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Quote Left I never thought that heav'n would lose its blue And sullen storm-clouds mask the gentle sky; I never thought the rose's velvet hue Would pale and sicken, though we said good-by. I never dreamed the lark would hush its note As day succeeded ever-drearier day, Nor knew the song that swelled the robin's throat Would fade to silence, when you went away. I never knew the sun's irradiant beams Upon the brooding earth no more would shine, Nor thought that only in my mocking dreams Would happiness that once I knew be mine. I never thought the slim moon, mournfully, Would shroud her pallid self in murky night. Dear heart, I never thought these things would be- I never thought they would, and I was right. Quote Right
Quote Left Here lies interred in the eternity of the past, from whence there is no resurrection for the days -- whatever there may be for the dust -- the thirty-third year of an ill-spent life, which, after a lingering disease of many months sank into a lethargy, and expired, January 22d, 1821, A.D. leaving a successor inconsolable for the very loss which occasioned its existence. Quote Right
Quote Left Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Quote Right
Quote Left The loss of a friend is like that of a limb time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. Quote Right
Quote Left So if I asked you about art you could give me the skinny on every art book ever written...Michelangelo? You know a lot about him I bet. Life's work, criticisms, political aspirations. But you couldn't tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel. You've never stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. And if I asked you about women I'm sure you could give me a syllabus of your personal favorites, and maybe you've been laid a few times too. But you couldn't tell me how it feels to wake up next to a woman and be truly happy. If I asked you about war you could refer me to a bevy of fictional and non-fictional material, but you've never been in one. You've never held your best friend's head in your lap and watched him draw his last breath, looking to you for help. And if I asked you about love I'd get a sonnet, but you've never looked at a woman and been truly vulnerable. Known that someone could kill you with a look. That someone could rescue you from grief. That God had put an angel on Earth just for you. And you wouldn't know how it felt to be her angel. To have the love be there for her forever. Through anything, through cancer. You wouldn't know about sleeping sitting up in a hospital room for two months holding her hand and not leaving because the doctors could see in your eyes that the term 'visiting hours' didn't apply to you. And you wouldn't know about real loss, because that only occurs when you lose something you love more than yourself, and you've never dared to love anything that much. I look at you and I don't see an intelligent confident man, I don't see a peer, and I don't see my equal. I see a boy. Nobody could possibly understand you, right Will? Yet you presume to know so much about me because of a painting you saw. You must know everything about me. You're an orphan, right? Do you think I would presume to know the first thing about who you are because I read 'Oliver Twist?' And I don't buy the argument that you don't want to be here, because I think you like all the attention you're getting. Personally, I don't care. There's nothing you can tell me that I can't read somewhere else. Unless we talk about your life. But you won't do that. Maybe you're afraid of what you might say. Quote Right
Quote Left No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room. Quote Right
Quote Left Still falls the rain -- dark as the world of man, black as our loss -- blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross. Quote Right
Quote Left ... Insatiable, unfathomable, gluttony searches every land and every sea. Some animals it persecutes with snares and traps, with hunting nets, with hooks, sparing no sort of toil to obtain them . . . There is no peace allowed to any species of being . . . No wonder that with so discordant diet disease is ever varying. . . Count the cooks you will no longer wonder at the innumerable number of human maladies. … If these maxims are true, the Pythagorean principles as to abstaining from flesh foster innocence; if ill-founded they at least teach us frugality, and what loss have you in losing your cruelty? I merely deprive you of the food of lions and vultures ... We shall recover our sound reason only if we shall separate ourselves from the herd - the very fact of the approbation of the multitude is a proof of the unsoundness of the opinion or practice. Let us ask what is best, not what is customary. Let us love temperance - let us be just - let us refrain from bloodshed. None is so near the gods as he who shows kindness. Quote Right
Quote Left The ideal of brotherhood of man, the building of the Just City, is one that cannot be discarded without lifelong feelings of disappointment and loss. But, if we are to live in the real world, discard it we must. Its very nobility makes the results of its breakdown doubly horrifying, and it breaks down, as it always will, not by some external agency but because it cannot work. Quote Right
Quote Left Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause. Quote Right
Quote Left Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power. Quote Right
Quote Left And much more am I sorrier for my good knights' loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a tower in the Emperor's palace called the Tower of Heroes: a black tower which rises high into the sky like a spike. At the summit of that tower hangs the Bell of Lost Souls. It is an ancient thing, massive as a building and adorned with dark runes, its peal like the scream of an anguished god. It is tolled but once when a great hero of the Imperium dies. Its wailing moan of grief lasts long and reaches the ears of millions, and its tones penetrate the unifying ether of humanity turning the thought of countless billions towards mankind's loss. Quote Right
Quote Left The thing we're happy about is that there wasn't as much loss of life or property damage as there might have been, ... This is still a dangerous situation. Quote Right
Quote Left When by the Ruins oft I past My sorrowing eyes aside did cast And here and there the places spy Where oft I sate and long did lie. Here stood that Trunk, and there that chest, There lay that store I counted best, My pleasant things in ashes lie And them behold no more shall I. Under the roof no guest shall sit, Nor at thy Table eat a bit. No pleasant talk shall 'ere be told Nor things recounted done of old. No Candle 'ere shall shine in Thee, Nor bridegroom's voice ere heard shall bee. In silence ever shalt thou lie. Quote Right
Quote Left One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual. There are open wounds, shrunk sometimes to the size of a pin-prick but wounds still. The marks of suffering are more comparable to the loss of a finger, or the sight of an eye. We may not miss them, either, for one minute in a year, but if we should there is nothing to be done about it. Quote Right
Quote Left this wonder fled, Altered, estranged, disintegrated, lost. Nor shall my love avail you in your hour. Quote Right
Quote Left Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. Quote Right
Quote Left Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. Quote Right
Quote Left 'If' If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream---and not make dreams your master; If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same: If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never breathe a word about your loss: If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!' If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much: If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son! Quote Right
Quote Left Otherwise we will have a situation like what happened with the peer-to-peer problems in the music industry, and there will be a loss in revenue in the film industry, and then we won't be able to create the magic that we have in the past. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no better adversity. Every defeat. Every heart break. Every loss. Contains its own seed, it's own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. Quote Right
Quote Left There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness. Quote Right
Quote Left Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is, but let us consider the two possibilities. If you gain, you gain all if you lose you lose nothing. Hesitate not, then, to wager that He is. Quote Right
Quote Left It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new. Quote Right
Quote Left What greater grief than the loss of one's native land. Quote Right
Quote Left Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Quote Right
Quote Left The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief -But the pain of griefIs only a shadowWhen compared with the painOf never risking love. Quote Right
Quote Left The estimate made by NIOSH was 597 excess cancers per 10,000 workers having that same exposure... Instead of extra cancers predicted by NIOSH, workers had fewer cancers than expected...With trillions of dollars, loss of competitiveness, and jobs at stake, a searching review of the risk assessment methodology of the regulatory agencies is overdue. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is a loss of time. Quote Right

Member Quotes About Loss

Quote Left Poetry is the colosseum I have yet had an audience to. I desire the battle, but have not been confirmed a warrior yet by any means Quote Right
Quote Left "Loss, I’ve had some. None I couldn’t recover from." from the poem "Loss" by Max Burchett Quote Right
Quote Left Poetry is another language to carry the psyche through the various dimensions of dark and light. It is an abstract built-in mechanism for most poets/musicians whether they write limericks, long tomes, or lyrics, to cope with living and the measures of existing, life and death, love, loss, to understand, to make sense, to find answers, to "feel". Quote Right
Quote Left A child brought up in a loving safe haven blossoms into a laudable sensation. Quote Right
Quote Left Love, loss and disappointment always hit hardest on meaningful days which should be comprised of joy and fond remembrance—Robert Gorelick Quote Right
Quote Left As springs’ budding blossoms emerge the raptors glide mercilessly. I wrote this haiku-like poem on 3-27-2023 after the Nashville Covenant school shooting massacre. — Michael R. Burch Quote Right
Quote Left The will of man is rarely understood ... forged & chiseled between fires of damnation and salvation, tempered by loss and the shadow of time. Quote Right
Quote Left When you sell your soul through circumstance, who profits by the loss? Quote Right
Quote Left "Artist hide their art for fear of the loss of losing the love of their work for compensation and attention, the displacement of care and affection for concern and agony, and perhaps the jealousy that comes with knowing the thing you love most might be loved more by others, and it's your only one like a sole born child that's dowered off to the highest bidder, I prefer to let her stay and love her forever" Quote Right
Quote Left Paralysis is a loss of nerve function or muscle power. Quote Right
Quote Left Creatives I Admire (Part 2) - Those creatives who have experienced, 'going over the edge', have plummeted to the depths of despair, loneliness, emotional and physical pain, are the ones who have the greatest appreciation for beauty and love, and an understanding of the cost paid for loss; and while some do not survive the plunge, their experiences make us understand what it truly is to be ‘human’. Those are the writers/creatives who I gravitate to and admire. Quote Right
Quote Left Creatives I Admire (Part 2) - Those creatives who have experienced, 'going over the edge', have plummeted to the depths of despair, loneliness, emotional and physical pain, are the ones who have the greatest appreciation for beauty and love, and an understanding of the cost paid for loss; and while some do not survive the plunge, their experiences make us understand what it truly is to be ‘human’. Those are the writers/creatives who I gravitate to and admire. Quote Right
Quote Left Both men and women can be violated, but a man can never know the loss of innocence that a female feels. Quote Right
Quote Left - Loss of wealth could be born; not the loss of loved ones - Quote Right
Quote Left "Life that germinate in soil will blossom if honestly you toil." Quote Right
Quote Left With every wearying year the weight of the winter grows, and while the schoolgirl outgrows her clothes, the widow disappears in hers. ('The Shrinking Season' by Michael R. Burch; keywords/tags: winter, time, age, aging, loss) Quote Right
Quote Left The longer we travel through the mist, the longer we suffer from loss of sight even if our eyes are wide open. Quote Right
Quote Left But the night gives us fond chance for dreams, where there can blossom still, brightly, all God's beams. Quote Right
Quote Left 6. Poetry is cherry blossoms, crying for the soft, cool winds to wave their beauty to the awaiting sun and the gasping skies. Robert J. Lindley Quote Right
Quote Left Fill the youth of your life by growing on your belief to blossom on this earth With aspiration in your breath. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes the lotus of a tiny smile blossoms in the mud of wounds... Quote Right
Quote Left One loss can equip you with lessons that can facilitate many future wins...if you fail...don't break...just learn and keep going #Poetic_Ra*_Quotes???? Quote Right
Quote Left Poison side effects include brain damage, confusion, chills, loss of appetite, headache, shortness of breath, throat tightening and weakness etc. Quote Right
Quote Left loss is the shadow of love the greater the love the longer the shadow cast Quote Right
Quote Left There is LIFE to be lived...after all is said and done. Women are built to withstand and bare the greatest pain in life, sometimes that will result in death, and perhaps if not death, a great loss of some incomprehensible proportion/s - but mostly, there is a strength that is inherently congenital to deliver beauty through something more substantial than looks and coquettish wiles. Quote Right
Quote Left There is LIFE to be lived...after all is said and done. Women are built to withstand and bare the greatest pain in life, sometimes that will result in death, and perhaps if not death, a great loss of some incomprehensible proportion/s - but mostly, there is a strength that is inherently congenital to deliver beauty through something more substantial than looks and coquettish wiles. Quote Right
Quote Left It's not the wins that make a person great, its the losses and the ability to continue losing until you win, you cannot be truly great until you loose it all and persevere though many will conspire against you. Quote Right
Quote Left There are 4 types of terrors; fear, and love, which are often hand in hand. These cousins beget the 3rd, dread. Dread, who in turn, had the 4th procrastination. Of this dark family, the one to fear the most is procrastination, for she seduces the weak with false promises of a life of relaxation and ease with no work, this is a dangerous thought as it leads to deprivation and loss Quote Right
Quote Left Diminished by loss, strengthened by memory, a better person forever, having experienced known and unknown life lessons, unasked for. Quote Right