Quotations About / On: LOST

  • 1.
    Better lose me than lose a state.
    (Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist, speaker, and editor. As quoted in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, ch. 38, by Ida Husted Harper (1898-1908). Said in 1890, to those who urged her not to undertake, at age 70, what promised to be a physically arduous suffrage campaign through South Dakota.)
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  • 2.
    Abode where lost bodies roam each searching for its lost one.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in The Lost Ones, p. 7, Grove Press (1972).)
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  • 3.
    Any person of honor chooses rather to lose his honor than to lose his conscience.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Glory," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 16, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).)
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  • 4.
    France has lost a battle. But France has not lost the war!
    (Charles De Gaulle (1890-1970), French general, president. Speech, broadcast June 18, 1940, from London. Speeches of General de Gaulle (1941). De Gaulle's famous words were not part of the official typescript for this speech, and not issued in written form until the following month.)
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  • 5.
    If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
    (Peter Handke (b. 1942), Austrian author, playwright, poet. Independent (London, June 9, 1988).)
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  • 6.
    Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
    (Jacques Barzun (b. 1907), U.S. scholar. Newsweek (New York, Dec. 5, 1955).)
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  • 7.
    The travel writer seeks the world we have lost—the lost valleys of the imagination.
    (Alexander Cockburn (b. 1941), Anglo-Irish journalist. repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 1 (1988). "Bwana Vistas," Harper's (New York, Aug. 1985).)
  • 8.
    To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune ... to lose both seems like carelessness.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lady Bracknell, in The Importance of Being Earnest, act 1.)
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  • 9.
    War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.)
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  • 10.
    It's a decadent tooth that's lost to vermouth.
    (Mark R. Elias)
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