Quotes containing word "tragedy"

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Sell also: calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster

Definitions and meanings of word "tragedy"

• Noun: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; examples: "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity", "the earthquake was a disaster"

• Noun: drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

Featured authors with quotes containing word "tragedy"

Andrew Coyle Bradley
4 quotes about tragedy
American Judge
Monday 12 February 1844 - Thursday 15 May 1902
Benjamin E. Mays
2 quotes about tragedy
American Educator
Thursday 1 August 1895 - 1984
George P. Baker
2 quotes about tragedy
American Educator, Scholar
1903 - 1995
George W. Bush
3 quotes about tragedy
American President, Politician, Businessman
Born Saturday 6 July 1946
Olivia Wilde
one quote about tragedy
American Actress, Model
Born Saturday 10 March 1984
Helen Hayes
one quote about tragedy
American Actress, First Lady
Wednesday 10 October 1900 - Wednesday 17 March 1993
Karl Marx
2 quotes about tragedy
German Philosopher, Historian, Journalist, Revolutionary, Economist, Sociologist
Tuesday 5 May 1818 - Wednesday 14 March 1883
Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 quotes about tragedy
American Leader, Clergyman, Activist
Tuesday 15 January 1929 - Thursday 4 April 1968
Jean Racine
one quote about tragedy
French Dramatist
Thursday 22 December 1639 - Tuesday 21 April 1699
Joseph Stalin
2 quotes about tragedy
Russian Leader
Sunday 21 December 1879 - Thursday 5 March 1953
Horace Walpole
2 quotes about tragedy
English Author
Friday 24 September 1717 - Thursday 2 March 1797
Edith Hamilton
one quote about tragedy
American Writer, Author, Educator
Monday 12 August 1867 - Friday 31 May 1963

The mark of a good marriage is partnership and continuing to feel inspired by your spouse. I had that with Tao. But the end is not necessarily the tragedy. Staying in a relationship that is no longer working is the tragedy. Living unhappily - that's the tragedy.

Olivia Wilde

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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

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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

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It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin E. Mays

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

Wislawa Szymborska

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The abduction of a child is a tragedy. No one can fully understand or appreciate what a parent goes through at such a time, unless they have faced a similar tragedy. Every parent responds differently. Each parent copes with this nightmare in the best way he or she knows how.

John Walsh

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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

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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

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Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death.

Whittaker Chambers

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The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts.

Shirley Hazzard

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

Nicholas Sparks

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

Benjamin E. Mays

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Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.

Helen Hayes

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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

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What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death.

George P. Baker

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None but a poet can write a tragedy. For tragedy is nothing less than pain transmuted into exaltation by the alchemy of poetry.

Edith Hamilton

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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Plato

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

Mel Brooks

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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.

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

Karl Marx

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