Quotation Explorer - 'Tragic'

There is a tragic flaw in our precious constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president. - Kurt Vonnegut
It's tragic that extremists co-opt the notion of God, and that hipsters and artists reject spirituality out of hand. I don't have a fixed idea of God. But I feel that it's us - the messed-up, the half-crazy, the burning, the questing - that need God, a lot more than the goody-two-shoes do. - Mike Doughty
The most tragic thing about the future is that it may not come into being! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Life is magical. If life had no magic, it would be tragic. - Debasish Mridha
The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The passing of an ordinary man is sad. The passing of a great man is tragic, and doubly tragic when the greatness passes before the man does.
The human comedy is always tragic, but since its ingredients are always the same—dupe, fox, straight, like burlesque skits—the repetition through the ages is comedy. - Dawn Powell
I've come to realize that love is tragic, somewhere down the line it's inevitable. Fight for it. - Ann Marie Frohoff
What's rose? A tragic or romantic flower? - Sindi Hysi
One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. - Dale Carnegie
We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world. - Karl Lagerfeld
Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. - Steve Goodier
Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children. - Walt Disney Company
I feel about Photoshop the way some people feel about abortion. It is appalling and a tragic reflection on the moral decay of our society…unless I need it, in which case, everybody be cool. - Tina Fey
At the end to death I must go,Finishing a real tragic and funny show. - Mohit K. Misra
Rome is not outside me, but inside me.. Her feverish sweetness, her tragic countryside, her own beauty and harmony, all these are mine, for my thought and my work. - Amedeo Modigliani
Our existence has always and everywhere been tragic, but man has converted these numberless tragedies into works of art. I know of nothing more astonishing or more wonderful than this transformation. - Maxim Gorky
A love letter can be very short or it can be long; it can be literary or non-literary; it can be bright or dark, cheerful or tragic. But above all, for a love letter to be a love letter it must be sincere! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We are unusual and tragic and alive. - Dave Eggers
There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. - Maya Angelou
The mixture of the grotesque and the tragic is agreeable to the spirit, as are discords to the jaded ear. - Charles Baudelaire
It's a tragic fact to die in an accident - Gabrielle Zevin
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
No true individual has existed yet, able to live, able to die. Only diseased, tragic, or dismal and ludicrous fools who sometimes hoped to achieve some ideal by fiat, by their great desire for it. But usually by bullying all mankind into believing them. - Saul Bellow, Herzog
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. - Stephen Hawking
Nothing seems to me more tragic than the pressures we put on artists to do what we think we'll like, and our refusal to prize what is most ornery and special about them. - Marcia B. Siegel
Writers seek to create order out of the chaos of everyday life, and to extract meaning from both the tragic and the mundane - Hope Edelman
What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it. - Joseph Conrad
Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other ­people. Nothing that happens to a writer however happy, however tragic is ever wasted. - P.D. James
I cannot find the perfect person, but I refuse to live my life living a tragic love story based on just sex, and selfish act. - Roxy Writer
It may be that The Great Gatsby is as perfect, word for word, just in terms of English; but Ulysses is deeper, richer, wider and is comic, whereas The Great Gatsby is a tragic novel. And I think all great art is comic art.() Stephen Fry - video
There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world. - Nikolai A. Berdyaev
It's bad when they don't treat you right... but it's tragic that you continue to allow it. Let today be the day you love yourself enough to say, NEVER AGAIN! - Steve Maraboli
You were too lazy to learn to dance until it was almost too late, and in the same way you were too lazy to learn to love. As for ideal and tragic love, that I don't doubt you can do marvellously- and all honour to you. Now you will learn to love a little in an ordinary human way. - Hermann Hesse
Though the life is very difficult and at times quite tragic, we must nonetheless be happy for being existed, for being the miracle very itself! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Don’t let any tragic event or any people pull you away from the path of peace. Be strong and attract others to your path toward peace. - Debasish Mridha
That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and -- in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love -- you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents. - Ursula Hegi
I do not understand those who take little or no interest in the subject of religion. If religion embodies a truth, it is certainly the most important truth of human existence. If it is largely error, then it is one of monumentally tragic proportions—and should be vigorously opposed. - Steve Allen
Writers are liars trying to come clean. That’s why the best ones are the most tragic. - Anthony Marais
The most tragic consequence of our criticism of a man is to block his way to humiliation and grace, precisely to drive him into the mechanisms of self justification and into his faults instead of freeing him from them. For him, our voice drowns the voice of God. - Paul Tournier
Friendship is far more tragic than love. It lasts longer. - Oscar Wilde
All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished. - Anaïs Nin
Every criticism, judgment, diagnosis, and expression of anger is the tragic expression of an unmet need. - Marshall B. Rosenberg
Isn't that the tragic thing about women? That we live on long after our passions have died? - Olivia Olivia
Life is not tragic. The tragedy is what people do to themselves and to each other. - Marty Rubin
Man's first expression, like his first dream, was an aesthetic one. Speech was a poetic outcry rather than a demand for communication. Original man, shouting his consonants, did so in yells of awe and anger at his tragic state, at his own self-awareness and at his own helplessness before the void. - Barnett Newman
I don't know what's more tragic, knowing how to read and choosing not to, or not knowing how to read and refusing to learn. - Patricia Goldbach
She was a tragic beauty. Sadness had left its fingerprints all over her face. - John Mark Green
Love is the matter of souls....in which body is trivial aspect but the tragic part is that people believe what is seen. - Anonymous
The tragic irony in all of this is that when we focus so strongly on our need to get better, we actually get worse. - Tullian Tchividjian
Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. - George Santayana
Some tragic mistakes are often made by those who acquire the reins of control before their maturity is adequate to handle it. - James C. Dobson
It is the custom on the stage in all good, murderous melodramas, to present the tragic and the comic scenes in as regular alternation as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky, well-cured bacon. - Charles Dickens
It was a tragic end to a heroic life. - Chris Kyle
The tragic mistake of so many in the environmentalist movement is the belief that the rest of the world can afford to hold itself to our expensive green standards.
I have my own stories. A few are known and some untold. Be a tragic one or a comedy one, stories are meant to end at a certain point. Stories... teach us whether we are the option or we are comparing. - Upasana Banerjee
My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky. - Alan Moore
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