„When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself.“

A New Earth (2005)
Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

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German writer 1948

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„If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch“

—  Rudyard Kipling, book The Second Jungle Book

Stanza 4.
The Second Jungle Book (1895), If— (1896)
Context: If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!

„What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you'll be that.“

—  Attar of Nishapur Persian Sufi poet 1145 - 1221

"Looking For Your Own Face" as translated by Coleman Barks in The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia
Context: Don't be dead or asleep or awake.
Don't be anything.
What you most want,
what you travel around wishing to find,
lose yourself as lovers lose themselves,
and you'll be that.

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„Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

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„To be in love
Is to touch with a lighter hand.
In yourself you stretch, you are well.“

—  Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000

"To Be In Love"
Variant: To be in love
Is to touch with a lighter hand.
Source: Selected Poems

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„Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.“

—  Ken Kesey, book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Source: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962), Ch. 5
Context: Maybe not you, buddy, but the rest are even scared to open up and laugh. You know, that's the first thing that got me about this place, that there wasn't anybody laughing. I haven't heard a real laugh since I came through that door, do you know that? Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.

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„You lose your immortality when you lose your memory.“

—  Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor 1899 - 1977

Source: Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

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„You don't lose when you lose fake friends.“

—  Joan Jett American rock musician, former member of The Runaways 1958

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„He either fears his fate too much,
Or his deserts are small,
That dares not put it to the touch
To gain or lose it all.“

—  James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1612 - 1650

My Dear and only Love. Compare: "That puts it not unto the touch/ To win or lose it all", Sir W. F. P. Napier, Montrose and the Covenanters, vol. ii. p. 566.

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„Lo! with a little rod
I did but touch the honey of romance —
And must I lose a soul's inheritance?“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

Helas! http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/wilde/helas.html, l. 12-14 (1881)

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„Audile-tactile space is the space of involvement. We lose "touch" without it. Visual space is the space of detachment.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

1970s, Culture Is Our Business (1970)

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