Quotations About / On: LOST

  • 31.
    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, l. 256-8 (1623).)
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  • 32.
    It is a strange desire, to seek power, and to lose liberty; or to seek power over others, and to lose power over a man's self.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. "Of Great Place," Essays (1597-1625).)
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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    “And so when you have lost everything, no more roads, no direction, no fixed signs, no ground, no thoughts able to resist other thoughts, when you are lost, beside yourself, and you continue getting lost, when you become the panicky movement of getting lost, then, that’s when, where you are unwoven weft, flesh that lets strangeness come through, defenseless being, without resistance, without batten, without skin, inundated with otherness, it’s in these breathless times that writings traverse you, songs of an unheard-of purity flow through you, addressed to no one, they well up, surge forth, from the throats of your unknown inhabitants, these are the cries that death and life hurl in their combat.”
    (Hélène Cixous, Coming to Writing and Other Essays)
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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    In the long run all battles are lost, and so are all wars.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 625, Knopf (1949).)
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