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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.
I lose all control after two drinks of anything.
My love of maple syrup. I've been known to knock back a can over a couple days: A swig here, a swig there, and next thing you know it's gone. It's a habit I have to stave off. I don't want to lose all my teeth.
Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.
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.
The mistake the apartheid government made was they gave the black people nothing, so they had nothing to lose. But now a lot of the former freedom-fighters are big-time capitalists. They've been given directorships in every major company. They're billionaires!
After my divorce, painting took me out of panic mode and into a serene, calm place. I could absolutely lose myself.
If I could have a Barbie body, which has no cellulite, I totally would. I would like to have a flatter stomach, but that won't happen either. That is never going to happen. No matter how much weight I lose, my stomach, below the belly button, always pooches out.
Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis... Don't be afraid of putting on colour... Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.
I've never come into anything successful before. I've always been hired by horrible radio stations with horrendous reputations and nothing to lose.
When I lose my temper it's because I decide to. If I do something it's because I want to do it.
I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you've lost human scale.
If you lose, it hurts, but as long as you have fought hard, you can still feel good about yourself.
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.
My epiphany came in that police cell: I realised I was about to lose everything and it didn't bother me, not in the slightest. I'd come to hate cycling because I blamed it for the lie I was living.
So long as we can lose any happiness, we possess some.
I'd lose my mind if I heard my kid call the nanny Mommy.
It's not pleasant when you lose your whole football team.
In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia.
If you lose sight of the smaller accomplishments, you end up with an imbalance in your life.
Alexander McCall Smith
You can never be comfortable with your success, you've got to be paranoid you're going to lose it.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
When I think about fashion I think women will never lose that appetite for fashion.
A lot of times you can lose the MP3s - it's a lot of labor to be finding it again, putting things back up. You gotta back up, back up, back up.
If everyone got a divorce and looked for a second wife, the Coptic family would lose its moral compass.
Pope Shenouda III
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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