Quotes and Sayings about Losing
"It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Facts, Judges, Law, Lawyers, Losing)
"People bitch about losing their anonymity and then get insulted when someone doesn't recognize them from whatever success they've had."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Success, People, Losing)
"There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Government, Talent, Crisis, Losing, Public)
"All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy."
- Scott Alexander
(Related: Cheating, Dying, Evil, Losing, Mediocrity)
"We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect."
- Hannes Alfven
(Related: Science, Discipline, Danger, Losing, Philosophy, Today)
"I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Losing, Now, Obligation, Right)
"We are losing each day an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more. If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is."
- Iyad Allawi
(Related: War, God, People, Country, Day, Losing)
"There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain."
- Lord Amherst
(Related: Money, Women, Losing, Racing)
"The sad events that occur in my life are the sad events that happen to everybody, with losing friends and family, but that is a natural occurrence, as natural as being born."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Life, Family, Being, Events, Friends, Losing)
"Final thoughts are so, you know, final. Let's call them closing words."
- Craig Armstrong
(Related: Thoughts, Words)
"Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: First, Hurt, Losing)
"My second job has been to try to use my power to create institutions of a modern state that could enter the European Union, and there was very little time. The door was closing, and I wanted to get Bosnia through before it shut."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Power, Time, Job, State)
"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Winning, Losing)
"Bambi has a profound effect on children because it's about losing your mother."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Mother, Children, Effect, Losing)
"I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Love, Winning, Losing, Play)
"It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: People, Charm, Losing, Open)
"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open."
- Alexander Graham Bell
"I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself."
- Elizabeth Berkley
(Related: Choices, Losing)
"The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster."
- Elizabeth Bishop
(Related: Art, Disaster, Losing, Loss)
"I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That's why I got into fostering and adopting animals out."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Mother, Control, Vision, Animals, Dogs, Losing)
"I love competition and really going for it and doing my best, but losing isn't really upsetting to me. I feel like if I do lose, the other person really deserved it."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Love, Competition, Losing)
"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)
"We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Time, War, Commitment, Iraq, Losing, Military, Occupation, Past, Responsibility)
"If you're afraid of losing, then you daren't win."
- Bjorn Borg
"I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers - mostly small and humble - who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Food, War, Fighting, Losing, Production, Quiet, Scientists, Years)
"Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth."
- Ludwig Borne
(Related: Truth, Illusion, Losing)
"A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug."
- George Borrow
(Related: Literature, Losing, Trade)
"If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Family, Society, Cancer, Living, Losing, Research, Support, Will)
"WIth football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks."
- Tom Brady
(Related: Football, Losing)
"If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out."
- George Brett
(Related: Sister, Kissing, Losing)
"I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Women, Fans, Losing, Maturity, Song)
"Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I'm not promoting that. But my songs are talking... about me becoming a man."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Girls, Losing, Man, Songs, Talking, Virginity)
"I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do - I have one for Iceland, different one over here."
- Michael Owen Bruce
(Related: Losing, Play)
"The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Winning, Fun, Losing, Years)
"If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose."
- Charles Bukowski
(Related: Soul, Losing)
"It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad that we don't have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team's lawyers."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Winning, Lawyers, Losing)
"When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Control, Feeling, Hearing, Losing, Production, Talking, Trees)
"At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Time, Life, HusbFriend, Winning, Regret, Will)
"Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Death, Life, Men, Father, Losing)
"It is the Constitution of the United States that has been undermined, undercut, and is under attack. It is the American people's liberties that is in jeopardy. That is why I wrote 'Losing America.'"
- Robert Byrd
(Related: People, America, American, Constitution, Jeopardy, states, United)
"You're the only one who's closing your eyes at night. There's no one else who can do it for you."
- James Caan
(Related: Eyes, Night)
"I think this year we'll open up 900 gross, we're closing some, so the net count is lower, but the 900 are spread all over the place. Some of the closures are relocations, where you're moving it to another place in the marketplace."
- Jim Cantalupo
"The first Monopoly game I played with my brothers, I hated losing so much, I just had to beat them."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Brothers, First, Losing)
"When I play poker, I don't like losing the pot."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Losing, Play, Poker)
"After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Advice, Losing, Woman)
"I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Winning, Communism, Losing)
"Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Technology, Cinema, Culture, Harm, Losing, Originality)
"There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force - then there could very well be a backlash."
- Iris Chang
(Related: People, Being, Force, Jobs, Losing, Now)
"I'm kind of like a samurai. They say if you want to be a samurai, you can't be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch, you get your head cut off. I'm not afraid of losing this business."
- Yvon Chouinard
(Related: Business, Dying, Losing, Want)
"One does not leave a convivial party before closing time."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Time, Party)
"Only when you are lost can love find itself in you without losing its way."
- Helene Cixous
(Related: Love, Losing)
"I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: Fire, Interest, Losing)
"Bjorn was a different breed, I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Charm, Losing, Mind, Smile)
"Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death."
- Peter Conrad
(Related: Death, Faith, Wisdom, First, Losing)
"I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion."
- Gerry Cooney
(Related: Career, Losing)
"When I feel like I'm doing my best work, there is a bit of a freedom, a bit of flight that you're not so much losing yourself but you're sort of in the zone."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Work, Freedom, Losing, Zone)
"I didn't grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Mother, Childhood, Losing)
"And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Life, Dance, Ecstasy, Freedom, Walking, World)
"There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they're going to exist. But they're losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters."
- Alan Cranston
(Related: Time, Ability, France, Germany, Losing, Nations, states, United, Will)
"Like everyone else, I've had moments when I've felt that I've been losing my grip."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Losing, Moments)
"I really miss Gunsmoke. It was like losing my whole family."
- Ken Curtis
(Related: Family, Losing)
"We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: HusbSon, Daughter, People, Chance, Losing, Vice)
"Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Life, Losing, Understanding)
"You talk about the values that you have whether they're in favor or not in favor. That's how you lead. The reality is, we're losing more and more elections."
- Artur Davis
(Related: Values, Elections, Losing, Reality, Talk)
"My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer's started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer's are the hardest because that person is aware that they're losing awareness. And I think that that's why my father started growing more and more quiet."
- Patti Davis
(Related: Father, Awareness, Losing, Quiet)
"Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Iraq, Losing, Soldiers, Vote)
"If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America."
- Ron Dellums
(Related: Truth, People, America, Dying, Killing, Losing)
"Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that."
- Julie Delpy
(Related: Women, Romance, Being, Identity, Losing)
"I don't know how to put it, but yet you know we have so many people who the way they look at life, the way they work depends on what happens, us winning or losing. It's kind of crazy. So, I kind of got caught up in that, I'm gonna try to stay away from that."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Work, Life, People, Winning, Losing)
"It's actually not unlike Google at that stage of development. They had an up-and-running site. It wasn't losing very much money, it wasn't making very much money, but it was growing."
- John Doerr
(Related: Money, Development, Losing)
"I am a firm believer in free but fair trade. However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced. It is time that we make China play fairly."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Time, End, Losing, Play, states, Trade, United)
"It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Effort, Losing)
"As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)
"Losing hurts me. I was determined to be the best."
- Chris Evert
"If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life."
- Chris Evert
(Related: Life, Quality, Winning, Accomplishment, Losing, Rest, Tennis)
"I get it now; I didn't get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible... and enjoying everything in between."
- Mia Farrow
(Related: Life, Losing, Now)
"Let me say this: I believe closing Guantanamo is in our Nation's national security interest. Guantanamo is used not only by al-Qaida, but also by other nations, governments, and individuals - people good and bad - as a symbol of America's abuse of Muslims, and it is fanning the flames of anti-Americanism around the world."
- Diane Feinstein
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Interest, Nation, National security, Nations, Symbol, World)
"Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it."
- Dianne Feinstein
(Related: Winning, Losing, May)
"I never think about losing."
- Lou Ferrigno
"But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter."
- Sally Field
(Related: Danger, Grave, Losing, Years)
"Many people have asked me how I feel about losing my job."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: People, Job, Losing)
"Whether you're winning or losing, it is important to always be yourself. You can't change because of the circumstances around you."
- Cotton Fitzsimmons
(Related: Change, Winning, Circumstances, Losing)
"Being an only child and losing both my parents at an early age, I have found that the friends I have made over the years are the people who help me get through life, good times and bad."
- Fannie Flagg
(Related: Age, Life, People, Being, Friends, Help, Losing, Parents, Years)
"The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Strength, Force, Ideology, Losing)
"If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it, we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances, and with a very good chance of losing it."
- James Forrestal
(Related: War, Chance, Circumstances, Europe, Lies, Losing, Mob, Will)
"I wouldn't accept losing as a team, wouldn't accept losing as my team. It's like a war every practice. I think it helped us a lot."
- Peter Forsberg
(Related: War, Losing, Practice)
"I don't want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I've had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: People, Losing, Respect, Retirement, Want)
"I think the hardest thing is losing weight. That's the hardest thing more than anything else."
- Aretha Franklin
(Related: Losing, Weight)
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Education, Ability, Losing, Self, Temper)
"So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Legal, Winning, Defense, Fight, Fighting, First, Freedom, Rights, Losing, Speech)
"Hospitals are closing across the country due to the burden of illegal immigration, college students find that summer jobs have dried up due to illegal immigration, and wages across the board are depressed by the overwhelming influx of cheap and illegal labor."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Burden, College, Country, Hospitals, Jobs, Labor, Students, Summer, Wages)
"Part of me looks at the gay movement now and worries that we're losing our individuality."
- Boy George
(Related: Gay, Individuality, Losing, Now)
"With The Key, it was, I had gone through a divorce and losing my father, and just kinda really reminiscing about how much I loved the traditional side of country music, so I made a record that was really traditional from start to finish."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Music, Father, Country, Country music, Divorce, Key, Losing)
"It is not fun singing about losing somebody like that, but at the same time it was easy to write because the memories were so real and vivid and so much a part of who I am."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Time, Fun, Losing, Memories, Singing)
"I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn't understand."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: War, Control, Losing, Police, Vietnam, World)
"There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing."
- William Glasser
(Related: Quality, Winning, Competition, Losing, School)
"Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it's in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance."
- Benny Goodman
(Related: Music, Life, Detail, Losing)
"I always have this feeling that I'm losing everything, so I'm a real saver."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Feeling, Losing)
"I'm competitive with myself, but not with other people. I set goals for myself. I don't really care about winning or losing as long as I do my best."
- Lucas Grabeel
(Related: People, Goals, Winning, Care, Losing)
"The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or - somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Hunting, Now, Running, Wood)
"There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Character, Winning, Fantasy, Losing, Value)
"I suppose and I hope that the young guys who are out there losing their lives at least feel the same way I did. I shouldn't think about this very much because I'm almost weeping when I think about it."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Hope, Losing, Weeping)
"The U.S has acquired reservoirs of goodwill around the globe over many years. But it is clear - from polling data and ample anecdotal evidence - that America is losing its allure in much of the world."
- Lee H. Hamilton
(Related: America, Goodwill, Losing, World, Years)
"Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day's pay."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: War, Americans, Day, End, Losing, Soldiers, Talking, Veterans)
"I didn't care at all about losing, but I just didn't want Emerson to feel bad, You know, I didn't win, but Felicity won, and when you come to the set next time, you can give her a big congratulations."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Time, Care, Losing, Want)
"We are losing our living systems, social systems, cultural systems, governing systems, stability, and our constitutional health, and we're surrendering it all at the same time."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Time, Health, Living, Losing, Stability)
"I don't think I'll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don't know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50,000 votes. I'd put in six or seven years into changing L.A."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Losing, Years)
"There's a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I'm not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time."
- Bob Hayes
(Related: Time, Heart, Attention, Losing, Pain, Sleep)
"The American people likewise want to see enforcement first, no tricks, no triggers, no amnesty, enforcing existing laws and closing loopholes to reaffirm that our great Republic is, in fact, a nation of laws."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: People, American, Fact, First, Laws, Nation, Want)
"Of course, it gave the studio an enormous power, because I don't know any other place who had that skill with images to communicate with. And the need of these kinds of images are even greater now than they ever were because we are losing our life symbols."
- John Hench
(Related: Life, Power, Losing, Now, Skill)
"I also think stress is related to control. When you're in charge of your life, you tend to not care about losing control of things that don't really matter like traffic jams."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: Life, Control, Care, Losing, Stress)
"People under the influence of cults is similar to that we observe in addicts. Typical behaviour for both includes draining bank accounts, neglecting children, destroying relations with family and losing interest in anything except the drug or cult."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Family, People, Children, Influence, Interest, Losing)
"If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change."
- Robert Hewison
(Related: Change, Losing, Past, Risk, Today, Yesterday)
"Loss means losing what was We want to change but we don't want to lose. Without time for loss, we don't have time for soul."
- James Hillman
(Related: Change, Time, Soul, Losing, Loss, Want)
"Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government - and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Business, Government, Women, Entrepreneurs, Promise)
"I'm a born and bred New Yorker. I belong here. Everytime I leave it's like losing a leg."
- Judy Holliday
"I feel connected to the Second World War because my father lost his father in that war. So, through my dad and the effect it had on him of losing his father young, I always felt connected to the war. It goes back years, but it still feels to me as if we're completely living in it."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Dad, War, Father, Effect, Living, Losing, World, World war, Years)
"Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Happiness, Life, Love, Answers, Losing, Now, Pain)
"Christianity has always seemed to fight a losing battle against race."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: Christianity, Battle, Fight, Losing, Race)
"Bargain... anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Money, Bargain, Customer, Losing)
"In our own state, we came up with, I think, what was a very novel approach to closing the gap on the uninsured. To harmonize medical records - which was a major step in getting costs out of the system."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Medical, State)
"It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Funny, People, Losing, Nothing, Risk)
"I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Losing, Obscurity)
"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Age, Genius, Enthusiasm, Losing, Old, Spirit)
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Heart, Courage, Defeat, Earth, Losing)
"So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Progress, Global warming, Jobs, Losing, Now, Oil, Result)
"Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Fight, Losing)
"Every time you lose an animal, it's like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon the house just falls down, you know?"
- Bindi Irwin
(Related: Time, Losing, Pretty)
"I have no fear of losing my life - if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Life, Fear, Losing, Will)
"One of the problems that we are confronted with is, when we decide to buy or build a home, we don't get a clear picture of what closing costs will be of that home."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Home, Problems, Will)
"I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: Money, Time, Business, Athletes, Losing, Trouble)
"The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell."
- John Jakes
(Related: Children, Heaven, Hell, Innocence, Losing, Pain, Will)
"It was all devastating. I'd never dealt with losing anyone close to me, and I didn't know where to put it in my life. I was very young then. Buddy taught me so much in such a short time."
- Waylon Jennings
(Related: Time, Life, Losing)
"What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it."
- Dwayne Johnson
(Related: Winning, Losing, Singing)
"We're going to have to look very seriously at what we're doing right or wrong because we just keep losing."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Losing, Right, Wrong)
"I'm not the only one who feels the sting of continually losing."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
"While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
"To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Society, Women, Eyes, Facts)
"The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Hope, Future, Losing, Mind, Pleasure, Present)
"I had started losing weight. I mean he didn't know anything about the journey that I was on at that point obviously but from my highest weight of just over 300 pounds I lost about 45 pounds."
- Star Jones
(Related: Journey, Losing, Weight)
"We are losing our superstars like Johnny and June Carter Cash and that breaks my heart."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Heart, June, Losing)
"The goal of winning is not losing two times in a row."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Goal, Winning, Losing)
"I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: Sports, Negative, Positive, Winning, Language, Losing)
"One of the symptoms of a losing streak is a turnover of top executives. It's a revolving door."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
"People are rapidly losing hope and trust. They believe their government has been captured by special interests and no longer cares about them, and they are right."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Hope, Losing, Right)
"That level of trade deficit throttles real growth in our country and continues the unfortunate path of selling out America. We are not winning the global trade war, we are losing it badly."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: War, Growth, Selling, Winning, America, Country, Losing, Trade)
"It was not about losing my mental power; it's about not feeling good about my contribution to the game."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Power, Feeling, Losing)
"There are many facts showing that Putin's people enriched themselves by using power mechanisms so that's why for them losing power means losing their fortunes."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Power, People, Facts, Losing)
"When I came to DreamWorks, I was in bad trouble. They were in bad trouble. They were millions of dollars in the hole and a few days from closing their doors. I was on my last leg."
- Toby Keith
"Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Business, Act, Country, Freedom, Income, Interest, Law, Losing, Potential)
"If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven't grasped the situation."
- Rose Kennedy
"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation."
- Jean Kerr
"I have always believed that one should not be scared of losing, I think that really is the key."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Key, Losing)
"Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Victory, Losing)
"A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Winning, Losing)
"If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Son, Losing, Man, Will, World)
"My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby's mind the conflicts between love and hate arise, and the fears of losing the loved one become active, a very important step is made in development."
- Melanie Klein
(Related: Love, Work, Development, Baby, Hate, Losing, Mind)
"The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Death, Performance, Interest, Losing, Risk, Will)
"There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about; like, on the title track, there's this film-noir character of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Character, Film, Losing, Singing, Woman)
"Okay, when you start to fight for equality, like Anand did in 1995, you could end up losing game 10, like he did, without putting up any kind of fight."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Equality, End, Fight, Losing)
"Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It's a losing game, but we keep on trying."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Time, Losing, Meaning, Trying)
"I think some parents now look at a youngster failing as the final thing. It's a process, and failure is part of the process. I would like it if the teacher and the parents would connect more. I think that used to be, but we're losing a little bit of that right now."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Failure, Losing, Now, Parents, Right)
"Elections are about choosing sides, but inaugurations are about closing ranks."
- Ted Kulongoski
"Play difficult and interesting things. If you play boring things, you risk losing your appetite. Saxophone can be tedious with too much of the same."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Appetite, Losing, Play, Risk)
"There are far more important things in life than making a putt or missing a putt or winning a championship or losing a championship."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Life, Winning, Losing)
"A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor."
- Ring Lardner
(Related: Mistake, Self, Temptation, Writers)
"Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Society, Thought, Flaws, Losing)
"I was in the gym five days a week, two hours a day. At one point, I was going seven days straight. I had put on a lot of weight, and then I started losing it drastically, so I was worried. It turned out I was overworking myself. My trainer told me that I couldn't break a sweat, because I was burning more calories than I was putting on."
- Taylor Lautner
(Related: Day, Losing, Weight)
"It is setting goals and trying to be a business person, but at the same time not losing sight of who you are writing songs for and what your goals are as a songwriter. So believe me, if you think I've got it down I don't it is a constant struggle."
- Christine Lavin
(Related: Business, Time, Goals, Losing, Sight, Songs, Struggle, Trying, Writing)
"I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points."
- Joe E. Lewis
"I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Interest, Losing, Pretty)
"The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"If you can accept losing, you can't win."
- Vince Lombardi
"Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Habit, Winning, Losing)
"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Time, Habit, Winning, Losing, Right)
"Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries."
- Al Lopez
(Related: Manager, Goals, Losing)
"What is new in all of this is that the old poles of attraction represented by nation-states, parties, professions, institutions, and historical traditions are losing their attraction."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Losing, Nation, Old, Traditions)
"When I was a child I had a best friend who lived across the road from me. When her mother died unexpectedly it was like losing a member of my own family. I think I am still affected by the memory of that loss."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Family, Mother, Friend, Losing, Loss, Memory, Road)
"The surprise is half the battle. Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle. Let's think about what's the whole battle."
- David Mamet
(Related: Battle, Losing)
"The problem with losing your anonymity is that you can never go back."
- Marla Maples
"We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Fire, Losing, Risk)
"I've worked with leading men so worried about losing their charm that they were always winking to the audience."
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(Related: Men, Charm, Leading, Losing)
"Losing streaks are funny. If you lose at the beginning you got off to a bad start. If you lose in the middle of the season, you're in a slump. If you lose at the end, you're choking."
- Gene Mauch
(Related: Funny, Beginning, End, Losing)
"When you're in danger of losing a thing it becomes precious and when it's around us, it's in tedious abundance and we take it for granted as if we're going to live forever, which we're not."
- John McGahern
(Related: Abundance, Danger, Losing)
"When I was losing, they called me nuts. When I was winning they called me eccentric."
- Al McGuire
(Related: Winning, Losing)
"The key, of course, is to stay away from the losing years."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Key, Losing, Years)
"Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Fear, Hope, Losing, Restraint)
"In 1917 - as we have seen, - Italy suffered a great reverse, losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies."
- Kelly Miller
(Related: Italy, Losing, Soldiers)
"I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law and Order or The Simpsons."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Home, Being, Friends, Law, Losing, Order, Weekend)
"Southerners can never resist a losing cause."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Cause, Losing)
"I cannot solve the problem of life by losing myself in the problem of art."
- Tina Modotti
(Related: Art, Life, Losing)
"And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions. I hope I'm consistently lucky and that the next time I develop a blister or step on something sharp, that I don't go as far as I did on those two times."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Time, Hope, Losing)
"Because of their low earnings and family obligations, Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts. An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of dollars under this proposal."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Family, Money, Investment, Losing, Wind)
"The United States and Arizona are both losing jobs to offshore locations."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Jobs, Losing, states, United)
"It's not really that I've been an advocate for hearing aids for a long time, it's just that I've been losing my hearing for a long time! So it's actually very important for me because I'm actually hearing impaired and I simply want to hear better!"
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Time, Hearing, Losing, Want)
"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, Error, Giving, Living, Losing, Suffering)
"When it comes to losing with United, I feel solely responsible for it. I can't help it. My brain will work like mad after a defeat. I want to know where I have made the wrong decisions, how I could have changed things for this fantastic club."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Work, Decisions, Defeat, Help, Losing, United, Want, Will, Wrong)
"Losing is not in my vocabulary."
- Ruud van Nistelrooy
(Related: Losing, Vocabulary)
"You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Anger, Losing, Opponents)
"I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Experience, Winning, Advice, Losing)
"As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person."
- Kim Novak
(Related: Confidence, Losing)
"Leaving America is like losing twenty pounds and finding a new girlfriend."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Girlfriend, America, Losing)
"Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers."
- Flannery O'Connor
(Related: Losing, Manners, Will, Writers)
"In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq, and that is a very undesirable exchange."
- William Odom
(Related: Alliance, Europe, Fact, Iraq, Losing, Support)
"We are losing the democracy that we're trying to sell in the Mideast and everywhere else right here in our own nation."
- Rosie O'Donnell
(Related: Democracy, Losing, Nation, Right, Trying)
"Losing my anonymity in this world I think is something that I find terrifying."
- Alex O'Loughlin
(Related: Losing, World)
"When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity - but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial."
- Eugene O'Neill
(Related: Love, Thought, People, Losing, Old, Thinking, Vanity)
"I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don't blame them."
- Adnan Pachachi
(Related: People, Blame, Class, Confidence, Losing)
"Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best."
- Jim Palmer
(Related: Disgrace, Losing)
"You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Habit, Confidence, Losing, Play)
"Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Excellence, Losing, Sense, Tragedy, Worth)
"The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Life, End, Party, Years)
"No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning."
- Richard Petty
(Related: Winning, Losing)
"Although a lot of pain for a little screen time; Shaving legs, waxing eyebrows, high heels, trying to put on a bra, losing weight because women's clothes are SO revealing - Ladies you have my respect."
- Lou Diamond Phillips
(Related: Time, Women, Clothes, Ladies, Losing, Pain, Respect, Trying, Weight)
"I am hoping the four new players can bring in some energy and fresh enthusiasm because they do not have the baggage that comes from being part of a losing side."
- Andy Pick
(Related: Enthusiasm, Being, Energy, Losing)
"Here's a very good rule of thumb in politics: losing begets losing."
- John Podhoretz
"Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared."
- Jane Porter
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Light, Losing, May)
"Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: War, Being, Democracy, Losing, Now, Years)
"When you've got a great business going, you go open another and take the risk of losing the whole thing. It's fun!"
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Business, Losing, Open, Risk)
"Our moral authority is as important, if not more important, than our troop strength or our high-tech weapons. We are rapidly losing that moral authority, not only in the Arab world but all over the world."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Strength, Authority, Losing, Weapons, World)
"Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. Blood doesn't run in races! Come on!"
- Beah Richards
(Related: Winning, Blood, Competition, Losing, Race)
"The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: People, Wealth, Losing, Worry)
"I love making people laugh. It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Love, People, Control, Addiction, Feeling, Losing, Pleasure, Theater)
"I'm sure Alex will be having to get the masseurs in to work on those legs. You feel tired when you're losing but when you are winning it gives you that bit of an edge."
- Graham Roberts
(Related: Work, Winning, Losing, Will)
"Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead."
- Jackie Robinson
(Related: Baseball, Losing, Poker)
"It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first."
- Jackie Robinson
(Related: Winning, First, Losing, Temper)
"Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Enthusiasm, Winning, Losing, Public, Results)
"The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Love, Money, Losing)
"In the early 1970s. 1971, '72. The rooms were closing down, record labels weren't signing acoustic acts any more. Although they had been pretty much been getting out of that for some time before that."
- Dave Van Ronk
(Related: Time, Pretty)
"The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort - the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Comfort, Privacy, Terror)
"Nobody feels any worse than I do about losing."
- Art Rooney
"Napster is essentially using the music to make money for themselves and that's the part that's both morally and legally wrong. That I think is more relevant than whether or not I'm losing money."
- Hilary Rosen
(Related: Money, Music, Losing, Wrong)
"We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Peace, Father, Wife, Friend, Language, Losing, Man, Name, Unhappiness)
"I was brought up by two people who just said, Whatever it is you're interested in, go do it. There is no winning or losing. You find out when you do it what the experience is."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Experience, People, Winning, Losing)
"Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment."
- Carl Sandburg
"When for so long you can't get a job for reasons that seem specious, you you finally do have it, you are constantly afraid of losing it."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Job, Losing)
"We must stop the trend of closing schools and building prisons."
- Gale Sayers
(Related: Building, Schools)
"Losing feels worse than winning feels good."
- Vin Scully
(Related: Winning, Losing)
"Ah, mastery... what a profoundly satisfying feeling when one finally gets on top of a new set of skills... and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open, even as another door is closing."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: Feeling, Light, Open)
"A good balance of winning and losing is important. If you just win all the time, you won't get anything out of it; having some tough losses can be really important."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Time, Winning, Balance, Losing)
"There are a lot of things I can take, and a few that I can't. What I can't take is when my older brother, who's everything that I want to be, starts losing faith in things. I saw that look in your eyes last night. I don't ever want to see that look in your eyes again."
- M. Night Shyamalan
(Related: Faith, Brother, Eyes, Losing, Night, Want)
"You got to choose between tightening your belt or losing your pants."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
"And time itself? Time was a never-ending medium that stretched into the future and the past - except there was no future and no past, but an infinite number of brackets, extending either way, each bracket enclosing its single phase of the Universe."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Time, Future, Infinite, Past, Universe)
"The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Losing)
"If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Soul, Leisure, Losing, May)
"We want to obviously foster a relationship that we're a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we're practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they're talking about."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Achievement, Goals, Congress, states, Talking, Want)
"I do think we know that a teacher who knows what he or she is doing, knows their subject matter, and knows how to impart knowledge to kids is a critical piece of closing the achievement gap."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Knowledge, Achievement, Kids)
"My biggest loss was the Olympics. I just can't forget losing. I never will."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Forget, Losing, Loss, Will)
"At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Time, Country, Economy, Help, Jobs, Losing, Manufacturing)
"What has been happening the last four years in City Hall is that they have been closing recreation centers, closing libraries. We have not looked after our children in City Hall."
- Carl Stokes
(Related: Children, Libraries, Recreation, Years)
"I wasn't losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing. What I was focusing on was becoming too routine, too ritual, not something that was interesting, new and exciting."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Focus, Losing, Ritual, Routine)
"Seeking fortunes in America led to Germany losing people, and the American continent received many people whose contributions are particularly clear in the agricultural and technical fields."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: People, America, American, Germany, Losing)
"Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Dreams, Faith, Men, Losing, Tenacity)
"Jim played - he had a great stretch in the middle of the round there, and Chad made that long putt on 16. Almost got that match. We ended up losing, but we almost won it, too."
- Hal Sutton
"I remember going to Bob Preston's dressing room because I was losing a laugh - as you do in a long run. He said, 'Give me the script. That's where you're going off the road.' That's comedy. It's never the line itself; it's in the foundation."
- Jeffrey Tambor
(Related: Comedy, Losing, Road)
"This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters. But I can remember, as a young actor, just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested."
- Jeffrey Tambor
(Related: Winning, Actor, Being, Losing, Walking)
"In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends."
- Major Taylor
(Related: Friendship, Men, Class, Racing)
"I hate losing and cricket being my first love, once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether and that hunger for winning is always there."
- Sachin Tendulkar
(Related: Love, Winning, Being, Cricket, First, First love, Hate, Hunger, Losing, Zone)
"Losing my parents was probably the hardest and deepest blow from which I've had to recover."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Losing, Parents)
"Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can't afford losing one."
- Daley Thompson
(Related: Love, Being, Girlfriends, Losing)
"The difference between winning and losing is always a mental one."
- Peter Thomson
(Related: Winning, Difference, Losing)
"For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning."
- John Thorn
(Related: Life, Hope, Winning, April, Baseball, Contrast, Losing)
"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in."
- Ian Thorpe
(Related: Losing, Race, Water)
"I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation's secrets."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Attitude, Media, Nation, Secrets)
"Never change a winning game; always change a losing one."
- Bill Tilden
(Related: Change, Winning, Losing)
"I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off."
- Alex Trebek
(Related: Winning, Losing, Pleasure)
"I support health care for people. I want people well taken care of. But I also want health care that we can afford as a country. I have people and friends closing down their businesses because of Obamacare."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Health, People, Care, Country, Friends, Support, Want)
"Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war."
- Donald Trump
(Related: War, Battle, Losing)
"I really enjoy myself in Norway. Because I had started losing confidence in my ability of what I do. But sometimes, man, you just get tired of fighting and trying to prove yourself."
- Ike Turner
(Related: Ability, Confidence, Fighting, Losing, Man, Trying)
"The house seemed so empty without him. And I thought about the life we'd been building together for all that time. I realized I was on the brink of losing it all. It just scared me into reality."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: Life, Time, Thought, Building, Losing, Reality)
"The ability to change one's views without losing one's seat is the mark of a great politician."
- Mo Udall
(Related: Change, Ability, Losing)
"I'm fighting a losing battle here: I'm trying to lose some weight. I love chocolate; that's one of my biggest downfalls. I haven't gotten a whole lot of chocolate, thank goodness, because I'd probably be about 300 pounds."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Love, Battle, Fighting, Goodness, Losing, Trying, Weight)
"That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you're not being spontaneous, you're just recreating something."
- Karl Urban
(Related: Work, Inspiration, Being, Danger, Film, Losing, Television, Want)
"Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing."
- Ninette de Valois
(Related: Attention, Losing)
"All through school, I was losing hundreds of pounds in school, so that's a journey - that's an old journey. I'm tired of that. I know that road."
- Luther Vandross
(Related: Journey, Losing, Old, Road, School)
"The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Losing, Pleasure)
"In closing, let me just thank God, on the floor of the House, for not turning away from us even though we seem to be turning away from Him."
- Zach Wamp
"I don't mind losing, but I don't like losing to cheats."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: Losing, Mind)
"I'm in competition with myself and I'm losing."
- Roger Waters
(Related: Competition, Losing)
"If you are explaining, you are losing."
- J. C. Watts
"I also wanted Parker to operate in the Internet age without losing being Parker. He's always operated in the world without really being with the world, and cyberspace means that the rest of us are more and more living the same way."
- Donald E. Westlake
(Related: Age, Being, Internet, Living, Losing, Rest, World)
"In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Work, Anger, Life, People, Distrust, Greed, Losing, Needs)
"If your souls were not immortal, and you in danger of losing them, I would not thus speak unto you; but the love of your souls constrains me to speak: methinks this would constrain me to speak unto you forever."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Love, Danger, Losing)
"Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don't see Josh losing."
- Dominique Wilkins
(Related: Ability, Losing)
"And there is no getting away from the fact - and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn't go far enough. They say why isn't it in place now? Why don't I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That's hurting Obama."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Health, Benefits, Care, Discontent, Fact, Key, Losing, Now, Potential, Reform)
"I was just tired of losing... Life was passing me by."
- Serena Williams
(Related: Life, Losing)
"About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you're fighting temptation."
- Tom Wilson
(Related: Time, Winning, Fighting, Fun, Losing, Temptation)
"We're not losing the peace."
- Frank R. Wolf
(Related: Peace, Losing)
"I'm terrible with money, absolutely awful. I'm always losing it."
- Ron Wood
(Related: Money, Losing)
"I don't like losing a ballgame any more than a salesman likes losing a sale."
- Early Wynn
"I don't think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing - even in part - our capacity to contribute to other peoples."
- A. B. Yehoshua
"The disappointment of losing is huge."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Disappointment, Losing)