tragedy quotes

quotations, images & sayings


What are tragedy quotes? Read the most famous quotes about tragedy. Top 10 tragedy images and Top 10 tragedy quotes. Improve personal well-being with following tragedy sayings and quotations. These quotes are handy to prepare yourself for desired tragedy topic.

Go to table of contents

tragedy picture quotes

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

What are the best tragedy images? Selection of the finest quotes that are tragedy, embed as messages on beautiful images. Beautiful tragedy affirmations to read, bookmark and share with your friends and family.

This is our list with top tragedy picture quotes. There are awesome quotations about tragedy with images on Pinterest too.

Go to table of contents

About tragedy

What are tragedy quotations about? tragedy is essential part of life. You need to have knowledge and control over tragedy to be successful. Save any quote to your bookmarks for futher reference.

Are tragedy quotations good? Of course! There is no such thing as empty words. All tragedy sayings have inner meaning. It's your task to understand it for yourself. Browse a lot of tragedy books and reference books with quotes that are tragedy on Amazon.

Best tragedy quotes

What are the best tragedy quotes? Best quotes about tragedy of all times. Some of the top sayings that are tragedy are here to read and remember. Access the best tragedy quotations. Top tragedy sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy most famous quotes that are tragedy and bookmark favorite ones.

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

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

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

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

Erma Bombeck, humorist

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

Christopher Hitchens, author

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

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,

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

Jacques Barzun, educator

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

Henry A Kissinger, diplomat

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

Horace Walpole, author

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

Samuel Johnson, author

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

John Edward Masefield,

Comedy is a tragedy plus time.

Carol Burnett, actress

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

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

John Webster, playwright

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

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

E. M. Cioran,

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet

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

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

Billy Joel, musician

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

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

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

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

Tom Stoppard, dramatist

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

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

Stephen Vizinczey,

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

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

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

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

Joseph Stalin, leader

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

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

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

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

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

Antonin Artaud, dramatist

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

People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy.

Curt Flood, athlete

We just sent our condolences to the President of the United States and the American people on what is a terrible, terrible tragedy.

Helen Clark, statesman

The calls that I have received from President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the fact that there are other people that are suffering every bit as much as I am, and that our whole nation is going through a tragedy together, I think we have to think about those things.

Ted Olson, politician

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

Robert Shea, author

I don't understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?

Joni Mitchell, musician

September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.

Vernon Jordan, businessman

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.

Jack Schwartz, scientist

And in this respect, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a tragedy, a clash between one very powerful, very convincing, very painful claim over this land and another no less powerful, no less convincing claim.

Amos Oz, writer

It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age, she looks like a female impersonator. Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators, in our time.

Angela Carter, novelist

Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities.

James Baldwin, educator

Nothing I did contributed to me having cancer, so I can't sit back and say, 'Oh why me.' Why not me? Why does tragedy always have to hit someone else?

Eric Davis, athlete

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

Thomas Huxley, scientist

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.

Sam Ervin, politician

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

Wislawa Szymborska, poet

The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve.

Ahmed Chalabi, statesman

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

William Butler Yeats, poet

Any art worthy of its name should address 'life', 'man', 'nature', 'death' and 'tragedy'.

Barnett Newman, artist

Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.

George W. Bush, president

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

Christopher Fry, playwright

I think I would cope like anyone copes with any tragedy. I'm sure I would be very upset for a while and then there would come a point where I would either have to stay in this place of darkness and anger, or I'd have to accept that it happened.

Jason Ritter, actor

For your benefit, learn from our tragedy. It is not a written law that the next victims must be Jews. It can also be other people.

Simon Wiesenthal, activist

You use everything. You use tragedy you use everything.

Shannon Hoon, musician

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.

Michael Bay, director

It's a tragedy, but with your support and your help we will wage this fight and we're going to win it.

Michael D. Barnes, politician

City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur.

Gavin Newsom, politician

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.

Albert Claude, scientist

The earth is mankind's ultimate haven, our blessed terra firma. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it's as though one of God's checks has bounced.

Gilbert Adair,

It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you're caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout -- not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice whatever it was you had to say. What you've never said before. What perhaps you don't even know till now.

Jean Anouilh, playwright

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

Horace Walpole, author

Life is a tragedy full of joy.

Bernard Malamud, novelist

The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.

Norman Cousins, author

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

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

Jenny Weber,

Go to table of contents

Famous authors of tragedy quotes

Who has the best quotes? Top quotes from American, British, French, German and Spanish authors. 21 Joseph Stalin quotes, 26 Horace Walpole quotes, 4 Shirley Hazzard quotes, 5 Maxwell Anderson quotes, 3 Gilbert Adair quotes, 2 John Guare quotes, sayings and images.

Go to table of contents


How to save tragedy quotes for further reference? Bookmark your favotite quotations and increase their performance in Quotlr rankings. We count how many bookmarks each quotes has and list them as top in every category. Every bookmark counts. Quotations with most bookmarks are daily quotes in our daily quote iPhone app.

Where to read tragedy quotes? Save any quote to your bookmarks for futher reference. Read any tragedy quote or tragedy image from Bookmarks.

How do you quote tragedy quotations? You are free to cite every tragedy quote found on Quotlr. Hit the share button to get sharing options for Facebook, Twitter or direct link for email. Read more about tragedy on Wikipedia or watch videos with quotes that are about tragedy.


Part 1

Part 2
tragedy quotes images

Part 3
Best tragedy quotes
Top 10 tragedy quotes

Part 4
Famous tragedy authors

Part 5

Loading ...