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names Quotes

52 of the best book quotes about names
  1. #1
    “The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
    It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
    You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
    When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.”
  2. #2
    “love will come
    and when love comes
    love will hold you
    love will call your name
    and you will melt
    sometimes though
    love will hurt you but
    love will never mean to
    love will play no games
    cause love knows life
    has been hard enough already”
  3. #3
    “But the game involves only male names. Because, if it’s a girl, Laila has already named her.”
  4. #4
    “When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
    The reason ,I tell you, is always the same:
    His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
    Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought
    of his name:
    his ineffable effable
    Effanineffable
    Deep and inscrutable singular Name.”
  5. #5
    “My brothers gave me that name when I was little. It’s a kind of tree in Lienid, the po tree. In autumn its leaves turn silver and gold. Inevitable nickname, I guess.”
    Katsa wondered if the name had been given fondly, or it had been an attempt by Po’s brothers to isolate him—to remind him always that he was a Graceling.
  6. #6
    “Call me however what thou wilt—I am who I must be. I call myself Zarathustra.”
  7. #7
    ″‘No,’ said Coraline quietly, ‘I asked you not to call me Caroline. It’s Coraline.‘”
    author
    Neil Gaiman
    book
    Coraline
    character
    Coraline
    concepts
    identitynames
  8. #8
    ″‘Could you just call me Pigeon?’ he asked the teacher when she read his name.
    ‘Does your mother call you Pigeon?’
    ‘No.’
    ‘Then to me you are Paul.’
    ...
    ‘Nathan Sutter,’ the teacher read.
    ‘My mother never calls me Nathan.’
    ‘Is it Nate?’
    ‘She calls me Honeylips.‘”
  9. #9
    ″‘I told you. On his eleventh birthday. At three o’clock in the afternoon. It’ll sort of home in on him. He’s supposed to name it himself.‘”
  10. #10
    “‘Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.’”
  1. #11
    “‘You bear many names, and so I shall name you as well.’ Her hand rose to Celaena’s forehead and she drew an invisible mark. ‘I name you Elentiya.’ She kissed the assassin’s brow. “I give you this name to use with honor, to use when other names grow too heavy. I name you Elentiya, ‘Spirit That Could Not Be Broken.””
  2. #12
    “We learned to lip-read, our heads flat on the beds, turned sideways, watching each other’s mouths. In this way we exchanged names from bed to bed:
    “Alma. Janine. Dolores. Moira. June.”
  3. #13
    “Then he spoke his son’s name.”
  4. #14
    “My name back then was Chiyo. I wouldn’t be known by my geisha name, Sayuri, until years later.”
  5. #15
    “Names are powerful things. They act as an identity marker and a kind of map, locating you in time and geography. More than that, they can be a compass.”
  6. #16
    ″[Gus] felt such love for Lorie that even speaking her name caused him to feel weak sometimes.”
  7. #17
    “Nobody -- that’s my name. Nobody -- so my mother and father call me, all my friends.”
    author
    Homer
    person
    Parents
    book
    Odyssey
    concepts
    friendshipnames
  8. #18
    “All stories told have been told before. We tell them to ourselves, as did all men who ever were. And all men who ever will be. The only things new are the names.”
  9. #19
    “The one thing we could not do was settle on a name. Nothing seemed quite right. Nothing was perfect enough for this baby. My father seemed more worried about this than my mother. “Something will come to us,” my mother said. “The perfect name will arrive in the air one day.”″
  10. #20
    “I wish someone would call me by my real name. My name isn’t Sugar. It’s Chanhassen.”

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  1. #21
    “My name in his voice sends a jolt through me, creates me in the way he sees me and feels about me and the way I would be with my name in his mouth forever. Finally I understand the power in names, the power that we give people when we tell them our names.”
  2. #22
    “Perhaps that was the beginning of it. Mafatu, the boy who had been christened Stout Heart by his proud father, was afraid of the sea.”
  3. #23
    “One sign that I am violating my own nature in the name of nobility is a condition called burnout. Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess-the ultimate in giving too little!”
  4. #24
    “He must have had fire and mettle in his day, if we may judge from the name he bore of Gunpowder. He had, in fact, been a favorite steed of his master’s, the choleric Van Ripper, who was a furious rider, and had infused, very probably, some of his own spirit into the animal; for, old and broken-down as he looked, there was more of the lurking devil in him than in any young filly in the country.”
  5. #25
    “Foo-foo the First, King of the Mooncalves!”
  6. #26
    “Then the thought of killing a wild boar in single-handed combat struck him dumb with wonder. Why, he would never have dreamed such a thing in Hikueru! He was Mafatu, the Boy Who Was Afraid.”
  7. #27
    “It was obvious to everyone that Mafatu was useless upon the sea. He would never earn his proper place in the tribe. Stout Heart- how bitter the name must taste upon his father’s lips!”
  8. #28
    “Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart. I would break my body to pieces to call you once by your name.”
  9. #29
    “What of a love unspoken? Is it weaker without a name?
    Does this love deserve 2 exist without a title”
  10. #30
    “Huh, Dilsey said. Name aint going to help him. Hurt him, neither. Folks don’t have no luck, changing names. My name been Dilsey since fore I could remember and it be Dilsey when they’s long forgot me.”
  1. #31
    “How can there be two Pauls? ‘You’d call him Uncle Paul.’ That’s too many names, my head’s full. My tummy’s still empty like the apple isn’t there. ‘What’s for lunch?‘”
  2. #32
    “Near the start [of the note], there’s two words I never saw before, Ma says they’re her names like TV persons have, what everybody in Outside used to call her, it’s only me who says Ma.”
  3. #33
    “Forgetfulness, too, causes anger, as when our own names are forgotten, trifling as this may be; since forgetfulness is felt to be another sign that we are being slighted; it is due to negligence, and to neglect us is to slight us.”
  4. #34
    “Flowers will die, the sun will set, but you are a friend, I won’t forget. Your name is so precious, it will never grow old. Its engraved in my heart, in letters of gold.”
  5. #35
    ‘His name was Michael Oher, but everyone just called him ‘Big Mike.‘”
  6. #36
    “My name is something I wear, like a shirt. It gets worn, I outgrow it, I change it.”
  7. #37
    ″‘You figure some kind of cult? […] The long hair, no surnames, the state of that tooth…‘”
  8. #38
    “Nothing makes Ma scared. Except Old Nick maybe. Mostly she calls him just ‘him’, I didn’t even know the name for him until I saw a cartoon about a guy that comes in the night called Old Nick.”
  9. #39
    “Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
    Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
    Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
    ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.”
  10. #40
    “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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  1. #41
    ″‘I will give you a name,’ he said to it, ‘and I shall call you Sting.‘”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
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    Bilbo
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  2. #42
    “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn’t. Anyhow here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you. Winnie-the-Pooh.”
  3. #43
    “When I first heard his name, I said, just as you are going to say, ‘But I thought he was a boy?’
    ‘So did I,’ said Christopher Robin.
    ‘Then you can’t call him Winnie?’
    ‘I don’t.’
    ‘But you said—”
    ‘He’s Winnie-the-Pooh. Don’t you know what ‘ther’ means?‘”
  4. #44
    “For just a buck, you get the name and number of your one true soul mate. For five bucks, you get your top five.”
  5. #45
    “Two steps behind her, I say her name.
    ‘Skye.‘”
  6. #46
    “Well, right when you asked me if I had a name I thought, yeah, he’s right, I do need a name. But I wanted to pick a good one, so I read a book called ‘How to Name Your Baby’, and out of a hundred and eighty thousand names that’s the one I liked the best.”
  7. #47
    ″‘That’s a lovely idea, Diana,’ said Anne enthusiastically. ‘Living so that you beautify your name, even if it wasn’t beautiful to begin with... making it stand in people’s thoughts for something so lovely and pleasant that they never think of it by itself.‘”
  8. #48
    “I think people make their names nice or ugly just by what they are themselves.”
  9. #49
    “I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”
  10. #50
    “But if you call me Anne, please call me Anne with an ‘e’.”
  11. #51
    “I wouldn’t have even have remembered her name, if she hadn’t later accused me of killing her husband.”
  12. #52
    “In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven!”
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