Well I think comedy everywhere has lost a bit of its bite. In Canada, I can't argue with the quality, but it feels like it's gotten a little safe.
— Scott Thompson
The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
— Zygmunt Bauman
In the last thirty years we have gained enormous amount of freedom (everywhere, except perhaps in places like Burma or North Korea), but we lost quite a large amount of security. Because of all sorts of reasons, because of globalization which stripped the nation state of a large part of its sovereignty away, because of the dismantling of the so-called welfare state. As a result, people feel simultaneously much freer and much more insecure.
— Zygmunt Bauman
The task is to keep the lost opportunities of the past alive.
— Zygmunt Bauman
If the people wanted my head I would bow without demur. If I had lost the confidence or respect of the people I would not want to live. The tragedy of the drama is that the very opposite is true.
— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Somewhere between sanity and madness lays a fine line, for some it is a tightrope walked daily, a fight for balance to be won or lost. That fight is lost one of two ways. Some simply lose their balance and fall, others are pushed.
— Zoë Heller
Your preciousness lies in your essence; it cannot be lost by anything that happens.
All the fish needs is to get lost in the water. All man needs is to get lost in Tao.
He who does his work like a machine grows a heart like a machine and he who carries the heart of a machine in his breast loses his simplicity. He who has lost his simplicity becomes unsure in the strivings of his soul.
And how do I know that the hate of death is not like a man who has lost his home when young and does not know where his home is to return to?
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
Who knows when the end is reached? Death may be the beginning of life. How do I know that love of life is not a delusion after all? How do I know that he who dreads to die is as a child who has lost the way and cannot find his way home? How do I know that the dead repent of having previously clung to life?
A master of happiness will appreciate what he or she has while they have them and the moment any specific thing is gone or lost, the focus will be on other things to appreciate and be grateful for. At times, this could be gratitude for the memories that remain. Material and physical objects are temporary, memories are forever.
— Zelig Pliskin
I take a sun bath and listen to the hours, formulating, and disintegrating under the pines, and smell the resiny hardihood of the high noon hours. The world is lost in a blue haze of distances, and the immediate sleeps in a thin and finite sun.
— Zelda Fitzgerald
We look a little bit disorderly, indecisive, leaderless. That's a real problem, and that's a problem that concerns me particularly on foreign affairs. The presidency, not just President Obama, but the presidency in recent years has lost some of the terrain that they used to dominate in the making of foreign policy. I think President Obama has to make a serious effort to regain it because he lost some of it himself.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
Not a single piece of material culture - not a single object - has been found at Giza that can be interpreted to come from a lost civilization.
— Zahi Hawass
The eyes get lost in 3-D. With 3-D, your eyes are looking for the plane of focus, right? And the problem is, when you do quick cuts, your eyes can't find it.
— Zack Snyder
When ignorance reigns, life is lost...
— Zack de la Rocha
I'm a 'Lost' guy, I love 'Lost.
— Zachary Levi
Nobody really wanted to do that one European tour. For one, it was budgeted to lose money. They would've made something, but I would've lost a lot of money.
— Zachary Cole Smith
When I was a kid my father would read Neil Simon plays with me when I was going to bed, as bedtime stories. All of these old plays like The Odd Couple and Lost in Yonkers - funny but corny plays about Jewish New Yorkers in the mid-20th century.
— Zach Woods
I find anger to be funny. I find people that are so wrapped up in their own personalities to be funny, and lost. Like myself in real life.
— Zach Galifianakis
As a comic, it's anti-comedy to be known. I think a lot of comedic actors get lost in this world of Hollywood and all this stuff. They lose what brought them there in the first place. I'm very trepidatious about it.
— Zach Galifianakis
So, yeah, I mean, there is something universal about that feeling - that 20-something, what the hell am I going to do with my life, I'm lost and my parents are freaking me out, and what's the point? Every generation has a way of making that unique, but there are certain universals of that feeling.
— Zach Braff
Technically I can get out of my wheelchair and crawl around and do things, but when I've traveled and they've lost my wheelchair in transit, I feel like I need to be bound to it. My functionality and autonomy are often bound to this.
— Zach Anner
In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships. In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it - to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!
— Zac Efron
Burma evoked the lost Kenyan soldiers who served in the war. You never hear about them. There were a significant number of casualties, men who never came back home. But they're never commemorated.
— Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
I had proof that I had five senses, that I knew how to get myself to function! And then I lost my childhood.
— Yves Klein
Only a good bishop can be sacrificed, a bad bishop can only be lost.
— Yuri Razuvaev
If you listen too much to doubts you're totally lost.
— Yukimi Nagano
In lantern-light My yellow Chrysanthemums Lost all their color
— Yosa Buson
Countries have lost their culture because what they wanted was money. Money became the running theme in every country and culture was sacrificed.
— Yoko Ono
They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above.
— Yip Harburg
WHERE and WHEN, Are lost in space. THERE and THEN, Do not embrace. So before we disappear, Come sweet NOW and kiss the HERE.
— Yip Harburg
The only thing pain can wring from a soul that has abandoned resistance and from a mind that has lost its hate is sorrow
— Yi Mun-yol
Life itself today has lost its plane reality: it is projected, not along the old fixed points, but along the dynamic coordinates of Einstein, of revolution. In this new projection, the best-known formulas and objects become displaced, fantastic, familiar-unfamiliar. This is why it is so logical for literature today to be drawn to the fantastic plot, or to an amalgam of reality and fantasy.
— Yevgeny Zamyatin
My life is a dot lost among thousands of other dots.
— Yayoi Kusama
They wrote that I'd gained 30 pounds over the summer and lost it in a week because I was dating three guys at once!
— Yasmine Bleeth
I was depressed. I knew I was lost, but I had no idea how to find myself again. It was as though I was a different person, an infuriating, disappointing yet indispensable person whose body was my only home.
— Yasmina Khadra
I loved. I lost. So I learned
— Yasmin Mogahed