Losers are people who are so afraid of not winning, they don’t even try.
—Grandpa, Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Sometimes, when you lose, you win.—Annie Nielsen, What Dreams May Come (1998)
One of the best indoor sports: feeling sorry for yourself. A sport enjoyed by all, especially the born losers.
—Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself. —Sean, Good Will Hunting (1997)
Loss has been a part of my journey. But it has also shown me what is precious. —Theresa Osborne, Message in a Bottle (1999)
A tragic loss serves to put lesser matters in their proper perspective.
—The Banker, Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Everybody loses the thing that made them. It’s even how it’s supposed to be in nature.The brave men stay and watch it happen, they don’t run.–Hushpuppy, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
We find compensations. That’s what we do, right? We compensate for our losses. Move on.
—Nicholas Hume, Death Sentence (2007)
You’ll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of losing, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is how much more enjoyable it is to win. It’s inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it.—Uncle Henry Skinner, A Good Year (2006)
People are born, they have a limited amount of time going around thinking life is dandy but then, inevitably, tragedy strikes and they realize life equals loss! The whole point of the game is to minimize the pain caused by that equation! —Jasper, 28 Days (2000)