Quotes by tragedy

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  • Sholem Aleichem
    Sholem Aleichem
    Yiddish author and playwright 1859-1916
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    Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Lord Illingworth: All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his.
  • Thomas Henry Huxley
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    English biologist 1825-1895
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    The great tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
  • 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.
  • W. M. Lewis
    W. M. Lewis
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    The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    There are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle ''promise'' from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.
  • Unemployment is a great tragedy. The man who goes about hopelessly seeking work in order to earn bread for his children is a living reproach to civilization.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
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    A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side.
  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin
    Sovjet politician 1879-1953
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    A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
  • Barnett Newman
    Barnett Newman
    American artist 1905-1970
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    Any art worthy of its name should address 'life', 'man', 'nature', 'death' and 'tragedy'.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Bull fighting is not a sport. It was never supposed to be. It is a tragedy.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
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    But, in addition, there is, all through the tragedy, a constant alternation of rises and falls in this tension or in the emotional pitch of the work, a regular sequence of more exciting and less exciting sections.
  • Eric Gill
    Eric Gill
    English sculptor and typeface designer 1882-1940
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    Catholics are necessarily at war with this age. That we are not more conscious of the fact, that we so often endeavor to make an impossible peace with it - that is the tragedy. You cannot serve God and Mammon.
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