„Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people.“

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„Without the possibility of action, all knowledge comes to one labeled "File and forget."“

—  Ralph Ellison American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer 1914 - 1994
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„The American People will take Socialism, but they won't take the label.“

—  Upton Sinclair American novelist, writer, journalist, political activist 1878 - 1968
Context: The American People will take Socialism, but they won't take the label. I certainly proved it in the case of EPIC. Running on the Socialist ticket I got 60,000 votes, and running on the slogan to "End Poverty in California" I got 879,000. I think we simply have to recognize the fact that our enemies have succeeded in spreading the Big Lie. There is no use attacking it by a front attack, it is much better to out-flank them. Letter to Norman Thomas (25 September 1951) http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAsocialismP.htm

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„I'm myself, not a label.“

—  John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider

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„People are very interested in politics, they just don't like it labelled 'politics'.“

—  Douglas Hurd British Conservative politician and novelist 1930
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„There are no words for it. The important thing is to drop the labels.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Context: The important thing is not to know who "I" is or what "I" is. You'll never succeed. There are no words for it. The important thing is to drop the labels. "Labels", p. 73

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„I have a horror of tags and labels.“

—  Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet and Russian film-maker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera director 1932 - 1986
Context: I have a horror of tags and labels. I don't understand, for instance, how people can talk about Bergman's "symbolism". Far from being symbolic, be seems to me, through and almost biological naturalism, to arrive at the spiritual truth about human life that is important to him. p. 149

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„Once you label me you negate me.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
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„I bet he drinks Carling Black Label..“

—  Dennis Skinner British politician 1932
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„Religion is the most inflammatory enemy-labelling device in history.“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
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