Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears.— Mark Antony
Delighting Modern Tragedy quotations
Wear your tragedies as armor, not shackles.
David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.
It is a modern tragedy that despair has so many spokesmen, and hope so few.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
No greater tragedy exists in modern civilization than the aged, worn-out worker who after a life of ceaseless effort and useful productivity must look forward for his declining years to a poorhouse. A modern social consciousness demands a more humane and efficient arrangement.
It is a modern tragedy that one of the Soviet Union's most intelligent and realistic leaders has served and died during the administration of the most ill-informed and dangerous man ever to occupy the White House.
The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
Modern culture appears to have adopted a strategy of tragedy.
If we come here and say, I didn't intend to cause global warning, it's not part of my plan, then we realize it's part of our defacto plan because it's the thing that's happening because we have no other plan.
... what I believe to be one of the major tragedies in the Church today. Namely, that evangelicals are biblical, but not contemporary, while liberals are contemporary but not biblical, and almost nobody is building bridges and relating the biblical text to the modern context
This is the tragedy of modernity: as with neurotically overprotective parents, those trying to help are often hurting us the most.
Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
Classical tragedy was the war between good and evil.
We wanted evil to be defeated and good to be victorious. But the battle in modern tragedy is between good and good. And no matter which side wins, we'll still be heartbroken.
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art.
Default is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
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.
God the father, and even more often the devil himself, appears at times in the place of fate in the modern tragedy. Why is it thatthis has not induced any scholar to develop a theory of the diabolical genre?
Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life.
The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime.
The legalized liquor business is the tragedy of our civilization.
Alcohol is the greatest and most blighting curse of our modern civilization. The liquor seller is simply and only a privileged malefactor - a criminal.
In modern European thought a tragedy is occurring in that the original bonds uniting the affirmative attitude towards the world with ethics are, by a slow but irresistible process, loosening and finally parting. Out of my life and Thought.
The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life but that it bothers him less and less.
The locus of the modern struggle with its enemy of death is clearly the body (not mind, society, or the afterworld). The body is the site of tragedy, the ultimate unresolvable paradox, for it is at once the source of life and of death.
The tragedy is that, as modern viewers, we've completely lost touch with what it physically takes to wage a war.
I wouldn't overall say that "The Diagnosis" is a funny book.
I would say that it has comic moments. It's a modern tragedy.
Here's the tragedy of the modern record business: It's radio.
If you're not on radio, nobody really is going to hear you or see you or care about you.
It has long been a source of wonder to me why the leading criminological writers--men like Edmund Lester Pearson, H. B. Irving, Filson Young, Canon Brookes, William Bolitho, and Harold Eaton--have not devoted more space to the Greene tragedy; for here, surely, is one of the outstanding murder mysteries of modern times--a case practically unique in the annals of latter-day crime.
The weakness of modern tragedy[is that] transgression against the social code is made to bring destruction, as though the social code worked our irrevocable fate.
The tragedy of the modern democracies is that they have not yet succeeded in realizing democracy.
Modern discussions of the possibility of tragedy are not exercises in literary analysis; they are exercises in cultural diagnostics, more or less disguised.
It's a tragedy that modernity has released this Ebola beast into the world.
It renders humans untouchable, and that's sickening. The international response so far has been scandalous. China has delivered f**k all.
One of the great tragedies of modern education is that most people are not taught to think critically. The majority of the world’s people, those of the West included, are taught to believe rather than to think. It’s much easier to believe than to think. People seldom think seriously about that which we are taught to believe, because we are all creatures of imitation and habit.
Modern romance, like Greek tragedy, celebrates the mystery of dismemberment, which is life in time. The happy ending is justly scorned as a misrepresentation; for the world, as we know it, as we have seen it, yields but one ending: death, disintegration, dismemberment, and the crucifixion of our heart with the passing of the forms that we have loved.
We three belong to the Middle Ages. We have this need of heroism, and there is no place for such feelings in modern life. That is our tragedy. Once I wanted to be a saint. It seemed the only absolute act left to do, for what is most powerful in me is the craving for purity, greatness.