Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.— Jean De La Bruyere
Massive Tragedy And Comedy quotations
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
Each waking day is a stage dominated for good or ill, comedy, farce, or tragedy, by a dramatis personae, the 'self', and so it will be until the curtain drops.
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life.
Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
A formula for comedy is comedy equals tragedy plus time.
A difficult or uncomfortable situation takes place, and then you laugh about it later down the road.
Chess is a game sufficiently rich in meaning that it is easily capable of containing elements of both tragedy and comedy.
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
There is a point in portraying surface vulgarity where tragedy and comedy are very close.
Life is a mixing of all kind of things: comedy and tragedy going together.
A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid.
Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh.
But it is only in epic tragedies that gloom is unrelieved.
In real life tragedy and comedy are so intermingled that when one is most wretched ridiculous things happen to make one laugh in spite of oneself.
Sin and grace, absence and presence, tragedy and comedy, they divide the world between them and where they meet head on, the Gospel happens.
Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time.
I have always felt comedy and tragedy are roommates.
If you look up comedy and tragedy, you will find a very old picture of two masks. One mask is tragedy. It looks like its crying. The other mask is comedy. It looks like its laughing. Nowadays, we would say, How tasteless and insensitive. A comedy mask is laughing at a tragedy mask.
A comedy is just a tragedy interrupted, I once said.
Do you finish with the kiss or when she opens her eyes to tell him she loves him and sees blonde hairs on his collar?
I have remained true to my deepest convictions.
I mean the courage of those who are born to be defeated, the weaknesses of the strong, and the tragedy of misunderstandings and missed opportunities, which I have done my best to treat as comedy—for otherwise how can we manage to bear it?
Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy.
You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.
Well, for me, it's the relationship between comedy and life - that's the edge I live on, and maybe it's my protection against looking at the tragedy of it all. It's seeing life in balance. Comedy and tragedy co-exist. You can't have one without the other. I'm of the school that anything can be funny, if seen from a comedic point of view.
Comedy and tragedy are two sides of the same coin.
A talent in one area might also lead to a predisposition in the other.
LORD ILLINGWORTH: The soul is born old but grows young.
That is the comedy of life. MRS ALLONBY: And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.
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).
A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling.
When a society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society.
Wherever comes man comes tragedy and comedy also.
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.
In movies, comedy and tragedy are all the same.
Is not the decisive difference between comedy and tragedy that tragedy denies us another chance?
And killing time is perhaps the essence of comedy, just as the essence of tragedy is killing eternity.
Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific.
Love in France is a comedy; in England a tragedy; in Italy an opera seria; and in Germany a melodrama.
Running my show is really like an actor being in repertory but where, in one day in one performance, you do scenes from a drama, a farce, a low comedy and a tragedy.