Labels Quotes

Stan Brakhage

How many colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling baby unaware of "green"?

Molly Harper

I think the very word stalking implies that you're not supposed to like it. Otherwise, it would be called 'fluffy harmless observation time'.

Arkady Strugatsky

Until he had come up with a name, he was too pathetic to look at - a real idiot. But now that he had some label like graviconcentrate, he thought that he understood everything and life was a breeze.

Ellis Peters

One century's saint is the next century's heretic ... and one century's heretic is the next century's saint. It is as well to think long and calmly before affixing either name to any man.

Tamora Pierce

Don't call me 'gentleman'. I work for a livin'.

Ronald Reagan

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.

Michael J. Cohen

Labels bias our perceptions, thinking, and behavior. A label or story can either separate us from, or connect us to, nature. For our health and happiness, we must critically evaluate our labels and stories by their effects.

William Golding

If you accept life dully, you can go through it moving not among things but among words.

Winston S. Churchill

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.

William Gibson

I personally recall that world, which you can only imagine was preferable to this one,' she said. 'Eras are conveniences, particularly for those who never experienced them. We carve history from totalities beyond our grasp. Bolt labels on the result. Handles. Then speak of the handles as though they were things in themselves.

David W. Earle

Putting labels on others creates a black hole of disregard where judgment thrives and schisms deepen.

Raquel Cepeda

While America will always, I think, feel foreign to me, New York City is my home. This is where I can construct my own identity freely and reject labels imposed on me.

Aisha Mirza

Slavery remains rife, the shackles are just different. Labels and desires have replaced the cuffs and chains.

Orrin Woodward

Break your bad labels instead of living in them.

Philip Pullman

People are too complicated to have simple labels.

Janet Fitch

I hated labels anyway. People didn't fit in slots-prostitute, housewife, saint-like sorting the mail. We were so mutable, fluid with fear and desire, ideals and angles, changeable as water.

Gene Wolfe

People don't want other people to be people.

Philip Pullman

And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are. All we can say is that this is a good deed, because it helps someone or that's an evil one because it hurts them. People are too complicated to have simple labels.

Vironika Tugaleva

Do not settle for labels that presume you will never heal. Believe in yourself. Find a tribe who understands and believes in you too. Don't ever give up.

William Gibson

There must be some Tommy Hilfiger event horizon, beyond which it is impossible to be more derivative, more removed from the source, more devoid of soul.

Isabella Poretsis

Don't trust labels - trust logic.

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