21 Total Quotes

Tragedies Quotes

Mark Twain
Troubles are only mental; it is the mind that manufactures them, and the mind can gorge them, banish them, abolish them
Mark Twain
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Oscar Wilde
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
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Percy Bysshe Shelley
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Jean Anouilh
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
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What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
William Howells
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Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
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D.H. Lawrence
Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
D.H. Lawrence
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 Aristotle
The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.
Aristotle
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I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
Billy Joel
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D.H. Lawrence
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
D.H. Lawrence
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Antonin Artaud
Tragedy on the stage is no longer enough for me, I shall bring it into my own life.
Antonin Artaud
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George Santayana
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
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Dorothy Rothschild Parker
It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.
Dorothy Rothschild Parker
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What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
E. M. Cioran
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We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.
Aldous Huxley
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Samuel Johnson
When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.
Samuel Johnson
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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
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George Bernard Shaw
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw
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Oscar Wilde
In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst.
Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde
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It may be misery not to sing at all, And to go silent through the brimming day; It may be misery never to be loved, But deeper griefs than these beset the way. To sing the perfect song, And by a half-tone lost the key, There the potent sorrow, there the grief, The pale, sad staring of Life's Tragedy. To have come near to the perfect love, Not the hot passion of untempered youth, But that which lies aside its vanity, And gives, for thy trusting worship, truth. This, this indeed is to be accursed, For if we mortals love, or if we sing, We count our joys not by what we have, But by what kept us from that perfect thing.
Paul Laurence Dunbar
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