„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 is come to see things as I do.“
„Sitting there that day, I knew that the only thing I could do was keep putting one foot in front of the other, hoping none of the secrets on my shoulders would make me lose my balance.“
— Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
— Arthur C. Clarke British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host 1917 - 2008
90th Birthday Reflections (2007), Context: In my time I’ve been very fortunate to see many of my dreams come true! Growing up in the 1920s and 1930s, I never expected to see so much happen in the span of a few decades. We "space cadets" of the British Interplanetary Society spent all our spare time discussing space travel — but we didn’t imagine that it lay in our own near future… I still can't quite believe that we've just marked the 50th anniversary of the Space Age! We’ve accomplished a great deal in that time, but the "Golden Age of Space" is only just beginning. Over the next 50 years, thousands of people will travel to Earth orbit — and then, to the Moon and beyond. Space travel — and space tourism — will one day become almost as commonplace as flying to exotic destinations on our own planet.
„No,” said the old man, deep under. “I don’t remember anyone winning anywhere any time. War’s never a winning thing, Charlie. You just lose all the time, and the one who loses last asks for terms. All I remember is a lot of losing and sadness and nothing good but the end of it. The end of it, Charles, that was a winning all to itself, having nothing to do with guns.“
— Ray Bradbury, livro Dandelion Wine
Dandelion Wine (1957), p. 85
„My derring-do allows me to
Dance the rigadoon around you.
But by the time I'm close to you,
I lose my desideratum and now you.“
— Fiona Apple singer-songwriter, musician 1977
Song lyrics, When the Pawn… (1999), To Your Love
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
What Is Disneyland television program (27 October 1954) Variants: I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse. As quoted in The Story of Disney (2004) by Adele D. Richardson, p. 41
„My rule is simply to do for my students exactly what I hope someone else will do for my sons when the time comes: I teach them to have faith in themselves and in their own compass, to listen to nature to find truth, to love knowledge for the sake of itself, and to strive for greatness.“
— Robert B. Laughlin American physicist 1950
Nobel Prize autobiography (1998)
— Nigel Farage British politician and former commodity broker 1964
2010, Upon being fined €2,980 for "inappropriate behaviour" towards Herman Van Rompuy, EU President - Nigel Farage fined for verbal attack on EU president http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/02/nigel-farage-fined-mep-rompuy, The Guardian, 2 March 2010.
„I'm a pilgrim trying to win my freedom and serve as best I can in the time I have, with this gift I've been given.“
— Martin Sheen American actor 1940
2000s, Progressive magazine interview (2003), Context: I am not a politician or a public servant. I am still a journeyman actor and a peace and justice activist. I'm a pilgrim trying to win my freedom and serve as best I can in the time I have, with this gift I've been given.
„I desire that after I have given the judgment of the Court, that judgment may not be talked about; I have given it upon my oath, and am answerable to my country for it. I have been before reminded that these things are not passing in a corner, but in the open face of the world; I hope I need not be admonished that I am to administer justice; if I have done amiss, let the wrath and indignation of Parliament be brought out against me; let me be impeached; I am ready to meet the storm whenever it comes, having at least one protection; the consciousness that I am right. In protecting the dignity of the Court, I do the best thing I can do for the public: for if my conduct here is extra-judicially arraigned, the administration of justice is arraigned and affronted, and that no man living shall do with impunity.“
— Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon British Baron 1732 - 1802
Proceedings against the Dean of St. Asaph (1783), 21 How. St. Tr. 875.
„I do that which I do in every place. Here also, at the gateway of that garden into which time has not entered, I fight with time my ever-losing battle, because to do that diverts me.“
— James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958
The Way of Ecben (1929), Horvendile, in Ch. 13 : What a Boy Thought