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I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.

Tags: Simply, Society  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.

Tags: Love, Results  ✍ Author: James Branch Cabell

Tragedy makes you grow up.

Tags: Grow, Makes  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

Tags: Children, Doubt  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

Samurai films, like westerns, need not be familiar genre stories. They can expand to contain stories of ethical challenges and human tragedy.

Tags: Films, Human  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.

Tags: Artist, Great  ✍ Author: Loren Eiseley

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

Tags: Angle, Genius  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

It doesn't matter how much wisdom you have. If you don't have position, you have nothing. That's the tragedy of India.

Tags: Matter, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Rahul Gandhi

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.

Tags: Comedy  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

In this sport luck and tragedy are only a few hundredths of seconds apart from each other.

Tags: Few, Luck  ✍ Author: Jacky Ickx

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

Tags: Living, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Robert Kennedy

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

Tags: History, Second  ✍ Author: Karl Marx

I consider tragedy the highest form of art.

Tags: Art, Consider  ✍ Author: Joyce Carol Oates

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.

Tags: Brother, Him  ✍ Author: Queen Rania of Jordan

We must stop criminalizing mental illness. It's a national tragedy and scandal that the L.A. County Jail is the biggest psychiatric facility in the United States.

Tags: Stop, United  ✍ Author: Joe Sakic

I've had at least my share of tragedy, but I have had far more than my share of happiness.

Tags: Far, Happiness  ✍ Author: Pierre Salinger

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.

Tags: Death, Million  ✍ Author: Joseph Stalin

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.

Tags: Death, Millions  ✍ Author: Joseph Stalin

The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty.

Tags: Act, Thinking  ✍ Author: Brenda Ueland

This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.

Tags: Comedy  ✍ Author: Horace Walpole

Tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.

Tags: Hope, Reason  ✍ Author: Jean Anouilh

All art at a certain level is entertainment. We go to a tragedy by Sophocles to be entertained.

Tags: Art, Level  ✍ Author: John Banville
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Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Tags: Great, Mind  ✍ Author: Jacques Barzun

The greatest tragedy in life is that some prayers go unanswered as they go unasked.

Tags: Greatest, Life  ✍ Author: John Battelle

Auschwitz is a place in which tragedy cannot occur.

Tags: Cannot, Place  ✍ Author: Edward Bond

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.

Tags: Almost, Life  ✍ Author: Heywood Broun

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.

Tags: Divorce, Human  ✍ Author: Rita Mae Brown

Comedy is tragedy plus time.

Tags: Comedy, Time  ✍ Author: Carol Burnett

The tragedy for comedians is there's nothing more they want than to be liked. We desperately seek approval. It's almost like a personality disorder you can do as a job.

Tags: Almost, Job  ✍ Author: Jimmy Carr

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

Tags: Comedy, Happens  ✍ Author: Angela Carter

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.

Tags: Head, Humor  ✍ Author: Irvin S. Cobb

Tragedy is a hell of a teacher. It's much too strict, but it's a hell of a teacher.

Tags: Hell, Teacher  ✍ Author: Harlan Coben

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.

Tags: Poet, Worst  ✍ Author: Jean Cocteau

I've always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy.

Tags: Between, Comedy  ✍ Author: Steve Coogan

I think art can reflect tragedy.

Tags: Art, Reflect  ✍ Author: John Corigliano

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.

Tags: Good, Realistic  ✍ Author: Pierre Corneille

We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd.

Tags: Based, Hope  ✍ Author: Alex Cox

It's a terrible thing wishing that it can be someone else's tragedy.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: Andrea Dworkin

There's comedy even in tragedy. There's comedy in life. And in 'Castle', we go for that comedy.

Tags: Comedy, Life  ✍ Author: Nathan Fillion

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.

Tags: American, Played  ✍ Author: Gerald R. Ford

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

Tags: Comedy, Moment  ✍ Author: Christopher Fry

To conflict journalists, a tiny, tight-knit tribe, tragedy is practically an occupational requirement: our work requires us to seek it out, measure it, contextualize it, and chronicle it.

Tags: Seek, Work  ✍ Author: Andrea M. Ghez

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.

Tags: Enough, Quite  ✍ Author: Germaine Greer

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.

Tags: Avoiding, Comedy  ✍ Author: John Guare

The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts.

Tags: Last, Love  ✍ Author: Shirley Hazzard

Tragedy is a literary concept.

Tags: Concept, Literary  ✍ Author: David Hockney

You use everything. You use tragedy you use everything.

 ✍ Author: Shannon Hoon

September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.

Tags: Stands, Terrible  ✍ Author: Vernon Jordan

Tragedy is one of the larger prices we pay for being alive. No one ever sidesteps tragedy. It is always there, shadowing us.

Tags: Alive, Pay  ✍ Author: Claudia Kennedy

If we had a terrorist attack, the way the people respond is going to determine whether that attack is just a tragedy or whether that attack becomes an all-out disaster.

Tags: Disaster, Whether  ✍ Author: Patrick J. Kennedy

My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me.

Tags: Bones, Tired  ✍ Author: Peter Krause

In my life, I've dealt with tragedy.

Tags: Dealt, Life  ✍ Author: Leona Lewis

Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.

Tags: Cannot, Dare  ✍ Author: John Masefield

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event in my career and the most terrible.

Tags: Career, Terrible  ✍ Author: Jim McKay

Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives, but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.

Tags: Gay, Lives  ✍ Author: Kylie Minogue

Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.

Tags: Comedy, Life  ✍ Author: Radha Mitchell

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.

Tags: Played, Thousand  ✍ Author: John Mortimer

As the web becomes more and more of a part of our every day lives, it would be a horrible tragedy if it was locked up inside of companies and proprietary software.

Tags: Inside, Lives  ✍ Author: Matt Mullenweg

Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.

Tags: Between, Clash  ✍ Author: Amos Oz

Everybody has a tragedy or two in their lives.

Tags: Everybody, Lives  ✍ Author: Dave Pelzer

If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry.

Tags: Cry, Here  ✍ Author: John Phillips

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.

Tags: Become, Time  ✍ Author: Godfrey Reggio

Jews are not part of a European ruling class imposed on helpless natives, but are caught up in a tragedy in which two peoples are struggling for the same piece of land.

Tags: Class, Struggling  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong, but between two different kinds of right.

Tags: Between, Wrong  ✍ Author: Peter Shaffer

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.

Tags: Greatest, Strength  ✍ Author: Robert Shea

Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.

Tags: Pain, Pleasure  ✍ Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Not every novel that wants to be a tragedy gets to be one.

Tags: Novel, Wants  ✍ Author: Jane Smiley

Comedy ages quicker than tragedy, to the extent that we can't know if the 10 commandments may originally have been 10 hilarious one-liners.

Tags: Comedy, May  ✍ Author: Arthur Smith

I enjoy reporting on triumph over tragedy.

Tags: Enjoy, Triumph  ✍ Author: Shepard Smith

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy, so by writing these types of stories, I have to include tragedy.

Tags: Love, Writing  ✍ Author: Nicholas Sparks

The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy.

Tags: Games, Memories  ✍ Author: Mark Spitz

In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.

Tags: Comedy, Element  ✍ Author: Wislawa Szymborska

I trained in Shakespeare, and that's all comedy, even when it's tragedy.

Tags: Comedy, Trained  ✍ Author: Olivia Thirlby

The biggest tragedy I had was the loss of my daughter from neuromuscular disease in 2000, at age 46.

Tags: Age, Loss  ✍ Author: Alvin Toffler

Unfortunately, since the Sept. 11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.

Tags: Business, Since  ✍ Author: Hunter Tylo

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

Tags: Eyes, Greatness  ✍ Author: Renee Vivien

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon.

Tags: Life, Soon  ✍ Author: Eberhard Weber

A nation that has no music and no fairytales is a tragedy.

Tags: Music, Nation  ✍ Author: Ai Weiwei

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.

Tags: Life, Youth  ✍ Author: Alfred North Whitehead

Sometimes I am asked if I know 'the response to Auschwitz; I answer that not only do I not know it, but that I don't even know if a tragedy of this magnitude has a response.

Tags: Answer, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Elie Wiesel

The United States is the ultimate land of optimistic promise, but it also gave birth to quintessentially pessimistic tragedy: 'Moby-Dick.'

Tags: Promise, United  ✍ Author: A. N. Wilson

For a comedienne, you have to have a little tragedy or a dark side, just not too much. Otherwise it's too disruptive.

Tags: Dark, Side  ✍ Author: Rebel Wilson

You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.

Tags: Breaks, Tree  ✍ Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

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