Tragedy Quotes

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

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin

Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin

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.

W. M. Lewis

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Shirley Hazzard

The most protean aspect of comedy is its potentiality for transcending itself, for responding to the conditions of tragedy by laughing in the darkness.

Harry Levin

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.


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

Dwight David Eisenhower

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

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.

Mark Twain

There's more truth in comedy than in tragedy.

Vanna Bonta

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.


Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

Angela Carter

PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.

Susan Pease Banitt
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