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Tragedy Quotes

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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.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Life is a tragedy full of joy.
- Bernard Malamud

What the American public wants in the theater is a
tragedy with a happy ending.
- William Dean Howells

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

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

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

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

You use everything.
You use tragedy you use everything.
- Shannon Hoon

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is
whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.
A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
- Aristotle

People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life,
and they can't do it.
I'm too happy.
- Curt Flood

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

When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us,
we have tragedy.
- Carter Burwell

What makes America great is that we can come together
during times of national tragedy.
- Dennis Hastert

The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less
and less about the meaning of his own life,
but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

I love John Irving's stuff.
It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy.
It's really terrific.
- Jeff Bridges

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope,
that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
- Jean Anouilh

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

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

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

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

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

I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?
- Lucinda Williams

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

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
- William Feather

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

I've never thought of my characters as being sad.
On the contrary, they are full of life.
They didn't choose tragedy.
Tragedy chose them.
- Juliette Binoche

It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know -
the less a man knows,
the more sure it is that he knows everything.
- Joyce Cary

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact:
that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy,
there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
- King Hussein I

It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age,
she looks like a female impersonator.
Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators,
in our time.
- Angela Carter

Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy,
except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
- Margaret Sackville

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

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.
- John Dyer

We just sent our condolences to the President of the
United States and the American people on what is a terrible,
terrible tragedy.
- Helen Clark

There is no tragedy in missing a putt,
no matter how short.
All have erred in this respect.
- Walter Hagen

Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
- Artie Lange

September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.
- Vernon Jordan

The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me
and it shouldn't have happened.
It ruined my life and my career.
That's the tragedy of this.
- Rafael Palmeiro

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
- Heywood Broun

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

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

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God;
the tragedy is that,
knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
- William Barclay

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise,
and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life.
That's really where failure comes.
- Tom Cochrane

The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action,
leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.
- Douglas Hurd

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

For your benefit, learn from our tragedy.
It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews.
It can also be other people.
- Simon Wiesenthal

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

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

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


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