„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)
Kontext: 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.

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„I shall always believe that it was his own story under another name, and I love to believe it because it was so exactly his way of looking at things…“

—  Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935

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Kontext: The story he told me was "per sfogarsi," as Bayle loved to say; his idea was that I would not discover the real hero. I shall always believe that it was his own story under another name, and I love to believe it because it was so exactly his way of looking at things...

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„Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought.“

—  Audre Lorde writer and activist 1934 - 1992

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984)
Kontext: Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest external horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.
Kontext: For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest external horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.

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„Amundsen's name for a dangerous stretch where the ice could give way unexpectedly“

—  Roald Amundsen Norwegian polar researcher, who was the first to reach the South Pole 1872 - 1928

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„The thing I liked about writing about food when I started it was that I felt I was writing about food in a different way. Not like a food writer.“

—  Nigella Lawson British food writer, journalist and broadcaster 1960

As quoted in "Reality bites" by Simon Hattenstone in The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,784535,00.html (2 September 2002)

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„If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.“

—  Juan Ramón Jimenéz Spanish poet 1881 - 1958

As quoted in the epigraph in Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury; Susie Salmon also uses this quote in The Lovely Bones, and Daniel Quinn published a book in 2007 with the title If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways (2007)
Spanish: "Si os dan papel pautado, escribid por el otro lado" (If they give you lined paper, write on the other side)
"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way" is often attributed to William Carlos Williams who was contemporary with JRJ.
Misattributed

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„I come up with a concept and might doodle a little bit to get some ideas flowing, but I mostly write and take notes. I write an outline. In a way, I feel like I can make the art fit the story that needs to be told, so I start with the story first.“

—  Jen Wang American comics artist 1984

On her creation process in “Q & A with Jen Wang” https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/81155-q-a-with-jen-wang.html in Publishers Weekly (2019 Sep 12)

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„More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way.“

—  Glen Cook, Dreams of Steel

Chapter 23 (p. 310)
Quelle: Dreams of Steel (1990)
Kontext: “What do you want, Blade. Why are you doing this?”
He shrugged, an uncharacteristic action. “There are many evils in the world. I guess I’ve chosen one for my personal crusade.”
“Why such a hatred for priests?”
He didn’t shrug. He didn’t give me a straight answer, either. “If each man picks an evil and attacks it relentlessly, how long can evil persist?”
That was an easy one. Forever. More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way. Few villains think they are villains. But I left him his illusion. If he had one. I doubted he did. No more than a sword’s blade does.

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„By the way, _____ was a name I used to dance under.“

—  Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962

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„When they give you lined paper, write the other way.“

—  Ray Bradbury, buch Fahrenheit 451

Misattributed
Variante: If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
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„The way you can go
isn't the real way.
The name you can say
isn't the real name.
Heaven and earth
begin in the unnamed:
name's the mother
of the ten thousand things.“

—  Laozi, buch Tao Te Ching

Ch. 1, as interpreted by Ursula K. LeGuin (1998)
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Kontext: The way you can go
isn't the real way.
The name you can say
isn't the real name.
Heaven and earth
begin in the unnamed:
name's the mother
of the ten thousand things.
So the unwanting soul
sees what's hidden,
and the ever-wanting soul
sees only what it wants.
Two things, one origin,
but different in name,
whose identity is mystery.
Mystery of all mysteries!
The door to the hidden.

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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