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Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All nationalisms are at heart deeply concerned with names: with the most immaterial and original human invention. Those who dismiss names as a detail have never been displaced; but the peoples on the peripheries are always being displaced. That is why they insist upon their continuity -- their links with their dead and the unborn.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every morning I woke in dread, waiting for the day nurse to go on her rounds and announce from the list of names in her hand whether or not I was for shock treatment, the new and fashionable means of quieting people and of making them realize that orders are to be obeyed and floors are to be polished without anyone protesting and faces are to be made to be fixed into smiles and weeping is a crime.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We rarely quote nowadays to appeal to authority... though we quote sometimes to display our sapience and erudition. Some authors we quote against. Some we quote not at all, offering them our scrupulous avoidance, and so make them part of our white mythology. Other authors we constantly invoke, chanting their names in cerebral rituals of propitiation or ancestor worship.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If goodness were only a theory, it were a pity it should be lost to the world. There are a number of things, the idea of which is a clear gain to the mind. Let people, for instance, rail at friendship, genius, freedom, as long as they will --the very names of these despised qualities are better than anything else that could be substituted for them, and embalm even the most envenomed satire against them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every man who has lived for fifty years has buried a whole world or even two; he has grown used to its disappearance and accustomed to the new scenery of another act: but suddenly the names and faces of a time long dead appear more and more often on his way, calling up series of shades and pictures kept somewhere, just in case, in the endless catacombs of the memory, making him smile or sigh, and sometimes almost weep.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I had six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am not willing to risk the lives of German soldiers for countries whose names we cannot spell properly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. Names are everything. I never quarrel with actions. My one quarrel is with words. The man who could call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no question what the roll of honor in America is. The roll of honor consists of the names of men who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Esmeralda: What is your name?
Butch: Butch.
Esmeralda: What does it mean?
Butch: I'm American, honey. Our names don't mean shit.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Husky Guy: What are the names of your instructors?
James Clayton: Ok, ok. John's the wise guy. Paul's the cute one. George is pretty quiet, and this new kid... I can't remember his name.More [07/31/2005 12:07:00]
Buttermaker: [reading names off roster] Daragebrigadian? Is that Aztec?
Garo Daragebrigadian: No, Armenian.More [08/14/2005 12:08:00]
Chris: I've put our names down for speakers next month "Chris and Annie on what we learned in 'Ollywood".
Annie: You're lying. I know for a fact that Colin Petley's coming from Keighly with his collection of tea towels.More [08/22/2005 12:08:00]
Senator Kelly: I have here a list of names of identified mutants living right here in the United States.
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator...
Senator Kelly: Here's a girl in Illinois who can walk through walls. Now what's to stop her from walking into a bank vault, or the White House, or
[indicating the gallery]
Senator Kelly: into their houses?
Dr. Jean Grey: Senator, please...
Senator Kelly: ...and there are even rumors, Miss Grey, of mutants so powerful that they can enter our minds and control our thoughts, taking away our God-given free will. Now I think the American people deserve the right to decide if they want their children to be in school with mutants. To be taught by mutants! Ladies and gentlemen, the truth is that mutants are very real, and that they are among us. We must know who they are, and above all, what they can do!More [10/17/2005 12:10:00]
On my first day of Jr. High I was in Geography class, and the teacher asked us if anybody knew the names of the continents. And I was sooo excited. I was like, Damnit! It's my first day of 7th grade, Im in jr high and i know this answer. So i raised my hand I was the first one and I said A-E-I-O-U!More [11/17/2005 12:11:00]
Walter: Let's kick some names and take some ass.More [12/04/2005 12:12:00]
Her performances will be the only music that we have. We didn't feel that the night needed to be a big laundry list of celebrity names on the screen. This is a night about Times Square and what happens [there].More [04/15/2006 12:04:00]
“[On the other hand, Lions says, big names can be a boon to playwrights as well as producers. Broadway] has lost a lot of talented writers to Hollywood, ... to take a chance on theater. That's how it's done in London. In an ideal world, young writers could move back and forth between New York and Los Angeles.”More [09/13/2006 12:09:00]
I have guinea pigs. Yes, I'm a geek. I have two guinea pigs; their names are Smooth'em and Luella Loo. Smooth'em was named after my greatgrandad's cat, and Luella Loo reminds me of a girl I used to know.More [10/15/2006 12:10:00]
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.More [01/14/2007 12:01:00]
Nicky Santoro: That black book's a joke. It's only got two names in it. And one of them's still Al Capone.More [02/24/2007 12:02:00]
Ofelia: My name is Ofelia. Who are you?
Pan: Me? I've had so many names. Old names that only the wind and the trees can pronounce. I am the mountain, the forest and the earth. I am... I am a faun. Your most humble servant, Your Highness.More [02/25/2007 12:02:00]
Treebeard: We have just agreed...
[Merry and Pippin lean in]
Merry: Yes?
Treebeard: I have told your names to the Entmoot, and we have agreed you are not orcs.
Pippin: Well, that's good news.More [03/20/2007 12:03:00]
[last lines]
Odysseus: [voiceover] If they ever tell my story let them say that I walked with giants. Men rise and fall like the winter wheat, but these names will never die. Let them say I lived in the time of Hector, tamer of horses. Let them say I lived in the time of Achilles.More [03/23/2007 12:03:00]
[first lines]
Odysseus: [voiceover] Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?More [03/23/2007 12:03:00]
Cesar Toban: Do you have pictures of your kids?
Jack Stevens: What?
Cesar Toban: I need to see them. I'll also need their names and the names of their schools. We are trusting you with millions of dollars of coke, Mr. Stevens. Without your children, there is no deal.More [04/11/2007 12:04:00]
Cecily, Gwendolyn: [speaking together] Your Christian names are still an insuperable barrier! That is all.More [04/20/2007 12:04:00]
[last lines]
Lancelot: [voiceover] And as for the knights who gave their lives, their deaths were cause for neither mourning nor sadness. For they will live forever, their names and deeds handed down from father to son, mother to daughter, in the legends of King Arthur and his knights.More [04/25/2007 12:04:00]
Police Officer: Now you do realize that was a D-pelter turbo.
Gladys: Oh, please officer, this exterminator sold it to me.
Police Officer: Hey, hey it was in your yard, your names on the contract, so you can tell it to the judge.
Gladys: Oh please, don't do this to me, it's not my fault, let go of me...
Police Officer: Mam...
Gladys: [yelling] You can't do this to me I am president of the Homeowners Association...
Dwayne: [quietly as she is fighting the police] Get her.
[he climbs over a fence and accidently steps on a squek toy]
Nugent the Dog: Play.
Dwayne: Oh, no, no, no, no, no
[there is a bite heard]
Dwayne: AHHHHH!More [04/27/2007 12:04:00]
Samson: Who are you?
Camo: Our names aren't important.
Cloak: I'm Cloak, he's Camo.More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
Jedediah: Fire up the iron horse, boys.
Larry: Hey, blondie!
Jedediah: Names Jedadiah.
Larry: Jedadiah, stop the train, please!
Jedediah: No can do, crackerjack.
Larry: Whats going on here?
Jedediah: Somebodys got to pay.
Larry: Pay for what?
Jedediah: I don't know, just pay! Now stop whining and take it like a man!
Larry: Seriously, stop the train!
Jedediah: Alright, stop the train.
Larry: Thank you.
Jedediah: NOW FULL SPEED AHEAD AND RAM HIM! SPLIT HIS HEAD LIKE A WATERMELON!
Larry: [Train hits Larry] Ooh! Ow...
Jedediah: Oh, for crying out loud!More [05/31/2007 12:05:00]
Jedediah: No problemo, Gigantor.
Larry: Um, my names Larry, first of all okay, Jed? See I call you Jed, I don't call you tiny.
Jedediah: What's that supposed to mean?
Larry: Hey teeny, how does that sound?
Jedediah: I... I don't like it. It hurts my feelings.
Larry: Okay, well Gigantor makes me sound like a freak.
Octavius: I don't. I just call you Larry.
Larry: Don't be a kiss-ass.More [05/31/2007 12:05:00]
Mussawi: Bob, what do you know about the torture methods used by the Chinese on the Falun Gong? Huh? Method number one. What's your guess?
[pause]
Mussawi: Water dungeon. Did you guess water dungeon? Number two method? Number two, twisting arm and putting face in feces. Not interested in two? Number three. Number three is called 'pulling nails from fingers'. What do you think Bob? Number three sound good to you? The purpose is to get the monks or whatever to recant their beliefs. What if I had to get you to recant? That would be pretty difficult right? Because if you have no beliefs to recant then what? Then your fucked is what. You're going to give me the names of every person who's taken money from you.
[rips off one of Bob's nails]
Mussawi: Oh that is dusgusting.
Bob Barnes: Come on Jimmy, you're not one of those Koran thumpers!
Mussawi: My name is Mussawi.
[rips off another nail, then starts punching Bob]
Mussawi: You fucking fuck, fucking fuck, stupid fuck, what the fuck, this is a war! Fuck you're a PO fucking W! Give me the fucking names! I'm cutting his fucking head off. I'm going to cut your head off, Bob!More [06/09/2007 12:06:00]
Jimmy Tudeski: Oh no! Look it! Blanche!
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: Who's Blanche?
Jimmy Tudeski: Consuelo! Xerxes! Alert the others! There's been a tragedy!
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: Who's Blanche?
Jimmy Tudeski: This is Blanche. You killed her.
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: I'm sorry.
Jimmy Tudeski: Go home, Oz. Go home before something bad happens.
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: Something bad already has happened; Cynthia's been kidnapped!
Jimmy Tudeski: Blanche, put down in her prime...
Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky: He names his chickens! You name your chickens?
[Jimmy runs away crying]
Jimmy Tudeski: WAAAHHHH! Blanche! You're DEAD!More [06/09/2007 12:06:00]
[Cooper and Carl look at the space where Desmond vanished]
Cooper: What was here Mr. Rodd?
Carl: I trailer was here. What the hell d'ya think?
Cooper: Could you tell me whose trailer it was, and who stayed in it?
Carl: Yeah, it was an old woman and her grandson.
Cooper: Could you tell me what their names were?
Carl: Uh... Chalfont, that's it. As a matter of fact, 'Chalfont' was the name of a family that rented this space before, or at the same time. Two Chalfonts. Wierd, huh?More [06/20/2007 12:06:00]
[about lone gunmen having three names each]
Jerry: I just thought of another one: James Earl Ray, the guy who got Luther King. Then of course, there's Sirhan Sirhan. I still haven't figured that one out. Maybe it's Sirhan Sirhan Sirhan, I don't know.More [06/28/2007 12:06:00]
Zane Cooper: Oh, I suppose somebody ought to say something nice about the deceased.
Annabelle: How do you know he was nice? We don't know anything about him. The only thing he's got in his wallet is a bunch of names of whorehouses.More [06/29/2007 12:06:00]
Denise: Besides, I heard that song was about his dog.
Preston: It's not about a dog. It's about a woman named Amanda. Who the hell names their dog Amanda?
Denise: My cousin had a dog name Samantha.
Preston: Shut up about the dog, OK?More [07/08/2007 12:07:00]
Hooper: For years in this industry, whenever an African American character, hero or villain, was introduced - usually by white artists and writers - they got slapped with racist names that singled them out as Negroes. Now, my book, "Whitey-Hating Coon," don't have none of that bullshit. The hero's name is Maleekwa, and he's descended from the black tribe that established the first society on the planet, while all you European motherfuckers were hiding out in caves and shit, all terrified of the sun. He's a strong role model that a young black reader can look up to. Cause I'm here to tell you, the chickens is coming home to roost, y'all. The black man's no longer gonna play the minstrel in the realm of comics and sci-fi fantasy. We keepin it real, and we gonna get respect by any means necessary.
Holden: Ah, come on, that's a bunch of horse shit! Lando Calrissian was a black guy. You know, and he got to fly the Millennium Falcon, what's the matter with you?
Hooper: Who said that?
Holden: I did! Lando Calrissian is a strong role-model in the realm of science fiction/fantasy.
Hooper: Fuck Lando Calrissian! Uncle-Tom nigger!More [07/11/2007 12:07:00]
Felix: Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Max: No.
Felix: Nor do I. Nor do I, but my children do. They are still small. But do you know who they like even better than Santa Claus? His helper, Pedro el Negro. Black Peter. There's an old Mexican tale that tells of how Santa Claus got so very busy looking out for the good children that he had to hire some help to look out for the bad children. So he hired Pedro. And Santa Claus gave him a list with all the names of all the bad children. And Pedro would come every night to check them out. And the people, the little kids that were misbehaving, that were not saying their prayers, Pedro would leave a little toy donkey on their window. A little burro. And he would come back, and if the children were still misbehaving, Pedro would take them away, and nobody would ever see them again. Now, if I am being Santa Claus, and you are Pedro, how do you think jolly Santa Claus would feel if one day Pedro came into his office and said, 'I lost the list.' How fucking furious do you think he will get?More [07/26/2007 12:07:00]
[Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) shot back that Republicans were obstructing justice through their threats of impeachment.] The criticism [Reno] has received, the threats that have been made against her and the position she holds, are the political equivalent of an obstruction of justice, … In an ironic sort of way, members of the majority have made it almost impossible for the attorney general to actually name an independent counsel. She’s been threatened with impeachment, hearings, she should be immediately replaced. If the woman names an independent counsel, it’s going to appear she was intimidated. And if she doesn’t, she’s defending the president.More [08/17/2007 12:08:00]
I would say that those names were placed on the list based on information available to us which we considered to be reliable,More [08/21/2007 12:08:00]
[his theme song]
Randolph: Friends come in all sizes/ That's a fact, it's true/ All the colours of rainbow/ From mauve to blue/ The names are different/ The shoes don't match/ Some like to toss/ And others to catch/ One might say grass while the other says snatch/ Because... friends come in all sizes/ Take it from me/ Golly gee/ Size doesn't matter/ When you want some friendly patter/ From a pal who is true/ And will lift you up when you're blue/ You can count on him/ He can count on you/ It's true/ It's true/ Friends come in all sizes!/
[repeat three times]
Randolph: Yes, they do!More [08/22/2007 12:08:00]
Sheriff John Wydell: Here's the list of names I need you to run down for me.
[hands Rondo the list]
Rondo: [laughs] That's a funny-ass name.
Sheriff John Wydell: Yeah, look who's fucking talking, *Rondo*. Just tell me if anything connects.
Billy Ray Snapper: I'm sure it will. Shit always floats our way, don't it? Chief.
Sheriff John Wydell: You keep your mouth open wide enough maybe you'd catch it all. Don't fuck this up assholes.
Rondo: Have fun scraping all them brains up off the road.More [08/27/2007 12:08:00]
Narrator: Your attention, please. The story you are about to see is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent. For example: George Baker is now called "Sylvia Wiss. "More [09/25/2007 12:09:00]
[Albert Austrian is introducing his law partners to the Sox]
Austrian: Their names may not sound familiar, but I'd say that these men are the Ty Cobb, the Tris Speaker, and the Zack Wheat of the legal world.
Buck Weaver: Who's the Babe Ruth?
Austrian: That's me.More [10/06/2007 12:10:00]

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