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1. “What the hell kind of name is Kitty for a werewolf?”

Tags : Labels Werewolf
Author : Carrie Vaughn

2. “It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.”

Tags : Labels Names
Author : W.C. Fields

3. “Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”

Tags : Labels Manners
Source : The Name of the Wind

4. “Can we just call them storm spirits?” Leo asked. “Venti makes them sound like evil espresso drinks.”

Tags : Labels Leo Lost Hero
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Lost Hero

5. “You're a psychopath.""I prefer creative.”

Tags : Banter Euphemism Labels
Source : Crescendo

6. “Words can be twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words mean nothing. They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.”

Tags : Actions Labels Promises Reality Silence Soul Truth Words

7. “I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things.”

Tags : Euphemism Labels
Author : Gerard Way

8. “Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.”

Tags : Labels
Author : Toni Morrison
Source : Beloved

9. “Once you label me you negate me.”

Tags : Labels Stereotypes

10. “People are too complicated to have simple labels.”

Tags : Labels People
Source : The Amber Spyglass

11. “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.”

Tags : Labels Names Power Of Words
Source : Anne of Green Gables

12. “What's in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet.”

Tags : Identity Labels Names Personality
Source : Romeo and Juliet

13. “I am a rare species, not a stereotype.”

Tags : Butch Gay Gender Bending Gender Spectrum Labels Lesbian Orientation Rare Sexuality Stereotype Unique

14. “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.”

Tags : Labels People
Author : Janet Fitch
Source : White Oleander

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

Tags : Gentry George Cooper Humour Labels
Author : Tamora Pierce

16. “Whoever thought a tiny candy bar should be called fun size was a moron.”

Tags : Candy Food Labels
Author : Glenn Beck

17. “As long as people are going to call you lunatic anyway, why not get the benefit of it? It liberates you from convention.”

Tags : Labels Lunacy

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

Tags : Humor Labels Stalking
Author : Molly Harper

19. “I was ecstatic when they re-named "French fries" as "freedom fries." Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.”

Tags : Congress French Fries Government Labels
Author : Johnny Depp

20. “When I'm born I'm black, when I grow up I'm black, when I'm in the sun I'm black, when I'm sick I'm black, when I die I'm black, and you... when you're born you're pink, when you grow up you're white, when you're cold you're blue, when you're sick you're blue, when you die you're green and you dare call me colored”

Tags : Labels Racism
Author : Oglala Lakota

21. “You named your sword Fire? Fire? What kind of a boring name is that? You might as well name your sword 'Blazing Blade' and be done with it. Fire indeed. Humph. Wouldn't you rather have a sword called Sheepbiter or Chrysanthemum Cleaver or something else with imagination?”

Tags : Labels Names
Source : Brisingr

22. “They call her my singer—because her blood sings for me.”

Tags : Labels
Source : New Moon

23. “Sometimes letting go is simply changing the labels you place on an event. Looking at the same event with fresh eyes.”

Tags : Agreement With Reality Changing Inspirational Labels Letting Go Life Motivational
Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

24. “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.”

Tags : Believe In Yourself Complicated Deed Evil Good Labels Name People
Source : The Amber Spyglass

25. “I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.”

Tags : Appearances Institutions Labels Values
Source : Self-Reliance

26. “I'm not asexual. I'm arelationshipal.”

Tags : Labels Self Description
Author : John Green
Source : Will Grayson, Will Grayson

27. “People don't want other people to be people.”

Tags : Labels People Selfishness
Author : Gene Wolfe
Source : Shadow & Claw

28. “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'.”

Tags : Labels Politics
Author : Ronald Reagan

29. “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'.”

Tags : Labels Names War

30. “No one today is purely one thing. Labels like Indian, or woman, or Muslim, or American are not more than starting-points, which if followed into actual experience for only a moment are quickly left behind. Imperialism consolidated the mixture of cultures and identities on a global scale. But its worst and most paradoxical gift was to allow people to believe that they were only, mainly, exclusively, white, or Black, or Western, or Oriental. Yet just as human beings make their own history, they also make their cultures and ethnic identities. No one can deny the persisting continuities of long traditions, sustained habitations, national languages, and cultural geographies, but there seems no reason except fear and prejudice to keep insisting on their separation and distinctiveness, as if that was all human life was about. Survival in fact is about the connections between things; in Eliot’s phrase, reality cannot be deprived of the “other echoes [that] inhabit the garden.” It is more rewarding - and more difficult - to think concretely and sympathetically, contrapuntally, about others than only about “us.” But this also means not trying to rule others, not trying to classify them or put them in hierarchies, above all, not constantly reiterating how “our” culture or country is number one (or not number one, for that matter).”

Tags : Connections Culture Humanity Imperialism Labels Survival
Source : Culture and Imperialism

31. “That's just the first part. What others call you, you become. It's a terrible magic that everyone can do — so do it. Call yourself what you wish to become.”

Tags : Labels Magic Naming
Source : The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

32. “"Mom, Arnie Welsh keeps calling me a geek. He says it like it's a bad thing. Is being a geek a bad thing?""Of course not, Soda Pop. And don't listen to labels. They don't matter.""What are labels?""It's an imaginery sticker people slap on you with the word they think you are written on it. It doesn't matter who they think you are. It matters who you think you are.""I think I might be a geek."She laughed. "Then you be a geek. Just be whatever makes you happy, Soda Pop, and I'll be happy too.”

Tags : Childhood Memory Geek Happiness Labels Life Lesson Mother And Daughter
Source : Before Jamaica Lane

33. “Anger was a waste of time and energy. Anger was useless."Anger" was the label given to the emotion that accomplished nothing.”

Tags : Anger Emotion Labels
Author : Barry Lyga
Source : Game

34. “As a teenager, I began to question the Great Christian Sorting System. My gay friends in high school were kind and funny and loved me, so I suspected that my church had placed them in the wrong category... Injustices in the world needed to be addressed and not ignored. Christians weren't good; people who fought for peace and justice were good. I had been lied to, and in my anger at being lied to about the containers, I left the church. But it turns out, I hadn't actually escaped the sorting system. I had just changed the labels.”

Tags : Christian Church Labels Religion
Source : Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

35. “The problem with Christianity is more people profess the truth than live it. So much hypocrisy abounds that I can no longer say I count myself among them without being held to the same unachievable standard.”

Tags : Christianity Fake False Hypocrisy Immorality Judgement Labels Mistakes Religion Self Righteous Standards

36. “The moment when someone attaches you to a philosophy or a movement, then they assign all the baggage and all the rest of the philosophy that goes with it to you. And when you want to have a conversation, they will assert that they already know everything important there is to know about you because of that association. And that's not the way to have a conversation.”

Tags : Belief Labels Movements Philosophy Religion

37. “My dear boy, " Miss Frost said sharply. "My dear boy, please don't put a label on me - don't make a category before you get to know me!”

Tags : Labels
Author : John Irving
Source : In One Person

38. “Our categories are important. We cannot organize a social life, a political movement, or our individual identities and desires without them. The fact that categories invariably leak and can never contain all the relevant "existing things" does not render them useless, only limited. Categories like “woman,” “butch,” “lesbian,” or “transsexual” are all imperfect, historical, temporary, and arbitrary. We use them, and they use us. We use them to construct meaningful lives, and they mold us into historically specific forms of personhood. Instead of fighting for immaculate classifications and impenetrable boundaries, let us strive to maintain a community that understands diversity as a gift, sees anomalies as precious, and treats all basic principles with a hefty dose of skepticism.”

Tags : Categorization Diversity History Identity Labels Lesbian Politics Society Transsexual Woman
Author : Gayle Rubin

39. “Because I hated myself so much for my fatness, I always looked for other fat people, and especially for fatter people, to judge as harshly as the world seemed to be judging me. And you know what? There was always someone fatter who was more disgusting than I was, more not with it, and more lazy. It helped me validate myself as mis-seen, misunderstood, and misevaluated. It also helped me find some sort of weird self-esteem that I never could find when looking at myself in the mirror.”

Tags : Fatness Judging Judging Others Judging Ourselves Labels Obesity Weight Loss
Author : Dan Pearce
Source : Single Dad Laughing

40. “God can and will break the labels that have held you hostage.”

Tags : God Labels
Source : Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are

41. “Good madonna, give me leave toprove you a fool.”

Tags : Clown Fool Humor Labels Olivia Twelfth Night Wit
Source : Twelfth Night

42. “Gay, straight, bi - labels, schmabels.”

Tags : Labels Lgbtq Love Is Love
Author : Olley White
Source : Game On

43. “I used to worry about the labels others placed on me… until I realized my limitations weren’t coming from their labels, but from my own.”

Tags : Labels Limitations Success Worry

44. “Our efforts and actions produce results. These results come unlabeled. WE label them as success or failure based on OUR expectations. Don't forget that these labels are interchangeable if we allow ourselves to be free from an unhealthy attachment to our expectations.”

Tags : Efforts Expectations Labels Success

45. “Definitively categorizing oneself as a switch (or as anything, really) should only be done after accumulating considerable experience in the lifestyle, getting at least a few deep and lasting D/s relationships under your belt, and after a great deal of reflection and self-exploration. Adopting the label of a “Switch” should never be the result of a “default” classification for those who are simply unsure about their D/s orientation.”

Tags : Dominant Labels Submissive Switch
Author : Michael Makai
Source : The Warrior Princess Submissive

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

Tags : Labels Reality Ways Of Seeing

47. “I had a dream about you last night... and found out that friends are a label we love to use, but usually it's just a nice word for "acquaintance.”

Tags : Acquanitances Dreaming Dreams Friendship Labels Relationships
Source : Dreaming is for lovers

48. “To liberals, shaming and labeling their opponents is necessary, they believe their opponents to be less of a person than they are.”

Tags : Conservatism Labelling Labels Liberals Name Calling Personal Attacks

49. “Definitions only belong to those who need them.”

Tags : Definition Labels

50. “People know me by the way I live my life, not by the labels I wear, and that means we can hold all sorts of conversations and learn from each other in a way that would not happen if there were the walls of ignorant prejudice between us. --Oisce”

Tags : Labels Prejudice Religion

51. “People usually live up to their expectations. The kid picked first for dodgeball feels a duty to be the best, and to perform the best, and to be better than anyone else. They feel a need to execute. And, the only way they are going to achieve that is to make their body run faster, jump higher, and move quicker.If more fat kids were chosen first for activities and sports and group/team dynamics, they would automatically start to change their lives to fit into the expectations that surround those moments. Any time a child is picked last, they know it’s because people expect the least of them, and so they never actually have a need to rise above that.”

Tags : Becoming Better Children And Sports Fatness Health Labels Obesity Sports
Author : Dan Pearce
Source : Single Dad Laughing

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

Tags : Change Chaos Communication Dysfunctional Family Judgement Labels Love Recovery

53. “Reagan's going to mess everything up, cutting taxes for the wealthy and getting rid of the safety net and all that. The rich and the poor won't be able to mix socially. The rich will be afraid of getting ripped off or asked for money and the poor won't be able to afford to hang out in the same places anyway. Society's going to be divided by class and instead of expressing themselves, people are going to spend all their time advertising their status. It'll be shallow, like the Eisenhower era. Parties will suck.”

Tags : Are Boring Labels
Author : Alvin Orloff
Source : Gutterboys

54. “... "Don't Somalis take the part and mistake it for the whole too?" Jeebleh knew e was in a distancing mode, apart from 'them'. ...”

Tags : Generalization Labels Mistaken Attribution
Source : Links

55. “It is easier to say that AS best describes my differences. It makes people more comfortable to have a scientific-sounding term. But actually, I feel dishonest when I say I have AS because the negative effects of my differences on my life are so slight compared to other kids who have AS or other forms of autism and truly suffer. I always feel like I'm doing the people who have these conditions a disservice when I use the medical term, because then people say, "Oh, that doesn't seem so bad. What's all the fuss about?”

Tags : Diagnosis Judgment Labels
Source : Marcelo in the Real World

56. “Imagine you have a bottle of bleach. Take the label off and replace it with one that reads 'whiskey'. Now ask yourself "What is in the bottle?". Have the contents changed just because of the label on it? Of course not.”

Tags : Labels
Author : Lewis N. Roe
Source : From A To Theta: Taking The Tricky Subject Of Religion And Explaining Why It Makes Sense In A Way We Can All Understand

57. “We Are All Human"It should not matterThat we grew upOn opposite banks,On opposite streets,On the oppositeSide of the tracks, Or on opposite endsOf social ranks.It should not matterWhat your father does for workOr what race is in his blood,As long as you are goodAnd full of love.It should not matterThat you have more than meOr that I know more than youOr what my job isOr where I went to school –For we are all equalAnd it's only our polaritiesThat make each man unique,Resourceful,And every human useful.It should not matterThat the media wants toKeep dividing usBy constantly reminding us That we are from different sects,With labeled and typecasted Stereotypical characteristics And racial defects,And that there are rulesFor every age,Religion, class and sex."Sign over here.Put an X in the box.Then step to the leftSo I can see Who's next."Nobody should ever feelLike just another statistic.And nobody should ever feelAbove or below the rest.Remember to stand up for yourselfBefore you stand up to rip the test.Stand up for all that's fairAnd always speak out for what's right And best.It should not matterIf you are Chinese,Arab, Israeli or Cuban.If you seriously do realizeThat we are all just human.”

Tags : Clichés Differences Different Equals Father Global Citizen Humanism Humans Income Inequality Justice Life Matters Media Peace Peaceful Religion Resourceful Social Rank Social Ranking Stand Up Stereotypes Typecast Work
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

58. “We aren't human.""Yes. We. Are." His voice turns fierce. "I don't give a shit what the something-somethingth council of big important farts decreed, or how the geomests classify things, or any of that. That we're not human is just the lie they tell themselves so they don't have to feel bad about how they treat us.”

Tags : Alienation Caste Caste System Classification Humanity Labeling Labels Oppression Outcast Outcasts Taxonomy
Author : N.K. Jemisin
Source : The Fifth Season

59. “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.”

Tags : Believe In Yourself Community Courage Heal Yourself Healing Labels Self Healing Tribe

60. “At any rate, Therese thought, she was happier than she ever had been before. And why worry about defining everything?”

Tags : Defining Fluid Sexuality Happy Labels Lesbian Lgbt Patricia Highsmith Sexuality The Price Of Salt
Source : The Price of Salt

61. “As a citizen of the world, I will not confine myself within the gates of one nation or religion. I will not identify with only one species, sex, class or race; for I am a complete being, and that means that I embrace all of humanity, all of nature, every star and universe within the greater universe as a part of me. If we were all created in the image of God, and his love is unconditional, then why can't we love all living things with the same eyes as God? How can anybody say that one race is more superior than another, when we were all created in God's reflection?”

Tags : All Living Things Citizen Creator Equality Global Citizen God God S Reflection Human Humanity Inequality Inferior Nature Racism Religion And Science Sex Spirituality Star Stars Superior Think Universal Universe World Citizen
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

62. “The opposite of liberal is stingy. The opposite of radical is superficial. The opposite of conservative is destructive. So I declare that I am a radical conservative liberal. Beware of men who use words to mean their opposites.”

Tags : Labeling Labels Political
Author : R.A. Lafferty

63. “This is what labels do. They stick. If people think you're MAD, then everything you do, everything you think, will have MAD stamped across it.”

Tags : Labels Mad Mental Illness Psychology Schizophrenia
Author : Nathan Filer

64. “I live bigger than your labels.-Samantha N.”

Tags : Labels Stereotyping Sterotype
Source : I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure

65. “You can't fight mental health bias if you label people based on a lists of symptoms and you have no medical degree to diagnose people. We all have crazy running through our blood and so many things trigger that. We all struggle with our anxiety and twisted issues. Defamation of character is not kind, nor Christlike. Because when you label people with self righteous vindication you open the door to the very idea that self righteousness is itself a disorder that we should all be afraid of. This doorway when left open too long gets people to pull away from Christ, not run to him.”

Tags : Add Anxiety Bias Cruelty Defamation Disturbing Fear Integrity John Green Labels Loving One Another Mental Health Misfits My Kind Ocd Out Of Control Sad Standing For Others Stigma Unchristlike Unkind

66. “To choose not to be part of a team or religion does not make me non-religious; for my religion is Truth and I am very much in love with God. I do not need to align myself with a specific messenger if I already understand God’s message. And the way I think is not considered ‘New Age’, since common sense is not new. So long as you act and speak with love and truth in you, and are good to your fellow man — in that you treat everybody as you would want yourself to be treated, your heart will stand by God regardless of the label you have assigned to your mind.”

Tags : Being Good Common Sense Faith Fellow Human Fellow Humans Fellow Man God God S Message Goodwill Heart Labels Love Meek Messenger Mind Neighbords New Age Non Religious Pure Heart Pure Hearted Religion Religious Speak Team Thinking Different Truth Understand Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

67. “The artist and the politician stand at opposite poles. The artist enhances life by his prolonged concentration upon it, while the politician emphasizes the impersonal aspect of life by his attempts to fit men into groups.”

Tags : Artists Labels Politicians Stereotypes
Source : Black Boy

68. “Being gay wasn't his complete identity, but it felt like an important part of himself. And he wanted to be the one to control who knew.”

Tags : Coming Out Gay Teen Glbt Labels
Author : Ravon Silvius
Source : Freshman Blues

69. “When you study the wrongs you have committed before you study the wrongs done to you, you have no choice but to label yourself inherently evil, and be forced to dissociate emotionally to avoid the horrible pain in this lie.”

Tags : Childhood Trauma Dissociation Inherent Evil Labels Lies Self Study Trauma Wrongdoing
Source : Toward truth: A psychological guide to enlightenment

70. “I do not subscribe to the abuse "victim" or "survivor" labelling mentality. I have experienced every kind of abuse imaginable and I am and always have been the most happy-go-lucky, positive and life affirming person around. Your labels do not serve you, so don't use them as an excuse to be miserable. You have a beautiful life to live, so accept the beauty and start living.”

Tags : Abuse Courage Inspirational Labelling Labels Motivational Survivor Victim Victim Mentality
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

71. “Label-locked thinking can affect treatment. For instance, I heard a doctor say about a kid with gastrointestinal issues, “Oh, he has autism. That’s the problem”—and then he didn’t treat the GI problem.”

Tags : Diagnosis Doctors Labels Medicine
Source : The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

72. “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.”

Tags : Knowledge Labels Life Taxonomies

73. “Labels start out as little threads of self dissatisfaction but ultimately weave together into a straightjacket of self-condemnation”

Tags : Labels
Source : Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

74. “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.”

Tags : Eras History Labels

75. “We can be the very first generation which fails to see the logic or pride in defining ourselves by anything else but what is found within ourselves: our values”

Tags : Definition Generation Labels Leadership Logic Nationalism Pride Racism Sexism Values

76. “I do not subscribe to the abuse "victim" or "survivor" mentality. I have experienced every kind of abuse imaginable and I am and always have been the most happy go-lucky, positive and life affirming person around. Your labels do not serve you, so don't use them as an excuse to be miserable. You have a beautiful life to live, so accept the beauty and start living.”

Tags : Abuse Inspirational Labels Motivational Past Resilience Strength Victim
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

77. “Labels are devices for saving talkative persons the trouble of thinking.”

Tags : Labels Thinking
Author : John Morley

78. “I love portraits. I've always been fascinated by the fact that when you put a frame on something you create limits for it. It makes it look dead. The same works with labels, which is a popular hobby most people have nowadays, labeling.”

Tags : Artists Quotes Frame On The Wall Framework Hobby Hobby Quote Hobby Quotes Labeling Labeling Someone Labels Portrait Portraits
Author : Nuno Roque

79. “Sometimes, it is easier for people to believe lies then deal with the uncomfortableness of their own fear of action. These type of people feel uncomfortable unless everyone is the same or God presents them with what is easy and obvious. It is a life long coping mechanism for the greatest fear of all--regret.”

Tags : Anger Bias Categorizing Label Labels Reactions Regret Settling Sign Seekers

80. “What can be labeled, packaged, mass produced is neither truth nor art.”

Tags : Art Consumption Labels Mass Production Truth
Author : Marty Rubin

81. “Living your life through negative feelings and memories is doing yourself a dishonour.If you want to change you need to be willing to leave your past wounds behind you. -If you wish to remain stuck in your attachment to past pains then dare to ask yourself exactly why you feel the need to define yourself by your past traumas or tragedies.”

Tags : Abuse Empowering Quotes Labels Past Quotes About Moving Forward
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

82. “You are NOT an abuse survivor or victim. Leave your labels elsewhere because they are no longer serving you.”

Tags : Abuse Empowering Quotes Labels Past Quotes About Moving Forward
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

83. “When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought. A depth returns to your life. Things regain their newness, their freshness. And the greatest miracle is the experiencing of your essential self as prior to any words, thoughts, mental labels and images.”

Tags : Humanity Images Labels Life Miraculous Thoughts Words
Author : Eckhart Tolle
Source : A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

84. “Break your bad labels instead of living in them.”

Tags : Change Labeling Labels Transformation

85. “Before label yourself and before you decide that there is something irreparably wrong with your thoughts or emotions, ask yourself: “Do I have a caring, unconditionally loving best friend in myself?” If the answer is “No,” then you will not find the solution to your suffering until you address this serious, life-threatening absence of self-compassion. Self-love is not a dinner mint. Self-love matters. Self-love saves lives.”

Tags : Friendship Healing Labels Mental Health Self Acceptance Self Compassion Self Love Suffering

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

Tags : Desires Freedom Justice Labels Life Shackles Slavery
Author : Aisha Mirza

87. “Feelings are feelings. They don't have dumb or smart labels,”

Tags : Breaking Free Feelings Labels Master Of The Shadowlands
Source : Breaking Free

88. “Super-secret Ninja Club sounds way cooler than the whole BFF thing.”

Tags : Bree Bree Tanner Diego Labels Super Secret Ninja Club Vampire Vampires
Source : The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

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

Tags : Creativity Labels Limits Names Perception Words
Author : Stan Brakhage

90. “The most thoroughly and relentlessly damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignored, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all 'Damned Things' is the individual human being. The social engineers, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this 'Damned Thing' into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into their slots.”

Tags : Damned Demonized Different Disliked Excluded Feared Individual Labels Misunderstood Ostracised Outcast

91. “If every event which occurred could be given a name, there would be no need for stories.”

Tags : Labels Stories Storytelling
Author : John Berger
Source : Once In Europa

92. “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.”

Tags : Fashion Labels Social Commentary Society Trends
Source : Pattern Recognition

93. “Who are you?'I didn't understand the question.I'm Uri', he said. 'What's your name?'I gave him my name. 'Stopthief.”

Tags : Individuality Labels Milkweed Name Self
Source : Milkweed

94. “The question has often been asked; Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? It does not matter what you call it. Buddhism remains what it is whatever label you may put on it. The label is immaterial. Even the label 'Buddhism' which we give to the teachings of the Buddha is of little importance. The name one gives is inessential.... In the same way Truth needs no label: it is neither Buddhist, Christian, Hindu nor Moslem. It is not the monopoly of anybody. Sectarian labels are a hindrance to the independent understanding of Truth, and they produce harmful prejudices in men's minds.”

Tags : Buddhism Labels Names Philosophy Prejudice Prejudices Religion Sectarianism Tolerance Truth
Source : What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

95. “I do not think much of ages. People are people. What does it matter how old or young they are? It is a category, and I do not like categories. It is a sort of pigeonhole or a label.”

Tags : Age Labels
Author : Louis L'Amour
Source : The Lonesome Gods

96. “I have always been taught to be proud of being Latina, proud of being Mexican, and I was. I was probably more proud of being a "label" than of being a human being, that's the way most of us were taught.”

Tags : Ethnicity Labels Perspective Pride Race
Author : Erin Gruwell
Source : The Freedom Writers Diary

97. “We inhabit a world in which we tend to put labels on each other and expect that we will then march through life wearing them like permanent sandwich boards.”

Tags : Douglas Adams Judgment Labels Nick Webb Personality Wish You Were Here
Author : Nick Webb

98. “Labeled fools to the world are geniuses to the cosmos.”

Tags : Beyond Comprehension Cosmos Earth Fools Labels World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

99. “We tend to treat labels as real, rather than as representations of reality”

Tags : Labels Sexuality

100. “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.”

Tags : Bias Ecology Health Labels Nature Psychology Stories
Source : Reconnecting with Nature: Finding Wellness Through Rebuilding Your Bond with the Earth

101. “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.”

Tags : Doctrine Dogma Heresy Labels Orthodoxy Religion Sainthood Stigma
Author : Ellis Peters
Source : The Heretic's Apprentice

102. “Kate lost a mother," I said, "but I lost a nothing."Kate doesn't feel that way," Jack assured me.But what about everybody else besides Kate? How can I ever explain to anyone what she was when she and I had no name? People need names for everything. I wasn't a relative or a friend, I was just an object of her kindness."He wiped my cheeks, saying Ssshh. I buried my face in his shoulder.True kindness is stabilizing," I went on. "When you feel it and when you express it, it becomes the whole meaning of things. Like all there is to achieve. It's life, demystified. A place out of self, a network of simple pleasures, not a waltz, but like whirls within a waltz."You're the one now," Jack said definitively. "That's why you met her. She had something she had to pass on." (p. 95)”

Tags : Death Evie Grief Hamann Jack Kindness Labels Loss Relationships
Source : Anthropology of an American Girl

103. “HONEY: (Apologetically, holding up her brandy bottle) I peel labels.GEORGE: We all peel labels, sweetie; and when you get through the skin, all three layers, through the muscle, slosh aside the organs (An aside to NICK) them which is still sloshable--(Back to HONEY) and get down to bone...you know what you do then?HONEY: (Terribly interested) No!GEORGE: When you get down to bone, you haven't got all the way, yet. There's something inside the bone...the marrow...and that's what you gotta get at. (A strange smile at MARTHA)”

Tags : Bone Facade Labels Marrow
Author : Edward Albee
Source : Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

104. “Otaku is a label applied to and adopted by those people who build a culture around anime, manga, videotapes and videogames. Their ideas and values were different from the mainstream, and so they were labeled otaku, or called themselves otaku, to indicate that difference.... In the end, otaku is just a label created to contain difference. --Ono Norihiro”

Tags : Labels Otaku
Source : Otaku Spaces

105. “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.”

Tags : America Foreign Freedom Freedom Of Choice Freedom Of Thought Home Homeland Identity Labels New York City Race Racial Constructs Racism Self Awareness United States
Author : Raquel Cepeda
Source : Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

106. “Being stubbon has never helped anyone but just brought them more pain and suffering.”

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107. “I want topeel away all the labelsI had once given to othersand place themupon the fabricof my own identity.They have reflected back to me,everything that I refuseto See in myself.”

Tags : Acceptance Divine Trouble Identity Insight Inspirational Labels Literature Love Meraaqi Poem Poems Poetic Poetry Psychology Quote Quotes Reflections On Life Self Love Spiritual
Author : Meraaqi
Source : Divine Trouble

108. “Failure gives you the reason and motivation for success. Poeple who succeed dont just succeed but they have reasons why they should succeed.”

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109. “When everything was laid out before her, she felt safe, loved even. She was always trying to be more organized than she was. She knew it was weird and blamed her mother, with the lists andnotes she’d leave whenever she and Dad went out of town. The labeled dinners in the freezer and the 20 emergency numbers on the phone showed she cared, even when absent, she cared.”

Tags : Labels Lists Ocd Organization
Source : Their Friend Scarlet

110. “Does that new man in your life call his ex "a slut", "a whore", "a bitch", "psycho" , "crazy", "a nutter" etc etc. Chances are, whatever he's calling his ex right now, he'll be calling you when things don't go his way. Be warned.”

Tags : Bitch Couples Crazy Dating Ex Ex Girlfriend Girls Guys Labels Language Men New Man Nutter Psycho Relationships Slut Slut Shaming Victim Blaming Whore Women Words
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

111. “He was supposed to be the first man to tell her that she was beautiful and help her determine who she was before anyone had the opportunity to label her. She was supposed to be his “little girl”.”

Tags : Dad Daddy Issues Family Relationships Labels Little Girl Serial Killers
Author : Anais Torres
Source : The Reaper's Daughter

112. “If you FAIL big now and you dont give up. What you see as your biggest failure now. Tomorrow will be your greatest story to tell.”

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113. “I do not care what I labeled, as long as I am heard.”

Tags : Black Live Matter Confidence Identity Labels Silence Spoken Word Voice

114. “A label locks me into a definition that people use to control me. A vision graces me with an idea that serves to release me.”

Tags : Control Controlling Definition Freedom Freeing Goals Idea Ideas Label Labeling Labels Opportunities People Possibilities Release Releasing Unleash Vision

115. “Any behaviour or habit can be learned. Just chose to learn the good ones.”

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116. “Fight for greater course than for greater loss”

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117. “Your labels don’t limit me… they limit your experience of me.”

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118. “He can be made to take a positive pleasure in the perception that the two sides of his life are inconsistent... by exploiting his vanity. He can... enjoy kneeling beside the grocer on Sunday just because he remembers that the grocer could not possibly understand the urbane and mocking world which he inhabited on Saturday evening; and contrariwise, to enjoy the bawdy and blasphemy over the coffee with these admirable friends all the more because he is aware of a "deeper," "spiritual" world within him which they can not understand. You see the idea - the worldly friends touch him on one side and the grocer on the other, and he is the complete, balanced, complex man who sees round them all. Thus, while being permanently treacherous to at least two sets of people, he will feel, instead of same, a continual under-current of self-satisfaction... and that to cease to do so would be "priggish," "intolerant," and... "Puritanical.”

Tags : Inconsistency Labels Lies Lifestyle Pride Vanity
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Screwtape Letters

119. “People, places and experiences aren’t meant to be labeled and judged, they are meant to be loved and appreciated, since deep down inside, the nature we all share is love, light and happiness.”

Tags : Appreciation Be Happy Give Up Labels Judgement Labels Let Go Life Light Love Shine Think Outside The Box
Source : 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy