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Shirley Hazzard Quotes and Sayings

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The tragedy is not that love doesn't last.
The tragedy is the love that lasts.
- Shirley Hazzard

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may
turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization.
- Shirley Hazzard

Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence,
to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
- Shirley Hazzard

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

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In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe.
- Ezra Pound

The death of one man is a tragedy.
The death of millions is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
- Adam Smith

I've had at least my share of tragedy,
but I have had far more than my share of happiness.
- Pierre Salinger

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist,
as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
- Loren Eiseley

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
- Jean Cocteau

In this sport luck and tragedy are only a few hundredths
of seconds apart from each other.
- Jacky Ickx

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
- John Guare

I like to take these unusual characters and then make
them as normal as possible,
because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal
always hides itself behind the normal.
- Isabelle Huppert

It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life.
These are things none of us avoids.
Suffering is the price of being alive.
- Judy Collins

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom,
not a guide by which to live.
- Robert Kennedy

A tragedy need not have blood and death;
it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic
sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
- Jean Racine

Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong,
but between two different kinds of right.
- Peter Shaffer

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey

The world is a comedy to those that think,
a tragedy to those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

Losing a game is heartbreaking.
Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
- Joe Paterno

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief
in injustice and tragedy.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the Master calls the butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
- John Mortimer

I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that,
in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face,
came also all the rest.
- Emma Bonino

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people
is that they act so continuously without much thinking,
that it becomes dry and empty.
- Brenda Ueland

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results.
But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
- James Branch Cabell

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does
not lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
- Clarence Darrow

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up,
but a comedy in long-shot.
- Charlie Chaplin

It's a tragedy, but with your support and your help
we will wage this fight and we're going to win it.
- Michael D. Barnes

The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.
- Mark Spitz

Auschwitz is a place in which tragedy cannot occur.
- Edward Bond

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I think art can reflect tragedy.
- John Corigliano

All women become like their mothers.
That is their tragedy.
No man does.
That's his.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.
- Radha Mitchell

The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success.
I knew right away that I was through -
cast out.
- Jonas Salk

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training,
I think.
It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
- Vivien Leigh

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the
only tragedy is to allow part of us to die -
whether it is our spirit,
our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
- Gilda Radner

History repeats itself, first as tragedy,
second as farce.
- Karl Marx

If we had a terrorist attack, the way the people respond
is going to determine whether that attack is just a
tragedy or whether that attack becomes an all-out disaster.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

Lack of something to feel important about is almost
the greatest tragedy a man may have.
- Arthur E. Morgan

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event
in my career and the most terrible.
- Jim McKay

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy,
so by writing these types of stories,
I have to include tragedy.
- Nicholas Sparks

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
- Gerald R. Ford

In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved.
Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
- Wislawa Szymborska

I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare,
a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements.
I think that's a beautiful line.
- Maximilian Schell

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
- Pierre Corneille

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face.
Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one
another without a look of recognition.
- Henry Miller

My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me.
- Peter Krause


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