Tragedy Quotes

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.

Havelock Ellis

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

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Horace Walpole

The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature.

Arnold Bennett

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

The tragedy of human life consists in our vain attempts to stretch the limits of things which can never become unlimited, to reach the infinite by absurdly adding to the rungs of the ladder of the finite.

Rabindranath Tagore

The tragedy is when you've got sex in the head instead of down where it belongs.

D.H. Lawrence

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

Robert Francis Kennedy

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

William Feather

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it... the basest of all things is to be afraid.

William Faulkner

The tragedy, the true catastrophe, is that humanity continues.

Louis Wolfson

Tragedy is an imitation of a whole and complete action of some amplitude. . . . Now a whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Aristotle

The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.

Arthur Miller

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

Margaret Sackville

Every tragedy contains the seeds of triumph.

Scott Sorrell

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.

Tom Stoppard

When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness.

Stephen Vizinczey

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

Norman Cousins

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

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

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 Fitzgerald Kennedy

Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think. It is vital to mourn the victims of this government, but not at the expense of losing our sense of humor. Our ability to laugh directly coincides with our ability to fight. If we make fun of it, we can transcend it.

Moran Margaret Cho

They (the government) are unfazed by any amount of travesty, loss, tragedy, death, and destruction.

Moran Margaret Cho

The book deals with being an honorable person in a dishonest world. The Fencing Master does not sell himself. That's his tragedy, and that is also his strength and his glory.

Arturo Perez Reverte

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

Thomas H. Huxley
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