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What does this quote mean? “The most powerful thing that can be done is to name something.”

What does this quote mean? "The most powerful thing that can be done is to name something."
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Any possibility for simplified punctuation in direct speech?

Not sure I'm asking about direct speech here, though. Consider the sentence: And then I thought, why do I even need this? I believe I run into sentences like this occasionally. The correct way ...
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Quotes of irony, are they used often?

I am under impression that native English writers rarely (compared to e.g. Russian) use quotes to express irony, but often explicitly write "so called ...". What about usage of quotes of irony in ...