Nicknames are fond names. We do not give them to people we dislike.
I love nicknames. It makes me feel loved. It makes me feel less alone in this world.
A good name will wear out; a bad one may be turned; a nickname lasts forever.
Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable.
Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
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.
Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
No orator can top the one who can give good nicknames.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. It was a scandal that a breed of fearless and sinister people ran around freely, so they attached a nickname and a myth to these people to get even with them, to make up for the many times they had felt afraid.
A nickname is the hardest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
You're not allowed to give yourself a nickname. This holds true in life as well as in poker.
I always was fascinated by neat nicknames.
Carrot Top is a nickname that people call me and I thought that it was more marketable.
I'm an unorthodox type of guy, a funny guy - at least I think I'm funny. And one of the things I like to do is come up with nicknames for myself.
All my friends from my past would know me as Scott Diggs.
I've had many nicknames over the years: V, Nessa, Nessy Poo, Nessy Bear and Van. Only my parents call me Van, though, and I hate it. I get embarrassed.
The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.
My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.
I don't have any nicknames.
You know what's funny is that I have this ongoing relationship with the city of Washington D.C. I went to George Washington University, and my nickname was K-Dub - based on G-Dub - and I'm now on the board of trustees at George Washington University.
Proper names are poetry in the raw.
Like all poetry they are untranslatable.
My name is James Edward Franco. Ted is a nickname for Edward. That's what my parents called me. I also got 'Teddy Ruxpin' a lot. It just got to a point where I got sick of it, so when a teacher called out 'James Franco' my junior year of high school, I didn't correct her.
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith.
Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
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