Tragedy Quotes

There is a point in portraying surface vulgarity where tragedy and comedy are very close.

Barbara Stanwyck

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.

Henry Louis Mencken

It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson.

Emmet Fox

In their efforts to provide a sufficiency of water where there was not one, men have resorted to every expedient from prayer to dynamite. The story of their efforts is, on the whole, one of pathos and tragedy, of a few successes and many failures

Walter Prescott Webb

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Adam Smith

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

It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.

David Ormsby-Gore

That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.

Thomas Carlyle

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Jacques Barzun

Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.

John Edward Masefield

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 a butterfly.

Richard David Bach

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.

Rita Mae Brown

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think .

Horace Walgate

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

Germaine Greer

The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.

Oscar Wilde

Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.

Ernest Hemingway

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

Artie Lange

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

Thomas Huxley

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

Horace Walpole

In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.

Christopher Fry

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

American children are the heaviest worldwide, and they are getting heavier at a faster rate than other children around the globe. This spread of obesity foreshadows an explosion in degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer waiting to erupt in our children's future. Together we can stop this tragedy from ever happening.

Joel Fuhrman

The tragedy is that so many people look for self-confidence and self-respect everywhere except within themselves, and so they fail in their search.

Dr Nathaniel Branden

Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death. That is why the spectacle of tragedy has always filled men, not with despair, but with a sense of hope and exaltation.

Whittaker Chambers
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