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Tragic Quotes

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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

Related topics: Wisdom

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual
bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found
in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.
- Earl Warren

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

 

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase,
'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add,
'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.'
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied,
the more clearly those tragic years become revealed
as a vast collapse of civilization.
- Arthur Henderson

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If you have ever been in a real tragic or sad situation,
the words that come out are hopelessly inadequate and kind of cliched.
- Erika Slezak

This tragic brow, these closed eyes,
eyebrows raised and knotted.
- Frederick Leboyer

I am always a beginner.
I only try to include different parts of life;
the pastoral,
the tragic, et cetera.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

What's the classical moment that every actor or actress
deals with? A tragic thing.
They get that blank, faraway look in their eyes.
But in life, it's not that way.
- Skeet Ulrich

The refusal to acknowledge the scientific value of
embryonic stem cell research is one more tragic misstep.
- Lois Capps

The Native American side was tragic.
It's just unbelievable what has happened to them.
- Skeet Ulrich

This was a tragic event in human history,
but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we
ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly
understood and acknowledged.
- Jerry Costello

I've had a lot of tragic hairdos and outfits.
- Kylie Minogue

I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic
events that took place in Red Lake.
- Collin C. Peterson

World history is tragic.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Europe has a long and tragic history of mostly domestic terrorism.
- Gijs de Vries

July 13, 1954 was the most tragic day of my life.
I had lost my beloved Frida forever.
To late now I realized that the most wonderful part
of my life had been my love for Frida.
- Diego Rivera

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
- Taylor Caldwell

Sometimes in the most tragic situation,
something just profoundly funny happens.
- David Hyde Pierce

There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings
at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.
- Louis Leakey

It makes it difficult to decide which to go see,
since no film about say, some tragic genocide in Africa
is going to get a bad review even if it's poorly made.
- Terry Zwigoff

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life.
Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit,
so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners.
- Florence King

A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate,
looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows
just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death.
- Vincent Bugliosi

Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game
that will last quite a long time.
This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon.
- Walid Jumblatt

The English countryside, its growth and its destruction,
is a genuine and tragic theme.
- E. M. Forster

The world is an infinitely fascinating,
tragic and humorous place.
- Mike Figgis

Terri's death brings to a close a very tragic,
human and personal event that has left everyone with a feeling of emptiness,
regardless of what side of the issue you may have been on.
- Bob Beauprez

The utter helplessness of a conquered people is perhaps
the most tragic feature of a civil war or any other sort of war.
- Rebecca Latimer Felton

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
- John Locke

Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare
well and come into real contact with his mind,
are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease.
The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
- Calvin Klein

I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers:
whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.
- Wendy Cope

The death of my daughter is a subject I talk about
briefly because there is nothing more tragic.
- Ben Vereen

We assert that the subject is crucial and only that
subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless.
- Mark Rothko

Mother Firefly is the kind of character I've always wanted to play.
She's larger than life, terribly tragic,
and capable of a lot of love.
- Leslie Easterbrook

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over
the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are
blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed
to be a gloomy or tragic figure.
- Kenneth Branagh

I had come to regard the U.S.
Senate's rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
- Elliot Richardson

There is a need to take advantage of the change that
has taken place in the Congo,
however tragic that has been in its coming.
- Paul Kagame

And I thought my loss my loss was not,
certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the
enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up,
I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh

What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person
may seem like an absolute scream to another person,
especially if he has had between four and seven beers.
- Dave Barry

We have the most crude accounting tools.
It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic
doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.
- Susan George

Power is poison.
Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
- Henry B. Adams

That last winter was a tragic story and I got no personal
honour out of it but I was a witness to it.
- Laurie Lee

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does
not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler
than the forces which destroy him.
- George Orwell

There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world.
Pure undistorted truth burns up the world.
- Nikolai Berdyaev

The woman poet must be either a sexless,
reclusive eccentric, with nothing to say specifically to women,
or a brilliant, tragic, tortured suicide.
- Marilyn Hacker

To politicize a man's tragic death is about as low as you can go,
isn't it?
- Tucker Carlson

Maybe John Kerry does not know - but I am happy to explain it to him -
that my commitment to withdraw the troops goes back before the tragic,
dramatic terrorist attack.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

That freedom can never be attained by a nation without
suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by
the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I don't need drugs to make my life tragic.
- Eddie Vedder

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology,
then its myth is tragic.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity.
- George McGovern

Charlie Brown is almost a tragic figure.
- Brian Walker

The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights
the importance of making our health-care wishes known.
- Bill Nelson

When I first started acting, I started in opera and
had a great desire to play grand,
tragic characters.
I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
- Leslie Easterbrook

The path towards a free society has not been simple.
There are tragic and glorious pages in our history.
- Vladimir Putin

Quite often in life, when a tragic event arrives it
becomes a springboard for mirroring all other things
in one's life that one hasn't come to terms with.
- Charlotte Rampling

There's no life without humour.
It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious,
and it can make tragic moments bearable.
- Rufus Wainwright

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Some directors expect you to do everything;
write,
be producer, psychiatrist.
Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during
the shooting so they can get the insurance.
- John Malkovich

It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.
- Siobhan Fahey

It is tragic that many in America think of us -
Christians -
as being people who hate others.
- Anne Rice

Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the
sun inexorably rises and sets,
and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last,
last time.
- James A. Baldwin

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same -
dupe,
fox, straight, like burlesque skits -
the repetition through the ages is comedy.
- Dawn Powell

California is a tragic country - like Palestine,
like every Promised Land.
- Christopher Isherwood

For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives,
but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.
- Kylie Minogue


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