Quotations About / On: LOST

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    For the world hath lost his youth, and the times begin to wax old.
    (Apocrypha. 2 Esdras, 14:10.)
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  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 69.
    Until I am ready to lose weight, I cannot see how fat I am.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 70.
    The worst condition of humans is when they lose knowledge and control of themselves.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Drunkenness":, The Essays (Les Essais), bk. II, ch. 2, Abel Langelier, Paris (1595).)
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