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A Loss For Words Quotes


"I'm at a loss for words. But even my loss is amplified." - Talib Kweli

"He was admired for never being at a loss for words and never wasting any either." - Garrison Keillor

"When the attention is on me, off-camera, I get uncomfortable - sort of shy and at a loss for words, as you can probably tell?" - Guillermo Diaz

"The finder of his theme will be at no loss for words." - J. V. Cunningham

"No mother. Two small words, and yet within them lay a bottomless well of pain and loss, a ceaseless mourning for touches that were never received and words of wisdom that were never spoken. No single word was big enough to adequately describe the loss of your mother." - Kristin Hannah

"There are three needs of the griever: To find the words for the loss, to say the words aloud and to know that the words have been heard." - Victoria Alexander

"The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech." - Richard Nixon

"The mark of a true politician is that he is never at a loss for words because he is always half-expecting to be asked to make a speech." - Richard M. Nixon

"Geologists are never at a loss for paperweights." - Bill Bryson

"I'm never at a loss for new projects." - John Sayles

"Nobody can prepare you for the loss of a parent." - Samantha Bond

"I love to write and I love the natural world. Everything I've written about I've found exciting and it has never left me at a loss for words. I've always just done what I love." - Jean Craighead George

"For every loss, there is a hidden gain. And for every gain, there is a hidden loss." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"Seems like I'm in a dream. Prince dead at 57. There are no words to describe this loss." - Sharon Osbourne

"They say that to be a writer you must first have an unhappy childhood. I don't know if unhappiness is necessary, but I think maybe some children who have suffered a loss too great for words grow up into writers who are always trying to find those words, trying to find a meaning for the way they have lived" - Cynthia Rylant

"If the loss of your earthly fortune gains Christ for you, it will be a beautiful loss." - Elizabeth Prentiss

"Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss." - Anderson Cooper

"The English language lacks the words 'to mourn an absence.' For the loss of a parent, grandparent, spouse, child or friend we have all manner of words and phrases, some helpful, some not. Still, we are conditioned to say something, even if it is only 'I am sorry for your loss.' But for an absence, for someone who was never there at all, we are wordless to capture that particular emptiness. For those who deeply want children and are denied them, those missing babies hover like silent, ephemeral shadows over their lives. Who can describe the feel of a tiny hand that is never held?" - Laura Bush

"At the temple there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it." - Arthur Golden

"I'm normally not at a loss of words but I am a little taken aback by what you're wearing; it's a little different." - Joe Teti

"The best moments involve a loss of control. It's a kind of rapture, and it can happen with words and phrases fairly often - completely surprising combinations that make a higher kind of sense, that come to you out of nowhere. But rarely for extended periods, for paragraphs and pages - I think poets must have more access to this state than novelists do." - Don Delillo

"Pronouns are only useful when you combine them with other words. I have a few I can give you, if you're at a loss." - Mira Grant

"I got over the loss of his desk and chair, but never the desire to produce a string of words more precious than the emeralds of Cortes." - Patti Smith

"It's not possible to put into words the sense of loss and grief that comes to a family that loses one of their children." - John R Allen

"A Conceit< Give me your hand Make room for me to lead and follow you beyond this rage of poetry. Let others have the privacy of touching words and love of loss of love. For me Give me your hand." - Maya Angelou

"A loss, of which we are ignorant, is no loss." - Publilius Syrus

"I've never been so star struck in my life as when I met President Obama and Bill Clinton... and at the same time, no less! I'm not one to be at a loss for words, and that was a moment when I really was speechless. It was a big, big night." - Megan Hilty

"This is a prayer, inchoate and unfinished, for you, my love, my loss, my lesion, a rosary of words to count out time's illusions, all the minutes, hours, days the calendar compounds as if the past existed somewhere - like an inheritance still waiting to be claimed." - Dana Gioia

"This is a prayer, inchoate and unfinished, for you, my love, my loss, my lesion, a rosary of words to count out time's illusions, all the minutes, hours, days the calendar compounds as if the past existed somewhere like an inheritance still waiting to be claimed." - Dana Gioia

"The loss of something that is never thought of, felt, or sought for when lost is not a loss at all." - Ravi Zacharias

"You can see exile as loss, and then it will be a loss for you. You can treat it as opportunity and then all kinds of benefits accrue." - Pico Iyer

"Indeed, so deep is my pleasure in the work of the garden that, if there be a dimension after death in which grieving for the loss of the world of senses is possible, I shall grieve for no person however once agonisingly desired and passionately beloved, for no emotional adventure however uplifting, for no success however warming, no infamy however exhilarating, for nothing half so much as I shall grieve to the loss of the earth itself, the soil, the seeds, the plants, the very weeds... It is a love almost overriding my love the words that could express that love." - Hal Porter

"I'm very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman." - Wes Anderson

"The fundamental loss of a desire for God is the heart of original sin." - R C Sproul

"The price of shallow sex may be a corresponding loss of capacity for deep love." - Shana Alexander

"Never risk your reputation on a single shot, for if you miss the loss is irreparable." - Baltasar Gracian

"the women are never at a loss, God provides for them, let us run." - Voltaire

"Mary Joe Fernandez rarely has a bad loss. She never tries for stupid shots." - Tracy Austin

"Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty." - Honore De Balzac

"The loss of a child is the most terrifying place for me to go." - Nicole Kidman

"More and more I find myself at a loss for words and didn't want to hear other people talking either. Their conversations seemed false and empty. I preferred to look at the sea, which said nothing and never made you feel alone." - Paula McLain

"I cannot find words to express the depth of my loss or outrage about what's happening to this country. I don't know if I can find the words for it, but if this country ever recovers, it will not be in my lifetime. If I were elected President, the first thing I would do would be to set up a Department of Restoring the Bill of Rights. I would have 10,000 people working there." - Sara Paretsky

"Words are miraculous things. They describe, captivate, provoke, vivify, encompass, pervade, inspire, preserve, and comfort. So much more than that, in fact, so as to leave me at a loss of . . . words." - Julian Whitaker

"No individual should take the blame for a loss, because no individual should get the credit for a victory." - John Wooden

"Who among us is not at a loss for words? Tears pour out. Tears of joy. Tears of relief. A stunning, whopping landslide of hope in a time of deep despair. In a nation that was founded on genocide and then built on the backs of slaves, it was an unexpected moment, shocking in its simplicity: Barack Obama, a good man, a black man, said he would bring change to Washington, and the majority of the country liked that idea." - Michael Moore

"New York is the perfect town for getting over a disappointment, a loss, or a broken heart." - Shirley Maclaine

"A wail in the wind is all I hear; A voice of woe for a lover's loss." - William Ellery Channing (poet)

"A musical profit outweighs a financial loss." - Duke Ellington

"I don't think when people sign up for a life of doing something they love to do they should have to sign up for a complete loss of privacy. I understand a little loss of privacy coming with the job." - Sarah Chalke

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

"Dmitri was at a total loss. It was a common reaction for people when I agreed to do something reasonable." - Richelle Mead

"Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time." - Chilon

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

"If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"History shows that tax increases during a recession are a recipe for greater unemployment and economic loss." - Pete Sessions

"If it were not for the company of fools, a witty man would often be greatly at a loss." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"There is no such thing as a paper loss. A paper loss is a very real loss." - Jim Rogers

"More frightening to me than any policy or politician is the ease with which the public is played for fools with words. The latest example is the 'Employee Freedom of Choice Act,' a bill that will do away with secret ballot elections among workers voting on whether to be represented by a union. It is an open invitation to intimidation - which is to say, loss of freedom of choice." - Thomas Sowell

"Life is a loss of time." - Gerhard Kocher

"A rolling loan gathers no loss," - Kyle Bass

"An evil gain equals a loss." - Publilius Syrus

"For a moment you forget how much the loss hurts. Then you remember and it buries you." - Oliver Sykes

"There was the single abiding certainty that they would never be at a loss for things to carry." - Tim O'Brien

"The stereotype of aging as a progressive loss of function is generally true only for people who stop functioning." - Joan Z. Borysenko

"For me, nostalgia is an involuntary emotion. I think it's just a natural human response to loss." - Michael Chabon

"We've got a recipe for disaster. It's huge - this combination of body image issues and the drug's weight loss appeal." - Robert Hughes

"A major criterion for judging the anxiety level of any society is the loss of its capacity to be playful." - Edwin H Friedman

"The loss of innocent life is a tragedy for anyone involved in it, but the numbers are really very low." - Paul Bremer

"The lack of economic freedom could be a very major reason for loss of liberty, liberty of life." - Amartya Sen

"For I say this is death and the sole death,- When a man's loss comes to him from his gain," - Robert Browning

"My work has typically been about finding a means to express memory and commemoration for loss and grief." - John Regan

"For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?" - Jesus Christ

"'Good Times' is a story about the loss of innocence, how adults are responsible for their actions but children aren't." - Lynda Barry

"For glances beget ogles, ogles sighs, Sighs wishes, wishes words, and words a letter." - Lord Byron

"For an actor, there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience." - Charlton Heston

"The loss of taste for what is right is loss of all right taste." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends." - Abraham Lincoln

"To lovers of the long and intricate history of language the disuse and final death of certain words is a matter of regret. Yet every age bears witness to the inevitableness of such loss." - Mary Ellen Chase

"It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had." - Deb Caletti

"Our world was created with a sense of order. For every loss, there is a gain. Sometimes we are so blinded by the loss that we don't see the gain, don't recognize the gift." - Debbie Macomber

"a loss of sensibility follows a loss of innocence, at once a penalty and a compensation." - Dodie Smith

"The loss of these tastes [for poetry and music] is a loss of happiness, and may possibly be injurious to the intellect, and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature." - Charles Darwin

"Along with the loss of the sense of self has gone a loss of our language for communicating deeply personal meanings to each other. This is one important side of the loneliness now experienced by people in the Western world." - Rollo May

"Sometimes we feel the loss of a prejudice as a loss of vigor." - Eric Hoffer

"As long as you learn something from a loss, it's not really a loss." - Tom Basso

"If the world is to contain a public space, it cannot be erected for one generation and planned for the living only; it must transcend the life-span of mortal men.... There is perhaps no clearer testimony to the loss of the public realm in the modern age than the almost complete loss of authentic concern with immortality, a loss somewhat overshadowed by the simultaneous loss of the metaphysical concern with eternity." - Hannah Arendt

"Without time for loss you don't have time for soul." - James Hillman

"I just rearrange words into a pleasing order for money." - Terry Pratchett

"Too many words are lit for a beast of burden." - Yunus Emre

"It takes a long time for words to become thought ..." - May Sarton

"Words are a pretty fuzzy substitute for mathematical equations." - Isaac Asimov

"The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss." - Dean Koontz

"I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect." - Mahatma Gandhi

"'Blue Nights' is a story of loss: simple, wrenching, inconsolable loss." - Cathleen Schine

"Too marvelous for words." - Johnny Mercer

"Our colleges ought to have lit up in us a lasting relish for a better kind of man, a loss of appetite for mediocrities." - William James

"Desire for gain and fear of loss burn like fire." - Dorothy Norman

"He was numb except for dreading the loss of numbness." - Thomas Harris

"Loss generally occurs when a player overrates his advantage or for other reasons seeks to derive from a minute advantage a great return such as a forced win." - Emanuel Lasker

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

"The worst loss for any country is not the infrastructure or the buildings or the material loss; actually, it's the human resources loss." - Bashar al-Assad

"It was a common saying of Myson that men ought not to investigate things from words, but words from things; for that things are not made for the sake of words, but words for things." - Diogenes Laertius

"In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief." - Erik Naggum

"When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"For some small number of people, a parental loss appears to be, ultimately, a desirable difficulty - again, not a large number." - Malcolm Gladwell

"Most women file for bankruptcy in the aftermath of a serious medical problem, a job loss, or a family break up. It is hard to protect against those." - Elizabeth Warren

"Your Honour, unless your Honour, without a moment's loss of time, makes sail for the nearest shore, this is a doomed ship, and her name is the Coffin!" - Charles Dickens

"For both optimal health and weight loss, you must consume a diet with a high nutrient-per-calorie ratiothere are no shortcuts." - Joel Fuhrman

"Chastity seems to have come as a late development. What the primitive maiden dreaded was not the loss of her virginity but a reputation for sterility." - Charmian Clift

"Weep not for little Leonie, abducted by a French Marquis. Though loss of honor was a wrench, just think how it's improved her French." - Harry Graham

"Everyone surrounding you has gone through similar things. The search for love or the desire to have a family or the loss of a child." - Alicia Vikander

"For three years I was immersed in a depression, I did not know how to assimilate the loss of my voice, which was a reality." - Jose Jose

"Without whining and without making myself a tragic figure, there is no replacement for the loss of your privacy. It's a huge sacrifice." - David Duchovny

"Simon Jones was so important and is going to be a big loss. It is a chance for someone like James Anderson to step up to the mark" - Duncan Fletcher

"I give myself 24 hours after a loss. After that, I'm totally on to the next game. But for 24 hours, I'm not a happy man." - Rick Pitino

"For my convalescence, I had to exercise my voice only with vowels. It is a medical rule after a long loss of voice." - Nana Mouskouri

"I have respect for literature. If he found the words, if she found the words - this is a book!" - Agnes Varda

"Bad company is as instructive as debauchery: one is indemnified for the loss of innocence by the loss of prejudice." - Denis Diderot

"Every experience is a lesson. Every loss is a gain." - Sathya Sai Baba

"A small profit it better than a big loss" - Ron Rash

"A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honor." - Proverbs

"Thoughts need words. Words need a voice." - Sharon M. Draper

"... America has amnesia. ... Certainly, there is a passion for memory loss in American thought. ... Americans may be the world champion forgetters." - Paula Gunn Allen

"There will be but few people who, when at a loss for topics of conversation, will not reveal the more secret affairs of their friends." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"No performance is worth loss of geniality. 'Tis a cruel price we pay for certain fancy goods called fine arts and philosophy." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Thank you for calling the Weight Loss Hotline. If you'd like to lose a half pound right now, press 1 eighteen thousand times." - Randy Glasbergen

"What stays with me most is a general sense of loss, unease, and longing for the past that cannot be relieved." - Lisa See

"Dictatorships sometimes fall unexpectedly and quickly. And [Vladimir] Putin knows that for him, the loss of power doesn't mean a comfortable retirement, but something completely different." - Garry Kasparov

"Each loss has its compensation There is healing for every pain, But the bird with a broken pinion Never soars so high again." - Hezekiah Butterworth

"Businessmen are notable for a peculiarly stalwart character, which enables them to enjoy without loss of self-reliance the benefits of tariffs, franchises, and even outright government subsidies." - Herbert J. Muller

"Who will excuse us before God for the loss of such a great number of people, who could be saved by the slight assistance we could give them?" - Vincent de Paul

"The price we pay for our advance in civilization is a loss of happiness through the heightening of the sense of guilt." - Sigmund Freud

"The codfish is a staple food For which I'm seldom in the mood. This fish is such an utter loss That people eat it with egg sauce." - Ogden Nash

"What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life" - Srully Blotnick

"Photographs are the results of a diminution of solar energy, and the camera is an entropic machine for recording gradual loss of light." - Robert Smithson

"The abuse of political power is not as important as the loss of lives. Plus there is a process for curing the abuse of institutions." - Babatunde Fashola

"If you're going to solve a weight-loss problem - or smoking problem for that matter - you must address both the psychological and physiological." - Tony Robbins

"The loss of my parents was definitely the hardest thing I've had to endure. I just felt really dead inside for a long time." - Jonathan Bennett

"If I'm not touring I'd just be at home, just driving - I'm kind of at a loss for how that stuff works." - Courtney Barnett

"Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse." - Chilo

"Guilt is ever at a loss, and confusion waits upon it; when innocence and bold truth are always ready for expression." - William Congreve

"It is stupid to grieve for the loss of a girl friend: you might never have met her, so you can do without her." - Cesare Pavese

"For me, having the opportunity to go to college was very important. To miss out on an education is a loss." - Tyler Hamilton

"We've developed a very complex filing system for existence. We see things in terms of good or bad. We feel happiness, joy, pain, loss, guilt and remorse." - Frederick Lenz

"There's a loss of faith in the banking system that for so long has been the backbone of prosperity and growth." - Lucy Powell

"The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters." - May Sarton

"The alternative to peace is war, which will expose everyone to mass casualties, misery and a loss of perspective for many years to come." - Boris Trajkovski

"I want a schedule-keeping, waking-up-early, wallet-carrying, picture-hanging man. I don't care if he takes prescription drugs for cholesterol or hair loss." - Mindy Kaling

"You don't have to fear this amorphous thing called grief or loss or anger or jealousy. You define it for yourself in the intimacy of your own experience for exactly what it is, and then it comes. In other words, by experiencing your emotions somatically, there is no boogie man to scare you." - Gary Zukav



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