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The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
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Margaret Atwood Quotes

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I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp, gaunt names that never get fat.
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Being perfect artists and ingenuous poets, the Chinese have piously preserved the love and holy cult of flowers; one of the very rare and most ancient traditions which has survived their decadence. And since flowers had to be distinguished from each other, they have attributed graceful analogies to them, dreamy images, pure and passionate names which perpetuate and harmonize in our minds the sensations of gentle charm and violent intoxication with which they inspire us. So it is that certain peonies, their favorite flower, are saluted by the Chinese, according to their form or color, by these delicious names, each an entire poem and an entire novel: The Young Girl Who Offers Her Breasts, or: The Water That Sleeps Beneath the Moon, or: The Sunlight in the Forest, or: The First Desire of the Reclining Virgin, or: My Gown Is No Longer All White Because in Tearing It the Son of Heaven Left a Little Rosy Stain; or, even better, this one: I Possessed My Lover in the Garden.
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Octave Mirbeau Quotes

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Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names..
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People's fates are simplified by their names.
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Elias Canetti Quotes

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Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves.
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It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.
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Robert Fuoss Quotes

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Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.
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Logan Pearsall Smith Quotes

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Who discovered that CFCs [chlorofluorocarbons] posed a threat to the ozone layer? Was it the principal manufacturer, the DuPont Corporation, exercising corporate responsibility? Was it the Environmental Protection Agency protecting us? Was it the Department of Defense defending us? No, it was two ivory-tower, white-coated university scientists working on something else - Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina of the University of California, Irvine. Not even an Ivy League university. No one instructed them to look for dangers to the environment. They were pursuing fundamental research. They were scientists following their own interests. Their names should be known to every schoolchild.
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Carl Sagan Quotes

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You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
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W.H. Auden Quotes

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If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things.
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Words have meaning and names have power.
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Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
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I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger.
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From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors.
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Names are an important key to what a society values. Anthropologists recognize naming as 'one of the chief methods for imposing order on perception.'
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Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
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Bill Vaughan Quotes

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However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
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Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names.
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