Quotations About / On:
When literature is lost, man is lost and when man is lost, literature is lost.
(to my students)
Love is nothing except lose and lose.
The blind isn't who lost his sight but who lost insight.
(One who lost his brain.)
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).)
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).)
If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood.
(Peter Handke (b. 1942), Austrian author, playwright, poet. Independent (London, June 9, 1988).)
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).)
The travel writer seeks the world we have lostthe 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).)
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.)
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.)