or which you intend to eat.
~ Deborah Boliver Boehm

 

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