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Tragedy Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Tragedy are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Funny Cynical

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

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

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous


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

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

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

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

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

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

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

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

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.

The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success.
I knew right away that I was through -
cast out.
- Jonas Salk

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.
- Radha Mitchell

My bones are tired from all the tragedy in me.
- Peter Krause

When you close your eyes to tragedy,
you close your eyes to greatness.
- Stephen Vizinczey

History repeats itself, first as tragedy,
second as farce.
- Karl Marx

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.
- Gilda Radner

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
- Clarence Darrow

Life is a tragedy full of joy.
- Bernard Malamud

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility;
it is during times of tension,
turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested.
- Mike Honda

I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that,
in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face,
came also all the rest.
- Emma Bonino

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

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

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

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

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
- Gerald R. Ford

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with
which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet,
namely, a dull ending.
- Karl Marx

I think it's the tragedy of our time that we're not
aware of the affect of the manner in which we've adopted tools.
Those tools have become who we are.
- Godfrey Reggio

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

A popular government without popular information or
the means of acquiring it,
is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy,
or perhaps both.
- James Madison

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training,
I think.
It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
- Vivien Leigh

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

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

It would behoove the world to become used to this fact:
that without a just solution to the Palestine tragedy,
there can be no stable peace in the Middle East.
- King Hussein I

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

The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
- Pierre Corneille

Life is a tragedy for those who feel,
but a comedy to those who think.
- Horace Walpole

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the
tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.
- Gene Tierney

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

It's such a tragedy that man endures in killing his
brother and his own kind,
putting him in jail and insane asylums,
letting him lay out in the street.
- Sun Ra

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

The world is a comedy to those that think,
a tragedy to those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering
which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know -
the less a man knows,
the more sure it is that he knows everything.
- Joyce Cary

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

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy,
so by writing these types of stories,
I have to include tragedy.
- Nicholas Sparks

The tragedy of all of this is that it happened to me
and it shouldn't have happened.
It ruined my life and my career.
That's the tragedy of this.
- Rafael Palmeiro

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
- Heywood Broun

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

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

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

When the systems we expect to help us actually hurt us,
we have tragedy.
- Carter Burwell

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God;
the tragedy is that,
knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
- William Barclay

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

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

September 11 stands on its own as a terrible tragedy.
- Vernon Jordan

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

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event
in my career and the most terrible.
- Jim McKay

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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


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