Quotations About / On: LOST

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha' lost my reputation, I ha' lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassio, in Othello, act 2, sc. 3.)
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  • 33.
    You have to lose yourself to find yourself. You have to lose your mind to find your mind. You have to lose your love to find your love.
    (Life quotes)
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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 73 in Selected Aphorisms from the Lyceum (1797), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    For the world hath lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.
    (Apocrypha. 2 Esdras, 14:10.)
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  • 39.
    Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
    (Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Trials of an Encyclopedist," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).)
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  • 40.
    Modern marriage has lost its meaning—consequently it is being abolished.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 140, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, p. 94, trans. by R.J. Hollingdale, Baltimore, Penguin Books (1968). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 39 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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