Lost Cause Quotes

Quotes tagged as "lost-cause" (showing 1-11 of 11)
“When we are “time traveling”, we may trip over problems from the past which distort our memory. If we are weary of dealing with lost causes or lame ducks in our history, we have to make up our mind and give up destructive thinking patterns. At that juncture, time has come to go back to the future. ( “A glimpse of the future" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Anna Todd
“Nobody is a lost cause. They just think they are, so they don't even bother to try sometimes.”
Anna Todd, After We Fell

Pauli Murray
“In not a single one of these little campaigns was I victorious. In other words, in each case, I personally failed, but I have lived to see the thesis upon which I was operating vindicated. And what I very often say is that I’ve lived to see my lost causes found.”
Pauli Murray

Albert Meltzer
“Though I knew so far as Anarchism was concerned I was backing a lost cause, it didn't seem to matter as every other cause had won at some time but that of the people themselves. At least it threw so a light on any other political persuasion.”
Albert Meltzer, I Couldn't Paint Golden Angels

Ahmed Mostafa
“You're damaged beyond repair that even if I wanted to fix you I couldn't.”
Ahmed Mostafa

Zøe Haslie
“I knew Sophie would hire you because she is one of the few people in here who believes in lost causes."
"Wow, you really know how to make a girl feel special, huh?"
"Is that what you want? For me to make you feel special?"
"I want not to feel annoyed by you," she said sharply.”
Zøe Haslie, Just For A While

“In the United States the continued influence of the old elite meant that southern politics fell under the domination of a Democratic Party that gloried the Confederacy, the Lost Cause, the Ku Klux Klan, and resistance to Reconstruction. White supremacy was made into the fundamental cause of the South, and racism became the tool to enforce white unity behind the Democratic Party whenever a political challenge arose. Another tactic used over and over again to maintain the Solid South was to warn against outside threats and outside agitators. The mentality of a defensive, isolated, but gallant South helped Democratic leaders to deflect attention from the problems of their society and the effects of their rule.

These powerful social currents, aided by women’s groups such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy, shaped and inhibited the region’s culture. Conformity to white supremacy, segregation, and Democratic Party rule was a social imperative for generations of southerners who were indoctrinated in the belief that they had suffered grave injustice with the defeat of their glorious Lost Cause. Had the diverse political leaders of so-called Radical Reconstruction continued to exercise some power or influence, the South would have been a very different society [187].”
Paul D. Escott, Uncommonly Savage: Civil War and Remembrance in Spain and the United States

“A lacerare e lacerarsi ci vuole un attimo.
La pelle tira, leggermente arrossata dai cerotti. Mi accarezzo e affiora un sorriso. Calore. Pace interna o una cosa simile. Mettere le cose al proprio posto. Le ferite che cicatrizzano sotto bendaggi maldestri tradiscono sempre. E allora, non guardatemi, vi prego non guardatemi, vi scongiuro non guardatemi.
Non sono cose adatte a chi può respirare forte in un giorno di sole.”
Valentina Di Martino

“Favole.
Io gioco di favole.
Gioco di favole per sempre
E Sacra mento,
con corone di spine e
scettri serpenti.
In un mondo incantato,
gioco di favole e non piango.
Fa' che i nostri corpi stritolino la tristezza una volta per tutte.
E ora è così dolce, ora. Così freddo.”
Valentina Di Martino

Valentina Dazed Di Martino
“All'inizio era lividi. Poi graffi. Mi calmano un momento. Righe rosse precise, a volte lettere a comporre parole, bellissime parole a comporre frasi, prese da dove. Graffi, segni delle lacrime che di segni non ne lasciano mai. All'inizio erano graffi, portavano via piccole porzioni di pelle e sporcizia. Andavano facilmente via. Con l’unghia. Poi un giorno ricordo com'era bello lasciarsi medicare. Com'era facile sentirsi consolata, una goccia di disinfettante per bambini, verde che non brucia. A lacerare e lacerarsi ci vuole un attimo.”
Valentina Dazed Di Martino, Lost Cause

Jason Medina
“I’m sorry to say this, but the city is lost. Go home to your families, while you still can. They need you, now, more than ever.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel