Top 944 Losing Quotes

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“I don’t think that when Zionism began there was a claim that we were losing – even in part – our capacity to contribute to other peoples.”

― A. B. Yehoshua

“Having a dream, living that dream, losing that dream, dreaming again and then having that dream come true again is one of the greatest feelings ever because I’m stronger.”

― Aaron Carter

“I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Voting for Romney after the train wreck of that was the eight years of W. Bush is like losing your pay check playing a rigged game of three-card monte and then playing the same game again a week later ’cause the cards are a different color.”

― Adam McKay

“The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.”

― Adam Smith

“It’s hard not to take it personally when being wait-listed, passed over for a promotion, or losing a client to a competitor. But while feeling aggrieved may be an understandable reaction, it’s not productive – it’s not a good use of the experience.”

― Adena Friedman

“I think people are rapidly losing confidence in the political class, and I don’t blame them.”

― Adnan Pachachi

“I think losing out on jobs and, you know, being judged on your appearance… I definitely grew a second skin and got used to it, but more so now, I’ve realised it definitely contributed to a lot of things I feel about myself.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you’re losing because when you’re a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you’re a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.”

― Al Lopez

“When I was losing, they called me nuts. When I was winning they called me eccentric.”

― Al McGuire

“There will always be nations. The United States will last a long, long time, I believe. France and Germany and Japan, China, other nations, they’re going to exist. But they’re losing their significance and ability to deal with certain matters.”

― Alan Cranston

“Nobody who has even kicked a ball in the street likes losing.”

― Alan Oliveira

“I’m certainly driven, I hate losing, I can be ruthless and short-tempered and terribly competitive.”

― Alastair Campbell

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”

― Aldous Huxley

“I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.”

― Aldous Huxley

“In late elementary school, early high school, I started losing my hair in chunks in the shower. It was one of the scariest things. It got to the point where it was visibly gone.”

― Alessia Cara

“Losing my grandmother was one of the hardest things I ever had to go through.”

― Alex Borstein

“Heath Ledger was supposed to put our album on what would have been a new record label. I still feel a little dead after losing him.”

― Alex Ebert

“I don’t like losing but I’ve mellowed. I maybe have a short fuse but it goes away quicker now.”

― Alex Ferguson

“Winning and losing isn’t everything; sometimes, the journey is just as important as the outcome.”

― Alex Morgan

“Losing my anonymity in this world I think is something that I find terrifying.”

― Alex O’Loughlin

“Losing is not fun.”

― Alex Smith

“I don’t gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn’t give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.”

― Alex Trebek

“Blake & Murphy didn’t seem to appreciate who I was and what I was doing for them. After losing the NXT Tag Team Championship, they went on a long losing streak. They needed me yet just used me as an accessory.”

― Alexa Bliss

“Investing in renter’s insurance is hugely worthwhile. It protects you from a whole load of financial pitfalls around your home. Your home should be the center of your sense of security – not the cause of you losing financial security.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“Losing your job is terrifying, but being prepared makes it so much easier.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“Paul Lisicky, in his new memoir, ‘The Narrow Door,’ describes losing his old friend, the novelist Denise Gess, and his husband, the acclaimed poet and memoirist Mark Doty, within a year of each other: Gess to cancer, at the age of 57, and Doty to another man.”

― Alexander Chee

“One of the things I find really hard and view as a massive drag… is that I’m losing my ability to be completely anonymous.”

― Alexander Karp

“One of the most destructive things that’s happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together – which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“I’m pretty body-confident after losing weight for ‘Thrones.’”

― Alfie Allen

“You can live your life being scared of losing someone, and at the end of the day, if he is going to leave you, he’ll leave you, and that’s it.”

― Ali Hewson

“Losing hurts, it always hurts, and it should hurt.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“The higher up the rugby ladder you go, the differences between winning and losing games get smaller and smaller.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“From the moment my dad died, from the moment I found out there was the possibility of his dying, there were many surprises – years after, minutes after. The moments I was okay were as surprising as the ones that I wasn’t. Making it through the eulogy without losing it. And then the guilt I felt about it. Surprise!”

― Alysia Reiner

“My fear is that we are losing sight of how much we depend on the EPA to protect not just our environment but the people who live in it.”

― Amber Valletta

“I thought that losing weight by following a strict diet will make me more flexible and feel more confident about my body. I have become so used to the routine now and have fallen in love with my body that I would want to follow it forever.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“I worry that by losing my temper so much and being so harsh and yelling so much that, by example, I will have taught my daughters to be that way, and I’m now constantly telling them not to do that.”

― Amy Chua

“It’s understood in Minnesota that we’re going to start losing businesses if we can’t find more workers.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Since losing my legs, I’ve found out that I am able to help other people by sharing how I’ve overcome my obstacles.”

― Amy Purdy

“Losing yourself in the character opens you up in a way that no amount of precise preparation can.”

― Ana Gasteyer

“I used to always want to play the perfect match, and this meant not losing a point. The realisation came around the time I was 19 years old, in the French Open final in 2007. This was a key period in my career. I was told I was going for too many winners, which was affecting my game.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.”

― Anais Nin

“Putin needs strong moves to keep the country as one. There is some criticism that he is centralizing power, but in Russia, if you don’t centralize power, you have the risk of losing the country.”

― Anatoly Karpov

“Losing his wealth, his home, the life he had built, killed my father. He didn’t die right away; it took four decades of exile to finish him off.”

― Andre Aciman

“There’s no point in playing well and losing.”

― Andre Schurrle

“It’s not easy to adapt to losing a lot.”

― Andre Schurrle

“I don’t want technology to take me so far that I don’t have to use my brain anymore. It’s like GPS taking over and losing your internal compass. It’s always got to be tactile, still organic.”

― Andrew Bird

“I get stopped by people on the Upper West Side of Manhattan – actors, directors, people that I revere – who are closet conservatives who feel the same way but can’t speak out. And they think I am fighting for them so they can come out of the closet eventually and express themselves without worrying about losing their jobs.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“That’s all I want, to keep losing myself.”

― Andrew Garfield

“If I can keep losing myself – and finding parts of myself – in other people’s writing and direction, then that’s all I can really ask for. That’s all I want, to keep losing myself.”

― Andrew Garfield

“We should not make the mistake of equating the E.U. with Europe. Outside the E.U., we wouldn’t cease to be Europeans. But, an exit would definitely risk losing those opportunities for our children while growing no similar opportunities elsewhere.”

― Andrew Lansley

“Elon Musk is worried about AI apocalypse, but I am worried about people losing their jobs. The society will have to adapt to a situation where people learn throughout their lives depending on the skills needed in the marketplace.”

― Andrew Ng

“As an actor, particularly in theatre, you’re trying to get jobs on TV; but you’re also losing jobs in theatre to people who are on television.”

― Andrew Rannells

“From losing my mom, I’ll never be okay; I’ll never be put together again.”

― Andy Grammer

“I hate losing.”

― Andy Murray

“I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation.”

― Andy Murray

“I am hoping the four new players can bring in some energy and fresh enthusiasm because they do not have the baggage that comes from being part of a losing side.”

― Andy Pick

“Losing one final, that happens, but when it happens three times in a row, that is something else entirely.”

― Angel Di Maria

“You learn to accept losing someone, but you never get over it.”

― Anita Dobson

“I’ve held my silence when I probably shouldn’t have. But I was in the minority, a woman writing SF, and I was afraid of career backlash. I was afraid of being excluded or losing opportunities if I didn’t play nice.”

― Ann Aguirre

“As someone who has lived the nightmare of losing a child, I know that the enormous hole left behind remains forever.”

― Ann Hood

“Just because your body is losing inches doesn’t mean you’re losing weight or vice versa. It’s not about the weight: it’s about building lean muscle, which is going to increase your metabolism and then allow you to lose weight quicker.”

― Anna Kaiser

“If we lose bees, we may be looking at losing apples and oranges. We may be looking at losing a great deal of other crops, as well, and other animals that depend on those crops.”

― Annalee Newitz

“We’re losing jobs in our manufacturing base, and those families that are going to be out of work over the holidays, that is a very sad thing. That is more governmental dependency. That is a reduced tax revenue for the state and for the federal government.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“I’ve never liked losing, ever since I was a boy in Macon, my hometown. I couldn’t watch other teams lifting trophies.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“The only thing wealth does for some people is to make them worry about losing it.”

― Antoine Rivarol

“Winning and losing, that’s never been my objective. It’s my hope that in the fullness of time, the majority of the court will come to see things as I do.”

― Antonin Scalia

“I think I had more freedom when I began making films. I did not know what could not be done. I was naive. I did what I wanted to. As you gain awareness, you start losing freedom.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“The most difficult problem about coaching at Notre Dame is losing early.”

― Ara Parseghian

“Falling out of love is like losing weight. It’s a lot easier putting it on than taking it off.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I think the hardest thing is losing weight. That’s the hardest thing more than anything else.”

― Aretha Franklin

“No one could save me from the grief of losing my child or losing my first marriage. I had to do that on my own.”

― Ariel Levy

“Peace should provide security. It should be durable. I’m ready to go far in making painful concessions. But there is one thing I will never make any concessions on and that’s the security of the Israeli citizens and the very existence of the state of Israel. The Palestinians are losing time.”

― Ariel Sharon

“I remember my mom saying that after you have a baby you get really thin. So you gain all that weight and then you just lose it and keep losing it.”

― Arizona Muse

“Losing drives me mad. It hurts.”

― Arjen Robben

“I am so broad and big-structured that even two kilos on me can look like gaining 10 kilos, and losing two kilos can also look like shedding 10 kilos.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“I wanted to tell my story because I believe that if I can inspire or motivate even 10 or 15 people to start losing weight, it’s a very big achievement. If I’ve managed to do it, anybody can.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“I can’t be casual about losing. I always think I have a chance to win until winning is absolutely impossible.”

― Arnold Palmer

“Nobody feels any worse than I do about losing.”

― Art Rooney

“You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.”

― Arthur Ashe

“You talk about the values that you have whether they’re in favor or not in favor. That’s how you lead. The reality is, we’re losing more and more elections.”

― Artur Davis

“I have everything in my house organized to an unnecessary T, and I love it! The only downside: I have no excuses for losing my to-do lists.”

― Ashley Rickards

“I think what’s at risk is kids losing touch with being a kid. Being a kid is being defined differently than it was when you didn’t have all this stuff you could put in front of your face.”

― Ashton Eaton

“There are times in my 30 years in the theater that I have come perilously close to losing faith in the one form of action I have in this life.”

― Athol Fugard

“This is the best thing that could’ve happened for the 2011 season – Bolt losing like this and having to go away.”

― Ato Boldon

“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“The danger is we’re losing sight of what women really want to wear.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“Nobody likes a child to die or losing an election.”

― Barbara Bush

“After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.”

― Barbara Cartland

“The psychological trauma of losing a job can be as great as the trauma of a divorce.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“That’s why I don’t live in L.A. First of all, I don’t have the money. But second, I want to stay grounded, to be surrounded by real people, to have my head on my shoulders instead of losing track of reality.”

― Barry Keoghan

“After everything I’ve been through – the foster care, the losing my parents and stuff like that, I was never one to kind of go, ‘I’m gonna just not try.’ I used it all as ammunition.”

― Barry Keoghan

“I have this view that losing weight is easy, keeping it off is hard because keeping it off is the discipline.”

― Barry O’Farrell

“I didn’t leave TV for films; I left it due to health issues. I wasn’t keeping well, and I was losing weight due to the long working hours.”

― Barun Sobti

“When I saw Daniel Bryan win the world title, that was the most incredible atmosphere, especially after Undertaker just losing his streak, which was such an awkward and weird feeling in the building. To feel the feeling of the fans once Daniel Bryan wins his title – it was… I can’t even explain it.”

― Bayley

“Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. Blood doesn’t run in races! Come on!”

― Beah Richards

“The fun never goes out, but it changes with the years, with winning and losing.”

― Bear Bryant

“To succeed at selling a losing product, you must develop seriously superior sales techniques. In addition, you have to be massively competitive and incredibly hungry to survive in that environment.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Winning, to me, is relief; losing is like dying. It’s gut-wrenching.”

― Ben Howland

“Fiction becomes a place where I face certain fears such as losing language or losing my children.”

― Ben Marcus

“Sometimes when you start losing detail, whether it’s in music or in life, something as small as failing to be polite, you start to lose substance.”

― Benny Goodman

“You can’t win for losing. Either you fulfill their stereotype of being a radical 60’s person or you’ve sold out. In fact, of course, millions of people who were active in the 60’s are doing work on issues that try to reflect their values.”

― Bernadine Dohrn

“There are far more important things in life than making a putt or missing a putt or winning a championship or losing a championship.”

― Bernhard Langer

“At a time when the Post Office is losing substantial revenue from the instantaneous flow of information by email and on the Internet, slowing mail service is a recipe for disaster.”

― Bernie Sanders

“We cannot sacrifice our humanity in the name of security – or we risk losing both.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“I have improved my pace without losing on the swing. That is something I am really happy about.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“After you ride a roller coaster that’s been going up for a year and a half, and you reach the pinnacle and then dive straight down with no gradual decline, it’s a little disorienting. I didn’t know how to take losing.”

― Bill Goldberg

“We know Roger Ebert loved the ‘Sun-Times’ and his career as a newspaper columnist. But ironically, it was his illness and losing his voice that caused him to explore another venue.”

― Bill Kurtis

“I think, when I’m 73, I’m going to be getting softer, writing Hallmark cards, losing my teeth.”

― Bill Pullman

“Never change a winning game; always change a losing one.”

― Bill Tilden

“Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.”

― Billie Jean King

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

― Billie Jean King

“There’s always times when, the organization, we’re losing 90 games at a time, and it always feels like we’re developing players. But you just continue to grind and continue to do your job.”

― Billy Butler

“I didn’t grow up with my mother, and so losing her for real was like, some sort of latent childhood, some sort of unresolved issue. When she left for real, it was sort of like, I was done.”

― Billy Corgan

“After losing Dad, there was the idea that none of us have forever. It really affects you. It makes you want to live each day as if it’s your last.”

― Bindi Irwin

“Every time you lose an animal, it’s like losing a brick from the house. Pretty soon the house just falls down, you know?”

― Bindi Irwin

“If you’re afraid of losing, then you daren’t win.”

― Bjorn Borg

“We can’t have the mindset of becoming complacent with losing.”

― Blake Griffin

“Republicans need to stop complaining about blacks voting over 90% for Democrats. If they’re not willing to compete in those neighborhoods, they will keep losing those voters.”

― Bob Beckel

“The second-worst thing in the world is betting on a golf game and losing. The worst is not betting at all.”

― Bobby Riggs

“We should tell our kids to just have fun, participate and not get bent on winning or losing. But every coach, when they say that, they say it tongue in cheek, ‘Don’t worry about winning’: If you win I’ll get you ice cream, but if you lose I’m going to pout in the car.”

― Bode Miller

“I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play.”

― Boris Becker

“Part of me looks at the gay movement now and worries that we’re losing our individuality.”

― Boy George

“In comedy, when you bomb, especially at The Comedy Store in front of a sold-out house? I think it would have been way worse if I bombed there than losing a UFC fight.”

― Brendan Schaub

“Sometimes entrepreneurs, successful people, need to put their blinders back on. They’re losing their day to distraction, to faulty obligations.”

― Brendon Burchard

“Sin and forgiveness and falling and getting back up and losing the pearl of great price in the couch cushions but then finding it again, and again, and again? Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that’s really worth following in this world or the one that’s coming.”

― Brennan Manning

“’Democratic socialism’ is awful as a slogan and catastrophic as a policy. And ‘social democracy’ – a term that better fits the belief of more ordinary liberals who want, say, Medicare for all – is a politically dying force. Democrats who aren’t yet sick of all their losing should feel free to embrace them both.”

― Bret Stephens

“I’m anxious about losing anonymity.”

― Brooke Smith

“I’m not a big fan of losing.”

― Brooks Koepka

“My son is in a band, and he’s a singer, and his vocals… they’re screaming-growling stuff… and he’s got a pretty reasonable voice. Yet he practices really hard to get the screaming-growling thing without losing that voice every five minutes. So I’m, like, ‘Hats off to you.’”

― Bruce Dickinson

“I’m always in search of something, in search of losing myself to the music.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“You learn after losing quite a bit, year after year, that you have to continue to work hard, stay tough, and endure to the end before it’s going to work out.”

― Burgess Owens

“Endurance in ministry is rooted in the eternal perspective. The absence of an eternal perspective makes you vulnerable to losing heart.”

― C. J. Mahaney

“A person that says, ‘Losing is not difficult,’ I don’t even want to be around that person. And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life.”

― Cam Newton

“I definitely have curves. I don’t intend on losing them.”

― Camilla Luddington

“There’s something unnatural about losing a sibling when they’re young.”

― Carlene Carter

“Every single time you make a merger, somebody is losing his identity. And saying something different is just rubbish.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“What I worry about is not just Nissan, but Japanese manufacturers losing motivation to maintain production in Japan. The high yen is definitely a headwind.”

― Carlos Ghosn

“Losing an election is very difficult. I’ve lost an election myself, and it was very difficult.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“When I was young and didn’t have money, I liked gambling because winning and losing was fun for the rush of it.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I realised that I had always been writing things that other people wanted me to write and not what I really wanted to write, so I felt like I was losing my way.”

― Carlos Ruiz Zafon

“It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it’s too bad that we don’t have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team’s lawyers.”

― Carol Burnett

“I never regretted turning down anything, I never regretted losing a job because I always felt something else was out there.”

― Carol Burnett

“I love winning. I don’t like losing.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“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

“I’m a competitive son of a gun. I don’t like losing. I want to be the best out there. I want to lead the troops. I want to kind of take the bull by the horns and be in control.”

― Carson Wentz

“It doesn’t matter if you’re winning or losing. You’ve got to be the same guy; you’ve got to prepare the same.”

― Carson Wentz

“I hate losing, and I’m gonna do whatever it takes to be the best at whatever it is I’m doing.”

― Carson Wentz

“Trump is more performance artist than zealot. But he’s finding enemies everywhere, whether they are judges of Mexican ancestry, parents of those killed in war, the current president, or children of immigrants. Whether or not he has a sense of decency, he is in grave danger of losing it.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Individual investors beware: If you’re constantly worried about a crash, you’re probably making some big mistakes – and losing a lot of money in the process.”

― Cass Sunstein

“I’ve done what I could as far as getting physically healthy after my knee injury, and I’ve done what I could to get mentally healthy after losing my husband.”

― Cat Zingano

“Startups should be – if you graph their financial performance, it should be what’s called a J curve. You start out at zero. you’re not making any money; you’re not losing any money.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose.”

― Charles Bukowski

“Christianity has always seemed to fight a losing battle against race.”

― Charles Hamilton Houston

“The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“As most who have engaged in competitive sports know, there’s nothing to match the amplitude of emotion brought by losing.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“We are in grave danger of losing forever not just millions of years of evolution on earth, but the eons of change that have produced man and his natural environment.”

― Charles Lindbergh

“Losing a family member is extremely difficult for anyone to take. But the normal reaction is to want to get back to your work as soon as you can.”

― Charlie Adam

“I think of John McCain as a conservative, but he is clearly not the same kind of ‘conservative’ as, say, Rand Paul. The word is close to losing almost all meaning.”

― Charlie Sykes

“Our businesses can’t create jobs when they’re losing revenue, and the unemployed can’t apply for jobs when they can’t pay their phone bill.”

― Chellie Pingree

“For many women, becoming a widow does not just mean the heartache of losing a husband, but often losing everything else as well.”

― Cherie Blair

“’Meek’s Cutoff’ by Kelly Reichardt – it’s beautifully shot. It’s a complex story. The filmmaker gave a very patient and feminine touch to a story that takes place during a period of history that’s very masculine, without losing any of the unforgiving harshness of the reality where the characters found themselves in.”

― Chloe Zhao

“Girls are losing their virginity at 15, 16. I’m not promoting that. But my songs are talking… about me becoming a man.”

― Chris Brown

“Losing hurts me. I was determined to be the best.”

― Chris Evert

“Losing hurts me.”

― Chris Evert

“I think what I have learned is you can’t avoid losing. You’re going to strike out a million times. The whole point is not to dodge losing – it’s to learn how to lose well.”

― Chris Gethard

“When you’re not good, and you are losing, and a team puts 50 on you, you gotta figure something out.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“There’s definitely still a lot of hurt from losing my guys or the fact that I got out and I felt like it wasn’t my time yet.”

― Chris Kyle

“I don’t know if people understand – losing is tough.”

― Chris Mullin

“The authentic experience, where is that? Living the moment. That is something that we’re losing.”

― Chris Pine

“To say that losing your pancreas is a sad thing is not an overstatement. They had to take my pancreas away, my duodenum, and it’s damaged for ever.”

― Chris Rea

“The day after Donald Trump was elected, Chinese business leaders, including the heads of Baidu, stood up and gave a speech saying, ‘Come to China and build your company now.’ The cognitive dissonance of that was amazing for some of us to think we might be losing our leadership role in building companies.”

― Chris Sacca

“As far as success goes, I’ve never really got too excited about losing or winning.”

― Chrissie Hynde

“Everything around me inspires and influences me. Mainly love – falling in it, losing it, loving it and hating it.”

― Christina Perri

“Bambi has a profound effect on children because it’s about losing your mother.”

― Christine Baranski

“I’m terrified of losing my voice.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Film composers are the most prolific music makers on this planet, and most of us are, like, losing our minds if we’re doing five or more movies in a year.”

― Christopher Young

“Twitter-lutionaries are good at toppling regimes, but in the Mideast and North Africa, they’re losing out to the Islamists, who’ve built protest movements the old-fashioned way. And in Moscow, the Mink revolutionaries, who are united by Live-Journal but not much else, were easy for Putin to outmaneuver.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Losing my father at a tender age was extremely important in being able to accept what happened to me later when I became a quadriplegic.”

― Chuck Close

“As far as losing fights, that’s part of the sport.”

― Chuck Liddell

“Losing has nothing to do with geography.”

― Chuck Noll

“We may like to think politics is a battle of ideas and that the best idea wins out. But that’s not true in most elections. Most elections are about the worst ideas losing, not the best ideas winning.”

― Chuck Todd

“It’s no fun getting older. I might be wearing beautiful diamond earrings, but they can’t take away the pain of losing my hearing.”

― Cilla Black

“Any scene I’ve ever played where I’ve thought people who watch it had experienced something like that – for example, people who’ve had to deal with losing a parent – I want to do it as respectfully as possible for those people.”

― Claire Foy

“I like winning or losing, failing or succeeding on my own merit.”

― CM Punk

“We must also recognize that the American Dream includes being able to provide and care for your family without fear of losing your job in the process.”

― Conner Eldridge

“Americans are losing faith in this country’s ability to work for them.”

― Cory Booker

“Like many men, I am highly skilled in the art of losing things but prefer to outsource the recovery process.”

― Craig Brown

“If I missed a game, that meant I was losing the battle. I’m not going to let leukemia affect me.”

― Craig Sager

“Losing a fight, winning – it happens.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Both fighters can’t win in this sport, so you have to leave it in God’s hands. Losing is not the end of the world. Losing is natural; the better-prepared athlete will win.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I think Ronda’s biggest fear was losing to me, so if we were to do it in WWE, she would have to win. I don’t have such a big ego, but if we were to put on a show for the fans, something like that, no problem.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can’t afford losing one.”

― Daley Thompson

“In Don Mills in the Sixties, nothing comes close to the humiliation of losing an argument. In our weird little creative circle, no one cares who has faster fists, but to lose an argument suggests inferior intelligence.”

― Dan Hill

“I would never recommend losing on a bye, so that one definitely stays with you.”

― Dan Quinn

“Most pitchers fear losing their fastball, but since I don’t have one, I have nothing to fear but fear itself.”

― Dan Quisenberry

“The tea party movement has challenged the GOP to get back on track or risk losing its grip on the right wing. It’s reminded Democrats that a slick marketing campaign coupled with paid activism isn’t the same as a groundswell of real change, and the reason that Democrats are so hostile towards it is because they’ve never before encountered it.”

― Dana Loesch

“The fear of losing makes you better because it stops you cruising.”

― Dani Alves

“There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants.”

― Daniel Akaka

“A lot of times, losing a fight is tough. In your darkest hours, I guess your true colors show.”

― Daniel Cormier

“People just hate the idea of losing. Any loss, even a small one, is just so terrible to contemplate that they compensate by buying insurance, including totally absurd policies like air travel.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“Multitasking creates a dopamine-addiction feedback loop, effectively rewarding the brain for losing focus and for constantly searching for external stimulation.”

― Daniel Levitin

“Picking up a tell – a hint that a player unknowingly gives that reveals the strength of his hand – often means the difference between winning and losing a big pot.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I love playing really strung out characters, and characters that are really pushed to their limits and losing their mind.”

― Daniel Sharman

“I love playing really strung out characters, and characters that are really pushed to their limits and losing their mind. I think that’s wonderful. To be able to lose it, in many ways, is just great fun to do.”

― Daniel Sharman

“We talk about Hollywood being pro-labor, yet about 70% of our industry has been farmed out to Canada, meaning we are losing jobs like crazy. Where’s organized labor asking how we can allow such a thing to happen?”

― Danny Aiello

“I owe everything to Nirvana. But I can’t let that overshadow the future. For the first few years, I didn’t even want to talk about Nirvana. Partly because it was just painful to talk about losing Kurt but also because I wanted the Foo Fighters to mean something.”

― Dave Grohl

“I always laugh and say I met God on the way up, and I got to know him on the way down. And so, as I’m crashing and losing everything, a lot of people run to God when they are struggling. And I was no exception.”

― Dave Ramsey

“I don’t regret the decision to retire. My body was losing its edge. I was taking longer to recover from injuries. You have to get out at some point.”

― David Beckham

“I feel like I’m losing my ability to understand reality; like when someone loses their hearing, they can still speak English, but their speech eventually becomes distorted because they can’t hear themselves.”

― David Chang

“As a young planet, Venus was losing hydrogen rapidly to space. The oceans boiled off, and after some period of time, perhaps 600 million years, there was no surface water.”

― David Grinspoon

“There are no shortcut to losing weight. Just hard work and dedication, hard work and dedication.”

― David Haye

“Winning the title then losing it to John Ruiz… I’d be devastated.”

― David Haye

“Eating processed foods will prevent you from losing weight and shedding fat.”

― David Kirsch

“There’s nothing that symbolizes loss or grief more than a mother losing a child.”

― David LaChapelle

“The surprise is half the battle. Many things are half the battle, losing is half the battle. Let’s think about what’s the whole battle.”

― David Mamet

“I think carpet bombing is an absolutely tremendous idea if the enemy accommodates you by laying himself out like a carpet in the middle of the desert without any civilians or infrastructure around him. Sadly, the Islamic State has learned that that is a losing proposition and does not accommodate us in that way.”

― David Petraeus

“When I am training, I don’t want any disturbances. I have to be focused, not losing sight of my targets. I cannot evade the fact that I am now well known and I have made already some money, but you can learn how to deal with it.”

― David Rudisha

“I suppose I could be accused of taking acting too seriously and losing the fun of it. I do take my work very seriously; I take on the responsibility of it.”

― David Suchet

“Lists today are a way of trying to get through the day, because we are losing a sense of time.”

― David Viscott

“When I was a child I devoured every book I could get my hands on. I loved losing myself in colourful and dramatic stories – and my absolute favourite was ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.’ Everything about it electrified me, and when I re-read Roald Dahl’s books as an adult it surprised me.”

― David Walliams

“In general, losing weight is a good thing for those who are overweight, but it’s important to lose weight in a way that enhances your health rather than one that may compromise it.”

― Dean Ornish

“At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy.”

― Debbie Stabenow

“Left to the mercies of their communities, Muslim women and children remain in abusive households and face losing their financial security over issues like child maintenance and inheritance through the judgments of ‘sharia’ courts.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Steven Gerrard was someone I looked up to massively. I’d always try to copy him, right down to the boots he was wearing. It was his attitude on the pitch that stood out – you could really see how much he hated losing.”

― Dele Alli

“Science fiction was never my thing. I have no interest in it. So I don’t think I could successfully pull off being on a project like that without really losing my mind.”

― Denis Leary

“In the head of the moment after losing a game, I lost the control of my emotions and hit the ball with an intention of hitting out of the court. Unfortunately and absolutely unintentionally I hit Mr. Arnaud Gabas, the chair umpire.”

― Denis Shapovalov

“I mean, I’m lucky because I’ve slimmed down, but the last thing I was thinking about was losing weight.”

― Denise Van Outen

“I’m not losing no time soon, or ever, till I retire.”

― Deontay Wilder

“The problem with not saving is it can often mean you’re – a crisis away from, as we’ve seen in some cases, living in your car or losing your home or – having your lights shut off.”

― Derek Kilmer

“There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about; like, on the title track, there’s this film-noir character of a woman who’s sort of losing it in a room.”

― Diana Krall

“Contrary to popular belief, you don’t make money as an actor in the beginning. Your publicist might cost $5000 a month, so you’re losing money.”

― Diana Silvers

“We’re losing biodiversity globally at an alarming rate, and we need a cornucopia of different plants and animals, for the planet’s health and our own.”

― Diane Ackerman

“The addictive pleasure of abandoning yourself to a book, of losing consciousness of your worries, your body, and your surroundings, to become a ghost haunting other worlds has influenced me in many ways.”

― Diane Setterfield

“Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“I have a disturbing problem with losing things. My vulnerability to loss-distress could properly be labeled not only inordinate, but neurotic.”

― Dick Cavett

“I don’t like losing. I don’t like to be in a losing position, and I show this a lot. I demonstrate on the pitch.”

― Diego Costa

“I always commit myself to the teams I play for and always want to win. I hate losing. It’s just that, at times, I go about things the wrong way, and that created problems.”

― Diego Costa

“The line between winning and losing is very thin, and wins give you prestige, stability, and continuity.”

― Diego Godin

“Losing control of your pick on stage sucks, so I scratch some deep X’s into both sides of my pick with something sharp, like a dart.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“Logan was talking about the Civil War, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans. He wanted to provide Civil War veterans with a day to pay respects to their fellow soldiers who did not live to see the end of the war, without losing a day’s pay.”

― Doc Hastings

“When I was a teenager, my dad used to put a lot of pressure on me to be successful, and I’d really beat myself up about things like losing martial arts competitions.”

― Dolph Lundgren

“Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don’t see Josh losing.”

― Dominique Wilkins

“Many of my friends and family are scratching it out somewhere decidedly south of the ever widening gap between the haves and have nots, looking at losing their homes, colleges they can’t afford and healthcare they can’t avail themselves of.”

― Don Cheadle

“Losing a Super Bowl destroys all the good things that happened to get you there.”

― Don Shula

“The university is in danger of losing its monopoly, and for good reason. The most visible threat are the new online courses, many of them free, with some of the best professors in their respective fields.”

― Don Tapscott

“I also wanted Parker to operate in the Internet age without losing being Parker. He’s always operated in the world without really being with the world, and cyberspace means that the rest of us are more and more living the same way.”

― Donald E. Westlake

“A lot of the rap shows I saw as a kid were boring, but if you went to a Rage show or a Justice show, the kids were losing their minds.”

― Donald Glover

“When you’re winning, anything you say has value. When you’re losing, the less you say, the better.”

― Donald Sterling

“Don’t judge a person on winning or losing.”

― Dong Dong

“A team sport is not very good for me, because I can’t take losing.”

― Donovan Bailey

“I had a great career and I enjoyed all of it, with the exception of losing.”

― Drew Bledsoe

“When I play poker, I don’t like losing the pot.”

― Drew Carey

“The first Monopoly game I played with my brothers, I hated losing so much, I just had to beat them.”

― Drew Carey

“Guys who might not be superstars but because of their hustle, because of the little things they do, these are the guys who can really mean the difference between winning and losing.”

― Dwyane Wade

“The biggest surprise has been making the adjustment after losing a game. In the NBA you could lose tonight and you have to put that game behind you because you have another game the next night.”

― Dwyane Wade

“I wanted no part of losing. Why play if you can’t beat the other guys more often than they beat you?”

― Earl Weaver

“A winning player is nothing more than a player on a winning team. A losing player is a guy who played on a losing team that year.”

― Earl Weaver

“I don’t like losing a ballgame any more than a salesman likes losing a sale.”

― Early Wynn

“There is a fine balance between honoring the past and losing yourself in it. For example, you can acknowledge and learn from mistakes you made, and then move on and refocus on the now. It is called forgiving yourself.”

― Eckhart Tolle

“We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette.”

― Ed Markey

“If you’re not successful at a certain weight, it rarely has anything to do with gaining or losing 10 pounds. It’s something inside of you that you need to fix in order to win. It rarely has anything to do with cutting 10 pounds.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“We’re going to have to look very seriously at what we’re doing right or wrong because we just keep losing.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“I’m not the only one who feels the sting of continually losing.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“If you get conquered by ego, then you are losing the fight.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“People who hand over democracy in exchange for economic security end up losing both things.”

― Eduardo Bhatia

“The division of labor among nations is that some specialize in winning and others in losing.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“There’s something really unnatural about losing a child, and there’s something unnatural about having to write an elegy for your child, but I felt that I wanted people to know what he was like.”

― Edward Hirsch

“We’re losing our way as a society. If we don’t stand up, if we don’t say what we think those rights should be, and if we don’t protect them, we will very soon find out that we do not have them.”

― Edward Snowden

“Losing friends is the worst thing about getting older.”

― Eileen Atkins

“I have no complaints about losing money I put in high-risk investments. I did some of that when I had real money; my informed choice, my measured gamble.”

― Elayne Boosler

“We are losing the Jewish people in the Diaspora.”

― Eli Yishai

“It’s okay to lose. Losing teaches you something. Having to try and going through the trials and tribulations to actually overcome, to get there to win, to triumph, that’s what makes life interesting.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“I had to make some drastic choices to avoid losing myself.”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.”

― Elizabeth Bishop

“I am a firm believer in free but fair trade. However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced. It is time that we make China play fairly.”

― Elizabeth Dole

“To be perfectly frank, there is an odd place after losing a child, where you think somehow your life is worth less.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“When you’ve lost a baby, everyone around you expects you to be fine once the new baby is born, as though that somehow takes away the pain of losing the first child. I needed to express how wrong that was.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“I believe that being in a position, as a central bank, to influence economic growth does not mean losing independence.”

― Elvira Nabiullina

“Having the gastric sleeve procedure and losing 120 pounds, it was a huge difference in how I look in such a short amount of time. It really garnered all the attention.”

― Elvis Duran

“Being brave means to know something is scary, difficult, and dangerous, and doing it anyway, because the possibility of winning the fight is worth the chance of losing it.”

― Emilie Autumn

“I would love to tell you that I don’t worry about losing the weight after the baby is born, but I do try to think before I eat. The first cookie? Definitely! But I try to think about if I really want to do the extra sit-ups before I eat the second one.”

― Emily Procter

“We’ve all had that fear, that despair of losing someone, or this fierce desire because it’s not reciprocated. The less reciprocation there is, the more desire we have.”

― Emmanuelle Beart

“Somewhere after you have few successful films, there is a fear of losing what you have got. It is very easy in the beginning, as you are a risk taker, have nothing to lose, and there is no perception about you.”

― Emraan Hashmi

“Something about the WSL is that the margins for error are very small. In the Premier League you can get away with losing a couple of games, but the women’s league is so short and the leaders tend to set the bar so high that if you lose a couple of games your title hopes are over.”

― Eniola Aluko

“Newspaper companies are losing advertisers, readers, market value, and, in some cases, their sense of mission at a pace that would have been barely imaginable just four years ago.”

― Eric Alterman

“The Wall Street Dow Jones up and down thing that’s moving when the stock market’s open? That thing freaks me out. It’s up, it’s down, it’s just maddening to me. I guess I’m such a super-focused kind of person that I get distracted really easy. I’ll watch that thing, and it’s like I’m losing money, I’m getting money. It’s just crazy.”

― Eric Church

“When I start a book, it’s every day. There is no Saturday, no Sunday. It’s every day, because if I stop one day, I’m afraid of losing the book and losing the energy.”

― Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

“I’m endorsed by Yamaha. I represent Yamaha, and I really like the way that piano handles and capacitates the force that I put into it without losing the shape of the sound and the contour, and it really holds up well.”

― Eric Lewis

“I think I’m wealthy. I make a good living for what I do. Well, it depends. If I’m doing an independent film I’m making no money – probably losing money. But if I’m doing a studio film, I’ll make a decent wage. I can live for a year without working.”

― Eric Stoltz

“As a child I had dealt with a lot of loss and grief. I was constantly losing my parents, losing my home, constantly moving around, living with this stranger, that stepfather, or whatever.”

― Erin Gray

“I’m not slimming down for anyone and losing my figure.”

― Estelle

“We’ve always actually been remarkably commercially successful. Not in terms of making huge amounts of money, which we rarely do, but in terms of not losing money and making modest amounts of money. We’re actually strangely consistent in that respect.”

― Ethan Coen

“Donald Trump is already losing badly to Hillary Clinton. He is a weak candidate, and he’s performing that way.”

― Evan McMullin

“Before my teen years, I was losing my hearing pretty quickly, and I was getting very, very angry. I was beginning to become an angry person because of that.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“I’m hungry. I don’t like losing. I see myself as a winner.”

― Fabian Delph

“When you have this desire to win, to win, to win, I would not feel comfortable losing a title.”

― Fernandinho

“Any win is good for a team that has been losing.”

― Fidel Edwards

“Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.”

― Flannery O’Connor

“It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they’re not the only players in this game.”

― Floyd Abrams

“It’s okay to not be working all the time and to be gentle on yourself when you’re not. When it feels like you’re losing that inspiration – or you’re in a rut, not making stuff, and your head gets all weird – be gentle on yourself. Just ease into things naturally. But you still have to ease into it: you still have to sit in the chair.”

― Flying Lotus

“Losing against rivals is always a blow to the morale.”

― Frank Rijkaard

“We’re not losing the peace.”

― Frank Wolf

“I was hesitant about doing too big a role in an American movie because it meant losing my German accent.”

― Franka Potente

“In 1967, I found out I was losing my hearing. I went 10 years without any help. I had otosclerosis – hardening of the bone in the middle of the ear.”

― Frankie Valli

“We are losing our country and the freedoms we have enjoyed. As Bible-believing Christians, we are the ones who must take action before it’s too late.”

― Franklin Graham

“I don’t want to go out there and show up. I hate losing. Everybody hates losing. But I hate losing.”

― Fred Funk

“There seems to be a vulnerability at the networks in late night. They are losing more and more audience, particularly young viewers who are now looking at cable television. ‘Tonight’ is an old show. CBS has reruns, and having a public affairs series like ‘Nightline’ on ABC is a big mistake.”

― Fred Silverman

“Hulu understood how much content costs. By remaining defensive, YouTube is losing various aspects of video – long-form, for example – to other companies.”

― Freddie Wong

“When the team is losing, you can become upset and mixed up, shying away from the play, and lose control.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“After Euro 2008, football in England was shattered for a bit, and people were losing interest in following England.”

― Gareth Barry

“There are many facts showing that Putin’s people enriched themselves by using power mechanisms so that’s why for them losing power means losing their fortunes.”

― Garry Kasparov

“You can’t succeed if you don’t know what losing is.”

― Garth Brooks

“I think the real problem is that nobody buys albums anymore, so you don’t get the depth of the artists that are out today. What you get is whatever they felt is politically correct to get on there and actually make some impact. I think that’s where you’re losing your depth. You’re only getting the very top of everything. It really bothers me.”

― Gary Allan

“Football is losing its heart and sense of humour.”

― Gary Lineker

“When someone fears losing your affection, he or she will strive to keep it. Perhaps you have strived to keep someone’s affection, too. Fear of loss is not love.”

― Gary Zukav

“We’re losing touch with ourselves in the technological world, and it is increasingly important to take time out.”

― Gemma Whelan

“If we can’t remove a member of Congress who has been convicted of 10 felonies – including using his office for personal gain – we risk losing the faith and trust of the American people that we have.”

― Gene Green

“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

“During the time I didn’t play for England, they were losing Test matches, and the Yorkshire committee were telling me that I should be batting for my country. Then, when I decided to make myself available to play for England again in 1977, and Yorkshire lost a couple of matches in my absence, they criticised me for not being there.”

― Geoffrey Boycott

“A losing trade, I assure you, sir: literature is a drug.”

― George Borrow

“If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.”

― George Brett

“Losing is tough.”

― George H. W. Bush

“If your souls were not immortal, and you in danger of losing them, I would not thus speak unto you; but the love of your souls constrains me to speak: methinks this would constrain me to speak unto you forever.”

― George Whitefield

“My worst habit is probably that I’m extremely messy. I’m a big scatter-brain – I’m always losing my car keys, or worse, forgetting where I parked my car in the car park.”

― Georgia Salpa

“I lost three times in my career. Losing to Holmes I could deal with, because I lost to a true champion.”

― Gerry Cooney

“I can deal with losing as long as one is trying to win. If you’re losing, and you’re not trying to win, that is not fair.”

― Giancarlo Stanton

“Losing someone you love is tough.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“When you shoot on high-definition, everything is very sharp and clear, sometimes at the cost of losing dimension and depth of field.”

― Gina Bellman

“You have to learn to be a healthy competitor, winning or losing. Because there can be a lot more losses than there are wins.”

― Glen Powell

“Fashion in the past meant conforming and losing oneself. Fashion in the present means being individual and finding oneself.”

― Gloria Steinem

“We go into restaurants, and people aren’t talking anymore. They’re texting. While they are sitting at a restaurant with each other. So we’re losing this intimacy that we need to have as human beings.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I like to isolate myself when I work because I end up losing my voice by doing interviews all day.”

― Grace Jones

“When I was modelling, I spent half my life staring at thousands of perfect reflections. It got to a stage where I was losing all sense of reality – so after I quit modelling, I took all the mirrors out of my house.”

― Grace Jones

“Because of their low earnings and family obligations, Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts. An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of dollars under this proposal.”

― Grace Napolitano

“Nostalgia is eternal for Americans. We are often displaced from our origins and carry anxious memories of that lost past. We fear losing our bearings.”

― Gregory Benford

“It would be unwise for the modern Republican Party to come across as hostile to immigration. That has been the losing position in American history for 200 years.”

― Grover Norquist

“Usually, when I read something, I’m looking for the story first. And then, when I re-read it, I check every part of it to see whether every scene is necessary. You imagine yourself watching the movie, to see whether or not you’re losing the through-line of the story.”

― Gus Van Sant

“Losing my sister to cancer was… That was the worst thing in the world, man.”

― Guy Fieri

“The precariat is the first class in history to be losing acquired rights – cultural, civil, social, economic, and political.”

― Guy Standing

“Everyone wants to come to Bengaluru and establish an empire. In the process, the most neglected people are Kannadigas, who are losing their land and identity. To protect our people, we need a regional party and not for anything else.”

― H. D. Kumaraswamy

“Jim played – he had a great stretch in the middle of the round there, and Chad made that long putt on 16. Almost got that match. We ended up losing, but we almost won it, too.”

― Hal Sutton

“Sport’s hard: the margin between winning and losing is tiny.”

― Hannah Mills

“When you start losing market share, it’s really tough to gain it back; you need the product portfolio and presence in many markets.”

― Hans Vestberg

“When I turned 21, I started losing weight – again, a normal thing for any girl my age. I did not take a conscious decision to reduce my weight.”

― Hansika Motwani

“We tend to talk about death as if it is losing a battle, but that assumes living is winning and dying is not.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“It’s the worst feeling in the world – losing, and losing in a final on the big stage is even worse.”

― Harry Kane

“Losing produces a weird reaction in me. I surrender all sense of perspective. It’s ridiculous, really. All this over a football match.”

― Harry Redknapp

“You don’t need a big close, as many sales reps believe. You risk losing your customer when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout your presentation, and watch your results improve.”

― Harvey Mackay

“Even when I became the typical shy adolescent, I never minded performing. I felt there was a kind of safety, a protection about being on stage, about losing myself in another character.”

― Hayley Mills

“I could read at a very early age and I loved stories, losing myself in stories, novels.”

― Heather Donahue

“Literature is reflecting what is happening in life. More and more women are having relationships with younger men. It’s partly that women are not losing their figures now.”

― Helen McCrory

“If you make a mistake, your opponent can punish, and you end up losing the game.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“I remember once Manchester United were ahead of Manchester City by eight points and ended up losing it, so everything is possible in this life.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.”

― Henry Miller

“Older generations of Wi-Fi weren’t quite robust enough to deliver video in the home without breaking up and losing packets and so forth. 5G Wi-Fi gives you extended reach, extended data rates, and more robust coverage.”

― Henry Samueli

“Republicans have been losing the war of words for years now. Now they are just caving because they don’t even want to try. I don’t agree with that approach.”

― Herman Cain

“Napster is essentially using the music to make money for themselves and that’s the part that’s both morally and legally wrong. That I think is more relevant than whether or not I’m losing money.”

― Hilary Rosen

“My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy losing four Americans – two diplomats and, now it’s public so I can say, two CIA operatives.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I am okay with losing, but I wont give up and fight till the end.”

― Hina Khan

“Losing and winning is a part of life.”

― Hina Khan

“I’ve been on the end of losing a fight, and there’s a piece of my heart that has compassion towards that because I know how it feels.”

― Holly Holm

“Someone earlier made a remark about losing 500 soldiers and 2,200 wounded in Iraq. Those soldiers were sent there by the vote of Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Edwards and Sen. Kerry. I think that is a serious matter.”

― Howard Dean

“I’m not losing any sleep over Dunkin Donuts.”

― Howard Schultz

“I’ve never heard my dad say a bad word about anybody. He always keeps his emotions in check and is a true gentleman. I was taught that losing it was indulgent, a selfish act.”

― Hugh Jackman

“All gamblers lose regularly, but they rarely discuss it in public. Losing is bad for the image, dude. Nobody buys Hot Tips from Losers. Remember that.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“Nixon was a bad loser. He hated losing worse than death, and that is why I enjoyed him. We were both football fans, both addicts; and on some days, nothing else mattered.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“I suppose anybody just losing it and sputtering curses is pretty funny. But I think it would be more of a challenge, much more of a challenge, to make a cursing dad funny.”

― Ian Frazier

“For myself, losing is not coming second. It’s getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I’ve been in.”

― Ian Thorpe

“We are never doing anyone any favors by withholding our gifts from the world. It’s scary to be fierce, but you can’t compromise that for fear of losing those around you.”

― Idina Menzel

“If the offensive player starts losing confidence, that gets the defender’s confidence up – and I think the team can feel it.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I have always believed that one should not be scared of losing, I think that really is the key.”

― Imran Khan

“Winning or losing of the election is less important than strengthening the country.”

― Indira Gandhi

“It is when your team is losing that the captain has to keep the players together. He has to fight for them.”

― Inzamam-ul-Haq

“There are now hundreds of thousands of new engineers that are being trained in China. If people start finding themselves losing their jobs, not to the Chinese here but because China has become such a dominant force – then there could very well be a backlash.”

― Iris Chang

“The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. Because of Paula, I don’t cling to anything anymore. Now I like to give much more than to receive.”

― Isabel Allende

“The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential.”

― Isabel Allende

“I don’t think one should incentivise the losing of teeth. I find the idea of a child getting an iPad, or a £20 note, for losing a tooth, utterly abhorrent. Fifty pence, or a pound at most, is what my children can expect from the Tooth Fairy.”

― Isla Fisher

“Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy.”

― J. B. Priestley

“If you are explaining, you are losing.”

― J. C. Watts

“It’s difficult losing, but it’s even more difficult when you didn’t make a shot. I could see the ball just didn’t go your way on an out-of-bounds play or something like that, but when you’re just not making them, it’s frustrating.”

― J. R. Smith

“Only four secretaries of defense served longer than Robert M. Gates. Many others were as dedicated; many sacrificed a great deal. Alone among them all, however, Mr. Gates had the task of turning around two wars that the U.S. was losing.”

― Jack Keane

“I’m fascinated by sports, the buzz of winning, and the buzz of losing.”

― Jack Lowden

“The disappointment of losing is huge.”

― Jack Youngblood

“Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.”

― Jackie Chan

“Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.”

― 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

“I expect to beat everybody I play. It’s kind of that quiet confidence that I have inside that I try to present to the opponent without getting too overboard. Because there are times when I seem composed, but inside I’m losing my mind.”

― Jake Arrieta

“Losing your capital is like losing your trousers. It is a real humiliation, and one not to be soon repeated.”

― James Buchan

“I know what winning and losing is when you gamble.”

― James Caan

“Some comments are within bounds, while some are not. But by whining about every little barb, candidates are trying to win the election through a war of staff resignation attrition, and Americans are losing the ability to distinguish between what is fair game and what is not.”

― James Carville

“Losing my teeth didn’t impede my acting, but it was a constant worry and meant I was never completely relaxed.”

― James Cosmo

“We’ve got people, our friends and neighbors, who are losing their jobs, factories being closed. We have to get America moving again.”

― James Douglas

“If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it, we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances, and with a very good chance of losing it.”

― James Forrestal

“Loss means losing what was we want to change but we don’t want to lose. Without time for loss, we don’t have time for soul.”

― James Hillman

“Losing a cup final is massively disappointing, but you can accept it if you play to your potential.”

― James Milner

“I got a phone message from Janet Jackson saying, ‘Hi, I love ‘Losing My Edge’, can you do me something funky and dirty like that?’ I can’t really do off-the-peg stuff, so I never called back.”

― James Murphy

“Several years ago, I began losing my hair, and like a lot of men, it was a major concern to me, in fact it was practically an obsession. But, also I’m an actor, so I’m in the public eye a lot and I really felt that my hair loss could affect my career prospects.”

― James Nesbitt

“That thing of briefly losing sight of a child happened to me when the kids were younger, and you can’t see them in the supermarket or wherever. It’s a terrible, terrible moment… the most unimaginable horror.”

― James Nesbitt

“The United States and Arizona are both losing jobs to offshore locations.”

― Janet Napolitano

“As it gets closer and more probable, being a star is really losing its meaning.”

― Janis Joplin

“You can’t give up in any game, even if you are losing.”

― Jaromir Jagr

“I love going to see musicals. That was one of the major reasons why losing the chance to produce ‘La La Land’ was so painful.”

― Jason Blum

“The down market favours the small two-, three-, four-person company, not the huge company with 100 people losing half a million dollars a month.”

― Jason Calacanis

“It just flat-out sucks losing. It really – it doesn’t feel good.”

― Jason Day

“Practice quality, and you get better at quality. But quality takes time, so by working solely on quality, you end up losing something else that’s important – speed.”

― Jason Fried

“I love this country, and I won’t let losing an election force me away from the process.”

― Jason Kander

“To truly care about this country is to demonstrate that you care about her politics the same when you’re winning as when you’re losing.”

― Jason Kander

“People are always surprised to find this out, but the songs that we write, such as ‘Winner of a Losing Game’ and things like that, tend to be more country than the other stuff that we cut from outside writers.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress.”

― Jay Inslee

“What is new in all of this is that the old poles of attraction represented by nation-states, parties, professions, institutions, and historical traditions are losing their attraction.”

― Jean-Francois Lyotard

“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it’s just possible you haven’t grasped the situation.”

― Jean Kerr

“I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I’d draw a big ram’s head, really messy. I’d never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“I don’t feel like I have to be nationalistic French because I’m afraid of losing whatever. No, no, no, no. And also I don’t think we are the best.”

― Jean Reno

“Seagulls are a landfill nuisance because they fly away with food scraps and, as is their reputation, fight each other over them midflight, often losing them, and soon a lady has a half-eaten hamburger splashing into her backyard pool.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“You know, when you run you got to be all in and you take risks of winning and losing.”

― Jeb Bush

“I worry that we risk losing the hard-won gains that have made America a safer and more prosperous place.”

― Jeff Sessions

“I want to control everything that goes into winning or losing.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“Losing has an unbelievably negative impact on me.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“We are seeing people of faith being attacked, discriminated against, and losing their jobs because they are speaking out on the marriage issue.”

― Jeffrey C. Mateer

“This whole thing about winning and losing is muddy waters. But I can remember, as a young actor, just walking around this city and not being able to get arrested.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“Use your passport for domestic trips, so that way you don’t risk losing your license.”

― Jen Kirkman

“My mother battled cancer for 12 years before losing her fight.”

― Jenna Morasca

“I mean, I love winning, but losing is a much more intense feeling.”

― Jennie Finch

“I hate losing.”

― Jennie Finch

“I think the idea of losing your hair is still very potent, emotional thing.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“Losing your parent is unlike anything.”

― Jenny Lewis

“Sometimes you win by losing.”

― Jeremy Jackson

“There’s nothing worse than winning but being told by people that you’re losing.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Losing is not fun. I know the fans don’t like it, but they don’t have to watch it every day. I have to watch it every day. I don’t like watching bad teams.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“It’s bad for baseball to have owners who can benefit another business by losing money in baseball.”

― Jerry Reinsdorf

“When for so long you can’t get a job for reasons that seem specious, you you finally do have it, you are constantly afraid of losing it.”

― Jessica Savitch

“I like to be productive – it’s very hard for me to go on vacation because I just feel like I’m losing time.”

― Jim James

“Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best.”

― Jim Palmer

“Like I always say, it’s not how many great plays you make; it’s how few bad ones you make. I know fans, and even some losing coaches, are enamored with long pass completions or the great run plays, but that doesn’t offset the interception or the fumble.”

― Jimmy Johnson

“No matter who it is, I hate to see people losing their jobs. I really do.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade.”

― Jo Ann Emerson

“I don’t think I wrote stories down when I was young, but I certainly made them up, perhaps sometimes losing track of the border between reality and make-believe.”

― Jo Beverley

“If your aim is to give practical, sensible advice about losing weight – and not how to drop a stone in five days – you should encourage reasonable expectations, instead of dangerous ones, along with exercise and healthy eating.”

― Jo Swinson

“I was involved with the landmines before the Princess of Wales, and nobody gave a damn about people losing their limbs. It only became a success when she came along.”

― Joanna Lumley

“Somehow we got used to death, and then we dehumanised it. We account for conflicts in figures. Ebola is 13,500 infected, 5,000 people have died… People are losing their sense of empathy, their sense of wanting to do something.”

― Joanne Liu

“I’d always wanted to do costume drama, but period dramas often become very wooden. Just because they’re born in the 1400s, all of a sudden people start losing their sense of humour or their personalities.”

― Jodie Comer

“I remember every defeat I suffered as an amateur. They were rare enough to be burned into my brain, and that’s why I can’t bear the thought of losing.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“There are dedicated actors and there are people now who only stay famous for putting on weight, losing it, then putting it on again.”

― Joe Dempsie

“I’ve been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.”

― Joe E. Lewis

“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”

― Joe Paterno

“You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you’ll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.”

― Joe Paterno

“If a club is winning, you never pay attention to a guy who’s 0-for-10. If a club is losing, all of a sudden you’ll find that he’s the main reason why you’re losing, which is absurd for me.”

― Joe Torre

“Instead of trying to increase your metabolism with the goal of losing weight, try to slow your metabolism with a low-calorie, high-nutrient diet for a longer, healthier life.”

― Joel Fuhrman

“Losing one grounds you a bit. I learned a lot after losing the title in 2009, learned that I was probably too intense that year, and when I didn’t win, I just felt horrible.”

― Joel Parkinson

“I don’t mind losing because it really shows me what the other eaters are capable of.”

― Joey Chestnut

“We’re constantly losing – we’re losing time, we’re losing ourselves. I don’t feel for the things I lost.”

― John Banville

“I wasn’t really an alcoholic, but I was losing control. I still go for a beer, but I drink a lot less.”

― John Denver

“It’s actually not unlike Google at that stage of development. They had an up-and-running site. It wasn’t losing very much money, it wasn’t making very much money, but it was growing.”

― John Doerr

“Of course, it gave the studio an enormous power, because I don’t know any other place who had that skill with images to communicate with. And the need of these kinds of images are even greater now than they ever were because we are losing our life symbols.”

― John Hench

“We did not do a good enough job of taking care of the people who were losing their careers and retraining them into the new economy.”

― John Hickenlooper

“When you have a major movie star, and then they’re surrounded by local extras, it takes me out or makes me more conscious of what’s going on, as opposed to losing myself in the movie.”

― John Hillcoat

“I try not to make a habit of spending the whole year losing in the first rounds of events, but tennis is one of those sports where nothing is guaranteed.”

― John Isner

“The pain comes from knowing that we have never been safe, and therefore will never be safe again. It comes from knowing we can never be so ignorant again. It comes from knowing we can never be children again. Losing innocence. Remembering heaven. That was the essence of hell.”

― John Jakes

“We are losing privacy at an alarming rate – we have none left.”

― John McAfee

“When you’re not winning, you’re losing.”

― John McCain

“The sting of losing is bad.”

― John McEnroe

“I can’t speak for other people, but I still hate losing. When I did lose, I found it easier to yell than to cry. Guys aren’t supposed to cry, are they?”

― John McEnroe

“When you’re in danger of losing a thing it becomes precious and when it’s around us, it’s in tedious abundance and we take it for granted as if we’re going to live forever, which we’re not.”

― John McGahern

“Here’s a very good rule of thumb in politics: losing begets losing.”

― John Podhoretz

“As a small business owner, I’ve had to find ways to keep costs as low as possible while still providing customers with the ability to use their credit cards for payments. Many credit card processing companies are so expensive when it comes to fees that it started to feel like a losing proposition to offer this payment option.”

― John Rampton

“In the last few years, losing my father, going through a divorce and not getting some jobs I really wanted, is making me a much more interesting person, I think. This all really does feel like a rebirth, a new chapter.”

― John Stamos

“For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning.”

― John Thorn

“I’m definitely working class, and I still believe in those values. I know that losing everything would not be an unfamiliar feeling. Meaning, if you don’t have it anymore, you didn’t have it to begin with.”

― John Travolta

“I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being human.”

― John Trudell

“Everybody that I was in school with had an uncle or father in the law, and I started to realize that I was going to end up writing briefs for about ten years for these fellows who I thought I was smarter than. And I was kind of losing my feeling for that.”

― John Wayne

“I never wanted to be famous. I want to be more famous than I am so I can get the roles. I hate losing the roles. I was famous more for being around people who were famous, and I hate that kind of fame.”

― Johnathon Schaech

“In my early twenties, the whole experience of going on tour was like losing myself in this slightly wild environment.”

― Johnny Flynn

“I never call anyone out because I have too much respect for everyone. It’s hard enough just getting in the Octagon. If you call somebody out and you end up losing, it looks worse.”

― Johny Hendricks

“I hate losing. I hate getting beat. I’m not used to it.”

― Jon Lester

“President Obama is now losing to ‘Republican Nominee’ in polls – no name needed.”

― Jon Meacham

“It is true that traditional Christianity is losing some of its appeal among Americans, but that is a religious, not political, matter. It is worth remembering that the Jeffersonian ‘wall of separation’ between church and state has always been intended to protect the church from the state as much as the state from the church.”

― Jon Meacham

“’Bad Blood’ tells the story of Trick, a teenage slacker on the losing side of a fight with cancer. When he’s attacked by a vampire, he figures it’s game over. Except that the chemo drugs in Trick’s blood poison the vampire.”

― Jonathan Maberry

“Ultimately, you have to write what’s coming at any given point in time. Fighting your instincts for practical reasons is a losing battle.”

― Jonathan Tropper

“There’s no excuse for losing for me.”

― Jordan Burroughs

“I used to play chess when I was a kid and participate in national-level tournaments with the geekiest guys. This one time, I was losing terribly, so I batted my eyelashes and flirted as I asked for a draw. My dad just couldn’t believe it. He thought, ‘What have I created, a floozy?’ But it worked!”

― Jordana Spiro

“We need to focus much more on the bottom 40 per cent. They are losing ground, and the fact that they are losing ground blocks social mobility and brings down economic growth.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Although I am losing my Soviet citizenship, I do not cease to be a Russian poet.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It’s a losing game, but we keep on trying.”

― Joseph Wood Krutch

“How much are we willing to lose from our already short lives by losing ourselves in our Blackberries, our iPhones, by not paying attention to the human being across from us who is talking with us, by being so lazy that we’re not willing to process deeply?”

― Joshua Foer

“Confidence comes from results. If you are winning, you have that confidence; if you are losing, you don’t have it.”

― Juan Mata

“Football is losing its essence: people talk about celebrations instead of goals.”

― Juan Mata

“I don’t like to think about others losing or not performing well. No, no – I’m not that kind of person.”

― Juan Mata

“And there is no getting away from the fact – and this is a key point of discontent among many who are upset with the health care reform bill is it didn’t go far enough. They say why isn’t it in place now? Why don’t I see some benefits now? All I see is the potential for losing insurance coverage, for premiums going up. That’s hurting Obama.”

― Juan Williams

“I’m a born and bred New Yorker. I belong here. Everytime I leave it’s like losing a leg.”

― Judy Holliday

“I loved creating a series about the four Cabot sisters, who were not content to let their destinies be dictated to them. In ‘The Trouble With Honor,’ this desire became especially urgent when the sisters were faced with the prospect of losing their place in society. Eldest sister Honor led the charge. They were undaunted!”

― Julia London

“Ever since I can remember feeling love for my parents, I’ve been frightened of losing them.”

― Julia Sawalha

“When you try to cool down hot emotions, what tends to happen is that you end up either repressing them or losing them altogether. Neither is desirable. Without emotion, much social interaction loses its meaning or changes for the worse.”

― Julian Baggini

“Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that.”

― Julie Delpy

“Every player who plays at Bayern Munich knows that Bayern Munich is a particularly special club. Whenever we lose, then it is lashed onto almost immediately by the media, regardless whether it is a friendly or losing the away game in a Champions League tie 1-0.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“I’m fortunate enough that I have my father in my life, but I would imagine losing your father at 15, 16, 17 is a lot different than losing your father at 36, 37, 38.”

― Justin Hartley

“Certain scripts require an ensemble cast. I’m absolutely fine with that. I will not deprive myself of the chance to be part of a good film because of insecurities or fear of losing my market. But my role must be well-defined.”

― Kajal Aggarwal

“When classical singers or dancers look at cinema with derision, I have half a heart to tell them that they’re wrong. They’re losing a platform.”

― Kamal Haasan

“I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I am not interested in the afterlife. Religion is supposed to be about losing your ego, not preserving it eternally in optimum conditions.”

― Karen Armstrong

“That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you’re not being spontaneous, you’re just recreating something.”

― Karl Urban

“It’s tough to say this, but sometimes it’s better if you are losing because then you don’t expect anything.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“To beat Serena, she’s world No. 1, so it’s always tough to beat someone like this. She’s never giving up. Even if she’s losing, not playing her best, it’s always tough to beat girls like this.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“There’s nothing worse than people who want to make you feel better when you are losing. I just want to smack them.”

― Kate Mara

“From their breakout 2002 single, ‘Losing My Edge,’ LCD Soundsystem have offered a unique combination of geek knowledge, passion and intelligent, ironic distance.”

― Katie Kitamura

“’Losing My Edge’ was an anthem for the aging music nerd, with lyrics detailing a comically epic list of historical dates, bands and attended gigs: the anti-hipster’s defence against ‘the art-school Brooklynites in little jackets and borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered Eighties.’”

― Katie Kitamura

“I never think about losing. That’s why it’s so hard to accept a loss.”

― Katie Taylor

“Artists are losing the choice to use film. People have a love for it – the grain, how it feels, the texture.”

― Keanu Reeves

“I think – I don’t know, maybe it’s nostalgia. But the choice, losing the choice to be able to use film is going to be – it’s gone. It’s going to be gone.”

― Keanu Reeves

“We accept so many things that come through the media; we get used to them, however vigilant we are. But for any creative art, you have to remain 110% conscious, and in a world that’s losing consciousness, that’s getting harder.”

― Keith Jarrett

“Strong credit markets give companies borrowing options to boost their stock prices while making bearish investors scramble to close out trades before losing any more money, both of which then push the stock market even higher and continue the self-reinforcing bullish cycle.”

― Kelly Evans

“In 1917 – as we have seen, – Italy suffered a great reverse, losing 200,000 soldiers and immense supplies.”

― Kelly Miller

“I really miss Gunsmoke. It was like losing my whole family.”

― Ken Curtis

“Losing so many patients certainly was difficult, but it didn’t make me feel like a failure as a physician, because I had learned that there was so much more to being a physician than curing illness. That’s not the most important thing we do. The most important thing we do is enter into the suffering of others.”

― Kent Brantly

“My family survived losing money to Bernie Madoff incredibly well compared to others.”

― Kevin Bacon

“When American workers are losing their jobs to people in other countries, Washington cannot afford to ignore this disturbing trend any longer. While Democratic presidential candidates want to just blame U.S. corporations, the reality is that their strategy won’t help protect American workers or save their jobs.”

― Kevin Brady

“Winning, I believe, is a culture just as much as losing is.”

― Kevin Plank

“A lot of my songs are about loneliness and losing relationships. Even the ones that are happy, there’s a lonely undertone to them.”

― Khalid

“I hate losing.”

― Khalil Mack

“Once you start losing weight and seeing results, you’re like, ‘I want to see more!’”

― Khloe Kardashian

“As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.”

― Kim Novak

“Bargain… anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often. Both get the same results, the falling off of the public’s enthusiasm.”

― Knute Rockne

“No one’s comfortable with losing.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“Nobody wants to be losing, especially in New York. It’s extremely tough. That’s how it is.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“In the U.K., there’s absolutely no money for television. So you can do pretty much whatever you want. They’re not losing money on any of the shows, so they’ll give you a lot of creative freedom. In the United States, there are millions and millions of dollars at stake, so they need a sure formula.”

― Kristen Schaal

“The ‘Housewives’ has helped me find my voice. I was always a people-pleaser, and coming into a show like this, you end up losing that.”

― Kyle Richards

“Having bands in the NFL would take up seats. If you take up seats in the NFL, you’re losing money.”

― LaMarr Woodley

“Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that’s not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.”

― Lance Armstrong

“Just losing a couple pounds takes so much stress off your joints. Your body feels better.”

― Larry Fitzgerald

“There’s a rule of thumb in politics. If you’re at a point where you’re complaining about the other guy being mean and unfair and uncivil, that’s probably a sign that you’re losing.”

― Laura Ingraham

“I mean, the idea of losing a parent is really inconceivable. I think there’s just an undertone of dread about the subject, so people don’t talk about it and don’t prepare for it.”

― Laura Linney

“Losing a child is probably the singular most horrible thing.”

― Laura Schlessinger

“I suppose and I hope that the young guys who are out there losing their lives at least feel the same way I did. I shouldn’t think about this very much because I’m almost weeping when I think about it.”

― Lawrence Halprin

“The U.S has acquired reservoirs of goodwill around the globe over many years. But it is clear – from polling data and ample anecdotal evidence – that America is losing its allure in much of the world.”

― Lee H. Hamilton

“If you get a wrinkle, I don’t feel that’s indicative of your losing ground. That’s ridiculous.”

― Leighton Meester

“The World Cup has special games, and losing them hurts more than the other ones.”

― Leroy Sane

“Time limits are fictional. Losing all sense of time is actually the way to reality. We use clocks and calendars for convenience sake, not because that kind of time is real.”

― Leslie Marmon Silko

“It’s not really that I’ve been an advocate for hearing aids for a long time, it’s just that I’ve been losing my hearing for a long time! So it’s actually very important for me because I’m actually hearing impaired and I simply want to hear better!”

― Leslie Nielsen

“What people tend to forget is the journey that I had getting to Formula One. There were plenty of years where I had to learn about losing and having bad races.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“I hate losing. It doesn’t matter if it’s racing or playing Ping-Pong – I hate it.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“I don’t like losing.”

― Liam McIntyre

“I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That’s why I got into fostering and adopting animals out.”

― Linda Blair

“I didn’t want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn’t want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.”

― Lionel Blue

“There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.”

― Lionel Messi

“The thought of losing Ted Stevens, a man who was known to business and community leaders, Native chiefs and everyday Alaskans as Uncle Ted, is too difficult to fathom. He truly was the greatest of the Greatest Generation.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“Dying in childbirth is something that’s not new; it’s been going on for ages, and so it’s not something that people focus on; it’s not something that gets funded a lot, and it’s exactly for that reason that we are losing mothers all the time, and we have kids with no mothers.”

― Liya Kebede

“I do have a fundamental concern about us losing control of our own destiny, and this is not just about the euro. You can expand and extend it into the whole constitutional issue. The British people have been suckered with regard to how the whole currency and constitutional issues have been sold to them.”

― Lloyd Dorfman

“If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.”

― Logan Pearsall Smith

“I always recommend, if you can, to patent or protect whatever your idea is. If you can’t, you have to make your best judgment. Sometimes people don’t get anywhere because they sit on something, so afraid to reveal it. And yet, in the reverse, sometimes if you expose something too widely, you can risk losing it.”

― Lori Greiner

“I never think about losing.”

― Lou Ferrigno

“We are too quickly losing important landscapes in this country to development – and I worry that if we do not act to protect them now, future generations will grow up in a profoundly different world.”

― Louis Bacon

“All the arts, to varying degrees, involve some kind of a compromise. This being so, how far need the radio dramatist go to meet the public without losing sight of himself and his own standards of value?”

― Louis MacNeice

“When you love someone absolutely and want them to be their truest self – even though that means losing them in some capacity – that is the most important thing.”

― Lucy Boynton

“Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.”

― Ludwig Borne

“When you are in the World Cup, you must focus on seven matches and not losing any.”

― Lukas Podolski

“While you’re saving your face, you’re losing your ass.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“Sport and life is about losing. It’s about understanding how to lose.”

― Lynn Davies

“Whether you’re winning or losing, you’ve constantly got to be changing.”

― Lyoto Machida

“When people have lost their jobs or are afraid of losing their jobs in the future, they lash out. They want others to know about their fears, their pain.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“Losing weight is not easy, but it is worth it to be fit and healthy to live a longer life.”

― Madeline Stuart

“We do get to do what we love. I think that’s really special, and I think sometimes we get really caught up in the winning and the losing and rankings. And at the end of the day, we get to play a sport that we love for our jobs.”

― Madison Keys

“For me, losing is definitely not easy, but I think you just have to keep everything in perspective. Just remember that there’s another tournament around the corner.”

― Madison Keys

“I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.”

― Magnus Carlsen

“I’ve certainly had periods when I felt like life was winning and I was losing, so I think everybody can relate to that quandary – the temptation to give in, to give up, and then what It takes to keep going.”

― Malcolm Gets

“If I do have kids, I can’t wait because I’m excited to go back to school to help them with their homework and remember how to do simple math. I think it’s about staying curious and not losing the sense of wonder.”

― Mamie Gummer

“I know the feeling of being in the postseason and losing. It’s not fun.”

― Manny Machado

“The reason why I love to win is because I don’t have to go through that feeling of losing. It’s those times where I lose that feeling that will stick with me.”

― Manti Te’o

“But when I’m losing a few matches, suddenly ‘It’s his fault’, ‘He doesn’t want to practice’, ‘He doesn’t need it’, ‘He doesn’t care’. And when everything goes well, there are people coming behind the stone, saying, ‘Oh, my God, he’s back finally, and I was there to help him out’.”

― Marat Safin

“If you’re losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.”

― Marat Safin

“I was very competitive. I hated losing. No matter what, I had to win.”

― Marat Safin

“Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials. Replacement treatments are more costly, more toxic, need much longer durations of treatment, and may require treatment in intensive care units.”

― Margaret Chan

“Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party, is a true populist; Senator Bernie Sanders, the former U.S. presidential candidate who campaigned for Hillary Clinton after losing his battle for the Democratic Party’s nomination, is not.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“Southerners can never resist a losing cause.”

― Margaret Mitchell

“With modelling, there’s nothing to work on other than losing weight. I definitely had an eating disorder.”

― Margaret Qualley

“Being irrational and out of control is what happens in real life. Not cautiously choreographing your anger or your emotions, losing yourself in them is what happens in real life.”

― Margot Robbie

“I was happy being a journalist. I didn’t realize losing my job, my identity went with it.”

― Maria Shriver

“Since having the babies, I realize that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet.”

― Mariah Carey

“I also think stress is related to control. When you’re in charge of your life, you tend to not care about losing control of things that don’t really matter like traffic jams.”

― Marilu Henner

“The public is in need of experiences that are not just voyeuristic. Our society is in a mess of losing its spiritual centre.”

― Marina Abramovic

“How can you allow the trading companies to locate computers closer to exchanges and flash millions of bids to give an unfair advantage?… Even professionals are losing faith in some aspects of the system.”

― Mario Gabelli

“If you’re going to lose to somebody, losing to a guy like Brock Lesnar is not something that people will laugh at. Brock is arguably one of the top ten fighters on Earth.”

― Mark Henry

“I always have this feeling that I’m losing everything, so I’m a real saver.”

― Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“My biggest loss was the Olympics. I just can’t forget losing. I never will.”

― Mark Spitz

“At the heart of any terror is the fear of losing what we find meaningful.”

― Mark Z. Danielewski

“You can’t keep losing and say nothing in the dressing room.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“The problem with losing your anonymity is that you can never go back.”

― Marla Maples

“Losing my parents was probably the hardest and deepest blow from which I’ve had to recover.”

― Marlo Thomas

“Painful events leave scars, true, but it turns out they’re largely erasable. Jill Bolte Taylor, the neuroanatomist who had a stroke that obliterated her memory, described the event as losing ’37 years of emotional baggage.’”

― Martha Beck

“If you repeat yourself, then I think you’re in danger of losing that fan base, because if you’re not interesting yourselves, you’re not interesting your audience.”

― Martin Gore

“The Williams girls compete extremely hard on court because they hate losing – it’s just that they haven’t played an awful lot of tennis over the years.”

― Martina Navratilova

“Playing tennis, I didn’t tie in my self-worth into winning or losing matches.”

― Martina Navratilova

“It is something you can’t predict, and it is the huge sadness in your life, losing a child.”

― Mary Berry

“Think of Virginia Woolf, ‘A Room of One’s Own’ – that’s what women have always needed under patriarchy and can’t be creative without. They took away my classroom and my status to teach, and now they have taken away my office, and all of it is giving the message that Virginia Woolf and I are losing what I call ‘womenspace.’”

― Mary Daly

“I’ve worked with leading men so worried about losing their charm that they were always winking to the audience.”

― Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

“And I came close to losing a part of my foot on two occasions. I hope I’m consistently lucky and that the next time I develop a blister or step on something sharp, that I don’t go as far as I did on those two times.”

― Mary Tyler Moore

“I’ll cough up the bitter truth right now, at the risk of losing my Feminism Club Decoder Ring: I didn’t go see ‘Inside Out’ for Amy Poehler, though she’s terrific. I went to see my dark prince, Lewis Black.”

― MaryJanice Davidson

“It seems to me we are losing our way in an effort to get the ratings.”

― Matt Drudge

“We cannot live in a country where losing an election functions as de facto immunity deal.”

― Matt Gaetz

“Politics is about a lot more than winning and losing. I think politics at its best is about compromise, shades of grey and about issues.”

― Matt Taibbi

“If I wrote in Jacob Riis’ time, I’d be writing about teeming slums in our cities and kids dying of tuberculosis or outhouses in Philadelphia or kids losing their toes because they were living in homes without heat. He took on a battle in ‘The Battle with the Slums’ – and we won.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Losing a home sends families to shelters, abandoned houses, and the street.”

― Matthew Desmond

“Generally, I am losing faith in telly, as we do have good dramas but not as many as there should be.”

― Maxine Peake

“I have recurring dreams about losing my temper, which become quite violent. I dread to think what that says about me.”

― Maxine Peake

“I could sit around and cry about losing jobs because I’m not a TV star, or I could go and take something into my own hands and try to make it in this world, too.”

― Megan Hilty

“Isn’t that sort of what happened with gay marriage? Right before gay marriage was legalized, everybody was just losing their minds and, like, the worst possible things were happening, and it was just all like it couldn’t get any worse, and then it suddenly got a lot better.”

― Megan Mullally

“Imagine a government which has delivered double-digit growth rates for over seven years losing an election anywhere on earth. It is unheard of for such a phenomenon to happen.”

― Meles Zenawi

“I get it now; I didn’t get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible… and enjoying everything in between.”

― Mia Farrow

“The fact that the Conservatives are losing voters to UKIP while struggling to attract those who voted for other parties in 2010 suggests they have still not successfully shown what a Conservative government is for. This needs to be done on a broad front in a way that encompasses the economy and public services.”

― Michael Ashcroft

“You borrow from the greats, and you make your own path without losing the core of who you are.”

― Michael B. Jordan

“My worst moment in football was losing that Champions League final to Barca in Rome.”

― Michael Carrick

“Some people have questioned whether or not I can play a nice guy. Sometimes you can’t win for losing.”

― Michael Chiklis

“I’m not really into the business of giving out tips, but if you are not using an all-encompassing software to integrate and sync your schedule, then you might be losing time. Most of these are free, and they can allow you to keep track of everything in one place and then access that from your computer, phone, or tablet.”

― Michael Gerber

“As an actor, one of my greatest fears is losing my memory.”

― Michael Learned

“I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do – I have one for Iceland, different one over here.”

― Michael Owen Bruce

“I basically run on two hamstrings on my right leg and three on the other. I’m losing a third of the power.”

― Michael Owen

“The thing you can’t let go of is gravity. The reality of gravity in writing. If someone says something really mean in a sitcom, and the next wave isn’t a reaction to the reality of that, you start losing relatability. In a lot of romantic comedies, they throw out the rules of life.”

― Michael Patrick King

“When I started wrestling, I sucked. I hated losing, so I started doing pushups and more squats, and then I did summer wrestling and learned different styles.”

― Michael Pena

“I don’t think I’ve got a thick skin, but I’ve not felt particularly humiliated by the things which people think I would have felt humiliated by, such as losing my seat in 1997 and not being elected leader in 2001. In the second case, I felt relieved.”

― Michael Portillo

“I don’t like the idea of competition – maybe because I kept losing them when I was a kid. Maybe it’s better to be the one who loses?”

― Michel Gondry

“I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“When you’re not engaged in the day-to-day struggles that everybody feels, you slowly start losing touch. And I think it’s important for the people in the White House to have a finger on the pulse.”

― Michelle Obama

“Permanent remorse about failing to do your human duty, in my opinion, can be worse than losing your life.”

― Miep Gies

“I’m always calling my doctor because I’m constantly injuring myself while on the road, like tearing a ligament, blasting my ears or losing my voice. Plus, I’m a total hypochondriac.”

― Mika

“You have a losing team, you change the coach.”

― Mike Coffman

“If there is anyone who knows what a rigged system looks like, it’s Donald Trump, who was able to evade the draft during the height of the Vietnam War when the U.S. was losing on average 1,000 troops every month. That system was clearly rigged in favor of young men from politically influential families, but Donald Trump never complained about that.”

― Mike Coffman

“When Yauch died, it was really like losing my older brother. I mean, I have biological older brothers, but growing up, Adam really was my older brother.”

― Mike D

“The cost of the vaccine is truly minuscule when you think about the benefits you’re getting from an opportunity-cost standpoint. If you’re going to miss several days of work – and you will – with high fevers, body aches, nausea, and vomiting… you’re going to be losing out on a lot more money and productivity if you don’t get the flu shot.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“The main fear about growing old as an actor is not losing the looks. I never had any to speak of, and what I had I’ve still got, but losing the memory is another matter.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“The unemployment rate went down as I was governor of Massachusetts. We were losing jobs every month when I came into the state.”

― Mitt Romney

“Whenever I race in the U.K., the crowd just makes such a massive difference, often between winning and losing.”

― Mo Farah

“The ability to change one’s views without losing one’s seat is the mark of a great politician.”

― Mo Udall

“Losing a part of a breast or all of one or both has, obviously, serious psychological consequences.”

― Molly Ivins

“You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going.”

― Morgan Wootten

“I have three dogs at home. Even after losing a series or winning a series, they treat me the same way.”

― MS Dhoni

“People are losing faith in the banking system due to security issues.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“I have the fear of losing everything. At times, I get these reality checks which make me aware of what a privileged life I lead.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“Many young Muslims see no opportunities for themselves and do not feel they have control over their lives or a stake in their nation’s future. Such pessimism leads to disengagement. We risk losing a generation of young Muslims to apathy and extremism.”

― Najib Razak

“With Americans worried about losing their jobs, their savings, their homes and their chance at the American Dream, the New Direction Congress will work in a bipartisan way to lift our economy and help America’s middle class.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“Losing will make me a better fighter.”

― Naseem Hamed

“I honestly can’t see myself losing.”

― Naseem Hamed

“Losing people is dark, but some things you just have to accept.”

― Natalie Cole

“I have always had a dream to take part in an Olympic Games, and losing my leg didn’t change anything.”

― Natalie du Toit

“My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory – with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, ‘Give and Take,’ was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss.”

― Natasha Trethewey

“Nothing fires me up like losing. It certainly makes you want to go that extra bit.”

― Nathan Outteridge

“What’s been largely forgotten is that Washington was highly passionate and aggressive, and it was only after losing Philadelphia to the British after a string of disastrous battlefield performances that he finally resigned himself to the more conservative approach with which he has since become associated.”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“You got to choose between tightening your belt or losing your pants.”

― Navjot Singh Sidhu

“I don’t know, on a sitcom, and in theatre especially, you have to really be listening to an audience. And if you’re losing them, you can hear the sniffs, and the playbills shuffling and whatnot.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“Even the most radical Islamic terrorist would not want to see the revered holy city of Medina go up. It would be like losing the Vatican in Rome.”

― Nelson DeMille

“I joined a Republican Party that was used to losing, used to being browbeaten by the Democrats. I represent a totally different style.”

― Newt Gingrich

“One of my favorite things about the D-League was going on the road and losing and not having to talk to anyone after the game.”

― Nick Nurse

“Losing other people’s money was terrible.”

― Nick Woodman

“Taxing people for having a spare bedroom and forcing them into rent arrears or the possibility of losing homes they have lived in for years has always been a cruel and heartless measure, and so it is good that the Scottish Parliament has been able to step in.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“The E.U. referendum was promised by a Conservative Prime Minister fearful of losing votes and of mass defections to UKIP.”

― Nigel Farage

“Celebrities, movie stars and rock stars are losing their mystique.”

― Nikki Sixx

“People aren’t defined by their relationship. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”

― Nina Dobrev

“Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you’re paying so much attention to the new thing.”

― Ninette de Valois

“I don’t think I’m egotistical, and I know what my limits are: I’m a black guy who’s probably losing his hair. But I’m happy to play roles that I’m given, and I’m happy to play roles that I write.”

― Noel Clarke

“Sometimes when you hire people who have to pass a Mr. Congeniality test, you end up losing some of the non-conformists who will give you different views and perspectives.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“The idea of modernity is beginning to lose its vitality. It is losing it because modernity is no longer a critical attitude but an accepted, codified convention.”

― Octavio Paz

“I hate losing. Whether it’s marbles, spades, blackjack, whatever it is.”

― Odell Beckham, Jr.

“I really hated school. I had the feeling I was losing a lot of time.”

― Olivier Theyskens

“I lost ‘The X Factor,’ and I lost ‘Deal or No Deal’ twice. I’m good at losing game shows.”

― Olly Murs

“People are losing the capacity to listen to words or follow ideas.”

― Orson Welles

“Ups and downs will be happening; coming to the final and losing by a point or so should not matter.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“I’ve always been very competitive, and I’ve always had this desire to win my entire life. I guess when it comes to being in the cage, especially, I just hate losing more than I like to win. The idea of someone beating me just doesn’t sit well.”

― Paige VanZant

“We have our moments of emotional vulnerabilities as any other human being, and my greatest fear gnawing away at me is losing my loved ones.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win.”

― Patricia Ireland

“Losing their reproductive rights is the first step to how women live in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.”

― Patricia Richardson

“Linda Thorson was a great actress with a great body, but she arrived just as ‘The Avengers’ was losing its appeal.”

― Patrick Macnee

“I think the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s are the hardest. Particularly because the person knows that they are losing awareness. They’re aware that they’re losing awareness, and you see them struggling.”

― Patti Davis

“My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer’s started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer’s are the hardest because that person is aware that they’re losing awareness. And I think that that’s why my father started growing more and more quiet.”

― Patti Davis

“My father started growing very quiet as Alzheimer’s started claiming more of him. The early stages of Alzheimer’s are the hardest because that person is aware that they’re losing awareness. And I think that that’s why my father started growing more and more quiet. I think he felt, ‘I don’t want to say something wrong.’ That’s my sense of it.”

― Patti Davis

“I’ve said this over and over, but I’ll say it a million more times – I’m concerned more about the death of a bee than I am about terrorism. Because we’re losing hives and bees by the millions because of such strong pesticides.”

― Patti Smith

“There’s no enjoyment to losing money.”

― Paul Allen

“I might be nervous off the court, being booed. But being on the court, it’s my comfort zone. It’s basketball. It’s what I do. I’m not losing sleep over it.”

― Paul George

“We are losing our living systems, social systems, cultural systems, governing systems, stability, and our constitutional health, and we’re surrendering it all at the same time.”

― Paul Hawken

“Geoffrey Tozer’s death is a national tragedy. For the Australian arts and Australian music, losing Tozer is like Canada having lost Glenn Gould, or France, Ginette Neveu. It is a massive cultural loss. The kind of loss people felt when Germany lost Dresden.”

― Paul Keating

“I think about never losing my voice, never giving in, never selling out, always keeping black, always sticking to the street. Staying neighborhood and not Hollywood.”

― Paul Mooney

“In college, I probably lost a total of about 11 games, and then I came to the Celtics and in my first three weeks we went on a nine-game losing streak.”

― Paul Pierce

“I understand when you have great players on losing teams who are tired of losing, struggling in the playoffs every year. You’re the lone star. I’ve been in that position.”

― Paul Pierce

“When you come off a losing season – one of the worst seasons in all of basketball – and get guys like Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, two perennial All-Stars, we felt like we had a championship team.”

― Paul Pierce

“When you’ve got a great business going, you go open another and take the risk of losing the whole thing. It’s fun!”

― Paul Prudhomme

“Even more than getting married or having kids, I found losing a parent is what thrusts you into adulthood. For me it was. That was when the Earth tilted on its axis, and there was a paradigm shift, and I felt like a different person.”

― Paul Rudd

“We’re close to losing our essential diversity. Look at our wheat crops – we rely on a handful of grain crops and plants that we’ve refined and bred over hundreds of years.”

― Paul Watson

“I struggled with being in the public eye, losing my anonymity when my star rose quickly in the late 90’s. But I need the challenge of showing up and getting up there to spill my guts and connect with my loyal folks.”

― Paula Cole

“It can be hard, swapping jerseys when you are losing.”

― Paulo Dybala

“Just as sports teams recognize the potentially game-changing benefit of calling time-outs, failing to do so in matters of warfare is a surefire way to continue losing.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Losing your faith is an essential part of having a three-dimensional, vivid, vibrant faith.”

― Pete Holmes

“I don’t mind losing, but I don’t like losing to cheats.”

― Pete Waterman

“One of the themes of ‘The Longest War,’ my book, which came out before the Arab spring happened, was how al-Qaida and bin Laden was losing the war of ideas in the Muslim world, not because the United States was winning them, but because al-Qaida was simply losing them.”

― Peter Bergen

“Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.”

― Peter Conrad

“I wouldn’t accept losing as a team, wouldn’t accept losing as my team. It’s like a war every practice. I think it helped us a lot.”

― Peter Forsberg

“Losing your patience and your temper isn’t the most attractive thing, but as kids get older, you wind up raising your voice.”

― Peter Krause

“In my life, I’m an expert on a few things. Losing close elections is one of them. Electric utility regulation is another. Neither is a barrel of laughs, but both have their moments.”

― Peter Navarro

“I’ve learned there is a void in adult stories across the land. Hollywood, whatever that is anymore, is losing their ability to tell those stories because they’re not even thinking of that audience.”

― Peter Riegert

“Knowing where a team will usually place a penalty can be the difference between winning or losing.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“The difference between winning and losing is always a mental one.”

― Peter Thomson

“Leaving America is like losing twenty pounds and finding a new girlfriend.”

― Phil Ochs

“The idea of losing your best friend, basically, is the worst thing in world.”

― Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“I wasn’t losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing. What I was focusing on was becoming too routine, too ritual, not something that was interesting, new and exciting.”

― Picabo Street

“Anyone leaving the Congress’ camp and joining – or even indirectly praising – the BJP-led NDA coalition immediately stands the risk of losing this Congress-issued certificate of secularism. It is a travesty!”

― Piyush Goyal

“Pool swimmers are very slim, and they’re stronger. Marathon swimmers have to train an awful lot, and they end up losing a bit of muscle mass. So we need to have a bit more fat, though that’s not the case with me. Many swimmers have a little bit of extra fat though, so that they can deal with the cold and get through what is an exhausting event.”

― Poliana Okimoto

“I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but also my work as well.”

― Prince Harry

“Hip-hop is an instant gratification, winners and losers circle, and often those who are losing give up after three or four, five years.”

― Questlove

“I had built my body to look like a boxer, then I lost it completely for ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns.’ It was really tough gaining weight, building muscles, and then losing it completely for another film.”

― R. Madhavan

“I don’t think that when I’m acting I feel like I lose myself to it, but that sense of losing, that sense of discomfort, well, I guess maybe that comes a bit! It’s about redefining what ‘uncomfortable’ means for you.”

― Rachel Keller

“There is no Benitez ‘method.’ We try to be more solid in defense without losing the quality in attack.”

― Rafael Benitez

“I think it’s a loser’s mentality to get happy with somebody losing.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both – winning and losing – get easier.”

― Rafael Nadal

“I’ve stayed calm when I’m winning and I’ve stayed calm when I’ve lost. Tennis is a sport where we have a lot of tournaments every week, so you can’t celebrate a lot when you have big victories, and you cannot get too down when you’re losing, as in a few days you’ll be in the next tournament and you’ll have to be ready with that.”

― Rafael Nadal

“Settling is not necessarily a bad thing. People tend to take it as ‘losing something in order to gain something else.’ That does not have to be the case. Instead of using the word ‘settling,’ we should actually be using the word ‘compromising.’”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“I just don’t like losing, I don’t like losing, full stop. Even if it’s at FIFA.”

― Raheem Sterling

“Losing access to quality and comprehensive coverage, including for prescription drugs, would be devastating to older Americans.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“Donald Trump will become president even after losing the popular vote in our November elections by a wide margin. To govern effectively, he must appeal to a broader base than what he campaigned on and avoid the divisive rhetoric that alienated so many Americans.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“In our sport, there’s only two people, so if you’re not winning, then you’re losing.”

― Rajiv Ouseph

“As more and more of our lives become digital, we are fighting a losing battle trying to curb our usage of devices in order to reclaim our emotions. So what I’m trying to do instead is to bring emotions into our technology and make our technologies more responsive.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.”

― Raoul Vaneigem

“We must stop tax giveaways to rich corporations and developers while our schools are crumbling and people are losing their homes.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby.”

― Reese Witherspoon

“I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced. If an owner is losing money, give it up. It’s a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they’re losing money.”

― Reggie Jackson

“I refuse to see losing as a negative. Obama lost in ’83 when he ran against Bobby Rush. Hillary lost in ’08. Even Lincoln lost the first election. It’s a useful learning experience.”

― Reshma Saujani

“Losing the presidency is not like losing any other office. More than any other office, it’s a vote about you as a whole human being.”

― Richard Ben Cramer

“The United States encouraged Iraqis to rise up after Saddam Hussein’s army was driven out of Kuwait. Washington assumed Saddam was weak after losing the 1991 Gulf War. Iraqis rose up, but Saddam’s troops killed thousands – Iraqis say tens of thousands – in a counter-offensive.”

― Richard Engel

“I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don’t have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.”

― Richard M. Nixon

“No one wants to quit when he’s losing and no one wants to quit when he’s winning.”

― Richard Petty

“America has always been a nation of small places, and as we lose them, we’re losing part of ourselves.”

― Richard Russo

“You hear a lot of drivers say they’ll quit when they’re not enjoying it. That’s pretty much what happened to me. It was a combination of things, but mostly it was losing that enthusiasm I always felt before.”

― Rick Mears

“I don’t like losing money. I don’t go gamble. Because I don’t want to lose any money. I didn’t grow up with any money and I’m not going to go gamble and lose money.”

― Rick Scott

“Those who fear that we are losing our individualism couldn’t be more wrong: Americans have never been more free to create and recreate themselves.”

― Rick Smolan

“That’s the dating world. You just keep losing. Everyone does.”

― Riki Lindhome

“It’s a bad feeling, losing a World Cup.”

― Rivaldo

“When you go through a moment, and you are down and losing your head, it gives you a lot of experience.”

― Riyad Mahrez

“It’s hard losing a parent, especially dad because he was always behind me. It was his dream and my dream for me to become a footballer.”

― Riyad Mahrez

“Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.”

― Robert B. Laughlin

“It is the Constitution of the United States that has been undermined, undercut, and is under attack. It is the American people’s liberties that is in jeopardy. That is why I wrote ‘Losing America.’”

― Robert Byrd

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

― Robert Frost

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change.”

― Robert Hewison

“What’s amazing is how rock n’ roll lasted. It started losing its commercial power in the late 1990s. But think of swing, which we think of as this big music before rock n’ roll. It only lasted five years in total. So, rock going 50 years is amazing, because young people want new things.”

― Robert Hilburn

“There may be less of a chance of losing all the money you put into a mutual fund than there is of losing all the money you put into lottery tickets, but you’re never going to win big in a mutual fund.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Losers are people who are afraid of losing.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“It’s easier to aim to please and say what others want to hear than to form an opinion and fight for it, even if it means taking a risk or losing your job.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Our moral authority is as important, if not more important, than our troop strength or our high-tech weapons. We are rapidly losing that moral authority, not only in the Arab world but all over the world.”

― Robert Reich

“My heart pounds sickeningly and I turn pale… I often feel as if I were dead… I seem to be losing my mind.”

― Robert Schumann

“Losing people makes you realize you’ve got to grab life – not put things off.”

― Robin Gibb

“We’re losing our freedom of speech. We are losing freedom of religion. We are losing freedom of the press.”

― Roger Ailes

“I’m in competition with myself and I’m losing.”

― Roger Waters

“I don’t like losing. I don’t want to lose. I don’t want to be associated with losers.”

― Rohan Marley

“I can’t stand losing.”

― Rohan Marley

“I never accept losing – no way.”

― Rohan Marley

“If you don’t invest in basic research at some stage you start losing the basis of applied research.”

― Rolf-Dieter Heuer

“Every striker has to have that edge. When they are not scoring, or when the team is losing, they explode.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America.”

― Ron Dellums

“With many comic strips, knowing when to quit isn’t a problem: The syndicate editors simply cancel a feature that is losing papers.”

― Ron Goulart

“As long as ISIS is not overtly losing, they’ll continue to be perceived as winners.”

― Ron Johnson

“The last thing I ever thought would ever happen to me was losing my legs.”

― Ron Santo

“I’m terrible with money, absolutely awful. I’m always losing it.”

― Ronnie Wood

“It’s almost impossible to break a losing streak on your own.”

― Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“The goal of winning is not losing two times in a row.”

― Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“One of the symptoms of a losing streak is a turnover of top executives. It’s a revolving door.”

― Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“My grandmother died from Alzheimer’s, and it was a big shock. For the families left behind, it is not an easy closure. It’s not a gradual fading. The person is losing so much of their humanity as they’re dying. Losing your memories, you lose so much of who you are as a person.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“We are losing the democracy that we’re trying to sell in the Mideast and everywhere else right here in our own nation.”

― Rosie O’Donnell

“Yes, a business should thrive, but it shouldn’t thrive at the expense of everyone else losing.”

― Roy Choi

“For me, having pneumonia and losing to Mir doesn’t sit well.”

― Roy Nelson

“When values disappear, the first people to suffer are women because people start losing their respect for women.”

― Rula Ghani

“I can’t tell what’s going on with my feet. They don’t say, ‘Hey, I’m losing balance.’ They give me almost zero feedback.”

― Rulon Gardner

“The first time I ever beat my brother was the end of my junior year. At the end of the match, he tried to throw me, and I took him to his back and pinned him. Instead of simply losing, he bit me in the chest.”

― Rulon Gardner

“I’m worried about losing my hair. I think if I lost my hair, I’d lose a lot of parts. And I don’t want to get fat. I’m always worried about that.”

― Rupert Penry-Jones

“The Republican leadership thinks the best way to avoid losing elections is to let the Democrats win every controversial issue.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Like everyone else, I’ve had moments when I’ve felt that I’ve been losing my grip.”

― Russell Crowe

“If vampires and werewolves were walking around today, there would be chaos. People would be losing their minds.”

― Rutina Wesley

“Losing is not in my vocabulary.”

― Ruud van Nistelrooy

“When it comes to losing with United, I feel solely responsible for it. I can’t help it. My brain will work like mad after a defeat. I want to know where I have made the wrong decisions, how I could have changed things for this fantastic club.”

― Ruud van Nistelrooy

“I still take losing out very seriously. But it inspires me that much more to move on. Quite often in my business, it’s not the most talented people that succeed. Because they don’t necessarily have the tenacity to deal with rejection.”

― Ryan Kwanten

“I used to be short-tempered on the field when it came to winning or losing.”

― S. Sreesanth

“But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter.”

― Sally Field

“You never plan on losing double-digit games in a season. You don’t plan on losing any.”

― Sam Darnold

“I’m looking forward to losing the long locks at some point. But it’s been fun, and I do enjoy it.”

― Sam Heughan

“Every director, actor, and even producer gets angry on the sets. Why am I the only one being singled out for losing my cool or being talked about vis-a-vis my anger?”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“I don’t think you could get anything worse than losing a child. I think if my child died, I would prefer it if I were dead.”

― Saoirse Ronan

“I hate losing.”

― Saquon Barkley

“When I’ve lost weight, some fans get very upset because they want me to stay curvy. But my own self-worth and wellness regime has to do with my well-being and longevity, so if I make the choice to take care of myself, and the outcome is losing weight, it’s disappointing that there might be some backlash.”

― Sara Ramirez

“I think archaeologists are stuck, and we are losing our past at a very rapid rate. Tens of thousands of sites will be lost, and we’ve only unveiled a tiny percent of the past.”

― Sarah Parcak

“Weight was the thing I hyperfocused on. It went from me losing a few pounds to slowly over time losing more and more weight and becoming more and more focused on it.”

― Scarlett Pomers

“When I was 25, I had risked everything to launch Justin Bieber and was a couple months away from losing everything.”

― Scooter Braun

“All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.”

― Scott Alexander

“I regret losing certain women, but it was always my fault.”

― Scott Baio

“You don’t think the losing is ever going to end, but when it does end, you get to enjoy it and keep working with it and keep getting it better, and that’s where we are.”

― Scott Brooks

“The workouts have positively impacted the astronauts’ bones and muscles, and they are coming back in really good shape. But some are losing bone and muscle but not as much as we saw in the early days.”

― Scott Kelly

“I am already in a couple Hall of Fames, like the Michigan Hall of Fame and the Dan Gable Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, so my accolades speak for themselves. Let’s just say I’m not losing any sleep over any Hall of Fame induction.”

― Scott Steiner

“It may sound simple, but both winning and losing can become a mind-set, and I won’t accept losing – ever.”

― Scottie Pippen

“There’s a difference between hurting when you lose and being a bad loser. You don’t compete at the highest level of sport to feel comfortable about losing, but you behave in a civil way when it goes wrong because that is the flip side.”

― Sebastian Coe

“I was always making new friends, then losing them.”

― Sebastian Lelio

“If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.”

― Serena Williams

“I was just tired of losing… Life was passing me by.”

― Serena Williams

“I hate losing.”

― Serena Williams

“When I think back on it, of course I got lucky and got great directors and good breaks but all that was the physical part. But what made me a star was that I could take a chance and not have anything to worry about in terms of losing.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

“The problem that we’ve had is four media companies run media, globally. And some say they’re on the Right and some say they’re on the Left; look, they’re all afraid of losing Ford as a client. So they’re all, by definition, huge companies that are going to be inherently conservative.”

― Shane Smith

“I lost my father when I was four, so maybe that was always in the background. Losing my brother kicked it into overdrive. When you get to such an intense place of suffering, you either have the choice to continue suffering or figure a way not to.”

― Shannon Lee

“Large swathes of people losing faith in democracy is a dangerous thing. Conflict, desperation, totalitarianism are the products of that loss of faith.”

― Sharan Burrow

“As economists bandy about terms like ‘recapitalization,’ ‘credit lines,’ and ‘liquidity,’ families are facing brutal cuts to their social services and welfare payments, losing their homes, wondering how their kids will make their way in the world.”

― Sharan Burrow

“I think so many people tend to think of faith as blind adherence to a dogma or unquestioned surrender to an authority figure, and the result is losing self-respect and losing our own sense of what is true. And I don’t think of faith in those terms at all.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“Love and compassion don’t at all have to make us weak, or lead us to losing discernment and vision. We just have to learn how to find them. And see, in truth, what they bring us.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“People are afraid of changing; that they’re losing something. They don’t understand that they are also gaining something.”

― Sharon Stone

“Don’t be losing sleep over tiny things. Life is complicated enough.”

― Shaun Evans

“A lot of us in Slipknot, we get to go to wounded soldier hospitals where soldiers have lost their limbs. That’s surreal. It’s even more surreal to talk to them about your band. They’re talking to you about war and losing their limbs, and at same time, they’re talking about their favorite album, these kind of things.”

― Shawn Crahan

“What’s more awful, to me, than blood and guts is the thought of losing those who you love.”

― Shawnee Smith

“Look, it doesn’t matter who you put in front of me or how many girls out of that locker room you want to throw at me. I’m taking them all out – and never losing this title.”

― Shayna Baszler

“Cris Cyborg is one of the best in the world, and there is no shame in losing to her.”

― Shayna Baszler

“If Republicans start losing their seats because they’re climate deniers, that is a very salutary signal.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“We’re losing all kinds of white-collar jobs, all kinds of jobs in addition to manufacturing jobs, which we’re losing by the droves in my state.”

― Sherrod Brown

“The erosion of extended family concept and losing out on values are the two things that are primarily responsible for the growing mismatch in the parent-child relationship.”

― Shiv Khera

“Challenging someone is good. You need to do it. Sometimes they don’t even realize you’re doing it, like when you joke with a goalie, ‘What’s wrong today? You losing it?’”

― Sidney Crosby

“It’s sad that the BBC is toning down Dennis the Menace for a cartoon series. He is losing his weapons, catapult and peashooter, will no longer pick on Walter the Softy, and his ferocious grimace is to be replaced by a charming, boyish smile.”

― Simon Hoggart

“It’s pretty tough to play some good footy when your team is always losing.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“You always feel for your fellow players when they are going through tough times, losing and things like that.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“’Lost’ holds a very special place in people’s hearts and I wouldn’t presume to say that ‘FlashForward’ will replace ‘Lost.’ I think it provides a lot of the same adrenaline and fascination and entertainment. It will help ease the pain of losing ‘Lost!’ I think it will appeal to the very same audience.”

― Sonya Walger

“I think ‘Lost’ is like losing a friend or a relative or someone. You can’t replace it with another one.”

― Sonya Walger

“I am still a lover of paper books. One of my first jobs was in a bookstore, and I still like to be able to write in a margin and feel the paper. Once inside of a digital device, I end up losing things.”

― Sophia Amoruso

“I just believe that you have to allow each other to grow in the way you’re meant to grow and not be afraid of losing that person, because if you grow apart, then you grow apart, and that’s the way it was meant to be.”

― St. Lucia

“I always try to find the positives in losing a match, but it’s not always easy.”

― Stan Wawrinka

“One of the big takeaways from Iraq was that you have to not lose confidence in what you are doing. We were able to go to the edge of the abyss without losing hope.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“I had started losing weight. I mean he didn’t know anything about the journey that I was on at that point obviously but from my highest weight of just over 300 pounds I lost about 45 pounds.”

― Star Jones

“It was a tough year for me, ’89, losing two Slam finals and losing another five finals. It wasn’t until I won the Masters, or what’s now called the ATP Finals, that things changed again. Suddenly I won seven tournaments in 1990 and became No. 1.”

― Stefan Edberg

“We are losing our environment so rapidly.”

― Stefanie Powers

“Losing my mum. That was a punch-me moment.”

― Stella McCartney

“Inaccurate analysis produces faulty insights and bad decisions – which lead to losing a tremendous amount of money.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“I’m allergic to losing.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“There are some people who never get used to losing at anything, and I am probably one of them.”

― Stephen Hendry

“I’m never going to settle for losing.”

― Stephen Jackson

“I think I started realizing I was losing my hair when I was in Illinois. And it was traumatic. It was not something I had figured on in my life.”

― Stephen Tobolowsky

“Losing exposes character, and winning breeds it.”

― Stephon Marbury

“When I was in pre-production for Trees Lounge, I was hearing the cinematographer talking with the production designer about colours and this and that, and feeling like I was losing control.”

― Steve Buscemi

“Goalies almost never get credit for winning a game, but they always get blamed for losing a game.”

― Steve Carell

“The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao.”

― Steve Forbes

“I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.”

― Steve Irwin

“No one ever tells you what the grieving process is going to be like. The process of losing a parent or ending a show or vocal injuries – they all bring on their own special breed of dismay… You just have to ride the wave. You don’t have any other choice.”

― Steve Kazee

“Play difficult and interesting things. If you play boring things, you risk losing your appetite. Saxophone can be tedious with too much of the same.”

― Steve Lacy

“Nothing is black-and-white, except for winning and losing, and maybe that’s why people gravitate to that so much.”

― Steve Nash

“Basically, from the pilot of the first season of ‘Togetherness,’ I was strategically losing weight all the way through and then all the way into Season Two. So luckily, I had the plan, and I had a lot of time to do it. But it’s definitely not easy, because I’m from New Orleans and I love to eat.”

― Steve Zissis

“In a region with a growing population, if you’re doing nothing, you’re losing ground.”

― Stewart Udall

“I am the largest market shareholder of clothing in the U.K. and I am not a destination shop for food. If the clothing market is affected – and it has been – and I hold my market share mathematically, then fine, I am doing no worse than the market is doing, which is exactly the case, but I’m losing revenue.”

― Stuart Rose

“When you’re losing, and you’re losing again, and you’re losing 3… 4… 5 games in a row, it can be frustrating.”

― Sue Bird

“Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law.”

― Sue Kelly

“When any part of the Station is moved from its designated location to do a repair, we really risk losing things.”

― Sunita Williams

“Every month, we weigh ourselves to make sure we aren’t losing weight. I really have been eating more than I do on Earth to make sure I don’t lose too much weight.”

― Sunita Williams

“It’s always good to bat at the top, where you get more opportunities, but sometimes crucial 30s and 40s can be very helpful for the team. Ultimately it is a team sport. Personal records don’t matter much if your team ends up on the losing side.”

― Suresh Raina

“If women don’t participate in tech, with its massive prominence in our lives and society, we risk losing many of the economic, political, and social gains we have made over decades.”

― Susan Wojcicki

“Linguistic supersizing is on the increase, and it may show the influence of advertising-speak and corporate jargon on language, in which everything needs to be hyped to get noticed. It means that some of our greatest words are losing their power.”

― Susie Dent

“When it comes to losing weight, balancing your hormones is absolutely crucial. Not only will it help you lose weight by correcting a sluggish metabolism, but you’ll look more rested and vibrant, your mood will improve, and you’ll get your libido back!”

― Suzanne Somers

“Think about it – just getting rid of the fat doesn’t get rid of the toxins, which are reabsorbed into your body. This creates a vicious cycle. Losing weight without learning to eliminate chemicals is like a merry-go-round. And it’s why dieting doesn’t work.”

― Suzanne Somers

“I was an avid reader as a child. I am losing that habit now, as my brain congeals into cabbage from wearing too many heels and too much foundation.”

― Swara Bhaskar

“You’re fighting a losing battle if you expect the people who own the studios to make moral choices.”

― Sydney Pollack

“If you are afraid of losing something, then you are dependent on it. If you are not afraid, then you are free.”

― Sylvie Guillem

“I used the same hand to pat my back and to pick me up when I get shattered after losing out on a film due to reasons except your credibility to that role.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“I was a real daydreamer at school, gazing out of the window and losing myself in imaginary worlds.”

― Talulah Riley

“In its haste to bolster nationalism, in its obsession with security, Europe is losing its soul.”

― Tariq Ramadan

“The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning’s better.”

― Ted Turner

“We don’t experience our lives as plots. If I asked you to tell me what your last week was like, you’re not really gonna give me plot. You’re gonna give me sort of linked narrative. And I wanted to see how do we bring that into fiction without losing the reader.”

― Teju Cole

“I didn’t care at all about losing, but I just didn’t want Emerson to feel bad, You know, I didn’t win, but Felicity won, and when you come to the set next time, you can give her a big congratulations.”

― Teri Hatcher

“After losing Steve, it does kind of feel like I’m free-falling.”

― Terri Irwin

“When you have incidences like the Trayvon Martin verdict, the erosion of certain fundamental rights like voting, it just reminds us that we’re always one Supreme Court justice vote away from losing the progress that has been made.”

― Terri Sewell

“I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War. Police were losing control because they were up against a world they really didn’t understand.”

― Terry Gilliam

“The BBC is the greatest broadcaster in the world. It’s the standard that everyone measures themselves against. If we lose the BBC, it won’t be quite as bad as losing the royal family, but an integral part of this country will have gone. But then, I’m an old guy.”

― Terry Wogan

“A wise person does not undertake any business with the risk of losing the capital money in search of making a profit.”

― Thiruvalluvar

“My comeback was not about winning or losing; it was about the feeling of being able to compete at top level again.”

― Thomas Muster

“Losing makes you strong.”

― Thomas Newman

“I don’t think there is anything unusual about a business losing money in certain years.”

― Thomas Peterffy

“Even losing my mother, I wanted my mother. That’s who you want instinctually when you’re having a hard time.”

― Tig Notaro

“I have irrational fears, and they all go back to losing my father as a kid. I’ve never gotten over it.”

― Tim Allen

“When technological advancement can go up so exponentially, I do think there’s a risk of losing sight of the fact that tech should serve humanity, not the other way around.”

― Tim Cook

“The most important thing in my life is Christ. He’s more important than winning or losing or whether I’m playing or not. Everything else is just a bonus.”

― Tim Howard

“On the field I’m trying to play for the glory of God but then also I’m trying to give everything I have and win and compete. And so I think more than just winning or losing, I think He cares about where our hearts are when we’re playing.”

― Tim Tebow

“Losing a fantasy is much harder than losing a reality.”

― Timothy Morton

“Losing Michael Jackson is a handicap. It’s the Lakers trying to win a championship without Kobe Bryant.”

― Tito Jackson

“When you’re winning, your confidence is through the roof, but when you’re losing, that self-doubt is like, ‘Am I doing the right thing?’”

― Tito Ortiz

“WIth football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren’t playing so well, you don’t have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks.”

― Tom Brady

“During World War II, law-abiding Japanese-American citizens were herded into remote internment camps, losing their jobs, businesses and social standing, while an all-Japanese-American division fought heroically in Europe.”

― Tom Brokaw

“I think that Americans – and this is not true just now, but over the years – are not fundamentally opposed to war. They’re fundamentally opposed to losing wars.”

― Tom Cotton

“If the Islamic State is losing, if they are defeated in Iraq and Syria, or in Libya, which is maybe their most dangerous and most well-developed cell today, then they won’t inspire nearly so many attacks.”

― Tom Cotton

“Before the surge started, frankly, after I left Iraq towards the end of 2006, I was worried that we were losing the war. But after the surge, I felt that we succeeded.”

― Tom Cotton

“That was my pride and joy – that I made it through all those years of minor hockey without losing any of my teeth; then, I ended up losing them in a car accident in New York when I was riding in a taxi. So, I end up losing my teeth, but not in the glamorous fashion I envisioned.”

― Tom Glavine

“I don’t think I’ll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don’t know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50,000 votes. I’d put in six or seven years into changing L.A.”

― Tom Hayden

“Losing has to be awful. You can never get used to losing. That’s one of the biggest downfalls to a lot of teams.”

― Tom Herman

“Indolence, of course, is an absolutely crucial part of the creative process: you do not find poets sitting in rows in cavernous word factories, staring at screens. They are rather to be found lolling on the sofa or strolling through the groves, nursing their melancholic temperaments and losing themselves in extended reveries.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“Larry David’s armor is his dissatisfaction with the world down to the smallest detail, and up to the whole ghastly arrangement. He won’t win, but he’ll enjoy losing.”

― Tom Shales

“More than half of America’s rural counties are losing population and with it, political representation.”

― Tom Vilsack

“About the only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation.”

― Tom Wilson

“One time I was doing a speech to a group of kids, and just before I get there, I see this little kid crying. I found out they just lost a game, and he was the losing pitcher. I went over there, put my arm around him, and said, ‘What are you crying for? When major league players lose, they don’t cry.’”

― Tommy Lasorda

“I don’t ever think in terms of losing. That’s not even a possibility. I’ve been beaten once, and I don’t ever want to experience that again.”

― Tommy Morrison

“We need to have a unified understanding of our national heritage without losing our personal distinctives. The closer that national heritage is to the rule of God, the more ordered our relationships will become in society.”

― Tony Evans

“It was tough, and sometimes you had to find some sponsors for a percentage of your winnings. There are a lot of variables to playing mini-tour golf because of the finances. If you don’t play well, you’re often losing a lot of your own money.”

― Tony Finau

“Because my lower body is quiet, I need a full shoulder turn to generate power and speed. Keep your tempo smooth, and with the quiet lower body, you don’t have to worry about losing your balance.”

― Tony Finau

“Losing sucks. I don’t think most people understand how bad it feels.”

― Tony La Russa

“Diplomacy between a powerful, victorious army and a side that’s losing doesn’t really work well.”

― Toomas Hendrik Ilves

“I sometimes feel that we are losing an intuitive sense of our own bodies.”

― Toyo Ito

“People live too much of their lives on email or the Internet or text messages these days. We’re losing all of our communication skills.”

― Tracy Morgan

“I suspect that with men like General Petraeus, where honor means something – losing your life is secondary to losing your honor.”

― Trey Gowdy

“I think I sort of blossomed, so to speak, around 17. I started to get hips and put on weight, which I was very happy about. And that’s when I met this agent, who told me I had to lose 10 pounds. I said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. I finally got it on – I’m not losing it!’”

― Tricia Helfer

“I regret losing my innocence so early.”

― Tulisa

“I never could stand losing. Second place didn’t interest me. I had a fire in my belly.”

― Ty Cobb

“I don’t like losing anyways.”

― Usain Bolt

“After a lifetime of losing and gaining weight, I get it. No matter how you slice it, weight loss comes down to the simple formula of calories in, calories out.”

― Valerie Bertinelli

“I’m excellent at losing weight, but I’ve never been excellent at maintenance. I have some better days than others in terms of being hypervigilant, but with maintenance you don’t know if you’ve been good at it until you’re done.”

― Valerie Bertinelli

“I gained, I think, 65 pounds when I was pregnant. And I will say to moms out there, ‘Don’t stress about losing it. It will happen when it happens.’”

― Vanessa Lachey

“I think everybody, including myself, are in danger of losing our humanity.”

― Vanessa Redgrave

“When I was growing up, I heard horror stories about producers losing their houses overnight. No matter who the family is, hearing of them getting evicted is very sad.”

― Varun Dhawan

“Self-doubt is real. Everyone has it. Having confidence and losing confidence is real, too, and everyone has been in that position.”

― Venus Williams

“Losing is no fun no matter who you lose to.”

― Venus Williams

“The people I am most interested in are the ones on the edge of losing everything and falling into the last bit of despair. I’m trying to write about how people exist on that edge and how they can come back.”

― Victor LaValle

“If you want to decide the question of migration without asking your citizens against the will of the people, you are fighting a losing battle.”

― Viktor Orban

“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.”

― Vin Scully

“With The Key, it was, I had gone through a divorce and losing my father, and just kinda really reminiscing about how much I loved the traditional side of country music, so I made a record that was really traditional from start to finish.”

― Vince Gill

“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

― Vince Lombardi

“If you can accept losing, you can’t win.”

― Vince Lombardi

“I’ve never been with a losing team in my life, and I don’t think I’ll start now.”

― Vince Lombardi

“The key, of course, is to stay away from the losing years.”

― Vince McMahon

“The older I get, the more the lying, the losing touch with your true thoughts and feelings, and the compromises required to fit in seem not worth the effort. It’s my one go on Earth; why spend any more of it conforming to other people’s rules and ideals?”

― Viv Albertine

“Losing my parents really set me adrift in more ways than one. It’s not just losing them. It’s losing the possibility of family.”

― Walter Mosley

“When I started losing business to salespeople who were using used-car salesmen kind of tactics, I realized I can’t ignore the EQ thing; it’s going to kill sales.”

― Walter O’Brien

“Losing a parent is a hard thing… I often sit here and think it would be great if mum and dad were alive and had a chance to see their grandkids grow up.”

― Wayne Swan

“I have a very good feeling at Inter, and I don’t want to let them down after winning everything and losing Jose Mourinho.”

― Wesley Sneijder

“I know that I am leaving the winning side for the losing side, but it is better to die on the losing side than to live under Communism.”

― Whittaker Chambers

“Since losing his reelection in 2002, Barr has lost not only his power but also many of his friends. It doesn’t help that after alienating nearly every Democrat with impeachment, he spent the next five years alienating his fellow Republicans – railing against the invasion of Iraq, the PATRIOT Act, and the Bush administration in general.”

― Wil S. Hylton

“Losing the ball is not going to help your team, so I am trying to change that.”

― Wilfried Zaha

“I rescue families who are losing their homes because they have no jobs and they can’t pay the mortgage and the banks are foreclosing on their homes.”


“I can’t imagine, as a father, losing my son.”

― Will Muschamp

“Whenever you’re fighting with weapons, there’s a level of reality because people don’t understand that these are still metal or hard rubber with sharp points – that if the timing’s wrong, you could definitely get hurt. There’s nothing like working with an actor who doesn’t know what they’re doing, because you’re always in fear of losing an eye.”

― Will Yun Lee

“Now that Donald Trump has won the presidency despite losing the popular vote, there’s a growing cry to rethink, or even abolish, the electoral college. This would be a mistake.”

― William M. Daley

“In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq, and that is a very undesirable exchange.”

― William Odom

“I always showed myself in the face of day, asserting the liberty and independence of my country, while some others, like owls, courted concealment and were too much afraid of losing their roosts to leave them for such a cause.”

― William Wallace

“Developing countries are losing significant tax revenues through corporate tax dodging.”

― Winnie Byanyima

“We are losing our superstars like Johnny and June Carter Cash and that breaks my heart.”

― Wynonna Judd

“Losing is a part of this sport.”

― Xabi Alonso

“We always learn more from the losing than the winning.”

― Yani Tseng

“Winning and losing have their significance in a democracy. But there should be no arrogance in victory, nor should there be any despondency in defeat.”

― Yogi Adityanath

“Losing my daughter was a very serious pain. There was always some empty space in my heart.”

― Yoko Ono

“You gotta have life your way. If you ain’t losing your mind, you ain’t partying right.”

― Young Jeezy

“A lot of things come with fame, whether it’s losing friends or losing family.”

― Young Jeezy

“Take Google Maps or Waze. On the one hand, they amplify human ability – you are able to reach your destination faster and more easily. But at the same time, you are shifting the authority to the algorithm and losing your ability to find your own way.”

― Yuval Noah Harari

“As a historian, I’m sceptical about conspiracy theories because the world is far too complicated to be managed by a few billionaires drinking scotch behind some closed doors. But I do think that the voters are correct in sensing that they’re really losing power. And in reaction, they give the system an angry kick.”

― Yuval Noah Harari

“I’m kind of like a samurai. They say if you want to be a samurai, you can’t be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch, you get your head cut off. I’m not afraid of losing this business.”

― Yvon Chouinard

“It’s a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.”

― Zora Neale Hurston
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