Quotes and Sayings about Loss



"When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Saying, Weight)

"When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

"Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Right, Shame, Sleep)

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: Life, Quality, Character, Gravity, Loss, Pain, Sadness, Treasure)

"The loss of reason in war seems to me honorable, like the death of a sentry at his post."
- Leonid Andreyev
(Related: Death, War, Loss, Post, Reason)

"This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Family, Friendship, Loss, Support, Will)

"We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Time, Horses, Loss, Wood)

"After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued."
- William Henry Ashley
(Related: Men, Horses, Loss, Old)

"With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office."
- Louis Auchincloss
(Related: HusbCommittee, Hair, Meetings, Office, Years)

"A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull."
- Louis Auchincloss
(Related: Genius, Danger, Literary, Will)

"Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life."
- Louis Auchincloss
(Related: Life, Fiction, Perfection)

"We were not as rich as the Rockefellers or Mellons, but we were rich enough to know how rich they were."
- Louis Auchincloss
"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Nature, Delight, Loss, Nothing)

"Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Loss)

"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Friends, Loss, Man)

"Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: First, Loss, Mind, Rest, Will)

"Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Poetry, Loss, Public, Will)

"In the book of Colossians, it talks about that because of what Christ did, we are pure. We are without judgment on ourselves. And only through him can we do something like this."
- Jim Bakker
(Related: Christ, Judgment)

"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Beauty, Children, Loss, Woman)

"'Tis not where we lie, but whence we fell; the loss of heaven's the greatest pain in hell."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Lie, Heaven, Hell, Loss, Pain)

"We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Loss, World)

"If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Time, Being, Fortune, Right, Sense, Wrong, Yield)

"Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Artists, Mediocrity, Project, Stupidity)

"Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them."
- Saint Basil
(Related: Comfort, Loss, Measure, Will)

"It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls."
- Katharine Lee Bates
(Related: Time)

"And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Thought, People, Enthusiasm, End, Loss, World)

"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Death, Life, Self)

"Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not have to entail a loss of national sovereignty, but can actually be a benefit."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Loss)

"Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Gratitude, Soul)

"Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Death, Life, Loss, Possession, Shadow, Sun)

"The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Life)

"We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Independence, Loss, May, Originality, Research, Workers, Years)

"The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: America, Fathers, Founding)

"The founders were very worried that if parties developed in America, you might have something like the modern Italian system, where you have 20 different parties that divide Congress and the country and can't govern."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: America, Congress, Country)

"As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century, you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses made up of party members in Congress."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Congress, Party, President)

"First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: History, American, Constitution, First)

"From the beginning of the presidential nominating conventions in the 1830's really through the 1950's, you had conventions that actually did real business."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business, Beginning)

"Oftentimes during the period in which conventions really did business, you had situations where the delegates were divided and you would have ballot after ballot before there was a final nominee."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Business)

"So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system, Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected by all those people who had worked with him in Washington."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, People, Old, Washington)

"Then you get to the last half of the 20th century, Americans are getting very skeptical about their leaders and their institutions, and another place that is affected is parties and conventions."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Americans, Leaders)

"To people who remember JFK's assassination, JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Father, People, Assassination, Will)

"You have had presidential candidates over the last 30 years who would have had a very hard time getting nominated under the old system. One example is John Kennedy."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, Example, Old, Years)

"So the result was that as one approached a political convention for most of the 19th century and for most of the 20th century until the 1960's, part of the drama was the fact that you didn't know ultimately who was going to be the nominee at the end of that convention week."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Drama, End, Fact, Result)

"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)

"Ageing means a loss of a number of skills over time."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Time, Ageing, Loss)

"There are always, of course, job losses of a cyclical nature in a recession."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Nature, Job)

"My father was in the civil service. I can remember standing in a bus shelter in the pouring rain, and that we were allowed candy floss at the end of the holiday if we had behaved."
- Honor Blackman
(Related: Father, End, Holiday, Rain, Service)

"What saddens me is the corruption of youth and beauty, and the loss of soul, which is only replaced by money."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Money, Beauty, Soul, Corruption, Loss, Youth)

"He was a top man and a good professional. He was one of those who you know will never play a trick and you can ask him to do anything for you and he will. An unassuming man and a great loss to us all."
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Related: Loss, Man, Play, Will)

"Today the traveller on the Nile enters a wonderland at whose gates rise the colossal pyramids of which he has had visions perhaps from earliest childhood."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Childhood, Today, Visions)

"I am pleased to see that information campaigns, such as the America's WETLAND effort, are getting the message out, and people are beginning to realize that wetlands loss in Louisiana affects us all."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, America, Beginning, Effort, Information, Loss)

"Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war."
- John Bright
(Related: War, American, Fact, Trade, Trifle, Years)

"It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Darkness, Loss)

"What loss feels he that wots not what he loses?"
- William Broome
(Related: Loss)

"There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: April, Eye, Glory, Joy)

"I cite these events because I think they underline two very disturbing phenomena - the loss of U.S. international credibility, the growing U.S. international isolation."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Credibility, Events, Isolation, Loss)

"War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives."
- Smedley Butler
(Related: War)

"There is only one goal. That's to keep working and keep flossing."
- Red Buttons
(Related: Goal)

"I do not send their Lordships the particulars of our losses and damages by this, as it would take me much time; and I am willing none should be lost in letting them know an event of such consequence."
- John Byng
(Related: Time)

"Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)

"There is not a single injustice in Northern Ireland that is worth the loss of a single British soldier or a single Irish citizen either."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Injustice, Ireland, Irish, Loss, Worth)

"For people on social assistance, the loss of free dental care, prescription drugs and subsidized housing can greatly outweigh additional income from working. We've all heard the stories."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: People, Care, Drugs, Income, Loss)

"Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: Friend, Being, Job, Loss)

"You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Money, Loss, Play, Worth)

"The new record started out being about loss, but it's morphed into being about how relationships go on even though one person is not in a body anymore."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Being, Body, Loss, Relationships)

"The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly. We must work very hard to avoid loss of life. We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties. And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the people of Fallujah hostage. We must release the hostages."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Work, Life, People, Loss, Terrorism)

"I don't think when people sign up for a life of doing something they love to do they should have to sign up for a complete loss of privacy. I understand a little loss of privacy coming with the job."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Life, Love, People, Job, Loss, Privacy)

"When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Art, Attention, Conversation, Giving, Loss)

"It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life."
- Chanakya
(Related: Life, Causes, Day, Disgrace, Grief, Loss)

"Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time."
- Chilon
(Related: Time, Gain, Loss, Pain)

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Science, Action, Decision, Choice, Loss, Questions, Reason, Will)

"For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?"
- Jesus Christ
(Related: Soul, Gain, Loss, Man, Profit, World)

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Success, Enthusiasm, Failure, Loss)

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Success, Failure, Loss)

"It's not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons."
- Tom Clancy
(Related: Gain, Loss, Right, Vietnam)

"Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of loss of security because it's all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing, enjoying doing it on my own in the first place."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Fact, First, Loss, Obscurity, Security, Sense)

"Like every other girl in the world, my most embarrassing moment had to do with a guy completely turning me down. His loss!"
- Kelly Clarkson
(Related: World)

"However light-hearted you try to be about it, the loss of youth, and everything that goes with it, is quite a trauma."
- Julian Clary
(Related: Light, Loss, Youth)

"There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness."
- Eldridge Cleaver
(Related: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

"If I steal money from any person, there may be no harm done from the mere transfer of possession; he may not feel the loss, or it may prevent him from using the money badly. But I cannot help doing this great wrong towards Man, that I make myself dishonest."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Money, Harm, Help, Loss, Man, May, Possession, Wrong)

"The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom."
- Montgomery Clift
(Related: Death, Negative)

"Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Health, Failure, Americans, Republicans)

"My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Death, Life, Love, Son, Heart, Hope, Healing, Loss, Tragedy, Will)

"War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Men, War, Loss, Principles)

"Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Life, Empathy, Loss)

"Just as there is no loss of basic energy in the universe, so no thought or action is without its effects, present or ultimate, seen or unseen, felt or unfelt."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Thought, Action, Energy, Loss, Present, Universe)

"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Death, Life, Loss)

"The form of my poem rises out of a past that so overwhelms the present with its worth and vision that I'm at a loss to explain my delusion that there exist any real links between that past and a future worthy of it."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Vision, Delusion, Future, Loss, Past, Present, Worth)

"Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)

"America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: America, Faults, Hell, May, Mistakes)

"There has been loss of steel manufacturing. Those people need jobs. Where you have to build the third airport is where people are. So you're right; if his site isn't playable, then our site is right next to it."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Jobs, Loss, Manufacturing, Right)

"I think the intelligent thing about it is that you have to carefully listen to it all to grasp it, and because I'm not in every scene - colossal disappointment to everybody that it may be - I'm not getting the full picture here today while recording it."
- Paul Darrow
(Related: Disappointment, May, Today)

"There are so many opportunities in life, that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating. A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art, writing, or music."
- Jim Davis
(Related: Music, Art, Life, Opportunity, Focus, Loss, Writing)

"The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Life)

"Hope of ill gain is the beginning of loss."
- Democritus
(Related: Hope, Beginning, Gain, Loss)

"I think we are all slightly down in the dumps after another loss. We may be in the wrong sign... Venus may be in the wrong juxtaposition with somewhere else."
- Ted Dexter
(Related: Loss, May, Wrong)

"The rate of human invention is faster, and the rate of cultural loss is slower, in areas occupied by many competing societies with many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Invention, Loss)

"When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Being, Loss)

"Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Company, Innocence, Loss)

"It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry, but I think this film deals more with the loss of his wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Wife, Deals, Film, Loss, Revenge)

"As a life's work, I would remember everything - everything, against loss. I would go through life like a plankton net."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Life, Work, Loss)

"I deplore the loss of arts on BBC One and Two."
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Related: Loss)

"If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year, they would tell that gun control was one of the major contributory factors in the loss of their seats."
- John Dingell
(Related: Control, Loss, Talk)

"A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Faith, Loss)

"The job of the poet is to render the world - to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do."
- Mark Van Doren
(Related: People, Feelings, Job, Loss, World)

"I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree."
- James Douglas
(Related: Thoughts, Living)

"One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Court, Protest)

"I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Power, Love, Existence)

"The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again."
- Dick Ebersol
(Related: Financial, Winning, Rights, Property)

"Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Time, Ability, Loss, Question, Waste, Will)

"Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Compromise, Ending, Loss, Right)

"Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen."
- Epictetus
(Related: Time, Desire, First, Nothing)

"No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen."
- Epictetus
(Related: Time, Desire, First)

"Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession as they torment us with their loss."
- Epicurus
(Related: Loss, Possession)

"If I win seven tournaments in a row, I get so confident I'm in a cloud. A loss gets me eager again."
- Chris Evert
(Related: Loss)

"The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Europe, Freedom, Italy, Loss)

"Not that I regret saying what I believed to be the truth, but I regret anything that I might have written or spoken that could have been used in a way to help to foster that atmosphere out of which came the loss of life of Brother Malcolm."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Life, Brother, Truth, Help, Loss, Regret, Saying)

"Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement."
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Related: Possibility, Dignity, Humanity, Improvement, Loss, May, Possessions)

"The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination."
- Sarah Fielding
(Related: Imagination, Wife, Being, Liberty, Loss)

"I would certainly say that films like Time Code and the Loss of Sexual Innocence were far more rewarding to me in terms of being able to move forward as a filmmaker."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Time, Being, Innocence, Loss)

"There is the danger of over preparation, of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most terrible thing you can imagine. We do have a very close association between costume and set designer, though. And the cameraman is very important, of course."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Danger, Loss, Preparation, Spontaneity)

"You don't see a lot of difference between the Gin Blossoms and the Byrds."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Difference)

"As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, People, Dream, American, Freedom, Loss)

"William Holden and I weren't just good friends. He was my very best friend. I feel his loss very much still."
- Glenn Ford
(Related: Friend, Friends, Loss)

"Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I'd abused."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Anger, Life, People, Acting, Hatred, Loss)

"I don't think the English like me. I sold a colossal best seller in America, and they never really forgave me."
- John Fowles
(Related: America, English)

"The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people's minds and properties."
- John Foxe
(Related: People, Influence, Loss, Sun)

"In times of war, it is often best to look to our history to see how past generations of Americans dealt with the loss of their countrymen in just causes."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: History, War, Americans, Causes, Generations, Loss, Past)

"The best way to guarantee a loss is to quit."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Loss)

"Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Art, Life, Care)

"If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Acceptance, Country, Credit, Loss, Office, Reputation)

"The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Art, History, Artist, Concern, Loss, Public)

"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness."
- Shakti Gawain
(Related: Time, Power, Energy, Guidance, Loss, Sense, Spiritual)

"Sometimes movies gloss over things, and it was important to me that this was realistic."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Movies)

"You know, we'd just had a birthday, he was... you know, he still had a future out of him, and all I can is he was just one of the most beautiful people in the world... a very gifted man, and it's a loss to the world, not just for us."
- Robin Gibb
(Related: Birthday, People, Future, Loss, Man, World)

"I want to know how these very people who are against war because of loss of life can possibly be the same people who are for abortion? They are the same people who are for animal rights, but they are not for the rights of the unborn."
- Jim Gibbons
(Related: Life, War, People, Abortion, Rights, Loss, Want)

"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Life, Love)

"Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction."
- Charles J. Givens
(Related: Action, Inaction, Past, Reason)

"One should never be sexually involved with anyone one genuinely cares for. A sexual relationship guarantees a loss."
- Mary Gordon
(Related: Loss)

"No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
- Al Gore
(Related: Soul, Victory, Defeat, Glory, Loss)

"Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain."
- Anne Grant
(Related: Feeling, Grief, Loss, Pain)

"Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shock after the impact of a major loss."
- Anne Grant
(Related: Body, Loss)

"Strangely enough I'm better on a stage. I love that I feel like I blossom in front of a whole bunch of people."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Love, People)

"Lest when I am gone you may be at a loss for an epitaph for me, let me give you one - He Fed Fevers."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Loss, May)

"When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom."
- John Gray
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Chance, Respect)

"If we don't get this economy going, the numbers that represent this stimulus package are going to be small compared to the loss of revenue to the federal government for our economy."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Economy, Loss, Numbers)

"Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Delight, Loss, Possession)

"My view... would be that we are entering upon a new and interim society which is neither capitalist nor socialist, but in which we can achieve central planning without loss of individual initiative, by the mere process of absorbing initiative in the function of planning."
- John Grierson
(Related: Society, Loss, Planning)

"Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative, with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender."
- Douglas Haig
(Related: Policy, Loss)

"My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light."
- Linda Hamilton
(Related: Funny, Heart, Chaos, Disaster, Grief, Light, Loss, Play)

"April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees."
- E. Y. Harburg
(Related: April, Holiday, Paris, Trees)

"It is a proof of our natural bias to evil, that gain is slower and harder than loss in all things good; but in all things bad getting is quicker and easier than getting rid of."
- Augustus Hare
(Related: Evil, Gain, Loss, Proof)

"When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about the environment and the loss of species. It was supposed to be only a few pages, but ended up being nearly 50."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Being, Environment, Loss)

"The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Argument, Being, Loss, Right)

"As often happens during a war, some parts of the country prospered, notwithstanding the constant loss."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: War, Country, Loss)

"Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war. But helplessness induces hopelessness."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: Life, War, Hope, Loss)

"Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war."
- B. H. Liddell Hart
(Related: History, War, Hope, Loss)

"All the new thinking is about loss, In this it resembles all the old thinking."
- Robert Hass
(Related: Loss, Old, Thinking)

"I was devastated by the loss of my job in March, although I can understand why it occurred."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Job, Loss, March)

"It is no good getting furious if you get stuck. What I do is keep thinking about the problem but work on something else. Sometimes it is years before I see the way forward. In the case of information loss and black holes, it was 29 years."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Work, Information, Loss, Thinking, Years)

"The loss just made me hungry; it made me want to go out and win another title."
- Thomas Hearns
(Related: Loss, Want)

"It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Loss, May, Self, Spiritual, Suffering, World)

"The biggest reason most people fail is that they try to fix too much at once - join a gym, get out of debt, floss after meals and have thinner thighs in 30 days."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: People, Debt, Reason)

"The fact of the matter is, this is a very dynamic economy we have, and in this dynamic economy, you have a lot of job gains, but you also have job loss."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Economy, Fact, Job, Loss)

"It is true that we aspire to our ancient land. But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Land, Spirit, Want)

"The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Religion, Wisdom, Life, Philosophy)

"The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt."
- John Heywood
(Related: Wealth, Loss, Man)

"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)

"In the account book of the Great War the page recording the Russian losses has been ripped out. The figures are unknown. Five millions, or eight? We ourselves know not."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: War)

"However, the Administration's plan to privatize Social Security will undermine retirement security for all Americans by cutting guaranteed benefits by more than 40 percent, and risky private accounts won't make up for the loss of benefits for millions of Americans."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Loss, Retirement, Security, Will)

"Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Loss, Prejudice)

"I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there to write about than love and loss?"
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Dreams, Love, Movies, Work, Culture, Loss, Popular, Writers)

"With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses, some of the losses were very questionable including Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark. I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Denmark, Fight)

"What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy to support the average working man for 15 days."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Energy, Loss, Man, Support, Will)

"Lipgloss is my calling!"
- Vanessa Hudgens
"I just lip gloss! It doesn't matter if it's $2 or $30."
- Vanessa Hudgens
"If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Conversation, Eating, Loss, Support)

"It is not enough to tackle the mechanics of terror organizations. We must also tackle the situations that create terrorists. We desperately need to address the frustration, the loss and the despair that drive some to these actions."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Actions, Despair, Frustration, Loss, Terror)

"I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Loss)

"Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?"
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Name, Passion)

"From seeds of his body blossomed the flower that liberated a people and touched the soul of a nation."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Soul, People, Body, Nation)

"People in so many countries look up to the United States as a model of democracy, but I doubt if that can continue. It leaves me with a great sense of loss."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: People, Countries, Democracy, Doubt, Loss, Sense, states, United)

"People lose people, we lose things in our life as we're constantly growing and changing. That's what life is is change, and a lot of that is loss. It's what you gain from that loss that makes life."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Life, Change, People, Gain, Loss)

"The most successful war seldom pays for its losses."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: War, Successful)

"The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Thought, First, Trade)

"War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: War, Wrong)

"When you have this many losses, you don't have a following."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
"Unless things change radically, President Bush will be the first President since Herbert Hoover to have presided over a net loss of jobs during his administration."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Change, First, Jobs, Loss, President, Will)

"Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions."
- Stefan Kanfer
(Related: Life, Grief, Loss, Possessions)

"I think we brothers realised his loss more and more as we grew older. We actually grew closer after his death."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Death, Brothers, Loss)

"I said to the almond tree, "Friend, speak to me of God," and the almond tree blossomed."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: God)

"After the loss of Columbia a couple of years ago, I think we were reminded of the risk. All of us, though, have always known that the Space Shuttle is a very risky vehicle, much more risky than even flying airplanes in combat."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Airplanes, Flying, Loss, Risk, Space, Years)

"Our agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley continues to face historically low prices and producer income, as well as losses due to weather and other disasters."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Disasters, Economy, Income, Weather)

"The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step in repairing our loss."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: First, Loss, Weakness)

"Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch."
- Yoshida Kenko
(Related: Heart, Nothing, Wind)

"Of course, I also attribute some of my hearing loss to being in the infantry in World War II. It's probably a combination of heredity and noise exposure."
- George Kennedy
(Related: War, Being, Hearing, Heredity, Loss, World, World war)

"Accept loss forever."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Loss)

"The loss of a child is the most terrifying place for me to go."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Loss)

"To win you have to risk loss."
- Jean-Claude Killy
(Related: Loss, Risk)

"Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Appreciation, Country, Efficiency, Fighting, Loss, Risk)

"Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Life, Humor, Key, Laughter, Loss)

"An early fascination with higher mathematics at the university level blossomed into speculative thinking that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Mathematics, Thinking, University)

"Some of the French surrealists at the beginning of the war had come over to New York and they brought out this magazine. It was a big, glossy magazine full of surrealist things."
- Kenneth Koch
(Related: War, Beginning)

"Emotions get in the way but they don't pay me to start crying at the loss of 269 lives. They pay me to put some perspective on the situation."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Emotions, Loss, Perspective)

"It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Ability, Idealism, Loss, Old, Style)

"Through years of secret work, scientific and basic ground work was laid, in order to be ready again to work the German Armed Forces at the appointed hour, without loss of time or experience."
- Gustav Krupp
(Related: Experience, Time, Work, Loss, Order, Years)

"I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Life, Time, Building, Growing up, Loss, Parents, Sense, states, United)

"This system of encouragement proves serviceable as a preventive of punishment, the attainment of the tickets being a reward, the forfeiture of them the reverse; and, as such, boys seem often more affected by their loss than by coercion."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Being, Boys, Encouragement, Loss, Punishment, Reward)

"At a certain age, death becomes familiar to you-or a loss becomes familiar-the tragedies that are more commonplace in life."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Death, Life, Age, Loss)

"On July 18, we will mark the 12th anniversary of the senseless loss of 85 lives in the bombing of the Jewish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina."
- Tom Lantos
(Related: July, Loss, Will)

"Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Love, Life, Law)

"I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams."
- Annie Lennox
(Related: Dreams, Life, Death, Expectations, Illness, Loss, Old, Separation, Years)

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Opportunity, Being, Will)

"I'm not Candide, nor Dr Pangloss, but we know that faith moves mountains."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Faith, Mountains)

"A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them."
- Carolus Linnaeus
(Related: First, Loss, Will)

"Yet, despite our many advances, our environment is still threatened by a range of problems, including global climate change, energy dependence on unsustainable fossil fuels, and loss of biodiversity."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Dependence, Energy, Environment, Loss, Problems)

"The consideration of change over the century is about loss, though I think that social change is gain rather than loss."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Change, Consideration, Gain, Loss)

"A loss never bothers me after I take it. I forget it overnight. But being wrong - not taking the loss - that is what does damage to the pocketbook and to the soul."
- Jesse Livermore
(Related: Soul, Being, Forget, Loss, Wrong)

"I was going to buy a book on hair loss, but the pages kept falling out."
- Jay London
(Related: Hair, Loss)

"He was a horse of goodly countenance, rather expressive of vigilance than fire; though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown into it by the loss of his ears, which had been cropped pretty close to his head."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: Appearance, Fire, Loss, Pretty, Vigilance)

"You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do."
- Edward V. Lucas
(Related: Loss, May, Now, Will)

"Now, given the experience that we have had thus far, with our subsequent trade agreements with NAFTA and others, you would think that with our experience of job loss that we have had there that when you find yourself in a hole that you might stop digging."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Experience, Job, Loss, Now, Trade)

"The one thing that I have been struck with, after coming here to Congress is, how many people in Washington, D.C. talk about job loss like they are talking about the weather, or a natural disaster like an earthquake."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: People, Congress, Disaster, Job, Loss, Talk, Talking, Washington, Weather)

"A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Father, Son, Despair, Inheritance, Loss, May)

"The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad."
- James Madison
(Related: Home, Danger, Liberty, Loss)

"Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad."
- James Madison
(Related: Home, Truth, Danger, Liberty, Loss)

"It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad."
- James Madison
(Related: Home, Truth, Danger, Liberty, Loss)

"Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors."
- James Madison
(Related: Wisdom, Policy, Loss, May, Nation, Neighbors, Stability, Want)

"If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom."
- Sydney Madwed
(Related: Success, Knowledge, Successful, Focus, Want, Will)

"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)

"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Time, Performance, Adversity, Defeat, Heartbreak, Loss)

"The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit."
- Thomas Malory
(Related: Heart, May)

"And much more am I sorrier for my good knights' loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company."
- Thomas Malory
(Related: Company, Loss, Queen)

"We cannot but feel uneasy about the losses caused by humanity themselves. Apart from the losses of life and property in destructive wars, the environment and natural resources are also being destroyed by human hands."
- Nong Duc Manh
(Related: Life, Being, Environment, Humanity, Property)

"If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Men, Women, Money, American, Gain, Loss, Talk, Weight)

"Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Business, Community, Confidence, Jobs, Law, Leading, Loss, Order, Sales, State)

"People with disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about - making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true."
- Mary McAleese
(Related: Dreams, People)

"Every day we do get closer to a cure. Three out of four children who are diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease, but that is not good enough. The loss of one child to this disease is too much."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Cancer, Children, Cure, Day, Disease, Loss, Will)

"American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel. That's why that song has found the niche that it has."
- Don McLean
(Related: American, Loss, Song)

"Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise."
- Alexander Meiklejohn
(Related: Freedom, Safety)

"The National Flood Insurance Program is a valuable tool in addressing the losses incurred throughout this country due to floods. It assures that businesses and families have access to affordable flood insurance that would not be available on the open market."
- Gary Miller
(Related: Country, Open)

"But in practice, if often comes down to not suffering a loss as big as the huge gain you made a while ago."
- Merton Miller
(Related: Gain, Loss, Practice, Suffering)

"The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Defeat, Identity, Loss, Nation)

"I love better to count time from spring to spring; it seems to me far more cheerful to reckon the year by blossoms than by blight."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Love, Time, Spring)

"I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Freedom, Rights, Loss, Minority, Stars)

"Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Time, Men, Romance, Money, Loss, Manners, Writers)

"Our loss was very heavy, especially in the officers. Capt. Sale, of Co. E, Duke's regt, was among the killed, making the third Capt. that has been killed in that company."
- John H. Morgan
(Related: Company, Loss)

"For my convalescence, I had to exercise my voice only with vowels. It is a medical rule after a long loss of voice."
- Nana Mouskouri
(Related: Medical, Exercise, Loss, Voice)

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love."
- Max Muller
(Related: Love, Man)

"I always figure I have this tree and there's always some green fruit that's not ready to pick or blossoms that are ready to flower; there are always some ready to drop off too."
- Graeme Murphy
"The pain of retirement means loss."
- John Murray
(Related: Loss, Pain, Retirement)

"Who has suffered? The families of the dead, no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because, as I said, we lost the pillars of our society."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Society, Doubt, Loss)

"Alas, in 1929 came the Stock Market crash and everything changed and became worrisome. People started practicing conservatism because of financial losses, myself included."
- Pola Negri
(Related: People, Financial, Conservatism)

"We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven."
- Russell M. Nelson
(Related: God, Earth, Heaven)

"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun."
- Kent Nerburn
(Related: Chance, Children, Sun, Will)

"Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Nature, Soul)

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Nature, Soul)

"City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Government, Life, Help, Loss, Order, Property, Tragedy)

"The death of Mrs. Lincoln was a serious loss to her husband and children. Abraham's sister Sarah was only eleven years old, and the tasks and cares of the little household were altogether too heavy for her years and experience."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Death, Experience, Sister, HusbChildren, Loss, Old, Years)

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Time, Risk)

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Day, Risk)

"The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Loss, Speech, Words)

"It hurts. Frankly, it hurts terribly. I have just lived one of the biggest loss of my career. It will be difficult to digest that moment. It is extremely hard to accept. I am disappointed."
- Tony Parker
(Related: Career, Loss, Will)

"A gloss is a total system of perception and language."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Perception, Language)

"Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Life, Men, Grave, Loss, Memory, Tears, Years)

"Thanks to our present surgical methods in physiology we can demonstrate at any time almost all phenomena of digestion without the loss of even a single drop of blood, without a single scream from the animal undergoing the experiment."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Time, Blood, Loss, Present)

"They which have no hope of a life to come, may extend their griefs for the loss of this, and equal the days of their mourning with the years of the life of man."
- John Pearson
(Related: Life, Hope, Loss, Man, May, Mourning, Years)

"We're sad about some of the losses of members of great seniority and distinction in the Congress, and some very new members, who will no longer be serving with us."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Congress, Will)

"I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that's always a possibility, and if you're professional, then you deal with it professionally."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Possibility, Loss, Office)

"Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past."
- Walker Percy
(Related: Grief, Loss, Past)

"The great question, is there anything at all which is worth fighting such a war about, with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes, there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse."
- Anne Perry
(Related: War, Sacrifice, Fighting, Loss, Question, Will, Worth)

"For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard - that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it."
- Michelle Pfeiffer
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Famous, Giving, Loss, Privacy)

"One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy."
- Mary Pickford
(Related: Loss, Man, Privacy, Public)

"I regret and suffer those losses, but it's God's will. He will pardon me if I committed excesses, but I don't think I did."
- Augusto Pinochet
(Related: God, Regret, Will)

"And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship, all this prostitution of idealism and manhood, to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!"
- Harry Pollitt
(Related: Country, Defeat, Effort, Idealism, Loss, Prostitution)

"Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if he lives and no loss if he dies."
- Pol Pot
(Related: Gain, Loss)

"The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood."
- Dennis Potter
(Related: Childhood, Loss, Magic, Wonder)

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: People)

"Bank failures are caused by depositors who don't deposit enough money to cover losses due to mismanagement."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Money)

"The loss of life will be irreplaceable."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Life, Loss, Will)

"My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss of America's 40th President and celebrating the life of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Life, Greatness, America, Goodness, Loss, Man, Mourning, President)

"And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death of what you thought your life was, even if you find your life is better after. You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Death, Life, Thought, Future, Loss)

"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out."
- Lou Reed
(Related: Loss, Magic)

"My work has typically been about finding a means to express memory and commemoration for loss and grief."
- John Regan
(Related: Work, Grief, Loss, Memory)

"I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Time, War, Family, Debate, Freedom, Goodbye, Loss, Privacy, Right, Speech, Terror)

"I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace, regardless of anyone's position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Family, War, Peace, Afghanistan, Iraq, Loss, Right)

"At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one's sacrifice and service."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Family, Time, Sacrifice, Knowledge, Ability, Country, Loss, Service, Want)

"The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no one's property and therefore no one's loss."
- George Reisman
(Related: Loss, Property, Socialism)

"Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Time, Mother, Bereavement, Comfort, Loss, Trying, Will)

"But I always curl my lashes, even if I don't put on mascara. I'll also put on a lip gloss or lip balm. And I always brush my eyebrows. I have very thick eyebrows - I'm just now starting to thin them out a bit."
- Denise Richards
(Related: Now)

"Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Men, Women, Husband, Loss, Lovers)

"I usually point out that most loss of life and property has been due to the collapse of antiquated and unsafe structures, mostly of brick and other masonry."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Life, Loss, Property)

"The pressure suit helps if something goes wrong during launch or re-entry - astronauts have a way to parachute off the shuttle. The suits protect you from loss of pressure in case of emergency."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Loss, Pressure, Wrong)

"The insurance companies aren't covering that. Should Monsanto be liable for these losses? Should the state government? Who's going to cover the losses? The fact is, here's an industry with no long-term liability in place."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Government, Fact, State)

"I think this lack of a center has something to do with the loss of certainties that Christianity had to offer."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Christianity, Loss)

"Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss."
- Pat Riley
(Related: Giving, Loss)

"But in this Second Work if thou extract our Air and our Fire with the phlegm water, they will the more naturally and easily be drawn out of their infernal prison, and with less losse of their Spirits, than by the former way before described."
- George Ripley
(Related: Work, Fire, Prison, Spirits, Water, Will)

"Never floss with a stranger."
- Joan Rivers
"If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Company, Fools, Loss, Man, Witty)

"Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Concern, Friends, Loss, Opinion, Sense, Worth)

"One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach."
- Knute Rockne
(Related: Soul, Coach, Loss)

"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Nature, Artist, Flowers, Word)

"The thing about hearing loss is that no one can see it. Most people are so impatient; they just assume that the person with hearing loss is being rude, or slow-witted."
- Marion Ross
(Related: People, Being, Hearing, Loss)

"Rule number one is, make sure that you face the person with hearing loss when you are speaking to them."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Hearing, Loss)

"Hearing loss very often is such a gradual phenomenon that the person is in denial. You really have to be patient with them in getting them to come forward to get help."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Denial, Hearing, Help, Loss)

"I have to constantly remind myself that I am communicating with a person with hearing loss."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Hearing, Loss)

"Mr. Obama has an ingenious approach to job losses: He describes them as job gains."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Job)

"I think we've all been kind of... everyone's been hurt, everyone's felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you're pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Love, Character, Hurt, Loss, Play)

"The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: People, Language, Respect, Sea, Slang)

"The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters."
- May Sarton
(Related: Change, Growth, Disasters, Garden, Loss)

"Material loss can be made up through renewed labor, but the moral wrong which has been inflicted upon the conquered peoples, in the peace dictates, leaves a burning scar on the people's conscience."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Peace, People, Conscience, Labor, Loss, Wrong)

"The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result."
- Francis Schaeffer
(Related: Life, Christian, Act, First, Loss, Result, Spirituality)

"The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU should be a warning to Americans."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Americans, Loss, Nations)

"We need a President who is not afraid of complexity, who believes in an open and tolerant society, and who knows that the world can be made new again - and that President is Al Gore."
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
(Related: Society, Complexity, Open, President, World)

"The happiest years of my mother's life were spent in Washington, D.C. It was where she met my father, where John was born and where I spent my earliest years."
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
(Related: Life, Father, Mother, Washington, Years)

"To the extent that we are all educated and informed, we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us."
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
(Related: Will)

"The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: America, Class, Jobs, Loss, Luck, Middle class, Months, Republican)

"President Obama is making the tough decisions to get our country going in the right direction, has taken our economy from job losses to 15 straight months of job gains, cut taxes 26 times, and focused like a laser on getting the middle class back on its feet while those campaigning to replace him have failed to show they can lead on these issues."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Class, Country, Decisions, Direction, Economy, Feet, Job, Middle class, Months, President, Right, Taxes)

"After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left."
- Morrie Schwartz
(Related: Life)

"Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Autumn, Spring, Will)

"If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Men, Country, Honor, Loss)

"I'm at a little loss in terms of my Leave It To Beaver expertise, since I never watched an episode of the show - so the cast in the pilot could have been Martians or they could have been the regular cast for all I know."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Expertise, Loss)

"Only the actions of the just, Smell sweet and blossom in their dust."
- James Shirley
(Related: Actions)

"And we know there has been horrendous loss of life and suffering and we know that there is anger. Anyone who came anywhere near the general election in constituencies with a substantial Muslim population knows that."
- Clare Short
(Related: Life, Anger, Muslim, Loss, Population, Suffering)

"I think loss can fuel how you lead your whole life."
- Martin Short
(Related: Life, Loss)

"What's great about being a character actor is you know that you can survive forever. It's not about the gloss of your eyebrows."
- Martin Short
(Related: Character, Actor, Being)

"Teenagers too often have to deal with loss and death. You had to cope with the untimely death of your brother; how can young people deal with such tragedies?"
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Death, People, Brother, Loss, Teenagers)

"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)

"When you have a tough loss, go through it and agonize. I had one loss that I still want to change, but at the same time I realize it is an important part of who I am."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: Time, Change, Loss, Want)

"What I learned from that loss, and also another loss that I'm going to talk about later, was that when you're there, it's not good enough to be there, when you're there, you better walk away with that ring."
- Don Shula
(Related: Loss, Talk)

"There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberties, only a long staircase where each step downward must first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders."
- Alan K. Simpson
(Related: People, American, First, Leaders, Loss)

"You don't have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Class, Economy, Productivity, Will, Workers)

"Still falls the rain - dark as the world of man, black as our loss - blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Blind, Loss, Man, Rain, World)

"Competition is the final price determinant and competitive prices may result in profits which force you to accept a rate of return less than you hoped for, or for that matter to accept temporary losses."
- Alfred P. Sloan
(Related: Competition, Force, May, Result)

"All your losses will be made up to you in the resurrection, provided you continue faithful. By the vision of the Almighty I have seen it."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Vision, Will)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms."
- Ikkyu Sojun
(Related: Flowers, Open, Spring)

"I mean, I don't want to sound - of course it's very nice, people come up and say appreciative things about my work. But the loss, in terms of privacy and anonymity, is no small thing to me."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Work, People, Loss, Privacy, Sound, Want)

"I would never have become music director of the Chicago Symphony, which would have been an extremely sad loss."
- Georg Solti
(Related: Music, Chicago, Loss)

"Trust dies but mistrust blossoms."
- Sophocles
(Related: Trust, Mistrust)

"The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired."
- Robert Southey
(Related: Time, Friend, Loss, May)

"Tariffs that save jobs in the steel industry mean higher steel prices, which in turn means fewer sales of American steel products around the world and losses of far more jobs than are saved."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: American, Jobs, Sales, World)

"After the break up of the municipality and the loss of his income my father lost health and spirits."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Health, Father, Income, Loss, Spirits)

"My biggest loss was the Olympics. I just can't forget losing. I never will."
- Mark Spitz
(Related: Forget, Losing, Loss, Will)

"I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there's innocence contained in you but there's also innocence in the process of being lost."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, Being, Innocence, Loss)

"Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power."
- John Steinbeck
(Related: Power, Fear, Loss)

"Around people I don't know, I'm totally at a loss."
- Barbra Streisand
(Related: People, Loss)

"Historians still often see the end of the war as meaning nothing more for Germany than lost territories, lost participation in colonization, and lost assets for the state and individuals. They frequently overlook the most serious loss that Germany suffered."
- Gustav Stresemann
(Related: War, End, Germany, Historians, Loss, Meaning, Nothing, Participation, State)

"The attack did not succeed as well as I had hoped, no small impediment having been the loss of my right leg."
- Peter Stuyvesant
(Related: Loss, Right, Succeed)

"You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you'd experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it."
- Taylor Swift
(Related: Life, Experience, Thought, People, Day, Rejection)

"No amount of skill on the part of the actress can make up for the loss of youth."
- Ellen Terry
(Related: Loss, Skill, Youth)

"I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Life, Loss)

"We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness."
- Thucydides
(Related: Loss, Lovers, Mind)

"I will not be responsible for the loss of the Democratic majority in the United States Senate."
- Robert Torricelli
(Related: Loss, Majority, Senate, states, United, Will)

"The estimated loss of up to six million dead is founded too much on both emotional, biased testimonies and on exaggerated data in the postwar reckonings of war crimes and on the squaring of accounts with the defeated."
- Franjo Tudjman
(Related: War, Loss)

"Lord save us all from a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Hope)

"The age I'm at now, you go from being a young girl to suddenly you blossom into a woman. You ripen, you know? And then you start to rot."
- Liv Tyler
(Related: Age, Being, Now, Woman)

"A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Loss, Man)

"In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season."
- Bill Vaughan
(Related: Life, Idea, Pressure, Trying)

"Increasingly prices are set by sellers to raise their prices without a loss of sales sufficient to wipe out the gain."
- William Vickrey
(Related: Gain, Loss, Sales)

"The sense of war, the extraordinary bravery of the Allied armies, the numbers, the losses, the real suffering that disappears in time and commemorative oratory, are not marked out in any red guidebook of the emotions, but they are present if you look."
- John Vinocur
(Related: Time, War, Bravery, Emotions, Numbers, Oratory, Present, Sense, Suffering)

"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
- Voltaire
(Related: Age, Virtue, Energy, Loss)

"A $1.7 billion average increase in electricity costs is estimated to result in a $1.3 billion decrease in personal income and a loss of 13,000 more jobs in the region."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Electricity, Income, Jobs, Loss, Result)

"The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Time, Hope, Fighting, Freedom, Independence, Loss, Nation, Nations)

"Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses."
- John Warner
(Related: War, America, Effort, Freedom, Nation, World, Wounds)

"Certainly in the modern age where everything is glossed over, when somebody speaks their mind, the majority of the public go, I'd love to have said that."
- Pete Waterman
(Related: Age, Love, Majority, Mind, Public)

"It is a political thriller. It's very action packed and it's very exciting, but at the same time it's a very big soulful love story about longing and loss. They're not separate, they're completely dependent on one another."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Love, Time, Action, Longing, Loss)

"If GE's strategy of investment in China is wrong, it represents a loss of a billion dollars, perhaps a couple of billion dollars. If it is right, it is the future of this company for the next century."
- Jack Welch
(Related: Strategy, Company, Future, Investment, Loss, Right, Wrong)

"Though large herds of deer do much harm to the neighbourhood, yet the injury to the morals of the people is of more moment than the loss of their crops."
- Gilbert White
(Related: People, Harm, Injury, Loss, Morals)

"Whenever we take away the liberties of those whom we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love."
- Wendell L. Wilkie
(Related: Love, Hate, Liberty, Loss)

"In life every effort is marked down at the end as a win or a loss."
- Edward Bennett Williams
(Related: Life, Effort, End, Loss)

"Everybody says that it takes a loss to lose and I think it did take a loss for us to lose in a sense. But overall, when we win games here at Duke, and we don't play well, we might as well have lost the game."
- Jason Williams
(Related: Games, Loss, Play, Sense)

"I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?"
- Lucinda Williams
(Related: Focus, Loss, Songs, Tragedy)

"I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I lost my city because of all the paparazzi descending upon us. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough. I literally couldn't hold on to anything."
- Michelle Williams
(Related: Death, Time, Loss)

"Have you heard of this new thing called the internet? It's giving people new expectations. It's allowing them to become their own expert. Knowledge lies anxious at their fingertips. Gloss over the truth in your advertising and you'll quickly be dismissed as a poser."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Truth, People, Knowledge, Advertising, Expectations, Giving, Internet, Lies)

"For now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: Love, Fact, Hate, Liberty, Loss, Now)

"I don't think we will use the 80s glossy sound again."
- Ann Wilson
(Related: Sound, Will)

"The one process now going on that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Destruction, Diversity, Folly, Loss, Now, Will, Years)

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Company, Entertainment, Loss, Pleasure, Reading, Regret, Variety, Want, Will)

"This has a lot to do with the unrest in Nigeria, but also with the production loss after the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the decline in Iraq since the 2003 war, and the decline in Venezuelan output since 2002."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: War, Iraq, Loss, Production)

"The first poem I ever wrote, about loss, when I was 5 years old, expressed the themes of everything I would ever write."
- Marguerite Young
(Related: First, Loss, Old, Years)

"The joy of winning is not as dramatic as the losses were, because I expected us to win."
- Jack Youngblood
(Related: Winning, Joy)

"For a writer, published works are like fallen flowers, but the expected new work is like a calyx waiting to blossom."
- Cao Yu
(Related: Work, Flowers, Waiting, Writer)

"Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land."
- Mao Zedong
(Related: Thought, Policy, Progress, Culture, Flowers, Land, Schools)