„I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, not the other way about normally.“
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
Context: It gives me great pleasure, a good name. I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, not the other way about normally. Interview http://www.lordotrings.com/interview.asp with Dennis Gerrolt, first broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 programme "Now Read On" (January 1971)
— Thomas Hardy English novelist and poet 1840 - 1928
" During Wind and Rain http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/96.html", lines 27-28, from Moments of Vision (1917)
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Yet look not at his colored eyes. Give him
No names. Dismiss him from your images.
The hot of him is purest in the heart.“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Context: p>He is and may be but oh! He is, he is, This foundling of the infected past, so bright, So moving in the manner of his hand. Yet look not at his colored eyes. Give him No names. Dismiss him from your images. The hot of him is purest in the heart. </p
„His name was Howard, but by the way he said it, none of us were able to figure out what his name was for the first few days. Still, I liked him, so one day I tackled him out on the playground and we started wrestling on the grass.“
— Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940
— Robert Southey British poet 1774 - 1843
My Days Among the Dead Are Past, st. 4.
„Ah woe is me, through all my days
Wisdom and wealth I both have got,
And fame and name and great men’s praise;
But Love, ah! Love I have it not.“
— Henry Cuyler Bunner American writer 1855 - 1896
The Way to Arcady (1892).
„Many are the names of God, and infinite the forms that lead us to know Him. In whatsoever name or form you desire to call Him, in that very form and name you will see Him.“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
Saying 5; variant translation: More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realize Him.
„My name eet is Roberto Enricque Clemente Walker. I no use Enricque—spell him E–n–r–i–c–q–u–e —and I no use Walker. Him make too long for name. Just Roberto Clemente, thas all. This Enricque is middle name. Walker eet is my mother's name. In Puerto Rico, people she use father's and mother's name. I use Roberto Clemente in thees country.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "Sidelight on Sports: A Baseball Star is Born" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=d5dRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=52sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1293%2C4057980 by Al Abrams, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (June 7, 1955), p. 20
„I started to write [The Name of the Rose] in March of 1978, moved by a seminal idea. I wanted to poison a monk.“
— Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist 1932 - 2016
Quoted in Myriem Bouzaher's introduction to the French version of The Name of the Rose, Postille al Nome della Rosa, Page 18 (1985)