“Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology buried, like so many of earth’s marvels, beneath the dust of habit.” —Salman Rusdie
A noun is not a name you give something. It is something you watch becoming itself, and you have to have the patience to find out what it is —Derek Walcott
You have but to know an object by its proper name for it to lose its dangerous magic —Elias Canetti
Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are —José Saramago
What be we
Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves —Terri Guillemets
What’s in names
If cats looked like frogs we’d realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That’s what people remember ―Terry Pratchett
Name me that
My parents used to call me ‘The Little Frog,’ because whenever they asked how I knew something, I’d say ‘read it,’ which sounds a bit like a frog croak —Talulah Riley
Respecting a cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense —Erasmus Darwin
Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable —W.H. Auden
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something —Richard P. Feynman
Goggly slug became
I confused things with their names: that is belief —Jean-Paul Sartre
Names in lights
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see —Anais Nin Quotes
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Some great quotes and some great takes on those quotes. In particular, …”call me that”
Thank you, Tref, I men Geo.
By the way, since you are on the topic of frogs & cats; lately, I have been addicted to a frog vlogger (?) from Japan on youtube. I never knew frogs could be so funny. Maybe not as funny as cats, perhaps, but it is a different kind of funny.
I searched for the funny Japanese frogs on youtube, but Japanese Live Frog / Fish Dish popped up. A few seconds into that video, I was so not laughing that I knew that couldn’t be it.
P.S.. “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” –Mark Twain
Here we go. I hope this works
Yes, thanks, Geo. I can see the attraction. I will watch for anecdotes about a boy and his pet amphibian, on Trefology. 🙂
a proper noun
for one who wants to
have magic in her life
Thank you for the magic, LuAnne.
Your proper noun dabras! 🙂
Proper noun of life