Best Quotes About Lose

What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is. -Dan Quayle

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. -Victor Borge

The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose. -Ernie Banks

If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? -Vince Lombardi

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing. -Ben Hogan

You win some, lose some, and wreck some. -Dale Earnhardt

Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality. -Frank Herbert

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. -George Eliot

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end. -William Butler Yeats

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser. -Charles Schwab

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. -William Shakespeare

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. -Robert Kennedy

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. -Charles Caleb Colton

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. -Charlie Chaplin

Every day each of us wakes up, reaches into drawers and closets, pulls out a costume for the day and proceeds to dress in a style that can only be called preposterous. -Mary Schmich

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games. -Harry Caray

Every few seconds it changes – up an eighth, down an eighth – it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million. -Ted Turner

The problem with winter sports is that – follow me closely here – they generally take place in winter. -Dave Barry

If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough. -Robert Capa

While it may be true that the best advertising is word-of-mouth, never lose sight of the fact it also can be the worst advertising. -Jef I. Richards

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best. -William Makepeace Thackeray

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. -Helen Keller

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. -Mark Twain

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. -Lyndon B. Johnson

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. -Vince Lombardi

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose. -Billie Holiday

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself – life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. -Willa Cather

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. -Coco Chanel

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students. -John Ciardi

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. -Victor Hugo

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference. -Emil Ludwig

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. -Francesco Guicciardini

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. -Ernest Hemingway

So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some. -Booth Tarkington

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century. -Montesquieu

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing. -Ken Kesey

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Marriage is like a bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest. -Irwin Corey

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case of a married couple falling in love after marriage, but on close examination it will be found that it is a mere adjustment to the inevitable. -Emma Goldman

Men lose more conquests by their own awkwardness than by any virtue in the woman. -Ninon de L'Enclos

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. -Henry David Thoreau

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven. -William Ellery Channing

If you see a whole thing – it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. -Aesop

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. -Desmond Tutu

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. -Gertrude Stein

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. -Andy Warhol

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. -Andre Gide

If you knew how meat was made, you'd probably lose your lunch. -K. D. Lang

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas A. Edison

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself. -Soren Kierkegaard

Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains. -Karl Marx

It is not enough for me to win. My enemies must lose. -David Merrick

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war. -George S. Patton

Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it. -Colin Powell

Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close. -John Ruskin

Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal. -Jean-Paul Sartre

When even one American – who has done nothing wrong – is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth – then all Americans are in peril. -Harry S Truman

I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I'm pretty careful to lose most of them. -Orson Welles

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver. -Friedrich Nietzsche

When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. -Ronald Reagan

Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up. -Dean Acheson

A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government. -Spiro T. Agnew

Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold. -John Betjeman

The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money. -Rudolf Bing

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul. -Stella Blum

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance. -Anatole Broyard

Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand. -Ilka Chase

If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay. -Bob Dole

I could not lose unless I was caught in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. -Edwin Edwards

The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later. -Harvey Fierstein

Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library. -Barbara W. Tuchman

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made. -Gore Vidal

You can, if you wish, think of it like the universe: Each case is a sun, and all the judges, lawyers and administrative personnel represent planets revolving around the case in fixed orbit, never getting closer. -Sol Wachtler

When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships. -Andy Warhol

I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I've been closer to him for that reason. -Elie Wiesel

A search is a search, even if it happens to disclose nothing but the bottom of a turntable. -Antonin Scalia

She was built for crowds. She has never come any closer to life than the dinner table. -Janet Flanner

The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable. -Nadine Gordimer

Don't carry a gun. It's nice to have them close by, but don't carry them. You might get arrested. -John Gotti

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. -Pope John Paul II

Satire is what closes on Saturday night. -George S. Kaufman

The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning. -George F. Kennan

Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night's sleep, and you can't settle anything until morning anyway. -Rose Kennedy

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth – something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food – just watch it, don't eat it. -Ed Koch

The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told. -Louis Kronenberger

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. -Harper Lee

I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world. -Henry R. Luce

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. -Madeleine L'Engle

In war, you win or lose, live or die – and the difference is just an eyelash. -Douglas MacArthur

No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs. -Harold MacMillan

Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel. -Andre Maurois

A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books. -Francois Mitterrand

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. -Saint Francis de Sales

In the future the way that Whittaker Chambers was able to carry out forgery by typewriter will be disclosed. -Alger Hiss

Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end. -Henry Kissinger

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history. -Francois Mitterrand

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions. -Roger Babson

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. -Francis Bacon

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. -Heywood Broun

Truth is a good dog; but always beware of barking too close to the heels of an error, lest you get your brains kicked out. -Francis Bacon

When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top. -Alfred North Whitehead

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. -Anais Nin

The first thing which I can record concerning myself is, that I was born. These are wonderful words. This life, to which neither time nor eternity can bring diminution – this everlasting living soul, began. My mind loses itself in these depths. -Groucho Marx

The path of least resistance is the path of the loser. -H. G. Wells

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

An actress must never lose her ego – without it she has no talent. -Tom Lehrer

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. -Thomas Jefferson

So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself. -Florence Nightingale

I love to lose myself in other men's minds. -Charles Lamb

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. -Albert Einstein

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem

Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. -Christian Nestell Bovee

To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. -Bernadette Devlin

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. -Bill Gates

A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses. -Eric Berne

There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win. -Elie Wiesel

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. -George Burns

About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation. -Will Rogers

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing, and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even. -Will Rogers

The just is close to the people's heart, but the merciful is close to the heart of God. -Khalil Gibran

Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails to fulfill its obligations. -Martin L. Gross

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser. -Lou Holtz

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. -Vince Lombardi

You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit. -Joe Paterno

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. -Oscar Wilde

The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. -Carl Jung

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. -Babe Ruth

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. -John C. Maxwell

I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail. -Wendell Willkie

Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it. -Chuck Noll

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence. -Terry Bradshaw

It's my experience that you really can't lose when you try the truth. -Sharon Stone

To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do – bad or good. -Barbra Streisand

I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia. -Cher

It's the rich you can terrorize. The poor have nothing to lose. -Imelda Marcos

Win or lose, we go shopping after the election. -Imelda Marcos

I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way. -Julia Roberts

Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana. -Lana Turner

I would rather lose a good earring than be caught without make-up. -Lana Turner

Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don't rush; otherwise you'll look like a patchwork quilt. -Lucille Ball

Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn't just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment. -Sarah Brightman

If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win. -Walter Reuther

If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. -Mickey Spillane

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. -Frank Lloyd Wright

The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it… It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am – it seems I change every day. -Leonardo DiCaprio

One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one. -Ann Landers

He once had his toes amputated so he could stand closer to the bar. -Mike Harding

Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss. -James Patrick Murray

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. -George Burns

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. -Oscar Wilde

Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn't even the star of his own Halloween special. -Chris Rock

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. -Barbara De Angelis

In order to win you must be prepared to lose sometime. And leave one or two cards showing. -Van Morrison

Since I had the baby I can't tolerate anything violent or sad, I saw the Matrix and I had my eyes closed through a lot of it, though I didn't need to. I would peek, and then think, oh OK, I can see that. -Lisa Kudrow

I certainly don't want a child of mine to be famous, or anyone I was very close to who isn't yet… It's the worst thing to be trapped in your house not be able to leave. -Elizabeth Hurley

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty. -Adam Smith

Show me a good loser and I'll show you an idiot. -Leo Durocher

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. -Sun Tzu

Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support. -Paul Samuelson

What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate. -Donald Trump

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

Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose. -Joseph Brodsky

Don't give up. Don't lose hope. Don't sell out. -Christopher Reeve

Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people. -Will Cuppy

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. -Khalil Gibran

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again. -Paula Cole

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. -William Shakespeare

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. -Saint Francis de Sales

When you want to win a game, you have to teach. When you lose a game, you have to learn. -Tom Landry

There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain. -Casey Stengel

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse. -Walt Disney

We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster – closed and forgotten within the first year. -Walt Disney

You can't win unless you learn how to lose. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You lose a lot of time, hating people. -Marian Anderson

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. -Maya Angelou

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose. -James Baldwin

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it. -James Brown

You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. -Anne Sexton

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. -Thomas Merton

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well. -Jackson Pollock

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. -Lao Tzu

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. -Harry S Truman

The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart. -Vladimir Lenin

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center. -Kurt Vonnegut

To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. -Charles Dickens

Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you. -Saint Augustine

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. -Rumi

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own. -Willa Cather

Home is any four walls that enclose the right person. -Helen Rowland

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. -Helen Keller

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings. -Thomas Bailey Aldrich

One hearty laugh together will bring enemies into a closer communion of heart than hours spent on both sides in inward wrestling with the mental demon of uncharitable feeling. -William James

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes. -Antoine Rivarol

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done. -George Carlin

We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets. -Benjamin Disraeli

There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose. -John Kenneth Galbraith

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you. -Muhammad Ali

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other. -David Riesman

I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them – you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation. -Phyllis Theroux

Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce. -Natalie Goldberg

It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you. -Lady Bird Johnson

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed. -Abraham Lincoln

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. -Abraham Lincoln

The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party. -Clive Anderson

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene. -Grandma Moses

The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it. -Donald Rumsfeld

First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win. -Donald Rumsfeld

What you lose in blindness is the space around you, the place where you are, and without that you might not exist. You could be nowhere at all. -Barbara Kingsolver

It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute. -Lillian Hellman

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. -Ambrose Bierce

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. -W. Somerset Maugham

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom. -George Carlin

Last week, I went to Philadelphia, but it was closed. -W. C. Fields

Nonsense and beauty have close connections. -E. M. Forster

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life, he will lose his reverence for all of life. -Albert Schweitzer

He who slings mud generally loses ground. -Adlai Stevenson I

Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities. -Lord Dunsany

I don't mind arguing with myself. It's when I lose that it bothers me. -Richard Powers

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. -Colin Powell

The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. -Warren Buffett

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations. -Sun Tzu

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours. -Frank Moore Colby

Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

This is what is hardest: to close the open hand because one loves. -Friedrich Nietzsche

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure. -Gerald Brenan

The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it. -Samuel Johnson

One certainly has a soul; but how it came to allow itself to be enclosed in a body is more than I can imagine. I only know if once mine gets out, I'll have a bit of a tussle before I let it get in again to that of any other. -Lord Byron

I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it. -Tommy Lasorda

When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot. -Tommy Lasorda

The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you. -Al Lopez

It's hard to win a pennant, but it's harder to lose one. -Chuck Tanner

Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same – pitching. -Earl Weaver

On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.' -Earl Weaver

Show me a guy who can't pitch inside and I'll show you a loser. -Sandy Koufax

There is among us a far closer relationship than the purely social one of a fraternal organization because we are bound together not only by a single interest but by a common goal. To win. Nothing else matters, and nothing else will do. -Sandy Koufax

I think about the cosmic snowball theory. A few million years from now the sun will burn out and lose its gravitational pull. The earth will turn into a giant snowball and be hurled through space. When that happens it won't matter if I get this guy out. -Bill Lee

I never slept when I lost. I'd see the sun come up without ever having closed my eyes. I'd see those base hits over and over and they would drive me crazy. -Robin Roberts

I don't mind getting beaten, but I hate to lose. -Reggie Jackson

The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all. -Lou Gehrig

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase. -Yogi Berra

All managers are losers, they are the most expendable pieces of furniture on the face of the Earth. -Ted Williams

Let's face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can't resist. -Bob Uecker

Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don't lose your momentum, and there's one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper. -Pete Rose

The greatest competitor was Bob Gibson. He worked so fast out there and he always had the hood up. He always wanted to close his own deal. He never talked to you because he was battling so hard. I sure as hell don't miss batting against him, but I miss him in the game. -Pete Rose

Above anything else, I hate to lose. -Jackie Robinson

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

Close don't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades. -Frank Robinson

Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it. -Cal Hubbard

Whenever you have a tight situation and there's a close pitch, the umpire gets a squawk no matter how he calls it. -Red Barber

Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter. -Al Spalding

I find fault with my children because I like them and I want them to go places – uprightness and strength and courage and civil respect and anything that affects the probabilities of failure on the part of those that are closest to me, that concerns me – I find fault. -Branch Rickey

If you never concede a goal, you're going to win more games than you lose. -Bobby Moore

I don't know if Wimbledon's seen anything like it. I don't know if they will again. But it was just – it was electric. The Aussie crowd, I'm really proud of them, the way they conducted themselves. You know they're great losers, as well. -Patrick Rafter

I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose. -S. I. Hayakawa

A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue. -Richard M. Nixon

From my close observation of writers… they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review. -Isaac Asimov

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter. -Victor Hugo

The more important the subject and the closer it cuts to the bone of our hopes and needs, the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis. -Stephen Jay Gould

In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain. Pause as necessary. Restart brain. Open eyes. What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is rewarded. -John Dobbin

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend. -Walter Savage Landor

I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I'd do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I'd pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I'd scream, 'Ow, ow, put it back!' -Geena Davis

Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. -Chuck Norris

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. -Leo Buscaglia

I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win. -Mata Hari

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. -Abraham Lincoln

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned. -Saul Bellow

I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day. -Benjamin Netanyahu

When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart. -Raoul Dufy

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous, there's really nothing to lose. There's no wrong you can't make right again, so be kinder to yourself, you know, have fun, take chances. There's no bounds. -Jewel

No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness. -Hermann Broch

If we lose the war in the air we lose the war and we lose it quickly. -Bernard Law Montgomery

The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced – the just demands of peace and security will be met – or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power. -Colin Powell

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape. -Voltaire

Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. -Helen Rowland

What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises. -Russell Baker

I forgave the DAR many years ago. You lose a lot of time hating people. -Marian Anderson

I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length. -John Ashbery

People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them. -Aharon Appelfeld

On close inspection, this device turned out to be a funereal juke box – the result of mixing Lloyd's of London with the principle of the chewing gum dispenser. -Cecil Beaton

Look at those they call unfortunate and at a closer view, you'll find many of them are unwise. -Andrew Young

God is definitely out of the closet. -Marianne Williamson

Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before. -William Wycherley

The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping. -Izaak Walton

Once an organization loses its spirit of pioneering and rests on its early work, its progress stops. -Thomas J. Watson

A mind enclosed in language is in prison. -Simone Weil

We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits – and we bow our heads. We even lose consciousness of the situation, we just submit. Any re-awakening of thought is then painful. -Simone Weil

Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself. -Luc de Clapiers

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes anothers. -Jean Paul

The facts are always friendly, every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true. -Carl Rogers

Win or lose, do it fairly. -Knute Rockne

Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure. -Knute Rockne

Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value. -Jim Rohn

A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds. -Percy Ross

We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule. -Ronald Reagan

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out. -Ronald Reagan

Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close. -Ronald Reagan

Giving yourself permission to lose guarantees a loss. -Pat Riley

You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again. -Pat Riley

Man proposes, woman forecloses. -Minna Antrim

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. -Saint Augustine

No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room. -Muhammad Ali

Never lose a holy curiosity. -Albert Einstein

The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death. -Desiderius Erasmus

Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. -Euripides

That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing – the truly democratic thing about it – is that you don't even have to be a player to lose. -Barbara Ehrenreich

When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were – to the very last minute – a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door. -Meister Eckhart

Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Faith is not a thing which one 'loses', we merely cease to shape our lives by it. -Georges Bernanos

Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves. -Christian Nestell Bovee

I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years. -Warren Buffett

Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. -Warren Buffett

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous. -Edmund Burke

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history. -Henry Ward Beecher

Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. -John Berger

A celebrated people lose dignity upon a closer view. -Napoleon Bonaparte

But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest. -John Gay

It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose. -Baltasar Gracian

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -Mahatma Gandhi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Mahatma Gandhi

If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask? -Graham Greene

Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized, it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities. To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it. -Germaine Greer

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. -Germaine Greer

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character. -Emma Goldman

The leader can never close the gap between himself and the group. If he does, he is no longer what he must be. He must walk a tightrope between the consent he must win and the control he must exert. -Vince Lombardi

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other. -Jean de la Bruyere

The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose. -Walter Lippmann

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

A truly appreciative child will break, lose, spoil, or fondle to death any really successful gift within a matter of minutes. -Russell Lynes

A closed mind is a dying mind. -Edna Ferber

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it. -Malcolm Forbes

If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I? -Erich Fromm

Money is like an arm or leg – use it or lose it. -Henry Ford

A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive. -Sydney J. Harris

As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it. -Vaclav Havel

It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there. -Vance Havner

All the world loves a good loser. -Kin Hubbard

It's the good loser who finally loses out. -Kin Hubbard

Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit. -Victor Hugo

It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea. -Hubert H. Humphrey

Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. -Alphonse de Lamartine

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight. -Marilyn French

Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young. -A. E. Housman

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain, beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to his journey's end than by-ways, in which men often lose themselves. -John Tillotson

The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned. -Denis Diderot

All objects lose by too familiar a view. -John Dryden

Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

To find a friend one must close one eye – to keep him, two. -Norman Douglas

That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer – he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation. -Hunter S. Thompson

Americans cannot realize how many chances for mental improvement they lose by their inveterate habit of keeping six conversations when there are twelve in the room. -Ernest Dimnet

Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal. -Francoise Sagan

The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh. -Friedrich Schiller

Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries. -Marquis de Sade

Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes. -Marquis de Sade

When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win. -George Bernard Shaw

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect. -George Bernard Shaw

In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all. -Albert Camus

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. -Dale Carnegie

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game. -Winston Churchill

Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. -Miguel de Cervantes

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. -Thomas Jefferson

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. -Carl Jung

Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye. -Douglas MacArthur

You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut. -Maxwell Maltz

Close scrutiny will show that most 'crisis situations' are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are. -Maxwell Maltz

He had a wonderful talent for packing thought close, and rendering it portable. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation. -Orison Swett Marden

The worker of the world has nothing to lose, but their chains, workers of the world unite. -Karl Marx

Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. -W. Somerset Maugham

Every time, all the time, I'm a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose. -Chris Evert

Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. -Alexis Carrel

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use. -Carlos Castaneda

I hate to lose more than I love to win. -Jimmy Connors

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. -John Madden

Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with. -Myriam Miedzian

I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name. -William Morris

They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors. -Maurice Maeterlinck

Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost. -Martina Navratilova

You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser. -Joe Namath

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth. -Reinhold Niebuhr

In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose. -George Orwell

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. -George Orwell

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. -Joseph Chilton Pearce

He was a degenerate gambler. That is, a man who gambled simply to gamble and must lose. As a hero who goes to war must die. Show me a gambler and I'll show you a loser, show me a hero and I'll show you a corpse. -Mario Puzo

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists. -Blaise Pascal

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Youth is ever apt to judge in haste, and lose the medium in the wild extreme. -Aaron Hill

You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose. -Gordie Howe

I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office. -Dick Cheney

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser. -Vince Lombardi

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. -Nathan Hale

I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose. -Mike Royko

I spend a great deal of time with the President. We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship. I'm not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings. -Dan Quayle

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it. -George Bernard Shaw

The first step… shall be to lose the way. -Galway Kinnell

Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home. -Mother Teresa

In business or in life, don't follow the wagon tracks too closely. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose. -John le Carre

I do, indeed, close my door at times and surrender myself to a book, but only because I can open the door again and see a human face looking at me. -Martin Buber

No one has a closest friend in Hollywood. -Sheilah Graham

This tragic brow, these closed eyes, eyebrows raised and knotted. -Frederick Leboyer

The long term versus the short term argument is one used by losers. -John Dalberg-Acton

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. -Leonardo da Vinci

If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think. -Clarence Darrow

I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose. -Woodrow Wilson

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. -Charles Evans Hughes

Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be. -Rita Rudner

The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags – they're gonna cough. -Barbra Streisand

Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times – almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it. -Bette Davis

Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get. -Kevin Costner

I have a little bit of a belly, a tiny bit of pooch. It's the one thing I don't want to lose. I just like having some softness. If I lose that, then Tom might leave me. -Nicole Kidman

If I held you any closer I would be on the other side of you. -Groucho Marx

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind. -Shania Twain

He that loseth his honesty hath nothing else to lose. -John Lyly

We don't want an America that is closed to the world. What we want is a world that is open to America. -George H. W. Bush

That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. -Amos Bronson Alcott

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. -Harry Crews

Come on, come on! And there'll be no turning back! You were only killing time and it can kill you right back. Come on, come on! It's time to burn up the fuse. You got nothing to do and even less to lose. -Jim Steinman

Having nothing, nothing can he lose. -William Shakespeare

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. -Orson Welles

I'd rather win two or three, lose one, win two or three more. I'm a great believer in things evening out. If you win a whole bunch in a row, somewhere along the line you're going to lose some too. -Walter Alston

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

Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose 'em I never knew existed before. -Casey Stengel

I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don't care. -Reggie Jackson

Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose. -Pete Rose

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good. -Bob Greene

If you want to lose your faith, make friends with a priest. -George Gurdjieff

The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't. -Jimmy Doolittle

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. -Walt Whitman

It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood – no more – to man, and love to a woman is life or death. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison. -Theodore Roosevelt

Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism. -Germaine Greer

The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater distance from which it looks back. -Karl Kraus

Truth will lose its credit, if delivered by a person that has none. -Robert South

We die as often as we lose a friend. -Publilius Syrus

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism. -Arthur Miller

Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. -Norman Mailer

Use it or lose it. -Jimmy Connors

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. -Barbara Bush

When anything goes, it's women who lose. -Camille Paglia

Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs. -Alan Greenspan

What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope. -Mahatma Gandhi

Have not prisons – which kill all will and force of character in man, which enclose within their walls more vices than are met with on any other spot of the globe – always been universities of crime? -Peter Kropotkin

I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion. -Robert Louis Stevenson

I saw that nothing was permanent. You don't want to possess anything that is dear to you because you might lose it. -Yoko Ono

We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook? -Ellen Goodman

We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. Each day we move closer to trials that will not just minimize the symptoms of disease and injury but eliminate them. -Christopher Reeve

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock. -Kurt Cobain

Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything. -Paris Hilton

Part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty. -John Lennon

Every minute you spend in your life is either spent bringing you closer to your goals or moving you away from your goals. -Bo Bennett

The only place opportunity cannot be found is in a closed-minded person. -Bo Bennett

The best way to lose a job is just not to care. When you do not care, it shows in everything you do. -Bo Bennett

Somebody gets to be smart and somebody gets to be dumb. If we win, it'll be because of the president. And if we lose, it'll be because of me. -Karl Rove

I am not normally a betting person, but I say that putting your money on the American people is about as close to a sure bet as you are going to get. -Blanche Lincoln

Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it's off the better. -Horatio Nelson

It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom. -Bryant H. McGill

We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can't solve. -Linda Lingle

Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system. -Dirk Kempthorne

Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds, or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence, is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all. -Mitch Daniels

I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention. -Kenny Guinn

I believe it is essential that we close the security gaps that put our nation at risk, and I will continue to fight for the funding that will secure high-risk targets, such as our ports and borders. -Mark Pryor

Let us never forget that terrorism at its heart, at its evil heart, is a psychological war. It endeavors to break the spirit and the resolve of those it attacks by creating a lose-lose situation. -Norm Coleman

Our foreign policy needs to support our energy, economic, defense and domestic policies. It all falls within the arch of national interest. There will be windows of opportunity, but they will open and close quickly. -Chuck Hagel

I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary. -Chuck Schumer

The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.' -Al Gore

I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame. -Wesley Clark

To draw you must close your eyes and sing. -Pablo Picasso

No, it's not a very good story – its author was too busy listening to other voices to listen as closely as he should have to the one coming from inside. -Stephen King

Get inside information from the president and you will probably lose half your money. If you get it from the chairman of the board, you will lose all of your money. -Jim Rogers

The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body. -Pat Buchanan

If you're old and you lose, they say you're outmoded. If you're young and you lose, they say you're green. So don't lose. -Terry Brennan

I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers. -Michael Bloomberg

I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make more money but it's not my style. I want to make my money as a retailer, not by putting people out of work. -Philip Green

Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale. -Zig Ziglar

In Mexico you have death very close. That's true for all human beings because it's a part of life, but in Mexico, death can be found in many things. -Gael Garcia Bernal

Israelis can be proud of the vibrant democracy that they have created, and I know that many Rhode Islanders share my deep appreciation for the close friendship between our two nations. -Lincoln Chafee

The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on. -Mukesh Ambani

If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don't disclose it to your friend. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

It's a combination of targeting higher paying jobs in these growth areas and fostering closer cooperation with higher education; a rising tide that lifts all boats. -John Hoeven

Throughout my political career, I've believed in the concept of home rule. Some call it local control. Whichever phrase you use, the concept is the same – the best decisions are those made closest to those who will be impacted by the decisions. -Linda Lingle

Every year the State will be the dog that chases its own tail… engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap. -Richard J. Codey

The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're close. -Richard J. Codey

Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer the world. -Richard Lugar

As we consider the fast pace of scientific and technological progress in our modern world, we must not lose our moral compass and give way to 'free market eugenics'. -Sam Brownback

You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else. -Edgar Cayce

Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars. -James Jeans

Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. -Alcuin

At the close of the day when the hamlet is still, and mortals the sweets of forgetfulness prove, when naught but the torrent is heard on the hill, and naught but the nightingale's song in the grove. -James Beattie

I'm afraid of making a mistake. I'm not totally neurotic, but I'm pretty neurotic about it. I'm as close to totally neurotic as you can get without being totally neurotic. -Bridget Fonda

When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose. -Abdullah II of Jordan

More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

If we dare to come closer to our fellow human beings, we will be able to see and understand them better. -Kjell Magne Bondevik

I will always stay close to all compatriots, and share together the happiness and suffering. -Norodom Sihamoni

I have a face that is a cross between two pounds of halibut and an explosion in an old clothes closet. -David Niven

Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties. -Benjamin Banneker

Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success. -Michael Flatley

After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn. -Albert Hofmann

Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter. -Alma Guillermoprieto

If you went to your closet today, would you pull out the same outfit you wore 10 or 15 years ago? You wear feelings and faith differently as well. -Amy Grant

I know certainly, when one job draws to a close, that I feel I'm simply never going to work again. No one will ever want me for anything ever again. I think that's a vulnerable moment in every actor's life, and it happens every time you finish a film. -Anjelica Huston

I'm oftentimes called away from my family… it's rather hard for me to be away from them. We're very close. -Benjamin Bratt

I have drawn a very close bond to all the military people. -Toby Keith

I have had some pretty wild nights! I think the media keeps a very close eye on what people are up to these days. I was out with George Clooney a few nights ago and we had a great time. -Tom Jones

Mexico doesn't deserve what has happened to us. A democratic change is urgent, a change that will permit us to stop being a loser country. -Vicente Fox

I can still play this game at a high level; I've proven that. I want to be home. I want to be close to my family. I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests. -Alonzo Mourning

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history. -Anita Baker

I just wish that every responsible and concerned person would step back regardless of race and gender and just take a closer look at what's really going on in the world today, and say enough is enough! -Lonnie Earl Johnson

I'm so close to Heaven, this Hell cannot be mine. -Melissa Etheridge

When you lose, you're more motivated. When you win, you fail to see your mistakes and probably no one can tell you anything. -Venus Williams

Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic, human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness, regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on. -Bob Beauprez

Our citizens will lose their confidence or trust in the values and principles of the international community, especially if our personal identity is denied. -Boris Trajkovski

They have not always elected the best leaders, particularly after a long period in which they have not used this facility of free election. You tend to lose the habit. -Chinua Achebe

The object of this competition is not to be mean to the losers but to find a winner. The process makes you mean because you get frustrated. -Simon Cowell

Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes. -Brian Clough

The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science. -David Hilbert

It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in. -Friedrich Schiller

We may win when we lose, if we have done what we can; for by so doing we have made real at least some part of that finished product in whose fabrication we are most concerned: ourselves. -Learned Hand

Social topics may hit too close to home for people, but then again, if you pull a heartstring, then that's what country music is. It's not just songs about getting drunk and leaving your girl. -Kenny Chesney

The closer we come to the negative, to death, the more we blossom. -Montgomery Clift

I know that I'm going to have to work hard, keep working hard, and not because of this victory think, 'I'm back.' I don't think like that. I'll definitely work hard. Things are not going to be easy. I might lose first round next week. You never know. -Kim Clijsters

You know, I've done this show for six years, and this could be the first time that I had a person that actually got no points, and I think it's a damn fine way to go out. I thought I was a loser until you walked up here; you made me feel like a man. -Ray Combs

As soon as television became the only secondary way in which films were watched, films had to adhere to a pretty linear system, whereby you can drift off for ten minutes and go and answer the phone and not really lose your place. -Christopher Nolan

The only way I can lose is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy. -Edwin Edwards

Not much more can happen to you after you lose your reputation and your wife. -John N. Mitchell

The heart that has truly loved never forgets, But as truly loves on to the close. -Thomas Moore

A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it's far enough away so that you really understand it. There is real life in this movie, but it hovers just an inch above reality. -Wes Bentley

Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper. -Louis XIV

What girls do to each other is beyond description. No chinese torture comes close. -Tori Amos

Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent. -Ralph Peters

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose? -Eliza Dushku

You might lose your spontaneity and, instead of composing first-rate Gershwin, end up with second rate Ravel. -Maurice Ravel

Acknowledge that a more closely integrated Europe is no longer an unqualified American interest. -Richard Perle

We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion. -Richard Perle

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. -Ronald Reagan

He can't decide whether to leave his visor half open or half closed. -Murray Walker

There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very small number of people close to a vicious regime, the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand that they've been liberated. -Richard Perle

Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn. -Richard Stallman

A habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression. -Joel Barlow

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. -Wilma Rudolph

All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws. -John Coltrane

Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors. -Paul Schrader

It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it. -Pliny the Elder

A playwright must be his own audience. A novelist may lose his readers for a few pages; a playwright never dares lose his audience for a minute. -Terence Rattigan

When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn't want to see the magic. -Nia Vardalos

There are lots of things which I would love to tell him, but in some way, I also feel that I lost the person closest to me. And I got a second chance to live. So in a way I feel that I live for both of us… and I will do my best. -Petra Nemcova

What's the worst thing that can happen to a quarterback? He loses his confidence. -Terry Brennan

We believe that the vote would have been close. We regret that in the face of an explicit threat to veto by a permanent member, the vote-counting became a secondary consideration. -John Negroponte

I almost died, secretly, behind closed doors. -Stephen Baldwin

I always like whatever I did most recently. It's the closest to who I am at the moment. -Ayumi Hamasaki

People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in. -Margaret Cho

As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself. -Richard Thompson

I've been close to Bette Davis for thirty-eight years – and I have the cigarette burns to prove it. -Henry Fonda

Control is the wrong word. The practice is very much about sharing, and, in any creative practice, some individuals, whether partners or directors, are much closer to certain projects than I could ever be. -Norman Foster

I have no idea what readership is of written editorials, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the readership of editorial cartoons. -Paul Conrad

I was close to John simply because I liked him as a person. He liked me as a person. We spent a lot of times at one another's houses back in Liverpool. We spent a lot of time together in Germany. -Pete Best

'Authoring tools' are terrible; there is almost no software that can create closed captions for media players. And of course there is no training. TV captioning is bad enough, and this stuff is generally worse. -Joe Clark

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. -Johnny Cash

It's like a novelist writing far out things. If it makes a point and makes sense, then people like to read that. But if it's off in left field and goes over the edge, you lose it. The same with musical talent, I think. -Johnny Cash

There's this wonderful first assistant and he'll be saying, 'Now Harry goes down among the dragons.' You have to hold yourself together. Because if you lose it for a second then you're sunk. -Maggie Smith

It's a gamble. A band like Kiss, a lot of those are our audience but we don't do as much make-up. Alice would have more to lose if we got back together. -Michael Owen Bruce

I can never read this book, just like I can never see a movie that I wrote a screenplay for. I can read it and see it physically, but I can't accurately judge it. I'm too close to it. If I read it ten times I'll have ten different reactions. -Richard Price

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind. -Richard Price

Writers spend three years rearranging 26 letters of the alphabet. It's enough to make you lose your mind day by day. -Richard Price

When I wrote those two songs, I couldn't have been any closer to the bottom. -Don Gibson

I can't do with mountains at close quarters – they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves. -D. H. Lawrence

The more I see of democracy the more I dislike it. It just brings everything down to the mere vulgar level of wages and prices, electric light and water closets, and nothing else. -D. H. Lawrence

Do you really believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, plans to be a loser in history? -Gary North

I saw a sign it said left lane closed so I went someplace else. -Jay London

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. -Jim Elliot

We mostly feel fearful because we feel powerless. We feel powerless, I contend, because of a style of thinking that splits information in two poles that makes us lose all the operative information we need to solve the problem. -Patricia Sun

It should be clear to all, after the past ten years, that NATO isn't attacking Serbia because of Milosevic; it is attacking Milosevic because of Serbia. -Slobodan Milosevic

I'm closer to being happy. I'm doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things. -Ricky Williams

Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues. -Chris Bell

I can't afford to die; I'd lose too much money. -George Burns

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to. -Donald Justice

Love is all fun and games until someone loses an eye or gets pregnant. -Jim Cole

I am interested in the notion that people can become so obsessed by their world that they lose sense and awareness of how they appear to other people. They're so earnest about it. But that's true of so many things. -Christopher Guest

I've lost all my money on these films. They are not commercial. But I'm glad to lose it this way. To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto D. and The Bicycle Thief. -Vittorio De Sica

The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions. -Valentina Tereshkova

The West is dead… you may lose a sweetheart but you won't forget her. -Charles Marion Russell

I love winners when they cry, losers when they try. -Tom T. Hall

I discovered that in a story I could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased any time I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die. My stories created a safe experimental learning place. -Donald Davis

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

We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be. -Bill Gates

The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church. -Richard G. Scott

The thing about drugs and sex is that you lose all your inhibitions. I've had sex in trains, planes, wine bars… and quite a few car parks! -Robbie Williams

There are simply more young people than there ever were. You get this feeling of strength. Also, large numbers can be a drawback, making it difficult to lose one's anonymity. -John Knowles

I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly – or ever – gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe. -Brian Greene

This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news – if you're a crook. -Larry Elder

I've always wanted to be my own person and stand by the things I believe in and I thought I might lose that independence if I ran for political office. -Samuel Dash

It was in the Papal States that I studied the Roman Question. I traveled over every part of the country; I conversed with men of all opinions, examined things very closely, and collected my information on the spot. -Edmond About

Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave. -Marilyn Manson

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. -James Keller

Behind closed doors they had what were legendary battles I hear but when the doors opened there was absolute unity. Not a crack could be found. No separation whatsoever. They were locked together for the good of the community. -Maynard Jackson

If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go. -Robert Mugabe

I think when I began, I played distortion more than the guitar. The results of my strumming. Now I play the twang of the string, which is a lot closer to the source of the sound making. -Ian Williams

I come from a TV background, so for me this more like doing a freeing theatre piece because we'd go into a room and do the scene, instead of doing it as a wide shot, medium shot, and close up with only the odd line of dialogue. -Jennifer Sky

In human history, the desire for revenge and the desire for loot have often been closely associated. -John McCarthy

I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history. -David Price

I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It's not Islam. -Hussein of Jordan

I'm sure any vocal teacher that listens to me would rather cut my throat than do anything – I do everything all wrong – but I think for me that's the best – because I don't think I have a voice so I think what I project would be style – if I learned to sing I'd lose my style. -Julie London

Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weak-end. -June Carter Cash

When the judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed. -Stephen J. Field

The only thing an artist has to remember is to never lose faith in his vision. -James Lee Burke

An open-door policy doesn't do much for a closed mind. -Bob Nelson

My belief is the majority of people in politics are just interested in pursuing this career in politics, and doing what's necessary to get themselves re-elected. And if that happens to coincide with the public good, great. But if it doesn't, the public good loses out. -Dick Murphy

Why watch someone kissing when people really close their eyes when they kiss? -John Hughes

The next time you see an outside day with a down close lower than the previous day, don't get scared, get ready to buy! -Larry Williams

What you will be looking for is a day that closes above the prior day's high and most likely 'breaks' out to the upside to close above a trading range. This is the twitching worm that causes the public to leap before they look. -Larry Williams

If you're going to play at all, you're out to win. Baseball, board games, playing Jeopardy, I hate to lose. -Derek Jeter

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them. -Franz Marc

If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best. -Gene Hackman

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost. -George P. Shultz

I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign. -James K. Polk

You got nothing to lose. You don't lose when you lose fake friends. -Joan Jett

Failures are expected by losers, ignored by winners. -Joe Gibbs

Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page. -Sidney Sheldon

To be quite honest, I've been very blessed when I've worked with Hollywood. The studios that have purchased my work to be adapted to film have really liked the work and wanted to stay as close as they could to what the book was. -Nicholas Sparks

Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write. -Nicholas Sparks

Any time a running back reaches the age of 31 or 32, he has to lose a step. No one is a freak of nature. No one is going to be able to take the pounding a running back has to take over a 10- or 12-year career and not lose a step. -Al Michaels

I think that all of us either lose touch with the child inside us or try and hold onto it because it so precious to us and it's such an extraordinary part of our lives. -Ben Kingsley

I am taking a break, but not a huge break because the Maiden record is actually happening right now, and I am recording it as we speak, well not right as we speak, but close. -Bruce Dickinson

Our little house was way back in the country. We had one house close to us, and hell the next one would've been a mile. If you got sick, you could holler and wouldn't nobody hear you. -Muddy Waters

I have come close to producing films. But generally by the time they hit the screen, there's about 50 people with producer credits, so what's the point. I usually find scripts I like with no money attached and take them to producers that I know and try to raise finance. -Tim Roth

It's a shame anyone had to lose that. What a great rivalry. -Mike Tice

I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close. -Henry J. Kaiser

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. -Kris Kristofferson

A protracted legislative fight will not move us closer to where the music industry wants to be – delivering music to fans through a variety of different, innovative Web sites. -Hilary Rosen

You need to feel that the game is important to you. Lose that feeling and you lose your edge. There's no faking that kind of emotion. You can't invent the feeling. It's got to be natural, real. -Dan Marino

I have always said that I want to finish my career with the Dolphins and this put me closer to that goal. I have been fortunate to break many personal records, but my overiding goal is to win a Super Bowl here in Miami. -Dan Marino

I knew what my times were and how my practices were progressing and how close I was to the goals I had set for the year. I swam hard. I always swam hard. If I didn't, I knew I would pay for it either the next day or the next meet. -Debbie Meyer

The West is now closed. -Frederick Jackson Turner

People used what they called a telephone because they hated being close together and they were scared of being alone. -Chuck Palahniuk

No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close. -Chuck Palahniuk

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. -Chuck Palahniuk

Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose. -Dan Gable

Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot. -Edmund Waller

By going solo I could lose a fortune but money is not important. -Barry Gibb

I just love the feeling a close family gives you and I wouldn't change it for anything. -Barry Gibb

Being a runner means you are now 'free' to win and lose and live life to its fullest. -Bill Rodgers

No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses. -Edward Livingston

In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action. -George Pierce Baker

The close relationship between railroad expansion and the genera development and prosperity of the country is nowhere brought more distinctly into relief than in connection with the construction of the Pacific railroads. -John Moody

The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since the close of the nineteenth century is interesting chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property. -John Moody

No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone. -Jackson Browne

Men would find it much harder because men have such odd personal relationships with each other. They don't really emotionally connect, whereas women do. I think women become very close. -Jennifer Saunders

I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word. At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had. -Eva Braun

We have different personalities and different skills and the kind of things that we do, we can do together that neither of us can do separately. We've been working together so closely that it's kind of hard to decide what's my work and what's her work, it's ours really. -Guy Burgess

People say there's no trace of an accent anymore, and there isn't because I worked very hard to lose it. And the reason I did that is a British accent in America is a real status symbol. -John Mahoney

I play a detective, very close to myself actually. -Jon Voight

We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season. -Lamar Hunt

Art and money are closely related. Try sitting down with a group of artists and ask them what's on their mind. Very quickly the topic shifts to money. And it can be very hard to get them off that subject. -Dave Winer

Fame does lead to money, which I don't have a close relationship with. I'm the kind of guy who never sees the money – it all goes somewhere else. I don't understand it, I don't like to deal with it. I have a fear of not having it, because I grew up without it. -David Duchovny

We should never denigrate any other culture but rather help people to understand the relationship between their own culture and the dominant culture. When you understand another culture or language, it does not mean that you have to lose your own culture. -Edward T. Hall

The last great delusion is soon to open before us. Antichrist is to perform his marvelous works in our sight So closely will the counterfeit resemble the true that it will be impossible to distinguish between them except by the Holy Scriptures. -Ellen G. White

An income tax form is like a laundry list – either way you lose your shirt. -Fred Allen

I have lost someone I loved as a brother, as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being. We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see. -Jack Lemmon

The mob is a sort of bear; while your ring is through its nose, it will even dance under your cudgel; but should the ring slip, and you lose your hold, the brute will turn and rend you. -Jane Porter

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

We play fair and we play hard. If we win the game we win, if we lose the game, we lose. -Jason Williams

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience. -Roland Allen

St. Louis is closer to Minneapolis than Milwaukee is. -Bud Selig

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend. -John Singer Sargent

As though there were a tie And obligation to posterity. We get them, bear them, breed, and nurse: What has posterity done for us. That we, lest they their rights should lose, Should trust our necks to gripe of noose? -John Trumbull

Everytime we put a record out, we lose people that can't deal with the growth. -Lars Ulrich

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you. -Roy Orbison

When you play Bobby, it is not a question if you win or lose. It is a question if you survive. -Boris Spassky

If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second. -Edward Bellamy

The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy. -Tommy Franks

The restaurants close here in Salzburg. They don't really have a nightlife in the winter time. -Cecilia Bartoli

A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality. -Marisa Tomei

In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that. It wasn't my style. -Cat Stevens

I don't remember any sibling rivalry growing up, because by the time I was really conscious, Tom was going away to college. My relationship with him, which is a very close one, really developed in more recent years. -David Hyde Pierce

I had to get used to wearing a mask and wearing a prosthetic and performing with those things while singing and expressing myself through stylized movement, while keeping it as human as possible so the audience could be closer to the horror of the Phantom. -Gerard Butler

In the final analysis this congressional race is always going to be a close race, whether there's a presidential race or governor's race or not. But is this a better year? Yes, this would probably be a better year. -Baron Hill

A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art. -Charles Rosen

I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully? -Debra Winger

Most women's pictures are as boring and as formulaic as men's pictures. In place of a car chase or a battle scene, what you get is an extreme closeup of a woman breaking down. -Frances McDormand

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other. -James Fenimore Cooper

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money, and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers, that's for damn sure. -Jon Bon Jovi

I would love to stay at SNL forever. But you can't stay in the same place. People think you're a loser. -Norm MacDonald

A face to lose youth for, to occupy age With the dream of, meet death with. -Robert Browning

When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose you self-worth in the process. -Dave Pelzer

It's all fun and games 'till someone loses an eye, then it's just fun you can't see. -James Hetfield

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser. -Robert Louis Stevenson

To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse us and close doors to further inquiry, they are likely to be wrong. -E. O. Wilson

We have the notion that we exist but we have no way to prove it. 'I am' is the closest foundation we can get. -Stan Brakhage

When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage. -Wilhelm Steinitz

You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that. -Anthony Minghella

I'm not the sexiest thing in the world, I feel actors who have to 'play' sexy lose all their sex appeal. When they start with the tongue and the heavy lids, it looks so ridiculous. I think you just have to be yourself. -Stephanie Zimbalist

I know me, and those close to me know me. But sadly, the outside world thinks I'm some kind of a crook. -Benny Hinn

If you only do little clusters – three or four songs by one, and another, and then yet another – you lose the opportunity to think your way into the composer's mind, since, after all, most of these pieces are quite brief. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

And what unity is to be had, at a time when orchestras are dying out, and when opera houses are about to close their doors; what's going to come next – when nothing new in music, for the orchestra, is truly lasting: pieces are performed once, and then they're thrown away. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

I learned not to blink in a close-up or move your head at all, because if you did, they wouldn't use it. -Frankie Avalon

I just wanted to keep the game close until we scored some runs. -Jimmy Haynes

If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America. -Louis Farrakhan

I also hang the pictures low rather than high, and particularly in the case of the largest ones, often as close to the floor as is feasible, for that is the way they are painted. -Mark Rothko

Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate, I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my ear closer to the wireless speaker. -Seamus Heaney

Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder. -Eberhard Arnold

I hate to lose the constituency that I've worked with, but I've got 170,000 people to meet in my new district. -Albert Wynn

We will not lose this election for lack of money. -Ed Rendell

If I lose, I lose. I'll do it on my terms. -Ed Rendell

You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. -E. V. Lucas

If we look at music history closely, it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades, if not centuries. -George Crumb

The biggest markets for my books outside the UK are France and Italy, and those are the two countries where I also have the closest personal relationships with my translators – I don't know whether that's a coincidence, or if there's something to be learned from it. -Jonathan Coe

I became quite taken over by Johnson's personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it. -Jonathan Coe

You're always close and you never get that big romantic lead. -Patricia Clarkson

I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships. -Brian McBride

Even if it is difficult playing with other people – sometimes it's great, sometimes it isn't, but that is kind of the point of it. It loses its point playing solo. -Derek Bailey

Music is there to access those dark emotional corners that we don't normally get too close to. -Lesley Garrett

Opera is credible drama now, and it costs less than going to a football match. What have you got to lose? -Lesley Garrett

It's true what people say – that actors are the closest thing there is to children. They play. -Nastassja Kinski

I always have the feeling in these low states that something good is about to happen. That's when I feel the fullest, the rawest, the closest to myself. -Nastassja Kinski

Ridley and I talk every day. Our family is very close because we're from North England. -Tony Scott

The closer a Negro got to the ballot box, the more he looked like a rapist. -E. Franklin Frazier

Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose. -Gilbert Parker

Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions – which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives. -Saint Teresa of Avila

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end? -Marie Antoinette

You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn't lose a man. They all made the switch. That's where the great talent is. -Ernst Lubitsch

A woman is more beautiful than the world in which I live; and so I close my eyes. -Paul Eluard

You have to open your mind. I like the ability to express myself in a deep way. It's the closest music to our humanity – it's like a folk music that rises up out of a culture. -Sonny Terry

They very seldom let me lose my cool. They made me like I was Polly Perfect, which was ridiculous so that when I bump into kids on the street they'd say 'I wish my Mom were like you.' -Charlotte Rae

Rather than bringing me closer to others, the time that I spend online isolates me from the most important people in my life, my family, my friends, my neighbourhood, my community. -Clifford Stoll

I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can't. The good thing is, they're really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to. -David Gallagher

Sometimes there are things worth risking your life for. It was Jesus who said if you want to save your life, you have to lose it. -Gene Robinson

I don't know that we do. I had thought ours worked well, but I had never examined it too closely. A lot of media people will be looking for a case that might make Texas Governor George Bush think twice about what he's doing. -George Ryan

With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs – now or in the future. -John B. Larson

None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace. -Theodor W. Adorno

The personal contact is a personal thing. The fact that some people don't know their neighbors, I don't think that technology is at fault. You don't lose anything with technology. You gain other avenues of understanding. -John Warnock

As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness. -Robin Gibb

I hadn't accepted he was seriously ill. The idea that someone so close to you couldn't wake up was utterly incomprehensible. Then the doctor came in… Maurice had no brain left. There wasn't any activity at all. -Robin Gibb

I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends. -Meg Tilly

A lot of actors just do whatever they do, and wherever the camera is, it is. They don't pay much attention, but I always did. I was always very close to the camera crew. They were my best buddies, no matter what movie or show I was doing. -Donna Mills

I always wanted to know what lens they were on, how close they were. I didn't do it with a plan in mind, but I would instinctively gear what I was doing toward what lenses they were using. -Donna Mills

Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles. I think if you're there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality. -Sam Mendes

Fear is that thing that keeps you up there on that other plateau. Fear is that thing that just keeps you closed down, and quite frankly, alone. -Andrew Shue

My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from. -Wyclef Jean

They used to say it was bad for Indians to drink, but it's bad for anybody. When they drink they lose their cool, a lot of us. Like when we played with Sonny Boy, I would never get paid, you know. He would drink up all the money. -Ike Turner

Dragon's Lair 3D is about as close as you can come to controlling an animated feature film. -Don Bluth

Once you work with a studio on a film, the studio is sort of like this enormous clam that just opens, takes everything and then closes, and no one enters again. They own it all. -Don Bluth

Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion. -Richard John Neuhaus

Unless action is taken soon – unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period – we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty. -Adam Schiff

Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful American orchestra goes on, and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night. -Adam Schiff

A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by. -Barry Mann

Cyber terrorism could also become more attractive as the real and virtual worlds become more closely coupled, with automobiles, appliances, and other devices attached to the Internet. -Dorothy Denning

The print on canvas is the closest to the original work. I personally sign them as well. -Dwayne Hickman

I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others. -Edward Tufte

We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book. -Ernest Mandel

I have been dairy free for several years, and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies, which it did, and help me lose weight, which it did. -Fran Drescher

Well, every time I get ready to do a job I want to lose weight. -Fran Drescher

I've gone very far, far away, but my character keeps me close to home. -Fran Drescher

But more importantly, I think he remembered how very close I was with my own dad, who had died in 1997. -Richard Marx

I'm now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose. -Richard Marx

When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested. -Richard Marx

I wanted to be as far away from everybody as I could be. I found it difficult to be close to anybody, not just the guys in the band. -Rick Allen

The West hasn't reached its universal state as yet, although its close to it, but it certainly has evolved out of its warring state phase, which it was in for a couple of centuries. -Samuel P. Huntington

People have to be educated and they have to stick to it. If people lose that respect, an awful lot is lost. -Stephen Breyer

If my results are not good I will lose my job. -Stuart Pearce

Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains. Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend. -David Trimble

The best thing is being really close. The worst thing is being really close. -Joel Madden

By mere burial man arrives not at bliss; and in the future life, throughout its whole infinite range, they will seek for happiness as vainly as they sought it here, who seek it in aught else than that which so closely surrounds them here – the Infinite. -Johann Gottlieb Fichte

In America, people rarely stay in the town where they grew up, rarely stay in close proximity to their parents throughout their lives. You rarely find parents in their old age being taken care of by their children. -Robert Benton

In many Asian households, to not go on to higher education, that's like a big no-no. I know my parents' discouragement was for my own protection, and I'm really close to them now, but they didn't understand that there is value in this. That's because they didn't know. -Sandra Oh

I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. -Berkeley Breathed

Going from Flip to Kev, obviously you don't want to see someone ever lose their job. For me it's probably a little more difficult, because other than Bill Blair, Flip is all I knew. -Kevin Garnett

Are you trying to give me a hint that I should drop it? I can lose the accent; I just have to really focus on what I'm saying. And I have to talk slowly. -Leah Remini

If beef is your idea of 'real food for real people', you'd better live real close to a real good hospital. -Neal Barnard

The winner of the elections which saw the participation of almsot 30 million people was the Iranian nation and the losers were those who tried to keep people away from the polls. -Ali Khamenei

You know, in the beginning when your first payroll comes up and you have to borrow money to meet the payroll, you lose sleep the night before, and you say to yourself real fast, 'Well, maybe I should keep working a couple more years. It's sobering. -Bill Kurtis

Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow. -Leon Redbone

I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it's lonely work. You die, you die alone. It's you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time. -Jim Varney

Also, stick around. Don't lose your heart, just keep going, keep at it. -Mark Ruffalo

Thus, the more succinctly a train of thought was expounded, and the more comprehensive the unity of its basic idea, the closer it would approximate to the prerequisites of the mathematical way of thinking. -Max Bill

Believe me, you lose more than a gallon of fluids during a race. You could lose between six and 10 pounds during a race, depending on hot it is. -Michael Andretti

When you're writing, it's as if you're within a kind of closed world. -Michael Ondaatje

Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans, and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while. -Peter Benchley

For too long, decisions have been taken behind closed doors – tablets of stone have simply been past down to people without bothering to involve people, listen to their views or give them information about what we are doing and why. -Peter Mandelson

I hesitated, too, because for better or worse, I have been one of the principal architects of New Labour and I have worked closely with Tony Blair and the team for nearly 20 years. -Peter Mandelson

It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below. -Rebecca Harding Davis

Yes, I was going to law school and it was closed in '69. -Ruben Blades

Win or lose today I am proud of the way my boys have played in the tournament. -Imran Khan

I did not lose this election, or had a bad result compared with what we might have got because of Islam. -Imran Khan

The ecosystem of our world is a closed system: it would run out of gas, collapse of its own weight. -Joan D. Vinge

These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual. -Joan D. Vinge

Working with my husband, I thought we would be at each other. As close as we are, our styles are so different. But it didn't happen – we were surprised. -Julia Barr

My door was open part of the time, and part of the time I tried to get a nap and their voices annoyed me, and I closed it. I kept it open in summer more or less, and closed in winter. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

When I first came down stairs, for two or three minutes I went down cellar to the water closet. -Lizzie Andrew Borden

We can all put weight on or lose weight. -Keith Emerson

I wasn't even 20 at the time, but it taught me something about drugs. They can take a good man, a warm, funny, loving family man, and turn him into a loser and worse. -Michael Bergin

What are friends? Some people are nice. Some people aren't. There are some I'm fairly close with… we talk. -Jack Kevorkian

Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials. -Garry Kasparov

I'm very close to the pro-life movement. -Roger Mahony

By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world. -Roger Mahony

The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization. -James Cash Penney

So I think that we're in a very heightened and somewhat unusual period of politics and polling around the countries that New Zealanders take close interest in. -Jim Bolger

They work in secrecy. I can't get any information. You can't find out anything until they get out to the floor. And it's hard to lick em at that stage. They're a closed corporation. When they stick together, you can't lick em on the floor. -John William McCormack

If the parties get too close together they lose their identities, if they get too far apart you're not going to get a whole lot done because you almost always need to have some folks on the other side of the aisle to accomplish anything. -Tom Allen

Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen. -John Robinson

Due to the political nature of film, partisan film making, especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart, tend to be the norm, rather than the exception. -Ben Edwards

If we get it right, there need not be losers. -John Anderson

When I was nine years old I use to copy – not trace – the covers of the Donald Duck comics. Many years later I became a close friend of Jack Hannah, the director of the Donald Duck film shorts. -William Jackson

An aggressive drug-testing program would cut down on certain abuses, but its never going to catch everyone – or even close to everyone. -Malcolm Gladwell

Time, which runs through the world like an endless tinsel thread, seemed to pass through the centre of this room and through the centre of these people and suddenly to pause and petrify, stiff, still and glittering… and the objects in the room drew a little closer together. -Robert Musil

It's good to get out of the closet and talk about it and find out other people's views. -Heather Matarazzo

These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. This could be one of the big moments in your life; don't make it your last! -John Dillinger

Sport and life is about losing. It's about understanding how to lose. -Lynn Davies

I don't think the process was successful and should be inspected closer. I am not afraid to say I am not familiar with the entire process, so before commenting further I would have to study the process more in depth. -Vincent Frank

Every time your picture is taken, you lose a part of your soul. -Anna May Wong

I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team. -Tim Conway

You really should not do this job unless you're willing to put in that enormous amount of effort. You should not do the job unless you're willing to take risks. And you shouldn't do the job unless you're willing to lose the job, too. -Anthony A. Williams

Asked at the hearing why she hadn't pressed the FBI more closely about what it knew, or didn't know, about domestic terrorist threats, Rice acted as though the question was an odd one: it wasn't her job. Well, in retrospect, it was and now certainly is. -Howard Fineman

The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder when you're 10 years old, and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent, my mother in my case. -James Ellroy

Johnny Mercer was my father's best friend and became mine as well. And Harold Arlen, whom I would call Uncle Harry, and Harry Warren: those were ones who I really became close to. -Margaret Whiting

But we will lose the millions of records being created daily in a dizzying array of electronic forms unless we find a way to preserve and keep them accessible indefinitely. -Allen Weinstein

Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history. -Carter G. Woodson

You have to be committed or you fall behind, lose out. -Crystal Gayle

We opened a design center in the South of England last year as part of our strategy for being close to our customers and developing innovative products for exciting new markets. -David Milne

The only thing I did at RKO of any note was lose my Texas accent. -Dorothy Malone

The British merchants represented that they received some profit indeed from Virginia and South Carolina, as well as the West Indies; but as for the rest of this continent, they were constant losers in trade. -Ezra Stiles

Any time you put a cast like this in compromising circumstances or shake it up a little bit, I think we're all pretty close so we draw on real emotion. -George Eads

I have sung to large crowds since then, and there is a feeling that once you get over 100,000 people, you kind of lose the control element, you don't know if you are really getting through or not. -Joe Cocker

We count on winning. And if we lose, don't beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don't lose. -Knute Rockne

New situations requiring closer contact with the rabbit had been gradually introduced and the degree to which these situations were avoided, tolerated, or welcomed, at each experimental session, gave the measure of improvement. -Mary C. Jones

We've been using C and C++ way too much – they're nice, but they're very close to the machine and what we wanted was to empower regular users to build applications for Linux. -Miguel de Icaza

So if we're going to build new applications that require a large time investment, like say movie editing – today that doesn't matter for the enterprise desktop, but eventually it will when we get closer to consumers – you really need to have a cross-platform story. -Miguel de Icaza

I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die. -Morris Chestnut

About 1960, it became clear that it was best for me to bring the experimental part of my research program to a close – there was too much to do on the theoretical aspects – and I began the process of winding down the experiments. -Rudolph A. Marcus

It took us three years to even come close to catching up with the demand a little bit. -Ruth Handler

But when you have to deal with notes, and to be able to make a full definition of what a sound is – if you are not around that environment, then you'll find you lose that feel, that momentum, you lose all that. -Dennis Brown

Some of his own closeness to nature, his great love for human beings, was passed on by Whitman to all of us who knew and loved him. -Ella R. Bloor

My head was always bubbling over with facts and it seems to me this had little to do with my paying close attention in school and more to do with my voracious and omnivorous reading habits. -Eric Allin Cornell

The striking thing about the Precious Blood is the bond it establishes between love and suffering in our experience, a bond that has become so close that we have come to think of suffering accepted with joy as the most authentic sign of love with any depth at all. -Gabriel Marcel

I'd like to find great roles close to home and work on great projects while staying near my family. My family's the most important thing to me right now. -Harry Hamlin

When it comes time to write the book itself I'll shut the lights out, picture the scene I'm about to write then close my eyes and go at it. Yes, I can touch type. -Jeffery Deaver

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how many people remember you when you die. -Jonathan Ross

There certainly is a good 'Tex Mex' restaurant very close to our office. My office is around 100 yards from it. I call it Tex Mex because every couple of years it's changed hands and changed name, I'm not exactly sure why! -Andrew Oliver

One of the things I've had the advantage of, growing up and being close to the top management of this company and other companies for most of my life, is seeing how CEOs start to believe in their own infallibility. And that really scares me. -William Clay Ford, Jr.

I'm not after a closed system, I mean I'm after a complicated system in structure, but as far as watching it, I don't think that everything should be decided. -Mark Morris

We think the whole world's going to change, and forget that human beings are still human beings; we have the same five senses, we still interact the same way, we still love and hate the same way, but marketers lose track of that. But then it comes down to earth. -Michael K. Powell

Win, lose or draw, you're all my cousins and I love you. -Chill Wills

The problem we were struggling with within the closed market was what the incentive would be. You probably wouldn't use dollars. But those are all questions that need to be explored. -John Poindexter

I'm the type of woman you might say is too good. I'll massage a man's feet, have dinner cooked when he gets home. But once they leave, the door is closed, and the locks are changed. -Angie Stone

Of course, tax revenues have ended up being substantially higher than they were at the time these dire projections were made, and we are very close now to having a balanced budget. All that has been very helpful. -Charles Vest

There are numerous cases of that, where one of our writers discovers another writer whom he likes, and we then take that book on. So it's a very close relationship. We can do that because we're so small. -James Laughlin

And, strangely, this one of the few things in life that the third, the latter, the buy with our eyes closed has actually done better than everybody else. -Jim Cramer

The people who are buying stocks because they're going up and they don't know what they do deserve to lose money. -Jim Cramer

I've never really had anybody close to me die. I think the song is about a feeling that I have that, it still applies. It's a feeling of longing, once again. -Jon Crosby

You can lose people without them dying, and I have, from moving, from traveling. The emotion is real, it just doesn't actually have to do with death. I'm singing about what I know, and it's a song about longing for somebody who's disappeared in your life. -Jon Crosby

Technology tools such as laptops are the kind of help that we need. A program that provides laptops for all youngsters would close a gap that most of us are not aware of, or will not admit to, which is a tremendous gap in the poor communities. -Major Owens

We can close the gap and improve what happens in the classroom by using educational technology that is the same high quality everywhere. -Major Owens

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

After completing a Delaware State education, they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined – and they opened doors for themselves that surely would have remained closed if they only had a high school education. -Michael N. Castle

Their families helped them realize that there was more out there for them. These students came to Delaware State because of its inexpensive tuition, closeness to home, and solid reputation. -Michael N. Castle

I almost didn't name Butt-Head 'Butt-Head.' I came real close to calling him something else. -Mike Judge

Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration. -Richard V. Allen

It will be undertaken, of course, in the June or July summit, and then to bring NATO closer to Russia or vice versa is a way to move toward integration – toward the integration of Europe. -Warren Christopher

They can't have Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling lose a game. -Keith Hernandez

When I start getting close to the end of a novel, something registers in the back of my mind for the next novel, so that I usually don't write, or take notes. And I certainly don't begin. I just allow things to percolate for a while. -Richard Russo

It's no secret that in my books I'm trying to make the comic and the serious rub up against each other just as closely and uncomfortably as I can. -Richard Russo

Hence a ship is said to be tight, when her planks are so compact and solid as to prevent the entrance of the water in which she is immersed: and a cask is called tight, when the staves are so close that none of the liquid contained therein can issue through or between them. -William Falconer

The fleet being thus more inclosed will more readily observe the signals, and with greater facility form itself into the line of battle a circumstance which should be kept in view in every order of sailing. -William Falconer

The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen. -Bill Joy

I just don't like to lose what's in the window. -Bill Joy

China and India are close neighbours linked by mountains and rivers and the Chinese and Indian peoples have enjoyed friendly exchanges for thousands of years. -Li Peng

But the other notion is, we also believe that those folks closest on the ground that we're holding accountable for the results can decide, and ought to evaluate which programs get results. -Margaret Spellings

I mean, one thing I know about change is we are not going to close the achievement gap without educators. -Margaret Spellings

Because artists can be extremely eccentric and insane, and unfortunately, the people they hurt the most are the people that are closest to them. -Maynard James Keenan

When one cow was found with BSE in 2003, many of our trading partners closed their borders to our beef. -Mike Johanns

We regard it as a certainty that the earth, enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface. -Nicolaus Copernicus

There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Some things can be perfectly expressed by sound alone and images would only be disturbing. Other times, sound would be possible, but visuals are much stronger and closer to what I want to express and then again, they sometimes overlap perfectly. -Alva Noto

The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security. -Charles Bass

We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost. -David R. Brower

Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it's also disingenuous to say, 'We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.' -Dick Wolf

One of the local reporters assured me Garrison would put in an appearance for the cross-examination, but as the courtroom settled down and the rear doors were closed, there was no sign of him. -James Kirkwood

I've never seen anything like it since. Some of the Canada Cups came close, but by then a lot of European players came and played in our league so we were more familiar with them. -Marcel Dionne

No one should be surprised when Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda detonate a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. I don't believe in inevitability. But I think it's pretty close to being inevitable. -Michael Scheuer

If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious. -Neale Donald Walsch

I enjoy playing clubs. I still enjoy the closeness of the nightclub venue. However, after a certain period of time and after playing around some of the clubs in New YorkI felt that jazz should be presented in a more prestigious atmosphere. -Sonny Rollins

Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight. -Aaron Sorkin

I have felt terribly from the beginning when I saw the problems and recognized that they would be ongoing. We were hired to put back the contours of the greens as closely as possible to George Thomas's designs and were real proud of what we did. It's a sad situation now. -Ben Crenshaw

Here we spent so much time together – eight months of our lives almost – and it was so great because we all got so close and that really made us not afraid to improve with each other. -Emmy Rossum

Actually, no, but I am close to the people who are working on Chicken Little, and I'm very close to the people over at Pixar. I mean, as far as stories are concerned, almost everything we have could be told that way. -Joe Grant

I feel particularly close to them, because I am now out in the universe. I'm in a position to see nature from another point of view, to be outside the earth and see the big picture. -Story Musgrave

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

It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend. -Asa Gray

My mother was there every day of the production. You know what? My mother and I are so close, she really understands the fact that I am 18 and I am maturing. I guess I am not your average 18 year-old. -Michelle Trachtenberg

If one thing that bothers me about acting, it's that there's no clear-cut number one. The closest you can get is winning an Academy Award, and I'm going to work on that if it takes me the next 50 years. To my peers, it will mean that I'm the best! -Dana Hill

Bush's choice of Dick Cheney as his running mate is clear confirmation of the policies he would promote and the nominations he would make to an already closely divided U.S. Supreme Court. -Patricia Ireland

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

Translation makes me look at how a poem is put together in a different way, without the personal investment of the poem I'm writing myself, but equally closely technically. -Marilyn Hacker

I try to write everyday. I do that much better over here than when I'm teaching. I always rewrite, usually fairly close-on which is to say first draft, then put it aside for 24 hours then more drafts. -Marilyn Hacker

If you really want to write, then shut yourself in a room, close the door, and WRITE. If you don't want to write, do something else. It's as simple as that. -Mary Garden

Every day, we get a little bit closer to the kind of expertise and the kind of experience we're going to need to go there. I'd love to be the guy walking on Mars. -John L. Phillips

I'm still very close friends with his first wife, Neile, who is now remarried. -Robert Vaughn

And one of the things I've tried to do in my first months in office is to give more Georgians – reporters and members of the general public alike – a closer look at how their government works. -Roy Barnes

You never lose a game if the opponent doesn't score. -Darrell Royal

Who cares who comes out of the closet or not, so long as you're happy? -Christopher Atkins

We need to pray and read the Bible every day, and regardless of whatever else happens to you, that tends to keep you close to Him, because you are constantly in touch through His Word. -Cliff Richard

I don't mean that if you're a Christian, walking close to God, you will immediately gain celebrity. you may fail as an artist, because you may not have what the public want at that time, and you have to be prepared for that. -Cliff Richard

Exactly Straight women who surround themselves only with gay men or white people who refuse any other race into their circles are unhealthy and it has more to do with one's individual fear and individual closets. -Judith Light

We all have our own closets to come out of. -Judith Light

The gay community just recognizes what their closets are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure out which closet we are trapped in. -Judith Light

I thought that maybe it is not so much, as he seems to think, that the world loses interest in female performers after they hit a certain age, than the performers lose interest in the world. -Lara St. John

Raft told me how to walk with him in a scene: We'd start off in a long shot normal, and about the time we got together in a close-up, I'd be bending my knees so I'd be shorter. -Marie Windsor

Wanted has gone into second, third and fourth printings of the individual issues and the north American printings of Wanted #1 are now close to 100,000. -Mark Millar

You either ignore the comic book and make a great movie or you stay very close to the comic book. -Matthew Vaughn

Japan continues to work closely with the United States on the issue of the North Korean nuclear crisis and has played an important and constructive role in the Six-Party talks. -Mike Simpson

It's like a cast of actors; you're all working together closely under pressure to produce something everyday. And when we put up an issue, it's like the curtains opening on a new play. I really like that daily sense of surprise. -David Talbot

The only school that let me in was U.C. Santa Cruz, which is where I went. They didn't have a journalism program, so I took sociology, which is the closest thing to journalism. -David Talbot

Even if the Bush Administration had flung open the gates to stem-cell research years ago, we would not be at the point of offering treatment today. Christopher Reeve would still have been taken from us. But we would be closer. -Patti Davis

When you are on tour in the UK it takes a few hours to get anywhere. A lot of the time you can have a beer, close your eyes for two minutes, and then you are there. In the U.S. it is much more like a road trip as all the cities are so spread apart. -Kelly Jones

A real estate closer. Oh, what's that? I'm a real estate opener. What is a real estate closer? You mean at the end where you've got to sign all those papers? -Louie Anderson

There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people. -Samuel Wilson

I'm not big on the closet. -Dan Butler

With Andy Cole up front they can score at any time. We'll be watching him very closely. -Robert Laurent

Fantasy for me as a kid was real, and I had a fantasy about what life was, whether it was sort of wicked and dire, or wholly normal, or whatever. Anything really close to home is not, it seems to me, what a good book should be about. -Diana Wynne Jones

Anyway, there is a lot of really interesting work going on in the neuroscience and psychology of consciousness, and I would love to see philosophers become more closely involved with this. -David Chalmers

The way they had the room that I was in set up, there was some sort of sound deadening platform that I had to stand on in order to get close enough to the microphone. -Phil Harris

My poems – I don't even like the sound of that, in a way. Not that anyone else wrote them. But we know that only people who are really close to us care about our personal experience. -Sharon Olds

That's what I miss out of all this synthesized music – it starts to lose dynamics. -Glenn Frey

It is my goal to learn as much about the people I'm surrounded by. I am slowly widening who I am close with, and at the same time, growing further away from others. -Josh Schwartz

I think the value of venues like CNBC is that they give investors an opportunity to reevaluate the situation minute by minute, but maybe we don't need to follow the market so closely. -Maria Bartiromo

I'm shocked at how early everything closes here. But people start earlier. I miss the late nightlife in NYC, but then again I sing and burn so much energy in the show that it's probably good – I get to go home and sleep. -Neil Patrick Harris

I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed. -Sarah Vowell

Relics are treasured as something close to the divine. -Sarah Vowell

We all write, but the script is a blueprint. We can lose whole scenes when we're shooting. -Shawn Wayans

You lose your privacy, and sometimes, people don't see you as human. -Shawn Wayans

When a show becomes a mega hit internationally, you lose a lot of privacy, you become a hider. It's not a human condition we are exposed to very often. -Steve Kanaly

I know now what this meant, that the bison were the gift of a good spirit and were our strength, but we should lose them, and from the same good spirit we must find another strength. -Black Elk

U.S. economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability of a reliable and affordable supply of energy. -Cliff Stearns

You've got to be closer to the edge than ever to win. That means sometimes you go over the edge, and I don't mean driving, either. -Dale Earnhardt

Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society. -Edward Bond

The problem is that agencies sometimes lose sight of common sense as they create regulations. -Fred Thompson

In all our associations; in all our agreements let us never lose sight of this fundamental maxim – that all power was originally lodged in, and consequently is derived from, the people. -George Mason

Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes. -George Mason

I think maybe the rural influence in my life helped me in a sense, of knowing how to get close to people and talk to them and get my work done. -Gordon Parks

I never participated in far-reaching political decisions, since I never belonged to the circle of the closest associates of Adolf Hitler, neither was I consulted by Adolf Hitler on general political questions, nor did I ever take part in conferences about such problems. -Hans Frank

We began intercepting Japanese radio transmissions, which indicated the two forces were very close to each other. We found out later that we were moving in opposite directions and passed each other by 32 miles. -Jack Adams

I think that we must come together progressively, with the British, the Germans, the Spanish, the Italians and with the new members of the European Union, we must make an effort to forge closer links. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

We have closely monitored the ups and downs of recruiting and retention trends for many years and have been quick to sound the alarm when challenges came into view. -John M. McHugh

I think the major good idea in Unix was its clean and simple interface: open, close, read, and write. -Ken Thompson

When I record an album I'm trying to get as close as possible to that perfect moment. -Lou Reed

Mr. Luskin also says that Rove did not knowingly disclose classified information and did not tell any reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the C.I.A. -Michael Isikoff

But in America, if you're an atheist, you lose. -Michael Newdow

Well I don't know, I might have lost my citizenship, I don't think you can lose your citizenship though. -Tommy Chong

So I feel a responsibility to help first-time film-makers in Brazil, but also to increase the dialogue between film cultures which are really wonderful and so much closer to us than what we do see on our screens. -Walter Salles

Out of all the actors I have worked with, I love working with Larry Hagman the most. We were very close and it was just a wonderful time. -Barbara Eden

It is rather hard to be accused of shiftlessness and idleness when the accuser closes the avenue of labour and industrial pursuits to us. -George H. White

I was a beginner again. I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke. -Jamie Muir

The first time it felt really dangerous, like the sort of thing you had to lock the doors and close the curtains on because if anybody saw you, God would strike you down with a thunderbolt. But I took to it like a duck to water. -Jamie Muir

On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years. -Judith Krantz

I've seen, not surprisingly, no action taken against those people, but here I am, an anarchist website, not even close to what that is, not even close to what else you can find on the Internet. -Sherman Austin

A lot of people, some of them close to me as well, have said that I sacrificed myself by doing what I did in bringing Terry on board. I didn't see it that way. -Bryan Robson

I loved playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme. And she's pretty close to my real character. Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories. -Chiaki Kuriyama

They were totally supportive, always saw everything I did. One of the thrills of my life was when they went to the theater to see something that I wasn't in. It opened doors for them that otherwise would have been totally closed. -Derek Jacobi

The atom was unleashed in 1946, right when all this stuff was occurring. And the bomb's incredible release of energy and light may have signalled somebody in a dimension which is sharing space with us very closely. -Dwight Schultz

The time between appearances for us is so great that we lose track of it. It would be like watching 'Ben Hur' at one frame a second. There would be long periods of time where absolutely nothing was going on. -Dwight Schultz

Being closer to the genesis of this whole period, it captured the importance of the concept of making contact and accurately depicted the paranoia of the time. It's an excellent film. -Dwight Schultz

I would say the secret is to be enthusiastic about everything that comes into your life. To care, to care about people. To be excited about everything that comes close to you. I love to read. And I love to write, mostly. -Fay Wray

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom. -Randy Forbes

There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope. -Jo Bonner

This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need. -Jo Bonner

At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young. -Margaret Mahy

I actually have more respect for people who are in the closet. You end up exposing so much of yourself because you have to talk about your sexual life. You shouldn't have to talk about it. -Randy Harrison

I never lose that terror of 'this is my last job, I'll never work again.' You can never relax and rely on whatever reputation you've built. -Derek Jacobi

So many older people, they just sit around all day long and they don't get any exercise. Their muscles atrophy, and they lose their strength, their energy and vitality by inactivity. -Jack LaLanne

What you need to do is get that tape measure out, and start measuring that gut. Then you start working out and you start eating properly till that gut gets down close to it was when you were in your 20's. Then you'll find out what your weight should be. -Jack LaLanne

I'm just talking specifically of women's friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody. -Jennifer Beals

The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on. -John Sherman Cooper

A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge, and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world. -Robert Smithson

Even though NASA tries to simulate launch, and we practice in simulators, it's not the same – it's not even close to the same. -Sally Ride

I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely, and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job. -Sally Ride

Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds – compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up, almost like a little bedroom. -Sally Ride

I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts. -Peabo Bryson

And so I've always been fascinated by the technical end of theater, and a lot of my closest friends are not actors, but in the other end of the business. -Rene Auberjonois

One, I push my deadlines closer than anybody else, or let's say it this way: I'm really late. -Aaron McGruder

I thought writing about somebody current would be a little closer to what I'm used to doing. -Adam Clymer

When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame. -Bashar al-Assad

You know, as you get older, the first thing you lose is memory. It seems to be happening with me. -Bernhard Langer

It's not life or death it's a game and at the end of the game there is going to be a winner and a loser. -Bernhard Langer

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