Sad Quotes about Tragedy
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History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks
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 F. Kennedy
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem
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.
- H. L. Mencken
Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley
We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair
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
It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger
Losing a game is heartbreaking.
Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
- Joe Paterno
I like to take these unusual characters and then make
them as normal as possible,
because we all know that the tragedy and the abnormal
always hides itself behind the normal.
- Isabelle Huppert
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain,
comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck
Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
- Artie Lange
Life is a tragedy for those who feel,
but a comedy to those who think.
- Horace Walpole
Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown
Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter
The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success.
I knew right away that I was through -
- Jonas Salk
The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
- Germaine Greer
Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
- Jacques Barzun
The tragedy of 9/11 galvanised the American superpower into action,
leaving us in Europe divided in its wake.
- Douglas Hurd
The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea
Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives,
but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.
- Kylie Minogue
Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban
It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life.
These are things none of us avoids.
Suffering is the price of being alive.
- Judy Collins
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.
- Jean Cocteau
What makes America great is that we can come together
during times of national tragedy.
- Dennis Hastert
I think art can reflect tragedy.
- John Corigliano
I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that,
in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face,
came also all the rest.
- Emma Bonino
Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.
- Amos Oz
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
- Clarence Darrow
I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?
- Lucinda Williams
If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry.
- John Phillips
September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.
- Vernon Jordan
One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows,
and there is his tragedy.
- Havelock Ellis
Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with
which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet,
namely, a dull ending.
- Karl Marx
To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering
which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us,
we have tragedy.
- Carter Burwell
Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
- John Guare
For your benefit, learn from our tragedy.
It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews.
It can also be other people.
- Simon Wiesenthal
The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
- Heywood Broun
Auschwitz is a place in which tragedy cannot occur.
- Edward Bond
Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.
- Radha Mitchell
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
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other -
instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
- Edward Abbey
There is no tragedy in missing a putt,
no matter how short.
All have erred in this respect.
- Walter Hagen
Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe.
- Ezra Pound
Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all
but the very gold of truth.
- David Herbert Lawrence
To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio
The death of one man is a tragedy.
The death of millions is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin
My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me.
- Peter Krause
Hard work without talent is a shame,
but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
- Robert Half
I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not
aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools.
Those tools have become who we are.
- Godfrey Reggio
I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare,
a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements.
I think that's a beautiful line.
- Maximilian Schell
In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy,
so by writing these types of stories,
I have to include tragedy.
- Nicholas Sparks
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy,
which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats
The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play,
is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration,
of the hero.
- Maxwell Anderson
The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.
- Mark Spitz
It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his
brother and his own kind,
putting him in jail and insane asylums,
letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra
A tragedy is a representation of an action that is
whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.
A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher
evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast.
We suffer for nothing.
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
- Mario Puzo
Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy,
except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
- Margaret Sackville
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