Quotation Explorer - 'Tragedy'

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. - Unknown
Every human being is born with a tragedy , and it isn't orginal sin. He is born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it. - Helen Hayes
Happy Endings are an illusion. Real life is filled with brief moments of fleeting happiness, but ultimately every life is a tragedy that ends in death and grief. - Oliver Gaspirtz
We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine, at least, completely, who and what, and that we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined. - N. Scott Momaday
Life is not tragic. The tragedy is what people do to themselves and to each other. - Marty Rubin
They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines.""Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce.""We need more special effects and dance numbers. - Bill Watterson
The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction. - Fulton J. Sheen
Man survives earthquakes, epidemics, the horrors of disease, and agonies of the soul, but all the time his most tormenting tragedy has been, is, and will always be, the tragedy of the bedroom. - Leo Tolstoy
A great tragedy is occurring. Millions of people are dying prematurely. These people are killing themselves and they don’t even know it. - Tim Loy
Your tragedy is God’s opportunity to show Himself faithful. - Jim George
The search for Jesus is about reconciling loss and tragedy to God and us. - W. Scott Lineberry
Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. - Jean Racine
the tragedy of life is not that we die, but is rather, what dies inside a man while he lives. - Albert Schweitzer
Thoughtful minds grow, from the sharpened awareness of those who have lived life; through love, curiosity and tragedy. - Aisha Mirza
Thou doth not know the tragedy of a tale between two hearts till the tears of a forgotten love dissolve into the scars of yearning and seep through the cracks of the broken, leaving behind a trail of crimson for all but one to see. - Raneem Kayyali
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. - Richard Bach
Historical exclusivity often has a way of turning into present and institutionalized tragedy. Whose story gets told matters. - Aurin Squire
His thoughts are unfathomable & her emotions are all over the place. Oh! The tragedy of Love. - Ankita Singhal
To lose the only creature in all his world who ever had manifested love and affection for him was the greatest tragedy he had ever known. - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Thus Carol hit upon the tragedy of old age, which is not that it is less vigorous than youth, but that it is not needed by youth... - Sinclair Lewis
He held his head, and he cried for them, and he did not melt into the sea but sat, aching, in the glowing moonlight-for in the end our bodies know only how to carry on surviving.That is our strength, and our tragedy. - Nick Lake
My heart broke and my mind opened, tragedy works in a funny way like that ~ what once tore me apart was actually what was setting my truth free. - Nikki Rowe
o endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Authorship of anything apart from God is nothing more than a tragedy in the making. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means. - Tom Stoppard
Tragedy cleans the windows of the soul by washing away the bias of our lives in the detergent of pain. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
It is an awesome tragedy in this life that, when asking what a person is and they reply doctor or lawyer or engineer, we don't say "Well thats a nice little hobby, but why don't you take up writing or painting or music? - D.A. Botta
When we refuse to do what we are supposed to do at the right time, the consequence is that of pain and tragedy. - Sunday Adelaja
It is the tragedy of other people that they are merely showcases for the very perishable collections of one's own mind. - Marcel Proust
The real tragedy of life is not the fear of darkness, but it is to conform and follow the darkness in spite of fear. - Debasish Mridha
The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic. - Marilyn Manson
I may not always like at times, but life is a beautiful blend of joy, tragedy and dreams. If not for one, I could not have the other. - Paula Heller Garland
Joy turns tears into laughter.Hope turns mourning into gladness.Wisdom turns tragedy into fortune.Faith turns defeat into triumph.Love turns enmity into friendship. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Good poetry reveals the beauty of joy and tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. - Plato
Tragedy makes you disable, but your attitude towards tragedy keeps you disable. - Sarvesh Jain
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy. - Jean Racine
Love has turned to be a sad tragedy of my life even we both are alive - Seema Gupta
My life's misery and tragedy is my wealth and splendor. - Debasish Mridha
Behind every legendary monster, there is an unknown tragedy. - Julie Deshtor
The greatest tragedy is not death but a life without love - Robin Dabhi
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. - Sholem Aleichem
Life always begins with triumph but tends to end with tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
A life without trouble and tragedy is boring and not a plot for comedy. - Debasish Mridha
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot - Charlie Chaplin
The tragedy about history - personally and globally - is that while we may learn it we rarely learn from it. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
There is a gift in experiencing so much tragedy of life from a young age, you gain the wisdom earlier to make better choices for later. - Nikki Rowe
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. - Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
And I'm dying to know, is it killing you like it's killing me? And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now. - Taylor Swift
It is always possible that society you live in might go backwards, towards the land of ignorance and darkness! While this tragedy and stupidity happening, you must move forward! You must walk forward, towards the light and wisdom, to the land of reason! - Mehmet Murat ildan
If we allow our "high creativity" to remain alive, we will never be bored. We can pray, standing in line at the super market. Or we can be lost in awe at all the people around us, their lives full of glory and tragedy, and suddenly we will have the beginnings of a painting, a story, a song. - Madeleine L'Engle
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. - Benjamin Franklin
Every triumph has to overcome the fear of tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. - Albert Einstein
Laughter rises out of tragedy when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. - Erma Bombeck
It was in Spain that [my generation] learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so many, the world over, feel the Spanish drama as a personal tragedy. - Albert Camus
The real tradegy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort-he never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature. - Arnold Bennett
Smiling through confusion is courage.Smiling through tears is strength.Smiling through pain is power.Smiling through tragedy is greatness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Fill the pages of your life with the exciting story of triumph and tragedy, failure and victory, desire and discovery. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Biggest tragedy of life is when God ask us to glorify Him for our sakes but we choose to glorify self for satan's good. - indonesia123
An anniversary is a celebration of the triumph and tragedy of love. - Debasish Mridha
The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self denial. - Oscar Wilde
The rate spread of EBOLA VIRUS in West Africa, is big tragedy. It is a fatal disease in the history of the world. Intensive education (formal and informal approaches) of the citizens of African can help prevent the spread. International cooperation is urgently needed to combat the EBOLA virus. - Lailah Gifty Akita
You had the whole world to reduce it to the ashes and surrender it to the wind but the tragedy is;You chose the one, you chose. - Siddharth Bhatnagar
Life is an adventurous story filled with triumph and tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
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
Maybe when we face a tragedy, someone, somewhere is preventing a bigger tragedy from happening. - Kamand Kojouri
He smiled, and suddenly she knew that his words were true. Everything would be all right. Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Tragedy couldn't coexist in a world with one of Colin's smiles. - Julia Quinn
I'm a word man. See, there's this theory about the nature of tragedy, that Aristotle didn't mean catharsis for the audience but a purgation of emotions for the actors themselves. The audience is just a witness to the event taking place on stage. - Jim Morrison
If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy. That will not happen on my watch. - George W. Bush
Frequency of a tragedy does not diminish the wound when it is your own. - Linda Berdoll
There is no life without change. The real tragedy is that we are always fearful of change and resist it vehemently. - Debasish Mridha
Perhaps his tragedy is that he is the only normal writer left on earth -- and it is this that adds to his isolation and so too his so sense of guilt. - Malcolm Lowry
Your heart doesn't think. Your heart is stupid. It doesn't consider the relativity of tragedy when it breaks. - Molly Ringwald
When citizens of a country or nation believe in superstitions or dogma, they will inevitably suffer from tremendous misery or tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. - Mark Rothko
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
Death is only a tragedy when life's purpose was left unfulfilled. - Orrin Woodward
A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home. - Abraham Lincoln
Frances was not only grieving her sister's loss, but also striving to reconcile in her mind the tragedy with the idea of a loving God. Restless and aching, Frances climbed mountains in the Swiss Alps, where their hotel had a view of beautiful Mount Rigi. - Nancy Carpentier Brown
Make your pain productive and you can transform tragedy into triumph. - Jaeda DeWalt
We have to eat to live, and that's our timeless tale of tragedy. - Marty Rubin
...and I wondered, not for the first time, if some of life's tragedy arose when people put themselves in situations they were not by nature suited for. - Charlotte Rogan
What people instinctively regard as cool is real power - consistency. Pathetic is not cool. Being locked in a tragedy, but not knowing it. That's lameness. - Cory Duchesne
A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. - Stephen King
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. - W.B. Yeats
If my work has a theme, I suspect it is a simple one: that most human beings are inescapably alone, and therein lies their tragedy. - Richard Yates
Life is like a story; it unfolds its beauty and tragedy along with your thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
You are the storyteller and the editor of your book of life. So write tales of imagination, tragedy, and adventure and illustrate it with the colors of beauty. - Debasish Mridha
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy. - Paul Sweeney
It is born in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching the goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach. - Benjamin E. Mays
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood. - Jean Cocteau
Life is not profound without its own tragedy. It humbles us. Sets the bar for our introspection. Keeps us from believing we are gods. Puts our egos in check. - Crystal Evans
The definition of tragedy is when people do not communicate yet struggle to conceal the pain. - Ken Poirot
Comedy is tragedy plus time. - Carol Burnett
What I'm trying to describe is that it's impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else's.... That somebody else's tragedy is not the same as your own. - Diane Arbus
Life is a tragedy. so, walk through it with a dam SMILE - chefPrayas
Only in drama does it end with the tragedy; in life it grinds on. Moanday, tearsday, happy days, right through to Shatterdays. And Again. - Gayla Reid
The greatest tragedy with a sceptic is that he cannot consign himself to truth, however he may see it. - Raheel Farooq
The most fundamental tragedy of my life is that the ones who I see do not existand the one who exists I do not see. - Kedar Joshi
I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy. - Diane Von Furstenberg
If we people become more helpful to others, there will be much less tragedy in the world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The purpose of a writer is to show the beauty and tragedy of life in the reader's own mirror. - Debasish Mridha
Our tragedy is their beauty. Our pain is their art. The beatific bereavement that is our life captured on a canvas for all the world to see. - Solange nicole
There are a lot of questions I keep asking myself about why I do comedy. I guess I laugh to keep from crying. And I guess if you ever get me crying, I might not stop. This is the way I look at tragedy or else I'll cry. - Bob Newhart
The tragedy is not that we are alone, but that we cannot be. At times I would give anything in the world to no longer be connected by anything to this universe of men. - Albert Camus
If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom. - Mark Rothko
The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live. - Albert Einstein
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness. - Gilda Radner
There are only three possible endings —aren't there? to any story: revenge, tragedy or forgiveness. That’s it. All stories end like that. - Jeanette Winterson
Living in a godless universe is our freedom, our salvation, not our tragedy. - Marty Rubin
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. - Clarence Darrow
If I've learned one thing about a woman: they'll get over every damn single tragedy without losing the charm of their smile. - Sarvesh Jain
Love is fate that ends in tragedy. - Gabriella Jording
Tragedy often gives birth to courage, it offers man a platform to change what will be."Eli Storm, Emanuel Stone And The Phoenix Shadow - Isaac Solomon
The worst tragedy of sin isn't that it produced bad behavior, but that it produced the idea that bad behavior is strong enough to deflect love. - D.R. Silva
Tragedy is actually untimely comedy - Adhish Mazumder
In my sixteen years, I have experienced heartbreak, tragedy and transcending love. In my thirteenth year, I moved to Westerly and experienced all three. - Jaycee Relic
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
It is a tragedy of modern life that the light of truth scares the society much more than the darkness of ignorance. - Abhijit Naskar
The tragedy is that women so committed to survival cannot recognize that they are committing suicide. - Andrea Dworkin
Every memory becomes a golden treasure to us when we have lived our lives with tragedy and triumphs, sadness and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this. - Woodrow Wilson
Every tragedy and triumph, every win and failure have made me who I am. - Debasish Mridha
The willingness to challenge hardships taps the power within human beings to transform even a place of tragedy into a stage for fulfilling one's mission. - Daisaku Ikeda
This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art. - Salvador Dalí
I want to thank everyone and everything,every sunrise and every sunset,every abundance and every beauty,every tragedy and every triumph,every sadness and every happiness,every moment and every experiencethat we call life deserves my deepest gratitude. - Debasish Mridha
It takes only a bit of tragedy to destroy insta-love. - Mya Robarts
History is moving, and it will tend toward hope, or tend toward tragedy. - George W. Bush
A writer's duty is to draw a picture that expresses more inner beauty, deeper anxiety, and more complex tragedy than a real character ever can. - Debasish Mridha
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love. - W. Somerset Maugham
Whatever the response to loss and tragedy, the experience seems to boil down to one journey--searching for Jesus. - W. Scott Lineberry
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. - Erma Bombeck
The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. - Arthur C. Clarke
The death of a dog may not by some be regarded as a tragedy, but some dogs are more worthy than some men, and can be more justly mourned. - J. Jefferson Farson
So I was the son of a man who had Vietnam living inside him. Yeah I had all kinds of reasons for feeling sorry for myself. Being fifteen didn't help. Sometimes I thought that being fifteen was the worst tragedy of all. - Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
I write about love all the time, what a tragedy those stories turn into. - Turcois Ominek
A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief. - A.W. Tozer
Mankind is immortalin the comic perspective not by virtue of man's subjugation of naturebut by virtue of man's subjection to it. The "fall" in tragedy ends indeath; the fall in comedy ends in bed, where, by natures's arithmetic,one and one make a brand new one. - Rose A. Zimbardo
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore.
PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions. - Susan Pease Banitt
I see a lot of people complaining about the things they can fix, and a lot of people being accepting of the things they cannot change. Maybe tragedy really is the catastrophic event, for the way people view their lives. I would rather be wise, than nieve. - Nikki Rowe
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. - Alfred North Whitehead
Your job won't take care of you when you'll be sailing through loneliness or going though a tragedy in life. Your friends will. Make good friends and stay in touch. - Chanda Kaushik
The tragedy of sexual intercourse is the perpetual virginity of the soul. - W.B. Yeats
Thoughtful minds grow, in the sharpened awareness of those who have lived life; through love, curiosity and tragedy. - Aisha Mirza
If tragedy never entered our lives, we wouldn't appreciate the magic. - Nikki Rowe
I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge in innumerable spheres and enjoyed it as an always ready instrument for exercising the mind and penetrating further and further. Best of all, mine has been a life of loving and being loved. What a tragedy that all this will disappear with the used-up body! - Richard Goldschmidt
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end. - George W. Bush
Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred. - Pico Iyer
If we can accept the laws of the universe, the ebb and flow of joy and tragedy, then we have everything we need to embrace our true freedom. - Sarah Winman
It really seems to me that in the midst of great tragedy, there is always the horrible possibility that something terribly funny will happen. - Philip K. Dick
America is so rich and fat, because it has eaten the tragedy of millions of immigrants. - Michael Gold
That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy. - Thomas Carlyle
if you let tragedy change you, You have already lost. - Nikki Rowe
The consciousness of an embryo is the universal consciousness. What we learn after birth is awareness and egocentric consciousness that we call the mind. Everyday we learn to conform to the beauty, tragedy, and adversity of this world and that forms our judgmental mind. - Debasish Mridha
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. / Nije problem dijete koje se boji mraka; prava tragedija su odrasli koji se boje svjetla. - Plato
I don't want to sound Pollyannaish, but I hope that out of a tragedy like this something good will come. I hope we understand we're one family. - Madeleine Albright
It is clear looking at statistics of inventions, discoveries and fortune 500 companies, that it is not the believers that are managing the affairs of the earth. What a tragedy!!! - Sunday Adelaja
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. - Oscar Wilde
It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare. - Claude Monet
Tragedy is the difference between what is and what could have been. - Abba Eban
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole
The tragedy is that what you disapprove of in others is the very thing you disapprove of in yourself. - Stephen Richards
We are so desperate to be in love with someone else that we forget to love ourself...what a tragedy! - Jasz Gill
Life's greatest tragedy is not that it will someday end, but that most only live to follow directions and sometimes we end up totally lost. - Alex Gaskarth
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