Please find below a curated list of 35 of The Best Name Calling Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Name Calling Quotes that resonate.
Critical words to a child are as painful and damaging as being physically hit. They are verbal slaps in the face. Usually, critical words are accompanied by threats, name-calling, and yelling. This verbal abuse can be especially damaging. Insulting names echo in a child’s mind over and over again until he comes to believe he is indeed stupid, selfish, lazy, or ugly and that in fact, that is all he is.
There is a difference between criticizing people and criticizing a people’s uninformed ideals. That is, unless one defines himself or others by their ideals, then he is offended, and usually offended secretly. Because oddly enough, this person is the same person quickest to resort to dismissive name-calling, such as ‘bigot’ or ‘zealot’. And oddly enough, he is always the one, the ‘open-minded’ one, who adamantly protests for, not only himself, but others not to listen to any type of scholarly theological truth inherently for the sake of his own personal, moral beliefs.
We are now considering legislation based on statistics that include name-calling at public rallies as crimes. Are we going on to the school yards of this country and when two kids get angry with each other and call each other names — what are we going to do, cart them over to the reformatory or add them to the list of ‘hate crimes’ perpetrators? This is ridiculous.
The shouting, the overrunning of the Capitol, the sneaking in of Tea Party participants into the basement of the Capitol, the name-calling, the spitting, all of that… The Tea Party emerges as not only outrageous, but they have turned up the volume in ways that even Code Pink have not been able to do.
From my vantage point, when I’m criticized in a way that I can hear what’s being said – i.e., the issues – I’m more likely to listen and respond. A lot of the personal email I receive consists of name calling; I’ll write back and say: Talk to me like I’m a person and you’re a person and tell me where you disagree with me. I can’t tell you how that turns people upside down. More often than not they write back with an apology and a reasoned argument.