— Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945
— Carl Linnaeus, Philosophia Botanica
Philosophia Botanica (1751), aphorism 210. Trans. Frans A. Stafleu, Linnaeus and the Linnaeans: The Spreading of their Ideas in Systematic Botany, 1735-1789 (1971), 80.
„The map is not the territory … The only usefulness of a map depends on similarity of structure between the empirical world and the map…“
— Alfred Korzybski Polish scientist and philosopher 1879 - 1950
Science and Sanity (1933), Edition:Institute of General Semantics, 1995, p. 58.
— Robert Anton Wilson American author and polymath 1932 - 2007
Context: Following Korzybski, I put things in probabilities, not absolutes... My only originality lies in applying this zetetic attitude outside the hardest of the hard sciences, physics, to softer sciences and then to non-sciences like politics, ideology, jury verdicts and, of course, conspiracy theory. Interview in High Times (2003)
„Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards.“
— Galileo Galilei, Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Other quotes, As quoted in Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo (1957) by Stillman Drake, p. 92 Variant translation: Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, because things came first, and their names subsequently.
„People give names to persons and things, and then suppose that if they know the names, they know that which the names refer to.“
— Keiji Nishitani, book Religion and Nothingness
Religion and Nothingness (1983), p. 101
„The world has no name, he said. The names of the cerros and the sierras and the deserts exist only on maps. We name them so that we do not lose our way. Yet it was because the way was lost to us already that we have made those names. The world cannot be lost. We are the ones. And it is because these names and these coordinates are our own naming that they cannot save us. That they cannot find for us the way again.“
— Cormac McCarthy, book The Crossing
The Crossing (1994)
„I believe in such cartography – to be marked by nature, not just label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings. We are communal histories, communal books…. All I desired was to walk upon such an earth that had no maps.“
— Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
„You might with advantage take out your map of modern literature and mark on it the name of Italo Svevo…for Svevo and his novel, Confessions of Zeno…will henceforth be on other people's maps, and it is well that the atlases of the enlightened should agree.“
— Italo Svevo Italian writer 1861 - 1928
Criticism, Arnold Bennett (ed. Andrew Mylett) The Evening Standard Years (London: Chatto & Windus, 1974) pp. 357-8.
„One of the most important skills of the economist, therefore, is that of simplification of the model. Two important methods of simplification have been developed by economists. One is the method of partial equilibrium analysis (or microeconomics), generally associated with the name of Alfred Marshall and the other is the method of aggregation (or macro-economics), associated with the name of John Maynard Keynes.“
— Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
1950s, The Skills of the Economist, 1958, p. 19
„And the boy was right in back of her, his neck thin as a pencil. "My name is Thomas," he said. "Thomas Neary."
She didn't answer.
"The horse's name is Alfred, in case you want to know." He screwed up his face. "Or maybe Fernando."“
— Patricia Reilly Giff American children's writer 1935
Water Street (2006), Chapters 1-10, p. 21-22
„Mr. Lévesque was saying that part of my name was Elliott and since Elliot was an English name, it was perfectly understandable that I was for the No side, because, really, you see, I was not as much of a Quebecer as those who are going to vote Yes. That, my dear friends, is what contempt is…. It means saying that the Quebecers on the No side are not as good Quebecers as the others and perhaps they have a drop or two of foreign blood, while the people on the Yes side have pure blood in their veins.… Of course my name is Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Yes, Elliott was my mother's name. It was the name borne by the Elliotts who came to Canada more than 200 years ago. It is the name of the Elliotts who, more than 100 years ago, settled in Saint-Gabriel de Brandon, where you can still see their graves in the cemetery. That is what the Elliotts are. My name is a Quebec name — but my name is a Canadian name also.“
— Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000
Speech in Paul Sauvé Arena, Montreal, Quebec, six days before the Quebec referendum on independence. (14 May 1980)
„Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.“
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
Disputed, As quoted in Spirituality and Liberation: Overcoming the Great Fallacy (1988) by Robert McAfee Brown, p. 136