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Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God
Many 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 realise Him.
Names of
Names of God
The Nine Billion Names of God



Names and Titles of our Savior” quoted in

Names ::: Divine Names – structural and compositional qualities comprising existence.

Names of Allah)

Names of Angels, Milkiel rules one of the summer

namesake ::: n. --> One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another.

names are identifiable with the names of angels.

names at random from the faculty lists of local universities, seminaries, and yeshivas. I put the

names in gnostic and cabalistic lore. In the Ophitic

names of all 15, see Appendix.

names of all 28 angels.]

names of God find a match in the 72 (and more)

names of God, to wit, Gog and Magog, which

names of Metatron—Surya, Tatriel, Sasnigiel, Lad,

names of other devils. [Rf Michaelis, Admirable

names of the angel Metatron.

names of the angels Senoi, Sansenoi, and Samange-

names of the godhead, residing in the 1st Heaven.

names of the other 5 Yezidic archangels.]

names of the planets.”

names of winged creatures he had suddenly come across (in hechaloth or Merkabah lore) and which, he

names only 2: Gabriel (Jibril), who is the angel of

namespace ::: A set of names in which all names are unique.

namespace "systems" The {set} of all possible identifiers for some kind of object. From the definition of a set, all names in a namespace are unique and there is some rule to determine whether a potential name is an element of the set. For example, the {Domain Name System} includes rules for determining what constitutes a valid host name. (2008-12-09)

names Pthahil, Zaharill, Adam, Qin, Ram, Rud,

names, see Appendix.

names she used in her various disguises when she


names the 7: Uriel, Raguel, Michael, Seraqael,

names these 9 angels to Bartholomew on the

names the stars to Rabbi Ishmael, “enters them

names which are written in this booke, and by the


  "1. ‘The Golden Embryo" in Hindu cosmology; the name given to the golden-hued Egg which floated on the surface of the primeval waters. In time the egg divided into two parts, the golden top half of the shell becoming the heavens and the silver lower half the earth. 2. ‘God imaginative and therefore creative"; the ‘Spirit in the middle or Dream State"; Lord of Dream-Life who takes from the ocean of subconsciously intelligent spiritual being the conscious psychic forces which He materializes or encases in various forms of gross living matter. (Enc. Br.; A)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works.

“1. ‘The Golden Embryo’ in Hindu cosmology; the name given to the golden-hued Egg which floated on the surface of the primeval waters. In time the egg divided into two parts, the golden top half of the shell becoming the heavens and the silver lower half the earth. 2. ‘God imaginative and therefore creative’; the ‘Spirit in the middle or Dream State’; Lord of Dream-Life who takes from the ocean of subconsciously intelligent spiritual being the conscious psychic forces which He materializes or encases in various forms of gross living matter. (Enc. Br.; A)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works.

2 "convention, character" In names of translation software, infix 2 often represents the word "to" with the connotation "translate to", as in {dvi2ps} ({DVI} to {PostScript}), int2string (integer to string) and {texi2roff} ({Texinfo} to [nt]{roff}). [{Jargon File}] (1995-01-25)

(3) From 450 to the 18th century: During this period there is a general decline until the Carlovingian renaissance. Great names are not lacking, such as those of Pseudo-Denis the Areopagite, John Damascene, Boethius and Isidore of Seville. however, the originality and spiritual elevation of an Augustine are not to be found. The period is generally characterized by the elaboration and systematization of truths already formulated. Platonic and Neo-Platonic influences predominate, though Aristotle's logic holds an honored place throughout this pre-Scholastic era. Cf. Migne's Patrologiae Latinae -- H.Gu.

3. In the Mahabharata and the Puranas, the second member of the Triad, the embodiment of sattva-guna, the preserving and restoring power. This power has manifested in the world as the various incarnations of Vishnu, generally accepted as being ten in number. Vishnu"s heaven is Vaikuntha, his consort Lakshmi and his vehicle Garuda. He is portrayed as reclining on the serpent-king Sesa and floating on the waters between periods of cosmic manifestation. The holy river Ganga is said to spring from his foot. (A; V. G.; Dow)” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

8.3 "file system, filename extension" A common shorthand for the limits on filename length imposed by the {file system} used by {MS-DOS} and {Microsoft Windows} - at most eight characters, followed by a ".", followed by a {filename extension} of at most three characters. {Windows 95} supports long filenames by using multiple directory entries per file. The extra entries are hidden. It also automatically derives an 8.3 name for each file for {backward compatibility} so that older versions of DOS can still access the file. (1998-10-05)

aard "programming, tool" (Dutch for "earth") A tool to check memory use for {C++} programs, written by Steve Reiss "" (who names his programs after living systems). Aard tracks the state of each byte of memory in the {heap} and the {stack}. The state can be one of Undefined, Uninitialised, Free or Set. The program can detect invalid transitions (i.e. attempting to set or use undefined or free storage or attempting to access uninitialised storage). In addition, the program keeps track of heap use through {malloc} and {free} and at the end of the run reports memory blocks that were not freed and that are not accessible (i.e. {memory leaks}). The tools works using a spliced-in {shared library} on {SPARCs} running {C++} 3.0.1 under {SunOS} 4.X. {(}. (1998-03-03)

  A body of mystical Jewish teachings based on an interpretation of hidden meanings in the Hebrew Scriptures. Among its central doctrines are, all creation is an emanation from the Deity and the soul exists from eternity. 2. Any secret or occult doctrine or science. 3.”Esoteric system of interpretation of the Hebrew scriptures based on the assumption that every word, letter, number, and accent in them has an occult meaning. The system, oral at first, claimed great antiquity, but was really the product of the Middle Ages, arising in the 7th century and lasting into the 18th. It was popular chiefly among Jews, but spread to Christians as well. (Col. Enc). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

According to a view which is widely held by mathematicians, it is characteristic of a mathematical discipline that it begins with a set of undefined elements, properties, functions, and relations, and a set of unproved propositions (called axioms or postulates) involving them; and that from these all other propositions (called theorems) of the discipline are to be derived by the methods of formal logic. On its face, as thus stated, this view would identify mathematics with applied logic. It is usually added, however, that the undefined terms, which appear in the role of names of undefined elements, etc., are not really names of particulars at all but are variables, and that the theorems are to be regarded as proved for any values of these variables which render the postulates true. If then each theorem is replaced by the proposition embodying the implication from the conjunction of the postulates to the theorem in question, we have a reduction of mathematics to pure logic. (For a particular example of a set of postulates for a mathematical discipline see the article Arithmetic, foundations of.)

accumulator "processor" In a {central processing unit}, a {register} in which intermediate results are stored. Without an accumulator, it would be necessary to write the result of each calculation (addition, multiplication, {shift}, etc.) to {main memory} and read them back. Access to main memory is slower than access to the accumulator which usually has direct paths to and from the {arithmetic and logic unit} (ALU). The {canonical} example is summing a list of numbers. The accumulator is set to zero initially, each number in turn is added to the value in the accumulator and only when all numbers have been added is the result written to main memory. Modern CPUs usually have many registers, all or many of which can be used as accumulators. For this reason, the term "accumulator" is somewhat archaic. Use of it as a synonym for "register" is a fairly reliable indication that the user has been around for quite a while and/or that the architecture under discussion is quite old. The term in full is almost never used of microprocessor registers, for example, though symbolic names for arithmetic registers beginning in "A" derive from historical use of the term "accumulator" (and not, actually, from "arithmetic"). Confusingly, though, an "A" register name prefix may also stand for "address", as for example on the {Motorola} {680x0} family. 2. "programming" A register, memory location or variable being used for arithmetic or logic (as opposed to addressing or a loop index), especially one being used to accumulate a sum or count of many items. This use is in context of a particular routine or stretch of code. "The FOOBAZ routine uses A3 as an accumulator." [{Jargon File}] (1999-04-20)

A certain self-gathered state of our whole existence lifted into that superconscient truth, unity and infinity of self-aware, self-blissful existence is the aim and culmination; and that is the meaning we shall give to the term Samadhi. Not merely a state withdrawn from all consciousness of the outward, withdrawn even from all consciousness of the inward into that which exists beyond both whether as seed of both or transcendent even of their seed-state; but a settled existence in the One and Infinite, united and identified with it, and this status to remain whether we abide in the waking condition in which we are conscious of the forms of things or we withdraw into the inward activity which dwells in the play of the principles of things, the play of their names and typal forms or we soar to the condition of static inwardness where we arrive at the principles themselves and at the principle of all principles, the seed of name and form.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 321

address resolution "networking" Conversion of an {Internet address} into the corresponding physical address ({Ethernet address}). This is usually done using {Address Resolution Protocol}. The {resolver} is a library routine and a set of processes which converts {hostnames} into {Internet addresses}, though this process in not usually referred to as {resolution}. See {DNS}. (1996-04-09)

adelphia ::: n. --> A "brotherhood," or collection of stamens in a bundle; -- used in composition, as in the class names, Monadelphia, Diadelphia, etc.

ADVENT "games" /ad'vent/ The prototypical computer {adventure} game, first implemented by Will Crowther for a {CDC} computer (probably the {CDC 6600}?) as an attempt at computer-refereed fantasy gaming. ADVENT was ported to the {PDP-10}, and expanded to the 350-point {Classic} puzzle-oriented version, by Don Woods of the {Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory} (SAIL). The game is now better known as Adventure, but the {TOPS-10} {operating system} permitted only six-letter filenames. All the versions since are based on the SAIL port. David Long of the {University of Chicago} Graduate School of Business Computing Facility (which had two of the four {DEC20s} on campus in the late 1970s and early 1980s) was responsible for expanding the cave in a number of ways, and pushing the point count up to 500, then 501 points. Most of his work was in the data files, but he made some changes to the {parser} as well. This game defined the terse, dryly humorous style now expected in text adventure games, and popularised several tag lines that have become fixtures of hacker-speak: "A huge green fierce snake bars the way!" "I see no X here" (for some noun X). "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." "You are in a little maze of twisty passages, all different." The "magic words" {xyzzy} and {plugh} also derive from this game. Crowther, by the way, participated in the exploration of the Mammoth & Flint Ridge cave system; it actually *has* a "Colossal Cave" and a "Bedquilt" as in the game, and the "Y2" that also turns up is cavers' jargon for a map reference to a secondary entrance. See also {vadding}. [Was the original written in Fortran?] [{Jargon File}] (1996-04-01)

"A fabulous tribe of wild, beastlike monsters, having the upper part of a human being and the lower part of a horse. They live in the woods or mountains of Elis, Arcadia, and Thessaly. They are representative of wild life, animal desires and barbarism. (M.I.) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works.*

“A fabulous tribe of wild, beastlike monsters, having the upper part of a human being and the lower part of a horse. They live in the woods or mountains of Elis, Arcadia, and Thessaly. They are representative of wild life, animal desires and barbarism. (M.I.) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works.

affix ::: v. t. --> To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one&

Alacananda ::: “One of the four head streams of the river Ganga in the Himalayas. According to the Vaishnavas it is the terrestrial Ganga which Shiva received upon his head as it fell from heaven. The famous shrine of Badrinath is situated on the banks of this stream. (Dow). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

Alacananda ::: “One of the four head streams of the river Ganga in the Himalayas. According to the Vaishnavas it is the terrestrial Ganga which Shiva received upon his head as it fell from heaven. The famous shrine of Badrinath is situated on the banks of this stream.(Dow). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

alacananda ::: "One of the four head streams of the river Ganga in the Himalayas. According to the Vaishnavas it is the terrestrial Ganga which Shiva received upon his head as it fell from heaven. The famous shrine of Badrinath is situated on the banks of this stream. (Dow.)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

album ::: n. --> A white tablet on which anything was inscribed, as a list of names, etc.
A register for visitors&

Al-Ghani ::: The One who is beyond being labeled and limited by the manifestations of His Names, as He is Great (Akbar) and beyond all concepts. The One who is infinitely abundant with His Names.

Al-Habir ::: The One who is aware of the manifestations of His Names at all times. The One who allows his manifestations to discern the level of their comprehension via their outputs.

Al-Hayy ::: The source of names! The One who gives life to the Names and manifests them. The source of universal energy, the essence of energy!

alias 1. "operating system" A name, usually short and easy to remember and type, that is translated into another name or string, usually long and difficult to remember or type. Most {command interpreters} (e.g. {Unix}'s {csh}) allow the user to define aliases for commands, e.g. "alias l ls -al". These are loaded into memory when the interpreter starts and are expanded without needing to refer to any file. 2. "networking" One of several alternative {hostnames} with the same {Internet address}. E.g. in the {Unix} {hosts} database (/etc/hosts or {NIS} map) the first field on a line is the {Internet address}, the next is the official hostname (the "{canonical} name" or "{CNAME}"), and any others are aliases. Hostname aliases often indicate that the host with that alias provides a particular network service such as {archie}, {finger}, {FTP}, or {web}. The assignment of services to computers can then be changed simply by moving an alias (e.g. from one {Internet address} to another, without the clients needing to be aware of the change. 3. "file system" The name used by {Apple computer, Inc.} for {symbolic links} when they added them to the {System 7} {operating system} in 1991. (1997-10-22) 4. "programming" Two names ({identifiers}), usually of local or global {variables}, that refer to the same resource ({memory} location) are said to be aliased. Although names introduced in {programming languages} are typically mapped to different {memory} locations, aliasing can be introduced by the use of {address} arithmetic and {pointers} or language-specific features, like {C++} {references}. Statically deciding (e.g. via a {program analysis} executed by a sophisticated {compiler}) which locations of a {program} will be aliased at run time is an {undecidable} problem. [G. Ramalingam: "The Undecidability of Aliasing", ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS), Volume 16, Issue 5, September 1994, Pages: 1467 - 1471, ISSN:0164-0925.] (2004-09-12)

alias ::: adv. --> Otherwise; otherwise called; -- a term used in legal proceedings to connect the different names of any one who has gone by two or more, and whose true name is for any cause doubtful; as, Smith, alias Simpson.
At another time. ::: n.

Al-Kabir ::: The magnitude of the worlds He created with His Names are incomprehensible.

Al-Khaliq ::: The ONE Absolute Creator! The One who brings individuals into the existence from nothingness, with His Names! Everything al-Khaliq creates has a purpose to fulfill, and according to this unique purpose, possesses a natural predisposition and character. Hence it has been said: “characterize yourselves with the character of Allah” (Tahallaku biakhlakillah) to mean: Live in accordance with the awareness that you are comprised of the structural qualities of the Names of Allah!

Allah ::: Such a name... It points to Uluhiyyah! Uluhiyyah encompasses two realities. HU which denotes Absolute Essence (dhat) and the realm of infinite points in which every single point is formed by the act of observing knowledge through knowledge. This act of observing is such that each point signifies an individual composition of Names.

Al-Maleek ::: The Sovereign One, who manifests His Names as he wishes and governs them in the world of acts as He pleases. The one who has providence over all things.

Al-Muhaymin ::: The One who maintains and protects the manifestations of His Names with His own system. Al-Muhaymin also designates the One who safeguards and protects (the trust).

Al-Mu’min ::: The One who enables the awareness that He, by respect of His Names, is beyond what is perceived. This awareness reflects upon us as ‘faith’ (iman). All believers, including Rasuls and angels, have their faith rested upon this awareness, which frees the mind from the enslavement of illusion. While illusion can deter the mind, which uses comparison to operate, it becomes powerless and ineffective   in the sight of faith.

Al-Muqaddim ::: The One who expedites (or prioritizes) the manifestation of Names according to their purpose of creation.

Al-Quddus ::: The One who is free and beyond being defined, conditioned and limited by His manifest qualities and concepts! Albeit the engendered existence is the disclosure of His Names, He is pure and beyond from becoming defined and limited by them!

alt "character" /awlt/ 1. The alt {modifier key} on many {keyboards}, including the {IBM PC}. On some keyboards and {operating systems}, (but not the IBM PC) the alt key sets bit 7 of the character generated. See {bucky bits}. 2. The "{clover}" or "Command" key on a {Macintosh}; use of this term usually reveals that the speaker hacked PCs before coming to the Mac (see also {feature key}). Some Mac hackers, confusingly, reserve "alt" for the Option key (and it is so labelled on some Mac II keyboards). 3. (Obsolete {PDP-10}; often "ALT") An alternate name for the {ASCII} ESC character (Escape, ASCII 27), after the keycap labelling on some older {terminals}; also "altmode" (/awlt'mohd/). This character was almost never pronounced "escape" on an {ITS} system, in {TECO} or under {TOPS-10}, always alt, as in "Type alt alt to end a TECO command" or "alt-U onto the system" (for "log onto the [ITS] system"). This usage probably arose because alt is easier to say. 4. "messaging" One of the {Usenet} {newsgroup} {hierarchies}. It was founded by {John Gilmore} and {Brian Reid}. The alt hierarchy is special in that anyone can create new groups here without going though the normal voting proceduers, hence the regular appearence of new groups with names such as "alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork". [{Jargon File}] (1997-04-12)

Al-Warith ::: The One who manifests under various names and forms in order to inherit and protect the possessions of those who abandon all their belongings to undergo true transformation. When one form is exhausted, He continues His existence with another form.

Al-Wasi ::: The All-embracing. The One who embraces the whole of existence with the expressions of His Names.

American Standard Code for Information Interchange "character, standard" The basis of {character sets} used in almost all present-day computers. {US-ASCII} uses only the lower seven {bits} ({character points} 0 to 127) to convey some {control codes}, {space}, numbers, most basic punctuation, and unaccented letters a-z and A-Z. More modern {coded character sets} (e.g., {Latin-1}, {Unicode}) define extensions to ASCII for values above 127 for conveying special {Latin characters} (like accented characters, or {German} ess-tsett), characters from non-Latin writing systems (e.g., {Cyrillic}, or {Han characters}), and such desirable {glyphs} as distinct open- and close-{quotation marks}. ASCII replaced earlier systems such as {EBCDIC} and {Baudot}, which used fewer bytes, but were each {broken} in their own way. Computers are much pickier about spelling than humans; thus, {hackers} need to be very precise when talking about characters, and have developed a considerable amount of verbal shorthand for them. Every character has one or more names - some formal, some concise, some silly. Individual characters are listed in this dictionary with alternative names from revision 2.3 of the {Usenet} ASCII pronunciation guide in rough order of popularity, including their official {ITU-T} names and the particularly silly names introduced by {INTERCAL}. See {V} {ampersand}, {asterisk}, {back quote}, {backslash}, {caret}, {colon}, {comma}, {commercial at}, {control-C}, {dollar}, {dot}, {double quote}, {equals}, {exclamation mark}, {greater than}, {hash}, {left bracket}, {left parenthesis}, {less than}, {minus}, {parentheses}, {oblique stroke}, {percent}, {plus}, {question mark}, {right brace}, {right brace}, {right bracket}, {right parenthesis}, {semicolon}, {single quote}, {space}, {tilde}, {underscore}, {vertical bar}, {zero}. Some other common usages cause odd overlaps. The "

Amiga "computer" A range of home computers first released by {Commodore Business Machines} in early 1985 (though they did not design the original - see below). Amigas were popular for {games}, {video processing}, and {multimedia}. One notable feature is a hardware {blitter} for speeding up graphics operations on whole areas of the screen. The Amiga was originally called the Lorraine, and was developed by a company named "Amiga" or "Amiga, Inc.", funded by some doctors to produce a killer game machine. After the US game machine market collapsed, the Amiga company sold some {joysticks} but no Lorraines or any other computer. They eventually floundered and looked for a buyer. Commodore at that time bought the (mostly complete) Amiga machine, infused some money, and pushed it through the final stages of development in a hurry. Commodore released it sometime[?] in 1985. Most components within the machine were known by nicknames. The {coprocessor} commonly called the "Copper" is in fact the "{Video} Timing Coprocessor" and is split between two chips: the instruction fetch and execute units are in the "Agnus" chip, and the {pixel} timing circuits are in the "Denise" chip (A for address, D for data). "Agnus" and "Denise" were responsible for effects timed to the {real-time} position of the video scan, such as midscreen {palette} changes, {sprite multiplying}, and {resolution} changes. Different versions (in order) were: "Agnus" (could only address 512K of {video RAM}), "Fat Agnus" (in a {PLCC} package, could access 1MB of video RAM), "Super Agnus" (slightly upgraded "Fat Agnus"). "Agnus" and "Fat Agnus" came in {PAL} and {NTSC} versions, "Super Agnus" came in one version, jumper selectable for PAL or NTSC. "Agnus" was replaced by "Alice" in the A4000 and A1200, which allowed for more {DMA} channels and higher bus {bandwidth}. "Denise" outputs binary video data (3*4 bits) to the "Vidiot". The "Vidiot" is a hybrid that combines and amplifies the 12-bit video data from "Denise" into {RGB} to the {monitor}. Other chips were "Amber" (a "flicker fixer", used in the A3000 and Commodore display enhancer for the A2000), "Gary" ({I/O}, addressing, G for {glue logic}), "Buster" (the {bus controller}, which replaced "Gary" in the A2000), "Buster II" (for handling the Zorro II/III cards in the A3000, which meant that "Gary" was back again), "Ramsey" (The {RAM} controller), "DMAC" (The DMA controller chip for the WD33C93 {SCSI adaptor} used in the A3000 and on the A2091/A2092 SCSI adaptor card for the A2000; and to control the {CD-ROM} in the {CDTV}), and "Paula" ({Peripheral}, Audio, {UART}, {interrupt} Lines, and {bus Arbiter}). There were several Amiga chipsets: the "Old Chipset" (OCS), the "Enhanced Chipset" (ECS), and {AGA}. OCS included "Paula", "Gary", "Denise", and "Agnus". ECS had the same "Paula", "Gary", "Agnus" (could address 2MB of Chip RAM), "Super Denise" (upgraded to support "Agnus" so that a few new {screen modes} were available). With the introduction of the {Amiga A600} "Gary" was replaced with "Gayle" (though the chipset was still called ECS). "Gayle" provided a number of improvments but the main one was support for the A600's {PCMCIA} port. The AGA chipset had "Agnus" with twice the speed and a 24-bit palette, maximum displayable: 8 bits (256 colours), although the famous "{HAM}" (Hold And Modify) trick allows pictures of 256,000 colours to be displayed. AGA's "Paula" and "Gayle" were unchanged but AGA "Denise" supported AGA "Agnus"'s new screen modes. Unfortunately, even AGA "Paula" did not support High Density {floppy disk drives}. (The Amiga 4000, though, did support high density drives.) In order to use a high density disk drive Amiga HD floppy drives spin at half the rotational speed thus halving the data rate to "Paula". Commodore Business Machines went bankrupt on 1994-04-29, the German company {Escom AG} bought the rights to the Amiga on 1995-04-21 and the Commodore Amiga became the Escom Amiga. In April 1996 Escom were reported to be making the {Amiga} range again but they too fell on hard times and {Gateway 2000} (now called Gateway) bought the Amiga brand on 1997-05-15. Gateway licensed the Amiga operating system to a German hardware company called {Phase 5} on 1998-03-09. The following day, Phase 5 announced the introduction of a four-processor {PowerPC} based Amiga {clone} called the "{pre\box}". Since then, it has been announced that the new operating system will be a version of {QNX}. On 1998-06-25, a company called {Access Innovations Ltd} announced {plans (} to build a new Amiga chip set, the {AA+}, based partly on the AGA chips but with new fully 32-bit functional core and 16-bit AGA {hardware register emulation} for {backward compatibility}. The new core promised improved memory access and video display DMA. By the end of 2000, Amiga development was under the control of a [new?] company called {Amiga, Inc.}. As well as continuing development of AmigaOS (version 3.9 released in December 2000), their "Digital Environment" is a {virtual machine} for multiple {platforms} conforming to the {ZICO} specification. As of 2000, it ran on {MIPS}, {ARM}, {PPC}, and {x86} processors. {(}. {Amiga Web Directory (}. {amiCrawler (}. Newsgroups: {news:comp.binaries.amiga}, {news:comp.sources.amiga}, {news:comp.sys.amiga}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.advocacy}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.announce}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.applications}, {}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.datacomm}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.emulations}, {}, {}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.hardware}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.introduction}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.marketplace}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.misc}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.multimedia}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.programmer}, {}, {}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.telecomm}, {news:comp.Unix.amiga}. See {aminet}, {Amoeba}, {bomb}, {exec}, {gronk}, {guru meditation}, {Intuition}, {sidecar}, {slap on the side}, {Vulcan nerve pinch}. (2003-07-05)

amnesia ::: n. --> Forgetfulness; also, a defect of speech, from cerebral disease, in which the patient substitutes wrong words or names in the place of those he wishes to employ.

ampersand "character" "&" {ASCII} character 38. Common names: {ITU-T}, {INTERCAL}: ampersand; amper; and. Rare: address (from {C}); reference (from C++); bitand; background (from {sh}); pretzel; amp. A common symbol for "and", used as the "address of" operator in {C}, the "reference" operator in {C++} and a {bitwise and} or {logical and} operator in several programming languages. {Visual BASIC} uses it as the {string concatenation} {operator} and to prefix {octal} and {hexadecimal} numbers. {UNIX} {shells} use the character to indicate that a task should be run in the {background} (single "&" suffix) or (following C's {lazy and}), in a {compound command} of the form "a && b" to indicate that the command b should only be run if command a terminates successfully. The ampersand is a ligature (combination) of the cursive letters "e" and "t", invented in 63 BC by Marcus Tirus [Tiro?] as shorthand for the Latin word for "and", "et". The word ampersand is a conflation (combination) of "and, per se and". Per se means "by itself", and so the phrase translates to "&, standing by itself, means 'and'". This was at the end of the alphabet as it was recited by children in old English schools. The words ran together and were associated with "&". The "ampersand" spelling dates from 1837. {Take our word for it (}. (2012-07-18)

anamese ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Anam, to southeastern Asia. ::: n. --> A native of Anam.

ananke ::: "In Greek mythology, personification of compelling necessity or ultimate fate to which even the gods must yield.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

Ananke ::: “In Greek mythology, personification of compelling necessity or ultimate fate to which even the gods must yield.” (Mother India) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

"A paradise of the Hindus; the heaven of Vishnu, sometimes described as on Mount Meru, at other times as in the ‘Northern Ocean" of Puranic cosmology.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

applicative order reduction "programming" An {evaluation strategy} under which an expression is evaluated by repeatedly evaluating its leftmost innermost {redex}. This means that a function's arguments are evaluated before the function is applied. This method will not terminate if a function is given a non-terminating expression as an argument even if the function is not {strict} in that argument. Also known as {call-by-value} since the values of arguments are passed rather than their names. This is the evaluation strategy used by {ML}, {Scheme}, {Hope} and most {procedural languages} such as {C} and {Pascal}. See also {normal order reduction}, {parallel reduction}. (1995-01-25)

arayan.a (Nara-Narayana; NaraNarayana; Nara Narayana) —(in mythology) the names of two sages, Nara and Narayan.a, "the seers who do tapasya together for the knowledge", a "double figure" which in the "Vaishnava form of Vedantism . . . expresses the relation of God in man to man in God", Nara being "the human soul which, eternal companion of the Divine, finds itself only when it awakens to that companionship", while Narayan.a "is the divine Soul always present in our humanity, the secret guide, friend and helper of the human being"; an intermediate bhava of brahmadarsana in which there is a dualistic perception of Nara and Narayan.a in all, the "bodha of Narayana" not being extended "into the whole consciousness of the Nara", but kept "as a thing apart & containing & informing, but not identical with the Nara".

archie "tool, networking" A system to automatically gather, index and serve information on the {Internet}. The initial implementation of archie by {McGill University} School of Computer Science provided an indexed directory of filenames from all {anonymous FTP} archives on the Internet. Later versions provide other collections of information. See also {archive site}, {Gopher}, {Prospero}, {Wide Area Information Servers}. (1995-12-28)

Arham-ar-rahimeen ::: The One who manifests the infinite qualities of His Names with His grace.

Ar-Rahim ::: Ar-Rahim is the Name that brings the infinite qualities of ar-Rahman into engendered existence. In this sense, it is the ‘observation’of the potential. Ar-Rahim observes itself through the forms of existence, by guiding the conscious beings to the awareness that their lives and their essential reality are comprised of and governed by the Names.

Ar-Rahman ::: Ar-Rahman signifies the materialization of the essence of every iota with Allah’s Names in His knowledge. In modern terms, it designates the quantum potential. It is the potential of the source of the entire creation. It is the name of the Dimension of Names! All things obtain their existence at the level of knowledge and will with the attributes denoted by this name.

Ar-Raqib ::: The One who watches over and keeps under control the manifestations of His Names, with His names, at all times.

ASCII art "graphics" (Or "character graphics", "ASCII graphics") The fine art of drawing diagrams using the {ASCII} character set (mainly "|-/\+"). See also {boxology}. Here is a serious example:  o----)||(--+--|"----+ +---------o + D O   L )||( |    | |       C U  A I )||( +--"|-+ | +-\/\/-+--o - T  C N )||(    | | |   |    P   E )||( +--"|-+--)---+--)|--+-o   U     )||( |    |     | GND  T  o----)||(--+--|"----+----------+  A power supply consisting of a full wave rectifier  circuit feeding a capacitor input filter circuit             Figure 1. And here are some very silly examples:  |\/\/\/|   ____/|       ___  |\_/|  ___  |   |   \ o.O| ACK!   / \_ |` '| _/ \  |   |   =(_)= THPHTH! /   \/   \/   \  | (o)(o)    U       /           \  C   _) (__)        \/\/\/\ _____ /\/\/\/  | ,___|  (oo)           \/   \/  | /   \/-------\     U         (__) /____\    ||   | \  /---V `v'-      oo ) /   \   ||---W|| * * |--| || |`.     |_/\ //-o-\\ ____---=======---____   ====___\ /.. ..\ /___====   Klingons rule OK!  //    ---\__O__/---    \\  \_\             /_/   _____    __...---'-----`---...__    _=============================== ,----------------._/'   `---..._______...---' (_______________||_) . . ,--'   /  /.---'     `/   '--------_- - - - - _/     `--------'   Figure 2. There is an important subgenre of ASCII art that puns on the standard character names in the fashion of a rebus. +--------------------------------------------------------+ |   ^^^^^^^^^^^^                   | | ^^^^^^^^^^^      ^^^^^^^^^           | |         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ | |    ^^^^^^^     B   ^^^^^^^^^       | | ^^^^^^^^^     ^^^      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   | +--------------------------------------------------------+   "A Bee in the Carrot Patch"            Figure 3. Within humorous ASCII art, there is, for some reason, an entire flourishing subgenre of pictures of silly cows. One is shown in Figure 2; here are three more:  (__)       (__)       (__)  (\/)       ($$)       (**)  /-------\/    /-------\/    /-------\/ / | 666 ||    / |=====||    / |   || * ||----||   * ||----||   * ||----||   ~~  ~~     ~~  ~~     ~~  ~~ Satanic cow  This cow is a Yuppie Cow in love Figure 4. {(}. (1996-02-06)

Ash-Shahid ::: The One who witnesses His existence through His own existence. The One who observes the disclosure of His Names and witnesses His manifestations!

Asma ul Husna :::   The 99 Names (Attributes) of Allah, which are used individually or together in zikr

Assertion: Frege introduced the assertion sign, in 1879, as a means of indicating the difference between asserting a proposition as true and merely naming a proposition (e.g., in order to make an assertion about it, that it has such and such consequences, or the like). Thus, with an appropriate expression A, the notation |−A would be used to make the assertion, "The unlike magnetic poles attract one another," while the notation −A would correspond rather to the noun clause, "that the unlike magnetic poles attract one another." Later Frege adopted the usage that propositional expressions (as noun clauses) are proper names of truth values and modified his use of the assertion sign accordingly, employing say A (or −A) to denote the truth value thereof that the unlike magnetic poles attract one another and |−A to express the assertion that this truth value is truth.

asterisk "character" "*" {ASCII} code 42. Common names include: star; {INTERCAL}: {splat}; {ITU-T}: asterisk. Rare: {wild card}; gear; dingle; mult; spider; aster; times; twinkle; {glob}; {Nathan Hale}. Commonly used as the multiplication operator and as the {Kleene star}. Often doubled, as in "x**2", to mean "to the power". In {C} and related languages, asterisk is used as the {dereference} operator, "*p" meaning "the thing pointed to by p". (2006-09-10)

au 1. "networking" The two character {country code} for Australia used in {Internet} {domain names}. 2. "filename extension" {audio}. (1995-02-15)

babel ::: “The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens’. God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

babel ::: "The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower ‘with its top in the heavens". God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.” (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works     Sri Aurobindo: "The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each other"s thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.” The Human Cycle

back quote "character" "`" {ASCII} code 96. Common names: left quote; left single quote; open quote; {ITU-T}: grave accent; grave. Rare: backprime; {INTERCAL}: backspark; unapostrophe; birk; blugle; back tick; back glitch; push; {ITU-T}: opening single quotation mark; quasiquote. Back quote is used in {Unix} shells to invoke {command substitution}. (1996-11-26)

backslash "character" "\" {ASCII} code 92. Common names: escape (from C/Unix); reverse slash; slosh; backslant; backwhack. Rare: bash; {ITU-T}: reverse slant; reversed virgule; {INTERCAL}: backslat. Backslash is used to separate components in {MS-DOS} {pathnames}, and to introduce special character sequence in {C} and {Unix} strings, e.g. "\n" for newline. (2000-02-21)

Backus-Naur Form "language, grammar" (BNF, originally "Backus Normal Form") A formal {metasyntax} used to express {context-free grammars}. Backus Normal Form was renamed Backus-Naur Form at the suggestion of {Donald Knuth}. BNF is one of the most commonly used metasyntactic notations for specifying the {syntax} of programming languages, command sets, and the like. It is widely used for language descriptions but seldom documented anywhere (how do you document a {metasyntax}?), so that it must usually be learned by osmosis (but see {RFC 2234}). Consider this BNF for a US postal address: "postal-address" ::= "name-part" "street-address" "zip-part" "personal-part" ::= "name" | "initial" "." "name-part" ::= "personal-part" "last-name" ["jr-part"] "EOL"     | "personal-part" "name-part" "street-address" ::= ["apt"] "house-num" "street-name" "EOL" "zip-part" ::= "town-name" "," "state-code" "ZIP-code" "EOL" This translates into English as: "A postal-address consists of a name-part, followed by a street-address part, followed by a zip-code part. A personal-part consists of either a first name or an initial followed by a dot. A name-part consists of either: a personal-part followed by a last name followed by an optional "jr-part" (Jr., Sr., or dynastic number) and end-of-line, or a personal part followed by a name part (this rule illustrates the use of recursion in BNFs, covering the case of people who use multiple first and middle names and/or initials). A street address consists of an optional apartment specifier, followed by a street number, followed by a street name. A zip-part consists of a town-name, followed by a comma, followed by a state code, followed by a ZIP-code followed by an end-of-line." Note that many things (such as the format of a personal-part, apartment specifier, or ZIP-code) are left unspecified. These lexical details are presumed to be obvious from context or specified somewhere nearby. There are many variants and extensions of BNF, possibly containing some or all of the {regexp} {wild cards} such as "*" or "+". {EBNF} is a common one. In fact the example above isn't the pure form invented for the {ALGOL 60} report. "[]" was introduced a few years later in {IBM}'s {PL/I} definition but is now universally recognised. {ABNF} is another extension. (1997-11-23)

bailey ::: n. --> The outer wall of a feudal castle.

The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.

A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.

Berkeley Network (B-NET) Top level {Unix} {Ethernet} software developed at the {University of California at Berkeley}. There are no formal specifications but UCB's {4.2BSD} {Unix} implementation on the {VAX} is the de facto standard. Distributed by {Unisoft}. Includes net.o driver routines for specific hardware, {pseudo ttys}, {daemons}, hostname command to set/get name, /etc/hosts database of names and {Internet address}es of other hosts, /etc/hosts.equiv host-wide database to control remote access, .rhosts per user version of hosts.equiv. UCB's implementation of the {Internet Protocol} includes trailers to improve performance on paged memory management systems such as {VAXen}. These trailers are an exception to the Internet Protocol specification.

Bhakti: (Skr. division, share) Fervent, loving devotion to the object of contemplation or the divine being itself, the almost universally recognized feeling approach to the highest reality, in contrast to vidya (s.v.) or jnana (s.v.), sanctioned by Indian philosophy and productive of a voluminous literature in which the names of Ramamanda, Vallabha, Nanak, Caitanya, and Tulsi Das are outstanding. It is distinguished as apara (lower) and para (higher) bhakti, the former theistic piety, the latter philosophic meditation on the unmanifest brahman (cf. avyakta). -- K.F.L.

bhūta ::: creature; any of the pañcabhūta, the five "subtle conditions bhuta of material energy" which are "called by the names of the five concrete elements of ancient thought, ether, air, fire, water and earth"; all objects are said to be "created by the combination of these five subtle conditions or elements" which are "nowhere to be found in their purity in the gross material world".

bi- ::: --> In most branches of science bi- in composition denotes two, twice, or doubly; as, bidentate, two-toothed; biternate, doubly ternate, etc.
In the composition of chemical names bi- denotes two atoms, parts, or equivalents of that constituent to the name of which it is prefixed, to one of the other component, or that such constituent is present in double the ordinary proportion; as, bichromate, bisulphide. Be- and di- are often used interchangeably.

bija jagrat. ::: "seed of wakefulness"; the consciousness, which is nameless and pure, but in which the jiva, etc., exist potentially, associated with their corresponding concepts and names

binomial ::: n. --> An expression consisting of two terms connected by the sign plus (+) or minus (-); as, a + b, or 7 - 3. ::: a. --> Consisting of two terms; pertaining to binomials; as, a binomial root.
Having two names; -- used of the system by which every

binominal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to two names; binomial.

Names ::: Divine Names – structural and compositional qualities comprising existence.

bogon /boh'gon/ (By analogy with proton/electron/neutron, but doubtless reinforced after 1980 by the similarity to Douglas Adams's "Vogons") 1. The elementary particle of bogosity (see {quantum bogodynamics}). For instance, "the Ethernet is emitting bogons again" means that it is broken or acting in an erratic or bogus fashion. 2. A query {packet} sent from a {TCP/IP} {domain resolver} to a root server, having the reply bit set instead of the query bit. 3. Any bogus or incorrectly formed packet sent on a network. 4. A person who is bogus or who says bogus things. This was historically the original usage, but has been overtaken by its derivative senses. See also {bogosity}; compare {psyton}, {fat electrons}, {magic smoke}. The bogon has become the type case for a whole bestiary of nonce particle names, including the "clutron" or "cluon" (indivisible particle of cluefulness, obviously the antiparticle of the bogon) and the futon (elementary particle of {randomness}, or sometimes of lameness). These are not so much live usages in themselves as examples of a live meta-usage: that is, it has become a standard joke or linguistic maneuver to "explain" otherwise mysterious circumstances by inventing nonce particle names. And these imply nonce particle theories, with all their dignity or lack thereof (we might note parenthetically that this is a generalisation from "(bogus particle) theories" to "bogus (particle theories)"!). Perhaps such particles are the modern-day equivalents of trolls and wood-nymphs as standard starting-points around which to construct explanatory myths. Of course, playing on an existing word (as in the "futon") yields additional flavour. [{Jargon File}]

booker ::: n. --> One who enters accounts or names, etc., in a book; a bookkeeper.

broker ::: v. t. --> One who transacts business for another; an agent.
An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own.
A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
A dealer in secondhand goods.

Bruno, Giordano: (1548-1600) A Dominican monk, eventually burned at the stake because of his opinions, he was converted from Christianity to a naturalistic and mystical pantheism by the Renaissance and particularly by the new Copernican astronomy. For him God and the universe were two names for one and the same Reality considered now as the creative essence of all things, now as the manifold of realized possibilities in which that essence manifests itself. As God, natura naturans, the Real is the whole, the one transcendent and ineffable. As the Real is the infinity of worlds and objects and events into which the whole divides itself and in which the one displays the infinite potentialities latent within it. The world-process is an ever-lasting going forth from itself and return into itself of the divine nature. The culmination of the outgoing creative activity is reached in the human mind, whose rational, philosophic search for the one in the many, simplicity in variety, and the changeless and eternal in the changing and temporal, marks also the reverse movement of the divine nature re-entering itself and regaining its primordial unity, homogeneity, and changelessness. The human soul, being as it were a kind of boomerang partaking of the ingrowing as well as the outgrowing process, may hope at death, not to be dissolved with the body, which is borne wholly upon the outgoing stream, but to return to God whence it came and to be reabsorbed in him. Cf. Rand, Modern Classical Philosophers, selection from Bruno's On Cause, The Principle and the One. G. Bruno: De l'infinito, universo e mundo, 1584; Spaccio della bestia trionfante, 1584; La cena delta ceneri, 1584; Deglieroici furori, 1585; De Monade, 1591. Cf. R. Honigswald, Giordano Bruno; G. Gentile, Bruno nella storia della cultura, 1907. -- B.A.G.F. Brunschvicg, Leon: (1869-) Professor of Philosophy at the Ecole Normale in Paris. Dismissed by the Nazis (1941). His philosophy is an idealistic synthesis of Spinoza, Kant and Schelling with special stress on the creative role of thought in cultural history as well as in sciences. Main works: Les etapes de la philosophie mathematique, 1913; L'experience humaine et la causalite physique, 1921; De la connaissance de soi, 1931. Buddhism: The multifarious forms, philosophic, religious, ethical and sociological, which the teachings of Gautama Buddha (q.v.) have produced. They centre around the main doctrine of the catvari arya-satyani(q.v.), the four noble truths, the last of which enables one in eight stages to reach nirvana (q.v.): Right views, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration. In the absence of contemporary records of Buddha and Buddhistic teachings, much value was formerly attached to the palm leaf manuscripts in Pali, a Sanskrit dialect; but recently a good deal of weight has been given also the Buddhist tradition in Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese. Buddhism split into Mahayanism and Hinayanism (q.v.), each of which, but particularly the former, blossomed into a variety of teachings and practices. The main philosophic schools are the Madhyamaka or Sunyavada, Yogacara, Sautrantika, and Vaibhasika (q.v.). The basic assumptions in philosophy are a causal nexus in nature and man, of which the law of karma (q.v.) is but a specific application; the impermanence of things, and the illusory notion of substance and soul. Man is viewed realistically as a conglomeration of bodily forms (rupa), sensations (vedana), ideas (sanjna), latent karma (sanskaras), and consciousness (vijnana). The basic assumptions in ethics are the universality of suffering and the belief in a remedy. There is no god; each one may become a Buddha, an enlightened one. Also in art and esthetics Buddhism has contributed much throughout the Far East. -- K.F.L.

brush ::: n. --> An instrument composed of bristles, or other like material, set in a suitable back or handle, as of wood, bone, or ivory, and used for various purposes, as in removing dust from clothes, laying on colors, etc. Brushes have different shapes and names according to their use; as, clothes brush, paint brush, tooth brush, etc.
The bushy tail of a fox.
A tuft of hair on the mandibles.
Branches of trees lopped off; brushwood.

bus "architecture, networking" A set of electrical conductors (wires, PCB tracks or connections in an {integrated circuit}) connecting various "stations", which can be {functional units} in a computer or {nodes} in a {network}. A bus is a {broadcast} channel, meaning that each station receives every other station's transmissions and all stations have equal access to the bus. Various schemes have been invented to solve the problem of collisions: multiple stations trying to transmit at once, e.g. {CSMA/CD}, {bus master}. The term is almost certainly derived from the electrical engineering term "bus bar" - a substantial, rigid power supply conductor to which several connections are made. This was once written "'bus bar" as it was a contraction of "omnibus bar" - a connection bar "for all", by analogy with the passenger omnibus - a conveyance "for all". {More on derivation (/pub/misc/omnibus.html)}. There are busses both within the {CPU} and connecting it to external {memory} and {peripheral} devices. The data bus, address bus and control signals, despite their names, really constitute a single bus since each is useless without the others. The width of the data bus is usually specified in {bits} and is the number of parallel connectors. This and the {clock rate} determine the bus's data rate (the number of {bytes} per second which it can carry). This is one of the factors limiting a computer's performance. Most current {microprocessors} have 32-bit busses both internally and externally. 100 or 133 {megahertz} bus clock rates are common. The bus clock is typically slower than the processor clock. Some processors have internal busses which are wider than their external busses (usually twice the width) since the width of the internal bus affects the speed of all operations and has less effect on the overall system cost than the width of the external bus. Various bus designs have been used in the {PC}, including {ISA}, {EISA}, {Micro Channel}, {VL-bus} and {PCI}. Other peripheral busses are NuBus, TURBOchannel, VMEbus, MULTIBUS and STD bus. See also {bus network}. {Ukranian (}. (2010-07-10)

buzz 1. Of a program, to run with no indication of progress and perhaps without guarantee of ever finishing; especially said of programs thought to be executing a {tight loop} of code. A program that is buzzing appears to be {catatonic}, but never gets out of catatonia, while a buzzing loop may eventually end of its own accord. "The program buzzes for about 10 seconds trying to sort all the names into order." See {spin}; see also {grovel}. 2. [ETA Systems] To test a wire or printed circuit trace for continuity by applying an AC rather than DC signal. Some wire faults will pass DC tests but fail a buzz test. 3. To process an {array} or list in sequence, doing the same thing to each element. "This loop buzzes through the tz array looking for a terminator type." [{Jargon File}]

cabaret ::: n. --> A tavern; a house where liquors are retailed.
a type of restaurant where liquor and dinner is served, and entertainment is provided, as by musicians, dancers, or comedians, and providing space for dancing by the patrons; -- similar to a nightclub. The term cabaret is often used in the names of such an establishment.
the type of entertainment provided in a cabaret{2}.

cabbala ::: 1 A body of mystical Jewish teachings based on an interpretation of hidden meanings in the Hebrew Scriptures. Among its central doctrines are, all creation is an emanation from the Deity and the soul exists from eternity. 2. Any secret or occult doctrine or science. 3. "Esoteric system of interpretation of the Hebrew scriptures based on the assumption that every word, letter, number, and accent in them has an occult meaning. The system, oral at first, claimed great antiquity, but was really the product of the Middle Ages, arising in the 7th century and lasting into the 18th. It was popular chiefly among Jews, but spread to Christians as well. (Col. Enc.)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

calico ::: n. --> Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes, shirting calicoes, unbleached calicoes, etc.
Cotton cloth printed with a figured pattern. ::: a. --> Made of, or having the appearance of, calico; -- often

Carl Friedrich Gauss "person" A German mathematician (1777 - 1855), one of all time greatest. Gauss discovered the {method of least squares} and {Gaussian elimination}. Gauss was something of a child prodigy; the most commonly told story relates that when he was 10 his teacher, wanting a rest, told his class to add up all the numbers from 1 to 100. Gauss did it in seconds, having noticed that 1+...+100 = 100+...+1 = (101+...+101)/2. He did important work in almost every area of mathematics. Such eclecticism is probably impossible today, since further progress in most areas of mathematics requires much hard background study. Some idea of the range of his work can be obtained by noting the many mathematical terms with "Gauss" in their names. E.g. {Gaussian elimination} ({linear algebra}); {Gaussian primes} (number theory); {Gaussian distribution} (statistics); {Gauss} [unit] (electromagnetism); {Gaussian curvature} (differential geometry); {Gaussian quadrature} (numerical analysis); {Gauss-Bonnet formula} (differential geometry); {Gauss's identity} ({hypergeometric functions}); {Gauss sums} ({number theory}). His favourite area of mathematics was {number theory}. He conjectured the {Prime Number Theorem}, pioneered the {theory of quadratic forms}, proved the {quadratic reciprocity theorem}, and much more. He was "the first mathematician to use {complex numbers} in a really confident and scientific way" (Hardy & Wright, chapter 12). He nearly went into architecture rather than mathematics; what decided him on mathematics was his proof, at age 18, of the startling theorem that a regular N-sided polygon can be constructed with ruler and compasses if and only if N is a power of 2 times a product of distinct {Fermat primes}. (1995-04-10)

case sensitivity "text" Whether a text matching operation distinguishes upper-{case} (capital) letters from lower case (is "case sensitive") or not ("case insensitive"). Case in file names should be preserved (for readability) but ignored when matching (so the user doesn't have to get it right). {MS-DOS} does not preserve case in file names, {Unix} preserves case and matches are case sensitive. Any decent {text editor} will allow the user to specify whether or not text searches should be {case sensitive}. Case sensitivity is also relevant in programming (most programming languages distiguish between case in the names of {identifiers}), and addressing ({Internet} {domain names} are case insensitive but {RFC 822} local {mailbox} names are case sensitive). Case insensitive operations are sometimes said to "fold case", from the idea of folding the character code table so that upper and lower case letters coincide. The alternative "smash case" is more likely to be used by someone who considers this behaviour a {misfeature} or in cases where one case is actually permanently converted to the other. "{MS-DOS} will automatically smash case in the names of all the files you create". (1997-07-09)

catalogue ::: n. --> A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order; as, a catalogue of the students of a college, or of books, or of the stars. ::: v. t. --> To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.

catechu ::: n. --> A dry, brown, astringent extract, obtained by decoction and evaporation from the Acacia catechu, and several other plants growing in India. It contains a large portion of tannin or tannic acid, and is used in medicine and in the arts. It is also known by the names terra japonica, cutch, gambier, etc.

cephaloptera ::: n. --> One of the generic names of the gigantic ray (Manta birostris), known as devilfish and sea devil. It is common on the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, and farther south. Some of them grow to enormous size, becoming twenty feet of more across the body, and weighing more than a ton.

Cheng ming: The doctrine of the "rectification of names" which holds that names should correspond to realities, and serve as standards for social organization and personal conduct. The actual must in each case be made to correspond to the name. (Confucius; Hsun Tzu, c. 335-c. 288 B.C.) -- H.H.

christian ::: n. --> One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.
One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system.
One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are

CJK "character" In {internationalisation}, a collective term for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The characters of these languages are all partly based on {Han characters} (i.e., "hanzi" or "{kanji}"), which require 16-bit {character encodings}. CJK character encodings should consist minimally of {Han characters} plus language-specific phonetic scripts such as pinyin, bopomofo, hiragana, hangul, etc. {CJKV} is CJK plus {Vietnamese}. {(}. (2001-01-01)

CJKV "character" {CJK} plus {Vietnamese}. Vietnamese, like the other three CJK languages, requires 16-bit {character encodings} but it does not use {Han characters}. ["CJKV Information Processing: Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Vietnamese Computing", Ken Lunde, pub. O'Reilly 1998, {(}]. (2001-03-18)

C++ "language" One of the most used {object-oriented} languages, a superset of {C} developed primarily by {Bjarne Stroustrup} "" at {AT&T} {Bell Laboratories} in 1986. In C++ a {class} is a user-defined {type}, syntactically a {struct} with {member functions}. {Constructors} and {destructors} are member functions called to create or destroy {instances}. A {friend} is a nonmember function that is allowed to access the private portion of a class. C++ allows {implicit type conversion}, {function inlining}, {overloading} of operators and function names, and {default function arguments}. It has {streams} for I/O and {references}. C++ 2.0 (May 1989) introduced {multiple inheritance}, {type-safe linkage}, pointers to members, and {abstract classes}. C++ 2.1 was introduced in ["Annotated C++ Reference Manual", B. Stroustrup et al, A-W 1990]. {MS-DOS (}, {Unix ANSI C++ (} - X3J16 committee. (They're workin' on it). See also {cfront}, {LEDA}, {uC++}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.lang.c++}. ["The C++ Programming Language", Bjarne Stroustrup, A-W, 1986]. (1996-06-06)

closure conversion "theory" The transformation of {continuation passing style} code so that the only {free variables} of {functions} are names of other functions. See also {Lambda lifting}. (1994-12-16)

cognomen ::: n. --> The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his house or family.
A surname.

cognominal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a cognomen; of the nature of a surname. ::: n. --> One bearing the same name; a namesake.

Coilas ::: (Most often spelled Kailas). One of the highest and most rugged mountains of the Himalayan range, located in the southwestern part of China. It is an important holy site both to the Hindus, who identify it with the paradise of Shiva and also regard it as the abode of Kubera, and to the Tibetan Buddhists, who identify it with Mount Sumeru, cosmic centre of the universe.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

coilas ::: (Most often spelled Kailas.) "One of the highest and most rugged mountains of the Himalayan range, located in the southwestern part of China. It is an important holy site both to the Hindus, who identify it with the paradise of Shiva and also regard it as the abode of Kubera, and to the Tibetan Buddhists, who identify it with Mount Sumeru, cosmic centre of the universe.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

colon "character" ":" {ASCII} character 58. Common names: {ITU-T}: colon. Rare: dots; {INTERCAL}: two-spot. (1995-09-25)

comma "character" "," {ASCII} character 44. Common names: {ITU-T}: comma. Rare: {ITU-T}: cedilla; {INTERCAL}: tail. In the {C} programming language, "," is an operator which evaluates its first argument (which presumably has {side-effects}) and then returns the value of its second argument. This is useful in "for" statements and {macros}. (1995-03-10)

commercial at "character" "@". {ASCII} code 64. Common names: at sign, at, strudel. Rare: each, vortex, whorl, {INTERCAL}: whirlpool, cyclone, snail, ape, cat, rose, cabbage, amphora. {ITU-T}: commercial at. The @ sign is used in an {electronic mail address} to separate the local part from the {hostname}. This dates back to July 1972 when {Ray Tomlinson} was designing the first[?] {e-mail} program. It is ironic that @ has become a trendy mark of Internet awareness since it is a very old symbol, derived from the latin preposition "ad" (at). Giorgio Stabile, a professor of history in Rome, has traced the symbol back to the Italian Renaissance in a Roman mercantile document signed by Francesco Lapi on 1536-05-04. In Dutch it is called "apestaartje" (little ape-tail), in German "affenschwanz" (ape tail). The French name is "arobase". In Spain and Portugal it denotes a weight of about 25 pounds, the weight and the symbol are called "arroba". Italians call it "chiocciola" (snail). See {@-party}. (2003-04-28)

Commodore Business Machines "company" (CBM) Makers of the {PET}, {Commodore 64}, {Commodore 16}, {Commodore 128}, and {Amiga} {personal computers}. Their logo is a {chicken head}. The Commodore name is controlled by Commodore Licensing BV, now a subsidiary of Asiarim. Commodore USA signed an agreement with Commodore Licensing BV. On 1994-04-29, Commodore International announced that it had been unable to renegotiate terms of outstanding loans and was closing down the business. Commodore US was expected to go into liquidation. Commodore US, France, Spain, and Belgium were liquidated for various reasons. The names Commodore and Amiga were maintained after the liquidation. After 1994, the rights to the Commodore name bounced across several European companies. On 1995-04-21, German retailer {Escom AG} bought Commodore International for $14m and production of the Amiga resumed. Netherlands-based {Tulip Computers} took over the brand. Production of the 8-bit range alledgedly never stopped during the time in liquidation because a Chinese company were producing the {C64} in large numbers for the local market there. In 2004, Tulip sold the Commodore name to another Dutch firm, Yeahronimo, that eventually changed its name to Commodore International. In April 2008 three creditors took the company to court demanding a bankruptcy ruling. On 2010-03-17, Commodore USA announced that it was to release a new PC in June 2010 which looks very similar to the old Commodore 64 but comes with a {Core 2 Duo}, {Core 2 Quad}, {Pentium D} or {Celeron D} processor and with {Ubuntu} {Linux} or {Windows 7} installed. {PC World article (}. (2010-09-14)

Common Lisp "language" A dialect of {Lisp} defined by a consortium of companies brought together in 1981 by the {Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency} (DARPA). Companies included {Symbolics}, {Lisp Machines, Inc.}, {Digital Equipment Corporation}, {Bell Labs}., {Xerox}, {Hewlett-Packard}, {Lawrence Livermore Labs}., {Carnegie-Mellon University}, {Stanford University}, {Yale}, {MIT} and {USC Berkeley}. Common Lisp is {lexically scoped} by default but can be {dynamically scoped}. Common Lisp is a large and complex language, fairly close to a superset of {MacLisp}. It features {lexical binding}, data structures using defstruct and setf, {closures}, multiple values, types using declare and a variety of numerical types. Function calls allow "&optional", keyword and "&rest" arguments. Generic sequence can either be a list or an {array}. It provides formatted printing using escape characters. Common LISP now includes {CLOS}, an extended LOOP {macro}, condition system, {pretty printing} and logical pathnames. Implementations include {AKCL}, {CCL}, {CLiCC}, {CLISP}, {CLX}, {CMU Common Lisp}, {DCL}, {KCL}, {MCL} and {WCL}. Mailing list: "". {ANSI Common Lisp draft proposal (}. ["Common LISP: The Language", Guy L. Steele, Digital Press 1984, ISBN 0-932376-41-X]. ["Common LISP: The Language, 2nd Edition", Guy L. Steele, Digital Press 1990, ISBN 1-55558-041-6]. (1994-09-29)

Commonwealth Hackish "jargon" Hacker jargon as spoken outside the US, especially in the British Commonwealth. It is reported that Commonwealth speakers are more likely to pronounce truncations like "char" and "soc", etc., as spelled (/char/, /sok/), as opposed to American /keir/ and /sohsh/. Dots in {newsgroup} names (especially two-component names) tend to be pronounced more often (so soc.wibble is /sok dot wib'l/ rather than /sohsh wib'l/). The prefix {meta} may be pronounced /mee't*/; similarly, Greek letter beta is usually /bee't*/, zeta is usually /zee't*/, and so forth. Preferred {metasyntactic variables} include {blurgle}, "eek", "ook", "frodo", and "bilbo"; "wibble", "wobble", and in emergencies "wubble"; "banana", "tom", "dick", "harry", "wombat", "frog", {fish}, and so on and on (see {foo}). Alternatives to verb doubling include suffixes "-o-rama", "frenzy" (as in feeding frenzy), and "city" (examples: "barf city!" "hack-o-rama!" "core dump frenzy!"). Finally, note that the American terms "parens", "brackets", and "braces" for (), [], and {} are uncommon; Commonwealth hackish prefers "brackets", "square brackets", and "curly brackets". Also, the use of "pling" for {bang} is common outside the United States. See also {attoparsec}, {calculator}, {chemist}, {console jockey}, {fish}, {go-faster stripes}, {grunge}, {hakspek}, {heavy metal}, {leaky heap}, {lord high fixer}, {loose bytes}, {muddie}, {nadger}, {noddy}, {psychedelicware}, {plingnet}, {raster blaster}, {RTBM}, {seggie}, {spod}, {sun lounge}, {terminal junkie}, {tick-list features}, {weeble}, {weasel}, {YABA}, and notes or definitions under {Bad Thing}, {barf}, {bum}, {chase pointers}, {cosmic rays}, {crippleware}, {crunch}, {dodgy}, {gonk}, {hamster}, {hardwarily}, {mess-dos}, {nibble}, {proglet}, {root}, {SEX}, {tweak} and {xyzzy}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-01-18)

conceptualisation "artificial intelligence" The process or result of listing the types of objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the relationships that hold among them. A conceptualisation is an {abstract}, simplified view of the world that we wish to represent. For example, we may conceptualise a family as the set of names, sexes and the relationships of the family members. Choosing a conceptualisation is the first stage of {knowledge representation}. A conceptualisation is a high-level {data model}. Every {knowledge base}, {knowledge-based system}, or {knowledge-level agent} is committed to some conceptualisation, explicitly or implicitly. (2013-04-17)

Confucius taught that "it is man that can make truth great, and not truth that can make man great." Consequently he emphasized moral perfection, true manhood (jen), moral order (li) the Golden Mean (Chung Yung) and the superior man (chun tzu). To this end, knowledge must be directed, names must be rectified (cheng ming), and social relationships harmonized (wu lun). The whole program involved the investigation of things, the extension of knowledge, sincerity of the will, rectification of the heart, cultivation of the personal life, regulation of family life, national order, and finally, world peace. Mencius (371-289 B.C.) carried this further, holding that we not only should be good, but must be good, as human nature is originally good. True manhood (jen) and righteousness (i) are considered man's mind and path, respectively. Government must be established on the basis of benevolence (jen cheng) as against profit and force. Hsun Tzu (c 335-c 288 B.C.) believing human nature to be evil, stressed moral accumulation and education, especially through the rectification of names, music, and the rule of propriety (li). In the book of Chung Yung (Central Harmony, the Golden Mean, third or fourth century B.C.), the doctrine of central harmony is set forth. Our central self or moral being is conceived to be the great basis of existence and harmony or moral order is the universal law in the world. From then on, the relationship between man and the universe became one of direct correspondence. The idea of macrocosmos-rnicrocosmos relationship largely characterized the Confucianism of medieval China. The most glorious development of Confucianism is found in Neo-Confucianism, from the eleventh century to this day. For a summary of medieval Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, see Chinese philosophy. -- W.T.C.

console 1. "hardware, operating system, history" The {operator}'s station of a {mainframe} as opposed to an ordinary user's {terminal}. In times past, the console was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under {Unix} and other modern {time-sharing} {operating systems}, such privileges are guarded by {passwords} instead, and the console is just the {tty} the system was booted from. On Unix the device is called /dev/console. On a {microcomputer} {Unix} box, the console is the main screen and keyboard. Other, character-only, terminals may be connected to {serial ports}. Typically only the console can do real {graphics} or run {X}. See also {CTY}. 2. "games" A self-contained {microcomputer} optimised for gaming, with powerful graphical output designed to be displayed on a television; equipped with one or more {joystick} controllers for input and an {optical drive} to load software. Later generations also feature {Internet} connection via {wireless} or wired {Ethernet} for downloading games and multiplayer networked play. Typically such devices have no keyboard so text must be input using the controller to operate an on-screen keyboard, e.g. to enter player names. The most successful recent examples are the {Sony Playstation} and {Microsoft Xbox} families. [{Jargon File}] (2014-07-01)

Control Program for Microcomputers "operating system" (CP/M) An early {microcomputer} {operating system} written by Gary Kildall of {Digital Research} for {8080} and {Zilog Z80}-based 8-bit computers. CP/M was very popular in the late 1970s but was virtually wiped out by {MS-DOS} after the release of the {IBM PC} in 1981. Many of CP/M's features and conventions strongly resemble those of early {DEC} operating systems such as {TOPS-10}, {OS/8}, {RSTS} and {RSX-11}. CP/M might have been the {OS} for the {IBM PC} instead of {MS-DOS} but Kildall wanted to keep control of his creation and only license it to IBM. Big Blue however wanted to own and control it completely. Kildall spent the day IBM's reps wanted to meet him enjoying the perfect flying weather in his private plane. The {file system} of MS-DOS was patterned closely on {CP/M}'s, including the use of 8 + 3 (upper case) character file names. The first version (MS-DOS 1.0) was even limited to a single directory, like CP/M. (2019-01-21)

control structure "programming" One of the {instructions}, {statements} or groups of statements in a programming language that determines the sequence of execution of other instructions or statements (the {control flow}). In {assembly language} this typically consists of {jumps} and {conditional jumps} along with {function} call and {return}, though some architectures include other constructs such as an instruction which skips the following instruction depending on some condition ({PDP}?), various kinds of {loop} instructions (later {Motorola 680x0}) or conditional execution of all instructions (Advanced RISC Machine). Basic control structures (whatever their names in particular languages) include "if CONDITION then EXPRESSION else EXPRESSION", the {switch statement}, "while CONDITION do EXPRESSION", function call, the suspect "{goto}" and the much-feared "{come from}". Other constructs handle errors and {exceptions} such as {traps} and {interrupts}. (1997-09-14)

cost control callback "communications" A system where a computer automatically rejects incoming {dial-up} calls from certain telephone numbers and calls them back, with the result that the caller pays nothing for the connection. This differs from security {callback} in that it applies to certain phone numbers instead of to certain user names. (2003-07-13)

country code "networking, standard" Originally, a two-letter abbreviation for a particular country (or geographical region), generally used as a {top-level domain}. Originally country codes were just for countries; but country codes have been allocated for many areas (mostly islands) that aren't countries, such as Antarctica (aq), Christmas Island (cx) and Saint Pierre et Miquelon (pm). Country codes are defined in {ISO 3166} and are used as the top level domain for {Internet} {hostnames} in most countries but hardly ever in the USA (code "us"). ISO 3166 defines short and full english and french names, two- and three-letter codes and a three-digit code for each country. There are also {language codes}. {Latest list (}. (2006-12-11)

C preprocessor "tool, programming" (cpp) The standard {Unix} {macro}-expansion utility run as the first phase of the {C} compiler, {cc}. Cpp interprets lines beginning with "

cyberpunk /si:'ber-puhnk/ (Originally coined by SF writer Bruce Bethke and/or editor Gardner Dozois) A subgenre of SF launched in 1982 by William Gibson's epoch-making novel "Neuromancer" (though its roots go back through Vernor Vinge's "True Names" to John Brunner's 1975 novel "The Shockwave Rider"). Gibson's near-total ignorance of computers and the present-day hacker culture enabled him to speculate about the role of computers and hackers in the future in ways hackers have since found both irritatingly na"ive and tremendously stimulating. Gibson's work was widely imitated, in particular by the short-lived but innovative "Max Headroom" TV series. See {cyberspace}, {ice}, {jack in}, {go flatline}. Since 1990 or so, popular culture has included a movement or fashion trend that calls itself "cyberpunk", associated especially with the rave/techno subculture. Hackers have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, self-described cyberpunks too often seem to be shallow trendoids in black leather who have substituted enthusiastic blathering about technology for actually learning and *doing* it. Attitude is no substitute for competence. On the other hand, at least cyberpunks are excited about the right things and properly respectful of hacking talent in those who have it. The general consensus is to tolerate them politely in hopes that they'll attract people who grow into being true hackers. [{Jargon File}]

cyber-squatting "jargon, networking" The practice of registering famous brand names as {Internet} {domain names}, e.g., ibm.firm or, in the hope of later selling them to the appropriate owner at a profit. (1998-01-22)

Darwin 1. "operating system" An {operating system} based on the {FreeBSD} version of {Unix}, running on top of a {microkernel} ({Mach} 3.0 with darwin 1.02) that offers advanced networking, services such as the {Apache} {web server}, and support for both {Macintosh} and Unix {file systems}. Darwin was originally released in March 1999. It currently runs on {PowerPC} based Macintosh computers, and, in October 2000, was being ported to {Intel} processor-based computers and compatible systems by the Darwin community. 2. "programming, tool" A general purpose structuring tool of use in building complex {distributed systems} from diverse components and diverse component interaction mechanisms. Darwin is being developed by the Distributed Software Engineering Section of the Department of Computing at {Imperial College}. It is in essence a {declarative} binding language which can be used to define hierarchic compositions of interconnected components. Distribution is dealt with orthogonally to system structuring. The language allows the specification of both static structures and dynamic structures which evolve during execution. The central abstractions managed by Darwin are components and services. Bindings are formed by manipulating references to services. The {operational semantics} of Darwin is described in terms of the {Pi-calculus}, {Milner}'s calculus of mobile processes. The correspondence between the treatment of names in the Pi-calculus and the management of service references in Darwin leads to an elegant and concise Pi-calculus model of Darwin's {operational semantics}. The model has proved useful in arguing the correctness of Darwin implementations and in designing extensions to Darwin and reasoning about their behaviour. {Distributed Software Engineering Section (}. {Darwin publications (}. E-mail: Jeff Magee "", Naranker Dulay "". 3. {Core War}. (2003-08-08)

data dictionary "database" A data structure that stores {metadata}, i.e. data about {data}. The term "data dictionary" has several uses. Most generally it is a set of {data descriptions} that can be shared by several applications. Usually it means a {table} in a {database} that stores the names, {field} {types}, length, and other characteristics of the fields in the database tables. An active data dictionary is automatically updated as changes occur in the database. A passive data dictionary must be manually updated. In a {DBMS}, this functionality is performed by the {system catalog}. The data dictionary is a more general software utility used by designers, users, and administrators for {information resource management}. The data dictionary may maintain information on system hardware, software, documentation, users, and other aspects. Data dictionaries are also used to document the database design process itself and can accumulate metadata ready to feed into the system catalog. [Does anybody call them "codebooks"?] (2001-04-24)

DDT 1. Generic term for a program that assists in debugging other programs by showing individual {machine instructions} in a readable symbolic form and letting the user change them. In this sense the term DDT is now archaic, having been widely displaced by "debugger" or names of individual programs like "{adb}", "{sdb}", "{dbx}", or "{gdb}". 2. Under {MIT}'s fabled {ITS} {operating system}, DDT (running under the alias HACTRN) was also used as the {shell} or top level command language used to execute other programs. 3. Any one of several specific debuggers supported on early {DEC} hardware. The {DEC} {PDP-10} Reference Handbook (1969) contained a footnote on the first page of the documentation for DDT that illuminates the origin of the term: Historical footnote: DDT was developed at {MIT} for the {PDP-1} computer in 1961. At that time DDT stood for "DEC Debugging Tape". Since then, the idea of an on-line debugging program has propagated throughout the computer industry. DDT programs are now available for all DEC computers. Since media other than tape are now frequently used, the more descriptive name "Dynamic Debugging Technique" has been adopted, retaining the DDT abbreviation. Confusion between DDT-10 and another well known pesticide, dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (C14-H9-Cl5) should be minimal since each attacks a different, and apparently mutually exclusive, class of bugs. (The "tape" referred to was, incidentally, not magnetic but paper.) Sadly, this quotation was removed from later editions of the handbook after the {suits} took over and DEC became much more "businesslike". The history above is known to many old-time hackers. But there's more: Peter Samson, compiler of the original {TMRC} lexicon, reports that he named "DDT" after a similar tool on the {TX-0} computer, the direct ancestor of the PDP-1 built at {MIT}'s Lincoln Lab in 1957. The debugger on that ground-breaking machine (the first transistorised computer) rejoiced in the name FLIT (FLexowriter Interrogation Tape). [{Jargon File}]

dead-pay ::: n. --> Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the rolls.

De Bruijn notation "language" A variation of {lambda notation} for specifying {functions} using numbers instead of names to refer to {formal parameters}. A reference to a formal parameter is a number which gives the number of lambdas (written as \ here) between the reference and the lambda which binds the parameter. E.g. the function \ f . \ x . f x would be written \ . \ . 1 0. The 0 refers to the innermost lambda, the 1 to the next etc. The chief advantage of this notation is that it avoids the possibility of {name capture} and removes the need for {alpha conversion}. [N.G. De Bruijn, "Lambda Calculus Notation with Nameless Dummies: A Tool for Automatic Formula Manipulation, with Application to the Church-Rosser Theorem", Indag Math. 34, pp 381-392]. (2003-06-15)

debugger "tool, programming" A {tool} used by a {programmer} to monitor and control a program he is trying to fix. The most important functions of a debugger are {tracing}, stepping, {breakpoints} and {watches}. Tracing displays a step-by-step report on what {statement} the program is currently executing, allowing the programmer to follow the {flow of control} through {if statements}, {loops (loop)}, {subroutine} calls, etc. {Breakpoints} and {watches} both pause execution of the program and return control to the debugger under certain conditions. A {breakpoint} triggers when execution reaches a particular {statement} in the program and a {watch} triggers whenever a specific variable is modified. Stepping is like a breakpoint on every statement, often with the option to step "into" or "over" a {subroutine}, i.e. continue stepping through the statements of the subroutine or just execute it without pausing and resume stepping when it returns. Whenever control returns to the debugger it lets the programmer ask to see the values of {variables}, and possibly modify them, before resuming execution. Some debuggers can be set to automatically perform some action like display a variable value and resume. A debugger can interact with the target program in different ways. Some debuggers require the program to be loaded into the debugger which may then modify or "instrument" the program for debugging. Others can "attach" to a program that is already running. Some are built into the normal program execution environment (e.g. an {interpreter}) and can be set to run under certain conditions, e.g. errors. Early debuggers such as {Unix}'s {adb} only knew about the compiled executable code so sometimes debugging had to be done at the level of {machine code} instructions and numerical memory locations. If you were lucky, the debugger could access the program's {symbol table} and display the original names of subroutines and variables. Sometimes this required the program to be "compiled for debugging". Since compiling every program for debugging would add significantly to the size of a {distribution} of a whole {operating system}, it is common for programs to be distributed without debugging support but for individual programs to be made available with it. A major advance in debuggers was source-level debugging. This gives the programmer a view of their {source code} annotated with breakpoints and a pointer to the statement currently being executed. Such a view is commonly part of an {integrated development environment} like {Visual Basic}. (2014-08-23)

debugging by printf "programming" The {debugging} technique where the programmer inserts print statements into a program so that when run the program leaves a "trail of {breadcrumbs}" allowing him to see which parts were executed. The information output may just be a short string to indicate that a particular point in the code has been reached or it might be a complete {stack trace}. The output typically just goes to the window or terminal in which the program is running or may be written to a log file. {printf} is the standard {C} print function, other languages would use different names. (2007-03-08)

decimal point "character" "." {ASCII} character 46. Common names are: point; {dot}; {ITU-T}, USA: period; {ITU-T}: decimal point. Rare: radix point; UK: full stop; {INTERCAL}: spot. (1995-03-14)

decorated name "programming" An internal form of an {identifier} generated by {Microsoft" {Visual C} or {Visual C++} compilers. {(}. (2018-08-24)

default "data" A value or thing to use when none is specified by the user. Defaults are important for making systems behave in a predictable way without the user having to give lots of "obvious" details. For example: the default {TCP/IP port} for the {HTTP} {protocol} is 80, the {Unix} {ls} command does not list files whose names begin with ".", the default {number base} in most contexts is 10 (decimal), the default {filename extension} for {Microsoft Word} documents is ".doc". (2009-02-20)

design pattern "programming" A description of an {object-oriented design} technique which names, abstracts and identifies aspects of a design structure that are useful for creating an object-oriented design. The design pattern identifies {classes} and {instances}, their roles, collaborations and responsibilities. Each design pattern focuses on a particular object-oriented design problem or issue. It describes when it applies, whether it can be applied in the presence of other design constraints, and the consequences and trade-offs of its use. {Home (}. ["Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software", Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides]. (1997-07-21)

deva ::: a god, a divinity; "a dynamic being manifested in Prakriti for the works of the plane to which he belongs"; any of the "cosmic godheads presiding over the action of cosmic principles", brahman "representing Itself in cosmic Personalities expressive of the one Godhead who, in their impersonal action, appear as the various play of the principles of Nature"; the Divine, the supreme and universal Deity (isvara, purus.a) "of whom all the gods are different Names and Powers"; the seventh of the ten types of consciousness (dasa-gavas) in the evolutionary scale: mind concentrated in vijñana, exceeding itself.

devabhava ::: the presence in the consciousness of the deva, the "one devabhava Divine Existence who manifests Himself in many names and forms", accomplishing the Vedic work of "the formation of the godhead in its manifold forms in the human being".

D’hul-Jalali Wal-ikram ::: The One who makes individuals experience their ‘nothingness’ by enabling them to comprehend the reality that they were created from ‘naught’ and then bestowing them ‘Eternity’ by allowing them to observe the manifestations of the Names comprising their essence.

diptych ::: n. --> Anything consisting of two leaves.
A writing tablet consisting of two leaves of rigid material connected by hinges and shutting together so as to protect the writing within.
A picture or series of pictures painted on two tablets connected by hinges. See Triptych.
A double catalogue, containing in one part the names of living, and in the other of deceased, ecclesiastics and benefactors of

disk operating system "operating system" (DOS) The name of a number of {operating systems} which include facilities for storing files on disk, often used to refer to {Microsoft DOS}. Such a system must handle physical disk I/O, the mapping of file names to disk addresses and protection of files from unauthorised access (in a {multi-user} system). A DOS should present a uniform interface to different storage device such as {floppy disks}, {hard disks} and {magnetic tape} drives. It may also provide some kind of locking to prevent unintentional simultaneous access by two processes to the same file (or {record}). (1998-07-08)

ditto ::: n. --> The aforesaid thing; the same (as before). Often contracted to do., or to two "turned commas" ("), or small marks. Used in bills, books of account, tables of names, etc., to save repetition. ::: adv. --> As before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also.

docket ::: n. --> A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads of a writing; a summary or digest.
A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be sent; a label.
An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an action, or register or such entries; a book of original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of the proceedings, in each case in court.

dollar "character" "$", {numeric character reference}: "&

domain 1. "networking" A group of computers whose {fully qualified domain names} (FQDN) share a common suffix, the "domain name". The {Domain Name System} maps {hostnames} to {Internet address} using a hierarchical {namespace} where each level in the hierarchy contributes one component to the FQDN. For example, the computer is in the domain, which is in the domain, which is in the domain, which is in the uk {top-level domain}. A domain name can contain up to 67 characters including the dots that separate components. These can be letters, numbers and hyphens. 2. An {administrative domain} is something to do with {routing}. 3. {Distributed Operating Multi Access Interactive Network}. 4. "mathematics" In the theory of functions, the set of argument values for which a {function} is defined. See {domain theory}. 5. "programming" A specific phase of the {software life cycle} in which a developer works. Domains define developers' and users' areas of responsibility and the scope of possible relationships between products. 6. The subject or market in which a piece of software is designed to work. (2007-10-01)

Domain Name System "networking" (DNS) A general-purpose distributed, replicated, data query service chiefly used on {Internet} for translating {hostnames} into {Internet addresses}. Also, the style of {hostname} used on the Internet, though such a name is properly called a {fully qualified domain name}. DNS can be configured to use a sequence of name servers, based on the domains in the name being looked for, until a match is found. The name resolution client (e.g. Unix's gethostbyname() library function) can be configured to search for host information in the following order: first in the local {hosts file}, second in {NIS} and third in DNS. This sequencing of Naming Services is sometimes called "name service switching". Under {Solaris} is configured in the file /etc/nsswitch.conf. DNS can be queried interactively using the command {nslookup}. It is defined in {STD 13}, {RFC 1034}, {RFC 1035}, {RFC 1591}. {BIND} is a common DNS server. {Info from Virtual Office, Inc. (}. (2001-05-14)

double quote "character" '"' {ASCII} character 34. Often used in programming languages to delimit strings. In {Unix} {shells} and {Perl} it delimits a string inside which variable substitution may occur. Common names: quote. Rare: literal mark; double-glitch; {ITU-T}: quotation marks; {ITU-T}: dieresis; dirk; {INTERCAL}: rabbit-ears; double prime. (1995-03-28)

Durga ::: “In Hindu religion, the goddess who is the Energy of Shiva and the conquering and protecting aspect of the Universal Mother. She is the slayer of many demons including Mahisasura. Durga is usually depicted in painting and sculpture riding a lion, having eight or ten arms, each holding the special weapon of one or another of the gods who gave them to her for her battles with demons. (A; Enc. Br). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works.

durga ::: "In Hindu religion, the goddess who is the Energy of Shiva and the conquering and protecting aspect of the Universal Mother. She is the slayer of many demons including Mahisasura. Durga is usually depicted in painting and sculpture riding a lion, having eight or ten arms, each holding the special weapon of one or another of the gods who gave them to her for her battles with demons. (A; Enc. Br.)” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works.

easter egg "jargon" (From the custom of the Easter Egg hunt observed in the US and many parts of Europe) 1. A message hidden in the {object code} of a program as a joke, intended to be found by persons disassembling or browsing the code. 2. A message, graphic, sound effect, or other behaviour emitted by a program (or, on an {IBM PC}, the {BIOS} {ROM}) in response to some undocumented set of commands or keystrokes, intended as a joke or to display program credits. One well-known early Easter egg found in a couple of {operating systems} caused them to respond to the command "make love" with "not war?". Many {personal computers}, and even satellite control computers, have much more elaborate eggs hidden in {ROM}, including lists of the developers' names (e.g. {Microsoft Windows} 3.1x), political exhortations and snatches of music. The {Tandy} Color Computer 3 ({CoCo}) had images of the entire development team. Microsoft {Excel} 97 includes a flight simulator! {(}. [{Jargon File}] (2003-06-23)

elohim ::: n. --> One of the principal names by which God is designated in the Hebrew Scriptures.

equals "character" "=", {ASCII} character 61. Common names: {ITU-T}: equals; gets; takes. Rare: quadrathorpe; {INTERCAL}: half-mesh. Equals is used in many languages as the {assignment} operator though earlier languages used ":=" ("becomes equal to") to avoid upsetting mathematicians with statements such as "x = x+1". It is also used in compounds such as ""=", ""=", "==", "/=", "!=" for various comparison operators and in {C}'s "+=", "*=" etc. which mimic the {primitive} operations of {two-address code}. (1995-03-29)

::: "Erinyes, in Greek mythology, the goddesses of vengeance, usually represented as three winged maidens, with snakes in their hair. They pursued criminals, drove them mad, and tormented them in Hades. They were spirits of punishment, avenging wrongs done especially to kindred. In Roman literature they were called Furies.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works*

exclamation mark "character" The character "!" with {ASCII} code 33. Common names: {bang}; pling; excl (/eks'kl/); shriek; {ITU-T}: exclamation mark, exclamation point (US). Rare: {factorial}; exclam; smash; cuss; boing; yell; wow; hey; wham; eureka; soldier; {INTERCAL}: spark-spot. The {Commonwealth Hackish}, "pling", is common among {Acorn Archimedes} owners. {Bang} is more common in the USA. The occasional {CMU} usage, "shriek", is also used by {APL} fans and mathematicians, especially {category} theorists. Exclamation mark is used in {C} and elsewhere as the logical negation {operation} ({NOT}). (1998-09-17)

EXISTENCE. ::: All existence in Brahman, Atman and Ishvara, three names for one unnaraeable reality which alone exists.

exit 1. "programming" A {library function} in the {C} and {Unix} {run-time library} that causes the program to terminate and return control to the {shell}. The alternative to calling "exit" is simply to "fall off the end" of the program or its top-level, {main}, routine. Equivalent functions, possibly with different names, exist in pretty much every programming language, e.g. "exit" in {Microsoft DOS} or "END" in {BASIC}. On exit, the {run-time system} closes open files and releases other resources. An {exit status} code (a small integer, with zero meaning OK and other values typically indicating some kind of error) can be passed as the only argument to "exit"; this will be made available to the shell. Some languages allow the programmer to set up exit handler code which will be called before the standard system clean-up actions. 2. Any point in a piece of code where control is returned to the caller, possibly activating one or more user-provided exit handlers. This might be a {return} statement, exit call (in sense 1 above) or code that raises an error condition (either intentionally or unintentionally). If the exit is from the top-level routine then such a point would typically terminate the whole program, as in sense 1. (2008-05-15)

Extensible HyperText Markup Language "hypertext, standard, web" (XHTML) A reformulation of {HTML} 4.01 in {XML}. Being XML means that XHTML can be viewed, edited, and validated with standard XML tools. At the same time, it operates as well as or better than HTML 4 in existing HTML 4 conforming user agents. The most important change is that all elements must be terminated, either with a closing tag or using the "tag.../" shorthand. So, instead of "input type=submit" you would write "input type="submit" /" The space before the "/" is required by some older browsers. Other differences are that tag and attribute names should be lower case and all attributes should be quoted. {XHTML Home (}. {Quick Summary (} (2006-01-19)

Fallacy is any unsound step or process of reasoning, especially one which has a deceptive appearance of soundness or is falsely accepted as sound. The unsoundness may consist either in a mistake of formal logic, or in the suppression of a premiss whose unacceptability might have been recognized if it had been stated, or in a lack of genuine adaptation of the reasoning to its purpose. Of the traditional names which purport to describe particular kinds of fallacies, not all have a sufficiently definite or generally accepted meaning to justify notice. See, however, the following:

File Allocation Table "file system" (FAT) The component of an {MS-DOS} or {Windows 95} {file system} which describes the {files}, {directories}, and free space on a {hard disk} or {floppy disk}. A disk is divided into {partitions}. Under the FAT {file system} each partition is divided into {clusters}, each of which can be one or more {sectors}, depending on the size of the partition. Each cluster is either allocated to a file or directory or it is free (unused). A directory lists the name, size, modification time and starting cluster of each file or subdirectory it contains. At the start of the partition is a table (the FAT) with one entry for each cluster. Each entry gives the number of the next cluster in the same file or a special value for "not allocated" or a special value for "this is the last cluster in the chain". The first few clusters after the FAT contain the {root directory}. The FAT file system was originally created for the {CP/M}[?] {operating system} where files were catalogued using 8-bit addressing. {MS DOS}'s FAT allows only {8.3} filenames. With the introduction of MS-DOS 4 an incompatible 16-bit FAT (FAT16) with 32-kilobyte {clusters} was introduced that allowed {partitions} of up to 2 gigabytes. Microsoft later created {FAT32} to support partitions larger than two gigabytes and {pathnames} greater that 256 characters. It also allows more efficient use of disk space since {clusters} are four kilobytes rather than 32 kilobytes. FAT32 was first available in {OEM} Service Release 2 of {Windows 95} in 1996. It is not fully {backward compatible} with the 16-bit and 8-bit FATs. {IDG article (}. {(}. {(}. {(}. {(}. Compare: {NTFS}. [How big is a FAT? Is the term used outside MS DOS? How long is a FAT16 filename?] (2000-02-05)

fitz ::: n. --> A son; -- used in compound names, to indicate paternity, esp. of the illegitimate sons of kings and princes of the blood; as, Fitzroy, the son of the king; Fitzclarence, the son of the duke of Clarence.

floppy disk "hardware, storage" (Or "floppy", "diskette") A small, portable plastic disk coated in a magnetisable substance used for storing computer data, readable by a computer with a floppy disk drive. The physical size of disks has shrunk from the early 8 inch, to 5 1/4 inch ("minifloppy") to 3 1/2 inch ("microfloppy") while the data capacity has risen. These disks are known as "floppy" disks (or diskettes) because the disk is flexible and the read/write head is in physical contact with the surface of the disk in contrast to "{hard disks}" (or winchesters) which are rigid and rely on a small fixed gap between the disk surface and the heads. Floppies may be either single-sided or double-sided. 3.5 inch floppies are less floppy than the larger disks because they come in a stiff plastic "envelope" or case, hence the alternative names "stiffy" or "crunchy" sometimes used to distinguish them from the floppier kind. The following formats are used on {IBM PCs} and elsewhere: Capacity Density Width 360K double 5.25" 720K double 3.5" 1.2M high   5.25" 1.44M high   3.5" Double denisty and high density are usually abbreviated DD and HD. HD 3.5 inch disks have a second hole in the envelope and an overlapping "HD" logo. (1996-08-23)

flowering ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Flower ::: a. --> Having conspicuous flowers; -- used as an epithet with many names of plants; as, flowering ash; flowering dogwood; flowering almond, etc.

Flyspeck 3 "humour" A standard name for any {font} that is so tiny as to be unreadable, by analogy with names like "Helvetica 10" for 10-point Helvetica. Legal boilerplate is usually printed in Flyspeck 3. (1994-11-08)

fold function "programming" In {functional programming}, fold or "reduce" is a kind of {higher-order function} that takes as {arguments} a {function}, an initial "accumulator" value and a data structure (often a {list}). In {Haskell}, the two flavours of fold for lists, called foldl and foldr are defined like this: foldl :: (a -" b -" a) -" a -" [b] -" a foldl f z []   = z foldl f z (x:xs) = foldl f (f z x) xs foldr :: (a -" b -" b) -" b -" [a] -" b foldr f z []   = z foldr f z (x:xs) = f x (foldr f z xs) In both cases, if the input list is empty, the result is the value of the accumulator, z. If not, foldl takes the head of the list, x, and returns the result of recursing on the tail of the list using (f z x) as the new z. foldr returns (f x q) where q is the result of recursing on the tail. The "l" and "r" in the names refer to the {associativity} of the application of f. Thus if f = (+) (the binary {plus} {operator} used as a function of two arguments), we have: foldl (+) 0 [1, 2, 3] = (((0 + 1) + 2) + 3 (applying + left associatively) and foldr (+) 0 [1, 2, 3] = 0 + (1 + (2 + 3)) (applying + right associatively). For +, this makes no difference but for an non-{commutative} operator it would. (2014-11-19)

FORTH 1. "language" An interactive extensible language using {postfix syntax} and a data stack, developed by Charles H. Moore in the 1960s. FORTH is highly user-configurable and there are many different implementations, the following description is of a typical default configuration. Forth programs are structured as lists of "words" - FORTH's term which encompasses language keywords, primitives and user-defined {subroutines}. Forth takes the idea of subroutines to an extreme - nearly everything is a subroutine. A word is any string of characters except the separator which defaults to space. Numbers are treated specially. Words are read one at a time from the input stream and either executed immediately ("interpretive execution") or compiled as part of the definition of a new word. The sequential nature of list execution and the implicit use of the data stack (numbers appearing in the lists are pushed to the stack as they are encountered) imply postfix syntax. Although postfix notation is initially difficult, experienced users find it simple and efficient. Words appearing in executable lists may be "{primitives}" (simple {assembly language} operations), names of previously compiled procedures or other special words. A procedure definition is introduced by ":" and ended with ";" and is compiled as it is read. Most Forth dialects include the source language structures BEGIN-AGAIN, BEGIN-WHILE-REPEAT, BEGIN-UNTIL, DO-LOOP, and IF-ELSE-THEN, and others can be added by the user. These are "compiling structures" which may only occur in a procedure definition. FORTH can include in-line {assembly language} between "CODE" and "ENDCODE" or similar constructs. Forth primitives are written entirely in {assembly language}, secondaries contain a mixture. In fact code in-lining is the basis of compilation in some implementations. Once assembled, primitives are used exactly like other words. A significant difference in behaviour can arise, however, from the fact that primitives end with a jump to "NEXT", the entry point of some code called the sequencer, whereas non-primitives end with the address of the "EXIT" primitive. The EXIT code includes the scheduler in some {multi-tasking} systems so a process can be {deschedule}d after executing a non-primitive, but not after a primitive. Forth implementations differ widely. Implementation techniques include {threaded code}, dedicated Forth processors, {macros} at various levels, or interpreters written in another language such as {C}. Some implementations provide {real-time} response, user-defined data structures, {multitasking}, {floating-point} arithmetic, and/or {virtual memory}. Some Forth systems support virtual memory without specific hardware support like {MMUs}. However, Forth virtual memory is usually only a sort of extended data space and does not usually support executable code. FORTH does not distinguish between {operating system} calls and the language. Commands relating to I/O, {file systems} and {virtual memory} are part of the same language as the words for arithmetic, memory access, loops, IF statements, and the user's application. Many Forth systems provide user-declared "vocabularies" which allow the same word to have different meanings in different contexts. Within one vocabulary, re-defining a word causes the previous definition to be hidden from the interpreter (and therefore the compiler), but not from previous definitions. FORTH was first used to guide the telescope at NRAO, Kitt Peak. Moore considered it to be a {fourth-generation language} but his {operating system} wouldn't let him use six letters in a program name, so FOURTH became FORTH. Versions include fig-FORTH, FORTH 79 and FORTH 83. {FAQs (}. {ANS Forth standard, dpANS6 (}. FORTH Interest Group, Box 1105, San Carlos CA 94070. See also {51forth}, {F68K}, {cforth}, {E-Forth}, {FORML}, {TILE Forth}. [Leo Brodie, "Starting Forth"]. [Leo Brodie, "Thinking Forth"]. [Jack Woehr, "Forth, the New Model"]. [R.G. Loeliger, "Threaded Interpretive Languages"]. 2. {FOundation for Research and Technology - Hellas}. (1997-04-16)

fred ::: n. --> Peace; -- a word used in composition, especially in proper names; as, Alfred; Frederic.

friar ::: n. --> A brother or member of any religious order, but especially of one of the four mendicant orders, viz: (a) Minors, Gray Friars, or Franciscans. (b) Augustines. (c) Dominicans or Black Friars. (d) White Friars or Carmelites. See these names in the Vocabulary.
A white or pale patch on a printed page.
An American fish; the silversides.

FTP server "networking" A network {server} program or computer which responds to requests for files via {FTP}. A busy {Internet} {archive site} may have one or more computers dedicated to running FTP server software. These will typically have {hostnames} beginning with "ftp.", e.g. (1998-07-02)

Fuad ::: Heart - heart neurons. The reflectors of the Names to the brain.

fully qualified domain name "networking" (FQDN) The full name of a system, consisting of its local {hostname} and its {domain} name, including a {top-level domain} (tld). For example, "venera" is a hostname and "" is an FQDN. An FQDN should be sufficient to determine a unique {Internet address} for any host on the {Internet}. This process, called "name resolution", uses the {Domain Name System} (DNS). With the explosion of interest in the {Internet} following the advent of the {web}, domain names (especially the most significant two components, e.g. "", and especially in the ".com" tld) have become a valuable part of many companies' "brand". The allocation of these, overseen by {ICANN}, has therefore become highly political and is performed by a number of different registrars. There are different registries for the different tlds. A final dot on the end of a FQDN can be used to tell the DNS that the name is fully qualified and so needs no extra suffixes added, but it is not required. See also {network, the}, {network address}. (2005-06-09)

Furies ::: “Erinyes, in Greek mythology, the goddesses of vengeance, usually represented as three winged maidens, with snakes in their hair. They pursued criminals, drove them mad, and tormented them in Hades. They were spirits of punishment, avenging wrongs done especially to kindred. In Roman literature they were called Furies.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

Gandhamadan ::: “In Hindu mythology, a mountain and forest in Ilavrta, the central region of the world which contains Mount Meru. Gandhamadan dorms the division between Ilavrta and Bhadrasva, to the east of Meru. The forest of Gandhamadan is renowned for its fragrance. (Dow.; Enc. Br). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works.

gandhamadan ::: "In Hindu mythology, a mountain and forest in Ilavrta, the central region of the world which contains Mount Meru. Gandhamadan dorms the division between Ilavrta and Bhadrasva, to the east of Meru. The forest of Gandhamadan is renowned for its fragrance. (Dow.; Enc. Br.)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works.

garfish ::: n. --> A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone, gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide, sea needle, and sea pike.
One of several species of similar fishes of the genus Tylosurus, of which one species (T. marinus) is common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribbaeus, a very large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; -- called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the European garfish are also applied to the American species.

gazetteer ::: n. --> A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority.
A newspaper; a gazette.
A geographical dictionary; a book giving the names and descriptions, etc., of many places.
An alphabetical descriptive list of anything.

gensym "library" /jen'sim/ (From the {MacLISP} for "generated symbol") To invent a new name for something temporary, in such a way that the name is almost certainly not in conflict with one already in use. The canonical form of a gensym is "Gnnnn" where nnnn represents a number; any {LISP} {hacker} would recognise G0093 (for example) as a gensym. Gensymmed names are useful for storing or uniquely identifying crufties. [{Jargon File}] (1999-10-31)

glob "file system, programming" /glob/ A mechanism that returns a list of {pathnames} that match a pattern containing {wild card} characters. Globbing was available in early versions of {Unix} and, in more limited form, in {Microsoft Windows}. The characters are: * = zero or more characters, e.g. "probab*" would match probabilistic, probabilistically, probabilities, probability, probable, probably. ? = any single character, e.g. "b?g" would match bag, big, bog, bug. [] any of the enclosed characters, e.g. "b[ao]g" would match bag, bog (not on Windows). These have become sufficiently pervasive that hackers use them in written messages. E.g. "He said his name was [KC]arl" (expresses ambiguity). "I don't read talk.politics.*" (any of the talk.politics subgroups on {Usenet}). Other examples are given under the entry for {X}. Later Unix shells introduced the {x,y,z} syntax which expands to a comma-separated list of alternatives, thus foo{baz,qux} would expand to "foobaz" and "fooqux". This differs from a glob because it generates a list of all possible expansions, rather than matching against existing files. Glob patterns are similar, but not identical, to {regular expressions}. "glob" was a subprogram that expanded wild cards in archaic pre-{Bourne} versions of the {Unix} {shell}. It is also a {bulit-in function} in {Perl}. (2014-08-22)

glynne ::: n. --> A glen. See Glen. [Obs. singly, but occurring often in locative names in Ireland, as Glen does in Scotland.]

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greater than "character" """ {ASCII} character 62. Common names: {ITU-T}: greater than; ket (""" = bra); right angle; right angle bracket; right broket. Rare: into, toward; write to; blow (""" = suck); gozinta; out; zap (all from {Unix} {I/O redirection}); {INTERCAL}: right angle. See also {less than}. (1995-03-17)

Great Renaming "history" The {flag day} in 1986 on which all of the non-local groups on the {Usenet} had their names changed from the net.- format to the current multiple-hierarchies scheme. Used especially in discussing the history of newsgroup names. "The oldest sources group is comp.sources.misc; before the Great Renaming, it was net.sources." {FAQ (}. [{Jargon File}] (2000-07-14)

guest book "web" The electronic equivalent of the physical notebooks found in some small hotels, in which visitors can write their names, comments and suggestions for the benefit of the proprietors and future visitors or purely for posterity. The electronic version is a form on a {website} into which users can enter similar details for display on the site. (2009-01-15)

gzip "tool, compression" {GNU} compression utility. Gzip reduces the size of the named files using {Lempel-Ziv} {LZ77 compression}. Whenever possible, each file is replaced by one with the {filename extension} ".gz". Compressed files can be restored to their original form using gzip -d or gunzip or zcat. The Unix "{compress}" utility is patented (by two separate patents, in fact) and is thus shunned by the GNU Project since it is not {free software}. They have therefore chosen gzip, which is free of any known {software patents} and which tends to compress better anyway. All compressed files in the {GNU} {anonymous FTP} area ( are in gzip format and their names end in ".gz" (as opposed to "compress"-compressed files, which end in ".Z"). Gzip can uncompress "compress"-compressed files and "pack" files (which end in ".z"). The decompression algorithms are not patented, only compression is. The gzip program is available from any {GNU archive site} in {shar}, {tar}, or gzipped tar format (for those who already have a prior version of gzip and want faster data transmission). It works on virtually every {Unix} system, {MS-DOS}, {OS/2} and {VMS}.

h 1. A simple {markup} language intended for quick conversion of existing text to {hypertext}. 2. A method of marking common words to call attention to the fact that they are being used in a nonstandard, ironic, or humorous way. Originated in the fannish catchphrase "Bheer is the One True Ghod!" from decades ago. H-infix marking of "Ghod" and other words spread into the 1960s counterculture via underground comix, and into early hackerdom either from the counterculture or from SF fandom (the three overlapped heavily at the time). More recently, the h infix has become an expected feature of benchmark names (Dhrystone, Rhealstone, etc.); this follows on from the original Whetstone (the name of a laboratory) but may have been influenced by the fannish/counterculture h infix. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-04)

hakspek "jargon" /hak'speek/ A shorthand method of spelling found on many British academic bulletin boards and {chat} systems. Syllables and whole words in a sentence are replaced by single {ASCII} characters the names of which are phonetically similar or equivalent, while multiple letters are usually dropped. Hence, "for" becomes "4"; "two", "too", and "to" become "2"; "ck" becomes "k". "Before I see you tomorrow" becomes "b4 i c u 2moro". First appeared in London about 1986, and was probably caused by the slowness of available {talk} systems, which operated on archaic machines with outdated {operating systems} and no standard methods of communication. Has become rarer since. See also {chat}, {B1FF}, {ASCIIbonics}. [{Jargon File}] (1998-01-25)

Hamd ::: The evaluation of the corporeal worlds created with His Names, as He wills.

hard link "file system" One of several directory entries which refer to the same {Unix} {file}. A hard link is created with the "ln" (link) command: ln "old name" "new name" where "old name" and "new name" are {pathnames} within the same {file system}. Hard links to the same file are indistinguishable from each other except that they have different pathnames. They all refer to the same {inode} and the inode contains all the information about a file. The standard ln command does not usually allow you to create a hard link to a directory, chiefly because the standard {rm} and {rmdir} commands do not allow you to delete such a link. Some systems provide link and {unlink} commands which give direct access to the {system calls} of the same name, for which no such restrictions apply. Normally all hard links to a file must be in the same {file system} because a directory entry just relates a pathname to an inode within the same file system. The only exception is a {mount point}. The restrictions on hard links to directories and between file systems are very common but are not mandated by {POSIX}. {Symbolic links} are often used instead of hard links because they do not suffer from these restrictions. The space associated with a file is not freed until all the hard links to the file are deleted. This explains why the system call to delete a file is called "unlink". {Microsoft Windows} {NTFS} supports hard links via the {fsutil} command. {Unix manual page}: ln(1). {(}. (2004-02-24)

hash character "character" "

hash function "programming" A {hash coding} {function} which assigns a data item distinguished by some "key" into one of a number of possible "hash buckets" in a hash table. The hash function is usually combined with another more precise function. For example a program might take a string of letters and put it in one of twenty six lists depending on its first letter. Ideally, a hash function should distribute items evenly between the buckets to reduce the number of {hash collisions}. If, for example, the strings were names beginning with "Mr.", "Miss" or "Mrs." then taking the first letter would be a very poor hash function because all names would hash the same. (1997-08-03)

herbal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to herbs. ::: n. --> A book containing the names and descriptions of plants.
A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved; a hortus siccus; an herbarium.

herpes ::: n. --> An eruption of the skin, taking various names, according to its form, or the part affected; especially, an eruption of vesicles in small distinct clusters, accompanied with itching or tingling, including shingles, ringworm, and the like; -- so called from its tendency to creep or spread from one part of the skin to another.

heteronymous ::: a. --> Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations.

Hilbert and Bernays, Grundlagen der Mathematik, vol. 1, Berlin, 1934; also Supplement III to vol. 2. Berlin. 1939. 2. HYPOTHETICAL SYLLOGISM, DISJUNCTIVE SYLLOGISM, DILEMMA are names traditionally given to certain, forms of inference, which may be identified as follows with certain particular forms of valid inference of the propositional calculus (see § 1).

hostname 1. (Or "sitename"). The unique name by which a computer is known on a {network}, used to identify it in {electronic mail}, {Usenet} {news}, or other forms of electronic information interchange. On the {Internet} the hostname is an {ASCII} string, e.g. "" which, consists of a local part (foldoc) and a {domain} name ( The hostname is translated into an {Internet address} either via the {hosts file}, {NIS} or by the {Domain Name System} (DNS) or {resolver}. It is possible for one computer to have several hostnames (aliases) though one is designated as its {canonical} name. It is often possible to guess a hostname for a particular institution. This is useful if you want to know if they operate network services like {anonymous FTP}, {World-Wide Web} or {finger}. First try the institution's name or obvious abbreviations thereof, with the appropriate {domain} appended, e.g. "". If this fails, prepend "ftp." or "www." as appropriate, e.g. "". You can use the {ping} command as a quick way to test whether a hostname is valid. The folklore interest of hostnames stems from the creativity and humour they often display. Interpreting a sitename is not unlike interpreting a vanity licence plate; one has to mentally unpack it, allowing for mono-case and length restrictions and the lack of whitespace. Hacker tradition deprecates dull, institutional-sounding names in favour of punchy, humorous, and clever coinages (except that it is considered appropriate for the official public gateway machine of an organisation to bear the organisation's name or acronym). Mythological references, cartoon characters, animal names, and allusions to SF or fantasy literature are probably the most popular sources for sitenames (in roughly descending order). The obligatory comment is Harris's Lament: "All the good ones are taken!" See also {network address}. 2. {Berkeley} {Unix} command to set and get the application level name used by the host. {Unix manual page}: hostname(1). (1995-02-16)

hosts file "networking" A {text file} on a networked computer used to associate {host names} with {IP addresses}. A hosts file contains lines consisting of {whitespace}-separated fields giving an IP address followed by list of host names or {aliases} associated with that address. The {name resolution} library software can use this file to look up the IP address for a host name. The hosts file is "/etc/hosts" on {Unix} and "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" or "lmhosts" on {Microsoft Windows}, In most cases, hosts files have now been almost entirely replaced by {DNS}, in which distributed servers provide the same information. A hosts file can still be used to override DNS for testing purposes or other special situations. (2007-05-09)

Hsing ming (chia): The school which advocated government by law (which includes punishment, hsing) and insisted on the correspondence of names (ming) to reality, as represented by Shen Tzu (fourth century B.C.), Han Fei Tzu (d. 233 B.C.), etc. Another name for the Legalist School (fa chia). When hsing is interpreted in the sense of shape to which names must correspond, the term is also applied to the Sophists (ming chia). -- W.T.C.

HTTP server "web" (Or "web server") A {server} process running at a {website} which sends out {web pages} in response to {HTTP} requests from remote {browsers}. If one site runs more than one server they must use different {port numbers}. Alternatively, several hostnames may be mapped to the same computer in which case they are known as "{virtual servers}". {Apache} and {NCSA} {HTTPd} are two popular web servers. There are many others including some for practically every {platform}. Servers differ mostly in the "server-side" features they offer such as {server-side include}, and in their {authentication} and access control mechanisms. All decent servers support {CGI} and most have some binary {API} as well. (1997-02-05)

Hungarian Notation "language, convention" A linguistic convention requiring one or more letters to be added to the start of {variable} names to denote {scope} and/or {type}. Hungarian Notation is mainly confined to {Microsoft Windows} programming environments, such as Microsoft {C}, {C++} and {Visual Basic}. It was originally devised by {Charles Simonyi}, a Hungarian, who was a senior programmer at {Microsoft} for many years. He disliked the way that names in C programs gave no clue as to the type, leading to frequent programmer errors. According to legend, fellow programmers at Microsoft, on seeing the convoluted, vowel-less variable names produced by his scheme, said, "This might as well be in Greek - or even Hungarian!". They made up the name "Hungarian notation" (possibly with "{reverse Polish notation}" in mind). Hungarian Notation is not really necessary when using a modern {strongly-typed language} as the {compiler} warns the programmer if a variable of one type is used as if it were another type. It is less useful in {object-oriented programming} languages such as {C++}, where many variables are going to be instances of {classes} and so begin with "obj". In addition, variable names are essentially only {comments}, and thus are just as susceptible to becoming out-of-date and incorrect as any other comment. For example, if a {signed} {short} {int} becomes an unsigned {long} int, the variable name, and every use of it, should be changed to reflect its new type. A variable's name should describe the values it holds. Type and scope are aspects of this, but Hungarian Notation overemphasises their importance by allocating so much of the start of the name to them. Furthermore, type and scope information can be found from the variable's declaration. Ironically, this is particularly easy in the development environments in which Hungarian Notation is typically used. {Simonyi's original monograph (}. {Microsoft VB Naming Conventions (}. (2003-09-11)

hurst ::: n. --> A wood or grove; -- a word used in the composition of many names, as in Hazlehurst.

Hu ::: Whether via revelation or through consciousness, HU is the inner essence of the reality of everything that is perceived... To such extent that, as the reflection of Akbariyyah, first awe then nothingness is experienced and, as such, the Reality of Hu can never be attained! Sight cannot reach HU! HU denotes absolute obscurity and incomprehension! As a matter of fact, all names, including Allah are mentioned in connection with HU in the Quran!

hydrometer ::: n. --> An instrument for determining the specific gravities of liquids, and thence the strength spirituous liquors, saline solutions, etc.
An instrument, variously constructed, used for measuring the velocity or discharge of water, as in rivers, from reservoirs, etc., and called by various specific names according to its construction or use, as tachometer, rheometer, hydrometer, pendulum, etc.; a current gauge.

IBM PC "computer" International Business Machines Personal Computer. IBM PCs and compatible models from other vendors are the most widely used computer systems in the world. They are typically single user {personal computers}, although they have been adapted into multi-user models for special applications. Note: "IBM PC" is used in this dictionary to denote IBM and compatible personal computers, and to distinguish these from other {personal computers}, though the phrase "PC" is often used elsewhere, by those who know no better, to mean "IBM PC or compatible". There are hundreds of models of IBM compatible computers. They are based on {Intel}'s {microprocessors}: {Intel 8086}, {Intel 8088}, {Intel 80286}, {Intel 80386}, {Intel 486} or {Pentium}. The models of IBM's first-generation Personal Computer (PC) series have names: IBM PC, {IBM PC XT}, {IBM PC AT}, Convertible and Portable. The models of its second generation, the Personal System/2 ({PS/2}), are known by model number: Model 25, Model 30. Within each series, the models are also commonly referenced by their {CPU} {clock rate}. All IBM personal computers are software compatible with each other in general, but not every program will work in every machine. Some programs are time sensitive to a particular speed class. Older programs will not take advantage of newer higher-resolution {display standards}. The speed of the {CPU} ({microprocessor}) is the most significant factor in machine performance. It is determined by its {clock rate} and the number of bits it can process internally. It is also determined by the number of bits it transfers across its {data bus}. The second major performance factor is the speed of the {hard disk}. {CAD} and other graphics-intensive {application programs} can be sped up with the addition of a mathematics {coprocessor}, a chip which plugs into a special socket available in almost all machines. {Intel 8086} and {Intel 8088}-based PCs require {EMS} (expanded memory) boards to work with more than one megabyte of memory. All these machines run under {MS-DOS}. The original {IBM PC AT} used an {Intel 80286} processor which can access up to 16 megabytes of memory (though standard {MS-DOS} applications cannot use more than one megabyte without {EMS}). {Intel 80286}-based computers running under {OS/2} can work with the maximum memory. Although IBM sells {printers} for PCs, most printers will work with them. As with display hardware, the software vendor must support a wide variety of printers. Each program must be installed with the appropriate {printer driver}. The original 1981 IBM PC's keyboard was severely criticised by typists for its non-standard placement of the return and left shift keys. In 1984, IBM corrected this on its AT keyboard, but shortened the backspace key, making it harder to reach. In 1987, it introduced its Enhanced keyboard, which relocated all the function keys and placed the control key in an awkward location for touch typists. The escape key was relocated to the opposite side of the keyboard. By relocating the function keys, IBM made it impossible for software vendors to use them intelligently. What's easy to reach on one keyboard is difficult on the other, and vice versa. To the touch typist, these deficiencies are maddening. An "IBM PC compatible" may have a keyboard which does not recognize every key combination a true IBM PC does, e.g. shifted cursor keys. In addition, the "compatible" vendors sometimes use proprietary keyboard interfaces, preventing you from replacing the keyboard. The 1981 PC had 360K {floppy disks}. In 1984, IBM introduced the 1.2 megabyte floppy disk along with its AT model. Although often used as {backup} storage, the high density floppy is not often used for interchangeability. In 1986, IBM introduced the 720K 3.5" microfloppy disk on its Convertible {laptop computer}. It introduced the 1.44 megabyte double density version with the PS/2 line. These disk drives can be added to existing PCs. Fixed, non-removable, {hard disks} for IBM compatibles are available with storage capacities from 20 to over 600 megabytes. If a hard disk is added that is not compatible with the existing {disk controller}, a new controller board must be plugged in. However, one disk's internal standard does not conflict with another, since all programs and data must be copied onto it to begin with. Removable hard disks that hold at least 20 megabytes are also available. When a new peripheral device, such as a {monitor} or {scanner}, is added to an IBM compatible, a corresponding, new controller board must be plugged into an {expansion slot} (in the bus) in order to electronically control its operation. The PC and XT had eight-bit busses; the AT had a 16-bit bus. 16-bit boards will not fit into 8-bit slots, but 8-bit boards will fit into 16-bit slots. {Intel 80286} and {Intel 80386} computers provide both 8-bit and 16-bit slots, while the 386s also have proprietary 32-bit memory slots. The bus in high-end models of the PS/2 line is called "{Micro Channel}". {EISA} is a non-IBM rival to Micro Channel. The original IBM PC came with {BASIC} in {ROM}. Later, Basic and BasicA were distributed on floppy but ran and referenced routines in ROM. IBM PC and PS/2 models PC range Intro CPU Features PC Aug 1981 8088 Floppy disk system XT Mar 1983 8088 Slow hard disk XT/370 Oct 1983 8088 IBM 370 mainframe emulation 3270 PC Oct 1983 8088 with 3270 terminal emulation PCjr Nov 1983 8088 Floppy-based home computer PC Portable Feb 1984 8088 Floppy-based portable AT Aug 1984 286 Medium-speed hard disk Convertible Apr 1986 8088 Microfloppy laptop portable XT 286 Sep 1986 286 Slow hard disk PS/2 range Intro CPU Features Model 1987-08-25 8086 PC bus (limited expansion) Model 1987-04-30 8086 PC bus Model 30 1988-09-286 286 PC bus Model 1987-04-50 286 Micro Channel bus Model 50Z Jun 1988 286 Faster Model 50 Model 55 SX May 1989 386SX Micro Channel bus Model 1987-04-60 286 Micro Channel bus Model 1988-06-70 386 Desktop, Micro Channel bus Model P1989-05-70 386 Portable, Micro Channel bus Model 1987-04-80 386 Tower, Micro Channel bus IBM PC compatible specifications CPU CPU  Clock  Bus   Floppy Hard    bus  speed width RAM  disk disk OS    bit  Mhz   bit byte  inch byte Mbyte 8088 16  4.8-9.5 8  1M*   5.25 360K 10-40 DOS    3.5 720K    3.5 1.44M 8086 16   6-12   16  1M* 20-60 286 16   6-25   16 1-8M*  5.25 360K 20-300 DOS    5.25 1.2M OS/2 386 32   16-33  32 1-16M** 3.5 720K Unix    3.5 1.44M 40-600 386SX 32   16-33  16 1-16M** 40-600 *Under DOS, RAM is expanded beyond 1M with EMS memory boards **Under DOS, RAM is expanded beyond 1M with normal "extended" memory and a memory management program. See also {BIOS}, {display standard}. (1995-05-12)

ICANN {Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers}

If we regard the Powers of the Reality as so many Godheads, we can say that the Overmind releases a million Godheads into action, each empowered to create its own world, each world capable of relation, communication and interplay with the others. There are in the Veda different formulations of the nature of the Gods: it is said they are all one Existence to which the sages give different names; yet each God is worshipped as if he by himself is that Existence, one who is all the other Gods together or contains them in his being; and yet again each is a separate Deity acting sometimes in unison with companion deities, sometimes separately, sometimes even in apparent opposition to other Godheads of the same Existence. In the Supermind all this would be held together as a harmonised play of the one Existence; in the Overmind each of these three conditions could be a separate action or basis of action and have its own principle of development and consequences and yet each keep the power to combine with the others in a more composite harmony. As with the One Existence, so with its Consciousness and Force. The One Consciousness is separated into many independent forms of consciousness and knowledge; each follows out its own line of truth which it has to realise. The one total and many-sided Real-Idea is split up into its many sides; each becomes an independent Idea-Force with the power to realise itself. The one Consciousness-Force is liberated into its million forces, and each of these forces has the right to fulfil itself or to assume, if needed, a hegemony and take up for its own utility the other forces. So too the Delight of Existence is loosed out into all manner of delights and each can carry in itself its independent fullness or sovereign extreme. Overmind thus gives to the One Existence-Consciousness-Bliss the character of a teeming of infinite possibilities which can be developed into a multitude of worlds or thrown together into one world in which the endlessly variable…

III. Golden Age (13 cent.). The sudden elevation of and interest in philosophy during this period can be attributed to the discovery and translation of Aristotelian literature from Arabian, Jewish and original sources, together with the organization of the University of Paris and the founding of the Franciscan and Dominican Orders. Names important in the introduction and early use of Aristotle are Dominic Gundisalvi, William of Auvergne (+ 1149), Alexander Neckam (+1217), Michael Scot (+c. 1234) and Robert Grosseteste (+ 1253). The last three were instrumental in interesting Scholastic thought in the natural sciences, while the last (Robert), if not the author of, was, at least, responsible for the first Summa philosophiae of Scholasticism. Scholastic philosophy has now reached the systematizing and formularizing stage and so on the introduction of Aristotle's works breaks up into two camps: Augustinianism, comprising those who favor the master theses of Augustine and look upon Aristotle with varying degrees of hostility; Aristotelianism, comprising those who favor Aristotle, without altogether abandoning the Augustinian framework.

iMac "computer" One of the trademark/brand names that {Apple Inc} use for their {Mac} family of {personal computers}. (2009-05-05)

imake A tool which generates {Makefiles} from a template, a set of {cpp} {macros}, and a per-directory input file called an Imakefile. This allows machine dependencies (such has compiler options, alternate command names, and special make rules) to be kept separate from the descriptions of the various items to be built. imake is distributed with, and used extensively by, the {X Window System}. (1995-02-21)

Important names in the history of the subject are those of Boole (q.v.), De Morgan (q.v.), W. S. Jevons, Peirce (q.v.), Robert Grassmann, John Venn, Hugh MacColl, Schröder (q.v.), P. S. Poretsky -- A.C.

inch ::: n. --> An island; -- often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inchcolm, Inchkeith, etc.
A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as among mechanics. It was also formerly divided into twelve parts, called lines, and originally into three parts, called barleycorns, its length supposed to have been determined from three grains of barley placed end to end lengthwise. It is also sometimes called a prime (&

In common usage, "'denotation'' has a less special meaning, denote being approximately synonymous with designate (q.v.). A proper name may be said to denote that of which it is a name. Or, e.g., in the equation 2 + 2=4, the sign + may be said to denote addition and the sign = to denote equality (even without necessarily intending to construe these signs as proper names).

Ind’Allah ::: From Allah; the forces that are revealed through dimensional emergence to consciousness from the Names of Allah that comprise one’s essence.

index ::: 1. An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned. 2. A sequential arrangement. 3. Something that reveals or indicates; a sign.

index ::: n. --> That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses.
That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; -- called also fist.
A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the

In English and other natural languages there occur also common names (common nouns), such a common name being thought of as if it could serve as a name of anything belonging to a specified class or having specified characteristics. Under usual translations into symbolic notation, common names are replaced by proper names of classes or of class concepts; and this would seem to provide the best logical analysis. In actual English usage, however, a common noun is often more nearly like a variable (q. v.) having a specified range. -- A.C.

"In Greek mythology, a giant with a hundred arms, a son of Uranus and Ge, who fought against the gods. He was hurled down by Athene and imprisoned beneath Mt. Aetna in Sicily. When he stirs, the mountain shakes; when he breathes, there is an eruption. (M.I.; Web.)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

“In Greek mythology, a giant with a hundred arms, a son of Uranus and Ge, who fought against the gods. He was hurled down by Athene and imprisoned beneath Mt. Aetna in Sicily. When he stirs, the mountain shakes; when he breathes, there is an eruption. (M.I.; Web). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

inheritance "programming, object-oriented" In {object-oriented programming}, the ability to derive new {classes} from existing classes. A {derived class} (or "subclass") inherits the {instance variables} and {methods} of the "{base class}" (or "superclass"), and may add new instance variables and methods. New methods may be defined with the same names as those in the base class, in which case they override the original one. For example, bytes might belong to the class of integers for which an add method might be defined. The byte class would inherit the add method from the integer class. See also {Liskov substitution principle}, {multiple inheritance}. (2000-10-10)

inner join "database" (Commonly "join", but see also "{outer join}") A {relational database} operation which selects rows from two {tables} such that the value in one {column} of the first table also appears in a certain column of the second table. An example in {SQL}: select * from A, B where A.x = B.y The column names (x and y in this example) are often, but not necessarily, the same. (1998-11-23)

inode A data structure holding information about files in a {Unix} {file system}. There is an inode for each file and a file is uniquely identified by the file system on which it resides and its inode number on that system. Each inode contains the following information: the device where the inode resides, locking information, mode and type of file, the number of links to the file, the owner's user and group ids, the number of bytes in the file, access and modification times, the time the inode itself was last modified and the addresses of the file's blocks on disk. A {Unix} directory is an association between file leafnames and inode numbers. A file's inode number can be found using the "-i" switch to ls. {Unix manual page}: fs(5). See also /usr/include/ufs/inode.h.

input/output redirection "operating system" In {Unix}, to send ouput from a {process} to different {file} or {device} or to another process via a {pipe}, or to have a process read its input from a different file, device or pipe. Some other {operating systems} have similar facilities. To redirect input to come from a file instead of the keyboard, use """: myprog " myfile Similarly to redirect output to a file instead of the screen: ls " filelist A pipe redirects the output of one process directly into the input of another who | wc -l A common misuse by beginners is cat myfile | myprog Which is more or less equivalent to "myprog " myfile" except that it introduces an extra unnecessary cat process and buffer space for the pipe. Even the """ is unnecessary with many standard Unix commands since they accept input file names as command line arguments anyway. Unix's concept of {standard input/output} and I/O redirection make it easy to combine simple processes in powerful ways and to use the same commands for different purposes. (1998-04-24)

In Scholasticism: Until the revival of Aristotelianism in the 13th century, universals were considered by most of the Schoolmen as real "second substances." This medieval Realism (see Realism), of those who legebant in re, found but little opposition from early Nominalists, legentes in voce, like Roscellin. The latter went to the othei extreme by declaring universal names to be nothing but the breath of the voice -- flatus vocis. Extreme realism as represented by William of Champeaux, crumbled under the attacks of Abelard who taught a modified nominalism, distinguishing, howevei, sharply between the mere word, vox, as a physical phenomenon, and the meaningful word, sermo.. His interests being much more in logic than in ontology, he did not arrive at a definite solution of the problem. Aquinas summarized and synthetisized the ideas of his predecessors by stating that the universal had real existence only as creative idea in God, ante rem, whereas it existed within experienced reality only in the individual things, in re, and as a mental fact when abstracted from the particulars in the human mind, post rem. A view much like this had been proposed previously by Avicenna to whom Aquinas seems to be indebted. Later Middle-Ages saw a rebirth of nominalistic conceptions. The new school of Terminists, as they called themselves, less crude in its ideas than Roscellin, asserted that universals are only class names. Occam is usually considered as the most prominent of the Terminists. To Aquinas, the universal was still more than a mere name; it corresponded to an ontologicil fact; the definition of the universal reproduces the essence of the things. The universals are with Occam indeed natural signs which the mind cannot help forming, whereas the terms are arbitiary, signa ad placitum. But the universal is only a sign and does not correspond to anything ontological. -- R.A.

intelligent key "database" A {relational database} {key} which depends wholly on one or more other columns in the same table. An intelligent key might be identified for implementation convenience, where there is no good {candidate key}. For example, if the three-letter initials of a group of people are known to be unique but only their full names are recorded, a three letter acronym for their names (e.g. John Doe Smith -" JDS) would be an intelligent key. Intelligent keys are a {Bad Thing} because it is hard to guarantee uniqueness, and if the value on which an intelligent key depends changes then the key must either stay the same, creating an inconsistency within the containing table, or change, requiring changes to all other tables in which it appears as a {foreign key}. The correct solution is to use a {surrogate key}. (1999-12-07)

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers "body, networking" (ICANN) The non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for {IP address} allocation, protocol parameter assignment, {domain name system} management, and {root server} system management functions now performed under U.S. Government contract by {IANA} and other entities. {ICANN Home (}. (2002-01-09)

  In the Mahabharata and the Puranas, the second member of the Triad, the embodiment of sattva-guna, the preserving and restoring power. This power has manifested in the world as the various incarnations of Vishnu, generally accepted as being ten in number. Vishnu’s heaven is Vaikuntha, his consort Lakshmi and his vehicle Garuda. He is portrayed as reclining on the serpent-king Sesa and floating on the waters between periods of cosmic manifestation. The holy river Ganga is said to spring from his foot. (A; V. G.; Dow)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

". . . in the Veda, Lord of the hosts of delight; in later mythology, the Gandharvas are musicians of heaven, ‘beautiful, brave and melodious beings, the artists, musicians, poets and shining warriors of heaven". . . .” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works ::: *Gandharvas.

“… in the Veda, Lord of the hosts of delight; in later mythology, the Gandharvas are musicians of heaven, ‘beautiful, braveand melodiousbeings, the artists, musicians, poets and shining warriors of heaven’….” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works. Gandharvas

Ishwara is supracosmic as well as intracosmic; He is that which exceeds and inhabits and supports all individuality; He is the supreme and universal Brahman, the Absolute, the supreme Self, the supreme Purusha.8 But, very clearly, this is not the personal God of popular religions, a being limited by his qualities, individual and separate from all others; for all such personal gods are only limited representations or names and divine personalities of the one Ishwara. Neither is this the Saguna Brahman active and possessed of qualities, for that is only one side of the being of the Ishwara; the Nirguna immobile and without qualities is another aspect of His existence. Ishwara is Brahman the Reality, Self, Spirit, revealed as possessor, enjoyer of his own self-existence, creator of the universe and one with it, Pantheos, and yet superior to it, the Eternal, the Infinite, the Ineffable, the Divine Transcendence.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 366-367

isvara (ishwara) ::: the isvara in his four personalities, usually referred to in the Record of Yoga as Mahavira, Balarama, Pradyumna and Aniruddha, to whom correspond the four aspects of his sakti and the four psychological types of the caturvarn.ya; each of these personalities is not a separate deity, but an aspect of the isvara or Kr.s.n.a, "Four who are One, One who is Four", often combined with one or more of the other three aspects. Sri Aurobindo adapted the Vaishnava tradition of the caturvyūha (fourfold manifestation of the purus.ottama) in giving to the four aspects names associated with Kr.s.n.a as an avatara.Mahavira ("the great hero") designates Śrikr.s.n.a himself, Balarama was his elder brother, Pradyumna his son and Aniruddha his grandson; they figure together in the legend of Us.a and Aniruddha told in the Bhagavata Puran.a. Other names that are sometimes used in the Record of Yoga for these aspects of the isvara are Mahesvara or Śiva for the first aspect (Mahavira), Rudra2 for the second (Balarama) and Vis.n.u for the third (Pradyumna). full dras drasta

It can be shown that the following principles of duality hold in the propositional calculus (where A* and B* denote the duals of the formulas A and B respectively): if A is a theorem, then ∼A* is a theorem; if A ⊃ B is a theorem, then B* ⊃ A* is a theorem; if A ≡ B is a theorem, then A* ≡ B* is a theorem. Special names have been given to certain particular theorems and forms of valid inference of the propositional calculus. Besides § 2 following, see: absorption; affirmation of the consequent; assertion; associative law; commutative law; composition; contradiction, law of; De Morgan's laws; denial of the antecedent; distributive law; double negation, law of; excluded middle, law of; exportation; Hauber's law; identity, law of; importation; Peirce's law; proof by cases; reductio ad absurdum; reflexivity; tautology; transitivity; transposition. Names given to particular theorems of the propositional calculus are usually thought of as applying to laws embodied in the theorems rather than to the theorems as formulas; hence, in particular, the same name is applied to theorems differing only by alphabetical changes of the variables appearing; and frequently the name used for a theorem is used also for one or more forms of valid inference associated with the theorem. Similar remarks apply to names given to particular theorems of the functional calculus of first order, etc.

ITS 1. Incompatible {time-sharing} System An influential but highly idiosyncratic {operating system} written for the {PDP-6} and {PDP-10} at {MIT} and long used at the {MIT AI Lab}. Much AI-hacker jargon derives from ITS folklore, and to have been "an ITS hacker" qualifies one instantly as an old-timer of the most venerable sort. ITS pioneered many important innovations, including transparent file sharing between machines and terminal-independent I/O. After about 1982, most actual work was shifted to newer machines, with the remaining ITS boxes run essentially as a hobby and service to the hacker community. The shutdown of the lab's last ITS machine in May 1990 marked the end of an era and sent old-time hackers into mourning nationwide (see {high moby}). The Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden is maintaining one "live" ITS site at its computer museum (right next to the only {TOPS-10} system still on the {Internet}), so ITS is still alleged to hold the record for OS in longest continuous use (however, {WAITS} is a credible rival for this palm). 2. A mythical image of {operating system} perfection worshiped by a bizarre, fervent retro-cult of old-time hackers and ex-users (see {troglodyte}). ITS worshipers manage somehow to continue believing that an OS maintained by {assembly language} hand-hacking that supported only monocase 6-character filenames in one directory per account remains superior to today's state of commercial art (their venom against {Unix} is particularly intense). See also {holy wars}, {Weenix}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-15)

japa. ::: incantation; a spiritual discipline involving the meditative repetition of the Lord's name or a mantra as a means to a continual recollection of His presence; uttering the names of the gods or sacred mantras, like OM, either mentally or spoken softly as a method of spiritual practice

Jhumur: “Mother speaks of the four great asuras who seem to have taken over the world. The earth becomes the fulcrum or territory of these forces. The Kaliyuga is exactly the world that has been taken over by the dark forces. And iron is that which doesn’t like to change or to reflect light. It is not transparent so there is a sense of resistance, of hardness, of darkness. The Indian word Kala, which is ‘time’ is also one of the names of death. From that you have also Kali. It is darkness, associated with blackness and yet it is also time, mortality.”

Job Control Language "language, operating system" (JCL) {IBM}'s supremely {rude} {script} language, used to control the execution of programs in IBM {OS/360}'s {batch} systems. JCL has a very {fascist} {syntax}, and some versions will, for example, {barf} if two spaces appear where it expects one. Most programmers confronted with JCL simply copy a working file (or {card deck}), changing the file names. Someone who actually understands and generates unique JCL is regarded with the mixed respect one gives to someone who memorises the phone book. It is reported that hackers at IBM itself sometimes sing "Who's the breeder of the crud that mangles you and me? I-B-M, J-C-L, M-o-u-s-e" to the tune of the "Mickey Mouse Club" theme to express their opinion of the beast. As with {COBOL}, JCL is often used as an archetype of ugliness even by those who haven't experienced it. However, no self-respecting {mainframe} {MVS} programmer would admit ignorance of JCL. See also {fear and loathing}. (1999-03-03)

Joliet "standard, storage" An extension of the {ISO 9660:1988} {ISO} {standard} {file system} for {CD-ROMs} that allows {Unicode} characters in file names and other enhancements. Version 1 of Joliet was released on 1995-05-22. Joiliet supports file and directory names up to 128 bytes (64 unicode characters) long, directory names with file name extensions, a directory hierarchy deeper than 8 levels and the {volume recognition sequence} supports {multisession}. Joliet uses ISO 9660's "supplementary volume descriptor" (SVD) to specify Unicode files. Use of the previously unused escape sequence ISO 2022 means that Joliet is {backward compatible} with ISO 9660.. {(}. (2006-09-25)

JRL {J. Random} Loser. The names JRL and JRN were sometimes used as example names when discussing a kind of user ID used under {TOPS-10} and {WAITS}. They were understood to be the initials of (fictitious) programmers named "J. Random Loser" and "J. Random Nerd". For example, if one said "To log in, type log one comma jay are en" (that is, "log 1,JRN"), the listener would have understood that he should use his own computer ID in place of "JRN".

juggernaut ::: n. --> One of the names under which Vishnu, in his incarnation as Krishna, is worshiped by the Hindoos.

katakana "Japanese" The square-formed Japanese {kana} syllabary. Katakana is mostly used to write foreign names, foreign words, and loan words as well as many onomatopeia, plant and animal names. (2001-03-18)

keyword 1. One of a fixed set of symbols built into the syntax of a language. Typical keywords would be if, then, else, print, goto, while, switch. There are usually restrictions about reusing keywords as names for user-defined objects such as variables or procedures. Languages vary as to what is provided as a keyword and what is a library routine, for example some languages provide keywords for input/output operations whereas in others these are library routines. 2. A small set of words designed to convey the subject of a technical article. Some publications specify a fixed set of keywords from which those for a particular article should be chosen.


knife ::: n. --> An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc..
A sword or dagger. ::: v. t.

kremvax /krem-vaks/ (Or kgbvax) Originally, a fictitious {Usenet} site at the Kremlin, named like the then large number of {Usenet} {VAXen} with names of the form foovax. Kremvax was announced on April 1, 1984 in a posting ostensibly originated there by Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko. The posting was actually forged by Piet Beertema as an April Fool's joke. Other fictitious sites mentioned in the hoax were moskvax and {kgbvax}. This was probably the funniest of the many April Fool's forgeries perpetrated on {Usenet} (which has negligible security against them), because the notion that {Usenet} might ever penetrate the Iron Curtain seemed so totally absurd at the time. In fact, it was only six years later that the first genuine site in Moscow,, joined {Usenet}. Some readers needed convincing that the postings from it weren't just another prank. Vadim Antonov, senior programmer at Demos and the major poster from there up to mid-1991, was quite aware of all this, referred to it frequently in his own postings, and at one point twitted some credulous readers by blandly asserting that he *was* a hoax! Eventually he even arranged to have the domain's gateway site *named* kremvax, thus neatly turning fiction into truth and demonstrating that the hackish sense of humour transcends cultural barriers. Mr. Antonov also contributed some Russian-language material for the {Jargon File}. In an even more ironic historical footnote, kremvax became an electronic centre of the anti-communist resistance during the bungled hard-line coup of August 1991. During those three days the Soviet UUCP network centreed on kremvax became the only trustworthy news source for many places within the USSR. Though the sysops were concentrating on internal communications, cross-border postings included immediate transliterations of Boris Yeltsin's decrees condemning the coup and eyewitness reports of the demonstrations in Moscow's streets. In those hours, years of speculation that totalitarianism would prove unable to maintain its grip on politically-loaded information in the age of computer networking were proved devastatingly accurate - and the original kremvax joke became a reality as Yeltsin and the new Russian revolutionaries of "glasnost" and "perestroika" made kremvax one of the timeliest means of their outreach to the West. [{Jargon File}]

Kursi ::: Footstool – the actualization and dominance of the reality of the Names.

Kvikkalkul "language" /kveek`kahl-kool'/ A deliberately cryptic programming language said to have been devised by the Swedish Navy in the 1950s as part of their abortive attempt at a nuclear weapons program. What little is known about it comes from a series of an anonymous posts to {Usenet} in 1994. The poster described the language, saying that he had programmed in Kvikkalkul when he worked for the Swedish Navy in the 1950s. It is an open question whether the posts were a {troll}, a subtle parody or truth stranger than fiction could ever be. Assuming it existed, Kvikkalkul is so much a {bondage-and-discipline language} that it is, in its own ways, even more bizarre than the deliberate parody language {INTERCAL}. Among its notable "features", all symbols in Kvikkalkul, including variable names and program labels, can consist only of digits. Operators consist entirely of the punctuation symbols (, ), -, and :. Kvikkalkul allows no {comments} - they might not correspond with the code. Kvikkalkul's only data type is the signed fixed-point fractional number, i.e. a number between (but not including) -1 and 1. Dealings with the {Real World} that require numbers outside that range are done with functions that notionally map that range to a larger range (e.g., -16383 to -16383) and back. Kvikkalkul had a probabilistic jump operator which, if given a negative probability, would act like a {COME FROM}. This was, sadly, deleted in later versions of the language. {(}. (1998-11-14)

Ladun ::: The potential of the Names comprising one’s essence.

Lakshmi ::: “… in Hindu mythology, the goddess of wealth and good fortune, consort of Vishnu. According to a legend she sprang from the froth of the Ocean when it was churned, in full beauty, with a lotus in her hand. (Dow). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

lakshmi ::: ". . . in Hindu mythology, the goddess of wealth and good fortune, consort of Vishnu. According to a legend she sprang from the froth of the Ocean when it was churned, in full beauty, with a lotus in her hand. (Dow.)” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

lambda abstraction A term in {lambda-calculus} denoting a function. A lambda abstraction begins with a lower-case lambda (represented as "\" in this document), followed by a variable name (the "bound variable"), a full stop and a {lambda expression} (the body). The body is taken to extend as far to the right as possible so, for example an expression, \ x . \ y . x+y is read as \ x . (\ y . x+y). A nested abstraction such as this is often abbreviated to: \ x y . x + y The lambda expression (\ v . E) denotes a function which takes an argument and returns the term E with all {free} occurrences of v replaced by the {actual argument}. Application is represented by {juxtaposition} so (\ x . x) 42 represents the identity function applied to the constant 42. A {lambda abstraction} in {Lisp} is written as the symbol lambda, a list of zero or more variable names and a list of zero or more terms, e.g. (lambda (x y) (plus x y)) Lambda expressions in {Haskell} are written as a backslash, "\", one or more patterns (e.g. variable names), "-"" and an expression, e.g. \ x -" x. (1995-01-24)

lambda lifting A program transformation to remove free variables. An expression containing a free variable is replaced by a function applied to that variable. E.g. f x = g 3 where g y = y + x x is a free variable of g so it is added as an extra argument: f x = g 3 x where g y x = y + x Functions like this with no free variables are known as supercombinators and are traditionally given upper-case names beginning with "$". This transformation tends to produce many supercombinators of the form f x = g x which can be eliminated by {eta reduction} and substitution. Changing the order of the parameters may also allow more optimisations. References to global (top-level) constants and functions are not transformed to function parameters though they are technically free variables. A closely related technique is closure conversion. See also Full laziness.

language code "human language, standard" A set of standard names and abbreviations maintained by {ISO} for identifying human languages, natural and invented, past and present. Each language has a list of English and French names and an ISO 639-2 three-letter code. Some also have an ISO 639-1 two-letter code. The list even includes the Klingon language from the Star Trek science fiction series. {Latest list (}. There are also {country codes}. (2006-12-11)

left brace "character" "{". {ASCII} character 123. Common names: open brace; left brace; left squiggly; left squiggly bracket/brace; left curly bracket/brace; {ITU-T}: opening brace. Rare: brace ("}" = unbrace); curly ("}" = uncurly); leftit ("}" = rytit); left squirrelly; {INTERCAL}: embrace ("}" = bracelet). Paired with {right brace} ("}"). (1995-03-16)

left parenthesis "character" "(". {ASCII} character 40. Common names: left paren; left parenthesis; left; {open}; paren (")" = thesis); open paren; open parenthesis; left parenthesis; left banana. Rare: so (")" = already); lparen; {ITU-T}: opening parenthesis; open round bracket, left round bracket, {INTERCAL}: wax (")" = wane); parenthisey (")" = unparenthisey); left ear. Paired with {right parenthesis} (")"). (1995-03-06)

less than "character" """ {ASCII} character 60. Common names: {ITU-T}: less than; bra (""" = ket); left angle; left angle bracket; left broket. Rare: from; read from; suck (""" = blow); comes-from; in; crunch (all from Unix); {INTERCAL}: angle. See also {greater than}. (1995-03-20)

limu ::: n. --> The Hawaiian name for seaweeds. Over sixty kinds are used as food, and have species names, as Limu Lipoa, Limu palawai, etc.

Logical Interchange Format "file format, file system" (LIF) A {Hewlett-Packard} simple {file system} format used to {boot} {HP-PA} machines and to interchange files between older HP machines. A LIF file system is a header, containing a single directory, with 10-character {case sensitive} filenames and 2-byte {file types}, followed by the files. {LIF Utilities for linux (}. (2003-10-09)

Logical meaning: See meaning, kinds of, 3. Logical Positivism: See Scientific Empiricism. Logical truth: See Meaning, kinds of, 3; and Truth, semantical. Logistic: The old use of the word logistic to mean the art of calculation, or common arithmetic, is now nearly obsolete. In Seventeenth Century English the corresponding adjective was also sometimes used to mean simply logical. Leibniz occasionally employed logistica (as also logica mathematica) as one of various alternative names for his calculus ratiocinator. The modern use of logistic (French logistique) as a synonym for symbolic logic (q. v.) dates from the International Congress of Philosophy of 1904, where it was proposed independently by Itelson, Lalande, and Couturat. The word logistic has been employed by some with special reference to the Frege-Russell doctrine that mathematics is reducible to logic, but it would seem that the better usage makes it simply a synonym of symbolic logic. -- A. C.

mac ::: --> A prefix, in names of Scotch origin, signifying son.

machine code "language" The representation of a {computer program} that is read and interpreted by the computer hardware (rather than by some other machine code program). A program in machine code consists of a sequence of "instructions" (possibly interspersed with data). An instruction is a {binary string}, (often written as one or more {octal}, {decimal} or {hexadecimal} numbers). Instructions may be all the same size (e.g. one 32-bit word for many modern {RISC} {microprocessors}) or of different sizes, in which case the size of the instruction is determined from the first {word} (e.g. {Motorola} {68000}) or {byte} (e.g. {Inmos} {transputer}). The collection of all possible instructions for a particular computer is known as its "{instruction set}". Each instruction typically causes the {Central Processing Unit} to perform some fairly simple operation like loading a value from memory into a {register} or adding the numbers in two registers. An instruction consists of an {op code} and zero or more {operands}. Different processors have different {instruction sets} - the collection of possible operations they can perform. Execution of machine code may either be {hard-wired} into the {central processing unit} or it may be controlled by {microcode}. The basic execution cycle consists of fetching the next instruction from {main memory}, decoding it (determining which action the {operation code} specifies and the location of any {arguments}) and executing it by opening various {gates} (e.g. to allow data to flow from main memory into a CPU {register}) and enabling {functional units} (e.g. signalling to the {ALU} to perform an addition). Humans almost never write programs directly in machine code. Instead, they use {programming languages}. The simplest kind of programming language is {assembly language} which usually has a one-to-one correspondence with the resulting machine code instructions but allows the use of {mnemonics} (ASCII strings) for the "{op codes}" (the part of the instruction which encodes the basic type of operation to perform) and names for locations in the program (branch labels) and for {variables} and {constants}. Other languages are either translated by a {compiler} into machine code or executed by an {interpreter} (2009-06-16)

Macintosh "computer" One of the trademark/brand names that {Apple Inc} use for their {Mac} family of {personal computers}. (2009-05-05)

Madra ::: “Name of an ancient country and its people in northwestern India, mentioned in the Mahabaharata. The territory extended from the River Beas to the Chenab or perhaps as far as the Jhelum. Savitri’s father Asvapati was king of this country. (Dow). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works Madra’s.

madra ::: "Name of an ancient country and its people in northwestern India, mentioned in the Mahabaharata. The territory extended from the River Beas to the Chenab or perhaps as far as the Jhelum. Savitri"s father Asvapati was king of this country. (Dow.)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works ::: **Madra"s.**

Manna ::: The force of power in the names of Allah comprising your essence.

masquerading 1. "networking" "{NAT}" ({Linux} {kernel} name). 2. "messaging" Hiding the names of internal e-mail {client} and {gateway} machines from the outside world by rewriting the "From" address and other {headers} as the message leaves the organisation. This is good practise because external users do not need to know about internal changes in message routing. The external mail gateway needs to know how to route incoming replies back to the original sender. (1998-03-03)

mcvax used to be the international {backbone} node of {EUnet}, the European Unix network. It was located in Amsterdam, Netherlands and belonged to "Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica" (Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science) which is an institute belonging to a foundation called "Mathematisch Centrum". Since the first mcvax was on of the first {VAXen} in Europe and one of it's first {uucp} connections was to a machine called decvax it was quickly christened mcvax. Some also say this was done to give Jim McKie a nice mail address: mcvax!mckie. But this is certainly not true at all. The function of EUnet international backbone moved to another VAX later but the name moved with it, because in those days of mainly uucp based mail and before widespread use of {pathalias} it was simply not feasible to rename the machine to "europa" as was suggested at one stage. Mcsun (or or in some parts of Europe) replaced the international backbone host of EUnet around 1990. This machine was donated by {Sun Microsystems} owned by the {European Unix Systems User Group} (EUUG). It was located about 5m from where mcvax used to be and operated by the same people. Mcvax has finally ceased to exist in the {domain} and {uucp} {namespaces}. It still exists in the {EARN}/{BITNET} namespace. [Posting by Daniel Karrenberg "" to eunet.general]. (1990-03-02)

Medieval Chinese philosophy was essentially a story of the synthesis of indigenous philosophies and the development of Buddhism. In the second century B.C., the Yin Yang movement identified itself with the common and powerful movement under the names of the Yellow Emperor and Lao Tzu (Huang Lao). This, in turn, became interfused with Confucianism and produced the mixture which was the Eclectic Sinisticism lasting till the tenth century A.D. In both Huai-nan Tzu (d. 122 B.C.), the semi-Taoist, and Tung Chung-shu (177-104- B.C.), the Confucian, Taoist metaphysics and Confucian ethics mingled with each other, with yin and yang as the connecting links. As the cosmic order results from the harmony of yin and yang in nature, namely, Heaven and Earth, so the moral order results from the harmony of yang and yin in man, such as husband and wife, human nature and passions, and love and hate. The Five Agents (wu hsing), through which the yin yang principles operate, have direct correspondence not only with the five directions, the five metals, etc., in nature, but also with the five Constant Virtues, the five senses, etc., in man, thus binding nature and man in a neat macrocosm-microcosm relationship. Ultimately this led to superstition, which Wang Ch'ung (27-c. 100 A.D.) vigorously attacked. He reinstated naturalism on a rational ground by accepting only reason and experience, and thus promoted the critical spirit to such an extent that it gave rise to a strong movement of textual criticism and an equally strong movement of free political thought in the few centuries after him.

metasyntactic variable "grammar" Strictly, a {variable} used in {metasyntax}, but often used for any name used in examples and understood to stand for whatever thing is under discussion, or any random member of a class of things under discussion. The word {foo} is the {canonical} example. To avoid confusion, hackers never (well, hardly ever) use "foo" or other words like it as permanent names for anything. In filenames, a common convention is that any filename beginning with a metasyntactic-variable name is a {scratch} file that may be deleted at any time. To some extent, the list of one's preferred metasyntactic variables is a cultural signature. They occur both in series (used for related groups of variables or objects) and as singletons. Here are a few common signatures: {foo}, {bar}, {baz}, quux, quuux, quuuux...: MIT/Stanford usage, now found everywhere. At MIT (but not at Stanford), {baz} dropped out of use for a while in the 1970s and '80s. A common recent mutation of this sequence inserts {qux} before quux. bazola, ztesch: Stanford (from mid-'70s on). {foo}, {bar}, thud, grunt: This series was popular at CMU. Other CMU-associated variables include ack, barf, foo, and {gorp}. {foo}, {bar}, fum: This series is reported to be common at {Xerox PARC}. {fred}, {barney}: See the entry for {fred}. These tend to be Britishisms. {toto}, titi, tata, tutu: Standard series of metasyntactic variables among francophones. {corge}, {grault}, {flarp}: Popular at Rutgers University and among {GOSMACS} hackers. zxc, spqr, {wombat}: Cambridge University (England). shme: Berkeley, GeoWorks, Ingres. Pronounced /shme/ with a short /e/. {foo}, {bar}, zot: {Helsinki University of Technology}, Finland. blarg, wibble: New Zealand Of all these, only "foo" and "bar" are universal (and {baz} nearly so). The compounds {foobar} and "foobaz" also enjoy very wide currency. Some jargon terms are also used as metasyntactic names; {barf} and {mumble}, for example. See also {Commonwealth Hackish} for discussion of numerous metasyntactic variables found in Great Britain and the Commonwealth. [{Jargon File}] (1995-11-13)

Ming: Name, or "that which designates a thing." This includes "designations of things and their qualities," "those referring to fame and disrepute," and "such descriptive appellations as 'intelligence' and 'stupidity' and 'love' and 'hate.' " "Names are made in order to denote actualities so as to make evident the honorable and the humble and to distinguish similarities and differences." For Rectification of Names, see Cheng ming. -- W.T.C.

misfeature /mis-fee'chr/ or /mis'fee"chr/ A feature that eventually causes lossage, possibly because it is not adequate for a new situation that has evolved. Since it results from a deliberate and properly implemented feature, a misfeature is not a bug. Nor is it a simple unforeseen side effect; the term implies that the feature in question was carefully planned, but its long-term consequences were not accurately or adequately predicted (which is quite different from not having thought ahead at all). A misfeature can be a particularly stubborn problem to resolve, because fixing it usually involves a substantial philosophical change to the structure of the system involved. Many misfeatures (especially in user-interface design) arise because the designers/implementors mistake their personal tastes for laws of nature. Often a former feature becomes a misfeature because trade-offs were made whose parameters subsequently change (possibly only in the judgment of the implementors). "Well, yeah, it is kind of a misfeature that file names are limited to six characters, but the original implementors wanted to save directory space and we"re stuck with it for now."

modifier "programming" An operation that alters the state of an {object}. Modifiers often have names that begin with "set" and corresponding {selector} functions whose names begin with "get". (1998-01-12)

More recently the term has been extended to mean also (a) the All or totality of the real, however understood, and (b) the World Ground, whether conceived idealistically or materialistically, whether pantheistically, theistically, or dualistically. It thus stands for a variety of metaphysical conceptions that have appeared widely and under various names in the history of philosophy.

Mother, four of her leading Powers and Personalities have stood in front in her guidance of this Universe and in her dealings with the terrestrial play. One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness. Another embo&es her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force. A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace. The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact per- fection in all things. Wisdom, Strength, Harmony, Perfection are their several attributes and it Is these powers that they bring with them into the world. To the four we give the four great names, Maheshvari, Mahakali, Mabalakshmi, Mahasarasvati.

Multi-channel Memorandum Distribution Facility "messaging" (MMDF) An {electronic mail} system for Unix(?) which is much easier to configure than {sendmail}. The source is available. MMDF is a versatile and configurable mail routing system ({MTA}) which also includes user interface programs ({MUA}). It can be set up to route mail to different {domains} and {hosts} over different channels (e.g. {SMTP}, {UUCP}). On {UNIX} systems, its configuration begins with the /usr/mmdf/mmdftailor file, which defines the machine and domain names, various other configuration tables (alias, domain, channel) and other configuration information. [Home?] (1997-01-14)

multinominous ::: a. --> Having many names or terms.

Multi-User Dimension "games" (MUD) (Or Multi-User Domain, originally "Multi-User Dungeon") A class of multi-player interactive game, accessible via the {Internet} or a {modem}. A MUD is like a real-time {chat} forum with structure; it has multiple "locations" like an {adventure} game and may include combat, traps, puzzles, magic and a simple economic system. A MUD where characters can build more structure onto the database that represents the existing world is sometimes known as a "{MUSH}". Most MUDs allow you to log in as a guest to look around before you create your own character. Historically, MUDs (and their more recent progeny with names of MU- form) derive from a hack by Richard Bartle and Roy Trubshaw on the University of Essex's {DEC-10} in 1979. It was a game similar to the classic {Colossal Cave} adventure, except that it allowed multiple people to play at the same time and interact with each other. Descendants of that game still exist today and are sometimes generically called BartleMUDs. There is a widespread myth that the name MUD was trademarked to the commercial MUD run by Bartle on {British Telecom} (the motto: "You haven't *lived* 'til you've *died* on MUD!"); however, this is false - Richard Bartle explicitly placed "MUD" in the {PD} in 1985. BT was upset at this, as they had already printed trademark claims on some maps and posters, which were released and created the myth. Students on the European academic networks quickly improved on the MUD concept, spawning several new MUDs ({VAXMUD}, {AberMUD}, {LPMUD}). Many of these had associated {bulletin-board systems} for social interaction. Because these had an image as "research" they often survived administrative hostility to {BBSs} in general. This, together with the fact that {Usenet} feeds have been spotty and difficult to get in the UK, made the MUDs major foci of hackish social interaction there. AberMUD and other variants crossed the Atlantic around 1988 and quickly gained popularity in the US; they became nuclei for large hacker communities with only loose ties to traditional hackerdom (some observers see parallels with the growth of {Usenet} in the early 1980s). The second wave of MUDs (TinyMUD and variants) tended to emphasise social interaction, puzzles, and cooperative world-building as opposed to combat and competition. In 1991, over 50% of MUD sites are of a third major variety, LPMUD, which synthesises the combat/puzzle aspects of AberMUD and older systems with the extensibility of TinyMud. The trend toward greater programmability and flexibility will doubtless continue. The state of the art in MUD design is still moving very rapidly, with new simulation designs appearing (seemingly) every month. There is now a move afoot to deprecate the term {MUD} itself, as newer designs exhibit an exploding variety of names corresponding to the different simulation styles being explored. {UMN MUD Gopher page (gopher://}. {U Pennsylvania MUD Web page (}. See also {bonk/oif}, {FOD}, {link-dead}, {mudhead}, {MOO}, {MUCK}, {MUG}, {MUSE}, {chat}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}. (1994-08-10)

named "networking" Name Daemon. "networking" A {Unix} {background} process that converts {hostnames} to {Internet addresses} for the {TCP/IP} {protocol}. {Unix manual page}: named(8). See also {DNS}. (1995-03-28)

Name ::: “Name in its deeper sense is not the word by which we describe the object, but the total of power, quality, character of the reality which a form of things embodies and which we try to sum up by a designating sound, a knowable name, Nomen. Nomen in this sense, we might say, is Numen; the secret Names of the Gods are their power, quality, character of being caught up by the consciousness and made conceivable. The Infinite is nameless, but in that namelessness all possible names, Numens of the gods, the names and forms of all realities, are already envisaged and prefigured, because they are there latent and inherent in the All-Existence.” The Life Divine

namer ::: n. --> One who names, or calls by name.

namesake ::: n. --> One that has the same name as another; especially, one called after, or named out of regard to, another.

namespace "systems" The {set} of all possible identifiers for some kind of object. From the definition of a set, all names in a namespace are unique and there is some rule to determine whether a potential name is an element of the set. For example, the {Domain Name System} includes rules for determining what constitutes a valid host name. (2008-12-09)

name ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Name in its deeper sense is not the word by which we describe the object, but the total of power, quality, character of the reality which a form of things embodies and which we try to sum up by a designating sound, a knowable name, Nomen. Nomen in this sense, we might say, is Numen; the secret Names of the Gods are their power, quality, character of being caught up by the consciousness and made conceivable. The Infinite is nameless, but in that namelessness all possible names, Numens of the gods, the names and forms of all realities, are already envisaged and prefigured, because they are there latent and inherent in the All-Existence.” The Life Divine

Napier Atkinson & Morrison, St Andrews U; design began ca. 1985, first implementation Napier88, 1988. Based on {orthogonal persistence}, permits definition and manipulation of namespaces. ["The Napier88 Reference Manual", R. Morrison et al, CS Depts St Andrews U and U Glasgow, Persistent Programming Research Report PPRR-77-89, 1989].

Narad ::: “A well-known Rishi and VaishnavaBhakta who moves about in the various worlds playing on a lute and having a special role in bringing about events according to the Divine Will.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names In Sri Aurobindo’s Works

narad ::: "A well-known Rishi and Vaishnava Bhakta who moves about in the various worlds playing on a lute and having a special role in bringing about events according to the Divine Will.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names In Sri Aurobindo"s Works

net.- "convention, networking, messaging" /net dot/ A prefix used to describe people and events related to {Usenet} and the {Internet}. The convention dates from the time before the {Great Renaming}, when most non-local {Usenet} newsgroups had names beginning "net.". Includes {net.gods}, "net.goddesses" (various charismatic net.women with circles of on-line admirers), "net.lurkers" (see {lurker}), "net.person", "net.parties" (a synonym for {boink}), and many similar constructs. See also {net.police}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-03-21)

neti-neti. ::: "not this, not this"; "it is neither knowledge nor ignorance"; analytical process of progressively negating all names and forms in order to arrive at the eternal underlying Truth &

network address "networking" 1. The network portion of an {IP address}. For a {class A} network, the network address is the first {byte} of the IP address. For a {class B network}, the network address is the first two bytes of the IP address. For a {class C network}, the network address is the first three bytes of the IP address. In each case, the remainder is the {host address}. In the {Internet}, assigned network addresses are globally unique. See also {subnet address}, {Internet Registry}. 2. (Or "net address") An {electronic mail} address on {the network}. In the 1980s this might have been a {bang path} but now (1997) it is nearly always a {domain address}. Such an address is essential if one wants to be to be taken seriously by {hackers}; in particular, persons or organisations that claim to understand, work with, sell to, or recruit from among hackers but *don't* display net addresses are quietly presumed to be clueless poseurs and mentally {flush}ed. Hackers often put their net addresses on their business cards and wear them prominently in contexts where they expect to meet other hackers face-to-face (e.g. {science-fiction fandom}). This is mostly functional, but is also a signal that one identifies with hackerdom (like lodge pins among Masons or tie-dyed T-shirts among Grateful Dead fans). Net addresses are often used in e-mail text as a more concise substitute for personal names; indeed, hackers may come to know each other quite well by network names without ever learning each others' real monikers. See also {sitename}, {domainist}. [{Jargon File}] (1997-05-10)

Network Information Center (NIC) A body that provides information, assistance and services to {network} users. These will typically include telephone and {electronic mail} "help desk" type services for users and network information services such as {hostnames} and addresses which are accessed automatically by computers using some {client-server} protocol (usually Sun's {NIS}). See also {Network Operations Center}. (1994-12-13)

Network Information Service "networking, protocol" (NIS) {Sun Microsystems}' Yellow Pages (yp) {client-server} {protocol} for distributing system configuration data such as user and host names between computers on a network. Sun licenses the technology to virtually all other {Unix} vendors. The name "Yellow Pages" is a registered trademark in the United Kingdom of British Telecommunications plc for their (paper) commercial telephone directory. Sun changed the name of their system to NIS, though all the commands and functions still start with "yp", e.g. {ypcat}, {ypmatch}, {ypwhich}. {Unix manual pages}: yp(3), ypclnt(3), ypcat(1), ypmatch(1). (1995-04-08)

newgroup wars /n[y]oo'groop worz/ [{Usenet}] The salvos of dueling "newgroup" and "rmgroup" messages sometimes exchanged by persons on opposite sides of a dispute over whether a {newsgroup} should be created net-wide, or (even more frequently) whether an obsolete one should be removed. These usually settle out within a week or two as it becomes clear whether the group has a natural constituency (usually, it doesn't). At times, especially in the completely anarchic alt hierarchy, the names of newsgroups themselves become a form of comment or humour; e.g. the spinoff of alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork from in early 1990, or any number of specialised abuse groups named after particularly notorious {flamers}, e.g. alt.weemba. [{Jargon File}]

newsgroup "messaging" One of {Usenet}'s huge collection of topic groups or {fora}. {Usenet} groups can be "unmoderated" (anyone can post) or "moderated" (submissions are automatically directed to a {moderator}, who edits or filters and then posts the results). Some newsgroups have parallel {mailing lists} for {Internet} people with no netnews access, with postings to the group automatically propagated to the list and vice versa. Some moderated groups (especially those which are actually gatewayed {Internet} {mailing lists}) are distributed as "{digests}", with groups of postings periodically collected into a single large posting with an index. Among the best-known are comp.lang.c (the {C}-language forum), comp.arch (on computer architectures), comp.Unix.wizards (for {Unix wizards}), rec.arts.sf-lovers (for science-fiction fans), and talk.politics.misc (miscellaneous political discussions and {flamage}). Barry Shein "" is alleged to have said, "Remember the good old days when you could read all the group names in one day?" This gives a good idea of the growth and size of {Usenet}. See also {netiquette}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-13)

Nolini: “The river known as the Ganges actually has three different names corresponding to the different worlds in which it exists—Heaven = Alacananda, Earth = Ganges, Lower world = Bogavati (river of enjoyment).”

Nolini: “This world of absolute light which Savitri names ‘everlasting day’ is what the Upanishadic Rishi sees and describes as the golden lid upon the face of the Sun. The Sun is the complete integral light of the Truth in its fullness. The golden covering has be removed if one is to see the Sun itself—to live the integral life, one has to possess the integral truth.” Collected Works, Vol. 4.

nomancy ::: n. --> The art or practice of divining the destiny of persons by the letters which form their names.

nomenclator ::: n. --> One who calls persons or things by their names.
One who gives names to things, or who settles and adjusts the nomenclature of any art or science; also, a list or vocabulary of technical names.

nomenclature ::: n. --> A name.
A vocabulary, dictionary, or glossary.
The technical names used in any particular branch of science or art, or by any school or individual; as, the nomenclature of botany or of chemistry; the nomenclature of Lavoisier and his associates.

nominal ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a name or names; having to do with the literal meaning of a word; verbal; as, a nominal definition.
Existing in name only; not real; as, a nominal difference. ::: n. --> A nominalist.
A verb formed from a noun.

Nominal: Hnving to do with names, nouns, words, or symbols rather than with that which would ordinarily be regarded as symbolized by these verbal forms. See Nominalism. -- C.A.B.

Nominalism: (Lat. nominalis, belonging to a name) In scholastic philosophy, the theory that abstract or general terms, or universals, represent no objective real existents, but are mere words or names, mere vocal utterances, "flatus vocis". Reality is admitted only to actual physical particulars. Universals exist only post res. Opposite of Realism (q.v.) which maintains that universals exist ante res. First suggested by Boethius in his 6th century Latin translation of the Introduction to the Categories (of Aristotle) by Porphyry (A.D. 233-304). Porphyry had raised the question of how Aristotle was to be interpreted on this score, and had decided the question in favor of what was later called nominalism. The doctrine did not receive any prominence until applied to the Sacrament of the Eucharist by Berengar in the 11th century. Berengar was the first scholastic to insist upon the evidence of his senses when examining the nature of the Eucharist. Shortly after, Roscellinus, who had broadened the doctrine to the denial of the reality of all universals and the assertion of the sole reality of physical particulars, was forced by the Council of Soissons to recant. Thereafter, despite Abelard's unsuccessful attempt to reconcile the doctrine with realism by finding a half-way position between the two, nominalism was not again explicitly held until William of Occam (1280-1349) revived it and attempted to defend it within the limits allowed by Church dogma. In the first frankly nominalistic system Occam distinguished between the real and the grammatical meanings of terms or universal. He assigned a real status to universals in the mind, and thus was the first to see that nominalism can have a subjective as well as an objective aspect. He maintained that to our intellects, however, everything real must be some particular individual thing. After Occam, nominalism as an explicitly held doctrine disappeared until recently, when it has been restated in certain branches of Logical Positivism. -- J.K.F.

norna ::: n. --> One of the three Fates, Past, Present, and Future. Their names were Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld.
A tutelary deity; a genius.

Object Persistence Framework "programming" (OPF) Any system for storing {objects} so they can be reloaded into a future session. Typically this will use a {relational database} along with some kind of {object relational mapping}. Another typical solution would store objects in {XML} files (a form of {serialisation}). One of the trickier problems to solve is how to maintain references between objects, e.g. replacing memory pointers with unique names or identifiers. Virtually identical considerations apply to transferring objects, or indeed any kind of data structure, from one process to another via some communications channel, e.g. a {TCP/IP} connection. {Apple}'s {Enterprise Objects Framework} (EOF) is a mature and powerful example. (2009-01-15)

oblique stroke "character" "/". Common names include: (forward) slash; stroke; {ITU-T}: slant; oblique stroke. Rare: diagonal; solidus; over; slak; virgule; {INTERCAL}: slat. Commonly used as the division {operator} in programming, and to separate the components in {Unix} {pathnames}, and hence also in {URLs}. Also used to delimit {regular expressions} in several languages. (1996-09-24)

on-line "jargon" 1. Ready for use. E.g. "The graph plotter's fixed and on-line again". 2. {Interactive} as opposed to {batch}. Accessible via a computer (or {terminal}), rather than on paper or other medium. 3. Of a user, actively using a computer system, especially the {Internet}. E.g "I haven't been on-line for three days." "On-line" should be hyphenated because it is compounded from two words but the hyphen is often omitted in names of organisations or services. (1998-12-22)

onomasticon ::: n. --> A collection of names and terms; a dictionary; specif., a collection of Greek names, with explanatory notes, made by Julius Pollux about A.D.180.

onomatologist ::: n. --> One versed in the history of names.

onomatology ::: n. --> The science of names or of their classification.

ontology 1. "philosophy" A systematic account of Existence. 2. "artificial intelligence" (From philosophy) An explicit formal specification of how to represent the objects, concepts and other entities that are assumed to exist in some area of interest and the relationships that hold among them. For {AI} systems, what "exists" is that which can be represented. When the {knowledge} about a {domain} is represented in a {declarative language}, the set of objects that can be represented is called the {universe of discourse}. We can describe the ontology of a program by defining a set of representational terms. Definitions associate the names of entities in the {universe of discourse} (e.g. classes, relations, functions or other objects) with human-readable text describing what the names mean, and formal {axioms} that constrain the interpretation and well-formed use of these terms. Formally, an ontology is the statement of a {logical theory}. A set of {agents} that share the same ontology will be able to communicate about a domain of discourse without necessarily operating on a globally shared theory. We say that an agent commits to an ontology if its observable actions are consistent with the definitions in the ontology. The idea of ontological commitment is based on the {Knowledge-Level} perspective. 3. "information science" The hierarchical structuring of knowledge about things by subcategorising them according to their essential (or at least relevant and/or cognitive) qualities. See {subject index}. This is an extension of the previous senses of "ontology" (above) which has become common in discussions about the difficulty of maintaining {subject indices}. (1997-04-09)

Opal 1. A {DSP} language. ["OPAL: A High Level Language and Environment for DSP boards on PC", J.P. Schwartz et al, Proc ICASSP-89, 1989]. 2. The language of the {object-oriented database} {GemStone}. ["Making Smalltalk a Database System", G. Copeland et al, Proc SIGMOD'84, ACM 1984, pp.316- 325]. 3. A {simulation} language with provision for {stochastic variables}. An extension of {Autostat}. ["C-E-I-R OPAL", D. Pilling, Internal Report, C.E.I.R. Ltd. (1963)]. 4. A language for compiler testing said to be used internally by {DEC}. 5. A {functional programming} language designed at the {Technische Universitaet Berlin} as a testbed for the development of {functional programs}. OPAL integrates concepts from Algebraic Specification and Functional Programming, which favour the (formal) development of (large) production-quality software written in a {purely functional} style. The core of OPAL is a {strongly typed}, {higher-order}, {strict} applicative language which belongs to the tradition of {Hope} and {ML}. The algebraic flavour of OPAL is visible in the syntactical appearance and in the preference of {parameterisation} to {polymorphism}. OPAL supports: {information hiding} - each language unit is divided into an interface (signature) and an implementation part; selective import; {parameterised modules}; free constructor {views} on {sorts}, which allow pattern-based function definitions despite quite different implementations; full {overloading} of names; puristic scheme language with no {built-in} data types (except {Booleans} and denotations). OPAL and its predecessor OPAL-0 have been used for some time at the Technische Universitaet Berlin in CS courses and for research into optimising compilers for applicative languages. The OPAL compiler itself is writte entirely in OPAL. An overview is given in "OPAL: Design And Implementation of an Algebraic Programming Language". {(}. {(}. (1995-02-16)

panel ::: n. --> A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff; hence, more generally, the whole jury.
A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court.
Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a

pansy ::: n. --> A plant of the genus Viola (V. tricolor) and its blossom, originally purple and yellow. Cultivated varieties have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors. Called also heart&

Pascal "language" (After the French mathematician {Blaise Pascal} (1623-1662)) A programming language designed by {Niklaus Wirth} around 1970. Pascal was designed for simplicity and for teaching programming, in reaction to the complexity of {ALGOL 68}. It emphasises {structured programming} constructs, data structures and {strong typing}. Innovations included {enumeration types}, {subranges}, sets, {variant records}, and the {case statement}. Pascal has been extremely influential in programming language design and has a great number of variants and descendants. ANSI/IEEE770X3.97-1993 is very similar to {ISO Pascal} but does not include {conformant arrays}. ISO 7185-1983(E). Level 0 and Level 1. Changes from Jensen & Wirth's Pascal include name equivalence; names must be bound before they are used; loop index must be local to the procedure; formal procedure parameters must include their arguments; {conformant array schemas}. An ALGOL-descended language designed by Niklaus Wirth on the CDC 6600 around 1967--68 as an instructional tool for elementary programming. This language, designed primarily to keep students from shooting themselves in the foot and thus extremely restrictive from a general-purpose-programming point of view, was later promoted as a general-purpose tool and, in fact, became the ancestor of a large family of languages including Modula-2 and {Ada} (see also {bondage-and-discipline language}). The hackish point of view on Pascal was probably best summed up by a devastating (and, in its deadpan way, screamingly funny) 1981 paper by Brian Kernighan (of {K&R} fame) entitled "Why Pascal is Not My Favourite Programming Language", which was turned down by the technical journals but circulated widely via photocopies. It was eventually published in "Comparing and Assessing Programming Languages", edited by Alan Feuer and Narain Gehani (Prentice-Hall, 1984). Part of his discussion is worth repeating here, because its criticisms are still apposite to Pascal itself after ten years of improvement and could also stand as an indictment of many other bondage-and-discipline languages. At the end of a summary of the case against Pascal, Kernighan wrote: 9. There is no escape This last point is perhaps the most important. The language is inadequate but circumscribed, because there is no way to escape its limitations. There are no casts to disable the type-checking when necessary. There is no way to replace the defective run-time environment with a sensible one, unless one controls the compiler that defines the "standard procedures". The language is closed. People who use Pascal for serious programming fall into a fatal trap. Because the language is impotent, it must be extended. But each group extends Pascal in its own direction, to make it look like whatever language they really want. Extensions for {separate compilation}, Fortran-like COMMON, string data types, internal static variables, initialisation, {octal} numbers, bit operators, etc., all add to the utility of the language for one group but destroy its portability to others. I feel that it is a mistake to use Pascal for anything much beyond its original target. In its pure form, Pascal is a toy language, suitable for teaching but not for real programming. Pascal has since been almost entirely displaced (by {C}) from the niches it had acquired in serious applications and systems programming, but retains some popularity as a hobbyist language in the {MS-DOS} and {Macintosh} worlds. See also {Kamin's interpreters}, {p2c}. ["The Programming Language Pascal", N. Wirth, Acta Informatica 1:35-63, 1971]. ["PASCAL User Manual and Report", K. Jensen & N. Wirth, Springer 1975] made significant revisions to the language. [BS 6192, "Specification for Computer Programming Language Pascal", {British Standards Institute} 1982]. [{Jargon File}] (1996-06-12)

password "security" An arbitrary string of characters chosen by a user or {system administrator} and used to authenticate the user when he attempts to log on, in order to prevent unauthorised access to his account. A favourite activity among unimaginative {computer nerds} and {crackers} is writing programs which attempt to discover passwords by using lists of commonly chosen passwords such as people's names (spelled forward or backward). It is recommended that to defeat such methods passwords use a mixture of upper and lower case letters or digits and avoid proper names and real words. If you have trouble remembering random strings of characters, make up an acronym like "ihGr8trmP" ("I have great trouble remembering my password"). (1994-10-27)

patronomayology ::: n. --> That branch of knowledge which deals with personal names and their origin; the study of patronymics.

pi-calculus "theory" A {process algebra} in which channel names can act both as transmission medium and as transmitted data. Its basic atomic actions are individual point to point communications which are {nondeterministic}ally selected and globally sequentialised. [Details? Examples?] (1995-03-20)

Pieh Mo: Neo-Mohists; heretical Mohists. See Mo che and Chinese philosophy. Pien: Argumentation or dialectics, which "is to make clear the distinction between right and wrong, to ascertain the principles of order and disorder, to make clear the points of similarity and difference, to examine the laws of names and actualities, to determine what is beneficial and what is harmful, and to decide what is uncertain and doubtful. It describes the ten thousand things as they are, and discusses the various opinions in their comparative merits. It uses names to specify actualities, propositions to express ideas, and explanations to set forth reasons, including or excluding according to classes." It involves seven methods: "The method of possibility is to argue from what is not exhausted. The method of hypothesis is to argue from what is not actual at present. The method of imitation is to provide a model. What is imitated is taken as the model. If the reason agrees with the model, it is correct. If it does not agree with the model, it is incorrect. This is the method of imitation. The method of comparison is to make clear about one thing by means of another. The method of parallel is to compare two propositions consistently throughout. The method of analogy says, 'You are so. Why should I not be so?" The method of induction is to grant what has not been accepted on the basis of its similarity to what has already been accepted. For example, when it is said that all the others are the same, how can I say that the others are different?" (Neo-Mohism.) -- W.T.C.

pistol ::: n. --> The smallest firearm used, intended to be fired from one hand, -- now of many patterns, and bearing a great variety of names. See Illust. of Revolver. ::: v. t. --> To shoot with a pistol.

plus "character" "+", {ASCII} character 43, 0x2B. The mathematical symbol for the {addition} {operator}, also used with the same meaning in arithmetic expressions in nearly all {programming languages}. Common names: {ITU-T}: plus; add. Rare: cross; {INTERCAL}: intersection. In programming, the operator is sometimes {overloaded} to perform other tasks like concatenating strings. In the {C} language and its many imitators, the symbol is doubled, as in "x++" or "++x" to give an increment operator that adds one to its operand ("x" in this case) and also returns x's previous or resulting value respectively. In a {regular expression}, "+" means match one or more instances of the previous pattern. Thus /b(an)+a/ would match any of "bana", "banana", "bananana", etc. (see {banana problem}). (2010-03-20)

poll ::: n. --> A parrot; -- familiarly so called.
One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
The head; the back part of the head.
A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.

polynomial ::: n. --> An expression composed of two or more terms, connected by the signs plus or minus; as, a2 - 2ab + b2. ::: a. --> Containing many names or terms; multinominal; as, the polynomial theorem.
Consisting of two or more words; having names

polyonomous ::: a. --> Having many names or titles; polyonymous.

polyonomy ::: n. --> The use of a variety of names for the same object.

polyonym ::: n. --> An object which has a variety of names.
A polynomial name or term.

posting A message sent to a {newsgroup} or {mailing list} (may also be called "a post") or the act of sending it. Distinguished from a "letter" or ordinary {electronic mail} message by the fact that it is broadcast rather than point-to-point. It is not clear whether messages sent to a small mailing list are postings or e-mail; perhaps the best dividing line is that if you don't know the names of all the potential recipients, it is a posting. [{Jargon File}]

Prograph "language" A visual {dataflow} programming language and environment from the {Technical University of Halifax}. Prograph is an entirely graphical {visual programming} language, other than for the text of {method} names, and supports the program development process in a highly-interactive fashion. Operation icons are connected by data links through which information flows. It supports {object orientation} via {class}-based {data abstraction} with {single inheritance}. Prograph is available for the {Macintosh}, and soon for Windows and Unix, from {TGS Systems}. (1995-03-31)

Pronunciation In this dictionary slashes (/../) bracket phonetic pronunciations of words not found in a standard English dictionary. The notation, and many of the pronunciations, were adapted from the Hacker's {Jargon File}. Syllables are separated by {dash} or followed {single quote} or {back quote}. Single quote means the preceding syllable is stressed (louder), back quote follows a syllable with intermediate stress (slightly louder), otherwise all syllables are equally stressed. Consonants are pronounced as in English but note: ch soft, as in "church" g hard, as in "got" gh aspirated g+h of "bughouse" or "ragheap" j voiced, as in "judge" kh guttural of "loch" or "l'chaim" s unvoiced, as in "pass" zh as "s" in "pleasure" Uppercase letters are pronounced as their English letter names; thus (for example) /H-L-L/ is equivalent to /aych el el/. /Z/ is pronounced /zee/ in the US and /zed/ in the UK (elsewhere?). Vowels are represented as follows: a back, that ah father, palm (see note) ar far, mark aw flaw, caught ay bake, rain e less, men ee easy, ski eir their, software i trip, hit i: life, sky o block, stock (see note) oh flow, sew oo loot, through or more, door ow out, how oy boy, coin uh but, some u put, foot *r   fur, insert (only in stressed syllables; otherwise use just "r") y yet, young yoo few, chew [y]oo /oo/ with optional fronting as in `news' (/nooz/ or /nyooz/) A /*/ is used for the `schwa' sound of unstressed or occluded vowels (often written with an upside-down `e'). The schwa vowel is omitted in unstressed syllables containing vocalic l, m, n or r; that is, "kitten" and "colour" would be rendered /kit'n/ and /kuhl'r/, not /kit'*n/ and /kuhl'*r/. The above table reflects mainly distinctions found in standard American English (that is, the neutral dialect spoken by TV network announcers and typical of educated speech in the Upper Midwest, Chicago, Minneapolis/St.Paul and Philadelphia). However, we separate /o/ from /ah/, which tend to merge in standard American. This may help readers accustomed to accents resembling British Received Pronunciation. Entries with a pronunciation of `//' are written-only. (1997-12-10)

Proof by cases: Represented in its simplest form by the valid inference of the propositional calculus, from A ⊃ C and B ⊃ C and A ∨ B to C. More complex forms involve multiple disjunctions, e.g., the inference from A ⊃ D and B ⊃ D and C⊃ D and [A ∨ B] ∨ C to D. The simplest form of proof by cases is thus the same as the simple constructive dilemma (see Logic, formal, § 2), the former term deriving from mathematical usage and the latter from traditional logic. For the more complex forms of proof by cases, and like generalizations of the other kinds of dilemma to the case of more than two major premisses, logicians have devised the names trilemma, tetralemma, polylemma -- but these are not much found in actual use. -- A.C.

pseudepigraphy ::: n. --> The ascription of false names of authors to works.

pseudonumity ::: n. --> The using of fictitious names, as by authors.

   The Secret – Reflection of the Names.

   The Spirit – Fuad: Reflectors of the Names.

question mark "character" "?", {ASCII} character 63. Common names: query; {ITU-T}: question mark; {ques}. Rare: whatmark; {INTERCAL}: what; wildchar; huh; hook; buttonhook; hunchback. Question mark is used, along with {colon} for {C}'s {lazy} triadic "if" {operator} (similar to the {IIF} function in {Visual Basic}). The expression x?y:z evaluates x, then if x is true it returns y else it returns z. In {Unix} {shell} file name patterns, question mark matches any single character. (2003-06-17)

Radha ::: “In Hindu religion, the chief of the Gopis or milkmaids, the favourite of Krishna while he lived among the cowherds in Vrindavana.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works.

radha ::: "In Hindu religion, the chief of the Gopis or milkmaids, the favourite of Krishna while he lived among the cowherds in Vrindavana.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works.

ragman ::: n. --> A man who collects, or deals in, rags.
A document having many names or numerous seals, as a papal bull.

random 1. Unpredictable (closest to mathematical definition); weird. "The system's been behaving pretty randomly." 2. Assorted; undistinguished. "Who was at the conference?" "Just a bunch of random business types." 3. (pejorative) Frivolous; unproductive; undirected. "He's just a random loser." 4. Incoherent or inelegant; poorly chosen; not well organised. "The program has a random set of misfeatures." "That's a random name for that function." "Well, all the names were chosen pretty randomly." 5. In no particular order, though {deterministic}. "The I/O channels are in a pool, and when a file is opened one is chosen randomly." 6. Arbitrary. "It generates a random name for the scratch file." 7. Gratuitously wrong, i.e. poorly done and for no good apparent reason. For example, a program that handles file name defaulting in a particularly useless way, or an assembler routine that could easily have been coded using only three registers, but redundantly uses seven for values with non-overlapping lifetimes, so that no one else can invoke it without first saving four extra registers. What {randomness}! 8. A random hacker; used particularly of high-school students who soak up computer time and generally get in the way. 9. Anyone who is not a hacker (or, sometimes, anyone not known to the hacker speaking). "I went to the talk, but the audience was full of randoms asking bogus questions". 10. (occasional MIT usage) One who lives at Random Hall. See also {J. Random}, {some random X}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-12-05)

realist ::: n. --> One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere names, as maintained by the nominalists.
An artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See Realism, 2.

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal "humour" Back in the good old days - the "Golden Era" of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called "Real Men" and "Quiche Eaters" in the literature). During this period, the Real Men were the ones that understood computer programming, and the Quiche Eaters were the ones that didn't. A real computer programmer said things like "DO 10 I=1,10" and "ABEND" (they actually talked in capital letters, you understand), and the rest of the world said things like "computers are too complicated for me" and "I can't relate to computers - they're so impersonal". (A previous work [1] points out that Real Men don't "relate" to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.) But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow Real Men out of the water playing Asteroids and Pac-Man, and anyone can buy and even understand their very own Personal Computer. The Real Programmer is in danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with {TRASH-80s}. There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is made clear, it will give these kids something to aspire to -- a role model, a Father Figure. It will also help explain to the employers of Real Programmers why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings). LANGUAGES The easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use {Fortran}. Quiche Eaters use {Pascal}. Nicklaus Wirth, the designer of Pascal, gave a talk once at which he was asked how to pronounce his name. He replied, "You can either call me by name, pronouncing it 'Veert', or call me by value, 'Worth'." One can tell immediately from this comment that Nicklaus Wirth is a Quiche Eater. The only parameter passing mechanism endorsed by Real Programmers is call-by-value-return, as implemented in the {IBM 370} {Fortran-G} and H compilers. Real programmers don't need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a {keypunch}, a {Fortran IV} {compiler}, and a beer. Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran. Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran. Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran. Real Programmers do {Artificial Intelligence} programs in Fortran. If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in {assembly language}. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing. STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING The academics in computer science have gotten into the "structured programming" rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily understood if the programmer uses some special language constructs and techniques. They don't all agree on exactly which constructs, of course, and the examples they use to show their particular point of view invariably fit on a single page of some obscure journal or another - clearly not enough of an example to convince anyone. When I got out of school, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. I could write an unbeatable tic-tac-toe program, use five different computer languages, and create 1000-line programs that WORKED. (Really!) Then I got out into the Real World. My first task in the Real World was to read and understand a 200,000-line Fortran program, then speed it up by a factor of two. Any Real Programmer will tell you that all the Structured Coding in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming: Real Programmers aren't afraid to use {GOTOs}. Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused. Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting. Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 {nanoseconds} in the middle of a tight loop. Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious. Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using {assigned GOTOs}. Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Wirth (the above-mentioned Quiche Eater) actually wrote an entire book [2] contending that you could write a program based on data structures, instead of the other way around. As all Real Programmers know, the only useful data structure is the Array. Strings, lists, structures, sets - these are all special cases of arrays and can be treated that way just as easily without messing up your programing language with all sorts of complications. The worst thing about fancy data types is that you have to declare them, and Real Programming Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name. OPERATING SYSTEMS What kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M. Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right down to it, Unix is a glorified video game. People don't do Serious Work on Unix systems: they send jokes around the world on {UUCP}-net and write adventure games and research papers. No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great programmer can write JCL without referring to the manual at all. A truly outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte {core dump} without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.) OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is encouraged. The best way to approach the system is through a keypunch. Some people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken. PROGRAMMING TOOLS What kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back in the days when computers had front panels, this was actually done occasionally. Your typical Real Programmer knew the entire bootstrap loader by memory in hex, and toggled it in whenever it got destroyed by his program. (Back then, memory was memory - it didn't go away when the power went off. Today, memory either forgets things when you don't want it to, or remembers things long after they're better forgotten.) Legend has it that {Seymore Cray}, inventor of the Cray I supercomputer and most of Control Data's computers, actually toggled the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer. One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had crashed in the middle of saving some important work. Jim was able to repair the damage over the phone, getting the user to toggle in disk I/O instructions at the front panel, repairing system tables in hex, reading register contents back over the phone. The moral of this story: while a Real Programmer usually includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies. In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a single keypunch. The Real Programmer in this situation has to do his work with a "text editor" program. Most systems supply several text editors to select from, and the Real Programmer must be careful to pick one that reflects his personal style. Many people believe that the best text editors in the world were written at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for use on their Alto and Dorado computers [3]. Unfortunately, no Real Programmer would ever use a computer whose operating system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse. Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - {Emacs} and {VI} being two. The problem with these editors is that Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No the Real Programmer wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise. It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining games to play with TECO is to type your name in as a command line and try to guess what it does. Just about any possible typing error while talking with TECO will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine. For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary {object code} directly, using a wonderful program called SUPERZAP (or its equivalent on non-IBM machines). This works so well that many working programs on IBM systems bear no relation to the original Fortran code. In many cases, the original source code is no longer available. When it comes time to fix a program like this, no manager would even think of sending anything less than a Real Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called "job security". Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers: Fortran preprocessors like {MORTRAN} and {RATFOR}. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming. Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps. Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient. Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5]. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORK Where does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real Programmer would be caught dead writing accounts-receivable programs in {COBOL}, or sorting {mailing lists} for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!). Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers. Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions. It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies. Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles. Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft by heart. With a combination of large ground-based Fortran programs and small spacecraft-based assembly language programs, they are able to do incredible feats of navigation and improvisation - hitting ten-kilometer wide windows at Saturn after six years in space, repairing or bypassing damaged sensor platforms, radios, and batteries. Allegedly, one Real Programmer managed to tuck a pattern-matching program into a few hundred bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter. The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances. As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, however, a black cloud has formed on the Real Programmer horizon. It seems that some highly placed Quiche Eaters at the Defense Department decided that all Defense programs should be written in some grand unified language called "ADA" ((C), DoD). For a while, it seemed that ADA was destined to become a language that went against all the precepts of Real Programming - a language with structure, a language with data types, {strong typing}, and semicolons. In short, a language designed to cripple the creativity of the typical Real Programmer. Fortunately, the language adopted by DoD has enough interesting features to make it approachable -- it's incredibly complex, includes methods for messing with the operating system and rearranging memory, and Edsgar Dijkstra doesn't like it [6]. (Dijkstra, as I'm sure you know, was the author of "GoTos Considered Harmful" - a landmark work in programming methodology, applauded by Pascal programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language. The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing there's enough money in it. There are several Real Programmers building video games at Atari, for example. (But not playing them - a Real Programmer knows how to beat the machine every time: no challenge in that.) Everyone working at LucasFilm is a Real Programmer. (It would be crazy to turn down the money of fifty million Star Trek fans.) The proportion of Real Programmers in Computer Graphics is somewhat lower than the norm, mostly because nobody has found a use for computer graphics yet. On the other hand, all computer graphics is done in Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAY Generally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be doing for fun anyway (although he is careful not to express this opinion out loud). Occasionally, the Real Programmer does step out of the office for a breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room: At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it. At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper. At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand. At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying "Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary." In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time. THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITAT What sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done. The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are: Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office. Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush. Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages. Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969. Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine. Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions. Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.) The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time doesn't bother the Real Programmer - it gives him a chance to catch a little sleep between compiles. If there is not enough schedule pressure on the Real Programmer, he tends to make things more challenging by working on some small but interesting part of the problem for the first nine weeks, then finishing the rest in the last week, in two or three 50-hour marathons. This not only impresses the hell out of his manager, who was despairing of ever getting the project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general: No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night). Real Programmers don't wear neckties. Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes. Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9]. A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire {ASCII} (or EBCDIC) code table. Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee. THE FUTURE What of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same outlook on life as their elders. Many of them have never seen a computer with a front panel. Hardly anyone graduating from school these days can do hex arithmetic without a calculator. College graduates these days are soft - protected from the realities of programming by source level debuggers, text editors that count parentheses, and "user friendly" operating systems. Worst of all, some of these alleged "computer scientists" manage to get degrees without ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers? From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, despite all the efforts of Pascal programmers the world over. Even more subtle tricks, like adding structured coding constructs to Fortran have failed. Oh sure, some computer vendors have come out with Fortran 77 compilers, but every one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be. Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real Programmer - two different and subtly incompatible user interfaces, an arcane and complicated teletype driver, virtual memory. If you ignore the fact that it's "structured", even 'C' programming can be appreciated by the Real Programmer: after all, there's no type checking, variable names are seven (ten? eight?) characters long, and the added bonus of the Pointer data type is thrown in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

rebus ::: n. --> A mode of expressing words and phrases by pictures of objects whose names resemble those words, or the syllables of which they are composed; enigmatical representation of words by figures; hence, a peculiar form of riddle made up of such representations.
A pictorial suggestion on a coat of arms of the name of the person to whom it belongs. See Canting arms, under Canting. ::: v. t.

register ::: n. **1. A formal or official recording of items, names, or actions. registers. v. 2. To set down in writing; record. 3. To have one"s name officially placed on a list. registered, registering.**

relational data model "database" (Or "relational model") A {data model} introduced by {E.F. Codd} in 1970, particularly well suited for business data management. In this model, data are organised in {tables}. The set of names of the columns is called the "schema" of the table. Here is an example table with the schema (account number, amount) and 3 lines. account number   amount -------------- --------- 12343243546456 +30000.00 23149875245824 +2345.33 18479827492874  -123.25 The data can be manipulated using a {relational algebra}. {SQL} is a standard language for talking to a database built on the relational model (a "{relational database}"). ["A relational model for large shared data banks" Communications of ACM 13:6, pp 377-387]. (1998-10-05)

rental ::: n. --> A schedule, account, or list of rents, with the names of the tenants, etc.; a rent roll.

A sum total of rents; as, an estate that yields a rental of ten thousand dollars a year.

Resource Description Framework "web, specification, data" (RDF) A specification being developed in 2000 by the {W3C} as a foundation for processing {metadata} regarding resources on the {Internet}, including the {web}. Resource Description Framework data consists of resources ({nodes}), and property/value pairs describing the resource. A node is any object which can be pointed to by a {URI}, properties are attributes of the node, and values can be either atomic values for the attribute, or other nodes. For example, information about a particular {web page} (a node), might include the property "Author". The value for the Author property could be either a string giving the name of the author, or a {link} to a resource describing the author. Resource Description Framework only specifies a mechanism for encoding and transferring metadata. It does not specify what that metadata should, or can be. RDF does not, for example, define an "Author" attribute. Sets of properties are defined within RDF Vocabularies (or Schemas). Anynone can create an RDF schema, describing a specialized set of properties, by creating a resource, referenced by the Schema URI, which provides a human- and machine-understandable definition of the schema's properties. The description of a node may include properties defined in different schemas. The properties within a resource description are associated with a certain schema definition using the {XML} {namespace} mechanism. Schemas currently being developed include a content screening system modeled after {PICS}, and a bibliographic vocabulary, such as the {Dublin Core Initiative}. {(}. {W3C Resource Description Framework-RDF Model and Syntax Specification (}. (2000-03-25)

right brace "character" "}". {ASCII} character 125. Common names: close brace; right brace; right squiggly; right squiggly bracket/brace; right curly bracket/brace; {ITU-T}: closing brace. Rare: unbrace; uncurly; rytit ("{" = leftit); right squirrelly; {INTERCAL}: bracelet ("{" = embrace). Paired with {left brace} (1995-03-30)

right bracket "character" "]". {ASCII} character 93. Common names: right square bracket; {ITU-T}: closing bracket; unbracket. Rare: unsquare; {INTERCAL}: U turn back. Paired with {left bracket}. (1997-11-23)

right parenthesis "character" ")". {ASCII} character 41. Common names: right paren; right parenthesis; right; close; thesis ("(" = paren); close paren; close parenthesis; right parenthesis; right banana. Rare: already ("(" = so); rparen; {ITU-T}: closing parenthesis; close round bracket, right round bracket, {INTERCAL}: wane ("(" = wax); unparenthisey ("(" = parenthisey); right ear. Paired with {left parenthesis}. (1995-03-06)

roundhead ::: n. --> A nickname for a Puritan. See Roundheads, the, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

Rububiyyah ::: Compositional qualities denoted by the Names comprising existence.

runic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a rune, to runes, or to the Norsemen; as, runic verses; runic letters; runic names; runic rhyme.

Sabellianism: The view of Sabellius who taught in the first half of the third century the doctrine that there is one God but three (successive) modes or manifestations of God: as creator and governor God is Father, as redeemer God is the Son, as regenerator and sanctifier God is the Holy Spirit -- one and the same God. The view approximated the later orthodox Trinitarian conception (see Trinitarianism) but was too harsh to be maintained. Further clarification was needed Sabellianism has been called by several names, Modalism, Modalistic Monarchianism and Patripassianism (Father suffering). -- V.F.

Samadhi ::: A certain self-gathered state of our whole existence lifted into that superconscient truth, unity and infinity of self-aware, self-blissful existence is the aim and culmination; and that is the meaning we shall give to the term Samadhi. Not merely a state withdrawn from all consciousness of the outward, withdrawn even from all consciousness of the inward into that which exists beyond both whether as seed of both or transcendent even of their seed-state; but a settled existence in the One and Infinite, united and identified with it, and this status to remain whether we abide in the waking condition in which we are conscious of the forms of things or we withdraw into the inward activity which dwells in the play of the principles of things, the play of their names and typal forms or we soar to the condition of static inwardness where we arrive at the principles themselves and at the principle of all principles, the seed of name and form.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 321

Satyavan ::: “Son of King Dyumatsena; the tale of Satyavan and Savitri is told in the Mahabharata as a story of conjugal love conquering death.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

satyavan ::: "Son of King Dyumatsena; the tale of Satyavan and Savitri is told in the Mahabharata as a story of conjugal love conquering death.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

savitri ::: "In the Mahabharata, the heroine of the tale of Satyavan and Savitri; . . . . She was the daughter of King Ashwapati, and lover of Satyavan, whom she married although she was warned by Narada that he had only one year to live. On the fatal day, when Yama carried off Satyavan"s spirit, she followed him with unswerving devotion. Ultimately Yama was constrained to restore her husband to life.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

  Sri Aurobindo: "Savitri is the Divine Word, daughter of the Sun, goddess of the supreme Truth who comes down and is born to save; . . . .” (Author"s note at beginning of Savitri.)

  "Savitri is represented in the poem as an incarnation of the Divine Mother . . . .” Letters on Savitri

The Mother: "Savitri [the poem] is a mantra for the transformation of the world.” Spoken to Udar

Savitri ::: “In the Mahabharata, the heroine of the tale of Satyavan and Savitri; . . . . She was the daughter of King Ashwapati, and lover of Satyavan, whom she married although she was warned by Narada that he had only one year to live. On the fatal day, when Yama carried off Satyavan’s spirit, she followed him with unswerving devotion. Ultimately Yama was constrained to restore her husband to life.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

selector "programming" 1. In {Smalltalk} or {Objective C}, the {syntax} of a message which selects a particular {method} in the target {object}. 2. An operation that returns the state of an object but does not alter that state. Selector {functions} or {methods} often have names which begin with "get" and corresponding {modifier} methods or {procedures} whose names begin with "set". (1998-01-12)

Self: 1. Ego, subject, I, me, as opposed to the object or to the totality of objects; may be distinguished from "not-me," as in W. James' statement (Principles of Psychology, I, 289) "One great splitting of the whole universe into two halves is made by each of us, and for each of us almost all of the interest attaches to one of the halves; but we all draw the line of division between them in a different place. When I say that we all call the two halves by the same names, and that those names are 'me' and 'not-me' respectively, it will at once be seen what I mean."

Semantic Memory ::: The part of declarative memory that stores general information such as names and facts.

Sensation: (Ger. Empfindung) In Kant: The content of sensuous intuition, or the way in which a conscious subject is modified by the presence of an object. Kant usually employs the term to designate the content sensed instead of the process of sensing. The process he calls 'intuition' (q.v.); the faculty he names 'sensibility' (q.v.). See Kantianism. -- O.F.K.

Seraphim ::: “Hybrid celestial beings [including Cherubim] with human, animal, or birdlike characteristics that are depicted in Jewish, Christian and Islamic literature. They act as throne bearers or throne guardians of the deity. In later theology Cherubim is an angel of the second order, and Seraphim of the first. They correspond, according to Sri Aurobindo, to the Gandharvas and Venas of India tradition. (Enc. Br). Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

seraphim ::: "Hybrid celestial beings [including Cherubim] with human, animal, or birdlike characteristics that are depicted in Jewish, Christian and Islamic literature. They act as throne bearers or throne guardians of the deity. In later theology Cherubim is an angel of the second order, and Seraphim of the first. They correspond, according to Sri Aurobindo, to the Gandharvas and Venas of India tradition. (Enc. Br.)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

set A collection of objects, known as the elements of the set, specified in such a way that we can tell in principle whether or not a given object belongs to it. E.g. the set of all prime numbers, the set of zeros of the cosine function. For each set there is a {predicate} (or property) which is true for (possessed by) exactly those objects which are elements of the set. The predicate may be defined by the set or vice versa. Order and repetition of elements within the set are irrelevant so, for example, {1, 2, 3} = {3, 2, 1} = {1, 3, 1, 2, 2}. Some common set of numbers are given the following names: N = the {natural numbers} 0, 1, 2, ... Z = the {integers} ..., -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ... Q = the {rational numbers} p/q where p, q are in Z and q /= 0. R = the {real numbers} C = the {complex numbers}. The empty set is the set with no elements. The intersection of two sets X and Y is the set containing all the elements x such that x is in X and x is in Y. The union of two sets is the set containing all the elements x such that x is in X or x is in Y. See also {set complement}. (1995-01-24)

Shalwa ::: “In the Mahabarata, name of a country in western India; also the name of its king or its people.” (Dow.) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

shalwa ::: "In the Mahabarata, name of a country in western India; also the name of its king or its people.” (Dow.) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

shebang "operating system" (Or "shebang line", "{bang path}") /sh*-bang'/ (From "{sharp}" and "{bang}") The {magic cookie} "

Shiva ::: “The ‘auspicious one’; a name of the third deity of the Hindu Trinity; . . . represented mostly as ‘the pure and white, the ascetic, the still, contemplative Yogin’. The name Shiva is not found in the Vedas; however, the name Rudra occurs both in the singular and the plural. This Rudra of the Vedas developed in the course of time into Shiva, considered in the Puranic tradition mainly as the destroying or dissolving Power. He has a third eye in the middle of the forehead, a fiery glance from which once reduced Kamadeva to ashes. In his creative aspect he is represented as a Linga (phallus), symbolising the male procreative energy in nature. It is under the form of the Linga that Shiva is mostly worshipped. His abode is on Mt. Kailash, Parvati is his spouse and the Trisula (the trident) his weapon.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

shiva ::: "The ‘auspicious one"; a name of the third deity of the Hindu Trinity; . . . represented mostly as ‘the pure and white, the ascetic, the still, contemplative Yogin". The name Shiva is not found in the Vedas; however, the name Rudra occurs both in the singular and the plural. This Rudra of the Vedas developed in the course of time into Shiva, considered in the Puranic tradition mainly as the destroying or dissolving Power. He has a third eye in the middle of the forehead, a fiery glance from which once reduced Kamadeva to ashes. In his creative aspect he is represented as a Linga (phallus), symbolising the male procreative energy in nature. It is under the form of the Linga that Shiva is mostly worshipped. His abode is on Mt. Kailash, Parvati is his spouse and the Trisula (the trident) his weapon.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

Shu: (a) Statecraft, craft, tact, or method for a ruler to keep the ministers and the people under control, "to award offices according to their responsibilities, to hold actualities in accordance with their names, to exercise the power of life and death, and to make use of the ability of the ministers." See fa chia. (Legalists).

Signifies: Theory of Meaning (q.v.). See Peirce, Semiotic. Signification: Signify may be synonymous with designate (q.v.), or it may be used rather for the meaning of words which are not or are not thought of as proper names, or it may be used to indicate the intensional rather than the extensional meaning of a word. -- A.C.

single quote "character" "'" {ASCII} character 39. Common names include single quote; quote; {ITU-T}: apostrophe. Rare: prime; glitch; tick; irk; pop; {INTERCAL}: spark; {ITU-T}: closing single quotation mark; {ITU-T}: acute accent. Single quote is used in {C} and derived languages to introduce a single character {literal value} which is represented internally by its ASCII code. In the {Unix} {shells} and {Perl} single quote is used to delimit strings in which variable substitution is not performed (in contrast to {double-quote}-delimited strings). Single quote is often used in text for both open and close single quotation mark and apostrophe. Typesetters use two different symbols - open has a tail going up, close and apostrophe have tails hanging down (like a raised {comma}). Some people use {back quote} (`) for open single quotation mark. (1998-04-04)

Software Description Database "networking" {Archie}'s database of names and short descriptions of many of the software packages, documents (like {RFCs} and educational material), and data files that are available via the {Internet}. (1995-11-12)

solfeggio ::: n. --> The system of arranging the scale by the names do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, by which singing is taught; a singing exercise upon these syllables.

solution "marketing, jargon" A {marketroid} term for something he wants to sell you without bothering you with distinctions between {hardware}, {software}, {services}, {applications}, {file formats}, companies, brand names and {operating systems}. "{Flash} is a perfect image-streaming solution." "What is it?" "Um... about a thousand dollars." See also: {technology}. (1998-07-07)

source-level debugger "programming, tool" A {debugger} that shows the programmer the line or {expression} in the {source code} that resulted in a particular {machine code} instruction of a running program loaded in memory. This helps the programmer to analyse a program's behaviour in the high-level terms like source-level {flow control} constructs, {procedure} calls, named {variables}, etc instead of {machine instructions} and memory locations. Source-level debugging also makes it possible to step through execution a line at a time and set source-level {breakpoints}. In order to support source-level debugging, the program must be compiled with this option enabled so that extra information is included in the executable code to identify the corresponding positions in the source code. A {symbolic debugger} is one level lower - it displays symbols (procedure and variable names) stored in the executable but not individual source code lines. {GDB} is a widely used example of a source-level debugger. (2007-04-03)

source route "messaging" An {electronic mail address} which specifies the route the message should take as a sequence of {hostnames}. It is called a source route because the route is determined at the source of the message rather than at each stage as is now more common. The most common kind of source route is a {UUCP} style {bang path}, "foo!bar!baz!fred'. The {RFC 822} syntax, "@foo:@bar:fred@baz", is seldom seen because most systems which understand RFC 822 also perform automatic routing based on the destination hostname. A third, intermediate, form is sometimes seen: "".

splat 1. Name used in many places (DEC, IBM, and others) for the asterisk ("*") character (ASCII 0101010). This may derive from the "squashed-bug" appearance of the asterisk on many early line printers. 2. Name used by some {MIT} people for the "

sprocket feed "printer" (Or "tractor feed", "pin feed") A method some {printers} use to move paper by rotating wheels with pins or studs (tractors) that engage holes along the sides of the (usually fanfold) paper. A sprocket feed printer does not slip unless the paper jams, but cannot feed standard typing paper or work with a {sheet feeder} like {friction feed}. Some paper for sprocket feed printers has the edge strips with the holes in detachable from the rest of the paper. These strips are known as {chad} (and other names). (1997-06-29)

stack "programming" (See below for synonyms) A data structure for storing items which are to be accessed in last-in first-out order. The operations on a stack are to create a new stack, to "push" a new item onto the top of a stack and to "pop" the top item off. Error conditions are raised by attempts to pop an empty stack or to push an item onto a stack which has no room for further items (because of its implementation). Most processors include support for stacks in their {instruction set architectures}. Perhaps the most common use of stacks is to store {subroutine} arguments and return addresses. This is usually supported at the {machine code} level either directly by "jump to subroutine" and "return from subroutine" instructions or by {auto-increment} and auto-decrement {addressing modes}, or both. These allow a contiguous area of memory to be set aside for use as a stack and use either a special-purpose {register} or a general purpose register, chosen by the user, as a {stack pointer}. The use of a stack allows subroutines to be {recursive} since each call can have its own calling context, represented by a stack frame or {activation record}. There are many other uses. The programming language {Forth} uses a data stack in place of variables when possible. Although a stack may be considered an {object} by users, implementations of the object and its access details differ. For example, a stack may be either ascending (top of stack is at highest address) or descending. It may also be "full" (the stack pointer points at the top of stack) or "empty" (the stack pointer points just past the top of stack, where the next element would be pushed). The full/empty terminology is used in the {Acorn Risc Machine} and possibly elsewhere. In a list-based or {functional language}, a stack might be implemented as a {linked list} where a new stack is an empty list, push adds a new element to the head of the list and pop splits the list into its head (the popped element) and tail (the stack in its modified form). At {MIT}, {pdl} used to be a more common synonym for stack, and this may still be true. {Knuth} ("The Art of Computer Programming", second edition, vol. 1, p. 236) says: Many people who realised the importance of stacks and queues independently have given other names to these structures: stacks have been called push-down lists, reversion storages, cellars, dumps, nesting stores, piles, last-in first-out ("LIFO") lists, and even yo-yo lists! [{Jargon File}] (1995-04-10)

stress ::: n. --> Distress.
Pressure, strain; -- used chiefly of immaterial things; except in mechanics; hence, urgency; importance; weight; significance.
The force, or combination of forces, which produces a strain; force exerted in any direction or manner between contiguous bodies, or parts of bodies, and taking specific names according to its direction, or mode of action, as thrust or pressure, pull or tension, shear or tangential stress.

string reduction A {reduction system} where an expression is represented as a string of function names, constants and parentheses. It is reduced by replacing parts of the string representing subterms by their value. It is harder to represent sharing of subexpressions in string reduction than in {graph reduction}. (1995-02-06)

Super Pascal "language" A {Pascal} variant used in the reference below. Super Pascal adds non-numeric {labels}, a {return statement} and {expressions} as names of {types}. ["Data Structures and Algorithms", A. Aho, Hopcroft & Ullman, A-W 1983] (2004-08-25)

Supplementary Ideographic Plane "text, standard" (SIP) The third plane (plane 2) defined in {Unicode}/{ISO 10646}, designed to hold all the {ideographs} descended from Chinese writing (mainly found in Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese and Chinese) that aren't found in the {Basic Multilingual Plane}. The BMP was supposed to hold all ideographs in modern use; unfortunately, many Chinese dialects (like Cantonese and Hong Kong Chinese) were overlooked; to write these, characters from the SIP are necessary. This is one reason even non-academic software must support characters outside the BMP. {Unicode home (}. (2002-06-19)

swizzle To convert external names, array indices, or references within a data structure into address pointers when the data structure is brought into main memory from external storage (also called "pointer swizzling"); this may be done for speed in chasing references or to simplify code (e.g. by turning lots of name lookups into pointer dereferences). The converse operation is sometimes termed "unswizzling". See also {snap}. [{Jargon File}]

Syntax-Case "language" A {macro} system for {Scheme} by R. Kent Dybvig "". It is superior to the low-level system described in the Revised^4 Report ({R4RS}). Pattern variables are ordinary identifiers with essentially the same status as lexical variable names and {macro} {keywords}. The {syntax} is modified to recognise and handle references to pattern variables. Version 2.1 works with {Chez Scheme} and the {Macintosh} port runs under {MacGambit} 2.0 {(}. {Macintosh (}. ["Syntactic Abstraction in Scheme", Robert Hieb, R. Kent Dybvig and Carl Bruggeman IUCS TR

Syntax/Semantic Language "language" (S/SL) A high level {specification language} for {recursive descent parsers} developed by J.R. Cordy "" and R.C. Holt "" at the University of Toronto in 1980. S/SL is a small language that supports cheap recursion and defines input, output, and error token names (& values), semantic mechanisms (class interfaces whose methods are really escapes to routines in a host programming language but allow good abstraction in the pseudo-code) and a pseudo-code program that defines the syntax of the input language by the token stream the program accepts. Alternation, control flow and one-symbol look-ahead constructs are part of the language. The S/SL processor compiles this pseudo-code into a table (byte-codes) that is interpreted by the S/SL table-walker (interpreter). The pseudo-code language processes the input language in recursive descent LL1 style but extensions allow it to process any LRk language relatively easily. S/SL is designed to provide excellent syntax error recovery and repair. It is more powerful and transparent than yacc but slower. S/SL has been used to implement production commercial compilers for languages such as {PL/I}, {Euclid}, {Turing}, {Ada}, and {COBOL}, as well as {interpreters}, {command processors}, and domain specific languages of many kinds. {(}. ["Specification of S/SL: Syntax/Semantic Language", J.R. Cordy and R.C. Holt, Computer Systems Research Institute, University of Toronto, 1980]. ["An Introduction to S/SL: Syntax/Semantic Language", R.C. Holt, J.R. Cordy, and D.B. Wortman; ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS), Vol 4, No. 2, April 1982, pp 149-178]. ["Hierarchic Syntax Error Repair", D.T. Barnard and R.C. Holt, International Journal of Computing and Information Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 4, August 1982, Pages 231-258.] (2003-10-30)

system administration "job" Activities performed by a system administrator (or "admin", "sysadmin", "site admin") such as monitoring security configuration, managing allocation of {user names} and {passwords}, monitoring disk space and other resource use, performing {backups}, and setting up new hardware and software. system administrators often also help users, though in a large organisation this may be a separate job. Compare {postmaster}, {sysop}, {system management}, {systems programmer}. [Other tasks?] (1999-05-02)

tartufe ::: n. --> A hypocritical devotee. See the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

tasbih :::   glorification; repeating the Names of Allah with the help of prayer beads; prayer beads

TCVN 5773 "human language, standard" A 1993 {Vietnamese} character {standard} that includes {Han} characters. (2001-01-02)

TCVN 6056 "human language, standard" A 1995 {Vietnamese} character {standard} that includes {Han} characters. (2001-01-02)

TECO "editor, text" /tee'koh/ (Originally an acronym for "[paper] Tape Editor and COrrector"; later, "Text Editor and COrrector"]) A {text editor} developed at {MIT} and modified by just about everybody. With all the dialects included, TECO may have been the most prolific editor in use before {Emacs}, to which it was directly ancestral. The first {Emacs} editor was written in TECO. It was noted for its powerful programming-language-like features and its unspeakably {hairy} {syntax} (see {write-only language}). TECO programs are said to resemble {line noise}. Every string of characters is a valid TECO program (though probably not a useful one); one common game used to be predict what the TECO commands corresponding to human names did. As an example of TECO's obscurity, here is a TECO program that takes a list of names such as: Loser, J. Random Quux, The Great Dick, Moby sorts them alphabetically according to surname, and then puts the surname last, removing the comma, to produce the following: Moby Dick J. Random Loser The Great Quux The program is [1 J^P$L$$ J ".-Z; .,(S,$ -D .)FX1 @F^B $K :L I $ G1 L"$$ (where ^B means "Control-B" (ASCII 0000010) and $ is actually an {alt} or escape (ASCII 0011011) character). In fact, this very program was used to produce the second, sorted list from the first list. The first hack at it had a {bug}: GLS (the author) had accidentally omitted the "@" in front of "F^B", which as anyone can see is clearly the {Wrong Thing}. It worked fine the second time. There is no space to describe all the features of TECO, but "^P" means "sort" and "J".-Z; ... L"" is an idiomatic series of commands for "do once for every line". By 1991, {Emacs} had replaced TECO in hacker's affections but descendants of an early (and somewhat lobotomised) version adopted by {DEC} can still be found lurking on {VMS} and a couple of {crufty} {PDP-11} {operating systems}, and ports of the more advanced MIT versions remain the focus of some antiquarian interest. See also {retrocomputing}. {(} for {VAX}/{VMS}, {Unix}, {MS-DOS}, {Macintosh}, {Amiga}. [Authro? Home page?] (2001-03-26)

tetanus ::: n. --> A painful and usually fatal disease, resulting generally from a wound, and having as its principal symptom persistent spasm of the voluntary muscles. When the muscles of the lower jaw are affected, it is called locked-jaw, or lickjaw, and it takes various names from the various incurvations of the body resulting from the spasm.
That condition of a muscle in which it is in a state of continued vibratory contraction, as when stimulated by a series of induction shocks.

Texinfo A {GNU} documentation system that uses a single source file to produce both on-line information and printed output. You can read the on-line information, known as an "{Info} file", with an Info documentation-reading program. By convention, Texinfo source file names end with a ".texi" or ".texinfo" extension. You can write and format Texinfo files into Info files within {GNU Emacs}, and read them using the Emacs Info reader. If you do not have Emacs, you can format Texinfo files into Info files using "{makeinfo}" and read them using "info". {TeX} is used to typeset Texinfo files for printing. Texinfo is available from your nearest {GNU archive site}. (1994-10-05)

TeX "publication" /tekh/ An extremely powerful {macro}-based text formatter written by {Donald Knuth}, very popular in academia, especially in the computer-science community (it is good enough to have displaced {Unix} {troff}, the other favoured formatter, even at many {Unix} installations). The first version of TeX was written in the programming language {SAIL}, to run on a {PDP-10} under Stanford's {WAITS} {operating system}. Knuth began TeX because he had become annoyed at the declining quality of the typesetting in volumes I-III of his monumental "Art of Computer Programming" (see {Knuth}, also {bible}). In a manifestation of the typical hackish urge to solve the problem at hand once and for all, he began to design his own typesetting language. He thought he would finish it on his sabbatical in 1978; he was wrong by only about 8 years. The language was finally frozen around 1985, but volume IV of "The Art of Computer Programming" has yet to appear as of mid-1997. (However, the third edition of volumes I and II have come out). The impact and influence of TeX's design has been such that nobody minds this very much. Many grand hackish projects have started as a bit of {toolsmithing} on the way to something else; Knuth's diversion was simply on a grander scale than most. {Guy Steele} happened to be at Stanford during the summer of 1978, when Knuth was developing his first version of TeX. When he returned to {MIT} that fall, he rewrote TeX's {I/O} to run under {ITS}. TeX has also been a noteworthy example of free, shared, but high-quality software. Knuth offers monetary awards to people who find and report a bug in it: for each bug the award is doubled. (This has not made Knuth poor, however, as there have been very few bugs and in any case a cheque proving that the owner found a bug in TeX is rarely cashed). Though well-written, TeX is so large (and so full of cutting edge technique) that it is said to have unearthed at least one bug in every {Pascal} system it has been compiled with. TeX fans insist on the correct (guttural) pronunciation, and the correct spelling (all caps, squished together, with the E depressed below the baseline; the mixed-case "TeX" is considered an acceptable {kluge} on {ASCII}-only devices). Fans like to proliferate names from the word "TeX" - such as TeXnician (TeX user), TeXhacker (TeX programmer), TeXmaster (competent TeX programmer), TeXhax, and TeXnique. Several document processing systems are based on TeX, notably {LaTeX} Lamport TeX - incorporates document styles for books, letters, slides, etc., {jadeTeX} uses TeX as a backend for printing from {James' DSSSL Engine}, and {Texinfo}, the {GNU} document processing system. Numerous extensions to TeX exist, among them {BibTeX} for bibliographies (distributed with LaTeX), {PDFTeX} modifies TeX to produce {PDF} and {Omega} extends TeX to use the {Unicode} character set. For some reason, TeX uses its own variant of the {point}, the {TeX point}. See also {Comprehensive TeX Archive Network}. {(}. E-mail: "" (TeX User's group, Oregon, USA). (2002-03-11)

tgz "filename extension, compression" (Or less often "taz", Tar GNU zip) A {filename extension} for a file or directory which has been archived with {tar} and then compressed with {gzip}. The full form ".tar.gz" is also common on proper {file systems} not limited to {8.3} file names. (1996-11-03)

". . . the Divine is formless and nameless, but by that very reason capable of manifesting all possible names and shapes of being.” The Life Divine

“… the Divine is formless and nameless, but by that very reason capable of manifesting all possible names and shapes of being.” The Life Divine

The five moods of the fourth figure are sometimes characterized instead as indirect moods of the first figure, the two premisses (major and minor) being interchanged, and the names being then given respectively as Baralipton, Celantes, Dabitis, Fapesmo, Frisesomorum. (Some add the five "weakened" moods, Barbari, Celaront, Cesaro, Camestros, Calemos, to be obtained respectively from Barbara, Celarent, Cesare, Camestres, Calemes, by subalternation of the conclusion.) Other variations in the names of the moods are also found. These names have a mnemonic significance, the first three vowels indicating whether the major premiss, minor premiss, and conclusion, in order, are A, E, I, or O; and some of the consonants indicating the traditional reductions of the other moods to the four direct moods of the first figure. The Port-Royal Logic, translated by T. S. Baynes, 2nd edn., London, 1851.

The historical antecedents of experimental psychology are various. From British empiricism and the psychological philosophy of Locke, Berkeley and Hume came associationism (see Associationism), the psychological implications of which were more fully developed by Herbart and Bain. Associationism provided the conceptual framework and largely colored the procedures of early experimental psychology. Physics and physiology gave impetus to experiments on sensory phenomena while physiology and neurology fostered studies of the nervous system and reflex action. The names of Helmholtz, Johannes Müller, E. H. Weber and Fechner are closely linked with this phase of the development of experimental psychology. The English biologist Galton developed the statistical methods of Quetelet for the analysis of data on human variation and opened the way for the mental testing movement; the Russian physiologist Pavlov, with his researches on "conditioned reflexes," contributed an experimental technique which has proved of paramount importance for the psychologist. Even astronomy made its contribution; variations in reaction time of different observers having long been recognized by astronomers as an important source of error in their observations.

The idea of the three essential modes of Nature is a creation of the ancient Indian thinkers and its truth is not at once obvious, because it was the result of long psychological experiment and profound internal experience. Th
   refore without a long inner experience, without intimate self-observation and intuitive perception of the Nature-forces it is difficult to grasp accurately or firmly utilise. Still certain broad indications may help the seeker on the Way of Works to understand, analyse and control by his assent or
   refusal the combinations of his own nature. These modes are termed in the Indian books qualities, gunas, and are given the names sattva, rajas, tamas. Sattwa is the force of equilibrium and translates in quality as good and harmony and happiness and light; rajas is the force of kinesis and translates in quality as struggle and effort, passion and action; tamas is the force of inconscience and inertia and translates in quality as obscurity and incapacity and inaction. Ordinarily used for psychological self-analysis, these distinctions are valid also in physical Nature. Each thing and every existence in the lower Prakriti contains them and its process and dynamic form are the result of the interaction of these qualitative powers.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 232-233

The inferences from A ⊃ B and C ⊃ A to C &sup B, and from A ⊃ B and C ⊃ ∼B to C ⊃ ∼A are called pure hypothetical syllogisms, and the above simpler forms of the hypothetical syllogism are then distinguished as mixed hypothetical. Some recent writers apply the names, modus ponens and modus tollens respectively, also to these two forms of the pure hypothetical syllogism. Other variations of usage or additional forms arc also found. Some writers include under these heads forms of inference which belong to the functional calculus of first order rather than to the propositional calculus.

The kind of an interpretation, or assignment of meaning, which is normally intended for a logistic system is indicated by the technical terminology employed. This is namely such an interpretation that the formulas, some or all of them, mean or express propositions; the theorems express true propositions; and the proofs and valid inferences represent proofs and valid inferences in the ordinary sense. (Formulas which do not mean propositions may be interpreted as names of things other than propositions, or may be interpreted as containing free variables and having only an ambiguous denotation -- see variable.) A logistic system may thus be regarded as a device for obtaining -- or, rather stating -- an objective, external criterion for the validity of proofs and inferences (which are expressible in a given notation).

The scientific study of primitive leligions, with such well known names as E. B. Tylor, F. B. Jevons, W. H. R. Rivers, J. G. Frazer, R. H. Codrington, Spencer and Gillen, E. Westermarck, E. Durkheim, L. Levy-Bruhl; the numerous outlines of the development of religion since Hume's Natural History of Religion and E. Caird's Evolution of Religion; the prolific literature dealing with individual religions of a higher type, the science of comparative religion with such namea as that of L. H. Jordan, the many excellent treitises on the psychology of religion including Wm. James' Varieties of Religious Experience; the sacred literature of all peoples in various editions together with a voluminous theological exegesis, Church history and, finally, the history of dogma, especially the monumental work of von Harnack, -- all are contributing illustrative material to the Philosophy of Religion which became stimulated to scientific efforts through the positivism of Spencer, Huxley, Lewes, Tyndall, and others, and is still largely oriented by the progress in science, as may be seen, e.g., by the work of Emile Boutroux, S. Alexander (Space, Time and Deity), and A. N. Whitehead.

  "These two sets of three names each mean the same things. Visva or Virat=the Spirit of the external universe, Hiranyagarbha or Taijasa (the Luminous)=the Spirit in the inner planes, Prajna or Ishwara=the Superconscient Spirit, Master of all things and the highest Self on which all depends.” *Letters on Yoga

“These two sets of three names each mean the same things. Visva or Virat=the Spirit of the external universe, Hiranyagarbha or Taijasa (the Luminous)=the Spirit in the inner planes, Prajna or Ishwara=the Superconscient Spirit, Master of all things and the highest Self on which all depends.” Letters on Yoga

“These two sets of three names each mean the same things. Visva or Virat=the Spirit of the external universe, Hiranyagarbha or Taijasa (the Luminous)=theSpirit in the inner planes, Prajna or Ishwara=the Superconscient Spirit, Master of all things and the highest Self on which all depends.” Letters on Yoga

  "The Vedas are the oldest holy books of India, perhaps the oldest of such works in the world. They are the foundation of the Hindu religion. The hymns they contain, written in an old form of Sanskrit, are said to have been ‘revealed" to the Rishis and subsequently were transmitted orally from generation to generation. They continued to be so handed down even after they had been collected and arranged by Krishna Dwaipayana (Veda Vyasa). It is not known when they were committed to writing. The Vedas are four in number: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva. In reality the Rig-Veda is the Veda; many of its hymns occur with a different arrangement in the other three Vedas. According to some scholars, each Veda is divided into four parts: Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanisad. But generally the term ‘Veda" is reserved for the Samhita, the metrical hymns. (Dow)” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

“The Vedas are the oldest holy books of India, perhaps the oldest of such works in the world. They are the foundation of the Hindu religion. The hymns they contain, written in an old form of Sanskrit, are said to have been ‘revealed’ to the Rishis and subsequently were transmitted orally from generation to generation. They continued to be so handed down even after they had been collected and arranged by Krishna Dwaipayana (Veda Vyasa). It is not known when they were committed to writing. The Vedas are four in number: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharva. In reality the Rig-Veda is the Veda; many of its hymns occur with a different arrangement in the other three Vedas. According to somescholars, each Veda is divided into four parts: Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanisad. But generally the term ‘Veda’ is reserved for the Samhita, the metrical hymns. (Dow)” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

thorpe ::: n. --> A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp; -- now chiefly occurring in names of places and persons; as, Althorp, Mablethorpe.

Thus in ordinary numerical algebra and in real number theory, the symbols x, y, z are variables, while 0, 1, 3, -- 1/2, π, e are constants. In such mathematical contexts the term constant is often restricted to unambiguous (non-variable) names of numbeis. But such symbols as +, =, < may also be called constants, as denoting particular functions and relations.

tilde "character" "~" {ASCII} character 126. Common names are: {ITU-T}: tilde; squiggle; {twiddle}; not. Rare: approx; wiggle; {swung dash}; enyay; {INTERCAL}: sqiggle (sic). Used as {C}'s prefix {bitwise negation} {operator}; and in {Unix} {csh}, {GNU Emacs}, and elsewhere, to stand for the current user's {home directory}, or, when prefixed to a {login name}, for the given user's home directory. The "swung dash" or "approximation" sign is not quite the same as {tilde} in typeset material but the ASCII tilde serves for both (compare {angle brackets}). [Has anyone else heard this called "tidal" (as in wave)?] (1996-10-18)

Titan ::: “In Greek mythology, one of a family of gigantic beings, the twelve primordial children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth); also certain of the offspring of these Titans. The names of the twelve Titans, the ancestors of the Olympian gods, were Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetos, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, and Cronos. Cronos, the youngest of them, ruled the world after overthrowing and castrating Uranus. He swallowed each of his own children at birth but Zeus escaped. Cronos was made to vomit up the others (including Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, and Hades) and, after a protracted struggle, he and the other Titans were vanquished, all of them but Atlas imprisoned in Tartarus, and the reign of Zeus was established. More broadly, the word Titan may be applied to any being of a colossal force or grandiose and lawless self-assertion, or even to whatever is huge or mighty.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works.

titan ::: "In Greek mythology, one of a family of gigantic beings, the twelve primordial children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth); also certain of the offspring of these Titans. The names of the twelve Titans, the ancestors of the Olympian gods, were Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetos, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, and Cronos. Cronos, the youngest of them, ruled the world after overthrowing and castrating Uranus. He swallowed each of his own children at birth but Zeus escaped. Cronos was made to vomit up the others (including Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, and Hades) and, after a protracted struggle, he and the other Titans were vanquished, all of them but Atlas imprisoned in Tartarus, and the reign of Zeus was established. More broadly, the word Titan may be applied to any being of a colossal force or grandiose and lawless self-assertion, or even to whatever is huge or mighty.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works.

title ::: n. --> An inscription put over or upon anything as a name by which it is known.
The inscription in the beginning of a book, usually containing the subject of the work, the author&

topic map "information science" A collection of "topics", their relationships, and information sources. A topic map captures the subjects of which information sources speak, and the relationships between them, in a way that is implementation independent. A topic is a symbol within the computer that represents something in the world such as the play Hamlet, the playwright William Shakespeare, or the "authorship" relationship. Topics can have names. They can also have occurrences, that is, information resources that are considered to be relevant in some way to their subject. Topics can play roles in relationships. Thus, topics have three kinds of characteristics: names, sources, and roles played in relationships. The assignment of such characteristics is considered to be valid within a certain scope, or context. Topic maps can be merged. Merging can take place at the discretion of the user or application (at runtime), or may be indicated by the topic map's author at the time of its creation. (2003-07-19)

top-level domain "networking" The last and most significant component of an {Internet} {fully qualified domain name}, the part after the last ".". For example, {host} is in top-level domain "uk" (for United Kingdom). Every other country has its own top-level domain, including ".us" for the U.S.A. Within the .us domain, there are subdomains for the fifty states, each generally with a name identical to the state's postal abbreviation. These are rarely used however. Within the .uk domain, there is a subdomain for academic sites and a domain for commercial ones. Other top-level domains may be divided up in similar ways. In the US and some other countries, the following top-level domains are used much more widely than the country code: .com - commercial bodies .edu - educational institutions .gov - U. S. government .mil - U. S. armed services .net - network operators .org - other organisations Since the rapid commercialisation of the Internet in the 1990s the ".com" domain has become particularly heavily populated with every company trying to register its company name as a subdomain of .com, e.g. "" so as to make it easy for customers to guess or remember the {URL} of the comany's {home page}. United Nations entities use the domain names of the countries where they are located. The UN headquarters facility in New York City, for example, is Several new top-level domains are about to be added (Oct 1997): .nom - individual people .rec - recreational organisations .firm - businesses such as law, accounting, engineering .store - commercial retail companies .ent - entertainment facilities and organisations (1997-10-08)

tty "hardware" /tit'ee/ ({ITS} pronunciation, but some {Unix} people say it this way as well; this pronunciation is not considered to have sexual undertones), /T T Y/ 1. {teletypewriter}. 2. (Especially {Unix}) Any terminal at all; sometimes used to refer to the particular terminal controlling a given job (it is also the name of a Unix command which outputs the name of the current controlling terminal). 3. ({Unix}) Any {serial port}, whether or not the device connected to it is a terminal; so called because under Unix such devices have names of the form tty*. Ambiguity between senses 2 and 3 is common but seldom bothersome. 4. A {TDD}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-11-23)

UCS transformation format "standard, character" (UTF) A set of standard {character encodings} in accordance with {ISO 10646}. One of a set of standard character encodings, the most widely used of which are UTF-8, UTF-16, and UTF-32. The code tables in ISO 10646 and in the {Unicode} standard are identical, although the Unicode standard includes additional material. UTF-8 is the most widely used encoding, at least on {Unix} systems. Since it does not include any bytes like '\0' or '/' which have a special meaning in filenames and other {C} library function parameters, and 7-bit ASCII characters have the same encoding under both {ASCII} and UTF-8, the required changes to existing software are minimised. Other UTFs: UTF-1 and UTF-7 are not widely used. {UTF-8 and Unicode FAQ for Unix/Linux (

underscore "character" _, {ASCII} 95. Common names: {ITU-T}: underline; underscore; underbar; under. Rare: score; backarrow; skid; {INTERCAL}: flatworm. See also {left arrow}. (1995-03-06)

Uniform Resource Name "web" (URN, previously Uniform/Universal Resource Number) 1. Any {URI} which is not a {URL}. 2. A particular scheme which is currently (1991-4) under development by the {IETF}, which should provide for the resolution using {Internet} {protocols} of names which have a greater persistence than that currently associated with Internet {host} names or organisations (as used in {URLs}). Uniform Resource Names will be URI schemes that improve on URLs in reliability over time, including authenticity, replication, and high availability. When defined, a URN in sense 1 will be an example of a URN in sense 2. {(}. (2006-04-18)

Universal Resource Identifier "web" (URI, originally "UDI" in some {WWW} documents) The generic set of all names and addresses which are short strings which refer to objects (typically on the {Internet}). The most common kinds of URI are {URLs} and {relative URLs}. URIs are defined in {RFC 1630}. {W3 specification (}. (1997-07-16)

universe of discourse "artificial intelligence" In {ontology}, the set of all {entities} that can be represented in some {declarative language} or other {formal system}. Each entity is represented by a name and may have some human-readable description of its meaning. Formal {axioms} constrain the interpretation and well-formed use of these names. (2005-07-29)

user name "operating system, security" (Or "logon") A unique name for each user of computer services which can be accessed by several persons. Users need to identify themselves for accounting, {security}, logging, and {resource management}. Usually a person must also enter a {password} in order to access a service. Once the user has logged on the {operating system} will often use a (short) {user identifier}, e.g. an integer, to refer to them rather than their user name. User names can usually be any short string of alphanumeric characters. Common choices are first name, initials, or some combination of first name, last name, initials and an arbitrary number. User names are often assigned by {system administrators} according to some local policy, or they may be chosen by the users themselves. User names are often also used as {mailbox} names in {electronic mail} addresses. (1997-03-16)

ūta (panchabhuta) ::: the five bhūtas or "elements, as it is rendered, but rather elemental or essential conditions of material being to which are given the concrete names of earth [pr.thivi1], water [jala],fire [tejas or agni1], air [vayu1] and ether [akasa]". pañcapr ñcaprana

UTF-8 "character" (UCS transformation format 8) An {ASCII}-compatible multibyte {Unicode} and {UCS} encoding, used by {Java} and {Plan 9}. The {Unicode character} set occupies a 16-bit code space. The most obvious Unicode encoding (known as UCS-2) consists of a sequence of 16-bit words. Such strings can contain bytes like '\0' or '/' which have a special meaning in filenames and other {C} library function parameters. In addition, the majority of {Unix} tools expects ASCII files and can't read 16-bit words as characters without major modifications. For these reasons, UCS-2 is not a suitable external encoding of Unicode in filenames, text files, environment variables, etc. The {ISO 10646} {Universal Character Set} (UCS), a superset of Unicode, occupies a 31-bit code space and the obvious UCS-4 encoding for it (a sequence of 32-bit words) has the same problems. The UTF-8 encoding of Unicode and UCS avoids the problems of fixed-length Unicode encodings because an ASCII file encoded in UTF is exactly same as the original ASCII file and all non-ASCII characters are guaranteed to have the most significant bit set (bit 0x80). This means that normal tools for text searching etc. work as expected. UTF-8 is defined in {RFC 2279}. ["File System Safe UCS Transformation Format (FSS_UTF)", X/Open Preliminary Specification, X/Open Company Ltd., Document Number: P316. This information also appears in ISO/IEC 10646, Annex P]. {Plan 9 UTF manual entry (}. (1998-07-29)

utopia ::: n. --> An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See Utopia, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection.

Vaicountha ::: “A paradise of the Hindus; the heaven of Vishnu, sometimes described as on Mount Meru, at other times as in the ‘Northern Ocean’ of Puranic cosmology.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

"Vamana, the Dwarf, in Hindu mythology, one of the ten incarnations of Vishnu, born as a son of Kashyapa and Aditi. The titan King Bali had by his austerities acquired dominion of all the three worlds. To remedy this, Vishnu came to him in the form of a dwarf and begged of him as much land as he could step over in three paces. Bali complied. In two strides the dwarf covered heaven and earth, and with the third step, on Bali"s head, pushed him down to Patala, the infernal regions.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

“Vamana, the Dwarf, in Hindu mythology, one of the ten incarnations of Vishnu, born as a son of Kashyapa and Aditi. The titan King Bali had by his austerities acquired dominion of all the three worlds. To remedy this, Vishnu came to him in the form of a dwarf and begged of him as much land as he could step over in three paces. Bali complied. In two strides the dwarf covered heaven and earth, and with the third step, on Bali’s head, pushed him down to Patala, the infernal regions.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

vanity domain "networking" A {domain} you register for the sole purpose of having your own domain so you can have an easily remembered {URL} and {e-mail} address. The domain is usually served (often {vhost}ed) off someone else's machines. This is as opposed to a domain you register because you have machines of your own which are already on the Internet and which you want to make addressable via something other than {dot address}es. Whereas vanity domains were almost unheard-of in 1980s, since the invention and popularisation of the {Web} in the mid-1990s and the desire for {URLs} which consist only of memorable domain names (e.g., "") for everything from movies to car wax, vanity domains have come to be the rule instead of the exception. (1997-09-11)

varietas ::: n. --> A variety; -- used in giving scientific names, and often abbreviated to var.

various ::: a. --> Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.
Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.
Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.

vertical bar "character" The character "|", {ASCII} code 124. Common names: bar; or; or-bar; v-bar; pipe; vertical bar. Rare: {ITU-T}: vertical line; gozinta; thru; pipesinta; {INTERCAL}: spike. "Pipe", "gozinta", "thru" and "pipesinta" refer to the use of "|" in {Unix} shells to create a {pipe}. Some keyboards show both a solid vertical bar (code 124) and a broken vertical bar (code 166). [Does anyone call either kind of vertical bar "{pling}"? Other codes?] (1998-09-20)

VFAT "operating system" A standard developed by {Microsoft} to enable long file names on standard {FAT} {partitions}. VFAT suffers from all the drawbacks of FAT and adds more problems but moving to it is very easy. (1996-12-23)

Vicegerent ::: Conscious beings who will live with the awareness of the Names.

Vietnamese "human language" An Asian language that, like other {CJKV} languages, requires 16-bit {character encodings} but, unlike them, does not use {Han characters}. While normal Vietnamese has not used Han characters since the 18th century, the {standards} {TCVN 5773} and {TCVN 6056} contain Han characters and may be used by computers and academics. (2001-01-01)

Virat ::: “(Purusha) The universal or cosmic Soul; ‘God practical’; Lord of Waking-Life, who governs, preserves and maintains the sensible creation which Hiranyagarbha has shaped.” Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo’s Works

virat ::: "(Purusha) The universal or cosmic Soul; ‘God practical"; Lord of Waking-Life, who governs, preserves and maintains the sensible creation which Hiranyagarbha has shaped.” *Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works

virtual server "web" A configuration of a {web} {server} that appears to {clients} as an independent server but which is actually running on a computer that is shared by any number of other virtual servers. Each virtual server can be configured as an independent {website}, with its own {hostname}, content, and security settings. {DNS} maps the hostnames of all virtual servers on one physical server to its {IP address}. The web server software then uses the "Host" header in the {HTTP} request to determine which virtual server the request was for, and then processes the request using that virtual server's configuration. Virtual servers allow {Internet Service Providers} to share one computer between multiple {websites} while allowing the owner of each website to use and administer the server as though they had complete control. (2003-06-23)

visual programming language "language" (VPL) Any programming language that allows the user to specify a program in a two-(or more)-dimensionsional way. Conventional textual languages are not considered two-dimensional since the {compiler} or {interpreter} processes them as one-dimensional streams of characters. A VPL allows programming with visual expressions - spatial arrangements of textual and graphical symbols. VPLs may be further classified, according to the type and extent of visual expression used, into {icon}-based languages, {form}-based languages and {diagram languages}. {Visual programming environments} provide graphical or iconic elements which can be manipulated by the user in an interactive way according to some specific spatial grammar for program construction. A visually transformed language is a non-visual language with a superimposed visual representation. Naturally visual languages have an inherent visual expression for which there is no obvious textual equivalent. {Visual Basic}, {Visual C++} and the entire {Microsoft} Visual family are not, despite their names, visual programming languages. They are textual languages which use a graphical {GUI builder} to make programming interfaces easier. The user interface portion of the programming environment is visual, the languages are not. Because of the confusion caused by the multiple meanings of the term "{visual programming}", Fred Lakin has proposed the term "executable graphics" as an alternative to VPL. Some examples of visual programming languages are {Prograph}, {Pict}, {Tinkertoy}, {Fabrik}, {CODE 2.0} and {Hyperpascal}. {(}. {(}. {Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.lang.visual} (NOT for {Visual Basic} or {Visual C++}). (1995-02-10)

Vital plane ::: On the vital plane ( 1 ) never allow any fear to etilcc into you. Face all you meet and see in this world with detachment and courage. (2) Ask for protection before you sleep or meditate. Use our names when you are attacked or templed. (3) Do not indulge in this world in any kind of sym- pathy. (4) Do not allow any foreign personality to enter into you .

WAITS /wayts/ The mutant cousin of {TOPS-10} used on a handful of systems at {SAIL} up to 1990. There was never an "official" expansion of WAITS (the name itself having been arrived at by a rather sideways process), but it was frequently glossed as "West-coast Alternative to ITS". Though WAITS was less visible than ITS, there was frequent exchange of people and ideas between the two communities, and innovations pioneered at WAITS exerted enormous indirect influence. The early screen modes of {Emacs}, for example, were directly inspired by WAITS's "E" editor - one of a family of editors that were the first to do "real-time editing", in which the editing commands were invisible and where one typed text at the point of insertion/overwriting. The modern style of multi-region windowing is said to have originated there, and WAITS alumni at XEROX PARC and elsewhere played major roles in the developments that led to the XEROX Star, the Macintosh, and the Sun workstations. {Bucky bits} were also invented there thus, the ALT key on every IBM PC is a WAITS legacy. One notable WAITS feature seldom duplicated elsewhere was a news-wire interface that allowed WAITS hackers to read, store, and filter AP and UPI dispatches from their terminals; the system also featured a still-unusual level of support for what is now called "multimedia" computing, allowing analog audio and video signals to be switched to programming terminals. Ken Shoemake adds: Some administrative body told us we needed a name for the operating system, and that "SAIL" wouldn't do. (Up to that point I don't think it had an official name.) So the anarchic denizens of the lab proposed names and voted on them. Although I worked on the OS used by CCRMA folks (a parasitic subgroup), I was not writing WAITS code. Those who were, proposed "SAINTS", for (I think) Stanford AI New Time-sharing System. Thinking of ITS, and AI, and the result of many people using one machine, I proposed the name WAITS. Since I invented it, I can tell you without fear of contradiction that it had no official meaning. Nevertheless, the lab voted that as their favorite; upon which the disgruntled system programmers declared it the "Worst Acronym Invented for a Time-sharing System"! But it was in keeping with the creative approach to acronyms extant at the time, including self-referential ones. For me it was fun, if a little unsettling, to have an "acronym" that wasn't. I have no idea what the voters thought. :) [{Jargon File}] (2003-11-17)

wald ::: n. --> A forest; -- used as a termination of names. See Weald.

wazifa :::   repetition of names or attributes of Allah given as a practice prescribed to the murid; personal zikr

weald ::: n. --> A wood or forest; a wooded land or region; also, an open country; -- often used in place names.

website "web" (Or "web site") Any computer on the {Internet} running a {web server} process. A particular website is usually identified by the {hostname} part of a {URL}. Multiple hostnames may actually map to the same computer in which case they are known as "{virtual servers}". (2005-07-12)

::: "We have to face the future"s offer of death as well as its offer of life, and it need not alarm us, for it is by constant death to our old names and forms that we shall live most vitally in greater and newer forms and names.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“We have to face the future’s offer of death as well as its offer of life, and it need not alarm us, for it is by constant death to our old names and forms that we shall live most vitally in greater and newer forms and names.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

"When we see with the inner vision and sense and not with the physical eye a tree or other object, what we become aware of is an infinite one Reality constituting the tree or object, pervading its every atom and molecule, forming them out of itself, building the whole nature, process of becoming, operation of indwelling energy; all of these are itself, are this infinite, this Reality: we see it extending indivisibly and uniting all objects so that none is really separate from it or quite separate from other objects. ‘It stands," says the Gita, ‘undivided in beings and yet as if divided." Thus each object is that Infinite and one in essential being with all other objects that are also forms and names, — powers, numens, — of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

“When we see with the inner vision and sense and not with the physical eye a tree or other object, what we become aware of is an infinite one Reality constituting the tree or object, pervading its every atom and molecule, forming them out of itself, building the whole nature, process of becoming, operation of indwelling energy; all of these are itself, are this infinite, this Reality: we see it extending indivisibly and uniting all objects so that none is really separate from it or quite separate from other objects. ‘It stands,’ says the Gita, ‘undivided in beings and yet as if divided.’ Thus each object is that Infinite and one in essential being with all other objects that are also forms and names,—powers, numens,—of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

whinstone ::: n. --> A provincial name given in England to basaltic rocks, and applied by miners to other kind of dark-colored unstratified rocks which resist the point of the pick. -- for example, to masses of chert. Whin-dikes, and whin-sills, are names sometimes given to veins or beds of basalt.

whois An {Internet} directory service for looking up names of people on a remote server. Many servers respond to {TCP} queries on {port} 43, in a manner roughly analogous to the {DDN} {NIC} whois service described in {RFC} 954. Other sites provide this directory service via the {finger} {protocol} or accept queries by {electronic mail} for directory information. On {Unix} the client command is whois -h server_name person_name You can also type "telnet server_name 43" and then type the person's name on a separate line. For a list of whois servers, FTP/Gopher: Or whois -h whois-servers As the above command demonstrates, whois can find information about things other than users, e.g. domains, networks and hosts. See also {finger}, {X.500}, {white pages}.

wild card "operating system, programming, text" (From card games in which certain cards, often the joker, can act as any other card) A special character or character sequence which matches any character in a string comparison, like ellipsis ("...") in ordinary written text. In {Unix} filenames '?' matches any single character and '*' matches any zero or more characters. In {regular expressions}, '.' matches any one character and "[...]" matches any one of the enclosed characters. See also {Backus-Naur Form}. (1997-07-16)

Windows Internet Naming Service "networking" (WINS) Software which resolves {NetBIOS} names to {IP addresses}. [Details?] (1998-02-14)

woofer "jargon" (University of Waterloo) Some varieties of wide paper for printers have a perforation 8.5 inches from the left margin that allows the 3.5 inch excess on the right-hand side to be torn off when the print format is 80 columns or less wide. If done with sufficient aplomb this makes a sound like the "woof" of a dog. If the large part is the "woofer" then the small part must obviously be the "tweeter", following the names for the large and small cones in a hi-fi loudspeaker. These terms have been in use at Waterloo since 1972, but are unknown elsewhere. Compare {chad}. [{Jargon File}] (1997-03-21)

ygdrasyl ::: n. --> See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

YTalk Version: V3.0 Patch Level 1. "networking, tool" A multi-user chat program by Britt Yenne "". YTalk works almost exactly like the standard {Unix} {talk} program and even communicates with the same talk {daemon}(s), but YTalk supports multiple connections. Multiple user names may be given as command-line arguments, in the form "name

zero ::: Madhav: “Before existence, non-existence; before being, non-being. Before this manifestation of names and forms came to be, it was all a state of indefiniteness, a featureless Blank, as it were. There was simply the Unmanifest; it was an infinite Zero. But this was not an empty zero. It was contentful, holding in itself potentialities without end, immeasurable. And it was because this Nothing contained all in seed in its bosom that things could at all manifest from it.

zikr :::   lit., remembrance; reminder; the Sufi practice of repeating the Names of Allah

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1:the Most Beautiful Names." ~ ~ Binavi Badakhshan, (13th cent.) Sufi poet,
2:Prayer should bring us to an altar where no walls or names exist. ~ Rabia al-Adawiyya,
3:Deliver us, O Allah, from the Sea of Names. ~ Ibn Arabi, [T5],
4:Only those will enter whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life." ~ Revelation 21:27,
5:But call Him by what name you will; for to those who know, He is the possessor of all names. ~ Baha-ullah,
6:One cannot come to know the natures of things if he is still ignorant of their names. ~ Hugh of Saint Victor,
7:Simply meditating or repeating God's names, without any effort at rooting out the desires, will not do. ~ SWAMI PREMANANDA,
8:Our names are the light that glows on the sea waves at night and then dies without leaving its signature. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
9:Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
10:You will advance in whatever way you may meditate upon God or recite His holy names. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
11:Bhakti, Jnana, Yoga are names for Self Realization or mukti which is our real nature. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by day with Bhagavan,
12:In both waking and dream states thoughts, names and forms occur simultaneously. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
13:Many are His names and endless are the Lord's manifestations. As the devotee looks upon Him, so does He manifest Himself to Him. ~ Swami Virajananda
14:Mind is the great illusionist; the body is the City of Great Illusion; and names are its garments." ~ Hu Hai, (720-814) Chinese Zen master, Wikipedia.,
15:Many who have learned from Hesiod the countless names of gods and monsters never understand that night and day are one ~ Heraclitus,
16:But call Him by what name you will; for to those who know, He is the possessor of all names. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
17:Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Luke, 10:20,
18:The ego of the servant, the ego of the worshiper, and the ego of wisdom, vidya -- these are all names of the ripe ego. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
19:Just as fire is obscured by smoke, the shining light of consciousness is obscured by the assemblage of names & forms. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
20:As the same sugar may be made into various candy, so one sweet Divine Mother is worshiped in various ages under various names and forms. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
21:The motives that lead us to do anything might be arranged like the thirty-two winds and might be given names on the same pattern: for instance, "bread-bread-fame" or "fame-fame-bread." ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
22:Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through that you will realise Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
23:Faith and baptism are two kindred and inseparable ways of salvation: faith is perfected by baptism; baptism is established by faith, and both are completed by the use of the same names. ~ Saint Basil of Caesarea,
24:Q. What is the Light of Consciousness?
A: It is the self-luminous Existence-Consciousness which reveals to the Seer the world of names and forms both inside and outside.
   ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
25:The Divine is formless and nameless, but by that very reason capable of manifesting all possible names and shapes of being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti,
26:They sang Infinity's names and deathless powers
In metres that reflect the moving worlds,
Sight's sound-waves breaking from the soul's great deeps. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Quest,
27:Psychotherapy is what God has been secretly doing for centuries by other names; that is, he searches through our personal history and heals what needs to be healed - the wounds of childhood or our own self-inflicted wounds. ~ Thomas Keating,
28:Truth is one; only It is called by different names. All people are seeking the same Truth; the variance is due to climate, temperament, and name. There is only one Rāma and He has a thousand names. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
29:Many 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 realise Him.
   ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa,
30:One Thread Only
One thread, one thread only!
Warp and woof, quill and shuttle,
countless cloths and colors,
a thousand hanks and skeins with ten thousand names
ten thousand places.
But there is one thread only.
~ Bulleh Shah,
31:In that holy city, where perfect knowledge flows from the vision of almighty God, those who have no names may easily be known. But personal names are assigned to some to denote their ministry. Thus, Michael means "Who is like God".... ~ Gregory the Great,
32:We want spiritual ideals before us, we want enthusiastically to gather around grand spiritual names. Our heroes must be spiritual. Such a hero has been given to us in the person of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
33:[Adam and Eve] did not invent, but discovered the creatures' true names through loving recognition. In a time of environmental crisis, we need to be priestly in relation to the whole cosmos and reveal the wisdom within animals, birds, and plants. ~ Alison Milbank,
34:Names and forms are nothing but the manifestations of the power of Prakriti. Whatever names and forms you see are nothing but the manifestations of the power of ChitŚakti. Everything is the power of ChitŚakti-even meditation and he who meditates. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
35:To call up a demon you must learn its name. Men dreamed that, once, but now it is real in another way. You know that, Case. Your business is to learn the names of programs, the long formal names, names the owners seek to conceal. True names...
   ~ William Gibson, Neuromancer,
36:Fools or hypocrites! Meanest falsehood is this among mortals,
Veils of purity weaving, names misplacing ideal
When our desires we disguise and paint the lusts of our nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
37:Tell me, you whom my soul loves. This is how I address you, because your true name is above all other names; it is unutterable and incomprehensible to all rational creatures. And so the name I use for you is simply the statement of my soul's love for you.... ~ Saint Gregory of Nyssa,
38:Numerous are the names of the Ineffable and infinite the forms which lead towards Him. Under whatever name or in whatever form you desire to enter into relation with him, it is in that form and under that name that you will see Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
39:Numerous are the names of the Ineffable and infinite the forms which lead towards Him. Under whatever name or in whatever form you desire to enter into relation with him, it is in that form and under that name that you will see Him. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
40:It is not that Christ is superior to Allah, not that Allah is everything and Brahma is nothing, but it is the same one whom you call either Brahma or Allah, or Almighty, or by a hundred other names. The names are different but God is one and the same. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
41:Our souls travelling different paths have met in the ages
Each for its work and they cling for an hour to the names of affection,
Then Time's long waves bear them apart for new forms we shall know not, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
42:The members of the Brahmo Samaj sing the name of Hari. That is very good. Through earnest prayer one receives the grace of God and realizes Him. God can be realized by means of all paths. The same God is invoked by different names. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Ramakrishna,
43:Self-interest and self-concern are the focal points of the false. Your daily life vibrates between desire and fear. Watch it intently and you will see how the mind assumes innumerable names and shapes, like a river foaming between the boulders. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
44:In the language of the Vedic Rishis, as infinite Existence, Consciousness and Bliss are the three highest and hidden Names of the Nameless, so this Supermind is the fourth Name5 - fourth to That in its descent, fourth to us in our ascension. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Sevenfold Chord of Being,
45:That which Is, is only one.

Some call it Shakti, some Shiva, some Vishnu, some Jesus and some Allah.

People give it whatever names they like.

What does it matter if the names they give are different?

That which Is, is only One. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramana Jyoti Souvenir, 1969,
46:And so now, today, one cannot think of the greats-Kant, Hegel, Spinoza, Marx, Fichte, Freud, Nietzsche, Einstein, Schopenhauer, Leibniz, Schelling-the whole Germanic sphere-without thinking, at some point, of Auschwitz and Treblinka, Sobibor and Dachau, Bergen-Belsen and Chelmno. My God, they have names, as if they were human. ~ Ken Wilber, One Taste,
47:With writing as an ability to catch and manipulate names, the scribe was able to imprison the object and manipulate its very nature. The catching of names was considered a magical act in ancient societies so the ability to write was reserved for the clergy under the direct influence of gods of wisdom and magic such as Thoth. ~ Mage the Ascension, Order of Hermes,
48:Said [Hud]: 'You are already beset by loath some evils and by your Sustainer's condemnation! Do you argue with me about the [empty] names which you have invented - you and your forefathers - for which God has bestowed no warrant from on high? Wait, then, [for what will happen:] verily, I shall wait with you! ~ Quran, Al-A'raf (The Heights) 7:71,
49:The gods we worship write their names on our faces, be sure of that. And a man will worship something have no doubt about that, either. He may think that his tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of his heart, but it will out. That which dominates will determine his life and character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
50:As for those who have risen more high, they make no distinction between cause and effect, and those who, higher still in the eternal cities, dwell in the flowering gardens, know not cause nor effect, both are to them absolutely foreign, for, rapid as the lightning, they have passed the kingdom of Names and qualities and they dwell with the divine Essence. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
51:[Contemporary man] is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by 'powers' that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses.
   ~ Carl Jung,
52:    The faculty of knowledge of the Rishis was based on this subtle realisation. And this subtle realisation has its different levels, classifications and variations which the Vedic seers have termed Ila, Saraswati, Sarama and Dakshina. These four names have been plausibly interpreted as sruti (Revelation), smrti (Inspiration), bodhi (Intuition) and viveka (Discrimination). We are not going to probe further into the mystery. We just want to point out the difference between the outlook of the ancients and that of the moderns. ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, 08, 36.07 - An Introduction To The Vedas,
53:The Names of Allah are endless because they are known by what comes from them, and what comes from them is endless, even though they can be traced back to the limited roots which are the matrices of the Names or the presences of the Names. In reality, there is but one of the Names or the presences of the Names. In reality, there is but One Reality which assumes all these relations and aspects which are designated by the Divine Names. The Reality grants that each of the Names, which manifest themselves without end, has a reality by which it is distinguished from another Name. It is that reality by which it is distinguished which is the Name itself - not that which it shares. ~ Ibn Arabi,
54: But we now come to speak of the holy and sacred Pentacles and Sigils. Now these pentacles, are as it were certain holy signes preserving us from evil chances and events, and helping and assisting us to binde, exterminate, and drive away evil spirits, and alluring the good spirits, and reconciling them unto us. And these pentacles do consist either of Characters of the good spirits of the superiour order, or of sacred pictures of holy letters or revelations, with apt and fit versicles, which are composed either of Geometrical figures and holy names of God, according to the course and maner of many of them; or they are compounded of all of them, or very many of them mixt. ~ Agrippa, A Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy,
55:It is not one's self, but the band of the spirit's inner enemies that we have to discourage, expel, slay upon the altar of the growth of the spirit; these can be ruthlessly excised, whose names are desire, wrath, inequality, greed, attachment to outward pleasures and pains, the cohort of usurping demons that are the cause of the soul's errors and sufferings. These should be regarded not as part of oneself but as intruders and perverters of our self's real and diviner nature; these have to be sacrificed in the harsher sense of the word, whatever pain in going they may throw by reflection on the consciousness of the seeker.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Works, The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice [108-109],
56:The full recognition of this inner Guide, Master of the Yoga, lord, light, enjoyer and goal of all sacrifice and effort, is of the utmost importance in the path of integral perfection. It is immaterial whether he is first seen as an impersonal Wisdom, Love and Power behind all things, as an Absolute manifesting in the relative and attracting it, as one's highest Self and the highest Self of all, as a Divine Person within us and in the world, in one of his-or her-numerous forms and names or as the ideal which the mind conceives. In the end we perceive that he is all and more than all these things together. The mind's door of entry to the conception of him must necessarily vary according to the past evolution and the present nature.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 62,
57:Similarly, the existence of Allah has multiplicity and the many Names. It is this or that according to what appears from it of the universe which demands the realities of the Divine Names by its development. They are doubled by it and stand in opposition to the unity of multiplicity. It is one by source in respect to its essence, as the primal substance (hayûla) is a single source in respect to its essence, while it has many forms which it supports by its essence. It is the same with Allah through the forms of tajalli which are manifested from Him. So the locii of the tajalli are the forms of the universe, in spite of the intelligible unity (ahadiyya). Look at the excellence of this divine instruction which Allah gives by granting its recognition to whoever He wishes among His slaves. ~ Ibn Arabi,
58:Likewise, looking deep within the mind, in the very most interior part of the self, when the mind becomes very, very quiet, and one listens very carefully, in that infinite silence, the soul begins to whisper, and its feather-soft voice takes one far beyond what the mind could ever imagine, beyond anything rationality could possibly tolerate, beyond anything logic can endure. In its gentle whisperings, there are the faintest hints of infinite love, glimmers of a life that time forgot, flashes of a bliss that must not be mentioned, an infinite intersection where the mysteries of eternity breathe life into mortal time, where suffering and pain have forgotten how to pronounce their own names, this secret quiet intersection of time and the very timeless, an intersection called the soul. ~ Ken Wilber, Integral Psychology, p. 106.,
59:The Magician works in a Temple; the Universe, which is (be it remembered!) conterminous with himself. In this temple a Circle is drawn upon the floor for the limitation of his working. This circle is protected by divine names, the influences on which he relies to keep out hostile thoughts. Within the circle stands an Altar, the solid basis on which he works, the foundation of all. Upon the Altar are his Wand, Cup, Sword, and Pantacle, to represent his Will, his Understanding, his Reason, and the lower parts of his being, respectively. On the Altar, too, is a phial of Oil, surrounded by a Scourge, a Dagger, and a Chain, while above the Altar hangs a Lamp. The Magician wears a Crown, a single Robe, and a Lamen, and he bears a Book of Conjurations and a Bell.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick [54?],
60:11. The Ultimate Boon:The gods and goddesses then are to be understood as embodiments and custodians of the elixir of Imperishable Being but not themselves the Ultimate in its primary state. What the hero seeks through his intercourse with them is therefore not finally themselves, but their grace, i.e., the power of their sustaining substance. This miraculous energy-substance and this alone is the Imperishable; the names and forms of the deities who everywhere embody, dispense, and represent it come and go. This is the miraculous energy of the thunderbolts of Zeus, Yahweh, and the Supreme Buddha, the fertility of the rain of Viracocha, the virtue announced by the bell rung in the Mass at the consecration, and the light of the ultimate illumination of the saint and sage. Its guardians dare release it only to the duly proven. ~ Joseph Campbell,
61:Then the matter is as we have confirmed. So know that you are imagination and that which you perceive and of which you say, "It is not me" is also imagination. All of existence is imagination within imagination. True existence is Allah, the Real, in particular in respect to essence and source, not in respect to His Names, because the Names have two meanings. One meaning is His source which is the same as the "Named", and the other meaning is what it indicates and that by which the Name is separate from this other Name, and so distinct. The Ever-Forgiving is separate from the Manifest and the Hidden, and the First is distinct from the Last. Thus it is clear to you that each Name is the same as the other Name, and yet it is not the other Name. Inasmuch as the Name is the same, it is the Real, and inasmuch as it is not it, it is the imaginary Real which we discussed. ~ Ibn Arabi,
62:This third and unknown, this tertium quid, he names God; and by the word he means somewhat or someone who is the Supreme, the Divine, the Cause, the All, one of these things or all of them at once, the perfection or the totality of all that here is partial or imperfect, the absolute of all these myriad relativities, the Unknown by learning of whom the real secret of the known can become to him more and more intelligible. Man has tried to deny all these categories, - he has tried to deny his own real existence, he has tried to deny the real existence of the cosmos, he has tried to deny the real existence of God. But behind all these denials we see the same constant necessity of his attempt at knowledge; for he feels the need of arriving at a unity of these three terms, even if it can only be done by suppressing two of them or merging them in the other that is left.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
63:The matter of definition, I have said, is very important. I am not now speaking of nominal definitions, which for convenience merely give names to known objects. I am speaking of such definitions of phenomena as result from correct analysis of the phenomena. Nominal definitions are mere conveniences and are neither true nor false; but analytic definitions are definitive propositions and are true or else false. Let us dwell upon the matter a little more.
   In the illustration of the definitions of lightning, there were three; the first was the most mistaken and its application brought the most harm; the second was less incorrect and the practical results less bad; the third under the present conditions of our knowledge, was the "true one" and it brought the maximum benefit. This lightning illustration suggests the important idea of relative truth and relative falsehood-the idea, that is, of degrees of truth and degrees of falsehood. A definition may be neither absolutely true nor absolutely false; but of two definitions of the same thing' one of them may be truer or falser than the other. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity, 49,
64:If we regard the Powers of the Reality as so many Godheads, we can say that the Overmind releases a million Godheads into action, each empowered to create its own world, each world capable of relation, communication and interplay with the others.
There are in the Veda different formulations of the nature of the Gods: it is said they are all one Existence to which the sages give different names; yet each God is worshipped as if he by himself is that Existence, one who is all the other Gods together or contains them in his being; and yet again each is a separate Deity acting sometimes in unison with companion deities, sometimes separately, sometimes even in apparent opposition to other Godheads of the same Existence. In the Supermind all this would be held together as a harmonised play of the one Existence; in the Overmind each of these three conditions could be a separate action or basis of action and have its own principle of development and consequences and yet each keep the power to combine with the others in a more composite harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Supermind Mind and the Overmind Maya,
65:Directly on awakening, preferably at dawn, the initiate goes to the place of invocation. Figuring to himself as he goes that being born anew each day brings with it the chance of greater rebirth, first he banishes the temple of his mind by ritual or by some magical trance. Then he unveils some token or symbol or sigil which represents to him the Holy Guardian Angel. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him. Next he invokes an image of the Angel into his minds eye. It may be considered as a luminous duplicate of ones own form standing in front of or behind one, or simply as a ball of brilliant light above ones head. Then he formulates his aspirations in what manner he will, humbling himself in prayer or exalting himself in loud proclamation as his need be. The best form of this invocation is spoken spontaneously from the heart, and if halting at first, will prove itself in time. He is aiming to establish a set of ideas and images which correspond to the nature of his genius, and at the same time receive inspiration from that source. As the magician begins to manifest more of his true will, the Augoeides will reveal images, names, and spiritual principles by which it can be drawn into greater manifestation.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
66:The sadhaka of the integral Yoga will make use of all these aids according to his nature; but it is necessary that he should shun their limitations and cast from himself that exclusive tendency of egoistic mind which cries, "My God, my Incarnation, my Prophet, my Guru," and opposes it to all other realisation in a sectarian or a fanatical spirit. All sectarianism, all fanaticism must be shunned; for it is inconsistent with the integrity of the divine realisation.
   On the contrary, the sadhaka of the integral Yoga will not be satisfied until he has included all other names and forms of Deity in his own conception, seen his own Ishta Devata in all others, unified all Avatars in the unity of Him who descends in the Avatar, welded the truth in all teachings into the harmony of the Eternal Wisdom.
   Nor should he forget the aim of these external aids which is to awaken his soul to the Divine within him. Nothing has been finally accomplished if that has not been accomplished. It is not sufficient to worship Krishna, Christ or Buddha without, if there is not the revealing and the formation of the Buddha, the Christ or Krishna in ourselves. And all other aids equally have no other purpose; each is a bridge between man's unconverted state and the revelation of the Divine within him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
67:The Particular Necessity for Practice
The second part discusses "the particular necessity for practice."
Through the power of the yoga of speech, the stains that obscure the mind are removed. Once this happens, speech reaches its full potential. It is like discovering the true nature of your speech for the very first time.
To activate the yoga of speech, summon the primordial wisdom deities by calling their names. Just as calling someone's name naturally causes that person to draw closer to you, in the same way calling the wisdom deities by name brings them nearer to you.
They come to see what you want.
This does not mean the wisdom deities will not come if you do not call them. They could come even if you did not call their names.
You call their names-which is what you are doing when you recite mantras-because their names express their actual nature. A quote from the Dorje Kur (rDo rje gur) scripture reads: "To directly perceive the buddhas, bodhisattvas, dakinis and your own consort, get their attention by calling their names and invite them to come." Reciting the deity's name over and over purifies obscurations of speech and establishes the cause of vajra speech.
This cause produces the condition that averts adverse conditions.
The speech of the wisdom deities and your own speech will become the same-vajra speech. ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche, Generating the Deity,
The Actual Practice:The Yoga of Meditative Equipoise
Part II

The Yoga of the Speech Recitation
The next section explains the yoga of vajra recitation in seven parts:
(1) general understanding, (2) the particular necessity for practice, (3) the actual nature of the recitation, (4) different types of recitation, (5) the manner of reciting the mantra, (6) number of recitations and (7) activity upon completion.
General Understanding
A general understanding of the yoga of vajra recitation is approached by considering the object that needs to be purified by the yoga, the means of purification and the result. The object that needs to be purified through the yoga of speech is the habit of perceiving all sounds-names, words, syllables and anything that is spoken-as merely ordinary sounds with ordinary meanings.
Simply stated, the object to purify is your present, obscured experience of speech and the habitual instincts that accompany it.
The practice of mantra recitation purifies this impure experience and results in pure, vajra-like speech. One achieves the Sambhogakaya and becomes imbued with the sixty qualities of the Buddha's speech. All of one's words become pleasing, meaningful and helpful. The means of purification is to recite the mantra, the pure sounds which the buddhas have given to us, over and over until they are like a spinning wheel of sound. ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche, Generating the DeityZ,
69:38 - Strange! The Germans have disproved the existence of Christ; yet his crucifixion remains still a greater historic fact than the death of Caesar. - Sri Aurobindo.

To what plane of consciousness did Christ belong?

In the Essays on the Gita Sri Aurobindo mentions the names of three Avatars, and Christ is one of them. An Avatar is an emanation of the Supreme Lord who assumes a human body on earth.

I heard Sri Aurobindo himself say that Christ was an emanation of the Lord's aspect of love.

The death of Caesar marked a decisive change in the history of Rome and the countries dependent on her. It was therefore an important event in the history of Europe.

But the death of Christ was the starting-point of a new stage in the evolution of human civilisation. This is why Sri Aurobindo tells us that the death of Christ was of greater historical significance, that is to say, it has had greater historical consequences than the death of Caesar. The story of Christ, as it has been told, is the concrete and dramatic enactment of the divine sacrifice: the Supreme Lord, who is All-Light, All-Knowledge, All-Power, All-Beauty, All-Love, All-Bliss, accepting to assume human ignorance and suffering in matter, in order to help men to emerge from the falsehood in which they live and because of which they die.

16 June 1960 ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms, volume-10, page no.61-62),
   Mother, in your symbol the twelve petals signify the twelve inner planes, don't they?

It signifies anything one wants, you see. Twelve: that's the number of Aditi, of Mahashakti. So it applies to everything; all her action has twelve aspects. There are also her twelve virtues, her twelve powers, her twelve aspects, and then her twelve planes of manifestation and many other things that are twelve; and the symbol, the number twelve is in itself a symbol. It is the symbol of manifestation, double perfection, in essence and in manifestation, in the creation.

   What are the twelve aspects, Sweet Mother?

Ah, my child, I have described this somewhere, but I don't remember now. For it is always a choice, you see; according to what one wants to say, one can choose these twelve aspects or twelve others, or give them different names. The same aspect can be named in different ways. This does not have the fixity of a mental theory. (Silence)
   According to the angle from which one sees the creation, one day I may describe twelve aspects to you; and then another day, because I have shifted my centre of observation, I may describe twelve others, and they will be equally true.
   (To Vishwanath) Is it the wind that's producing this storm? It is very good for a dramatic stage-effect.... The traitor is approaching in the night... yes? We are waiting for some terrible deed....
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, 395,
71:On a thousand bridges and paths they shall throng to the future, and ever more war and inequality shall divide them: thus does my great love make me speak.

In their hostilities they shall become inventors of images and ghosts, and with their images and ghosts they shall yet fight the highest fight against one another. Good and evil, and rich and poor, and high and low, and all the names of values-arms shall they be and clattering signs that life must overcome itself again and again.

Life wants to build itself up into the heights with pillars and steps; it wants to look into vast distances and out toward stirring beauties: therefore it requires height. And because it requires height, it requires steps and contradiction among the steps and the climbers.

Life wants to climb and to overcome itself climbing.

And behold, my friends: here where the tarantula has its hole, the ruins of an ancient temple rise; behold it with enlightened eyes Verily, the man who once piled his thoughts to the sky in these stones-he, like the wisest, knew the secret of all life. That struggle and inequality are present even in beauty, and also war for power and more power: that is what he teaches us here in the plainest parable. How divinely vault and arches break through each other in a wrestling match; how they strive against each other with light and shade, the godlike strivers-with such assurance and beauty let us be enemies too, my friends Let us strive against one another like gods. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, trans. Fred Kaufmann,
72:the ruthless sacrifice ::: The vulgar conception of sacrifice is an act of painful self-immolation, austere self-mortification, difficult self-effacement; this kind of sacrifice may go even as far as self-mutilation and self-torture. These things may be temporarily necessary in man's hard endeavor to exceed his natural self; if the egoism in his nature is violent and obstinate, it has to be met sometimes by an answering strong internal repression and counterbalancing violence. But the Gita discourages any excess of violence done to oneself; for the self within is really the Godhead evolving, it is Krishna, the Divine; it has not to be troubled and tortured as the Titans of the world trouble and torture it, but to be increased, fostered, cherished, luminously opened to a divine light and strength and joy and wideness. It is not one's self, but the band of the spirit's inner enemies that we have to discourage, expel, slay upon the alter of the growth of the spirit; these can be ruthlessly excised, whose names are desire, wrath, inequality, greed, attachment to outward pleasures and pains, the cohort of usurping demons that are the cause of the soul's errors and sufferings. These should be regarded not as part of oneself but as intruders and perverters of our self's real and diviner nature; these have to be sacrificed in the harsher sense of the word, whatever pain in going they may thrown by reflection on the consciousness of the seeker.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Sacrifice, The Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice,
73:Thought's long far-circling journey touched its close
And ineffective paused the actor Will.
The symbol modes of being helped no more,
The structures Nescience builds collapsing failed,
All glory of outline, sweetness of harmony,
Rejected like a grace of trivial notes,
Expunged from Being's silence nude, austere,
Died into a fine and blissful Nothingness.
The Demiurges lost their names and forms,
The great schemed worlds that they had planned and wrought
Passed, taken and abolished one by one.
The universe removed its coloured veil,
And at the unimaginable end
Of the huge riddle of created things
Appeared the far-seen Godhead of the whole,
His feet firm-based on Life's stupendous wings,
Omnipotent, a lonely seer of Time,
Inward, inscrutable, with diamond gaze.
Attracted by the unfathomable regard
The unsolved slow cycles to their fount returned
To rise again from that invisible sea.
All from his puissance born was now undone;
Nothing remained the cosmic Mind conceives.
Eternity prepared to fade and seemed
A hue and imposition on the Void,
Space was the fluttering of a dream that sank
Before its ending into Nothing's deeps.
The spirit that dies not and the Godhead's self
Seemed myths projected from the Unknowable;
From It all sprang, in It is called to cease.
But what That was, no thought nor sight could tell.
Only a formless Form of self was left,
A tenuous ghost of something that had been,
The last experience of a lapsing wave ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 3:1,
74:He continuously reflected on her image and attributes, day and night. His bhakti was such that he could not stop thinking of her. Eventually, he saw her everywhere and in everything. This was his path to illumination.

   He was often asked by people: what is the way to the supreme? His answer was sharp and definite: bhakti yoga. He said time and time again that bhakti yoga is the best sadhana for the Kali Yuga (Dark Age) of the present.

   His bhakti is illustrated by the following statement he made to a disciple:

   To my divine mother I prayed only for pure love.
At her lotus feet I offered a few flowers and I prayed:

   Mother! here is virtue and here is vice;
   Take them both from me.
   Grant me only love, pure love for Thee.
   Mother! here is knowledge and here is ignorance;
   Take them both from me.
   Grant me only love, pure love for Thee.
   Mother! here is purity and impurity;
   Take them both from me.
   Grant me only love, pure love for Thee.

Ramakrishna, like Kabir, was a practical man.
He said: "So long as passions are directed towards the world and its objects, they are enemies. But when they are directed towards a deity, then they become the best of friends to man, for they take him to illumination. The desire for worldly things must be changed into longing for the supreme; the anger which you feel for fellow man must be directed towards the supreme for not manifesting himself to you . . . and so on, with all other emotions. The passions cannot be eradicated, but they can be turned into new directions."

   A disciple once asked him: "How can one conquer the weaknesses within us?" He answered: "When the fruit grows out of the flower, the petals drop off themselves. So when divinity in you increases, the weaknesses of human nature will vanish of their own accord." He emphasized that the aspirant should not give up his practices. "If a single dive into the sea does not bring you a pearl, do not conclude that there are no pearls in the sea. There are countless pearls hidden in the sea.

   So if you fail to merge with the supreme during devotional practices, do not lose heart. Go on patiently with the practices, and in time you will invoke divine grace." It does not matter what form you care to worship. He said: "Many are the names of the supreme and infinite are the forms through which he may be approached. In whatever name and form you choose to worship him, through that he will be realized by you." He indicated the importance of surrender on the path of bhakti when he said:

   ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati, A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya,
75:If the Divine that is all love is the source of the creation, whence have come all the evils abounding upon earth?"

   "All is from the Divine; but the One Consciousness, the Supreme has not created the world directly out of itself; a Power has gone out of it and has descended through many gradations of its workings and passed through many agents. There are many creators or rather 'formateurs', form-makers, who have presided over the creation of the world. They are intermediary agents and I prefer to call them 'Formateurs' and not 'Creators'; for what they have done is to give the form and turn and nature to matter. There have been many, and some have formed things harmonious and benignant and some have shaped things mischievous and evil. And some too have been distorters rather than builders, for they have interfered and spoiled what was begun well by others." - Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (30 June 1929)

   You say, "Many creators or rather 'formateurs', formmakers, have presided over the creation of the world." Who are these 'formateurs'?

   That depends. They have been given many names. All has been done by gradations and through individual beings of all kinds. Each state of being is inhabited by entities, individualities and personalities and each one has created a world around him or has contributed to the formation of certain beings upon earth. The last creators are those of the vital world, but there are beings of the Overmind (Sri Aurobindo calls this plane the Overmind), who have created, given forms, sent out emanations, and these emanations again had their emanations and so on. What I meant is that it is not the Divine Will that acted directly on Matter to give to the world the required form, it is by passing through layers, so to say, planes of the world, as for example, the mental plane - there are so many beings on the mental plane who are form-makers, who have taken part in the formation of some beings who have incarnated upon earth. On the vital plane also the same thing happens.

   For example, there is a tradition which says that the whole world of insects is the outcome of the form-makers of the vital world, and that this is why they take such absolutely diabolical shapes when they are magnified under the microscope. You saw the other day, when you were shown the microbes in water? Naturally the pictures were made to amuse, to strike the imagination, but they are based on real forms, so magnified, however, that they look like monsters. Almost the whole world of insects is a world of microscopic monsters which, had they been larger in size, would have been quite terrifying. So it is said these are entities of the vital world, beings of the vital who created that for fun and amused themselves forming all these impossible beasts which make human life altogether unpleasant.

   Did these intermediaries also come out of the Divine Power?
   Through intermediaries, yes, not directly. These beings are not in direct contact with the Divine (there are exceptions, I mean as a general rule), they are beings who are in relation with other beings, who are again in relation with others, and these with still others, and so on, in a hierarchy, up to the Supreme.(to be continued....) ~ The Mother, Question and Answers,
76:(Novum Organum by Francis Bacon.)
   34. "Four species of idols beset the human mind, to which (for distinction's sake) we have assigned names, calling the first Idols of the Tribe, the second Idols of the Den, the third Idols of the Market, the fourth Idols of the Theatre.
   40. "The information of notions and axioms on the foundation of true induction is the only fitting remedy by which we can ward off and expel these idols. It is, however, of great service to point them out; for the doctrine of idols bears the same relation to the interpretation of nature as that of the confutation of sophisms does to common logic.
   41. "The idols of the tribe are inherent in human nature and the very tribe or race of man; for man's sense is falsely asserted to be the standard of things; on the contrary, all the perceptions both of the senses and the mind bear reference to man and not to the Universe, and the human mind resembles these uneven mirrors which impart their own properties to different objects, from which rays are emitted and distort and disfigure them.
   42. "The idols of the den are those of each individual; for everybody (in addition to the errors common to the race of man) has his own individual den or cavern, which intercepts and corrupts the light of nature, either from his own peculiar and singular disposition, or from his education and intercourse with others, or from his reading, and the authority acquired by those whom he reverences and admires, or from the different impressions produced on the mind, as it happens to be preoccupied and predisposed, or equable and tranquil, and the like; so that the spirit of man (according to its several dispositions), is variable, confused, and, as it were, actuated by chance; and Heraclitus said well that men search for knowledge in lesser worlds, and not in the greater or common world.
   43. "There are also idols formed by the reciprocal intercourse and society of man with man, which we call idols of the market, from the commerce and association of men with each other; for men converse by means of language, but words are formed at the will of the generality, and there arises from a bad and unapt formation of words a wonderful obstruction to the mind. Nor can the definitions and explanations with which learned men are wont to guard and protect themselves in some instances afford a complete remedy-words still manifestly force the understanding, throw everything into confusion, and lead mankind into vain and innumerable controversies and fallacies.
   44. "Lastly, there are idols which have crept into men's minds from the various dogmas of peculiar systems of philosophy, and also from the perverted rules of demonstration, and these we denominate idols of the theatre: for we regard all the systems of philosophy hitherto received or imagined, as so many plays brought out and performed, creating fictitious and theatrical worlds. Nor do we speak only of the present systems, or of the philosophy and sects of the ancients, since numerous other plays of a similar nature can be still composed and made to agree with each other, the causes of the most opposite errors being generally the same. Nor, again, do we allude merely to general systems, but also to many elements and axioms of sciences which have become inveterate by tradition, implicit credence, and neglect. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
77:In our world error is continually the handmaid and pathfinder of Truth; for error is really a half-truth that stumbles because of its limitations; often it is Truth that wears a disguise in order to arrive unobserved near to its goal. Well, if it could always be, as it has been in the great period we are leaving, the faithful handmaid, severe, conscientious, clean-handed, luminous within its limits, a half-truth and not a reckless and presumptuous aberration.
   A certain kind of Agnosticism is the final truth of all knowledge. For when we come to the end of whatever path, the universe appears as only a symbol or an appearance of an unknowable Reality which translates itself here into different systems of values, physical values, vital and sensational values, intellectual, ideal and spiritual values. The more That becomes real to us, the more it is seen to be always beyond defining thought and beyond formulating expression. "Mind attains not there, nor speech."3 And yet as it is possible to exaggerate, with the Illusionists, the unreality of the appearance, so it is possible to exaggerate the unknowableness of the Unknowable. When we speak of It as unknowable, we mean, really, that It escapes the grasp of our thought and speech, instruments which proceed always by the sense of difference and express by the way of definition; but if not knowable by thought, It is attainable by a supreme effort of consciousness. There is even a kind of Knowledge which is one with Identity and by which, in a sense, It can be known. Certainly, that Knowledge cannot be reproduced successfully in the terms of thought and speech, but when we have attained to it, the result is a revaluation of That in the symbols of our cosmic consciousness, not only in one but in all the ranges of symbols, which results in a revolution of our internal being and, through the internal, of our external life. Moreover, there is also a kind of Knowledge through which That does reveal itself by all these names and forms of phenomenal existence which to the ordinary intelligence only conceal It. It is this higher but not highest process of Knowledge to which we can attain by passing the limits of the materialistic formula and scrutinising Life, Mind and Supermind in the phenomena that are characteristic of them and not merely in those subordinate movements by which they link themselves to Matter.
   The Unknown is not the Unknowable; it need not remain the unknown for us, unless we choose ignorance or persist in our first limitations. For to all things that are not unknowable, all things in the universe, there correspond in that universe faculties which can take cognisance of them, and in man, the microcosm, these faculties are always existent and at a certain stage capable of development. We may choose not to develop them; where they are partially developed, we may discourage and impose on them a kind of atrophy. But, fundamentally, all possible knowledge is knowledge within the power of humanity. And since in man there is the inalienable impulse of Nature towards self-realisation, no struggle of the intellect to limit the action of our capacities within a determined area can for ever prevail. When we have proved Matter and realised its secret capacities, the very knowledge which has found its convenience in that temporary limitation, must cry to us, like the Vedic Restrainers, 'Forth now and push forward also in other fields.'
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
   "The beings who were always appearing and speaking to Jeanne d'Arc would, if seen by an Indian, have quite a different appearance; for when one sees, one projects the forms of one's mind.... You have the vision of one in India whom you call the Divine Mother; the Catholics say it is the Virgin Mary, and the Japanese call it Kwannon, the Goddess of Mercy; and others would give other names. It is the same force, the same power, but the images made of it are different in different faiths." Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (21 April 1929)

And then? You are not very talkative today! Is that all?

   You say that "each person has his own world of dreamimagery peculiar to himself." Ibid.

Each individual has his own way of expressing, thinking, speaking, feeling, understanding. It is the combination of all these ways of being that makes the individual. That is why everyone can understand only according to his own nature. As long as you are shut up in your own nature, you can know only what is in your consciousness. All depends upon the height of the nature of your consciousness. Your world is limited to what you have in your consciousness. If you have a very small consciousness, you will understand only a few things. When your consciousness is very vast, universal, only then will you understand the world. If the consciousness is limited to your little ego, all the rest will escape you.... There are people whose brain and consciousness are smaller than a walnut. You know that a walnut resembles the brain; well these people look at things and don't understand them. They can understand nothing else except what is in direct contact with their senses. For them only what they taste, what they see, hear, touch has a reality, and all the rest simply does not exist, and they accuse us of speaking fancifully! "What I cannot touch does not exist", they say. But the only answer to give them is: "It does not exist for you, but there's no reason why it shouldn't exist for others." You must not insist with these people, and you must not forget that the smaller they are the greater is the audacity in their assertions.

   One's cocksureness is in proportion to one's unconsciousness; the more unconscious one is, the more is one sure of oneself. The most foolish are always the most vain. Your stupidity is in proportion to your vanity. The more one knows... In fact, there is a time when one is quite convinced that one knows nothing at all. There's not a moment in the world which does not bring something new, for the world is perpetually growing. If one is conscious of that, one has always something new to learn. But one can become conscious of it only gradually. One's conviction that one knows is in direct proportion to one's ignorance and stupidity.

   Mother, have the scientists, then, a very small consciousness?

Why? All scientists are not like that. If you meet a true scientist who has worked hard, he will tell you: "We know nothing. What we know today is nothing beside what we shall know tomorrow. This year's discoveries will be left behind next year." A real scientist knows very well that there are many more things he doesn't know than those he knows. And this is true of all branches of human activity. I have never met a scientist worthy of the name who was proud. I have never met a man of some worth who has told me: "I know everything." Those I have seen have always confessed: "In short, I know nothing." After having spoken of all that he has done, all that he has achieved, he tells you very quietly: "After all, I know nothing." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, [T8],
   Evocation is the art of dealing with magical beings or entities by various acts which create or contact them and allow one to conjure and command them with pacts and exorcism. These beings have a legion of names drawn from the demonology of many cultures: elementals, familiars, incubi, succubi, bud-wills, demons, automata, atavisms, wraiths, spirits, and so on. Entities may be bound to talismans, places, animals, objects, persons, incense smoke, or be mobile in the aether. It is not the case that such entities are limited to obsessions and complexes in the human mind. Although such beings customarily have their origin in the mind, they may be budded off and attached to objects and places in the form of ghosts, spirits, or "vibrations," or may exert action at a distance in the form of fetishes, familiars, or poltergeists. These beings consist of a portion of Kia or the life force attached to some aetheric matter, the whole of which may or may not be attached to ordinary matter.

   Evocation may be further defined as the summoning or creation of such partial beings to accomplish some purpose. They may be used to cause change in oneself, change in others, or change in the universe. The advantages of using a semi-independent being rather than trying to effect a transformation directly by will are several: the entity will continue to fulfill its function independently of the magician until its life force dissipates. Being semi-sentient, it can adapt itself to a task in that a non-conscious simple spell cannot. During moments of the possession by certain entities the magician may be the recipient of inspirations, abilities, and knowledge not normally accessible to him.

   Entities may be drawn from three sources - those which are discovered clairvoyantly, those whose characteristics are given in grimoires of spirits and demons, and those which the magician may wish to create himself.

   In all cases establishing a relationship with the spirit follows a similar process of evocation. Firstly the attributes of the entity, its type, scope, name, appearance and characteristics must be placed in the mind or made known to the mind. Automatic drawing or writing, where a stylus is allowed to move under inspiration across a surface, may help to uncover the nature of a clairvoyantly discovered being. In the case of a created being the following procedure is used: the magician assembles the ingredients of a composite sigil of the being's desired attributes. For example, to create an elemental to assist him with divination, the appropriate symbols might be chosen and made into a sigil such as the one shown in figure 4.

   A name and an image, and if desired, a characteristic number can also be selected for the elemental.

   Secondly, the will and perception are focused as intently as possible (by some gnostic method) on the elemental's sigils or characteristics so that these take on a portion of the magician's life force and begin autonomous existence. In the case of preexisting beings, this operation serves to bind the entity to the magician's will.

   This is customarily followed by some form of self-banishing, or even exorcism, to restore the magician's consciousness to normal before he goes forth.

   An entity of a low order with little more than a singular task to perform can be left to fulfill its destiny with no further interference from its master. If at any time it is necessary to terminate it, its sigil or material basis should be destroyed and its mental image destroyed or reabsorbed by visualization. For more powerful and independent beings, the conjuration and exorcism must be in proportion to the power of the ritual which originally evoked them. To control such beings, the magicians may have to re-enter the gnostic state to the same depth as before in order to draw their power. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
80:Although a devout student of the Bible, Paracelsus instinctively adopted the broad patterns of essential learning, as these had been clarified by Pythagoras of Samos and Plato of Athens. Being by nature a mystic as well as a scientist, he also revealed a deep regard for the Neoplatonic philosophy as expounded by Plotinus, Iamblichus, and Proclus. Neo­platonism is therefore an invaluable aid to the interpretation of the Paracelsian doctrine.
   Paracelsus held that true knowledge is attained in two ways, or rather that the pursuit of knowledge is advanced by a two-fold method, the elements of which are completely interdependent. In our present terminology, we can say that these two parts of method are intuition and experience. To Paracelsus, these could never be divided from each other.
   The purpose of intuition is to reveal certain basic ideas which must then be tested and proven by experience. Experience, in turn, not only justifies intuition, but contributes certain additional knowledge by which the impulse to further growth is strengthened and developed. Paracelsus regarded the separation of intuition and experience to be a disaster, leading inevitably to greater error and further disaster. Intuition without experience allows the mind to fall into an abyss of speculation without adequate censorship by practical means. Experience without intuition could never be fruitful because fruitfulness comes not merely from the doing of things, but from the overtones which stimulate creative thought. Further, experience is meaningless unless there is within man the power capable of evaluating happenings and occurrences. The absence of this evaluating factor allows the individual to pass through many kinds of experiences, either misinterpreting them or not inter­ preting them at all. So Paracelsus attempted to explain intuition and how man is able to apprehend that which is not obvious or apparent. Is it possible to prove beyond doubt that the human being is capable of an inward realization of truths or facts without the assistance of the so-called rational faculty?
   According to Paracelsus, intuition was possible because of the existence in nature of a mysterious substance or essence-a universal life force. He gave this many names, but for our purposes, the simplest term will be appropriate. He compared it to light, further reasoning that there are two kinds of light: a visible radiance, which he called brightness, and an invisible radiance, which he called darkness. There is no essential difference between light and darkness. There is a dark light, which appears luminous to the soul but cannot be sensed by the body. There is a visible radiance which seems bright to the senses, but may appear dark to the soul. We must recognize that Paracelsus considered light as pertaining to the nature of being, the total existence from which all separate existences arise. Light not only contains the energy needed to support visible creatures, and the whole broad expanse of creation, but the invisible part of light supports the secret powers and functions of man, particularly intuition. Intuition, therefore, relates to the capacity of the individual to become attuned to the hidden side of life. By light, then, Paracelsus implies much more than the radiance that comes from the sun, a lantern, or a candle. To him, light is the perfect symbol, emblem, or figure of total well-being. Light is the cause of health. Invisible light, no less real if unseen, is the cause of wisdom. As the light of the body gives strength and energy, sustaining growth and development, so the light of the soul bestows understanding, the light of the mind makes wisdom possible, and the light of the spirit confers truth. Therefore, truth, wisdom, understanding, and health are all manifesta­ tions or revelations ot one virtue or power. What health is to the body, morality is to the emotions, virtue to the soul, wisdom to the mind, and reality to the spirit. This total content of living values is contained in every ray of visible light. This ray is only a manifestation upon one level or plane of the total mystery of life. Therefore, when we look at a thing, we either see its objective, physical form, or we apprehend its inner light Everything that lives, lives in light; everything that has an existence, radiates light. All things derive their life from light, and this light, in its root, is life itself. This, indeed, is the light that lighteth every man who cometh into the world. ~ Manly P Hall, Paracelsus,
81:The ancient Mesopotamians and the ancient Egyptians had some very interesting, dramatic ideas about that. For example-very briefly-there was a deity known as Marduk. Marduk was a Mesopotamian deity, and imagine this is sort of what happened. As an empire grew out of the post-ice age-15,000 years ago, 10,000 years ago-all these tribes came together. These tribes each had their own deity-their own image of the ideal. But then they started to occupy the same territory. One tribe had God A, and one tribe had God B, and one could wipe the other one out, and then it would just be God A, who wins. That's not so good, because maybe you want to trade with those people, or maybe you don't want to lose half your population in a war. So then you have to have an argument about whose God is going to take priority-which ideal is going to take priority.

What seems to happen is represented in mythology as a battle of the gods in celestial space. From a practical perspective, it's more like an ongoing dialog. You believe this; I believe this. You believe that; I believe this. How are we going to meld that together? You take God A, and you take God B, and maybe what you do is extract God C from them, and you say, 'God C now has the attributes of A and B.' And then some other tribes come in, and C takes them over, too. Take Marduk, for example. He has 50 different names, at least in part, of the subordinate gods-that represented the tribes that came together to make the civilization. That's part of the process by which that abstracted ideal is abstracted. You think, 'this is important, and it works, because your tribe is alive, and so we'll take the best of both, if we can manage it, and extract out something, that's even more abstract, that covers both of us.'

I'll give you a couple of Marduk's interesting features. He has eyes all the way around his head. He's elected by all the other gods to be king God. That's the first thing. That's quite cool. They elect him because they're facing a terrible threat-sort of like a flood and a monster combined. Marduk basically says that, if they elect him top God, he'll go out and stop the flood monster, and they won't all get wiped out. It's a serious threat. It's chaos itself making its comeback. All the gods agree, and Marduk is the new manifestation. He's got eyes all the way around his head, and he speaks magic words. When he fights, he fights this deity called Tiamat. We need to know that, because the word 'Tiamat' is associated with the word 'tehom.' Tehom is the chaos that God makes order out of at the beginning of time in Genesis, so it's linked very tightly to this story. Marduk, with his eyes and his capacity to speak magic words, goes out and confronts Tiamat, who's like this watery sea dragon. It's a classic Saint George story: go out and wreak havoc on the dragon. He cuts her into pieces, and he makes the world out of her pieces. That's the world that human beings live in.

The Mesopotamian emperor acted out Marduk. He was allowed to be emperor insofar as he was a good Marduk. That meant that he had eyes all the way around his head, and he could speak magic; he could speak properly. We are starting to understand, at that point, the essence of leadership. Because what's leadership? It's the capacity to see what the hell's in front of your face, and maybe in every direction, and maybe the capacity to use your language properly to transform chaos into order. God only knows how long it took the Mesopotamians to figure that out. The best they could do was dramatize it, but it's staggeringly brilliant. It's by no means obvious, and this chaos is a very strange thing. This is a chaos that God wrestled with at the beginning of time.

Chaos is half psychological and half real. There's no other way to really describe it. Chaos is what you encounter when you're blown into pieces and thrown into deep confusion-when your world falls apart, when your dreams die, when you're betrayed. It's the chaos that emerges, and the chaos is everything it wants, and it's too much for you. That's for sure. It pulls you down into the underworld, and that's where the dragons are. All you've got at that point is your capacity to bloody well keep your eyes open, and to speak as carefully and as clearly as you can. Maybe, if you're lucky, you'll get through it that way and come out the other side. It's taken people a very long time to figure that out, and it looks, to me, that the idea is erected on the platform of our ancient ancestors, maybe tens of millions of years ago, because we seem to represent that which disturbs us deeply using the same system that we used to represent serpentile, or other, carnivorous predators. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series, 1,
   The magicians most important invocation is that of his Genius, Daemon, True Will, or Augoeides. This operation is traditionally known as attaining the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. It is sometimes known as the Magnum Opus or Great Work.
   The Augoeides may be defined as the most perfect vehicle of Kia on the plane of duality. As the avatar of Kia on earth, the Augoeides represents the true will, the raison detre of the magician, his purpose in existing. The discovery of ones true will or real nature may be difficult and fraught with danger, since a false identification leads to obsession and madness. The operation of obtaining the knowledge and conversation is usually a lengthy one. The magician is attempting a progressive metamorphosis, a complete overhaul of his entire existence. Yet he has to seek the blueprint for his reborn self as he goes along. Life is less the meaningless accident it seems. Kia has incarnated in these particular conditions of duality for some purpose. The inertia of previous existences propels Kia into new forms of manifestation. Each incarnation represents a task, or a puzzle to be solved, on the way to some greater form of completion.
   The key to this puzzle is in the phenomena of the plane of duality in which we find ourselves. We are, as it were, trapped in a labyrinth or maze. The only thing to do is move about and keep a close watch on the way the walls turn. In a completely chaotic universe such as this one, there are no accidents. Everything is signifcant. Move a single grain of sand on a distant shore and the entire future history of the world will eventually be changed. A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally.
   To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness.
   Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within.
   Directly on awakening, preferably at dawn, the initiate goes to the place of invocation. Figuring to himself as he goes that being born anew each day brings with it the chance of greater rebirth, first he banishes the temple of his mind by ritual or by some magical trance. Then he unveils some token or symbol or sigil which represents to him the Holy Guardian Angel. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him. Next he invokes an image of the Angel into his minds eye. It may be considered as a luminous duplicate of ones own form standing in front of or behind one, or simply as a ball of brilliant light above ones head. Then he formulates his aspirations in what manner he will, humbling himself in prayer or exalting himself in loud proclamation as his need be. The best form of this invocation is spoken spontaneously from the heart, and if halting at first, will prove itself in time. He is aiming to establish a set of ideas and images which correspond to the nature of his genius, and at the same time receive inspiration from that source. As the magician begins to manifest more of his true will, the Augoeides will reveal images, names, and spiritual principles by which it can be drawn into greater manifestation. Having communicated with the invoked form, the magician should draw it into himself and go forth to live in the way he hath willed.
   The ritual may be concluded with an aspiration to the wisdom of silence by a brief concentration on the sigil of the Augoeides, but never by banishing. Periodically more elaborate forms of ritual, using more powerful forms of gnosis, may be employed. At the end of the day, there should be an accounting and fresh resolution made. Though every day be a catalog of failure, there should be no sense of sin or guilt. Magic is the raising of the whole individual in perfect balance to the power of Infinity, and such feelings are symptomatic of imbalance. If any unnecessary or imbalanced scraps of ego become identified with the genius by mistake, then disaster awaits. The life force flows directly into these complexes and bloats them into grotesque monsters variously known as the demon Choronzon. Some magicians attempting to go too fast with this invocation have failed to banish this demon, and have gone spectacularly insane as a result.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
83:Chapter 18 - Trapped in a Dream

(A guy is playing a pinball machine, seemingly the same guy who rode with him in the back of the boat car. This part is played by Richard Linklater, aka, the director.)

Hey, man.


Weren't you in a boat car? You know, the guy, the guy with the hat? He gave me a ride in his car, or boat thing, and you were in the back seat with me?

I mean, I'm not saying that you don't know what you're talking about, but I don't know what you're talking about.

No, you see, you guys let me off at this really specific spot that you gave him directions to let me off at, I get out, and end up getting hit by a car, but then, I just woke up because I was dreaming, and later than that, I found out that I was still dreaming, dreaming that I'd woken up.

Oh yeah, those are called false awakenings. I used to have those all the time.

Yeah, but I'm still in it now. I, I can't get out of it. It's been going on forever, I keep waking up, but, but I'm just waking up into another dream. I'm starting to get creeped out, too. Like I'm talking to dead people. This woman on TV's telling me about how death is this dreamtime that exists outside of life. I mean, (desperate sigh) I'm starting to think that I'm dead.

I'm gonna tell you about a dream I once had. I know that's, when someone says that, then usually you're in for a very boring next few minutes, and you might be, but it sounds like, you know, what else are you going to do, right? Anyway, I read this essay by Philip K. Dick.

What, you read it in your dream?

No, no. I read it before the dream. It was the preamble to the dream. It was about that book, um Flow My Tears the Policeman Said. You know that one?

Uh, yeah yeah, he won an award for that one.

Right, right. That's the one he wrote really fast. It just like flowed right out of him. He felt he was sort of channeling it, or something. But anyway, about four years after it was published, he was at this party, and he met this woman who had the same name as the woman character in the book. And she had a boyfriend with the same name as the boyfriend character in the book, and she was having an affair with this guy, the chief of police, and he had the same name as the chief of police in his book. So she's telling him all of this stuff from her life, and everything she's saying is right out of his book. So that's totally freaking him out, but, what can he do?

And then shortly after that, he was going to mail a letter, and he saw this kind of, um, you know, dangerous, shady looking guy standing by his car, but instead of avoiding him, which he says he would have usually done, he just walked right up to him and said, "Can I help you?" And the guy said, "Yeah. I, I ran out of gas." So he pulls out his wallet, and he hands him some money, which he says he never would have done, and then he gets home and thinks, wait a second, this guy, you know, he can't get to a gas station, he's out of gas. So he gets back in his car, he goes and finds the guy, takes him to the gas station, and as he's pulling up at the gas station, he realizes, "Hey, this is in my book too. This exact station, this exact guy. Everything."

So this whole episode is kind of creepy, right? And he's telling his priest about it, you know, describing how he wrote this book, and then four years later all these things happened to him. And as he's telling it to him, the priest says, "That's the Book of Acts. You're describing the Book of Acts." And he's like, "I've never read the Book of Acts." So he, you know, goes home and reads the Book of Acts, and it's like uncanny. Even the characters' names are the same as in the Bible. And the Book of Acts takes place in 50 A.D., when it was written, supposedly. So Philip K. Dick had this theory that time was an illusion and that we were all actually in 50 A.D., and the reason he had written this book was that he had somehow momentarily punctured through this illusion, this veil of time, and what he had seen there was what was going on in the Book of Acts.

And he was really into Gnosticism, and this idea that this demiurge, or demon, had created this illusion of time to make us forget that Christ was about to return, and the kingdom of God was about to arrive. And that we're all in 50 A.D., and there's someone trying to make us forget that God is imminent. And that's what time is. That's what all of history is. It's just this kind of continuous, you know, daydream, or distraction.

And so I read that, and I was like, well that's weird. And than that night I had a dream and there was this guy in the dream who was supposed to be a psychic. But I was skeptical. I was like, you know, he's not really a psychic, you know I'm thinking to myself. And then suddenly I start floating, like levitating, up to the ceiling. And as I almost go through the roof, I'm like, "Okay, Mr. Psychic. I believe you. You're a psychic. Put me down please." And I float down, and as my feet touch the ground, the psychic turns into this woman in a green dress. And this woman is Lady Gregory.

Now Lady Gregory was Yeats' patron, this, you know, Irish person. And though I'd never seen her image, I was just sure that this was the face of Lady Gregory. So we're walking along, and Lady Gregory turns to me and says, "Let me explain to you the nature of the universe. Now Philip K. Dick is right about time, but he's wrong that it's 50 A.D. Actually, there's only one instant, and it's right now, and it's eternity. And it's an instant in which God is posing a question, and that question is basically, 'Do you want to, you know, be one with eternity? Do you want to be in heaven?' And we're all saying, 'No thank you. Not just yet.' And so time is actually just this constant saying 'No' to God's invitation. I mean that's what time is. I mean, and it's no more 50 A.D. than it's two thousand and one. And there's just this one instant, and that's what we're always in."

And then she tells me that actually this is the narrative of everyone's life. That, you know, behind the phenomenal difference, there is but one story, and that's the story of moving from the "no" to the "yes." All of life is like, "No thank you. No thank you. No thank you." then ultimately it's, "Yes, I give in. Yes, I accept. Yes, I embrace." I mean, that's the journey. I mean, everyone gets to the "yes" in the end, right?


So we continue walking, and my dog runs over to me. And so I'm petting him, really happy to see him, you know, he's been dead for years. So I'm petting him and I realize there's this kind of gross oozing stuff coming out of his stomach. And I look over at Lady Gregory, and she sort of coughs. She's like [cough] [cough] "Oh, excuse me." And there's vomit, like dribbling down her chin, and it smells really bad. And I think, "Well, wait a second, that's not just the smell of vomit," which is, doesn't smell very good, "that's the smell of like dead person vomit." You know, so it's like doubly foul. And then I realize I'm actually in the land of the dead, and everyone around me is dead. My dog had been dead for over ten years, Lady Gregory had been dead a lot longer than that. When I finally woke up, I was like, whoa, that wasn't a dream, that was a visitation to this real place, the land of the dead.

So what happened? I mean how did you finally get out of it?

Oh man. It was just like one of those like life altering experiences. I mean I could never really look at the world the same way again, after that.

Yeah, but I mean like how did you, how did you finally get out of the dream? See, that's my problem. I'm like trapped. I keep, I keep thinking that I'm waking up, but I'm still in a dream. It seems like it's going on forever. I can't get out of it, and I want to wake up for real. How do you really wake up?

I don't know, I don't know. I'm not very good at that anymore. But, um, if that's what you're thinking, I mean you, you probably should. I mean, you know if you can wake up, you should, because you know someday, you know, you won't be able to. So just, um ... But it's easy. You know. Just, just wake up. ~ Waking Life,
84:[The Gods and Their Worlds]

   [...] According to traditions and occult schools, all these zones of realities, these planes of realities have got different names; they have been classified in a different way, but there is an essential analogy, and if you go back far enough into the traditions, you see only the words changing according to the country and the language. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists offer great similarities. All who set out on the discovery of these invisible worlds and make a report of what they saw, give a very similar description, whether they be from here or there; they use different words, but the experience is very similar and the handling of forces is the same.

   This knowledge of the occult worlds is based on the existence of subtle bodies and of subtle worlds corresponding to those bodies. They are what the psychological method calls "states of consciousness", but these states of consciousness really correspond to worlds. The occult procedure consists then in being aware of these various inner states of being or subtle bodies and in becoming sufficiently a master of them so as to be able to go out of them successively, one after another. There is indeed a whole scale of subtleties, increasing or decreasing according to the direction in which you go, and the occult procedure consists in going out of a denser body into a subtler body and so on again, up to the most ethereal regions. You go, by successive exteriorisations, into bodies or worlds more and more subtle. It is somewhat as if every time you passed into another dimension. The fourth dimension of the physicists is nothing but the scientific transcription of an occult knowledge. To give another image, one can say that the physical body is at the centre - it is the most material, the densest and also the smallest - and the inner bodies, more subtle, overflow more and more the central physical body; they pass through it, extending themselves farther and farther, like water evaporating from a porous vase and forming a kind of steam all around. And the greater the subtlety, the more the extension tends to unite with that of the universe: one ends by universalising oneself. And it is altogether a concrete process which gives an objective experience of invisible worlds and even enables one to act in these worlds.

   There are, then, only a very small number of people in the West who know that these gods are not merely subjective and imaginary - more or less wildly imaginary - but that they correspond to a universal truth.

   All these regions, all these domains are filled with beings who exist, each in its own domain, and if you are awake and conscious on a particular plane - for instance, if on going out of a more material body you awake on some higher plane, you have the same relation with the things and people of that plane as you had with the things and people of the material world. That is to say, there exists an entirely objective relation that has nothing to do with the idea you may have of these things. Naturally, the resemblance is greater and greater as you approach the physical world, the material world, and there even comes a time when the one region has a direct action upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the overmental worlds, you will find a concrete reality absolutely independent of your personal experience; you go back there and again find the same things, with the differences that have occurred during your absence. And you have relations with those beings that are identical with the relations you have with physical beings, with this difference that the relation is more plastic, supple and direct - for example, there is the capacity to change the external form, the visible form, according to the inner state you are in. But you can make an appointment with someone and be at the appointed place and find the same being again, with certain differences that have come about during your absence; it is entirely concrete with results entirely concrete.

   One must have at least a little of this experience in order to understand these things. Otherwise, those who are convinced that all this is mere human imagination and mental formation, who believe that these gods have such and such a form because men have thought them to be like that, and that they have certain defects and certain qualities because men have thought them to be like that - all those who say that God is made in the image of man and that he exists only in human thought, all these will not understand; to them this will appear absolutely ridiculous, madness. One must have lived a little, touched the subject a little, to know how very concrete the thing is.

   Naturally, children know a good deal if they have not been spoilt. There are so many children who return every night to the same place and continue to live the life they have begun there. When these faculties are not spoilt with age, you can keep them with you. At a time when I was especially interested in dreams, I could return exactly to a place and continue a work that I had begun: supervise something, for example, set something in order, a work of organisation or of discovery, of exploration. You go until you reach a certain spot, as you would go in life, then you take a rest, then you return and begin again - you begin the work at the place where you left off and you continue it. And you perceive that there are things which are quite independent of you, in the sense that changes of which you are not at all the author, have taken place automatically during your absence.

   But for this, you must live these experiences yourself, you must see them yourself, live them with sufficient sincerity and spontaneity in order to see that they are independent of any mental formation. For you can do the opposite also, and deepen the study of the action of mental formation upon events. This is very interesting, but it is another domain. And this study makes you very careful, very prudent, because you become aware of how far you can delude yourself. So you must study both, the dream and the occult reality, in order to see what is the essential difference between the two. The one depends upon us; the other exists in itself; entirely independent of the thought that we have of it.

   When you have worked in that domain, you recognise in fact that once a subject has been studied and something has been learnt mentally, it gives a special colour to the experience; the experience may be quite spontaneous and sincere, but the simple fact that the subject was known and studied lends a particular quality. Whereas if you had learnt nothing about the question, if you knew nothing at all, the transcription would be completely spontaneous and sincere when the experience came; it would be more or less adequate, but it would not be the outcome of a previous mental formation.

   Naturally, this occult knowledge or this experience is not very frequent in the world, because in those who do not have a developed inner life, there are veritable gaps between the external consciousness and the inmost consciousness; the linking states of being are missing and they have to be constructed. So when people enter there for the first time, they are bewildered, they have the impression they have fallen into the night, into nothingness, into non-being!

   I had a Danish friend, a painter, who was like that. He wanted me to teach him how to go out of the body; he used to have interesting dreams and thought that it would be worth the trouble to go there consciously. So I made him "go out" - but it was a frightful thing! When he was dreaming, a part of his mind still remained conscious, active, and a kind of link existed between this active part and his external being; then he remembered some of his dreams, but it was a very partial phenomenon. And to go out of one's body means to pass gradually through all the states of being, if one does the thing systematically. Well, already in the subtle physical, one is almost de-individualised, and when one goes farther, there remains nothing, for nothing is formed or individualised.

   Thus, when people are asked to meditate or told to go within, to enter into themselves, they are in agony - naturally! They have the impression that they are vanishing. And with reason: there is nothing, no consciousness!

   These things that appear to us quite natural and evident, are, for people who know nothing, wild imagination. If, for example, you transplant these experiences or this knowledge to the West, well, unless you have been frequenting the circles of occultists, they stare at you with open eyes. And when you have turned your back, they hasten to say, "These people are cranks!" Now to come back to the gods and conclude. It must be said that all those beings who have never had an earthly existence - gods or demons, invisible beings and powers - do not possess what the Divine has put into man: the psychic being. And this psychic being gives to man true love, charity, compassion, a deep kindness, which compensate for all his external defects.

   In the gods there is no fault because they live according to their own nature, spontaneously and without constraint: as gods, it is their manner of being. But if you take a higher point of view, if you have a higher vision, a vision of the whole, you see that they lack certain qualities that are exclusively human. By his capacity of love and self-giving, man can have as much power as the gods and even more, when he is not egoistic, when he has surmounted his egoism.

   If he fulfils the required condition, man is nearer to the Supreme than the gods are. He can be nearer. He is not so automatically, but he has the power to be so, the potentiality.

   If human love manifested itself without mixture, it would be all-powerful. Unfortunately, in human love there is as much love of oneself as of the one loved; it is not a love that makes you forget yourself. - 4 November 1958

   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, 355
85:He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed. He is the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Superior. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. ~ Koran, Chapter 59, Verses 22-24,
86:(To the devotees) "One cannot be spiritual as long as one has shame, hatred, or fear.
Great will be the joy today. But those fools who will not sing or dance, mad with God's name, will never attain God. How can one feel any shame or fear when the names of God are sung? Now sing, all of you." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, 1.08 - THE MASTERS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT DAKSHINESWAR,


1:What is necessary is to rectify names. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
2:God is one, but His names are many. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
3:They certainly give very strange names to diseases. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
4:Doubt is one of the names of intelligence. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
5:All names will soon be restored to their proper owners. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
6:Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
7:I confused things with their names: that is belief. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
8:Teach me to go to the country beyond words and beyond names. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
9:Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
10:‘I am’ is one of the great names of God in many spiritual traditions. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
11:The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
12:The sacred lives beyond labels and judgment, in the wood-of-no-names. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
13:Some of my troubles are so familiar, I know them by their first names. ~ ashleigh-brilliant, @wisdomtrove
14:I don't think you can be in public life without being called bad names. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
15:If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
16:And we were angry and poor and happy, And proud of seeing our names in print. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
17:Evenhanded fate hath but one law for small and great; the ample urn holds all men's names. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
18:At home the hateful names of parties cease, And factious souls are wearied into peace. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
19:If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
20:If you can not answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
21:Wherefore all these things are but the names which mortals have given, believing them to be true. ~ parmenides, @wisdomtrove
22:You take yourself to be a name and a body, so all you perceive are names and bodies. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
23:How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
24:Burn the Louvre, and wipe your ass with the Mona Lisa. This way at least, God would know our names. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
25:I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
26:... if they [your children] write their names in the dust on the furniture, don't let them put the year. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
27:We named all our children Kid. Well, they have different first names, like Hey Kid, You Kid, Dumb Kid . . . ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
28:When a woman says, &
29:When we got married, the first thing my wife did was put everything under both names - hers and her mother's. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
30:Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
31:I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
32:Many who have learned from Hesiod the countless names of gods and monsters never understand that night and day are one ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
33:That's really part of being a grounded theory researcher - putting names to concepts and experiences that people have. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
34:Fate with impartial hand turns out the doom of high and low; her capacious urn is constantly shaking the names of all mankind. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
35:I've found out why men sign their names to their works- not that they created them but more than the others did not. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
36:They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
37:First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
38:If you eliminate the names of Lincoln, Washington, Roosevelt, Jackson and Wilson, both conventions would get out three days earlier. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
39:The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
40:I see where they are going to be more strict with these robbers; when they catch 'em from now on, they're going to publish their names. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
41:You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
42:The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
43:Animals that not only move by their own free will and share feelings with people but also possess sight and hearing qualify as deserving of names. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
44:Did not the artists of the great age of Japanese art change names many times during their careers? I like that; they wanted to safeguard their freedom. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
45:I am in love with every church, and mosque, and temple, and any kind of shrine because I know it is there, that people say the different names, of the One God. ~ hafez, @wisdomtrove
46:Just because you're old that doesn't mean you're more forgetful. The same people whose names I can't remember now I couldn't remember fifty years ago. . . ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
47: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 as they are. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
48:The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
49:The space in Bombay is asked what is its opinion of the space in Poona. The names differ, but not the space. The word ‘Babaji’ is merely as address. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
50:However, love, peace and happiness are inherent in the knowing of our own being. In fact, they are the knowing of being. They are simply other names for our self. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
51:You imagine reality to stand apart from names and forms, while to me names and forms are the ever-changing expressions of reality and not apart from it. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
52:Friend, hast thou considered the "rugged, all-nourishing earth," as Sophocles well names her; how she feeds the sparrow on the housetop, much more her darling man? ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
53:Although your father and mother are dead, if you propose to yourself any good work, only reflect how it will make their names illustrious, and your purpose will be fixed. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
54: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 realise Him. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
55:No games. He wanted her and didn't care who knew it. He definitely and absolutely wanted her, longed for her, wanted to do more things than there were names for with her. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
56:Even the evil-looking bird perched on a rod in the bar had stopped screeching out the names and addresses of local contract killers, which was a service it provided for free. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
57:There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
58:The naming of cats is a difficult matter. It isn't just one of your holiday games. You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter. When I tell you a cat must have three different names... ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
59:If names are not correct, then language is not in accord with the truth of things. If language is not in accord with the truth of things, then affairs cannot be carried out successfully. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
60:S. Lewis, Plato, Aristotle and many more names that I could add, including Einstein's, were individuals who were able to see the innate order in life, which others perceive as chaos. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
61:I carry a small sheet of paper in my wallet that has written on it the names of people whose opinions of me matter. To be on that list, you have to love me for my strengths and struggles. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
62:Love makes its record in deeper colors as we grow out of childhood into manhood; as the Emperors signed their names in green ink when under age, but when of age, in purple. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
63:Socrates, on being insulted in the marketplace, asked by a passerby, "Don't you worry about being called names?" retorted, "Why? Do you think I should resent it if an ass had kicked me? ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
64:Wise men will apply their remedies to vices, not to names; to the causes of evil which are permanent, not the occasional organs by which they act, and the transitory modes in which they appear. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
65:Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
66:A lot of bands have intense names, like "Rigor Mortis" or "Mortuary". We weren't that intense, we called ourselves "Injured". Later on we changed it to "Acapella" when we were walking out of the pawn shop. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
67:My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
68:Well, words do not matter, nor does it matter in what shape you are just now. Names and shapes change incessantly. Know yourself to be the changeless witness of the changeful mind. That is enough. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
69:There is one simple Divinity found in all things, one fecund Nature, preserving mother of the universe insofar as she diversely communicates herself, casts her light into diverse subjects, and assumes various names. ~ giordano-bruno, @wisdomtrove
70:A name with meaning could bring up a child, Taking the child out of the parents' hands. Better a meaningless name, I should say, As leaving more to nature and happy chance. Name children some names and see what you do. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
71:The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
72:There is nothing more dreadful to an author than neglect; compared with which reproach, hatred, and opposition are names of happiness; yet this worst, this meanest fate, every one who dares to write has reason to fear. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
73:My hold of the colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. These are ties which, though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
74:The relief experienced when a need is met, or an anxiety allayed is entirely due to the ending of pain. We may give it positive names like pleasure, or joy, or happiness, but essentially it is relief from pain. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
75:Most people don't remember names, for the simple reason that they don't take the time and energy necessary to concentrate and repeat and fix names indelibly in their minds. They make excuses for themselves; they are too busy. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
76:Cats must have three names-an everyday name, such as Peter; a more particular, dignified name, such as Quaxo, Bombalurina, or Jellylorum; and, thirdly, the name the cat thinks up for himself, his deep and inscrutable singular Name. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
77:As the same sugar is made into various figures of birds and beasts, so one sweet Mother Divine is worshipped in various climes and ages under various names and forms. Different creeds are but different paths to reach the Almighty. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
78:In a potter’s shop there are vessels of different shapes and forms&
79:Time has a doomsday book, upon whose pages he is continually recording illustrious names. But as often as a new name is written there, an old one disappears. Only a few stand in illuminated characters never to be effaced. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
80:Where I went in my travels, it's impossible for me to recall. I remember the sights and sounds and smells clearly enough, but the names of the towns are gone, as well as any sense of the order in which I traveled from place to place. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
81:Children, if we can do archana of the 1000 Names of the Divine Mother daily with devotion, we will grow spiritually. There will never be lack of life's essentials, food and clothing, in a family that chants the 1000 Names with devotion. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
82:Don't fight your demons. Your demons are here to teach you lessons. Sit down with your demons and have a drink and a chat and learn their names and talk about the burns on their fingers and scratches on their ankles. Some of them are very nice. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
83:It is folly to pretend that one ever wholly recovers from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar. There are faces I can never look upon without emotion, there are names I can never hear spoken without almost starting. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
84:One of the greatest artifices the devil uses to engage men in vice and debauchery, is to fasten names of contempt on certain virtues, and thus fill weak souls with a foolish fear of passing for scrupulous, should they desire to put them in practice. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
85:The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
86:It is not that Christ is superior to Allah, not that Allah is everything and Brahma is nothing, but it is the same one whom you call either Brahma or Allah, or Almighty, or by a hundred other names. The names are different but God is one and the same. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
87:You and your friends could plan the trip of a lifetime in 6-18 months to visit the completed school, teeming with dozens or hundreds of students who greet you with smiles and thank you letters. You'll know it's your school because your names will be on the door. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
88:We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
89:Jehovah, Allah, the Trinity, Jesus, Buddha, are names for a great variety of human virtues, human mystical experiences, human remorses, human compensatory fantasies, human terrors, human cruelties. If all men were alike, all the world would worship the same God. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
90:A man is allowed sufficient freedom of thought, provided he knows how to choose his subject properly... . But the scene is changed as you come homeward, and atheism or treason may be the names given in Britain to what would be reason and truth if asserted in China. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
91:Just like in a cinema all is light, so does consciousness become the vast world.  Look closely, and you will see that all names and forms are but transitory waves on the ocean ofc onsciousness, that only consciousness can be said to be, not its transformations. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
92:Just like in a cinema all is light, so does consciousness become the vast world.  Look closely, and you will see that all names and forms are but transitory waves on the ocean of one sciousness, that only consciousness can be said to be, not its transformations. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
93:Seek no praise, no reward, for anything you do. No sooner do we perform a good action than we begin to desire credit for it. No sooner do we give money to some charity than we want to see our names blazoned in the papers. Misery must come as the result of such desires. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
95:I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer - and what trees and seasons smelled like - how people looked and walked and smelled even. The memory of odors is very rich. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
96:The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alivewith chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other’s names. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
97:We are not compelled in naturalism, or even in materialism, to ignore immaterial things; the point is that any immaterial things which are recognized shall be regarded as names, aspects, functions, or concomitant products of those physical things among which action goes on. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
98:What! Would you make no distinction between hypocrisy and devotion? Would you give them the same names, and respect the mask as you do the face? Would you equate artifice and sincerity? Confound appearance with truth? Regard the phantom as the very person? Value counterfeit as cash? ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
99:Meanwhile, what about the workers in those state monopolies that are being put up for sale? I am reminded of a technique for employee ownership that has worked well for many U.S. companies. It goes by various names, but the best known is "Employee Stock Ownership Program," or ESOP. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
100:We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
101:That Reality is One; though, owing to illusion, It appears to be multiple names and forms, attributes and changes, It always remains unchanged. [It is] like gold which, while remaining one, is formed into various ornaments. You are that One, that Brahman. Meditate on this in your mind. ~ adi-shankara, @wisdomtrove
102:Brahman is the only Reality, ever pure, ever illumined, ever free, beyond the limits of time, space, and causation. Though apparently divided by names and forms through the inscrutable power of maya, that enchantress who makes the impossible possible, Brahman is really One and undivided. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
103:The novelist, unlike many of his colleagues, makes up a number of word-masses roughly describing himself (roughly: niceties shallcome later), gives them names and sex, assigns them plausible gestures, and causes them to speak by the use of inverted commas, and perhaps to behave consistently. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
104:Now, being in Africa, I was hungry for more of it, the changes of the seasons, the rains with no need to travel, the discomforts that you paid to make it real, the names of the trees, of the small animals, and all the birds, to know the language and have time to be in it and to move slowly. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
105:In the beginning, not everyone may be able to clearly repeat every mantra in the 1000 Names. In that case, everyone can respond to the chants with just one mantra. While chanting the 1000 Names, the response may be &
106:Knowledge enormous makes a God of me. Names, deeds, gray legends, dire events, rebellions, Majesties, sovran voices, agonies, Creations and destroyings, all at once Pour into the wide hollows of my brain, And deify me, as if some blithe wine Or bright elixir peerless I had drunk, And so become immortal. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
107:The whole compass of the language is tried to find sinonimies [synonyms] and circumlocutions for massacres and murder. Things never called by their common names. Massacre is sometimes called agitation, sometimes effervescence, sometimes excess sometimes too continued an exercise of revolutionary power. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
108:Stop attributing names and shapes to the essentially nameless and formless, realise that every mode of perception is subjective, that what is seen or heard, touched or smelt, felt or thought, expected or imagined, is in the mind and not in reality, and you will experience peace and freedom from fear. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
109:Darkling I listen; and, for many a time I have been half in love with easeful Death, Called him soft names in many a muse' d rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath; Now more than ever seems it rich to die, To cease upon the midnight with no pain, While thou art pouring forth thy soul abroad In such an ecstasy! ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
110:Paul indeed wanted to reveal the unknown God to the philosophers and then affirms of Him, that no human intellect can conceive Him. Therefore, God is revealed therein, that one knows that every intellect is too small to make itself a figuration or concept of Him. However, he names him God, or in Greek, theos. ~ nicholas-of-cusa, @wisdomtrove
111:They say of me, and so they should, It's doubtful if I come to good. I see acquaintances and friends Accumulating dividends And making enviable names In science, art and parlor games. But I, despite expert advice, Keep doing things I think are nice, And though to good I never come Inseparable my nose and thumb. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
112:You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature he ever made, or the only saint he ever loved. Approach him and be at peace. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
113:People everywhere are about the same, but ... it did seem that in a small town, where evil is harder to accomplish, where opportunities for privacy are scarcer, that people can invent more of it in other people's names. Because that was all it required: that idea, that single idle word blown from mind to mind. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
114:Publicity in women is detestable. Anonymity runs in their blood. The desire to be veiled still possesses them. They are not even now as concerned about the health of their fame as men are, and, speaking generally, will pass a tombstone or a signpost without feeling an irresistible desire to cut their names on it. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
115:Do you know why hurricanes have names instead of numbers? To keep the killing personal. No one cares about a bunch of people killed by a number. &
116:It is quite beyond me how anyone can believe God speaks to us in books and stories. If the world does not directly reveal to us our relationship to it, if our hearts fail to tell us what we owe ourselves and others, we shall assuredly not learn it from books, which are at best designed but to give names to our errors. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
117:Children, set aside at least half an hour in the morning and in the evening for spiritual practices. After bathing in the morning, a family should sit together and worship. Archana may be performed by chanting the 108 or 1000 Names of Devi or our chosen deity. We can also chant our mantra, meditate or sing hymns at this time. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
118:In historic events, the so-called great men are labels giving names to events, and like labels they have but the smallest connection with the event itself. Every act of theirs, which appears to them an act of their own will, is in an historical sense involuntary and is related to the whole course of history and predestined from eternity. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
119:Cremation has become the most popular form of burial in the United States… People used to want a big, thick granite stone, their names carved into with a chisel. “I was here dammit!” Cremation is like you’re trying to cover up a crime. “Burn the body. Scatter the ashes around. As far as anyone’s concerned this whole thing never happened.” ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
120:It makes me self-conscious. It's because I'm known, in the limelight, that it's getting all the gravy, but if you knew, if you saw some of the people who make it possible for UNICEF to help these children survive. These are the people who do the jobs-the unknowns, whose names you will never know... I at least get a dollar a year, but they don't. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
121:As with one gold various ornaments are made, having different forms and names, so one God is worshipped in different countries and ages, and has different forms and names. Though He may be worshipped variously, some loving to call him Father, others Mother, etc, yet it is one God that is being worshipped in all these various relations and modes. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
122:Before you can experience anything, there must be the sense of being. At present your being is mixed up with experiencing. All you need is to unravel being from the tangle of experiences. Once you have known pure being, without being this or that, you will discern it among experiences and you will no longer be misled by names and forms. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
123:It is you, O God, who is being sought in various religions in various ways, and named with various names. For you remain as you are, to all incomprehensible and inexpressible. When you will graciously grant it then sword, jealous hatred and evil will cease and all will come to know that there is but one religion in the variety of religious rites. ~ nicholas-of-cusa, @wisdomtrove
124:We are always giving foreign names to very native things. If there is a thing that reeks of the glorious tradition of the old English tavern, it is toasted cheese. But for some wild reason we call it Welsh rarebit. I believe that what we call Irish stew might more properly be called English stew, and that it is not particularly familiar in Ireland. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
125:Your body does not eliminate poisons by knowing their names. To try to control fear or depression or boredom by calling them names is to resort to superstition of trust in curses and invocations. It is so easy to see why this does not work. Obviously, we try to know, name, and define fear in order to make it “objective,” that is, separate from “I. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
126:As one and the same material, viz. water, is called by different names by different people&
127:Mercy!" cried Gandalf. "If the giving of knowledge is to be the cure of your inquisitiveness, I shall spend all the rest of my days in answering you. What more should you like to know?" "The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-Earth and Over-heave and of the Sundering Seas," laughed Pippin. "Of course! What less? ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
128:I died for beauty but was scarce Adjusted in the tomb, When one who died for truth was lain In an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed? "For beauty," I replied. "And I for truth, the two are one; We brethren are," he said. And so, as kinsmen met a night, We talked between the rooms, Until the moss had reached our lips, And covered up our names. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
129:The body and mind are continually changing, and are, in fact, only names of series of changeful phenomena, like rivers whose waters are in a constant state of flux, yet presenting the appearance of unbroken streams. Every particle in this body is continually changing; no one has the same body for many minutes together, and yet we think of it as the same body. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
130:Once, when a religionist denounced me in unmeasured terms, I sent him a card saying, "I am sure you believe that I will go to hell when I die, and that once there I will suffer all the pains and tortures the sadistic ingenuity of your deity can devise and that this torture will continue forever. Isn't that enough for you? Do you have to call me bad names in addition?" ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
131:More to the point, I know why soldiers, home from war, seldom tell their families about their exploits in more than general terms. We who survive must go on in the names of those who fall, but if we dwell too much on the vivid details of what we've witnessed of man's inhumanity to man, we simply can't go on. perseverance is impossible if we don't permit ourselves to hope. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
132:When we reach the hilltops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how shall we praise Him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank Him because He never held His peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon His hands, and carried our names upon His breastplate! ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
133:I see nothing but Becoming. Be not deceived! It is the fault of your limited outlook and not the fault of the essence of things if you believe that you see firm land anywhere in the ocean of Becoming and Passing. You need names for things, just as if they had a rigid permanence, but the very river in which you bathe a second time is no longer the same one which you entered before ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
134:The undiscovered vein within us is a living part of the psyche; classical Chinese philosophy names this interior way "Tao," and likens it to a flow of water that moves irresistibly towards its goal. To rest in Tao means fulfillment, wholeness, one's destination reached, one's mission done; the beginning, end, and perfect realization of the meaning of existence innate in all things. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
135:My name is growing all the time, and I’ve lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story. Real names tell you the story of the things they belong to in my language, in the Old Entish as you might say. It is a lovely language, but it takes a very long time to say anything in it, because we do not say anything in it, unless it is worth taking a long time to say, and to listen to. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
136:Kings built tombs more splendid than the houses of the living and counted the names of their descent dearer than the names of their sons. Childless lords sat in aged halls musing on heraldry or in high cold towers asking questions of the stars. And so the kingdom of Gondor sank into ruin, the line of kings failed, the white tree withered and the rule of Gondor was given over to lesser men. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
137:The Tower. He would come to the Dark Tower and there he would sing their names; there he would sing their names; there he would sing all their names. The sun stained the east a dusky rose, and at last Roland, no longer the last gunslinger but one of the last three, slept and dreamed his angry dreams through which there ran only that one soothing blue thread: There I will sing all their names! ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
138:On matters beyond his ken a gentleman speaks with caution. If names are not right, words are misused. When words are misused, affairs go wrong. When affairs go wrong, courtesy and music droop, law and justice fail. And when law and justice fail them, a people can move neither hand nor foot. So a gentleman must be ready to put names in speech, to put words into deeds. A gentleman is nowise careless of words. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
139:Contemporary man is blind to the fact that, with all his rationality and efficiency, he is possessed by "powers" that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all; they have merely got new names. They keep him on the run with restlessness, vague apprehensions, psychological complications, an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food - and, above all, a large array of neuroses. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
140:Someone asked me very recently why I have 8 million views on TED - "your work resonates, what are you doing?" What I think my contribution is, what I do well, is I name experiences that are very universal that no one really talks about. That's the researcher in me; that's really part of being a grounded theory researcher - putting names to concepts and experiences that people have. That's the researcher part. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
141:If sophistication is a matter of being in control of our primary reactions, we may now be sophisticated. At least we shall be fairly confident of ourselves and may, with any luck, be confident of others. Our object will be to enjoy our selves. But to make sure that our names are permanently on the cast list, it will be advisable to be of interest to others. This aim must never be confused with the desire to be popular. ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
142:Children, we should consider every name as the name of our beloved deity. Imagine that He is the one that appears in all the different forms. If our beloved deity is Krishna, then while chanting the names of the Divine Mother, imagine that Krishna has come before us as Devi. We should not think that since we are chanting Devi's names, Krishna might not like it. These differences exist only in our world, not in His. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
143:Get a single, solitary thought in your mind, and that thought - the precious love of Jesus. Go and live it out, and come what may, you will be respected though abused. They may say you are an enthusiast, a fanatic, a fool, but those names from the world are titles of praise and glory. The world does not take the trouble to nickname a man unless he is worth it. It will not give you any censure unless it trembles at you. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
144:It is always advisable to obtain a mantra from a self-realized master. Until then we may use one of the mantras of our beloved deity like &
145:Most of these people will never make the headlines and their names will not appear in Who's Who. Yet when years have rolled past and when the blazing light of truth is focused on this marvelous age in which we live - men and women will know and children will be taught that we have a finer land, a better people, a more noble civilization - because these humble children of God were willing to suffer for righteousness' sake. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
146:The warriors that fought for their country, and bled, Have sunk to their rest; the damp earth is their bed; No stone tells the place where their ashes repose, Nor points out the spot from the graves of their foes. They died in their glory, surrounded by fame, And Victory's loud trump their death did proclaim; They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
147:So we find that in almost every religion these are the three primary things which we have in the worship of God - forms or symbols, names, God-men. All religions have these, but you find that they want to fight with each other... These are the external forms of devotion, through which man has to pass; but if he is sincere, if he really wants to reach the truth, he goes higher than these, to a plane where forms are as nothing. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
148:Ecclesiastes names thee Almighty, the Maccabees name thee Creator, the Epistle to the Ephesians names thee Liberty, Baruch names thee Immensity, the Psalms name thee Wisdom and Truth, John names thee Light, the Book of Kings names thee Lord, Exodus names thee Providence, Leviticus Sanctity, Esdras Justice, creation names thee God, man names thee Father; but Solomon names thee Compassion, which is the most beautiful of all thy names. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
149:One of the most powerful spiritual practices is to meditate deeply on the mortality of physical forms, including your own. This is called: Die before you die. Go into it deeply. Your physical form is dissolving, is no more. Then a moment comes when all mind- forms or thoughts also die. Yet you are still there – the divine presence that you are. Radiant, fully awake. Nothing that was real ever died, only names, forms, and illusions. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
150:There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Certain numbers were the same way and certain dates and these with the names of the places were all you could say and have them mean anything. Abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
151:Different people call on [God] by different names: some as Allah, some as God, and others as Krishna, Siva, and Brahman. It is like the water in a lake. Some drink it at one place and call it &
152:With Cats, some say, one rule is true: Don’t speak till you are spoken to. Myself, I do not hold with that — I say, you should ad-dress a Cat. But always keep in mind that he Resents familiarity. I bow, and taking off my hat, Ad-dress him in this form: O Cat! But if he is the Cat next door, Whom I have often met before (He comes to see me in my flat) I greet him with an oopsa Cat! I think I've heard them call him James — But we've not got so far as names. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
153:I have sometimes dreamt ... that when the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards - their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble - the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when He sees us coming with our books under our arms, "Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
154:The whole universe is one. There is only one Self in the universe, only One Existence, and that One Existence, when it passes through the forms of time, space, causation, is called by different names, buddhi, fine matter, gross matter, all mental and physical forms. Everything in the universe is that One, appearing in various forms. When a little part of it comes, as it were, into this network of time, space and causation, it takes forms. Take off the network, and it is all one. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
155:What is it that dies? A log of wood dies to become a few planks. The planks die to become a chair. The chair dies to become a piece of firewood, and the firewood dies to become ash. You give different names to the different shapes the wood takes, but the basic substance is there always. If we could always remember this, we would never worry about the loss of anything. We never lose anything; we never gain anything. By such discrimination we put an end to unhappiness. ~ swami-satchidananda-saraswati, @wisdomtrove
156:You can approach the act of writing with nervousness, excitement, hopefulness, or even despair - the sense that you can never completely put on the page what's in your mind and heart. You can come to the act with your fists clenched and your eyes narrowed, ready to kick ass and take down names. You can come to it because you want a girl to marry you or because you want to change the world. Come to it any way but lightly. Let me say it again: you must not come lightly to the blank page. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
157:The FlowersAll the names I know from nurse:Gardener's garters, Shepherd's purse,Bachelor's buttons, Lady's smock,And the Lady Hollyhock.Fairy places, fairy things,Fairy woods where the wild bee wings,Tiny trees for tiny dames-These must all be fairy names!Tiny woods below whose boughsShady fairies weave a house;Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,Where the braver fairies climb!Fair are grown-up people's trees,But the fairest woods are these;Where, if I were not so tall,I should live for good and all ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
158:You know when you go into a restaurant, and it gets busy and they start a waiting list, and they start calling out names, "DuFresnes, party of two." They say again, "DuFresnes, party of two." But then if no one answers, they'll just go to the next name, "Bush, party of three." Yeah, but what happened to the DuFresnes? No one seems to care. Who can eat at a time like this? People are missing! And they're hungry! That's a double whammy! "Bush, search party of three!" You can eat once you find the DuFresnes! ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
159:A faith in culture is as bad as a faith in religion; both expressions imply a turning away from those very things which culture and religion are about. Culture as a collective name for certain very valuable activities is a permissible word; but culture hypostatized, set up on its own, made into a faith, a cause, a banner, a platform, is unendurable. For none of the activities in question cares a straw for that faith or cause. It is like a return to early Semitic religion where names themselves were regarded as powers. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
160:I perceive value, I confer value, I create value, I even create — or guarantee — existence. Hence, my compulsion to make “lists.” The things (Beethoven’s music, movies, business firms) won’t exist unless I signify my interest in them by at least noting down their names. Nothing exists unless I maintain it (by my interest, or my potential interest). This is an ultimate, mostly subliminal anxiety. Hence, I must remain always, both in principle and actively, interested in everything. Taking all of knowledge as my province. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
161:There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied. You cannot talk yourself into it or rouse it by straining at the emotions or by dedicating yourself solemnly to the service of mankind. Everyone has love, but it can only come out when he is convinced of the impossibility and the frustration of trying to love himself. This conviction will not come through condemnations, through hating oneself, through calling self love bad names in the universe. It comes only in the awareness that one has no self to love. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
162:The world of mind and matter, of names and shapes, continues, but it does not matter to me at all. It is like having a shadow. It is there - following me wherever I go, but not hindering me in any way. It remains a world of experiences, but not of names and forms related to me by desires and fears. The experiences are qualityless, pure experiences, if I may say so. I call them experiences for the lack of a better word. They are like the waves on the surface of the ocean, the ever-present, but not affecting its peaceful power. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
163:I confess . . . that I am not myself very much concerned with the question of influence, or with those publicists who have impressed their names upon the public by catching the morning tide and rowing very vast in the direction in which the current was flowing; but rather that there should always be a few writers preoccupied in penetrating to the core of the matter, in trying to arrive at the truth and to set it forth, without too much hope, without ambition to alter the immediate course of affairs, and without being downcast or defeated when nothing appears to ensue. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
164:As simple as that sounds, it is nevertheless extremely difficult to adequately discuss no-boundary awareness or nondual consciousness. This is because our language — the medium in which all verbal discussion must float — is a language of boundaries. As we have seen, words and symbols and thoughts themselves are actually nothing but boundaries, for whenever you think or use a word or name, you are already creating boundaries. Even to say "reality is no-boundary awareness" is still to create a distinction between boundaries and no-boundary! So we have to keep in mind the great difficulty involved with dualistic language. That "reality is no-boundary" is true enough, provided we remember that no-boundary awareness is a direct, immediate, and nonverbal awareness, and not a mere philosophical theory. It is for these reasons that the mystic-sages stress that reality lies beyond names and forms, words and thoughts, divisions and boundaries. Beyond all boundaries lies the real world of Suchness, the Void, the Dharmakaya, Tao, Brahman, the Godhead. And in the world of suchness, there is neither good nor bad, saint nor sinner, birth nor death, for in the world of suchness there are no boundaries. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove

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1:Names come and names go. ~ Neil Gaiman,
2:Names are powerful things. ~ Nicola Yoon,
3:Names made a thing real. ~ Erika Johansen,
4:All names mean something. ~ Salman Rushdie,
5:Names are doors to ideas ~ Bradford Morrow,
6:Biblical names are hot again. ~ Anita Diament,
7:None of us know our real names. ~ Kim Stanley,
8:So many names in this … “place. ~ Ian McDonald,
9:To love is to undress our names. ~ Octavio Paz,
10:Loving means getting rid of names. ~ Octavio Paz,
11:Name me no names for my disease, ~ Witter Bynner,
12:Proper names are poetry in the raw. ~ W H Auden,
13:the door and announced the names ~ Glenn Langohr,
14:I always give names to things ~ Clarice Lispector,
15:Names are not always what they seem. ~ Mark Twain,
16:Proper names are rigid designators. ~ Saul Kripke,
17:Satan labels you. God names you. ~ Gloria Gaither,
18:He's just a man names Gatsby. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
19:What is necessary is to rectify names. ~ Confucius,
20:I'm the man of a million names. ~ Giancarlo Stanton,
21:Indeed there's a woundy luck in names. ~ Ben Jonson,
22:You need names to get the movie made. ~ Laverne Cox,
23:All the rare and royal names ~ John Millington Synge,
24:I collect men with interesting names. ~ Sylvia Plath,
25:I hate alliterative names. They suck. ~ Susan Isaacs,
26:We all have names we don't know about. ~ Martin Amis,
27:We see only what we have names for. ~ Garrett Hardin,
28:I have many names, but only one nature ~ John Brunner,
29:She has more names than petticoats. ~ Boris Pasternak,
30:None of us know our real names. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
31:Deliver us, O Allah, from the Sea of Names. ~ Ibn Arabi,
32:He unrolls names like a splendid carpet. ~ James Salter,
33:Brand names aren't important to me at all. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
34:Everybody should customize their names. ~ Charles Baxter,
35:He longed to put names to nameless things. ~ Laura Frantz,
36:Money doesn't come with names attached. ~ Haruki Murakami,
37:All you've ever had are names from men. ~ Jennifer Pashley,
38:Fate and temperament are the names of a concept. ~ Novalis,
39:Of Beginnings and the Names of Things S ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
40:Practice calling people by their names. ~ David J Schwartz,
41:Teach us the names of what we have destroyed. ~ Dana Gioia,
42:Truth is one, the sages speak of it by many names. ~ CLAMP,
43:God has many names, though He is only one Being. ~ Aristotle,
44:lad—what’s names to th’ Joy Maker, ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett,
45:Names speak to the namer as much as the named. ~ Jay Kristoff,
46:Oh, the power that lurks in the naming of names. ~ Robin Hobb,
47:Only times and places, only names and ghosts. ~ Aldous Huxley,
48:The Latin names of plants blur like belief. ~ Carol Ann Duffy,
49:The names are mine, but they're not me. ~ Katherine Applegate,
50:Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
51:Doubt is one of the names of intelligence. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
52:God knows us as individuals with names and faces. ~ Jen Wilkin,
53:I'll name names, you know I won't hold back. ~ Steven Cojocaru,
54:People with big names aren’t always big people. ~ Tobias Wolff,
55:Elementary propositions consist of names. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
56:I'm an American, our names don't mean shit. ~ Quentin Tarantino,
57:I'm not a kiss-and-teller. I never named names. ~ Joni Mitchell,
58:names are a way to keep people in your mind ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
59:Names are masks, they get in the way. ~ Matthew Woodring Stover,
60:Every name is real. That's the nature of names. ~ Jerry Spinelli,
61:they constituted the list of names her mother and ~ Joanne Fluke,
62:All the donuts have names that sound like prostitutes ~ Tom Waits,
63:Call me names, dearest! Call me thy bird ~ Frances Sargent Osgood,
64:For new made honor doth forget men's names. ~ William Shakespeare,
65:For new-made honor doth forget men's names. ~ William Shakespeare,
66:For true names in the mouth of an enemy have power. ~ Kate Danley,
67:gave their (right) names to things without seeing them; ~ Lao Tzu,
68:Don't call people names you dirty name caller you. ~ Roseanne Barr,
69:Our names were made for us in another century. ~ Richard Brautigan,
70:There’s a Man Goin’ Round Taking Names —AUTHOR UNKNOWN ~ Jack Carr,
71:This is to test PDF with long names Creating Minds: An ~ Anonymous,
72:All names will soon be restored to their proper owners. ~ C S Lewis,
73:At present our only true names are nicknames. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
74:I have fallen in love with American names, ~ Stephen Vincent Benet,
75:Names don't mean a thing anymore. The past is dead. ~ Lauren Oliver,
76:names only exist to distinguish one from others,” and, ~ Max Brooks,
77:What's really fun is to write under different names. ~ Tom Verlaine,
78:Bury us, and mark our names above. Let us be free. ~ Madeline Miller,
79:Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ John F Kennedy,
80:God has a thousand names, or rather He is Nameless. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
81:The world had changed since place names were invented. ~ Dave Duncan,
82:Truth is one, the sages speak of it by many names. ~ Joseph Campbell,
83:When you live in Mexico, your houses all have names. ~ Jesse Ventura,
84:and I know how names can alter the colour of beliefs. ~ Edith Wharton,
85:Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.. ~ John F Kennedy,
86:I am known by many names, but you may call me...Tim. ~ Graham Chapman,
87:I insist on group singing of the names of the Lord. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
88:I'm horrible at remembering names, embarrassingly bad. ~ Sam Trammell,
89:I used to make up names when I used to catalog my stuff. ~ Aphex Twin,
90:Some names to look forward to - perhaps in the future ~ David Coleman,
91:Yeah, I can read music and I know the names of chords. ~ Dave Navarro,
92:And the homes have absurdly happy names, like Sunny Acres. ~ Anonymous,
93:A poor writer is one who names rather than represents. ~ Italo Calvino,
94:Can you even spell your great-great grandparent's names? ~ Mitch Albom,
95:Deliver us, O Allah, from the Sea of Names. ~ Ibn Arabi, [T5], #index,
96:Guys with nice person names try to be sympathetic. ~ Caroline B Cooney,
97:I confused things with their names: that is belief. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
98:If we were made in his image then call us by our names. ~ Erykah Badu,
99:Romans often took family names from agriculture, Cato ~ Mark Kurlansky,
100:Under various names, I have praised only you, rivers! ~ Czeslaw Milosz,
101:Whispers with our names hovered around us like mosquitoes. ~ C L Stone,
102:Everyone's very relaxed about brand names in television. ~ John Mulaney,
103:It turned out that, like Satan, cancer had many names. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
104:I won't name any names but I'll name just one, David Dein. ~ Niall Quinn,
105:Names are not for the asking, mortal. Names are earned. ~ Steven Erikson,
106:People try to make names for things they don't understand ~ Rene Denfeld,
107:We do what we must, and call it by the best names. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
108:Yesterday's rose endures in its name, we hold empty names. ~ Umberto Eco,
109:Always forgive your enemies but never forget their names ~ John F Kennedy,
110:But of course names were secret things, full of power. And ~ Stephen King,
111:Fate and character are different names for the same idea. ~ Hermann Hesse,
112:People have killed since the beginning of time for names. ~ Peter Tieryas,
113:People try to make names for things they don't understand. ~ Rene Denfeld,
114:The one is real, the many are mere names and forms. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
115:to their names, but the car they’re driving is registered ~ John Gilstrap,
116:used personal and place-names in their transliteration ~ Geraldine Brooks,
117:I have a poor memory for names; but I seldom remember a face. ~ W C Fields,
118:There are many names in history, but none of them are ours ~ Richard Siken,
119:The war is always the same, only the names and places change. ~ A G Riddle,
120:Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ Robert Kennedy,
121:My names John Bonham, I'm a drummer and I'm potty about cars. ~ John Bonham,
122:Names,” a gruff voice barks, and Gisa stops short. “Gisa ~ Victoria Aveyard,
123:Old age is - a lot of crossed off names in an address book. ~ Ronald Blythe,
124:our names, the date, and these words: We were here. ~ Karen Thompson Walker,
125:So long as we remember names, so long those people live. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
126:There are names I do not want mentioned in my home. ~ Elisabeth Schwarzkopf,
127:I know the places in my heart, but the names have all changed. ~ Nicola Yoon,
128:Our best yesterdays are now foul piles of crumpled names. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
129:Teach me to go to the country beyond words and beyond names. ~ Thomas Merton,
130:the names come back to me like a song: Lorch, D’Augny, Neuhoff— ~ Pam Jenoff,
131:the two replicas with names plucked straight from the stars. ~ Lauren Oliver,
132:Thus do I capitalize years as though they were proper names. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
133:Truth is one: (though) the wise call it by various names. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru,
134:What can she possibly teach you, twenty seven names for tears? ~ Janet Fitch,
135:First, our names shape us, and we shape our names in turn. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
136:Names are not of nearly as much import as people like to suppose, ~ Anonymous,
137:The ideal has many names, and beauty is but one of them. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
138:we shall no longer know who we are, or even remember our names ~ Jos Saramago,
139:Foolish names and foolish faces often appear in public places. ~ Michael Lewis,
140:I'm feeling so much. I don't even have names for what I feel. ~ Suanne Laqueur,
141:So many names, there is barely room on the walls of the heart. ~ Billy Collins,
142:The Gods are but names for the forces of Nature themselves. ~ Aleister Crowley,
143:Bush, Sharon, Blair and Rice are names that history will damn. ~ George Clooney,
144:It's a funny thing about names, how they become a part of someone. ~ Lois Lowry,
145:Space Age, or the Atomic Age. But those were just names invented by ~ Anonymous,
146:Tazburg, Mise, Divine, South Ridge.” He read the names off the ~ David Baldacci,
147:They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases. ~ Plato,
148:Two names emerge from a single origin and both are called mysterious. ~ Lao Tzu,
149:I didn't know the names of the flowers - now my garden is gone. ~ Allen Ginsberg,
150:It is and it is as no other being is. ~ Pseudo-Dionysius, The Divine Names, 1, 1,
151:My life's a sequel to a movie where the actors' names have changed. ~ John Mayer,
152:Names are the sweetest and most important sound in any language. ~ Dale Carnegie,
153:Names have power, and he was, from infancy, associated with gold. ~ Laini Taylor,
154:Today's plan:
Kick @ss.
Take Names.
Repeat As Necessary. ~ Jos N Harris,
155:We only memorize historical dates and names, not the lesson. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
156:Cars get girl names. Guns get guy names. What do knives get? ~ Guillermo del Toro,
157:Company names without clear pronunciation or spelling won't last. ~ David Rusenko,
158:I refuse to pronounce the names of possession and nonpossession. ~ Monique Wittig,
159:My verses are my diary. My poetry is a poetry of proper names. ~ Marina Tsvetaeva,
160:Nicknames are fond names. We do not give them to people we dislike. ~ Edna Ferber,
161:Sticks and stones can break your bones, but names can kill you. ~ Philip Zimbardo,
162:The Balti had as many names for rock as the Inuit have for snow. ~ Greg Mortenson,
163:The names of places carry a charge of the people who named them. ~ John Steinbeck,
164:A man’s fate and his character are two names for the same concept. ~ Hermann Hesse,
165:And I'm convinced that knowing the names of things braces people up. ~ Saul Bellow,
166:Everyone has a right to pronounce foreign names as he chooses. ~ Winston Churchill,
167:Foolish names and foolish faces often appear in public places. ~ Curtis Sittenfeld,
168:Names are not important. It's what lies inside of you that matters. ~ Sarah J Maas,
169:Never trust a woman who gives funny names to means of transport. ~ Terry Pratchett,
170:Nothing that was real ever died, only names, forms, and illusions. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
171:All that exists is One. People only call this One by different names. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
172:Losing their names, these things underwent a process of uncreation. ~ Angela Carter,
173:Sticks and stones can break your bones, but names can kill you. ~ Philip G Zimbardo,
174:the sense of things
remains in the intensity of their names ~ Alejandra Pizarnik,
175:The song still remains which names the land over which it sings. ~ Martin Heidegger,
176:Even in a sea of names, a drowning mermaid has a way of standing out. ~ Erika Swyler,
177:Instead of calling everybody names, start being more understanding. ~ Clint Eastwood,
178:Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit. ~ James Howe,
179:Unlike the supply of dogs, the supply of good names isn't limitless. ~ Sy Montgomery,
180:Delwyth, Bethan, and Eira be their names—I midwifed each one, same year. ~ Lois Lowry,
181:Gwyneth Paltrow names her kid Apple. I'm not going to let that stand. ~ Kathy Griffin,
182:I have many names. But you may call me Lilith, first of all demons. ~ Cassandra Clare,
183:Names are but noise and smoke, Obscuring heavenly light. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
184:So does being cool mean you get to go around calling other people names? ~ James Howe,
185:Maybe it was their names, they thought. Stinky, Cheese-Dick and Ringworm. ~ Tim Dorsey,
186:None of my pets know their own names, what kind of person am I? ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
187:People who really appreciated animals always asked their names. ~ Lilian Jackson Braun,
188:So I had all the names, three names, and that's good to have on a soap. ~ Joan Van Ark,
189:To spend our days betting on three-legged horses with beautiful names ~ Bohumil Hrabal,
190:Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries. ~ Chelsea Quinn Yarbro,
191:I can never remember names. I'm so self-centered and have a terrible memory. ~ Jim Shaw,
192:I nicknamed everyone in the gym. It was easier than remembering their names. ~ Joe Gold,
193:I read somewhere that all the digitized announcers on the tube have names. ~ Keith Lowe,
194:I think my friend Jeff is gay. I don't know - I'm so bad with names. ~ Anthony Jeselnik,
195:names of methods that do something unexpected, or perhaps a bit dangerous. ~ Russ Olsen,
196:There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes! ~ William Hazlitt,
197:I remember a couple of instrumental albums, just don't ask the names. ~ Big Jim Sullivan,
198:It is no use trying to improve on children's names for wildflowers. ~ Mary Hunter Austin,
199:national press. He called them by their first names, invited them ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
200:The Goddess is one and even if She has many names, She's in every woman. ~ Laura Tolomei,
201:It has a name because it's important, and all important things have names. ~ Rick Riordan,
202:Many of the Iranian players show their Christian names on their shirts. ~ Clive Tyldesley,
203:The names they gave were false ones, though the vows they made were true. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
204:We write our names in the sand: and then the waves roll in and wash them away. ~ Augustus,
205:When all else fails the liberals call you names or attack your personality. ~ Herman Cain,
206:All British people have plain names, and that works pretty well over there. ~ Paris Hilton,
207:First rule of magic: Don't let anyone know your real name. Names have power. ~ Neil Gaiman,
208:If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist. ~ Albert Einstein,
209:If you cannot prove a man wrong, don't panic. You can always call him names. ~ Oscar Wilde,
210:I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union. ~ Aldrich Ames,
211:Sticks and stones, I'll break yer bones, but names ain't worth a quarrel. ~ Philip Pullman,
212:The sacred lives beyond labels and judgment, in the wood-of-no-names. ~ Rachel Naomi Remen,
213:Beaumont. Tyler. Grady."
"Wait, whoa, full names? What the hell, Garrett? ~ Abigail Roux,
214:Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
215:If you do not know the names of things, the knowledge of them is lost, too. ~ Carl Linnaeus,
216:My body is not my own any more. They have stamped their names all over it. ~ Louise O Neill,
217:A beloved child has many names, but it’s strange for the deceased to have so many. ~ Jo Nesb,
218:A fellow needed two names, one for affection and the other for civic duty. ~ Gregory Maguire,
219:As names that can mean things, I prefer spiritual to a lot of other things. ~ David Duchovny,
220:If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. ~ Confucius,
221:Kickin', ass takin' names, cashing checks, and breakin necks, the champ is here. ~ John Cena,
222:Suffering does not befall him who is without attachment to names and forms. ~ Gautama Buddha,
223:there is a tall marble memorial on which the names of their dead are listed. ~ Adam Nicolson,
224:We write our names in the sand, and then the waves roll in and wash them away. ~ Neil Gaiman,
225:What signifies knowing the Names, if you know not the Natures of things. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
226:Yes, I'll marry you.....Satan."
"Awww, see? We already gave pet names! ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
227:All things are defined by names. Change the name, and you change the thing. ~ Terry Pratchett,
228:And in their names we slit
the earth's arteries to feed the veins of the Unknown. ~ Adonis,
229:But labels, names, or skin colour don't matter ... we're children of Christ. ~ Nadine Brandes,
230:I'm a student of history. Revolutions only get names after it's clear who won. ~ Wilson Rawls,
231:knowing the names of things is a way to pay respect to the beauty of the world, ~ Dean Koontz,
232:Lyra and Caelum: the two replicas with names plucked straight from the stars. ~ Lauren Oliver,
233:My philosophy was if they weren't calling you names, you weren't doing anything. ~ Earl Lloyd,
234:Small town people assume you are a friend if you simply remember their names. ~ Randal Marlin,
235:The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names in research. ~ Darold Treffert,
236:Useful thing a warrant. Murder and theft change their names if you have one. ~ Barry Unsworth,
237:Can’t you let a man die as comfortably as he can without calling him names? ~ Ernest Hemingway,
238:In the fairy’s song the earth recognized the names by which it called itself. ~ Susanna Clarke,
239:Jazz changes and all. But I don't know the names of what it is I'm doing. ~ Stevie Ray Vaughan,
240:My memory about names and places now is dreadful. But lines, I can remember. ~ Angela Lansbury,
241:Names and individuals are unimportant when Germany's final fate is at stake. ~ Franz von Papen,
242:ONCE THERE WERE FOUR CHILDREN WHOSE NAMES were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This ~ C S Lewis,
243:Since you won't give me your names I'll call you Thing One and Thing Two. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
244:(The ability to remember names peaks, on average, in your early twenties.) ~ Pamela Druckerman,
245:Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
246:Words have power. Names are power. Never give that shit away for free. ~ J Michael Straczynski,
247:I don't think you can be in public life without being called bad names. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
248:I have as many names as there are winds, as many titles as there are ways to die. ~ Neil Gaiman,
249:It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. ~ Oscar Wilde,
250:Knowing the names of things is a way to pay respect to the beauty of the world... ~ Dean Koontz,
251:Music wasn't history class; I didn't need to memorize a thousand dates and names. ~ Leila Sales,
252:My names were hand-me-downs too: girl, the creature, or, most often, you there. ~ Emma Donoghue,
253:Names are not the things they name. Classes are not coextensive with subclasses. ~ James Gleick,
254:The government will take the fairest of names, but the worst of realities--mob rule. ~ Polybius,
255:(Embarrassing old screen names are the lower-back tattoos of the Internet age.) ~ Alexandra Petri,
256:Holy Istanbul! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names which enchants me. ~ Pierre Loti,
257:If I did not speak with people who call me names, I could not engage in politics. ~ Geert Wilders,
258:I know history. There are many names in history

but none of them are ours. ~ Richard Siken,
259:It's wisest always to be so clad that our friends need not ask us for our names. ~ James F Cooper,
260:Occupation? Put down, well – tourists. We’ve been called harder names before now; ~ Joseph Conrad,
261:sick of it whatever it's called sick of the names
I dedicate every pore to what's here ~ Ikkyu,
262:The beginning of wisdom, as the Chinese say, is calling things by their right names. ~ E O Wilson,
263:Architecture wrote the history of the epochs and gave them their names. ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,
264:Names, names, all passed away, forgotten, mere birdsong in the bushes of things. ~ Sebastian Barry,
265:Young man, names are powerful things. You don't go around using them for no reason. ~ Rick Riordan,
266:I have loved them all, with all my heart, and have learned many of their names. ~ Christopher Moore,
267:Karta (The Creator) and Karim (The beneficient) are the names of the same God. ~ Guru Gobind Singh,
268:May I ask your name, my lady? Or perhaps angels have no names, only beautiful faces. ~ Heath Ledger,
269:Myth # 2: The unchurched are turned off by denominational names in the church name. ~ Thom S Rainer,
270:The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
271:Without naming names, I think other movies look more realistic but they feel less real. ~ Brad Bird,
272:And we were angry and poor and happy, And proud of seeing our names in print. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
273:At home the hateful names of parties cease, And factious souls are wearied into peace. ~ John Dryden,
274:Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God. ~ Seneca the Younger,
275:Did you ever notice how some colors are used for people’s names but others aren’t? ~ Nicholas Sparks,
276:Gavin, Logan, Calix. Was there a sale on trendy names when they were born, or something? ~ Keri Lake,
277:He pointed to another small round burn mark between two names, Bellatrix and Narcissa. ~ J K Rowling,
278:Holmes’s mental journeying goes by many names, but most commonly it is called meditation ~ Anonymous,
279:It happened so often—beautiful things had stupid names, and the other way around. ~ Marina Dyachenko,
280:Some Americans need hyphens in their names because only part of them has come over. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
281:Yes, I still think of him as that, call him that. It's as real as any of his other names. ~ Mal Peet,
282:All names and forms are the garbs and covers under which the one life is hidden. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
283:But think carefully on it. Names are not a thing to be rushed. There’s power in names. ~ Melissa Grey,
284:Edible names are what drives me as a musician. My next band will be called the Hot Dogs. ~ Chad Smith,
285:Hurrying, dragging, falling, crying, calling out names hopefully and hopelessly. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
286:In both waking and dream states thoughts, names and forms occur simultaneously. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
287:It became normal for women on the internet to adopt gender-neutral or male screen names. ~ Arthur Chu,
288:My dad liked how January went with Jones. My sisters' names are Jina and Jacey Jones. ~ January Jones,
289:One advantage of static factory methods is that, unlike constructors, they have names. ~ Joshua Bloch,
290:The counterfeits of the past assume false names, and gladly call themselves the future. ~ Victor Hugo,
291:the names Steve and Lori chose for their two baby boys were William and Billy Jr. ~ Michael Griesbach,
292:There are three things I always forget. Names, faces and... the third I can't remember. ~ Italo Svevo,
293:They say that nameless things change constantly—that names fix them in place like pins. ~ Holly Black,
294:We all believe the same thing really, we simply give it different names. Hardly a crime. ~ V E Schwab,
295:When I was doing jazz concerts in America, I would use the biggest names I could find. ~ Norman Granz,
296:Doodling the variations of your combined names on the cover of your notebook. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
297:Muscles I know; they are my friends. But I have forgotten their names. ~ Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres,
298:Names have power... And he kept the one I gave him. My dear, sweet Jackaby. - Eleanor ~ William Ritter,
299:People don’t want other people to be people. They throw names over them and lock them in, ~ Gene Wolfe,
300:Procedure names should reflect what they do; function names should reflect what they return ~ Rob Pike,
301:Taking away people's names denied their power, a lesson Cheris tried not to think about. ~ Yoon Ha Lee,
302:We take the names of madmen, because madness is our fate. Terribly melodramatic, that. ~ Michael Grant,
303:Why are we talking about this good and evil? They're just names for sides. We know that. ~ Neil Gaiman,
304:Aires and Echo Emerson. Their mother must have hated them to give them names like that. ~ Katie McGarry,
305:I'm entitled to collect my fair share of community property without being called names. ~ Gloria Allred,
306:I shall also take you forth and carve our names together in a yew tree, haloed with stars. ~ Ted Hughes,
307:It's such a foolish thing to argue about names, when what we're doing is all one thing. ~ Coleman Barks,
308:None of us have a real name, Leonidas, just names we like and names people give us. ~ Kendra L Saunders,
309:Some kid was shoving muggles. Marijuana, Dad. We call it—” “I know the names,” Byrnes said. ~ Ed McBain,
310:The Constitution names only three federal offenses: treason, piracy, and counterfeiting. ~ John Grisham,
311:Then the birds flew away, their names turned to kisses, a silence to spell a new world. ~ Jessie Burton,
312:They had forgotten their own names, the voices of their mothers, the faces of their fathers. ~ Joe Hill,
313:Words are the source of all power. And names are more than just a collection of letters. ~ Rick Riordan,
314:Young man, names are powerful things. You don’t just go around using them for no reason. ~ Rick Riordan,
315:If we don’t have impressive-sounding names for things, no one will take us seriously. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
316:It's wisest always to be so clad that our friends need not ask us for our names. ~ James Fenimore Cooper,
317:The word "Yankee" itself, I was informed, came from that simplest of Dutch names - Jan. ~ Joseph O Neill,
318:You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them. ~ Harrison Ford,
319:But call Him by what name you will; for to those who know, He is the possessor of all names. ~ Baha-ullah,
320:Every body consists of three ingredients. The names of these are Sulphur, Mercury, and Salt. ~ Paracelsus,
321:I always look at and look at all the designers and I know all the model's names. ~ Elle Fanning,
322:I know of witches who whistle at different pitches, calling things that don't have names. ~ Helen Oyeyemi,
323:I shall also take you forth and carve our names together in a yew tree, haloed with stars... ~ Ted Hughes,
324:Many errors, of a truth, consist merely in the application of the wrong names of things. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
325:Names are not always what they seem. The common Welsh name Bzjxxllwcp is pronounced Jackson. ~ Mark Twain,
326:Names are the shape of the world, and a man who can speak them is on the road to power ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
327:Of all the names, one is a mistake. One is a nightmare. The stair you miss in the darkness. ~ Hannah Kent,
328:Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees then names the streets after them. ~ Bill Vaughan,
329:The fame of great men ought to be judged always by their big, fancy names. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
330:There is almost no area of British life that isn’t touched with a kind of genius for names. ~ Bill Bryson,
331:Young man, if I could remember the names of these particles, I would have been a botanist. ~ Enrico Fermi,
332:But call Him by what name you will; for to those who know, He is the possessor of all names. ~ Baha-ullah,
333:Home of lost causes, and forsaken beliefs, and unpopular names, and impossible loyalties! ~ Matthew Arnold,
334:If the gods cannot recognize your names,” she warned, “they will never hear your prayers. ~ Michelle Moran,
335:If these walls could talk, the buildings would stutter, wouldn't remember their names. ~ NoViolet Bulawayo,
336:If you want our world-known names, you can't have them unless you own the Nintendo machine. ~ Satoru Iwata,
337:Love not the flower they pluck and know it not, And all their botany is Latin names. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
338:Sometimes I think that people's characters get forged, at least in part, from their names. ~ Jeff Goldblum,
339:All that remains is the faces and the names of the wives and the sons and the daughters. ~ Gordon Lightfoot,
340:A lot of people change their band names because they're looking for a change of atmosphere. ~ Justin Vernon,
341:Apparently, ‘charity, hope, and faith’ are also the names of three martyred Catholic saints. ~ Ernest Cline,
342:hoping that everything would go back to normal after the Capital Report broadcast the names. I ~ Kiera Cass,
343:If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
344:The Japanese drive on the left side of the road. Most streets literally do not have names. ~ Charles C Mann,
345:You are still you. The U.S. is still the U.S., held together by credit cards and Indian names ~ John Updike,
346:And we have made of ourselves living cesspools, and driven doctors to invent names for our diseases. ~ Plato,
347:A poet's job is to find a name for everything: to be a fearless finder of the names of things. ~ Jane Kenyon,
348:Be sure that the names you choose favor read-time convenience over write-time convenience. ~ Steve McConnell,
349:Call things by other names as if it changes what they are. But that don’t make them true. ~ Colson Whitehead,
350:Genius is the summed production of the many with the names of the few attached for easy recall. ~ E O Wilson,
351:I always remember the faces and names of my enemies. I don’t want to forget to kill anyone. ~ Maria V Snyder,
352:If you can not answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
353:I remember a lot of people, but when I meet people and I'm stoned, I'm not as good with names. ~ Miley Cyrus,
354:My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names. ~ Larry Niven,
355:Names and theoretical things don't occur to me. If they do, I'm not doing my real playing mode. ~ Lee Konitz,
356:The danger with mentioning names is that you hurt the feelings of people that you leave out. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
357:a book is a great cemetery in which, for the most part, the names upon the tombs are effaced. ~ Marcel Proust,
358:And it’s not just in America. Countries around the world have developed names for young “adults ~ Alex Harris,
359:But the game involves only male names. Because, if it's a girl, Laila has already named her ~ Khaled Hosseini,
360:God is the same, even though He has a thousand names; it is up to us to select a name for Him. ~ Paulo Coelho,
361:Houses are like boats,” Aunt May had sniffed. “They should always keep their original names. ~ Rachel Hawkins,
362:How can people live their whole lives without knowing the names of their own parts of the body? ~ Don DeLillo,
363:I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp, gaunt names that never get fat. ~ Stephen Vincent Benet,
364:In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
365:I wonder if our names determine our destiny, or if destiny leads us to choose certain names. ~ Michelle Moran,
366:We didn’t have last names before they came. When they decided they needed to keep track of us, ~ Tommy Orange,
367:What do you mean? I am Mogget, of course. The one and only Mogget. Though I have had other names. ~ Garth Nix,
368:Where most men work for degrees after their names, we work for one before our names: Saint. ~ Mother Angelica,
369:With me it was that defending the Communist Party was something worse than naming the names. ~ Edward Dmytryk,
370:can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. ~ Yann Martel,
371:I think cats would have an even worse attitude if they found out how stupid their names were. ~ Demetri Martin,
372:I've always liked people with two names, because you get to make up your mind what you call them. ~ John Green,
373:Names have power. In certain cultures, just speaking a man's name gives you mastery over him. ~ Bentley Little,
374:O proudly name their names who bravely sail| To seek brave lost in Arctic snows and seas! ~ Helen Hunt Jackson,
375:Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names; but once you know, everything changes. ~ David Platt,
376:We all have the right to call each other names. Rudeness is a deeply held constitutional value. ~ Barney Frank,
377:We are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation. ~ Barack Obama,
378:All of the full moons for the entire year are special in that they have particular names. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
379:Cats never liked to admit to names. Being named might lead to being held responsible for something. ~ Garth Nix,
380:God is known by many names. And in the last analysis God's names were as many as human beings. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
381:Great names abase, instead of elevating, those who do not know how to bear them. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
382:Just wait until you have kids of your own, then tell me if you care if you mix up their names, ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
383:Names gave people weight, life, substance. Meaning, when she wanted everything to be meaningless. ~ Cole McCade,
384:President Bush spent the day calling names he couldn't pronounce in countries he never knew existed. ~ Jay Leno,
385:Reason, truth, justice, tend not to be man’s goals, but the names he gives to his goals. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila,
386:The dispersing and scattering our names into many mouths, we call making them more great. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
387:There are various names for this 'Spirit of Life' because there are various life experiences. ~ Jurgen Moltmann,
388:These local yokels couldn't find their own asses if you tattooed their names on each cheek. ~ Mark de Castrique,
389:We articulate our fears, like children in the dark, giving them names in order to tame them. ~ Patricia Duncker,
390:You know, that's the trouble with drinking. Come the morning, you can never remember their names. ~ Janny Wurts,
391:I'd be more than willing to give names and phone numbers of every makeup artist I worked with. ~ Shannen Doherty,
392:I'm working on the intricacies of details of maneuvers that he still doesn't even know the names of. ~ Frank Mir,
393:Profession: A kickass pilot. Hobbies: Kicking ass. Favorite Quote: “Kicking ass and taking names. ~ Logan Chance,
394:Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
395:She might have forgotten names and faces and people and events, but she hadn't forgotten emotions. ~ Anne Stuart,
396:The world's full of men like him. They just have different names, different reasons to hurt folks. ~ DiAnn Mills,
397:Wars, plagues, names upon tombs tell us only what happened. But history lies in the cracks between ~ Sarah Blake,
398:Words command us. Names define us. Definitions bind us. Words are where we keep our sacred secrets. ~ Hal Duncan,
399:I think they would like the songs better
if I left out the names, or changed
the pronouns. ~ David Levithan,
400:Krishna is God, and by chanting His Holy Names, the devotee quickly develops God-consciousness. ~ George Harrison,
401:The thing about influence is that any composer worth anything will give you the same names. ~ Harrison Birtwistle,
402:Wars, plagues, names upon tombs tell us only what happened. But history lies in the cracks between. ~ Sarah Blake,
403:Wherefore all these things are but the names which mortals
have given, believing them to be true ~ Parmenides,
404:A princess and a tiger, huh? Such excessive names! Our names mean 'monkey' and 'lewd!' I'm so jealous! ~ Tite Kubo,
405:Do you think it’s right for Christians to use the names of pagan gods for the days of the week? ~ Garrison Keillor,
406:Even the sublime portal, half of a circlet the color of the first snow, knew their names. ~ Gina Marinello Sweeney,
407:How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names. ~ Alice Walker,
408:I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live... ~ John Steinbeck,
409:Know the names of past and current artists who are most famous for playing their instruments. ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
410:My name is Reggie. I'm about kicking ass, I'm about taking names, and we're about making games. ~ Reggie Fils Aime,
411:One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
412:Some judge of authors' names, not works, and then Nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men. ~ Alexander Pope,
413:Some judge of authors' names, not works, and then nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men. ~ Alexander Pope,
414:The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses. ~ Utah Phillips,
415:Well, as much as I love kicking asses and taking names, it's way past curfew for you three"- Arriane ~ Lauren Kate,
416:I technically have two last names, which is a lot of fun when you're making airline reservations. ~ Mackenzie Astin,
417:Programme names have been changed, and we have Andrew Neil saying he won't be using long words. ~ Jonathan Dimbleby,
418:The roll of honor consists of the names of meant who have squared their conduct by ideals of duty. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
419:The story line, the comparisons to this show and the Bible Ends after the names of the characters. ~ George Jackson,
420:When all names and forms have been given up, the real is with you. You need not seek it. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
422:You call your child by the names of all your other children and finally the dog before you get to his. ~ Sara Gruen,
423:You've rarely got an artist that's not being chauffeured into the business by some huge-ass names. ~ Pharoahe Monch,
424:As soon as rules were made, names were given. There are already many names. One must know when it is enough. ~ Laozi,
425:Don't put your confidence in big names When they die and return to the dirt they can't do anything for you. ~ LeCrae,
426:In its world, there are no names, nor past, nor future, only the sureness of the present moment. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
427:Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation. ~ Toni Morrison,
428:Names are powerful and so is destiny, but a person's will is more powerful than both put together. ~ Liesl Shurtliff,
429:Sisters-the ones we share last names with and the ones we choose-are the lining of every woman's soul. ~ Kris Radish,
430:Thus with my lips have I denounced you, while my heart, bleeding within me, called you tender names. ~ Khalil Gibran,
431:Whenever you discuss politics, it is always better to use individual names rather then the term neocon. ~ David Frum,
432:an individual was a type of thing for which symbols were
inadequate, and so names were invented. ~ Samuel R Delany,
433:Burn the Louvre, and wipe your ass with the Mona Lisa. This way at least, God would know our names. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
434:Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake. ~ Richard Sennett,
435:I get so annoyed by famous people who have not actually written the books they slap their names on. ~ Anderson Cooper,
436:Matter and force are the two names of the one artist who fashions the living as well as the lifeless. ~ Thomas Huxley,
437:The names for things don't come first. Words stagger after, hopelessly trying to become the sensation. ~ Tom Stoppard,
438:There are names for people who take advantage of woman who are not in full control of themselves". ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
439:Hey show some respect. They’re real people with names. Carla and Krissy” He frowned. “Or was it Missy? ~ Richelle Mead,
440:I don’t know about you but I refer to women by their actual fucking names unless I’m fucking them. ~ Isabella Starling,
441:I don't mind genre names. "Chillwave" is probably the last thing I would think of, but I don't mind it. ~ Chaz Bundick,
442:My son don't have to say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud. He don't have to be called those crazy names. ~ James Brown,
443:Names are keys that open corridors no longer fresh in the mind, but nonetheless familiar in the heart. ~ Beryl Markham,
444:Nicknames are baseball, names like Zeke and Pie and Kiki and Home Run and Cracker and Dizzy and Dazzy. ~ Ernie Harwell,
445:Religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times ~ Muhammad Ali,
446:They go by the names draugr (zombies), vala (seers), witches (witches), and telemarketers (annoyances). ~ Rick Riordan,
447:Value people because of who they were deep down, not because of their names or their parents’ clout. ~ Claire LaZebnik,
448:All I can think is: Jake and Freddie. What lovely names. I stash them away for later, for my collection, ~ Fiona Barton,
449:Feminism doesn't need re-branding. It names a problem and it is an uncomfortable truth for many ~ Caroline Criado Perez,
450:I will not allow mere names to make distinctions for me, but still see men in herds for all them. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
451:Language is made up of names of comparable objects, and that which cannot be compared has no name. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
452:Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached.
   ~ Sri Ramakrishna, [T5], #index,
453:Mitt Romney had a fundraiser in Israel with a bunch of diamond merchants, we don't know the names of them. ~ Bob Beckel,
454:Their faces are familiar, but you don't get names and life stories when you're bagging folks' groceries. ~ Angie Thomas,
455:The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera. ~ Carl Linnaeus,
456:'1984' is not a wonder tale. Not only could it happen, but it has happened, but under different names. ~ Margaret Atwood,
457:But who names a starship the Icarus? What kind of man possess that much hubris, that he dares it to fall? ~ Amie Kaufman,
458:Charles Dickens was an avid seeker of names - he read directories and looked for odd names on gravestones. ~ Jane Smiley,
459:Companies with pronounceable names do better than others for the first week after the stock is issued, ~ Daniel Kahneman,
460:Distinguish between power and control, delegate, be decisive - and always remember people's first names. ~ Alex Ferguson,
461:I know why the Jews and Muslims have nine hundred names for God; one small word is not enough for love. ~ Diana Gabaldon,
462:In real life, there are names that surprise us because they don't seem to suit the person at all. ~ Krzysztof Kieslowski,
463:Izzy, Axl, Slash—and Duff,” she said. “What kind of names are those?” “Well, there is a guy named Steven. ~ Duff McKagan,
464:Like many spells with unusual names, the Unrobed Ladies was a great deal less exciting than it sounded. ~ Susanna Clarke,
465:The names are bigger, the show is worldwide, but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business. ~ Larry King,
466:The rest of us have monsters too, but we must call them by other names, or pretend they don't exist... ~ Margaret Millar,
467:Garbage can provide important details for hackers: names, telephone numbers, a company's internal jargon. ~ Kevin Mitnick,
468:How did you know his name?”
“I am knowing of all your names, Aedan. I am listening the whole time. ~ Jonathan Renshaw,
469:I can't remember faces, don't remember names, but after awhile and a thousand miles it all becomes the same. ~ Billy Joel,
470:... if they [your children] write their names in the dust on the furniture, don't let them put the year. ~ Phyllis Diller,
471:I said this is Boise, but it’s not. There is no Boise, no Idaho, no America. Names no longer mean a thing. ~ Blake Crouch,
472:Man with Brain the Size of Tic Tac Mates with Amoeba Couple gives birth to giant adjusto; names him Dale ~ Chris Crutcher,
473:Names are the way we humans build relationship, not only with each other but with the living world. ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer,
474:Reject labels. Reject identities. Reject conformity. Reject convention. Reject definitions. Reject names. ~ Ming Dao Deng,
475:Though the names 'karma', 'yoga' and 'sannyasa' are different, the truth at the heart of both is the same. ~ Vinoba Bhave,
476:You'd be surprised at the things people will do in order to get their names or pictures in the paper. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
477:All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them. ~ Muhammad Ali,
478:All names disappear. Children should be taught that in elementary school. But we're afraid to teach them. ~ Roberto Bola o,
479:AMC has a track record for finding actors who have been working actors but not names yet and casting them. ~ Mireille Enos,
480:Amish children are usually named after aunts or uncles or some other relation. Keeps the family names going. ~ Sarah Price,
481:He had crossed continents and drunk starlight from rivers without names. There was no going back from that. ~ Laini Taylor,
482:History flung the accents on our names into the water when it took us across the Gulf of Siam thirty years ago. ~ Kim Th y,
483:I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is. ~ Fred Allen,
484:I burst out with, “Aaron—Bear—” The names are unfamiliar on my tongue, like I’ve never spoken them before. ~ Gordon Korman,
485:I collect names for characters. Names are valuable; they can be your first source of insight into a character. ~ Spike Lee,
486:If you don’t care about money, Nina dear, call it by its other names.” “Kruge? Scrub? Kaz’s one true love? ~ Leigh Bardugo,
487:I've never been in that position in my life, where I hate a celebrity so much that I want to call them names. ~ Jhene Aiko,
488:On the Subject of Non-American Blacks Suffering from Illnesses Whose Names They Refuse to Know. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
489:Politeness, delicacy [and] decency ... are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice. ~ John Adams,
490:They called each other "baby" so often that I occasionally wondered if they had forgotten each other's names. ~ Jojo Moyes,
491:All words have power, of course, but names are the most potent of all, which is why the gods had so many. ~ Joanne M Harris,
492:And how do men call you?” “I have many names, but one nature. You may call me Mazda, or anything you please. ~ John Brunner,
493:Assignments to instance attributes create or change the names in the instance, rather than in the shared class. ~ Mark Lutz,
494:Leila just mentally tagged the three of them with randomly chosen, slightly exotic names – Tim, John and Sarah. ~ Greg Egan,
495:names are really fascist and don’t allow us to express ourselves as human beings, and turn us into one thing. ~ Nick Hornby,
496:Other than the Emperor, only Vader knew the false names were ancient Sith words that meant “death” and “fate. ~ Paul S Kemp,
497:Turkeys know their names, come when you call, and are totally affectionate. They're better than teenagers. ~ Elayne Boosler,
498:You people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names. ~ Neil Gaiman,
499:Black movies don't have real names, they have names like Barbershop. That's not a name, that's just a location. ~ Chris Rock,
500:History remembers only the names of the conquerors. There are no pages devoted to the scruples of the losers. ~ Manjul Bajaj,
501:Rejected names for World War II: 'Global Super Killfest', 'Germaniacal Japandamonium', 'World War 1: New Moon'. ~ Dana Gould,
502:Simple ignorance has in its time been complimented by the names of most of the vices, and of all the virtues. ~ Arthur Helps,
503:The people who call you names are just trying to make themselves feel better. They've fucked up before, too ~ Kody Keplinger,
504:We named all our children Kid. Well, they have different first names, like Hey Kid, You Kid, Dumb Kid . . . ~ Phyllis Diller,
505:When you get to know some of the history of the game, Oscar Robertson is one of the names that pops up first. ~ LeBron James,
506:Bells, it may be noted, like ships and kittens, have a way of being female, whatever names they are given. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
507:Erotic names, robes, insignia of office, titles- the trappings of religion- confuse as much as they help. ~ Stephen Batchelor,
508:Famous women keep their same names even after they get married because their names are their bread and butter. ~ Stephen King,
509:Just because you’re named after jeans, doesn’t mean you have to take it out on the rest of us with normal names. ~ J J McAvoy,
510:My little scam in April '85 went like this: Give me $50,000; here's some names of some people we've recruited. ~ Aldrich Ames,
511:Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were--Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter. ~ Beatrix Potter,
512:some trace in contemporary works of these extraordinary names which had so strongly awakened our curiosity. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
513:What's a' your jargon o' your schools, Your Latin names for horns and stools; If honest nature made you fools. ~ Robert Burns,
514:All names of God remain hallowed because they have been used not only to speak of God but also to speak to him. ~ Martin Buber,
515:All of God's creatures have names, every last one of them. Of that I am sure: of that I have no doubt at all. ~ Kate DiCamillo,
516:but had forgotten all their names. A light burnt over the door. He went up the path, sea-pebbles crunching ~ Rosamunde Pilcher,
517:In Japan, first names are only for who you're married to, or if you're being rude,' the watchmaker explained. ~ Natasha Pulley,
518:Names come and go. They get attached to you, and then you lose them, and they get attached to someone else. ~ Orson Scott Card,
519:The only thing set in stone are dumb quotes and names of dead people. Everything else is subject to change. ~ Kimberly Spencer,
520:They lived in their flat with a number of aging Highland terriers who had names like Hamish and Andrew and Jock. ~ Neil Gaiman,
521:When we get civilised, I believe children will go by number until they get old enough to choose their own names. ~ Myrtle Reed,
522:But no. Memory is no refuge. There remains only an inconsistent babble of street names that no longer exist. ~ Alejandro Zambra,
523:Earth Mother, you who are called by a thousand names. May all remember we are cells in your body and dance together. ~ Starhawk,
524:Further, a document names and identifies the actual Red Light Bandits (plural), because in fact there are two. ~ Caryl Chessman,
525:I believe in trees. I can touch them. And they have true names. They do not change in terms of what they are to me. ~ Ned Hayes,
526:It's funny, now there are so many bands that I can never remember any of their names. Maybe it's because I'm old. ~ Judd Apatow,
527:It's weird when you hear teachers call each other by their first names. It's like they're friends or something. ~ Brian Francis,
528:John F. Kennedy is reported to have said that we can forgive our enemies but we shouldn’t forget their names. ~ Debbie Macomber,
529:Now you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names. ~ Neil Gaiman,
530:She announced her age right away, for children consider their ages every bit as important as their names. ~ Trenton Lee Stewart,
531:the average person is more interested in his or her own name than in all the other names on earth put together. ~ Dale Carnegie,
532:their contemporaries in the West, Charlemagne and his lords, were dabbling in the art of writing their names. ~ Steven Weinberg,
533:Can we dispense with the ‘Monsieur’? Makes me feel ancient.” “First names? We’ve only just met.” “It’s 1939. ~ Martha Hall Kelly,
534:He had tattooed all of the names of the men he had killed on his body...unfortunately he had run out of room. ~ Anthony Horowitz,
535:He was the best lover I’d ever had. So far ahead of the competition, I couldn’t even recall their names or faces. ~ Cara McKenna,
536:In a country that’s in a hurry to make the future, the names attached to the products are an enduring reassurance. ~ Don DeLillo,
537:I sit up in the dark drenched in longing. / I am carrying over a thousand names for blue that I didn’t have at dusk. ~ Joy Harjo,
538:Talk dirty to me. Call me names."
"You dirty, dirty, old person." Praline said rather unenthusiastically. ~ Marshall Thornton,
539:The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. ~ Margaret Atwood,
540:When I felt that fame - people were nosing me out - well, I moved on. I used traveling names; wigs if necessary. ~ Joni Mitchell,
541:Yeah, it’s just that… well, most of the time in names, D is followed by some more letters. Like –onald, or –avid. ~ Jane Seville,
542:Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors. ~ Jim Morrison,
543:Out of monuments, names, words proverbs ...and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time. ~ Francis Bacon,
544:When you start talking about killed friends and lost babies, justice and revenge are two names for the same dog. ~ Daniel Abraham,
545:Emmeline didn't call me anything. She didn't need, for I was always there. You only need names for the absent. ~ Diane Setterfield,
546:I was pirouette and flourish, I was filigree and flame. How could I count my blessings when I didn't know their names? ~ Rita Dove,
547:My perspective is if you're not willing to be called a few names to help out your country, you don't care enough. ~ Edward Snowden,
548:politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names ~ Louisa May Alcott,
549:The Egyptians enjoyed a great variety of diseases, though they had to die of them without knowing their Greek names. ~ Will Durant,
550:When we got married, the first thing my wife did was put everything under both names - hers and her mother's. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
551:Yo ho ho, Mr. Pall. I think it’s time we kicked a few butts, took a few risks, and called the cat rude names.” “We ~ Nathan Lowell,
552:Because we’re going to stay here a little while and calm down until I’ve learned your names. Light my pipe, someone! ~ Tove Jansson,
553:Everyone had memorized a chant of names and villages along footpaths in every direction. This was a very useful map. ~ Rory Stewart,
554:Everything looks so much alike that you wonder how people got the idea of inventing names, to make distinctions. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
555:Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved. ~ C S Lewis,
556:Glimmer, I hear someone call her - ugh, the names the people in District 1 give their children are so ridiculous. ~ Suzanne Collins,
557:I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
558:I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
559:Many who have learned from Hesiod the countless names of gods and monsters never understand that night and day are one ~ Heraclitus,
560:Our ownership in Christ is documented in the Word of God, and our names are registered in the Lamb's Book of Life. ~ David Jeremiah,
561:The virtues have secret names: they are, so difficult of access, secret things. Everything that is worthy is secret. ~ Iris Murdoch,
562:They learned early that sharing secret or private names was an ancient device for ensnaring a person in affections. ~ Frank Herbert,
563:When God writes our names in the 'Lamb's Book of Life' He doesn't do it with an eraser handy. He does it for eternity. ~ R C Sproul,
564:For some reason, all my characters come to me with their names attached to them. I never have to search for the names. ~ Paul Auster,
565:I could take you for a walk on the beach and I could point out just about any creature and give you their Latin names. ~ Paul Walker,
566:I grew up hearing words like snakeroot, sassafras, mullein - things that had wondrous, mysterious sounds in their names. ~ Jan Karon,
567:I have a sister and her name is Mimsy, like from "Alice in Wonderland," so we've got some strange names in our family. ~ Brie Larson,
568:Many who have learned from Hesiod the countless names of gods and monsters never understand that night and day are one ~ Heraclitus,
569:Names are important as they tell you a great deal about a person. I’ve had more names than anyone has a right to. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
570:She wove stories about this lord and that lady, calling them by their clothes since she didn’t always know their names. ~ V E Schwab,
571:That's really part of being a grounded theory researcher - putting names to concepts and experiences that people have. ~ Brene Brown,
572:They send him away and no one ever sees him again. That's what happens to writers who put their names on things. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
573:Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me. ~ Toni Cade Bambara,
574:Always sighed deep. “Don’t talk to your mama like that son. I … I could call you them same names … but I ain’t. ~ J California Cooper,
575:Emmeline didn’t call me anything. She didn’t need to, for I was always there. You only need names for the absent. ~ Diane Setterfield,
576:He knows the names of all those mountains he can see, every name of every mountain except the one he's standing on. ~ Emily Ruskovich,
577:I insist on knowing the names, on being interested only in books left ajar, like doors; I will not go looking for keys. ~ Andr Breton,
578:I rolled my eyes. Yes boys. You can both write your names in the snow. The question is who would make bigger letters. ~ Alice Clayton,
579:That s the problem I ve been choosing male names. You are a she! [To Saphira, while trying to choose her name.] ~ Christopher Paolini,
580:There is an abundance of ancient place names in the Ukraine and Poland, which derive from 'Khazar' or 'Zhid' (Jew). ~ Arthur Koestler,
581:This is unfortunately a world in which things find it difficult, frequently impossible, to live up to their names. ~ Joseph Priestley,
582:We often call the manifestation of intentionality by other names, such as instinct, need, drive, or desire. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
583:Words are for explaining the mistakes we might have made, names are for calling when there is nothing left to say. ~ Gordon Lightfoot,
584:Are we going to kick arse and take names, Miss Kane?" "I was thinking we'd maybe just ask them some questions. Politely. ~ Alexis Hall,
585:Change the names and dates, and the Italian Mafia starts to look a lot like the Hatfield-McCoy dispute back in Appalachia. ~ J D Vance,
586:Glimmer, I hear someone call her - ugh, the names the people in District 1 give their children are so ridiculous ... ~ Suzanne Collins,
587:Griddle cakes, pancakes, hot cakes, flapjacks: why are there four names for grilled batter and only one word for love? ~ George Carlin,
588:I insist on knowing the names, on being interested only in books left ajar, like doors; I will not go looking for keys. ~ Andre Breton,
589:The names of the list mean something. Every one. They mean something to me."
"Everyone means something to someone. ~ Julie Orringer,
590:The Vietnam memorial is a masterpiece. The names of the dead are listed there, chronologically. Just the names. ~ William Westmoreland,
591:way time erases real lives, leaving only vague imprints. Blood and spirit fade away so that only names and dates remain. ~ Kate Morton,
592:And when they died, their names would disappear like their last breath, a curiosity for cemetery-goers and nothing more. ~ Brooke Davis,
593:Ben Hur, who said to his sister Ben Him, We'd better swap names before they start calling me Ben Gay! Never got a dinner! ~ Red Buttons,
594:Fate with impartial hand turns out the doom of high and low; her capacious urn is constantly shaking the names of all mankind. ~ Horace,
595:I became a firefighter because I wanted to save people. But I should have been more specific. I should have named names. ~ Jodi Picoult,
596:I've found out why men sign their names to their works- not that they created them but more than the others did not. ~ Charles Bukowski,
597:I won't mention names, but in my career, the most talented people invariably are the easiest and nicest to get along with. ~ James Caan,
598:Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.” There ~ Neil Gaiman,
599:Beyond the hills, a master is who knows our secret names. With bell and bones, he’ll call us home, winter, fall or spring. ~ Andr Alexis,
600:I didn’t think the police would see me in the middle of all those hundreds of names, but, of course, they see everything. ~ Fiona Barton,
601:I'm running out of names. There aren't that many vile things on this earth that can describe what a cum dumpster you are. ~ Karina Halle,
602:In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names. ~ Mortimer Adler,
603:It is surely time for men to think for themselves, and to throw off the authority of names so artificially magnified. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
604:Names turned over by time, like the plough turning the soil. Bringing up the new while the old were buried in the mud. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
605:ONCE THERE WERE FOUR CHILDREN whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to ~ C S Lewis,
606:She could see the hurt in his eyes, and for a moment she wrestled the urge to call Maia a number of unprintable names. ~ Cassandra Clare,
607:So why won't you tell me your name?" He leans forward and I freeze. I thaw. "Juliette," I whisper. "My names is Juliette. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
608:The figures of our speaking are like pictures of names. Vague, weak names, but names nonetheless. Be mindful of them. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
609:there are several private Western donor groups with paternalistic names like “Adopt a Revolution” sending money to the LCCs. ~ Anonymous,
610:The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
611:We have all got to exert ourselves a little to keep sane, and call things by the same names as other people call them by. ~ George Eliot,
612:However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
613:I'm not the kind of actor that gets crazy with [directors'] names, what draws me toward a project is the material itself. ~ Javier Bardem,
614:The only names of objects which connote nothing are proper names; and these have, strictly speaking, no signification. ~ John Stuart Mill,
615:These were the names of the men Moses sent to scout out the land, and Moses renamed Hoshea son of Nun, Joshua. Numbers 13:16 ~ Beth Moore,
616:They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
617:We have named all the stars and all the planet, even though they might already have had names of their own. What a nerve! ~ Stanis aw Lem,
618:Your on your on with this one babe." "Coward." "Calling me names isn't going to get me in there." -Ranger and Stephanie ~ Janet Evanovich,
619:EXTINCTATHON, Monitored by MaddAddam. Adam named the living animals, MaddAddam names the dead ones. Do you want to play? ~ Margaret Atwood,
620:Famous murderers are only famous because they get caught. The best killers are those whose names we shall never know. ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
621:in all kinds of colors that don’t have names. In general, I think there are far more colors and smells than there are words. The ~ Amos Oz,
622:In poetry, she was familiar with names as late as Dryden, and had once been seduced into reading “The Rape of the Lock; ~ Anthony Trollope,
623:Okay, first of all, who names their dinner? I don't want to know my dinner's name. This potato- is this potato named Steve? ~ Rick Riordan,
624:One will develop ruchi (liking) for chanting of the holy names, when one has compassion for each and every living being. ~ Lokanatha Swami,
625:Rescue, however, had many names, and the rope up which a maiden climbed to safety might be used to bind her most cruelly. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
626:So, when our two like-minded overlords demanded a list of names of people to lay off, Alvy and I gave them two: his and mine. ~ Ed Catmull,
627:There were only three names on the map of the region we had brought with us, but we now filled in more than two hundred. ~ Heinrich Harrer,
628:We desire to understand the world by giving names to the things we see, but these things are only the effects of something subtle. ~ Laozi,
629:We have named all the stars and all the planets, even though they might already have had names of their own. What a nerve! ~ Stanis aw Lem,
630:Far from being antecedent principles that animate the process, law, language, truth are but abstract names for its results. ~ William James,
631:I kept thinking how they were all names of dead people, and how names are basically the only thing dead people keep. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
632:I'm horrible with names" He said "I'm still not sure what your is. You say Blake, but I'm pretty sure it's like Bob. Or Sanchez ~ C L Stone,
633:In high school there were so many Jennifers, I had all sorts of names, including Jo-Jen, Jenna, Jenna-Bean, and Jenny A. ~ Jennifer Aniston,
634:I think people are so disillusioned with the parties. It's one party with two different names, and they are so spineless. ~ Malachy McCourt,
635:I was pirouette and flourish,
I was filigree and flame.
How could I count my blessings
when I didn't know their names? ~ Rita Dove,
636:People seem to have a great love for names. For to know a great many names seems to look like knowing a good many things. ~ Herman Melville,
637:the names we gave to others, and the things we accused them of, often said more about us than they did about them. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
638:They could not write their names, but I can write mine, and I will again, somewhere where it will last for a long, long time. ~ Ally Condie,
639:Alright, then, where do the lost names go? The probability of their surviving in the maze of a city must be extremely low. ~ Haruki Murakami,
640:getattr employs the inheritance search protocol, and some of the names we’re listing here are not stored on the instance itself. ~ Mark Lutz,
641:I casually listen to mixes, but I don't know all the names of the tunes and the producers and stuff. It's hard to keep up with. ~ Jamie Woon,
642:It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. ~ Yann Martel,
643:Names are unique sounds and cadences of words that are attached to one specific individual-sort of like a kind of theme music. ~ Jim Butcher,
644:Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow. ~ Margaret Atwood,
645:To let blessed babies go dangling and dawdling without names, for months and months, was enough to ruin them for life. ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin,
646:You know that you are. Don't burden yourself with names, just be. Any name/shape you give yourself obscures your real nature. ~ Nisargadatta,
647:Did you know there are dozens of terrible names for old women? Crone, cat lady, hag, battle-ax. But there’s no male equivalent. ~ Fiona Davis,
648:disclaimer:This is a work of nonfiction, but it is also full of dreams, speculations, and shadows. Many names have been changed. ~ Nick Flynn,
649:For satyagraha and its offshoots, non-co-operation and civil resistance, are nothing but new names for the law of suffering. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
650:Inspiration can come from anywhere. But I do love actors. I wish I could drop a bunch of names, but there are just too many. ~ Kevin Corrigan,
651:Please. Take a seat.” If the Weather Channel was looking for tropical storm names, Joy had two to recommend. Lola and Richard. ~ Nancy Naigle,
652:Similes, are all names of good and evil; they do not speak out, they only hint. A fool who seeketh knowledge from them! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
653:The winds of the desert have names. They feed on the bodies of broken children and rip out the beating hearts of men. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
654:We're called Shadowhunters. At least, that's what we call ourselves. The Downworlders have less complimentary names for us. ~ Cassandra Clare,
655:Who built the seven gates of Thebes? In the books are listed the names of kings. Did the kings heave up the building blocks? ~ Bertolt Brecht,
656:You've become bored to things because they exist only as names to you. The dry concepts of mind obscure your direct perception. ~ Dan Millman,
657:I don't think I knew any of my father's friends - male friends - by their real names. I remember them only by their nicknames. ~ Toni Morrison,
658:I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
659:In fact, Reagan couldn’t remember his grandchildren’s names, and he had no friends, only the husbands of Nancy’s friends. ~ Richard Ben Cramer,
660:Only in death will we have our own names since only in death are we no longer part of the effort. In death we become heroes. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
661:The people who call you names are just trying to make themselves feel better. They've fucked up too. You're not the only one. ~ Kody Keplinger,
662:Walking down the path of dreams, inner-self and listening to your heart are all different names given to your hidden scripts. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
663:Want to see the rock? Want to lay on it naked, and feel me in you, beneath the pinwheel stars, while the grass sings our names? ~ Stephen King,
664:Who's he seeing now then?"
"No idea. They're like funfair goldfish; no point giving them names, they never last that long. ~ David Nicholls,
665:All names of good and evil are images; they do not speak out, they only hint. He is a fool who seeks knowledge from them. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
666:And the Earth had no name. The gods know themselves and have no need of names. It is man who names all things, even gods. ~ Megan Whalen Turner,
667:Combinatorialists and analysts always have different names for everything, in order to keep themselves from interacting. ~ Jennifer Tour Chayes,
668:Discretion,” said Fen with great complacency, “is my middle name.”
“I dare say. But very few people use their middle names. ~ Edmund Crispin,
669:I'd love kids. I'm obsessed with babies. Of course I've thought about baby names. A million times. I like Alfie for a little boy. ~ Cheryl Cole,
670:I was called really horrible, profane names very loudly in front of huge crowds of people, and my schoolwork suffered at one point. ~ Lady Gaga,
671:Jacquelyn, Luna, Mate. You have many names. Each of them holds a special meaning, but the only thing I want to call you is mine. ~ Quinn Loftis,
672:Just as fire is obscured by smoke, the shining light of consciousness is obscured by the assemblage of names & forms. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
673:Many who have learned
from Hesiod the countless names
of gods and monsters
never understand
that night and day are one ~ Heraclitus,
674:Mrs. Japan and Mrs. Romania had unpronounceable names, the former free-floating with vowels, the latter fortressed by consonants. ~ Monica Wood,
675:My friend Donna even likes to give humorous names to her reactive emotions such as “Freddy Fear,” “Judge Judy,” and “Anger Annie. ~ William Ury,
676:Right. I’ve been missing Nutty McFang anyway.”
“Stop making up names for him.”
“What about Count Crackula?”
“Just stop. ~ Rachel Caine,
677:The man here tells us a truth that is awful - we baptise ourselves with names that are far from the only truth about ourselves. ~ P draig Tuama,
678:There are many names for winds derived from localities or from the squalls which sweep from rivers or down mountains. ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio,
679:The UFO lore is populated with mysterious visitors claiming inordinately common names like Smith, Jones, Kelly, Allen, and Brown. ~ John A Keel,
680:The war is always the same, only the names and places change. There are demons upon this earth. They live in our hearts and minds. ~ A G Riddle,
681:And I liked that he had two names. I’ve always liked people with two names, because you get to make up your mind what you call them: ~ Anonymous,
682:Children and savages use only nouns or names of things, which they convert into verbs, and apply to analogous mental acts. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
683:Except when it didn’t, as in the case of names that already end in an s, such as Jones’ book (a practice that is now out of style). ~ Ammon Shea,
684:I don't put categories on music, myself. So either people go with it or they don't, and sometimes the names sound a little silly. ~ Chaz Bundick,
685:Let thy virtue be too high for the familiarity of names, and if thou must speak of it, be not ashamed to stammer about it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
686:Limit yourself to wines with names you can’t pronounce that are made from grapes harvested during or before Full House season one. ~ The Betches,
687:The people who were really important are the ones whose names are forgotten. And that's true of every movement that ever existed. ~ Noam Chomsky,
688:When the ignorant have become numerous or powerful enough, they have been referred to by a special name. This names is 'the Wise'. ~ Idries Shah,
689:You know one little way in which baseball changes us? We don't even think twice about Japanese names anymore. You know what I mean? ~ Bill James,
690:Young man, until you know that all names are false you know nothing; not even the clothes on your body are what they seem to be. ~ Hermann Broch,
691:All names of God remain hallowed because they have been used not only to speak of God but also to speak to him. ~ Martin Buber, I and Thou (1923),
692:Ignorance and stupidity are given the names of simplicity and innocence...Idleness appears as desire for a quiet life. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
693:Spirituality is not making walls in the names of religions and prophets but to make more roads and bridges to reconnect with humanity. ~ Amit Ray,
694:The authors who affect contempt for a name in the world put their names to the books which they invite the world to read. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
695:Yes, that. But I thought also of another thing between us. Call it trust...That is one of its names. It is a very great thing. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
696:He's just simply John5 because he's the fifth person that we've hired. In the future, everyone will have numbers instead of names ~ Marilyn Manson,
697:I can’t imagine myself falling for a man who can’t cite ten proverbs, five philosophical allusions, and the names of three composers). ~ Anonymous,
698:I think I just don’t like names. Basically, I can’t see what’s wrong with calling me ‘me’ or you ‘you’ or us ‘us’ or them ‘them. ~ Haruki Murakami,
699:Let us pray now for the future dead. Though we do not yet know their names, we know that there shall be far too many of them. ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
700:My father names me Autolycus, who being, as I am, littered under Mercury, was likewise a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. ~ William Shakespeare,
701:People tend to call me names that I can't repeat on basic cable. I will give you a hint. They rhyme with itch, hunt, & bore. ~ Chelsea Handler,
702:Softly the two names lingered on the air, died away more slowly than other words, other names, slower than music in the mind. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
703:The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal. ~ Victor Hugo,
704:The Renaissance is studded by the names of the artists and architects, with their creations recorded as great historical events. ~ Arthur Erickson,
705:You go on about reasons,” Cora said. “Call things by other names as if it changes what they are. But that don’t make them true. ~ Colson Whitehead,
706:Your on your on with this one babe."
"Calling me names isn't going to get me in there."
-Ranger and Stephanie ~ Janet Evanovich,
707:AC  (AC) AK, or AKE. Being initials in the names of places, as  Acton, signify an oak, from the Saxon ac, an oak. Gibson's Camden. ~ Samuel Johnson,
708:After the boy at the supermarket had called her those names, Evelyn Couch had felt violated. Raped by words. Stripped of Everything. ~ Fannie Flagg,
709:All our names are just stupid nicknames they made up—like Alby for Albert Einstein, Newt for Isaac Newton, and me—Thomas. As in Edison. ~ Anonymous,
710:Both girls had their names stitched in cursive on their uniforms, but with my dyslexia, the words looked like meaningless spaghetti. ~ Rick Riordan,
711:Everybody was legally alive now. Before the got their names and numbers in that book, they were missing in action and probably dead ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
712:found himself marveling at how many different names there are in this world. All individual, most pronounceable. Think of that. ~ Donald E Westlake,
713:Introduce no more than two new characters at a time. Otherwise your readers will get confused and forget their names and who they are. ~ Rayne Hall,
714:Men have sometimes exchanged names with their friends, as if they would signify that in their friend each loved his own soul. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
715:Numbers are a bad idea for names because people won’t know whether to use numerals (123) or to spell out the number (One Two Three). ~ Guy Kawasaki,
716:People should learn the names of things. They're more important when you know what they're called -- harder to forget. - Constantine ~ Jamie Delano,
717:The future has many names. For the weak, it’s unattainable. For the fearful, it’s unknown. For the bold, it’s ideal. —VICTOR HUGO ~ Anthony Robbins,
718:We love you. If you need help, look for my parents - they're using the names Della and Jim Goodkind - and tell them I sent you. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
719:Writers are thieves, We steal stories. We steal names. We steal scenes. We observe the world and we take what we need and modify it. ~ John Grisham,
720:As much as Metallica rocked, they always had these song names... 'The Thing That Shouldn't Be'. 'The Chair That Wasn't There', you know? ~ Bill Burr,
721:Bloodlines and last names didn't make a man extraordinary — the extraordinary existed in what we did in life, not in who we were. ~ Courtney Alameda,
722:I love these pet names," she said, gazing soulfully up into his eyes, "Nitwit. Sap skull. Termagant. How they make my heart flutter! ~ Loretta Chase,
723:I'm very close to my family. Not like these big stars - not mentioning any names - who lose the plot and don't know who they are. ~ Jennifer Ellison,
724:Marge Thompson with Karsan Dargawalla: I recall repeating the names, getting a thrill from their unlikely, gobbledygook togetherness. ~ M G Vassanji,
725:Names are important. They have to be neither too ordinary nor too queer, just a name, like a face, that'll go along with the crowd. ~ Winston Graham,
726:Names which tell stories have been worth millions of dollars. So a great deal of research often precedes the selection of a name. ~ Claude C Hopkins,
727:No," said the cat. "Now, you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names. ~ Neil Gaiman,
728:No,” said the cat. “Now, you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names. ~ Neil Gaiman,
729:she decided that politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names, ~ Louisa May Alcott,
730:The absolutely alienated individual worships at the altar of an idol, and it makes little difference by what names this idol is known. ~ Erich Fromm,
731:The ICF and Under Fives mean more around Upton Park than Ron and Reggie Kray. History stays around for years. But who cares about names. ~ John King,
732:The names Americans visit on their children never ceases to amaze me. One of Diana Ross' daughters labours under the name of Chudney. ~ Alan Bennett,
733:When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. ~ Oscar Wilde,
734:... but there's other things in the sea that's a mortal danger, and they can never have names because they shift and prowl and vanish. ~ Annie Proulx,
735:It so cliché to say some guys and girls need to step up, but there can be bigger stars and bigger names when people get their chance. ~ Chris Jericho,
736:My sisters were wrong to name the Varga boys in the oath. Names had nothing to do with it. All boys were destined to break your heart. ~ Sarah Ockler,
737:Names began to burn onto the map: Hy Brasil, Atlantis, Lyonesse…and then I saw it, the name I had been searching for: Ynis Verleath. ~ Melanie Karsak,
738:No names have been changed in order to protect the innocent since God Almighty protects the innocent as a matter of Heavenly routine. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
739:Passed through fire and plunged through salt water and offered to the winds of the air; thus were names sealed to these chosen children. ~ Robin Hobb,
740:The Sephiroth, as defined by G. Scholem, are ‘the ten names most common to God and in their entirety they form his one great Name’. ~ Frances A Yates,
741:Tigers go by several different names here, and one of them is Toyota-because, during the 1990's, that is what you could buy with one. ~ John Vaillant,
742:And so, as kinsmen met a-night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names. ~ Emily Dickinson,
743:Chief Wimbe also loved his cat, which was black and white but had no name. In Malawi, only dogs are given names, I don't know why. ~ William Kamkwamba,
744:Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity. ~ William Hazlitt,
745:I like it so much when you call me these names, especially since outside of the bedroom you are so unfailingly respectful and adoring. ~ Sierra Simone,
746:NASA projects often have romantic names that link into a long history of exploration and adventure: Atlantis and Discovery, for example. ~ Hanna Rosin,
747:Spider names look silly. But this ‘‘Accord’’ group is a young culture. Their names are still mostly meaningful in their daily language. ~ Vernor Vinge,
748:there was a sweet naïveté in the way she gave her name to me unasked, as though we were in a place where the names of people mattered. ~ Dexter Palmer,
749:For if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes, or whatsoever names they will? ~ William Tyndale,
750:I take the outline from a real person as inspiration, but the in-line is totally made up. Which is why I usually invent imaginary names. ~ Dana Spiotta,
751:It's weird people think my kids will be in therapy because of their names. Guys, my kids will be therapy for LOTS of reasons, I'm sure. ~ Busy Philipps,
752:It was my idea that he should go by Stan at work. Stan and Stanley are the least sexiest names. Right up there with Herbert and Ernie. ~ Daisy Prescott,
753:Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should understand this: we will name their names and shame them as they deserve to be shamed. ~ Bob Dole,
754:We imagine that the admiration of the works of celebrated men has become common, because the admiration of their names has become so. ~ William Hazlitt,
755:Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two. ~ Marcel Proust,
756:And you?” he asked me. About a million fake names flashed through my mind, as did a few dozen ways in which I could tell him to fuck off. ~ Steve McHugh,
757:But it takes more than a few unpronounceable names, moldy tomes, and tentacles to successfully write a story in the Lovecraftian mode. ~ Ross E Lockhart,
758:God is no respecter of either persons or names - Dieu or Gott or Kyrie or Adonai or Wakantanka. He is the Great Spirit whose pity we ask. ~ S M Stirling,
759:Ideas about life organize perception; names of emotions organize sensations; rules of syntax organize thought. But pain comes on its own. ~ Mason Cooley,
760:I sometimes wonder about all of that. Gods, their commands, all the things people do in their names. Is any of it what they really want? ~ Peter Tieryas,
761:It is no longer enough simply to solve crimes: We modern private detectives must also be able to come up with catchy names for our cases. ~ Alan Bradley,
762:So our lives In acts exemplary, not only win Ourselves good names, but doth to others give Matter for virtuous deeds, by which we live. ~ George Chapman,
763:The names are the first things to go, after the breath has gone, and the beating of the heart. We keep our memories longer than our names. ~ Neil Gaiman,
764:Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God, but Jesus did. ~ Josh McDowell,
765:I had forgot myself. Am I not king?
Awake, thou coward Majesty, thou sleepest!
Is not the king's name twenty thousand names? ~ William Shakespeare,
766:I love inventing names, but I also collect unusual names, so that I can look through my notebook and choose one that suits a new character. ~ J K Rowling,
767:Love has seven names, / Which, as you know, are appropriate to her; / Chain, light, live coal, and fire - / ... dew, living spring, and hell. ~ Hadewijch,
768:One day you might realize you can no longer remember the names of the people whose approval you o desperately thought you would die without ~ Jen Sincero,
769:There are only three American names that are known in every corner of the globe: Singer sewing machines, Coca Cola and Elizabeth Arden. ~ Elizabeth Arden,
770:They did not wait so eagerly for each new transmission from the ansible; the names that were famous on earth meant little to them now. ~ Orson Scott Card,
771:They introduced themselves as Agent Jones and Agent Brown — their real names, I later learned, though at the time I didn't believe them. ~ James K Morrow,
772:They will want you to succeed, but never more than them. They will write their names on your leash and call you necessary, call you urgent. ~ Ocean Vuong,
773:To every one [Nature] appears in a form of his own. She hides herself in a thousand names and terms, and is always the same. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
774:In general, you can define collector modules that import all the names from other modules so they’re available in a single convenience module. ~ Mark Lutz,
775:It’s always the same war. Only the names of the dead change. It’s always about one thing: which group of rich men get to divvy up the spoils. ~ A G Riddle,
776:She’s cagey about her history, about names and dates, because of the verbal lashing she had received from a small portion of Potter fans: ~ Melissa Anelli,
777:Take care, you who wish / to deal with names / for love. Behind their sweetness / and wrath, nothing endures. / Nothing but wounds and kisses. ~ Hadewijch,
778:Their names are Death, Disease, War, and Sparkle-Darkle Glitter-tits,” Sophie said. “They’re the four little ponies of the Apocalypse. ~ Christopher Moore,
779:The truth is everyone is a squatter. It's all borrowed. These bodies. Our names. We don't give them back until we've fucked them up properly. ~ Jon Pineda,
780:We do what we must, and call it by the best names we can, and would fain have the praise of having intended the result which ensues. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
781:But complaining that you have a bad memory for names or numbers is a bit like whining about your smartphone functioning poorly underwater. ~ Dean Buonomano,
782:By the time we learn their names, they are dead. They must be meteors indeed to catch our attention. The merely good: you are dust to us. ~ Madeline Miller,
783:Cats can get by without names. We go by smell, shape, things of this nature. As long as we know these things, there’re no worries for us. ~ Haruki Murakami,
784:I know the names of the books - their old covers bleached to palest greens or pinks by the endless cycle of summers - lined up on the shelf. ~ Harriet Lane,
785:I think of those who were truly great. The names of those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire's center. ~ Stephen Spender,
786:Jesus Messiah, name above all names, blessed Redeemer, Emmanuel, the rescue for sinners, the ransom from Heaven, Jesus Messiah, Lord of all. ~ Chris Tomlin,
787:No one is just one person, you, for example, are both cain and abel, And you, Oh, I am all women, and all their names are mine, said lilith, ~ Jos Saramago,
788:Pride! In English it is a Deadly Sin. But in Urdu it is fakhr and nazish - both names that you can find more than once on our family tree. ~ Kamila Shamsie,
789:Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams — they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do — they all contain truths ~ Muhammad Ali,
790:So before everyone begins the big party for 'Brontosaurus' and celebrates this huge diversity of sauropod names, let's hold our horses. ~ Donald R Prothero,
791:They say that nameless things change constantly -that names fix them in place like pins. But without a name, a thing isn't quite real either. ~ Holly Black,
792:they were a bit like English taverns, which had effigies instead of names, so that people like Jack, who could not read, could know them. ~ Neal Stephenson,
793:Watchfulness, or alertness, or awareness, or consciousness, are all different names of the same phenomenon of witnessing. That is the key word. Miss ~ Osho,
794:Women revert to their maiden names in Heaven, Rutherford feels fairly certain. He can’t remember where he learned this—France or the Bible. ~ Karen Russell,
795:You know that you are. Don't burden yourself with names, just be. Any name or shape you give yourself obscures your real nature. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
796:If I can assign names as well as pictures to objects, the right assignment of them we may call truth, and the wrong assignment of them falsehood. ~ Socrates,
797:I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew): Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. (RUDYARD KIPLING) ~ Colin Dexter,
798:I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. —RUDYARD KIPLING ~ Dale Carnegie,
799:Love thy neighbor as thyself. Unless he calls you names. Then do not love him, run in the opposite direction and throw a gerbil at his door. ~ Coco J Ginger,
800:Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths. ~ Muhammad Ali,
801:The learned scientists named ev'ry blamed thing they come across, an' gener'ly they picked out names as nobody could understand or pernounce. ~ L Frank Baum,
802:The repetition of the holy names reveals a presence hidden within the heart. Something begins to happen that's very disturbing - we get happy. ~ Krishna Das,
803:War, as father
of all things, and king,
names few
to serve as gods,
and of the rest makes
these men slaves,
those free. ~ Heraclitus,
804:Women revert to their maiden names in Heaven, Rutherford feels fairly certain. He can't remember where he learned this--France or the Bible. ~ Karen Russell,
805:All my life I've been terrible at remembering people's names. I once introduced a friend of mine as Martini. Her name was actually Olive. ~ Tallulah Bankhead,
806:A lot of names in America and Europe have their roots in Latin and Greek words. A lot of them go back to archetypes and their stories. ~ Maynard James Keenan,
807:An important art of politicians is to find new names for institutions which under old names have become odious to the public. ~ Charles Maurice de Talleyrand,
808:An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners' names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
809:Look upon our beloved Mexico―the ancient singers gave her such lovely names:
Navel of the Moon
Foundation of Heaven
Sea-Ringed World. ~ David Bowles,
810:Names were important. You carried your name like a brand. You never lied about it, for fear of angering the god under which you were born. ~ Frances Hardinge,
811:Some changes of language are to be regretted, as they lead to false inferences, and society is always a loser by mistaking names for things. ~ James F Cooper,
812:you ask me what I'm looking for, and I outline you. you don't recognize the shape, offer other names. you say my time will come, and I hope. ~ David Levithan,
813:All the schemes have grand names, mostly after famous Indian leaders from the past, but none of them assure a better future for the Indian poor. ~ Josy Joseph,
814:But names no longer meant anything. On Lunamere, everyone became a number in the end.
Deep in the belly of hell incarnate Valen became 377. ~ Sasha Alsberg,
815:Can you imagine me calling myself "Ruiz"? "Pablo Ruiz"? "Diego-José Ruiz"? Or "Juan-Népomucène Ruiz"? I was given I don't know how many names. ~ Pablo Picasso,
816:Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing ~ Lord Acton,
817:I can't read music and I'm crap at learning lyrics. Especially since the accident I have memory problems. I can't remember words, names, places. ~ Marc Almond,
818:It's convenient how men get to sign their names to these little creations without doing much more than having an orgasm and assembling a crib. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
819:Learn in confession to be honest with God. Do not give fair names to foul sins; call them what you will, they will smell no sweeter. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
820:My son's always showing me pictures of dinosaurs and asking me what their names are. I dont know so I make stuff up: That son is a thesaurus. ~ Craig Ferguson,
821:These were the names she whispered in the dark.
These were the pieces she brought back into place.
These were the wolves she rode to war. ~ Ryan Graudin,
822:Where names of people or places would mean little to a contemporary reader, I figured "translation errors" could create interesting new meanings. ~ Hal Duncan,
823:You ought certainly to forgive them as a Christian, but never to admit them in your sight, or allow their names to be mentioned in your hearing. ~ Jane Austen,
824:And Watt's need of semantic succour was at times so great that he would set to trying names on things, and on himself, almost as a woman hats. ~ Samuel Beckett,
825:As Lord Chesterfield said of the generals of his day, 'I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names, he trembles as I do. ~ Duke of Wellington,
826:For example, class names including weasel words like Processor or Manager or Super often hint at unfortunate aggregation of responsibilities. ~ Robert C Martin,
827:God, in his wisdom, sent us his angels, to whisper our names on the wind. God, in his anger, released his devils, to pester our souls to the end. ~ Sam Cheever,
828:Harry was not convinced he had got the names of all of Jupiter’s moons right, but was at least confident that none of them was inhabited by mice. ~ J K Rowling,
829:I have always found the word 'Europe' on the lips of those who wanted something from others which they dared not demand in their own names! ~ Otto von Bismarck,
830:I listened to them ruin Mr. Dodgson for me—for us—forever. They called him horrible names; they begged Papa to dismiss him from the college. ~ Melanie Benjamin,
831:I mean, if you degrade someone, you isolate them, you control them, you call them names, you demean them. That's a horrible existence for people. ~ Phil McGraw,
832:Names are the just the layer on top. You peel it off and there is the real you beneath. Have you ever seen the real you? Have you ever tried to? ~ Cameron Jace,
833:She believed failure of language belied deeper failings in the counterculture. The names just became more and more divorced from their meanings. ~ Dana Spiotta,
834:That came out of one of the men’s pockets, didn’t it?” “Bald and Stubby, yeah.” “Nice of you to create such respectful names for the corpses, ~ Lindsay Buroker,
835:where it’s not unusual for certain senior personnel to keep such a low profile that only the payroll computers in HR can remember their names. ~ Charles Stross,
836:Are any names really good or bad? They’re just names. They all serve a single purpose to give us something to write on our graves when we’re gone. ~ Edward Lorn,
837:Far from the comings and goings,
her heart resembled a lighted sign,
an ancient Balance or Lyre--
names gone too long to remember. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
838:I'm of Nigerian descent, from the Yoruba tribe. Names are very significant in that culture. It basically states your purpose in life. ~ Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje,
839:I talk to God. A lot. I tell him Ethan’s name. A lot. Everything spins and flutters, and I alternate their names in tight whispers. “God … Ethan… ~ Leisa Rayven,
840:I was named after Yul Brynner because my mother had an infatuation with him. Who the hell names a Cuban kid Yul? Talk about a torturous childhood. ~ Yul Vazquez,
841:The very names we use to describe ancient ideas or vanished forms of social organization would be quite meaningless if we had not known living men. ~ Marc Bloch,
842:They were usually christened with feminine names, perhaps in recognition of the fact that their personalities were sometimes slightly unpredictable. ~ Anonymous,
843:We don’t yet know the names of the architects who will build the next upgrade to the secret-killing machine. But we’ll know them by their work. ~ Andy Greenberg,
844:Women wrote their names on scraps of paper or cloth and shoved them through cracks in the carriage walls, hoping against hope to be remembered. ~ Kristin Hannah,
845:I had always thought that the idea of love at first sight was one of those things invented by lady novelists from the South with three names. ~ John Perry Barlow,
846:I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. —RUDYARD KIPLING Will ~ Dale Carnegie,
847:I think it's too soon. We are less than 24 hours since the polls closed, it's too soon to speculate. There's all sorts of names, I'm sure, around. ~ Nicky Morgan,
848:I’ve smiled for photos with people who call my husband horrible names on national television, but still want a framed keepsake for their mantel. ~ Michelle Obama,
849:Libraries and museums owe their richest collections to people who cannot bear to think that their names might perish from the memory of the race. ~ Dale Carnegie,
850:Tell me who you are. You need not tell me your name. Names have power, even human ones. Tell me where you live and what you do with your living. ~ Robin McKinley,
851:The only thing I ever withheld from the KGB were the names of two agents whom I personally had known and handled and had a particular feeling for. ~ Aldrich Ames,
852:What is it about maps? I could look at them all day, earnestly studying the names of towns and villages I have never heard of and will never visit. ~ Bill Bryson,
853:All that is gone. Nowadays we have nothing but meaningless names. Look at Starbucks and their cup sizes—Venti, Trenta, and Wanko Grande or whatever. ~ Bill Bryson,
854:If you don't care about money, Nina dear, call it by its other names."
"Kruge? Scrub? Kaz's one true love?"
"Freedom, security, retribution. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
855:Names with indeterminate connotation are not to be confounded with names which have more than one connotation, that is to say, ambiguous words. ~ John Stuart Mill,
856:The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity. ~ Victor Hugo,
857:The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights... have pressured retailers on campus and off to publicly disclose the factory names and addresses. ~ Ralph Nader,
858:the master of the house don’t pinch decent, self-respecting girls when he meets them in a dark corridor. I mention no names and make no charges. ~ Thornton Wilder,
859:This notice has been written, because I felt it a sacred duty to wipe the dust off their gravestones, and leave their dear names free from soil. ~ Charlotte Bront,
860:To take sides with life and experience how we can transcend ourselves is a process that has many names and faces. Religion is one of those names. ~ Dorothee Solle,
861:We don’t begin every new sentence in a conversation by restating our names, so why would you bombard people with your company logo on every slide? ~ Garr Reynolds,
862:You give names to your houses.” “To cats and dogs also. If you call a dog, it will come to you sometimes. Cats will not come. So our houses are cats. ~ Gene Wolfe,
863:And because I was so mute
and loved the names of all the words
and suddenly am tired unto death
please help me, everyone, sing me alive. ~ Stanley Kunitz,
864:Bombers flew above the wattles, over an England filled with songs of linnets and thrush. There were things being broken we had no American names for. ~ Sarah Blake,
865:Doc has been my name all my life, and John is my middle name. I'm proud of all my names - Malcolm John Michael Creaux Rebennack. I'm proud of them names. ~ Dr John,
866:Ever think of introducing yourself?" Y.T. says.
"Nah," he says, "people always forget names. You can just think of me as that one guy, y'know? ~ Neal Stephenson,
867:It’s only hypocrites like you, my dear lady, just as black at heart but trying to hide it, who become enraged when called by their right names. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
868:It was a requirement by the veterans to list the 57,000 names. We're reaching a time that we'll acknowledge the individual in a war on a national level. ~ Maya Lin,
869:listen carnales listen to the hymn of it, the lie of it, the prayer of it, the voices singing our names: listen it’s our story, it’s our song, ~ Luis Alberto Urrea,
870:Names are the just the layer on top. You peel it off and there is the real you beneath. Have you ever seen the real you? Have you ever tried to? Now ~ Cameron Jace,
871:Only if God names us, and we serve him, will we be free from enslavement because he grants us love on the basis of Jesus’ performance, not ours. ~ Timothy J Keller,
872:The US State Department cables Bradley Manning leaked to Julian Assange contained the names of Afghans who had helped allied forces fight the Taliban. ~ Nick Cohen,
873:What is it about maps? I could look at them all day, earnestly studying the names of towns and villages I have never heard of and will never visit... ~ Bill Bryson,
874:you ask me what I'm looking for, and I outline you.
you don't recognize the shape, offer other names.
you say my time will come, and I hope. ~ David Levithan,
875:Your names and your photos give you a unique identity. Make and maintain a good name in the hearts of people. Paint good photos in their minds. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
876:You want to know what’s even more troublesome?” I scooted up. “Our real names rhyme.”
He chuckled. “Yeah, they do. I never thought of that. ~ Diana Peterfreund,
877:Animals that not only move by their own free will and share feelings with people but also possess sight and hearing qualify as deserving of names. ~ Haruki Murakami,
878:At the present instant one of the most revered names in England is being besmirched by a blackmailer, and only I can stop a disastrous scandal. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
879:But by all means bear this in mind, that within a very short time both thou and he will be dead; and soon not even your names will be left behind. ~ Marcus Aurelius, is a sneaking piece of cowardice for authors to put feigned names to their works, as if, like bastards of their brain, they were afraid to own them. ~ Erasmus,
881:It’s always the same war. Only the names of the dead change. It’s always about one thing: which group of rich men get to divvy up the spoils. ========== ~ Anonymous,
882:I wasn't allowed to use people's real names, such as my siblings and my children's father, but there's nothing fabricated or untrue in my autobiography. ~ Kola Boof,
883:The mossy marbles rest On lips that he has prest In their bloom, And the names he loved to hear Have been carved for many a year On the tomb. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
884:The names of persons and living creatures demand respect, because when we speak to them we touch their heart and become a part of thier life force. ~ Isabel Allende,
885:We've seen each other fight like heck, and seen each other absolutely humiliated...and we've ever held hands....but we still don't know each others names. ~ Taeyang,
886:What do you call each other? What are your pet names? Dearest? Turtledove? Thor? Herr Handsome of my heart? Lizard of my labia? Captain of my clitoris? ~ Penny Reid,
887:He has been known by many names: Lucifer, Beelzabub, Belial, the Prince of Lies, Satan, and at a party once an obnoxious drunk kept calling him "Dude." ~ Gary Larson,
888:In the black culture, certain kids are given nicknames that they roll with forever; the nicknames outweigh their real names. I'm one of those scenarios. ~ Snoop Dogg,
889:I think the Mailman is taking us on one at a time, starting with the weakest, drawing us in far enough to learn our True Names—and then destroying us. ~ Vernor Vinge,
890:I was raised Irish Catholic and went to Holy Names Academy, an all-girl's private Catholic school. I loved the nuns there and I love them to this day. ~ Kitty Kelley,
891:I will set up my name in the place where the names of famous men are written, and where no man’s name is written yet I will raise a monument to the gods. ~ Anonymous,
892:James Parkinson. George Huntington. Robert Graves. John Down. Now this Lou Gehrig fellow of mine. How did men come to monopolize disease names too? ~ Khaled Hosseini,
893: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,
894:Names are powerful things. They act as an identity marker and a kind of map, locating you in time and geography. More than that, they can be a compass. ~ Nicola Yoon,
895:That's a lot of Bens to hold in your head at once. I should give them different names to keep them straight: Ben, Has-Ben, and What-Might-Have-
Ben. ~ Rick Yancey,
896:We dipped our fingers in the wet cement, and we wrote the truest, simplest things we knew—our names, the date, and these words: We were here. ~ Karen Thompson Walker,
897:You probably don't call home and say, 'Hi, mom. I am facing Pete Schourek tonight.' Names and stats don't do it. You have to do it out on the field. ~ Carlos Delgado,
898:Ain’t it queer the Lord lets us assign names? So much we can’t touch in this life, and yet He give us the power to pick our name. Now that’s something. ~ John Larison,
899:And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it. ~ Cornelia Funke,
900:But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear. Valentine ~ Orson Scott Card,
901:Forget the names because names lie but remember me because when you look at me I remember myself.

Remember me because I will never forget you. ~ Jordan Weisman,
902:I'm not one who can write out a speech and remember all the names of the people that you need to thank because you need to thank all of those people. ~ Morgan Freeman,
903:It bothers me when I can't, for example, remember a name. I don't know if it's pre-senility or whether there are too many names packed in our brains. ~ Phillip Lopate,
904:Many people believe the names of In 'n Out and Steak 'n Shake perfectly describe the contrast in bedroom techniques between the coast and the heartland. ~ Roger Ebert,
905:Oneness of the Divine. It may be given a thousand names such as The Primary Cause / God / Energy / I. All that is created has its Self this Oneness. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
906:Reddit names are unconnected to real-world identities and it's commonplace for users to create 'throwaway' accounts to reveal sensitive information. ~ Ethan Zuckerman,
907:Sorrow with me, Sorrowful one!
Tell me, whose voice proclaims
Things true and sad,
Naming by all their old, unhappy names,
What drove me mad-- ~ Aeschylus,
908:that indifference to the sufferings which they cause which, whatever names else be given it, is the one true, terrible and lasting form of cruelty. If ~ Marcel Proust,
909:The really good thing about my career is that I never went through a phase where I played characters who had names like "Partygoer," "Waiter," or "Guy #1." ~ Rob Lowe,
910:When my ship reached Syrinx, I saw the twin moons, By-Tor and Snow Dog, that orbited the planet. Their names were taken from another classic Rush song. ~ Ernest Cline,
911:When you look for these support groups, they all have vague upbeat names. My Thursday evening group for blood parasites, it's called Free and Clear. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
912:Will the wind ever remember the names it has blown in the past? And with its crutch, its old age, and its wisdom, it whispers no this will be the last. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
913:A vast skylight is cut into the ceiling, so she can fall asleep studying the stars. She doesn’t know their real names, preferring mysteries to facts, ~ Menna van Praag,
914:Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, ~ Orson Scott Card,
915:Did not the artists of the great age of Japanese art change names many times during their careers? I like that; they wanted to safeguard their freedom. ~ Henri Matisse,
916:Just serve every creature in God’s creation with humility, respect, and love.” Or, “Just sing the names of Rama and everything else will be attained. ~ Radhanath Swami,
917:There's no beauty without poignancy and there's no poignancy without the feeling that it's going, men, names, books, houses—bound for dust—mortal— ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
918:Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse. ~ Khalil Gibran,
919:What I want to do is, I want to put together a nice list of those guys who I really did admire when I was growing up, listening to names like Lord Finesse. ~ John Cena,
920:I call the GPS woman the worst names I can think of. I beg her to stop. But she doesn't. Like a total bitch, she directs me to Josh's apartment building. ~ Sally Thorne,
921:If someone tried to assimilate you for years, if your language was forbidden, if the names of your hometown were changed, what would do you but revolt. ~ Osman Baydemir,
922:I have signed books in the names of Enid Blyton, R.K. Narayan, Ian Botham, Daniel Defoe, Harry Potter and the Swiss Family Robinson. No one seems to mind. ~ Ruskin Bond,
923:i have to
the day
will come
where i don't
i hear
his name.

- some names will always be cursed. ~ Amanda Lovelace,
924:i have to
the day
will come
where i don't
i hear
his name.

- some names will always be cursed. ~ Amanda Lovelace,
925:In ancient days the Pythagoreans were used to change names with each other,--fancying that each would share the virtues they admired in the other. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
926:Maybe I didn't try as hard as I ought when he started calling you
names. Serves him right, the nasty old turd. Punch him again, Moth" - Peaseblossom ~ Lisa Mantchev,
927:Names are powerful things. They act as an identity marker and a kind of map, locating you in time and geography. More than that, they can be a compass. In ~ Nicola Yoon,
928:Sometimes we called one another by our future doctor names. We did it partly to be funny, but mostly because we liked it when people did it back to us. ~ David Z Hirsch,
929:That’s the thing about living vicariously; it’s so much faster than actual living. In a few minutes we’ll be worrying about names for the children. ~ Audrey Niffenegger,
930:We rarely know who our ancestors were. Who can even remember the names of their great-grandparents? They have vanished into the dim and distant past ~ Dmitri Volkogonov,
931:Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters. ~ Anita Diament,
932:You're born, you know, the wrong names, wrong parents. I mean, that happens. You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free. ~ Bob Dylan,
933:Gods and goddesses are not what people think they are. Their names are terms with which we try to convey a certain experience, a state of consciousness. ~ Frederick Lenz,
934:I beg to differ," said Doyle. "Famous murderers are only famous because they get caught. The best killers are those whose names we shall never know. ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
935:I’d read fantasy if they had simple names like Jane and Bob from Wagga,’ I say. ‘Why does it have to be Tehrana and Bihaad from the World of Sceehina? ~ Melina Marchetta,
936:Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don't sit around and call each other names. That's what you can find on a third grade playground. ~ Benjamin Carson,
937:I think [Karl] Marx, Pope John XXIII or Rosa Luxemburg [had achieved the mode of existence].But it would be useless to look at a list of illustrious names. ~ Erich Fromm,
938:It would have saved trouble had I remained Perkins from the first, this changing of women's names is a nuisance we are now happily outgrowing. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
939:Just to show them that I wasn’t a lot of hot air I’d say names to them – like “Bellow” and “Malamud” and “Albee” – you know, so they’d begin to trust me. ~ Jules Feiffer,
940:Many people think of a narcissist as someone who perhaps names hotels after himself or always wants to be in the spotlight—maybe a character on reality TV. ~ Joe Navarro,
941:My monsters were lovable monsters. I gave them names - some were evil and some were good. They made sales, and that's always been my prime object in comics. ~ Jack Kirby,
942:Names. Names. The old woman squinted, then she shook her head. She was herself, and the name she had been born with had been eaten by time and lack of use. ~ Neil Gaiman,
943:Sights, sounds, smells, sensations, the whole profusion of anarchic impressions fell into ordered patterns around the geometrical entities of their names. ~ Ian McDonald,
944:Some of the women she met never used their own names again—she knew them only as the Widow This or the Widow That—but she’d never met a Widower Anything. ~ Omar El Akkad,
945:The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth. ~ W B Yeats,
946:the foundations set up as tax shelters by the wealthy tended to spend as much money glorifying the donors' names and providing cushy jobs for their friends ~ Anne Stuart,
947:The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now; with all the usual lot, good, bad, and indifferent--I name no names. It takes all sorts to make a world. ~ Kenneth Grahame,
948:Unlike the white, billions of whom shared the same handful of names, all interchangeable in the end, a Comanche name lived and died with a single person. ~ Philipp Meyer,
949:Walking along the avenues, we had one of the so-called intellectual conversations, which consist a great deal in quoting names of books and authors. ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz,
950:Editorials are written by people who have agreed to have several strong opinions a day and to write them down, provided they do not have to sign their names. ~ Dave Barry,
951:i have to
the day
will come
where i don't
i hear
his name.

- some names will always be cursed. ~ Amanda Lovelace,
952:I have two very cogent reasons for not printing any list of subscribers; one, that I have lost all the names, the other, that I have spent all the money. ~ Samuel Johnson,
953:Names can be a doorway into knowing who a person is, and that is certainly true of God. A study of His names is a study of who He is and will be for you. ~ David Jeremiah,
954:Political debate with liberals is basically impossible in America today because liberals are calling names while conservatives are trying to make arguments. ~ Ann Coulter,
955:Quincy made a disagreeable noise; she had never cared for months whose names sounded frivolous. April was the worst of the lot. February was a close second. ~ Beth Brower,
956:The Reformation in the sixteenth century narrowed Reform. As soon as men began to call themselves names, all hope of further amendment was lost. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
957:There's no beauty without poignancy and there's no poignancy without the feeling that it's going, men, names, books, houses--bound for dust--mortal-- ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
958:you don’t have to memorize all the names of God from the old covenant. What you need is a full revelation that Jesus, in the new covenant, is your Savior! ~ Joseph Prince,
959:Calling things by their true names cuts through the lies that excuse, buffer, muddle, disguise, avoid, or encourage inaction, indifference, obliviousness. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
960: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 as they are. ~ Saint Augustine,
961:I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites. ~ Tom Waits,
962:names that were so bad that when they dared to whisper them (bitch-cunt-whore-poet) to each other beneath the bedclothes, they were like poison in the air. ~ Kate Atkinson,
963:Some people think what you’re supposed to do in life is fill yourself up with loads of things like names, the more the better. But that’s not how it works. ~ Kathryn Davis,
964:The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket; a very few names may be considered as perpetual lamps that shine unconsumed. ~ Samuel Johnson,
965:The great problem of the concert hall is that the shoebox is the ideal shape for acoustics but that no architect worth their names wants to build a shoebox. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
966:There's no beauty without poignancy and there's no poignancy without the feeling that it's going, men, names, books, houses - bound for dust - mortal. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
967:What do you mean by that, Paul?” We are ending our sentences with names, which is the equivalent of fighters circling, looking to throw the first punch. ~ Jonathan Tropper,
968:You can say anything you want to say about me. But don't you dare address overweight people with terrible names and ugly remarks. That is what upsets me. ~ Richard Simmons,
969:After a person dies, his biographers feel free to give him a glittering list of intimate friends. Anecdotes are so much tastier spiced with expensive names. ~ Louise Brooks,
970:And on the plantations, the overseers preserved the names of workers in rows of tight cursive, every name an asset, breathing capital, profit made flesh. ~ Colson Whitehead,
971:If you take different mythologies from different cultures, the names may change and the story lines may vary but there is always something in common. ~ Maynard James Keenan,
972:I used my captors names every chance I had. It was intentional, a way of reminding them that I saw them, of pegging them, of making them see me in return. ~ Amanda Lindhout,
973:Last names became fixed in at least one family line, Solstad says, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why then? Why not before, and why not after? ~ John Freeman,
974:Meanwhile Annabeth alternately shouted, gagged, hit me, called me endearing pet names like “Idiot! Stupid—dirty—moron—” and topped it all off with “Kill you! ~ Rick Riordan,
975:Nothing is so common as to see a political upheaval pass practically unnoticed merely because the names of the leaders and their parties remain the same. ~ Constant Lambert,
976:She is Leaper, Russet said, and Leaper wagged her tail. The male pup trotted over. He is Chaser, commented Russet. These others are too silly to have names. ~ Tamora Pierce,
977:That is the nature of Science—it is often confusing and terrible, but you must pretend you are not troubled or else Science People will call you names. ~ James Alan Gardner,
978:These days, of course, the old dowager names are all the rage; even stalwarts of the Tory party call their children Florence and Alfred with a knowing wink. ~ Susie Steiner,
979:Achievements take leaders' name everywhere. Character keeps those names wherever they reach. A leader with no trust soon fades no matter how far he goes. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
980:Did you ever look into an English novel? Well, do not trouble yourself. It is nothing but a lot of nonsense about girls with fanciful names getting married. ~ Susanna Clarke,
981:I'm not going to name any names, but let's just say, I want to do jokes on Donald Trump so badly, and I have no venue. So right now, I'm just dry Trumping. ~ Stephen Colbert,
982:I once told Olly that I knew my our heart better than I knew anything else, and it's still true. I know the places in my heart, but the names have all changed. ~ Nicola Yoon,
983:I once told Olly that I knew my own heart better than I knew anything else, and it’s still true. I know the places in my heart, but the names have all changed. ~ Nicola Yoon,
984:It was before there were any words; there were just things without names, and things without names don't stay in your mind. They fall out, and then they're gone. ~ M R Carey,
985:Names have been further distinguished into univocal and æquivocal: these, however, are not two kinds of names, but two different modes of employing names. ~ John Stuart Mill,
986:A row of trees far away, there on the hillside.
But what is it, a row of trees? It’s just trees.
Row and the plural trees aren’t things, they’re names. ~ Alberto Caeiro,
987:In no time at all, Foote, Cone & Belding had eighteen thousand names in hand, including Zoom, Zip, Benson, Henry, and Drof (if in doubt, spell it backward). ~ John Brooks,
988:It made no sense, the way Americans sometimes went bananas over certain people for absolutely no reason, as if they were just drawing names out of a hat. ~ Donald Ray Pollock,
989:Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit. ~ Salman Rushdie,
990:Old hospitals with saints’ names are the ones you want to go to if you have cuts and abrasions. They haven’t forgotten how to treat the classic Crusader wounds. ~ Don DeLillo,
991:Scientific studies about relationships fascinate me, and I devour them hungrily, especially when they give big, fancy-sounding names to everyday experiences. ~ Jenna McCarthy,
992:She almost wished she smoked, so she could lie on the car’s hood, flick a lighter, and make up names for the constellations while nicotine burned her lungs. ~ Brigid Kemmerer,
993:At the time, there were very few foreign names in the press and they were all factory workers. I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name. ~ Carl Rakosi,
994:Grief reconfigures time, its length, its texture, its function: one day means no more than the next, so why have they been picked out and given separate names? ~ Julian Barnes,
995:I am always cautious about naming the known, as we often forget to hold in regard those whose names will never be known to anyone outside of their close circle. ~ Joan Halifax,
996:I got feelings I don't know the names for. There probly ain't any names. Probly nobody else ever had 'em. I tell you what, I wouldn't wish 'em on a snake. ~ Marilynne Robinson, is a sneaking piece of cowardice for authors to put feigned names to their works, as if, like bastards of their brain, they were afraid to own them. ~ Desiderius Erasmus,
998:I would sooner be governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than by the two thousand members of the faculty of Harvard. ~ William F Buckley Jr,
999:Whenever I see interesting names, I jot them down. I've found them in lots of different places: on the news, in the phone book, even on hotel registry lists. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1000:Back in the day, I used to call them names when someone pissed me off. Now, I just unfollow them on twitter. That’ll show those motherfuckers! -Mercy to Miller ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
1001:Caltech honored me -- they named an asteroid after me. There's only two of them up there with names. One of them is Walter Cronkite. The other is Tommy Lasorda. ~ Tommy Lasorda,
1002:College wasn't like the real world. In the real world people dropped names based on their renown. In college, people dropped names based on their obscurity. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1003:I am an equation that only she solves, These X's and Y's by other names called, My way of division is desperatley flawed, while I multiply days without her. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1004:Only brand names register in the mind... What you should generally do is take a regular word and use it out of context to connote the primary attribute of your brand. ~ Al Ries,
1005:A map was a fine thing to study when you were disposed to think of something else, being made up of names that would turn into a chime if you went back upon them. ~ George Eliot,
1006:A name? Oh, Jesus Christ. Ah, God, I've been called by a million names all my life. I don't want a name. I'm better off with a grunt or a groan for a name. ~ Bernardo Bertolucci,
1007:As bad as we are at remembering names and phone numbers and word-for-word instructions from our colleagues, we have really exceptional visual and spatial memories. ~ Joshua Foer,
1008:Change your mind. Please change your mind, Jo. I’m showing all my cards here. I have no shame. We’re connected, no matter how much distance or fake names are between us. ~ Tijan,
1009:Conventional names define a person's past: ancestry, ethnicity, nationality, religion. I am not who I was ten years ago and certainly not who I will be in twenty years ~ FM 2030,
1010:Hamsters. We have other names for them; rats, weasels, rodents, but with their fine, golden fur, round faces and whiskers, what they most look like are hamsters. ~ Craig Alanson,
1011:However, love, peace and happiness are inherent in the knowing of our own being. In fact, they are the knowing of being. They are simply other names for our self. ~ Rupert Spira,
1012:In her secret soul, however, she decided that politics were as bad as mathematics, and that the mission of politicians seemed to be calling each other names… ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1013:It might hear us. But what's its name? We have named all the stars and all the planets, even though they might already have had names of their own. What a nerve! ~ Stanis aw Lem,
1014:Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself. ~ Paul de Man,
1015:Many of the local institutions and politicians and veterinarians are involved in illegal trade. To crack that down, it's a big crime and big names to reveal. ~ Veronika Varekova,
1016:They always have good coffee here,” Ebenezar said a few moments later. “And they don’t call it funny names,” I said. “It’s just coffee. Not frappalattegrandechino. ~ Jim Butcher,
1017:This is going to hurt, isn’t it?”
“Yes it is.”
”Am I allowed to call you names?”
It was very very hard not to laugh. Impertinent little brat. ~ Bianca Sommerland,
1018:We all agree that manufacturers have a right to ensure that fake goods are not marketed in their names and that their own goods are not marketed under fake names. ~ John Conyers,
1019:Apparently she didn't know about that abomination of the senses in which cute boys can hear you speak their names from literally any distance in space and/or time. ~ Katie Heaney,
1020:Humility is my table, respect is my garment, empathy is my food and curiosity is my drink. As for love, it has a thousand names and is by my side at every window. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
1021:I am enceinte, gravid, pregnant, in pup, call it what you will. No doubt there are as many names for the production of a child as for the act which initiates it. ~ Winston Graham,
1022:I chart a little first-list of names, rough synopsis of chapters, and so on. But one daren't overplan; so many things are generated by the sheer act of writing. ~ Anthony Burgess,
1023:I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000. I wouldn't even have had to go on to do more than I already had: just the double agents' names that I gave. ~ Aldrich Ames,
1024:the trappings of such clandestine work, the code names and passwords and hush-hush and hugger-mugger, the secrets within secrets, the ciphers and signals and signs. ~ Dean Koontz,
1025:We walk the shadow road. If we do it right no one should ever know our real names. We should be a rumor. A whisper. The thought that wakes the rich in their sleep. ~ Jay Kristoff,
1026:When it comes time to default, they’re not going to remember any of the Republicans’ names. They are going to remember in history books one name, and that's Obama. ~ Donald Trump,
1027:When I was born, my dad and my mom gave me names, but in Africa, when your child is born, especially close family members can suggest names they want to add on. ~ Dikembe Mutombo,
1028:Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning. ~ Charles Alexander Eastman,
1029:I think it would be extremely helpful if people focused on the ideas being discussed here, rather than on calling you names—which is an easy way to ignore your ideas. ~ Sam Harris,
1030:Look through the prayer books. You'll see lots of dates. You'll see names of Native Americans remembered. This was an open-sourcing project among so many people. ~ Shane Claiborne,
1031:My personal telephone book is a book of the dead now. I'm so old. Almost all of my friends have died, and I don't have the guts to take their names out of the book. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1032:providence which could be spoken of, almost according to choice or context, under a variety of names or descriptions including the divine reason, creative reason, nature, ~ Seneca,
1033:The dead were just the dead, neither awful nor remarkable. History separated out these individuals and preserved their names where others were obilterated for ever. ~ Rosie Thomas,
1034:The distinction, therefore, between general names, and individual or singular names, is fundamental; and may be considered as the first grand division of names. ~ John Stuart Mill,
1035:The gods of the realms are many and varied -- or they are the many and varied names and identities tagged onto the same being. I know not -- and care not -- which. ~ R A Salvatore,
1036:There are names for people who take advantage of women who are not in full control of themselves, and none of those names will ever rightfully be applied to me. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1037:This leads to the consideration of a third great division of names, into connotative and non-connotative, the latter sometimes, but improperly, called absolute. ~ John Stuart Mill,
1038:Until 1986, developing games was a mere hobby for me. Back then, I didn't know that game designers existed, because the designers' names didn't appear on the boxes. ~ Klaus Teuber,
1039:You and I are more alike than you think,” Alistair says.
“I don't see that at all,” I say.
“Besides the fact that we both lied about our names,” I add. ~ Carolyn MacCullough,
1040:And they’re still so intricately connected to us. We have their names, their rituals, their traditions. Their dreams sit behind our eyelids. I think it’s beautiful. ~ Sandhya Menon,
1041:Dramatic exits are the last refuge of the infantile personality," I said. "Now drink your soda and help me think of nasty names to call her next time she shows up. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1042:Friend, hast thou considered the "rugged, all-nourishing earth," as Sophocles well names her; how she feeds the sparrow on the housetop, much more her darling man? ~ Thomas Carlyle,
1043:He referred to Aneurin Bevan as 'Urinal' Bevan. As for the working classes, they couldn't write their own names in shit on a lavatory wall. I said I thought they could. ~ Tony Benn,
1044: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 as they are. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1045:I can never remember the name of anywhere I've ever been. I will say that I've eaten at a ton of GREAT places. I just don't remember their names. I'm not that guy. ~ Glenn Howerton,
1046:Investigation?" Isabelle laughed. "Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names." "Good idea," said Jace. "I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1047:Many are the names of God and infinite the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through that you will realise Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1048:The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth. ~ William Butler Yeats,
1049:The Gods we worship write their names on our faces.” The face is carved from within by invisible tools; our thoughts, our moods, our emotions are the chisels. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
1050:The political scholar Robert Kraynak names four key streams that fed the Founders’ vision: republicanism, constitutionalism, natural law, and cultural tradition. ~ Charles J Chaput,
1051:We changed the names of our technical schools to colleges, we expanded the eligibility for HOPE scholarships for technical training, and we added some formula funding. ~ Roy Barnes,
1052:Dedication: My thanks to the people who showed me that opera was stranger than I could imagine. I can best repay their kindness by not mentioning their names here. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1053:Do you know the kind of things that live up there?...things without names 'cause no one who's seen 'em has lived long enough to give them any name besides 'AAAARG! ~ Mercedes Lackey,
1054:I warned Harold against him, but he didn’t listen. I think he liked him because their names rhyme, if you want my honest opinion. Kings can be frivolous that way.” Percy ~ H L Burke,
1055:Some are going so far as to call Potter “the Chosen One,” believing that the prophecy names him as the only one who will be able to rid us of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. ~ J K Rowling,
1056:There is also a distinct possibility that there are other actors ? whose names have not leaked to the press ? who may stand just as good a chance of landing the part. ~ Daniel Craig,
1057:This is a different war—” “It’s always the same war. Only the names of the dead change. It’s always about one thing: which group of rich men get to divvy up the spoils. ~ A G Riddle,
1058:We wear our names heavily. And though we have tried to escape their influence, they have seeped into us, and we find ourselves living their patterns again and again. ~ Eleanor Brown,
1059:Although Walter was the first to admit that his own memory wasn’t the best—that he forgot people’s names all the time even when he’d been introduced more than once—he ~ Christa Faust,
1060:Although your father and mother are dead, if you propose to yourself any good work, only reflect how it will make their names illustrious, and your purpose will be fixed. ~ Confucius,
1061:But history does repeat itself; that is the comedy and the crime of history. Men learn nothing. Times change. Scenes change. Names change. But passions are the same. ~ Carlos Fuentes,
1062:Don’t you ever let me hear you call them the vics, Sledge told him. That shit’s strictly for assholes and burnouts. Remember their names. Call them by their names. The ~ Stephen King,
1063:From my perspective, 'postmodernism' merely names an interesting set of developments in the social order that is based on the presumption that God does not matter. ~ Stanley Hauerwas,
1064:He’d amassed a number of new enemies. They had names like kettle bell, dead lifts, and overhead press. He’d lost many a confrontation with his arch nemesis, squats. ~ T Ellery Hodges,
1065:If we can put the names of our faiths aside for the moment and look at principles, we fill find a common thread running through all the great religious expressions. ~ Louis Farrakhan,
1066:I read in the paper today the list of the most popular boys' names in Britain. The first was Jack, the second was Mohammed. That makes me feel a little bit worried. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1067:Leigh [Bowery] would create fake guest lists and put the most ridiculous names on them - Joan Collins, or really naff soap stars who would never grace the door of Taboo. ~ Boy George,
1068:The Misses Bale don’t like it a bit, but I say to them, “Titty,” I say -or as it may be, “Tatty” – their names are Titania and Tatiana -that awful mother of theirs – ~ Edmund Crispin,
1069:If I teach you reading and writing, I'm warning you I've got to hit you on the head and call you bad names when you're stupid, because that's how you do teaching. ~ Louis de Berni res,
1070:Investigation?" Isabelle laughed. "Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names."
"Good idea," said Jace. "I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1071:I remembered that Beethoven's symphonies had sometimes been given names... they should have call [the Fifth] the Vampire, because it simply refused to lie down and die. ~ Alan Bradley,
1072:I think we don't do a service to dialogue between science and faith to characterize sincere people by calling them names. That inspires an even more dug-in position. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1073:Joph talked idly with them, all the while silently making a list of names. He’d share that list with Princess Leia soon. Might come in handy, someday. You never knew. — ~ Claudia Gray,
1074:Lots of people go through life not having the slightest idea what names to put in the blanks on their “Who Am I?” work sheets, and they aren’t bothered in the least by it. ~ Meg Cabot,
1075:All of us with one voice call one God differently as Parmatma, Ishwara, Shiva, Vishnu, Rama, Allah, Khuda, Dada-Hormuzda, Jehova, God and an infinite variety of names. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1076:Ask about those whose names are learned by heart, and you will see that they have these distinguishing marks: X cultivates Y and Y cultivates Z – no one bothers about himself. ~ Seneca,
1077:George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech. ~ Christopher Lasch,
1078:I am from there. I am from here. I am not there and I am not here. I have two names, which meet and part, and I have two languages. I forget which of them I dream in. ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
1079:I have found that fate is as liquid and elusive a word as love. Plato thought they were the same ... Novalis wrote that fate and soul are two names for the same principle. ~ Liz Greene,
1080:In the future, we will surely have even bigger such bubbles, each built up around its new and different new era story, and we will have to invent new names for them. ~ Robert J Shiller,
1081:Make a good gallery! Your names and your photos give you a unique identity. Make and maintain a good name in the hearts of people. Paint good photos in their minds. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1082:Many 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 realise Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1083:Men like to create unnecessary organizations and give them impressive or mysterious names; this usually ends in increased confusion, and should therefore be ignored. ~ Elizabeth Peters,
1084: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 realise Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
1085:Pomona’s Tom’s age and lucky enough to be as pretty as her name—so dangerous, don’t you think, giving romantic names to little scraps who may grow up as plain as doorposts. ~ A S Byatt,
1086:That suit has gone to your head."
"It's not the suit, buttercup."
"I don't do pet names."
"Do you do werewolves?"
"Okay, I'm not talking to you anymore. ~ Ilona Andrews,
1087:The mossy marbles rest On lips that he has prest In their bloom, And the names he loved to hear Have been carved for many a year On the tomb. Yet, beyond sharing ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
1088:Bend color names which should be made of neon or copper tubing. Place an object on a surface - trace the object - then bend the object - leaving some part of it attached. ~ Jasper Johns,
1089:Grub Street could be a graveyard for am