Thursday, July 02, 2015

Quote of the Day: What's in a Name?

From Aldous Huxley's Eyeless in Gaza (1936):
"What's in a name?" Anthony went on. "The answer is, practically everything, if the name's a good one. Freedom's a marvelous name. That's why you're so anxious to make use of it. You think that, if you call imprisonment true freedom, people will be attracted to the prison. And the worst of it is you're quite right."
Quoted in Charles Leslie Stevenson, Persuasive Definitions, 47 Mind 331, 335 (1938).

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