Top 45 Referring Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Referring Quotes from famous people such as Larry Ellison, Antony Jay, Masha Gessen, Christopher Nolan, Ruth Negga, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Bill Gates wants people to think he’s Edison, when he’s really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn’t right… wealth isn’t the same thing as intelligence.
Larry Ellison
‘Referring the matter to a committee’ can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
Antony Jay
Journalists casually use terms like crossing the border illegally when referring to asylum seekers – when in fact there is no law that says they must use the ports of entry.
Masha Gessen
The term ‘genre’ eventually becomes pejorative because you’re referring to something that’s so codified and ritualised that it ceases to have the power and meaning it had when it first started.
Christopher Nolan
I think if we don’t understand history, if we don’t keep referring back to it, we become complacent. And complacency, as we all know, it leads to repeating history.
Ruth Negga
Actually, I only have a few friends in real life. And when I say friends, I’m referring to those people who I’ve known since the 1960s.
Jean Reno
We should not have the president of the United States referring to segments of American society as the enemy of the people.
Jim Acosta
I said that in Beverly Hills, a woman going out to a party without makeup on is shocking. I was referring to women in Beverly Hills in general.
Kyle Richards
I think taking back the term ‘mumble rap’ was important to me because I appreciate and love every facet of hip-hop and everything that’s going on right now in the game, so I felt it kind of disrespectful that people kept referring to that whole genre as ‘mumble rap.’
Ahmad Balshe
I actually enjoy having the Capitol view. We started referring to it as the trillion dollar view.
Blake Farenthold
You know, I just tend to do the scene that I’m given, really. If it really needs it, then I’ll go to them and ask ‘What’s she talking about? What’s she referring to?’ But often they don’t know, or they do know and they’re not going to tell me, so I’ve learned just to work with what I’m given.
Sonya Walger
My greatest concern is that Mitt Romney seldom addresses the social issues publicly… I’m referring to the sanctity of human life, the traditional definition of marriage, and religious liberty.
James Dobson
‘Moderate Republican’ is simply how the blabocracy flatters Republicans who vote with the Democrats. If it weren’t so conspicuous, the ‘New York Times’ would start referring to ‘nice Republicans’ and ‘mean Republicans’
Ann Coulter
I keep referring to them in the plural but all I’m dealing with is Bob. I don’t know where Harvey fits in the equation. He was very present at the beginning, winding his brother up. I don’t know where he is now.
Terry Gilliam
Constantly referring to past wrongdoings can become a substitute for developing a deeper analysis of today’s foreign-policy challenges, of understanding what is new and different.
Claire Fox
Many a time when magazines reported that Nagarjuna was spotted with a lady, I was present at that very event. They could be referring to me, as they might have not recognised me.
Amala Akkineni
Nosology (from the Greek ‘nosos,’ meaning ‘disease,’ and ‘logos,’ referring to ‘study’) is not a sport for the timid, and certainly not for those so scrupulous about rules and order that they demand consistency in all things.
Sherwin B. Nuland
For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization, aren’t we really referring to the spreading economic and military might of the US?
Fredric Jameson
Having travelled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, intoxicated with the continent. And I am not referring to the animals, as much as I have been enthralled by them during safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Rather, I am referring to the African peoples.
Dennis Prager
Sadly, marriage has become a punchline in today’s society. From referring to the wife as ‘the old ball and chain’ to nearly every poorly written sitcom that we watch, the message we’re sending to today’s generation is clear… Marriage = no fun.
Steven Crowder
In my point of view, bad girl is not a villain. Like, people in the United States use ‘bad’ as referring to something cool. So it means ‘Cool girl.’ I wish CL was like that.
I’d gone through life being obsessed about my sexuality. People would ask about relationships, girlfriends, you start referring to people as ‘they’ so there’s no judgment and you can be ambiguous. People around me knew, but I still struggled with talking about it openly.
Calum Scott
In Baltimore, I was walking with a friend who was playing at a pub he kept referring to as the Horse. But when I saw the sign ‘The Horse You Came In On’ – I thought, ‘My God.’ I had no intention of ever setting a Jury novel in the U.S., but when I saw that, I thought, ‘That’s it.’ The names are very important.
Martha Grimes
Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word ‘modernity’ if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I see the ‘z’ in ‘Humanz’ as referring to robots, AI, programming, brainwashing, indoctrination. And it’s a question to us: are we human, or are we humanz? Have we lost the ability to think for ourselves? Do we just believe what we’re told? That’s how I see it.
Jamie Hewlett
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
Raoul Vaneigem
The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
David Deutsch
Good things come, and I’m not just referring to riding the buses.
Lionel Blue
It’s weird, It’s really weird to be called a breakout star. And some people are referring to my show as the new ‘Friends’, which I can’t really even wrap my head around.
Lizzy Caplan
My next project will be a Christian album, another one. I wrote the songs for the ones you’re referring to, but I want to do some of my old gospel favorites. That’s what my next album’s going to be.
Charlie Daniels
I suppose I am one: an activist – for animals and a vegan lifestyle. I hear that word, however, and look around to see if someone is indeed referring to me.
Victoria Moran
It is true, as Sartre once wrote, referring to French A

It is true, as Sartre once wrote, referring to French Army atrocities in Algeria, that the real tragedy in our time is that any of us can be, interchangeably, victim or torturer.
Gore Vidal
Art indeed is a term referring to the social source and to the social utility of creative acts.
Laura Riding
Referring to the PAP as uncaring so as to persuade some of our fellow Singaporeans to consider casting their vote for the WP will be self-defeating for us.
Pritam Singh
When we speak the word ‘life,’ it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
Antonin Artaud
People were referring to me as the new Anita Bryant. Anita would get a little jealous.
Kathie Lee Gifford
If you stick around long enough, people start referring to you as a survivor. Suddenly I found myself on the receiving end of several prestigious awards.
Martha Reeves
In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
I’ve come across people referring to themselves as ‘Vine famous.’ Some of them started out by putting up Vines just for fun, then all of a sudden they get a bunch of fans, and a week later their Vines are totally different. They become obsessed with how their videos will be perceived.
Bo Burnham
When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Sarah Palin tweeted, ‘Obama lies; freedom dies.’ She’s referring, I guess, to the freedom to go without health care when you’re sick.
Richard Trumka
Too many talk about a company’s leadership, referring to the senior most executives in the organization. They are just that: senior executives. Leadership doesn’t automatically happen when you reach a certain pay grade. Hopefully you find it there, but there are no guarantees.
Travis Bradberry
Generally in Europe – and I am not referring to a specific broadcaster – coverage of the Israeli-Arab conflict is one-sided.
Haim Saban
I’m glad to see the press now referring to the open-ended Richter scale.
Charles Francis Richter
When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he’s referring to.
Angela Davis
Referring to ISIL as a destructive religious cult rather than a legitimate theo-political ‘radical Islamic’ group is not just more accurate, it also exposes ISIL’s corrupt religious narrative.
Malcolm Nance