Now the question is, "Is to have had and lost
Better than not having at all?"

from Jay Z (Ft. Chris Martin) – Most Kingz Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

A materialistic spin on Tennyson’s famous phrase from his 1850 poem In Memoriam:

Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all

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