„People only get married when they've no other option, out of panic or desperation or so as not to lose someone they couldn't bear to lose. It's always the most conventional things that contain the largest measure of madness.“

— Javier Marías, p. 121
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Magnus Carlsen, chess prodigy from Norway - The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/01/world/europe/01iht-profile.4.15806138.html?_r=1

„Win or lose, everybody gets what they want out of the market. Some people seem to like to lose, so they win by losing money.“

— Ed Seykota American commodities trader 1946
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„You're only given a little spark of madness and if you lose that, you're nothing.“

— Robin Williams American actor and stand-up comedian 1951 - 2014
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„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“

— Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women
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„When a people lose the courage to resist encroachment on their rights, then they can't be saved by an outside force. Our belief is that people always have the kind of government they want and that individuals must bear the risks of freedom, even to the extent of giving their lives.“

— A. E. van Vogt Canadian writer 1912 - 2000
Context: "You really don't understand. We don't worry about individuals. What counts is that many millions of people have the knowledge that they can go to a weapon shop if they want to protect themselves and their families. And, even more important, the forces that would normally try to enslave them are restrained by the conviction that it is dangerous to press people too far. And so a great balance has been struck between those who govern and those who are governed." Cayle stared at her in bitter disappointment. "You mean that a person has to save himself? Even when you get a gun you have to nerve yourself to resist? Nobody is there to help you?" It struck him with a pang that she must have told him this in order to show him why she couldn't help him. Lucy spoke again. "I can see that what I've told you is a great disappointment to you. But that's the way it is. And I think you'll realize that's the way it has to be. When a people lose the courage to resist encroachment on their rights, then they can't be saved by an outside force. Our belief is that people always have the kind of government they want and that individuals must bear the risks of freedom, even to the extent of giving their lives." Lucy Rail, and Cayle Clark in Ch. 5

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„Poor people always lose in struggles.“

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„There's so many lessons I get from chess, it's incredible, but I think the biggest thing for me has always been is that losing is learning.“

— Maurice Ashley Chess Grandmaster 1966
Chessville - Interviews - 20 Questions with GM Maurice Ashley http://www.chessville.com/editorials/Interviews/20Questions/Ashley.htm

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