Golf is twenty percent mechanics and technique. The other eighty percent is philosophy, humor, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness, and conversation
Many younger elite Sri Lankans,especially young Tamils, have capitalised on foreign university credentials and their parents' dwindling wealth to escape from the daily stress and tragedy of life on the island.
The first divorce in the world may have been a tragedy, but the hundred-millionth is not necessarily one.
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.
The great tragedy of science--the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
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.
The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.
Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
That there should one man die ignorant who had capacity for knowledge, this I call a tragedy.
There's more truth in comedy than in tragedy.
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.
The tragedy is when you've got sex in the head instead of down where it belongs.
Laughter rises out of tragedy, when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage.
Instead of weeping when a tragedy occurs in a songbird's life, it sings away its grief. I believe we could well follow the pattern of our feathered friends.
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns, often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty, and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras.... As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy, a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning, to control the price of bread or gasoline, to secure every job, and to find some villain for every dramatic accident, risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.
Disaster is a natural part of my evolution. Toward tragedy and dissolution.
Some of the critics viewed Vietnam as a morality play in which the wicked must be punished before the final curtain and where any attempt to salvage self-respect from the outcome compounded the wrong. I viewed it as a genuine tragedy. No one had a monopoly on anguish.
When people divorce, it’s always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.
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.
Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.