Tragedy Quotes

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

Stephen Vizinczey

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

Tom Stoppard

Every tragedy contains the seeds of triumph.

Scott Sorrell

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Margaret Sackville

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

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

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 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

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

Thomas Carlyle

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

One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person's beliefs at the time.

Idries Shah

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

Stephen Jay Gould

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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