I am not a number! I am a man! And don't you eve — oh wait, I'm number 5. Ha, ha! In your face, number 6!
— Homer Simpson, "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes"
They've given you a number
And taken away your name
— Secret Agent Man, Johnny Rivers
I speak to you as a man, who 50 years and nine days ago had no name, no hope, no future and was known only by his number, A7713.
— Elie Wiesel, at the ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
Number 48: Let me introduce myself — I'm number 48.
Ed: 48. Catchy.
I am the Commandant. You are Recruit 273. That number is not random. It was assigned to you because I have broken 272 recruits before you. You are nothing more than the next link in the chain.
—The Commandant, Fable II
Never call me by my number! My name is Seth, and I am UNIQUE!
Javert: Five years for what you did; the rest because you tried to run. Yes, 24601-
Valjean: My name is Jean Valjean!
Javert: And I'm Javert! Do not forget my name! Do not forget me, 24601!