Tragedy Quotes

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
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