Names

Famous quotes containing the word names:

    Watt’s need of semantic succour was at times so great that he would set to trying names on things, and on himself, almost as a woman hats.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)

    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.
    Ihab Hassan (b. 1925)

    Row after row with strict impunity
    The headstones yield their names to the element,
    The wind whirrs without recollection....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)