Quotations About / On: LOST

  • 51.
    I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.
    (Madonna [Madonna Louise Ciccione] (b. 1959), U.S. singer, actor. Quoted in Madonna Unauthorized, epilogue, Christopher Andersen (1991).)
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  • 52.
    Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
    (Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), U.S. lawyer, orator. Speech, Manhattan Liberal Club. Truth-Seeker (February 28, 1892).)
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  • 53.
    We can travel longer, night and day, without losing our spirits than almost any persons we ever met.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 557, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (June 6, 1879). Called "Rutherford the Rover," Hayes traveled more and publicized his pet policies by speaking to the people than did his predecessors.)
  • 54.
    Now defined as art, the totem has lost cult, taboo, and custom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 55.
    A German immersed in any civilization different from his own loses a weight equivalent in volume to the amount of intelligence he displaces.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 33, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 56.
    Let's put it this way: I fought for the South. We lost.
    (Eric Red, U.S. screenwriter, and Kathryn Bigelow. Jesse Hooker (Lance Henricksen), Near Dark, a vampire, explaining how old he is (1987).)
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  • 57.
    The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it—especially in art.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 527, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 381, "Imitation," (1879).)
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  • 58.
    Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1860).)
  • 59.
    I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
    (Nathan Hale (1755-1776), U.S. revolutionary soldier. Speech, September 22, 1776, before being executed as a spy by the British. In his play Cato, act 4, sc. 4. Joseph Addison had written similar words: "What pity is it/That we can die but once to serve our country!")
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  • 60.
    When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.
    (Paige Rense (b. 1929), U.S. author and editor. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 37 (February 21, 1994). The writer and Architectural Digest editor was recalling her brief period of being a housewife.)
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