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99 of the best book quotes about lost
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“These were her rituals, the routines that made her feel alive and connected. Without them, where would she be? Lost.”
Ben Sherwood
author
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
book
Tess Carroll
character
lost
connection
routines
rituals
concepts
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“I was lost . . . but it was like looking at a knot, knowing it was a knot, but not knowing how to untie it. I had no map for this life.”
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“i have what i have and i am happy i’ve lost what i’ve lost and i am still happy - outlook”
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“Sailing lower into the pale green sea, he sought everywhere for the reddish glint of her scales, until the water became dense and dark green and then everything gradually got so black he lost all sight of where he was.”
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“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot. And when I got it it turned to dust in my hands.”
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“‘When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You’d be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside - walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a Mack truck to come along and finish the job. It’s the saddest thing I know.’”
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“This closet is abandoned - it has no purpose, no name. It is the perfect place for me.”
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“The trouble with trying to find a brown-covered book among brown leaves and brown water at the bottom of a ditch of brown earth in the brown, well, grayish light of dawn, was that you couldn’t.”
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“Most likely lose it again, anyway.”
Eeyore
character
lost
tails
concepts
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“Their lost voices must continue to be heard.”
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“It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires”
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“Which of my feelings are real? Which of the mes is me? There is only one me I’ve ever really liked, and he was good and awake as long as he could be.”
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“The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.”
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“Here it is, here it is at last, the encounter with reality. . . . All is lost now!”
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“I saw then how I had changed. I did not mind anymore that I lost when we raced and I lost when we swam out to the rocks and I lost when we tossed spears or skipped stones. For who can be ashamed to lose to such beauty?”
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“My idea of heaven still is to drive the gravel farm roads of Umbria and Tuscany, very pleasantly lost.”
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It broke my heart to lose the bell.
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I reached into my pocket, but the only thing I felt was a hole. I had lost the silver bell from Santa Claus’s sleigh.
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“We all get lost once in a while, sometimes by choice, sometimes due to forces beyond our control. When we learn what it is our soul needs to learn, the path presents itself.”
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“I had the feeling as in a nightmare of it all being something repeated, something I had been through and that now I must go through again.”
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“When I was 5, he said, my family forgot & left me at the fair. I wandered around in the bright sounds & smells of hot sawdust & cotton candy for hours. It was already too late by the time my parents found me. I haven’t been fit for decent society since.”
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“That’s the one place in all the lands we’ve ever heard of that we don’t want to see any closer; and that’s the one place we’re trying to get to! And that’s just where we can’t get, nohow.”
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“So much of who I was had become lost, diluted, fragmented. I was being pulled and stretched in every which way, dragged in a million directions with the expectations of the world sitting heavy on my center like a concrete paperweight I couldn’t shake off.”
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“I am lost without you. I am soulless, a drifter without a home, a solitary bird in a flight to nowhere. I am all these things, and I am nothing at all. This, my darling, is my life without you. I long for you to show me how to live again.”
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″‘Do you understand?’ My father looked at Andrius, hesitant. ‘You can help me find you,’ he whispered. ‘I’ll know it’s you…just like you know Munch. But you must be very careful.‘”
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“The whole wood seemed running now, running hard, hunting, chasing, closing in round something or—somebody? In panic, he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither.”
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“IN the midway of this our mortal life, I found me in a gloomy wood, astray.”
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“One day he lost sight of his retinue in a great forest. These forests are very useful in delivering princes from their courtiers, like a sieve that keeps back the bran. Then the princes get away to follow their fortunes. In this they have the advantage of the princesses, who are forced to marry before they have had a bit of fun. I wish our princesses got lost in a forest sometimes.”
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“She didn’t know whether she was running away from something or running to something, but she admitted that deep in her heart she wanted to go home.”
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“There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost.”
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“My mother saw Riverdale as a haven, a place where I could escape my neighborhood and open my horizons. But for me, it was where I got lost.”
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“The Mouse is so organized, she would have her romantic life figured out by the time she’s eighteen. While I have nothing figured out at all.”
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“We have both lost ourselves and created something else, something that exists only as an interlacing of the two of us. ”
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“Poor gosling. It hurts to be lost. And worse to be home with no kind of homecoming. You’re my good-luck bird, Jok. I’ll be lucky if I can do as well as you when this is all done, just a bit out of breath, a bit bruised and scratched, a bit wiser and sadder for it all.”
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“Not all who wander are lost.”
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“Somehow you strayed and lost your way, and now there’ll be no time to play, no time for joy, no time for friends – not even time to make amends.”
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“All cannot be lost when there is still so much being found.”
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“Sometimes the things you’ve lost can be found again in unexpected places.”
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“I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.”
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“All is not lost; the unconquerable Will, And study of revenge, immortal hate, And courage never to submit or yield.”
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“Nothing is lost. . .Everything is transformed.”
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“The Nothing is spreading,” groaned the first. “It’s growing and growing, there’s more of it every day, if it’s possible to speak of more nothing. All the others fled from Howling Forest in time, but we didn’t want to leave our home. The Nothing caught us in our sleep and this is what it did to us.” “Is it very painful?” Atreyu asked. “No,” said the second bark troll, the one with the hole in his chest. “You don’t feel a thing. There’s just something missing. And once it gets hold of you, something more is missing every day. Soon there won’t be anything left of us.”
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“I hardly knew Hannah Baker. I mean, I wanted to. I wanted to know her more than I had the chance. […] [W]e never had the chance to get closer. And not once did I take her for granted. Not once.”
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“But the hawk was the second most precious thing. I was sorry to lose it, and if you make me another one, I promise not to get taken captive by bandits and have to use it to save my life.”
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“Everywhere we go and move on and change, something’s lost--something’s left behind. You can’t ever quite repeat anything, and I’ve been so yours, here--”
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“We are never nearer Christ than when we find ourselves lost in a holy amazement at His unspeakable love.”
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“It’s like many other things in life, Ellie. You keep on the path and all’s well. You get off it and the next thing you know you’re lost if you’re not lucky.”
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“‘It’s a bad place for a stranger,’ old Goulven had said: ‘you’d better take a guide;’ and I had replied, ‘I shall not lose myself.’ Now I knew that I had lost myself, as I sat there smoking, with the sea-wind blowing in my face.”
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“The next thing she knew she was trying to hug a jumping, panting, wriggling Jack, who lapped her face and hands with his warm wet tongue.”
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″‘If you ever find you need help again, you know, if you’re in trouble, need a hand out of a tight corner...’ ‘Yeah?’ ‘Please don’t hesitate to get lost.’”
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“Lost in a spiritual mist, the target will feel light and uninhibited. Deepen the effect of your seduction by making its sexual culmination seem like the spiritual union of two souls.”
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“I had a dream about you. You were lost in a daydream, when I walked in and you began screaming. But I know that could never actually happen. In real life I only enter people’s nightmares.”
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“That is why, at the end of all things, when the sun rises here and the twilight turns to blackness down there, the Blessed will say, “we have never lived anywhere except in heaven,’ and the Lost, “We were always in Hell.” And both will speak truly.”
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“She is so lost in her sadness that she has no idea how visible it is.”
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“In the town they tell the story of the great pearl—how it was found and how it was lost again.”
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“Dear Die-ary, there’s nothing terribly wrong with feeling lost, so long as that feeling precedes some plan on your part to actually do something about it. Too often a person grows complacent with their disillusionment, perpetually wearing their ‘discomfort’ like a favorite shirt. I can’t say I’m very pleased with where my life is just now... but I can’t help but look forward to where it’s going.”
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“One thing is absolutely definite: not everything that enters our ears penetrates our consciousness. Anything too far out of tune with our attitude is lost, either in the ears themselves or somewhere beyond, but it is lost.”
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“And now the rule of your life is this: Do not rejoice when you have found, do not weep when you have lost. ”
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“I have to find my mother!”
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″ I want to go home! I want my mother!”
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“He lost one of his shoes among the cabbages, and the other shoe amongst the potatoes.”
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“Peter gave himself up for lost, and shed big tears.”
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“Where is my mother?”
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“He looked way, way, up. He saw a big plane. ‘Here I am, Mother,’ ”
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“I did have a mother, I know I did. I have to find her. I will. I WILL!”
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“Did he have a mother?”
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″‘Mother,’ Stellaluna squeaked. ‘Where are you?’ By daybreak, the baby bat could hold on no longer. Down, down again she dropped.”
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“On his way home, Nicki saw a white shape in the distance. It was his lost mitten silhouetted against the blue sky.”
Jan Brett
author
Nicki
character
home
lost
chance
rediscover
concepts
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“I will never forget that face as long as I live. Does everybody look that way when they have lost something? I don’t mean like losing a flashlight. I mean do people look like that when they have lost?”
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“I didn’t know I’d lost a button...tonight I’ll go and see if I can find it.”
Corduroy
character
lost
toys
finding
bear
concepts
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“Pop! OH NO! Another button popped off and rolled away.”
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“The COOL, BLUE, MAGIC sunglasses went CRACK! Uh-oh! Pete didn’t know what to do without those sunglasses.”
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″‘Never mind girl,’ she said to baby Kahu. ‘Your birth cord is here. No matter where you may go, you will always return. You will never be lost to us.‘”
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“Soon the whole woods could hear the voice bawl, ‘How did you get to be tiny and small? You’re too small to huddle and cuddle,’ it said, ‘and you’ll only get lost in my giant-sized bed!’ ”
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“Eddie’s off to find his teddy. Eddie’s teddy’s name is Freddie.”
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″ ‘Oh drat,’ said Toad. ‘Not only do my feet hurt, but I have lost one of the buttons on my jacket.’ ”
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“Beegu was not supposed to be here. She was lost.”
Beegu
book
Beegu
character
lost
earth
outer space
concepts
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“The man said, ‘Dinosaurs? Yes we have found some dinosaurs. But how do you know if they are your dinosaurs?’ Harry said, ‘I will close my eyes and call their names. Then you will know.‘”
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“So, are you lost or not?” The dog hesitated, then nodded and gave a pathetic whimper. “You poor thing,” said Lotta with a sigh. “I know what it’s like when you’re lost. There you are, all alone, afraid, cold, hungry. And at night when it gets dark in the woods you start to cry. That’s when the ghosts come out screaming and rustling and rattling and haunting.” “How do you know all that?” asked the dog. “That’s what the carrier pigeon told me last year,” replied Lotta. “She got lost and forgot where she belonged. Getting lost is just like getting lost.” The dog nodded.
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“This is the bear all cold and cross who did not think he was really lost.”
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“Seems to me he should have his name someplace. He’s too fine a fellow to be lost.”
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“This must be a cave, I’ve always wanted to live in a dark, cool cave.”
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“I think she got so worried about so many things, about money and us, about what she could do to take care of us, about not being able to do anything to make things better—I think it all piled up inside her so that she just quit. She felt so sad and sorry then, and lost—remember how she’d go out and not come back for hours? I think she got lost outside those times, the way she was lost inside.”
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“A last the storm disappeared over the horizon. The tired horses slowed and then stopped and rested. Stars came out and the moon shone over hills the girl had never seen before. She knew they were lost.”
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“He’s my best friend”
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″‘How could she get lost?’ Sammy asked. ‘She knew where we were.’ ‘Not lost from us,’ Maybeth said. ‘Lost from who?’ Sammy asked. ‘Not lost from anyone,’ Maybeth said. ‘Just lost.‘”
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“That Spot! He hasn’t eaten his supper. Where can he be?”
Eric Hill
author
Spot
character
lost
missing
dogs
concepts
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“The Matheson twins. You haven’t heard? They wandered away from their father into the bush. Only three they are. Rachel and Theo Matheson. They’ll freeze to death, the poor little lambs.”
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“They searched among the pews, looking under the seats, lifting hassocks, moving piles of hymn-books, creeping about and popping up in unexpected places. Reverend Timms did find something, but it was not Sarah-Ann. It was a lady’s glove.”
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“Pat drove down the steep and winding road, and along the valley to Ted Glenn’s cottage. Jess kept a sharp lookout for the lost doll. ‘What day!’ said Pat.’ We’ve found a glove and a knife, but no Sarah-Ann. I wonder if we will find her – I do hope so’. Jess twitched his whiskers hopefully.”
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“They sat down on the grass, and opened all their parcels. They had some lovely presents, but Katy did not seem pleased with them. ‘What’s up with Katy?’ asked Pat. ‘She’s wrong side out today,’ said Mrs. Pottage, ‘She’s lost Sarah-Ann’. “
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“ ‘She’s sure to turn up somewhere,’ said Pat. ‘I’ll look out for her. You never know. I might spot Sarah-Ann on my travels. I’m good at finding things. Poor Katy – she does look sad. I’ll do my best. Don’t worry now! Cheerio!’ “
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“ ‘Poor Katy,’ said Pat, ‘and on her birthday, too. I’ll buy her a box of chocolates to cheer her up, as we haven’t found Sarah-Ann’. Pat took a box of chocolates from the shelf of the mobile shop.”
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“They did not find Sarah-Ann, but Ted found a watch that he’d mended then forgotten about. ‘That’s Miss Hubbard’s,’ he said. ‘She brought it to be fettled, last Christmas. Could you take it along for her, Pat? She’ll be needing it.’ “
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“They searched everywhere. They lifted cushions, they looked under chairs and behind chairs, they peered behind the television set and amongst the coats that hung on the back of the door, they even moved the sideboard out from the wall to see if Sarah-Ann had slipped down the back. It was no good, they didn’t find Katy’s doll but Mrs. Thompson did find a knife down the side of the chair.”
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“Pat still had to collect the letters from the letterbox and tell Mrs. Goggins all about his treasure hunt for Katy’s lost doll.”
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“At bed-time he said: ‘I want Dogger.’ But Dogger was nowhere to be found.”
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“When Dad came home he looked for Dogger too. He searched in the shed and down the garden path with a torch. But Dogger was quite lost.”
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“That’s what really happened. The ball just got lost. It wasn’t the little boy’s fault. And now the little boy has disappeared, too.”

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