Tragedy Quotes

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

Louis Wolfson

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

Christopher Fry

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.

Hebbel

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

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.

Martin Luther King Jr

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

William Feather

There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.

Rufus Wainwright

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

Robert Francis Kennedy

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

D.H. Lawrence

Disaster is a natural part of my evolution. Toward tragedy and dissolution.

Chuck Palahniuk

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

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

Oscar Wilde

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

Oscar Wilde

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

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Karl Marx

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

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

Horace Walpole

Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

D.H. Lawrence

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

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

Havelock Ellis

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.

Steven Weinberg

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

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

Arthur C. Clarke

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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