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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 | ( British novelist, essayist, and critic. ) | 1903-1950 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Critics   
     
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 | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
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 | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.
~ Dorothy Parker | ( U.S. short-story writer and poet. ) | 1893-1967 | Tragedy
quotes Division : American writers   
     
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon--instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
~ Dale Carnegie | ( American writer. ) | 1888-1955 | Tragedy
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
~ D. H. Lawrence | (English writer. ) | 1885-1930 | Tragedy
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
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 | (1915-, American Dramatist ) | 1915-2005 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Tragedy
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
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 | ( American author and poet. ) | 1809-1894 | Tragedy
quotes Division : American poets   
     
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 | ( American philosopher and poet. ) | 1863-1952 | Tragedy
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.
~ Aristotle | (Greek philosopher and polymath ) | 384 BC - 322 BC | Tragedy
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
~ George Bernard Shaw | ( Irish writer. ) | 1856-1950 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. | ( American black leader. ) | 1929-1968 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley | ( English poet. ) | 1792-1822 | Tragedy
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
~ D. H. Lawrence | (English writer. ) | 1885-1930 | Tragedy
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Tragedy on the stage is no longer enough for me, I shall bring it into my own life.
~ Antonin Artaud | (French playwright, and poet. ) | 1896-1948 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.
~ Aldous Huxley | ( British author. ) | 1894-1963 | Tragedy
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
~ Emil Cioran | (Romanian philosopher and essayist. ) | 1911-1995 | Tragedy
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Tragedy
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein | ( Austrian-British philosopher. ) | 1889-1951 | Tragedy
quotes Division : British Philosophers