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Picture quote by Sayings about experience

Wear your tragedies as armor, not shackles. ⏤ Sayings


Picture quote by Robert Half about motivational

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. ⏤ Robert Half


Picture quote by Charlie Chaplin about life

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. ⏤ Charlie Chaplin


Picture quote by Aristotle about art

Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life. ⏤ Aristotle


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Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.

Socrates, philosopher

The world is a tradgedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Horace Walpole, author

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

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

Karl Marx, economist

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.

Tom Cochrane, musician

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.

Mel Brooks, comedian

Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy. At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.

Monica Bellucci, actress

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, author

It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.

Dorothy Parker, poet

I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.

Christopher Hitchens, author

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Erma Bombeck, humorist

Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.

William Dean Howells, author

We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

Aristotle, philosopher

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

Joseph Stalin, leader

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Jacques Barzun, educator

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

Horace Walpole, author

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, author

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

Every tragedy contains the seeds of triumph.

Scott Sorrell,

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.

Samuel Johnson, author

Comedy is a tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, actress

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

John Edward Masefield,

Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle. She died young.

John Webster, playwright

I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.

Billy Joel, musician

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.

Germaine Greer, activist

What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?

E. M. Cioran,

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).

Dawn Powell, writer

There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.

George Orwell, author

A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

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

Jean Anouilh, playwright

Tragedy on the stage is no longer enough for me, I shall bring it into my own life.

Antonin Artaud, dramatist

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin E. Mays, educator

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, musician

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.

Jimmy Carr, comedian

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero.

Maxwell Anderson, playwright

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

Brenda Ueland, writer

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.

Pierre Corneille, dramatist

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

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.

Vaclav Havel, leader

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.

Joseph Stalin, leader

One of the greatest things drama can do, at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love, home, family, loyalty and envy. Tragedy need not be a downer.

Ben Kingsley, actor

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

Stephen Vizinczey,

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.

Tom Stoppard, dramatist

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

Tragedy is a representation of action that is worthy of serious attention, complete in itself and of some magnitude - bringing about by means of pity and fear the purging of such emotions.

Aristotle, philosopher

I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.

Juliette Binoche, actress

What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?

George Eliot, author

The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time. A fever, a mutilation, a cruel disappointment, a loss of wealth, a loss of friends, seems at the moment unpaid loss, and unpayable. But the sure years reveal the deep remedial force that underlies all facts.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

The bosses of our mass media, press, radio, film and television, succeed in their aim of taking our minds off disaster. Thus, the distraction they offer demands the antidote of maximum concentration on disaster.

Ernst Fischer, writer

Man's extremity is God's opportunity.

John Flavel, clergyman

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Edward Gibbon, historian

Down went the owners -- greedy men whom hope of gain allured: oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.

W. S. Gilbert, dramatist

The greatest tragedy in America is not the destruction of our natural resources, though that tragedy is great. The truly great tragedy is the destruction of our human resources by our failure to fully utilize our abilities, which means that most men and women go to their graves with their music still in them.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

The closer a man approaches tragedy the more intense is his concentration of emotion upon the fixed point of his commitment, which is to say the closer he approaches what in life we call fanaticism.

Arthur Miller, playwright

The stabbing horror of life is not contained in calamities and disasters, because these things wake one up and one gets very familiar and intimate with them and finally they become tame again. No, it is more like being in a hotel room in Hoboken let us say, and just enough money in one's pocket for another meal.

Henry Miller, author

It was no great tragedy being Judy Garland's daughter. I had tremendously interesting childhood years -- except they had little to do with being a child.

Liza Minnelli, actress

There are no tragedies, just facts not recognized in time.

William D. Montapert,

Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.

Margaret Sackville,

The little word is has its tragedies: it marries and identifies different things with the greatest innocence; and yet no two are ever identical, and if therein lies the charm of wedding them and calling them one, therein too lies the danger.

George Santayana, philosopher

It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst; the last is a real tragedy!

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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.

Aristotle, philosopher

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, dramatist

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.

John Guare, playwright

People think it's a terrible tragedy when somebody has Alzheimer's. But in my mother's case, it's different. My mother has been unhappy all her life. For the first time in her life, she's happy.

Amy Tan, novelist

Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.

Horace Walpole, author

It seems that almost every time a valuable natural resource is discovered in the world-whether it be diamonds, rubber, gold, oil, whatever-often what results is a tragedy for the country in which they are found. Making matters worse, the resulting riches from these resources rarely benefit the people of the country from which they come.

Edward Zwick, director

Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fantasies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them.

Hypatia, philosopher

The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily - that's the tragedy.

Olivia Wilde, actress

Yes, but another writer I read in high school who just knocked me out was Theodore Dreiser. I read An American Tragedy all in one weekend and couldn't put it down - I locked myself in my room. Now that was antithetical to every other book I was reading at the time because Dreiser really had no style, but it was powerful.

Joan Didion, author

There's every reason to believe there will be further attacks attempted against the United States. For us to spend so much time patting ourselves on the back because we got bin Laden that we miss the next attack would be a terrible tragedy.

Dick Cheney, vice president

I've always been drawn to discomfort and that limbo of unease you get between comedy and tragedy. Making people laugh one moment and the next making them feel really uncomfortable.

Steve Coogan, comedian

I find the female tragedy of insecurity to be hilarious. We get obsessed over issues like the tiny skin tags on our backs or that we're fat. You read one line in a magazine and it sends you into a tailspin.

Lake Bell, actress

I wanted my new release 'Get Back Up' to benefit Haiti in their tragedy and I am blessed to use my music to help as your purchase becomes our gift.

TobyMac, musician

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,

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

Irvin S. Cobb, journalist

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

Jean Cocteau, director

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, diplomat

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

Shirley Hazzard, novelist

If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama.

Lillian Hellman, dramatist

The office of drama is to exercise, possibly to exhaust, human emotions. The purpose of comedy is to tickle those emotions into an expression of light relief; of tragedy, to wound them and bring the relief of tears. Disgust and terror are the other points of the compass.

Laurence Olivier, actor

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

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin E. Mays, educator

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 the butterfly.

Richard Bach, writer

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

Loren Eiseley, scientist

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, politician

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., leader

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.

Arthur C. Clarke, writer

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

Pierre Salinger, public servant

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, actor

If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.

Richard Le Gallienne, poet

The acts of the human race on the world's stage have doubtless a coherent unity, but the meaning of the vast tragedy enacted will be visible only to the eye of God, until the end, which will reveal it perhaps to the last man.

Alfred de Vigny, poet

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