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

Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world. (Quote by - Shirley Hazzard)

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. (Quote by - Alfred North Whitehead)

We... here in Britain should stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy. (Quote by - Tony Blair)

Tragedy had its compensations. Once the worst misfortune occurred, one never worried about the minor ones. (Quote by - Mildred Davis)

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. (Quote by - Liza Minnelli)

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

The tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind. (Quote by - Laurence Olivier)

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

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.' (Quote by - Henry Miller)

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

Tragedy and comedy are but two aspects of what is real, and whether we see the tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective. (Quote by - Arnold Beisser)

Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have. (Quote by - Arthur E. Morgan)

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. (Quote by - John Walsh)

Love in France is a comedy; in England a tragedy; in Italy an opera seria; and in Germany a melodrama. (Quote by - Marguerite Blessington)

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. (Quote by - Angela Carter)

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute. (Quote by - John Mortimer)

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough. (Quote by - Germaine Greer)

It is oft commented that by the time we are wise we do not possess the physical attributes to be able to make the most of what we have learned - the tragedy of life. (Quote by - Frank Freas)

It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes. (Quote by - Dorothy Parker)

What the caterpillar calls a tragedy, the Master calls a butterfly. (Quote by - Richard Bach)

Tragedy is thus a representation of an action that is worth serious attention, complete in itself and of some amplitude... by means of pity and fear bringing about the purgation of such emotions. (Quote by - Aristotle)

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability (Quote by - William Feather)

Newspapers have developed what might be called a vested interest in catastrophe. If they can spot a fight, they play up that fight. If they can uncover a tragedy, they will headline that tragedy. (Quote by - Harry A. Overstreet)


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