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From antiquity, people have recognized the connection between naming and power. Casey Miller
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Even now, it's still hard for him to say it. I don't blame him. It's an icky word. Why couldn't whoever was in charge of naming things call cancer 'sugar' and sugar, 'cancer'? People might not eat so much of the stuff then. And it's so much more pleasant to die of sugar. Sarah Wylie
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Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives. Richard Eyre
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The lack of imagination or invention most people display in naming pussies is almost beyond credence. Carl Van Vechten
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Don't underestimate the value of beginning a headline by naming the people you want to reach. John Caples
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Atticus said naming people after Confederate generals made slow steady drinkers. Harper Lee
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Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission. Theodore Bikel
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Naming celestial objects is usually done by astronomers and professionals. Other people who are interested in space never get the opportunity to do that kind of thing. Alan Stern
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I never went after character payments. I'm pretty much terrible at naming characters, so I usually name them after people I know. Billy Lawrence
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I never felt that the naming issue was all that important, but I was obviously wrong, judging by how many people felt. I tell people to call it just plain Linux and nothing more. Linus Torvalds
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I hope that people will be held accountable, even if accountability just means naming it and letting the citizens of the country know where you're at. I think that has a huge impact on the way people think. Christy Clark
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We, like the people of Israel, would like to think we get to name God. By naming God, we hope to get the kind of god we need; that is, a god after our own likeness. Stanley Hauerwas
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If it is in speaking their word that people, by naming the world, transform it, dialogue imposes itself as the way by which they achieve significance as human beings. Paulo Freire
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I am not indifferent to the appreciation of kind people. [The voters were] extremely kind in naming me the world's top public intellectual, a title to which I can never see myself as entitled. Fethullah Gulen
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We are a mixed up people. We have mixed up ways of naming, too... When my father's brothers and sisters first went to colonial schools, they had to produce a surname. They also had to show they were good Christians by adopting a western name. They adopted my grandfather's name as surname. Wainaina. Binyavanga Wainaina
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Naming is nice. It took me days before I was able to speak a name for my first child (what if people did not like it?), and I suspect we gave her a secret, second name as well, to keep her safe. Anne Enright
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It's supposed to feel good to throw a brick at the right people. There is a long tradition of naming and ridiculing and shaming and calling the villains what they are. Usually it was the artistocracy of the day and satire was the only way to speak truth to power. John Cusack
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People are naming it the Third Wave, the Information Age, etc. but I would say those are basically technological descriptions, and this next shift is not about technology - although obviously it will be influenced and in some cases expressed by technologies. Paul Hawken
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This naming of things is so crucial to possession - a spiritual padlock with the key thrown irretrievably away - that it is a murder, an erasing, and it is not surprising that when people have felt themselves prey to it (conquest), among their first acts of liberation is to change their names ... Jamaica Kincaid
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People get burned out in big families, you can even see it in the naming of children. Like the first kid, "You were named after Grandma." The seventh kid, "You were named after a sandwich I had. Now get your brother, Reuben." Jim Gaffigan
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