Quotations About / On: LOST

  • 21.
    When anything goes, it's women who lose.
    (Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. Observer (London, December 15, 1991).)
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  • 22.
    Religions get lost as people do.
    (Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Fourth Notebook, February 26, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)
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  • 23.
    Southerners can never resist a losing cause.
    (Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 2, pt. 4, ch. 34 (1936).)
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  • 24.
    You lose.
    (Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), U.S. president. Claude M. Fuess, Calvin Coolidge: The Man from Vermont, ch. 14, Little, Brown (1940). Reply to lady who said she had bet that she could make him say more than two words to her (1922).)
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  • 25.
    Gain time to lose.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Worstward Ho, p. 20, Grove Press (1983).)
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  • 26.
    Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
    (Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902), U.S. author, suffragist, and social reformer. Elizabeth Cady Stanton as Revealed in her Letters, Diary and Reminiscences, vol. 2, letter dated November 28, 1890 (1922).)
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  • 27.
    Losing gracefully is commended but never chosen.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 28.
    The woman that deliberates is lost.
    (Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. repr. In Works of Addison, ed. R. Hurd (1883). Marcia, in Cato, act 4, sc. 1 (1713).)
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  • 29.
    Poetry is what is lost in translation.
    (Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Quoted in Robert Frost: a Backward Look, ch. 1, Louis Untermeyer (1964). Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote, in Biographia Literaria (1817), ch. 22: "In poetry, in which every line, every phrase, may pass the ordeal of deliberation and deliberate choice, it is possible, and barely possible, to attain that ultimatum which I have ventured to propose as the infallible test of a blameless style; namely: its untranslatableness in words of the same language without injury to the meaning.")
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  • 30.
    A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
    (Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Poor Richard's Almanac, preface (1758).)
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