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"The only paradise is paradise lost." - Marcel Proust

"I would say my theme has always been paradise lost, always the lost cause, the lost leader, the lost utopia." - Marguerite Young

"All play aspires to the condition of paradise...through play in all its forms...we hope to achieve a state that our larger Greco-Roman, Judeo- Christian culture has always known was lost. Where it exists, we do not know, although we always have envisioned it as a garden...always as removed, as an enclosed green place...Paradise is an ancient dream...It is a dream of ourselves as better than we are, back to what we were." - A Bartlett Giamatti

"Having mourned your sin, for outward Eden lost, find paradise within." - John Dryden

"I have never regretted Paradise Lost since I discovered that it contained no eggs-and-bacon." - Dorothy L Sayers

"A good deal of Paradise Lost strikes one as being almost as mechanical as bricklaying." - F. R. Leavis

"Travel is seeking the lost paradise. It is the supreme illusion of love." - Anais Nin

"The very nature of paradise is that it will be lost." - Melissa Coleman

"Any love is a home-sickness, a longing for a lost paradise." - Jean Klein

"The ocean seemed like a sea of Eden. But now we are facing paradise lost." - Sylvia Earle

"What is there in 'Paradise Lost' to elevate and astonish like Herschel or Somerville?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"..."better to have loved and lost" bullshit. Don't show me paradise and then burn it down." - Harlan Coben

"Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again." - Samuel Johnson

"A man searching for paradise lost can seem a fool to those who never sought the other world." - Jim Morrison

"Money lost-nothing lost, Health lost-little lost, Spirit lost-everything lost." - Igor Sikorsky

"I know paradise has many gates, just as hell does. One has to learn to distinguish between them, or one is lost." - Henning Mankell

"Scientific truth is marvellous, but moral truth is divine; and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise." - Horace Mann

"Almost all serious stories in the world are stories of failure with a death in it. But there is more lost paradise in them than defeat." - Orson Welles

"'Paradise Lost' is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is." - John Milton

"Lost Angel of a ruined Paradise! She knew not 'twas her own; as with no stain She faded, like a cloud which had outwept its rain." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Paradise Lost' is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is." - Samuel Johnson

"Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built on the ruins of the bowers of paradise." - Thomas Paine

"Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves?" - Julio Cortazar

"Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise." - Horace Mann

"I'm not really one for fancy, big words and poetry, and the scriptwriters worked very hard on 'Paradise Lost' to translate it." - Callan Mcauliffe

"When I read 'Paradise Lost,' or 'Richard III,' it is clear that Milton and Shakespeare took real pleasure and satisfaction from creating these epitomes of evil." - Marilynne Robinson

"I'm a 'Lost' guy, I love 'Lost." - Zachary Levi

"Isn't the first story told in the West about the Fall? Adam and Eve were immigrants too from somewhere, a lost Eden, a paradise lost. We all now are so mobile, so nomadic ." - Andrew Lam

"Paradise is for those who make paradise." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The longing for paradise is paradise itself." - Khalil Gibran

"Rats in paradise! Rats in paradise!" - Nick Cave

"I lost my confidence." - Pat Summitt

"Man has been driven out of the paradise in which he could trust his instincts." - Konrad Lorenz

"Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Conformity, humility, acceptance with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise." - Robert M. Lindner

"Let's build Paradise again." - Sebastiao Salgado

"Cheeseburger in paradise!" - Jimmy Buffett

"Like Adam, we have all lost Paradise; and yet we carry Paradise around inside of us in the form of a longing for, almost a memory of, a blessedness that is no more, or the dream of a blessedness that may someday be again." - Frederick Buechner

"God created man for fellowship... The fall of man ruined that and Paradise that is, the garden of Eden was lost, but on the new earth paradise will be regained and God will again fellowship with mankind in a unique sense." - Paul P. Enns

"God created man for fellowship... The fall of man ruined that and Paradise-that is, the garden of Eden-was lost, but on the new earth paradise will be regained and God will again fellowship with mankind in a unique sense." - Paul Enns

"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost." - Billy Graham

"O fairest of creation, last and best Of all God's works, creature in whom excelled Whatever can to sight or thought be formed, Holy, divine, good, amiable, or sweet! How art thou lost, how on a sudden lost, Defaced, deflow'red, and now to death devote? Paradise Lost" - John Milton

"Rooted in the mythology of all primitive races is the belief in a land of peace and happiness, a sort of earthly paradise, once possessed by man, but now lost, and only to be attained again by the virtuous." - H. A. Guerber

"To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost] is to give one's vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography." - C S Lewis

"Formerly Milton's Paradise Lost had been my chief favourite, and in my excursions during the voyage of the Beagle, when I could take only a single small volume, I always chose Milton." - Charles Darwin

"John Milton famously claimed, "Fame is the spur" for the poet, and indeed when we consider the six years he spent writing Paradise Lost, and the additional years revising it, from 1664 to 1674, we may allow that spur." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"The want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is." - Samuel Johnson

"Because the great thing about fairy tales and folk tales is that there is no authentic text. It's not like the text of Paradise Lost or James Joyce's Ulysses, and you have to adhere to that exact text." - Philip Pullman

"What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support, That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence, And justify the ways of God to men. 1 Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 22." - John Milton

"Cheese for dessert is rather like Paradise Lost in that everyone thinks he ought to like it, but still you don't notice too many people actually curling up with it." - Peg Bracken

"It is commonly asserted and accepted that Paradise Lost is among the two or three greatest English poems; it may justly be taken as the type of supreme poetic achievement in our literature." - John Drinkwater

"The glory of the disposition that stops to consider stimuli rather than rushing to engage with them is its long association with intellectual and artistic achievement. Neither E=mc2 nor Paradise Lost was dashed off by a party animal." - Susan Cain

"I'd read 'Paradise Lost' as an undergrad at university but remembered little about it. No, not true: I remembered few details, but carried with me with the persuasive arguments and pitiable dilemma of its arguable protagonist, Satan." - Andrew Pyper

"God isn't the son of Memory; He's the son of Immediate Experience. You can't worship a spirit in spirit, unless you do it now. Wallowing in the past may be good literature. As wisdom, it's hopeless. Time Regained is Paradise Lost, and Time Lost is Paradise Regained. Let the dead bury their dead. If you want to live at every moment as it presents itself, you've got to die to every other moment." - Aldous Huxley

"He was lost out there. He was the lost Mohegan." - Mickey Rivers

"War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost." - Gertrude Stein

"Life's bloomy flush was lost." - George Crabbe

"The lost glove is happy." - Vladimir Nabokov

"He who hesitates is lost" - Daniel Handler

"Porches are America's lost rooms." - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

"She seems sort of lost.' I thought, Lost how? How am I lost? Suddenly I felt lost." - Melissa Bank

"Not lost, but gone before." - Matthew Henry

"No wonder you guys lost." - Ann Coulter

"Sarcasm is lost in print." - Jon Cryer

"Comedy has lost its eloquence." - Robert Klein

"I myself lost five children." - Queen Fabiola Of Belgium

"He who integrates is lost." - Theodor Adorno

"He who hesitates is lost." - Proverbs

"First I lost weight, then I lost my voice, and now I've lost Onassis." - Maria Callas

"Where there is the tree of knowledge, there is always Paradise: so say the most ancient and most modern serpents." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"This is the time. This is the place. This is the vastness. Right here is paradise. Always. Always." - Byron Katie

"Hold on to the center and make up your mind to rejoice in this paradise called life." - Laozi

"Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise." - Henry Mitchell

"What is paradise, but, a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure and nothing there but delights." - William Lawson

"Thought would destroy their paradise." - Thomas Gray

"A good conscience is paradise." - Jacobus Arminius

"Traveling is a fool's paradise." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Paradise is Where I Am." - Voltaire

"Travel is a fools paradise." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Thou Paradise of exiles, Italy!" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"America, the paradise of lawyers." - Joseph H. Choate

"Paradise is where I am" - Voltaire

"Your library is your paradise." - Desiderius Erasmus

"The imperfect is our paradise." - Wallace Stevens

"Well, I've lost my wife. I've lost my job. I've lost 20 MINUTES OF MY LIFE! Damn the decaf." - Dave Foley

"There's no love lost between us." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Everything I loved became everything I've lost." - Oliver Sykes

"A battle avoided cannot be lost." - Sun Tzu

"We're not lost. We're locationally challenged" - John M Ford

"Having no destination, I am never lost." - Ikkyu

"Not all who wander are lost" - Ann Brashares

"Some things were better lost than found." - Stephen King

"Follow your heart. Just don't get lost." - Ilsa J. Bick

"In midair, dangling lost above the world." - Sarah Dessen

"All that is not given is lost." - Rabindranath Tagore

"In excess altercation, truth is lost." - Publilius Syrus

"Through indecision opportunity is often lost." - Publilius Syrus

"If I think, everything is lost." - Paul Cezanne

"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost." - Pina Bausch

"Anyone who's lived has lost somebody." - David Baldacci

"Whoever tries to imitate me is lost," - Sergei Parajanov

"Lost time can never be found again" - Benjamin Franklin

"You know me, I love lost causes." - Mort Sahl

"Maybe we're born lost, born to persevere" - Gordon Downie

"It's okay to be lost in college." - Robert Greene

"Democrats have simply lost the country." - Steve Inskeep

"You really don't want to get lost." - Stephen R. Lawhead

"Continents of memory had been lost." - Alan Lightman

"I haven't lost my head yet." - Andrew Cuomo

"I've lost my faith in science." - Bette Davis

"I've lost audiences, I've recovered them." - Carlos Fuentes

"Most games are lost, not won." - Casey Stengel

"What is left when honor is lost?" - Publilius Syrus

"The opportunity is often lost by deliberating." - Publilius Syrus

"The woman that deliberates is lost." - Joseph Addison

"Religions get lost as people do." - Franz Kafka

"A child miseducated is a child lost." - John F Kennedy

"Most ball games are lost, not won." - Casey Stengel

"Though lovers be lost love shall not." - Dylan Thomas

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J R R Tolkien

"I've quoted Lost in America several times." - Robin Tunney

"Remember that lost time does not return." - Thomas A Kempis

"The left has lost the common touch." - Christopher Lasch

"When I was young I lost everything." - Elie Wiesel

"I had lost faith in biography." - A N Wilson

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin

"Learning without thought is labour lost." - Confucius

"Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other." - Jean Baudrillard

"Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever." - Henry Van Dyke

"A person who has not completely lost the memory of paradise, even though it is a faint one, will suffer endlessly. He will feel the call of the essential world, will hear the voice that comes from so far away that one cannot find out where it comes from, a voice that cannot guide him." - Eugene Ionesco

"At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise... that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd." - Albert Camus

"Human excellence, parted from God, is like a fable flower, which, according to Rabbis, Eve plucked when passing out of paradise - severed from its native root, it is only the touching memorial of a lost Eden; sad, while charming - beautiful, but dead." - Charles Stanford

"How rare were the tears of a dragon. We once lived in paradise and because of the corruption of an angel disgused as a dragon, all the world was cast into darkness. Now, as humans, we shed many tears-for what was lost, for what might of been, and for the end of friendships. Goodbye my true friends." - Bryan Davis

"The Revolutionary's Utopia, which in appearance represents a complete break with the past, is always modeled on some image of the Lost Paradise, of a legendary Golden Age... All utopias are fed from the source of mythology; the social engineers' blueprints are merely revised editions of the ancient text." - Arthur Koestler

"Feathers! spluttered Sargatanas. Feathers are for the birds, my boy. Flaking, peeling, scale-ridden wings, now that's what real beings wear. I'll tell you a secret. He said, and drew me closer. The eternal pain at having known Paradise and lost it is priceless. I wouldn't swap it for anything." - George Pendle

"I don't believe any of you have ever read Paradise Lost, and you don't want to. That's something that you just want to take on trust. It's a classic ... something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." - Mark Twain

"At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman, and these hills, the softness of the sky, the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them, henceforth more remote than a lost paradise . . . that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd." - Albert Camus

"You gave me back the paradise That I thought I lost for good You helped me find the reasons why It took me by surprise that you understood You knew all along What I never wanted to say Until I learned to love myself I was never ever lovin' anybody else." - Madonna Ciccone

"There is only one sin and it is: weakness. When I was a boy, I read Milton's Paradise Lost. The only good man I had any respect for was Satan. The only saint is that person who never weakens, faces everything, and determines die game." - Swami Vivekananda

"All three of my books, "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora," "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres," and "Birds of Paradise Lost," are immigrant narratives - their dreams, their traumas, their struggles - and I write them with the confidence that these stories, written from the heart, will belong, in time, to America." - Andrew Lam

"When he wakes, the dreamy-hearted, He will know not whence he came, And the light from which he parted Be the seraph's sword of flame, And behind it hosts supernal Guarding the lost paradise, And the tree of life eternal From the weeping human eyes." - George William Russell

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.... Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise." - Thomas Paine

"The garden is the realm of pure beauty from which man is expelled when he becomes interested in ethics, in the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The return into paradise, the homecoming, depends on him penetrating the veils of morality to glimpse again the lineaments of lost beauty." - John Carroll

"See the wretch that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again: The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise." - Thomas Gray

"I cannot believe in a paradise Glorious, undefiled, For gates all scrolled and streets of gold Are tales for a dreaming child. I am too lost for shame That it moves me unto mirth, But I can vision a Hell of flame For I have lived on earth." - Robert E Howard

"The journey to true happiness and to happiness now is not a journey of physical distance or time; it is one of personal "self-recovery," where we remember and reconnect consciously to an inner potential for joy-a paradise lost-waiting to be found." - Robert Holden

"The garden [of Eden] is the realm of pure beauty from which man is expelled when he becomes interested in ethics, in the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The return into paradise, the homecoming, depends on him penetrating the veils of morality to glimpse again the lineaments of lost beauty." - John Carroll

"You will most appreciate 'Freddy and Fredericka' if you are familiar with the story of the Fall, the Good Hermit, 'Tom Jones,' 'Huckleberry Finn,' 'Paradise Lost,' 'Henry V,' and 'My Cousin Vinny.' That doesn't mean that you can't enjoy or understand it on an emotional level, free of all allusion, which is the test of any book of fiction." - Mark Helprin

"It is quite clear to me that the religious paradise of youth, which [I] lost, was a first attempt to free myself from the chains of the 'merely personal,' from an existence which is dominated by wishes, hopes, and primitive feelings." - Albert Einstein

"I don't despise 'Don Quixote,' but it is a book I don't... get. I'll have to come back it. Maybe there'll be a gateway story that opens it up for me; that happened for me with 'Paradise Lost' and the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy." - Helen Oyeyemi



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