Quotations About / On: LOST
When literature is lost, man is lost and when man is lost, literature is lost.
(to my students)
Who loses the honor, can not lose anything more.
(For The Man...)
To lose hope is to lose one's soul.
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).)