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Tragic quotes by Alice Miller
#1. Child abuse is still sanctioned - indeed, held in high regard - in our society as long as it is defined as child-rearing. It is a tragic fact that parents beat their children in order to escape the emotions from how they were treated by their own parents. #Quote by Alice Miller
Tragic quotes by Emma Hart
#2. That tragic kind of love is the kind that consumes you until you can't do anything but live and breathe it. When you have that kind of love, you know you've found what true love is all about. So really, when you think about it, dying for the person you love isn't all that tragic at all. #Quote by Emma Hart
Tragic quotes by Dorothy Dunnett
#3. It was a tragic and annihilating war, in which intellect fought naked with intellect, and the blows fell not upon the mind but upon the soul. #Quote by Dorothy Dunnett
Tragic quotes by Albert Einstein
#4. Most people go on living their everyday life: half-frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragic-comedy that is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Tragic quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#5. If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Tragic quotes by Socrates
#6. The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow. #Quote by Socrates
Tragic quotes by Ivan Rusilko
#7. What is Destiny?

Is it a doctrine formulated by aristocrats and philosophers arguing that there is some unseen driving force predicting the outcomes of every minuscule and life altering moment in one's life? Or is it the artistry illustrated by those under-qualifed and over-eager to give their future meaning and their ambitions hope?

Is it a declaration by those who refuse to accept that we are alone in this universe, spinning randomly through a matrix of accidental coincidences? Or is it the assumptions made by those who concede that there is a divine plan or pre-ordained path for each human being,regardless of their current station?

I think destiny is a bit of a tease....

It's syndical taunts and teases mock those naive enough to believe in its black jack dealing of inevitable futures. Its evolution from puppy dogs and ice cream to razor blades and broken mirrors characterizes the fickle nature of its sordid underbelly. Those relying on its decisive measures will fracture under its harsh rules. Those embracing the fact that life happens at a million miles a minute will flourish in its random grace.

Destiny has afforded me the most magical memories and unbelievably tragic experiences that have molded and shaped my life into what it is today...beautiful.
I fully accept the mirage that destiny promises and the reality it can produce. Without the invisible momentum carried with its sincere fabrication of coming attra #Quote by Ivan Rusilko
Tragic quotes by Charles Lee
#8. I could feel everything. From the tragic cellos, to the tender sounds of the piano giving awe to my touch. My body slowly swayed to the sweet feel of the air sweeping over me. I felt myself being taken away as the hearts of my fans soared with me. #Quote by Charles Lee
Tragic quotes by Peter David
#9. and wherever they chose. The formidable Bill Sikes glowered and menaced and planned robberies. Oliver Twist - to the best of Dodger's knowledge - was lying in a ditch somewhere and might well be dead. And Nancy, that tragic woman whose fundamental goodness of femininity had been diminished and dimmed, but not destroyed, by her life as a slattern whore, was still practicing her trade #Quote by Peter David
Tragic quotes by Adam Phillips
#10. Tragic heroes are failed pragmatists. Their ends are unrealistic and their means are impractical. #Quote by Adam Phillips
Tragic quotes by N. Daniel
#11. The most beautiful thing about humanity is that we have the power to transmute our pain into wisdom. The most tragic thing about humanity is that we are so unwilling to be hurt. #Quote by N. Daniel
Tragic quotes by Carl Jung
#12. The utter failure came at the Crucifixion in the tragic words, 'My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?' If you want to understand the full tragedy of those words you must realize what they meant: Christ saw that his whole life, devoted to the truth according to his best conviction, had been a terrible illusion. He had lived it to the full absolutely sincerely, he had made his honest experiment, but it was nevertheless a compensation. On the cross his mission deserted him. But because he had lived so fully and devotedly he won through to the Resurrection body. #Quote by Carl Jung
Tragic quotes by Jerry Costello
#13. This was a tragic event in human history, but by paying tribute to the Armenian community we ensure the lessons of the Armenian genocide are properly understood and acknowledged. #Quote by Jerry Costello
Tragic quotes by Gwenn Wright
#14. For a moment she believed he had left, but as she shifted away from the wall she sensed him there beside the bed. He was very close.
Wretched curiosity!
But she would fight it and not look.
"Katherine," he whispered, his breath rolling in a warm wave across her cheek. A traitor tear spilled out, the humiliation was too much to contain. Gently, a finger dabbed the wetness from her skin. He said it again, softly, as though it pleased him just to say it, "Katherine."
"Viktor!" the accented voice bellowed from below. And then the shadow was gone.
Darkness overwhelmed her then and carried her away to a land of crows and mocking strangers. #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Tragic quotes by Melanie Randolph Miller
#15. [T]he great decided effective Majority is now for the Republic," he told Jefferson in late October 1792, but whether it would endure for even six months "must depend on the Form of Government which shall be presented by the Convention" and whether it could "strike out that happy Mean which secures all the Liberty which Circumstances will admit of combin'd with all the Energy which the same Circumstances require; Whether they can establish an Authority which does not exist, as a Substitute (and always a dangerous Substitute) for that Respect which cannot be restor'd after so much has been to destroy it; Whether in crying down and even ridiculing Religion they will be able on the tottering and uncertain Base of metaphisic Philosophy to establish a solid Edifice of morals, these are Questions which Time must solve."

At the same time he predicted to Rufus King that "we shall have I think some sharp struggles which will make many men repent of what they have done when they find with Macbeth that they have but taught bloody Instructions which return to plague the Inventor." . . .

In early December, he wrote perhaps his most eloquent appraisal of the tragic turn of the [French] Revolution, to Thomas Pinckney. "Success as you will see, continues to crown the French Arms, but it is not our Trade to judge from Success," he began.

"You will soon learn that the Patriots hitherto adored were but little worthy of the Incense they received. The Enemies of th #Quote by Melanie Randolph Miller
Tragic quotes by Lisa See
#16. My writing is soaked with the tears of my heart, An invisible rebellion that no man can see. Let our life stories become tragic art. Oh, Mama, oh, sisters, hear me, hear me." The #Quote by Lisa See
Tragic quotes by Wally Lamb
#17. She suggested that...I should examine what I had been trying to shoot at and punch and kill for so long- whether or not I had, perhaps, denied some more gentle part of my nature, and if so, what had it cost me. "And don't get a tattoo for your forehead," she said, smiling. "It's entirely unnecessary." As proof, she held her hands in front of her. Wiggled her fingers and smiled. Our being human made us tragic and comic both, she has said; the gods both laughed and wept. #Quote by Wally Lamb
Tragic quotes by Mick Cochrane
#18. Molly stood up. You made an error! She felt like saying. A bad throw. So what? It's a baseball game. A game. Who really cares? A bad throw? In the great scheme of things? A bad throw? Of course she didn't say that. She understood that your own errors always feel tragic. #Quote by Mick Cochrane
Tragic quotes by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
#19. So the first time she and Leo combusted, she'd practically been poised for the breakup. In some inexplicable way, she'd been looking forward to it and all its attendant drama, because wasn't there something nearly lovely–when you were young enough–about guts churning and tear ducts being put to glorious overuse? She recognized the undeniable satisfaction of the first emotional fissure because an unraveling was still something grown-up and, therefore, life affirming. See? The broken heart signalled. I loved enough to lose; I felt enough to weep. Because when you were young enough, the stakes of love were so very small, nearly insignificant. How tragic could a breakup be when it was part of the fabric of expectation from the beginning? The hackneyed fights, the late-night phone calls, the indignant recounting for friends over multiple drinks and in earshot of an appropriately flirtatious bartender–it was theatre for a certain type of person . . . Until it wasn't. #Quote by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Tragic quotes by Rick Riordan
#20. Nothing is more tragic than loving someone to the depths of your soul and knowing they cannot and will not ever love you back. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Tragic quotes by Cassandra Clare
#21. The Great and Tragic Love of Jonathan Shadowhunter and David the Silent, by Clary Fray, Aged 17.
( ... ) Jonathan Shadowhunter: Oh, David, I would trust you with my life!
David: Oh, Jonathan, I would sacrifice my own life for your holy mission! (He almost does)
Jonathan: (weeping) David, you must return to me! I need you! I cannot do this thing without you!
David: Lo, I return!
Jonathan: Zounds! I feel a great stirring in my pantaloons!
David: What doth thy pantalo
SIMON I WILL KILL YOU #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Tragic quotes by Virginia Woolf
#22. Recall, then, some event that has left a distinct impression on you
how at the corner of the street, perhaps, you passed two people talking. A tree shook; an electric light danced; the tone of the talk was comic, but also tragic; a whole vision, an entire conception, seemed contained in that moment.
But when you attempt to reconstruct it in words, you will find that it breaks into a thousand conflicting impressions. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Tragic quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#23. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today. But that is the most that hope can do for us - to make some hardship lighter. When I think deeply about the nature of hope, I see something tragic. Since we cling to our hope in the future, we do not focus our energies and capabilities on the present moment. We use hope to believe something better will happen in the future, that we will arrive at peace, or the Kingdom of God. Hope becomes a kind of obstacle. If you can refrain from hoping, you can bring yourself entirely into the present moment and discover the joy that is already here. #Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh
Tragic quotes by Carrie Fisher
#24. No, as it turns out, I really like being congratulated on my weight loss. I like it so much, it's tragic. #Quote by Carrie Fisher
Tragic quotes by Garrison Keillor
#25. tragic Powell, the Company Man Who Could Have Been Great, who was offered the mantle by all the polls but deferred to the Boss's Callow Son and vouched for him, #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Tragic quotes by Elie Wiesel
#26. I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don't know how #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Tragic quotes by Frederick Lenz
#27. Let the rain of unhappy and tragic experiences fall, as sometimes it inevitably must, even in the lives of the enlightened masters. If your mind has become one with nirvana, you will remain happy at all times. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Tragic quotes by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
#28. No matter how beneficial a disappearing act might be for me, I could never tear myself away from a show in progress. Even when the plot's tragic ending is apparent to the entire audience. Perhaps there's a deus ex machina that will lower from the ceiling and turn the whole debacle into a romantic comedy. never can tell. Paid the full ticket price, might as well stay. #Quote by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Tragic quotes by Lisa Mantchev
#29. No," Bertie said, "something tragic. The most famous of all the Shakespearean tragedies-"
Mustardseed jumped up and down. "Your hair!"
"Shakespearean tragedy, Mustardseed. #Quote by Lisa Mantchev
Tragic quotes by Ayn Rand
#30. You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Tragic quotes by Olivia Olivia
#31. Isn't that the tragic thing about women? That we live on long after our passions have died? #Quote by Olivia Olivia
Tragic quotes by Georgette Heyer
#32. He bowed, still holding her hand, and then, without a word, released it, and marched out, very dignified. It was another fine tragic effect, but Cleone, when the door closed behind him, broke into an hysterical laugh. She was rather amazed, and a little apprehensive. #Quote by Georgette Heyer
Tragic quotes by Rachel Hawkins
#33. I don't know what I was expecting a vampire's room to look like. Maybe lots of black, a bunch of books by Camus ... oh, and a sensitive portrait of the only human the vamp ever loved, who had no doubt died of something beautiful and tragic, thus dooming the vamp to an eternity of moping and sighing dramatically.
What can I say? I read a lot of books. #Quote by Rachel Hawkins
Tragic quotes by Elaine Dundy
#34. To me Vivien Leigh was a tragic heroine of classic proportions: chosen, blessed and abandoned by the gods. Obstinately she tried to control and defy her destiny and to know her story is to be inspired by pity and terror. #Quote by Elaine Dundy
Tragic quotes by Stephen Graham Jones
#35. Vampires have become tragic or romantic figures. Vampire are largely seduction tales. They're no longer the scary creature in the dark. #Quote by Stephen Graham Jones
Tragic quotes by Ricky Maye
#36. We don't look at the stars in the universe and say how tragic they are, how bruised they are, even though that is what they are. We look at them and speak of the beauty they contain. The inspiration they give us. Even though stars are the scars of the universe we don't see them as these broken pieces of gaseous matter, we see them as these majestic astrological blessings that give hope to billions. What if you saw yourself in that same light, or better yet what if you saw others in a similar way. #Quote by Ricky Maye
Tragic quotes by Wendy Cope
#37. I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers: whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots. #Quote by Wendy Cope
Tragic quotes by Stephen L. Carter
#38. But that is the way of the place: down our many twisting corridors, one encounters story after story, some heroic, some villainous, some true, some false, some funny, some tragic, and all of them combining to form the mystical, undefinable entity we call the school . Not exactly the building, not exactly the faculty or the students or the alumni more than all those things but also less, a paradox, an order, a mystery, a monster, an utter joy. #Quote by Stephen L. Carter
Tragic quotes by Andrew Gurland
#39. I've always found the most tragic things funny. I was always the guy laughing at the funeral. #Quote by Andrew Gurland
Tragic quotes by Tom Bingham
#40. There are doubtless those who would wish to lock up all those who suspected of terrorist and other serious offences and, in the time-honored phrase, throw away the key. But a suspect is by definition a person whom no offence has been proved. Suspicions, even if reasonably entertained, may prove to be misplaced, as a series of tragic miscarriages of justice has demonstrated. Police officers and security officials can be wrong. It is a gross injustice to deprive of his liberty for significant periods a person who has committed no crime and does not intend to do so. No civilized country should willingly tolerate such injustices. #Quote by Tom Bingham
Tragic quotes by Albert Camus
#41. Human insurrection, in its exalted and tragic forms, is only, and can only be, a prolonged protest against
death, a violent accusation against the universal death penalty. In every case that we have come across,
the protest is always directed at everything in creation which is dissonant,
opaque, or promises the solution of continuity. Essentially, then, we are dealing with a perpetual demand for unity.
The rejection of death, the desire for immortality and for clarity, are the mainsprings of all these extravagances, whether sublime or puerile. Is it only a cowardly and personal refusal to die? No, for many of these rebels have paid the ultimate price in order to live up to their own demands. The rebel does not ask for life, but for reasons for living.
He rejects the consequences implied by death. If nothing lasts, then nothing is justified; everything that dies is
deprived of meaning. To fight against death amounts to claiming that life has a meaning, to fighting for order and for unity. #Quote by Albert Camus
Tragic quotes by Douglas Coupland
#42. Maybe people with weird haircuts are like structures that become interesting only after being wrecked - Florida ranch houses half-fallen into sinkholes; bankrupt malls; civilizations after a nuclear war. I feel a warm tragic glow knowing I may be of interest to the world only once I have been destroyed. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Tragic quotes by Ilona Andrews
#43. Congratulations," he said, his voice dry. "You finally managed to find a woman as tragically noble as yourself. I didn't think one existed."
"I'm not tragic."
Kaldar held up his hand. "Spare me. Some children are born wearing a silk shirt; you were born wrapped in melancholy. When they slapped you to make you cry, you just sighed heavily and a single tear rolled from your eye." He dragged his finger from the corner of his left eye to his cheek. " Your first words were probably 'woe is me.'"
"My first words were 'Kaldar, shut up!' because you talked too much. Still do. #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Tragic quotes by Marty Rubin
#44. Life is not tragic. The tragedy is what people do to themselves and to each other. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Tragic quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#45. What is more tragic than to see a person who has risen to the disciplined heights of tough-mindedness but has at the same time sunk to the passionless depths of hard-heartedness? #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tragic quotes by Oscar Wilde
#46. There was so much in you that charmed me that I felt I must tell you something about yourself. I thought how tragic it would be if you were wasted. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Tragic quotes by Danielle Steel
#47. You need to wake yourself up and take a grab at life. No one is going to hand it to you. #Quote by Danielle Steel
Tragic quotes by Mario Vargas-Llosa
#48. Men do not live by truth alone; they also need lies: those that they invent freely, not those that are imposed on them; those that appear as they are, not smuggled in beneath the clothes of history. Fiction enriches their existence, completes them and, fleetingly, compensates them for this tragic condition which is our lot: always to desire and dream more than we can actually achieve. #Quote by Mario Vargas-Llosa
Tragic quotes by Nadia Bolz-Weber
#49. Of course, Mary Magdalene would have very little tolerance for the Christian platitudes and vapid optimism that seem to swirl around these kinds of tragic events. Those platitudes are tempting, but they're nothing but luxuries for people who've never had demons (or at least have never admitted to them). But equally, she would reject nihilism, or the idea that there is no real meaning in life or death - ideas present in so much of postmodernity. Those ideas, too, are luxuries, but they are for those who have never been freed from demons. #Quote by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Tragic quotes by Bess Streeter Aldrich
#50. Ella held herself rigidly against all emotion until she arrived at the dark haven of her room. Then she threw herself across her bed and cried because life was such a tragic thing. #Quote by Bess Streeter Aldrich
Tragic quotes by Cornelia Funke
#51. Look. (Grown-ups skip this paragraph.) I'm not about to tell you this book has a tragic ending, I already said in the very first line how it was my favorite in all the world. But there's a lot of bad stuff coming. William Goldman, The Princess Bride #Quote by Cornelia Funke
Tragic quotes by Cornelia Funke
#52. How ridiculous that water ran out of your eyes when your heart hurt. Tragic heroines in books tended to be amazingly beautiful. Not a word about swollen eyes or a red nose. "Crying always gives me a red nose," thought Elinor. "I expect that's why I'll never be in any book. #Quote by Cornelia Funke
Tragic quotes by Kate Bowler
#53. I can't reconcile the way that the world is jolted by events that are wonderful and terrible, the gorgeous and the tragic. Except that I am beginning to believe that these opposites do not cancel each other out. I see a middle aged woman in the waiting room of the cancer clinic, her arms wrapped around the frail frame of her son. She squeezes him tightly, oblivious to the way he looks down at her sheepishly. He laughs after a minute, a hostage to her impervious love. Joy persists somehow and I soak it in. The horror of cancer has made everything seem like it is painted in bright colors. I think the same thoughts again and again. Life is so beautiful. Life is so hard. #Quote by Kate Bowler
Tragic quotes by Randy Orton
#54. Ric Flair, you can tell all these people that I'm full of it for calling myself the Legend Killer? Well, I think you're full of it for coming out here every Monday and telling the whole world that Triple H is the best wrestler in the world today. I know it's not true, I'm pretty sure all these people know it's not true and Ric Flair, I know that deep down inside your heart, you know it's not true either which is why it's so tragic to see what you've become. This generation is gonna remember Ric Flair for kissing Triple H's ass! #Quote by Randy Orton
Tragic quotes by James Alexander Thom
#55. To read Lucia St. Clair Robson is to learn while being thoroughly entertained. Last Train from Cuernavaca puts us through the tragic violence and political treachery of the Mexican Revolution and its consequences so intimately that we feel hunger, lust, thirst, grief, and saddle sores, and admire anew the awesome durability and courage of the people of Mexico
especially the women. #Quote by James Alexander Thom
Tragic quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
#56. To be mature you have to realize what you value most ... Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for. #Quote by Eleanor Roosevelt
Tragic quotes by Marie Kondo
#57. To me, this seems tragic. And this is not an isolated case. In my work, the volume discarded by younger sisters is always greater than the volume discarded by older sisters, a phenomenon surely related to the fact that younger children are often accustomed to wearing hand-me-downs. There are two reasons why younger sisters tend to collect clothes they don't really like. One is that it's hard to get rid of something received from family. The other is that they don't really know what they like, which makes it hard to decide whether they should part with it. Because they receive so much clothing from others, they don't really need to shop and therefore they have less opportunity to develop the instinct for what really inspires joy. #Quote by Marie Kondo
Tragic quotes by John Bradley-West
#58. My tutors at drama school commended and criticised my use of comedy in my acting for a long time at drama school. They said I had a tendency to somehow perform the most tragic of scenes in a slightly flippant way. #Quote by John Bradley-West
Tragic quotes by Lynda Resnick
#59. When people affected by epilepsy are reluctant to expose their condition, the public remains in the dark about it - a tragic irony that has made patient care and raising funds for research more than challenging. #Quote by Lynda Resnick
Tragic quotes by Robert Fagles
#60. The catastrophe of the tragic hero thus becomes the catastrophe of the fifth-century man; all his furious energy and intellectual daring drive him on to this terrible discovery of his fundamental ignorance - he is not the measure of all things but the thing measured and found wanting. #Quote by Robert Fagles
Tragic quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#61. The dimension of space and time, represented by what is transpiring in the here and now, is all that we will ever know. Unlike the continuum of perpetual time and infinite space, everything that we know will experience disruption, dissolution, disintegration, dismemberment, and death. The inevitability of our ending represents the tragic comedy of life. Much of our needless suffering emanates from resisting our impermanence rather than embracing our fate. Only through acceptance of the events and situations that occur in a person's life including suffering, and by releasing our attachments, will a person ever experience enlightenment. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Tragic quotes by Helen Gardner
#62. The tragic hero usurps the function of the gods and attempts to remake the world. #Quote by Helen Gardner
Tragic quotes by Rumiko Takahashi
#63. Soun Tendo: Drowned Octopus Spring?
Guide from Jusenkyo: Is tragic tale of giant octopus who drown 1600 year ago ... somehow. #Quote by Rumiko Takahashi
Tragic quotes by George Jonas
#64. The tragic fact is that the maps of the world are drawn in blood. #Quote by George Jonas
Tragic quotes by Brom
#65. If not so tragic, it would be laughable. Both sides os blinded by their fear and hate of each other that they couldn't see that they were all fighting for the same thing- for the men to leave this island. Insanity! #Quote by Brom
Tragic quotes by Ilona Andrews
#66. You're right, my problems are the biggest problems ever," George said. "No, honestly, it's horrible to be me. I'm rich, talented, and I make girls cry."
"How do you make girls cry, exactly?"
George turned to her. His blue eyes widened. His lovely face took on a forlorn, deeply troubled expression. He leaned forward, and, in a theatrical whisper, said, "My past is tragic. I wouldn't want to burden you with it. It's a pain I must suffer alone. In the rain. In silence. #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Tragic quotes by Douglas Davis
#67. The Sentence has no end. Sometimes I think it had no beginning. Now I salute its authors, which means all of us. You have made a wild, precious, awful, delicious, lovable, tragic, vulgar, fearsome, divine thing. #Quote by Douglas Davis
Tragic quotes by Sting
#68. The alley is a pitch for about twenty women leaning in doorways, chain-smoking. In their shiny open raincoats, short skirts, cheap boots, and high-heeled shoes they watch the street with hooded eyes, like spies in a B movie. Some are young and pretty, and some are older, and some of them are very old, with facial expressions ranging from sullen to wry. Most of the commerce is centred on the slightly older women, as if the majority of the clients prefer experience and worldliness. The younger, prettier girls seem to do the least business, apparent innocence being only a minority preference, much as it is for the aging crones in the alley who seem as if they've been standing there for a thousand years.

In the dingy foyer of the hotel is an old poster from La Comédie Française, sadly peeling from the all behind the desk. Cyrano de Bergerac, it proclaims, a play by Edmond Rostand. I will stand for a few moments to take in its fading gaiety. It is a laughing portrait of a man with an enormous nose and a plumed hat. He is a tragic clown whose misfortune is his honour. He is a man entrusted with a secret; an eloquent and dazzling wit who, having successfully wooed a beautiful woman on behalf of a friend cannot reveal himself as the true author when his friend dies. He is a man who loves but is not loved, and the woman he loves but cannot reach is called Roxanne.

That night I will go to my room and write a song about a girl. I will call her Roxanne. I will conju #Quote by Sting
Tragic quotes by Seth Stevenson
#69. As I continue to sip at the chest-warming liquor, entering ever-deeper states of inebriation, a mauldin thought begins to take shape in my whiskey-addled skull. My notion is this: We are each of us our own container ship, transporting our various cargoes through the ocean of life. At ports along the way, we may stop and pick up a new lover, a spouse, a child. At other ports we unload precious items - friends move away, relationships end, parents die. Even when we're lost in the deepest fog, we must try to keep our watch, not be the cause of any tragic collisions, and to do what we can to keep our cargo safe. In the end, of course, your ship rusts out and is not longer seaworthy. So, I suppose, in this analogy, the afterlife equates to being bought by a Greek shipping line. #Quote by Seth Stevenson
Tragic quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#70. Socrates, the dialectical hero of the Platonic drama, reminds us of the kindred nature of the Euripidean hero who must defend his actions with arguments and counterarguments and in the process often risks the loss of our tragic pity; for who could mistake the optimistic element in the nature of the dialectic, which celebrates a triumph with every conclusion and can breathe only in cool clarity and consciousness. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Tragic quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#71. A love letter can be very short or it can be long; it can be literary or non-literary; it can be bright or dark, cheerful or tragic. But above all, for a love letter to be a love letter it must be sincere! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Tragic quotes by Blake Griffin
#72. Acting is the great love of my life. It gives you permission to use all parts of yourself. Permission to be the hero, the love interest, the comedian, the villain. Transformation excites me. So does truth. Nothing is more thrilling, hilarious, and tragic than the truth. Those things motivated me to become an actor. Also, they always have the best food on set. #Quote by Blake Griffin
Tragic quotes by Jan Karon
#73. I worried too much about what others thought - I can tell you it's a tragic waste of time and energy and pokes God in the eye. #Quote by Jan Karon
Tragic quotes by Jimmy Carter
#74. It's a terrible and tragic and counterproductive policy to avoid communicating with people who disagree with us. #Quote by Jimmy Carter
Tragic quotes by Adam Ross
#75. 'Mr. Peanut' is not about a man who dreams of killing his wife; that's jacket copy, to me. 'Mr. Peanut' is about the dynamism of marriage and the distances - some tragic, some redemptive - that marriages travel over time, and those travels ain't always pretty. #Quote by Adam Ross
Tragic quotes by Gwenn Wright
#76. Tragic tales rarely do make sense. #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Tragic quotes by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
#77. Why not just tell my parents the boarding school thing wasn't working out, and go home? That offer had been on the table from the beginning, after all. I could live at home forever, growing white-haired and teaching piano and taking in stray cats until the neighborhood children started weaving tales of my tragic past and my story was adapted for Lifetime Television. #Quote by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Tragic quotes by John Gray
#78. The good life is not found in dreams of progress,but in coping with tragic contingencies.We have been reared on religions and philosophies that deny the experience of tragedy.Can we imagine a life that is not founded on the consolations of action?Or are we too lax and coarse even to dream of living without them? #Quote by John Gray
Tragic quotes by Mike Nichols
#79. No doubt you are as alarmed as I by the tragic decline in America's language skills. If 10 people read the following sentence: Two tanker trucks has just overturned in Alaska, spilling a totel of 10,000 gallons of beer onto a highway. two would find an error in subject-verb agreement, two would find an error in spelling, and six would find a sponge and drive north. #Quote by Mike Nichols
Tragic quotes by Friedrich Durrenmatt
#80. World history is tragic. #Quote by Friedrich Durrenmatt
Tragic quotes by Rachel Held Evans
#81. It is a tragic and agonizing irony that instructions once delivered for the purpose of avoiding needless offense are now invoked in ways that needlessly offend, that words once meant to help draw people to the gospel now repel them. #Quote by Rachel Held Evans
Tragic quotes by Cassandra Clare
#82. I swear that woman had a previous career as a death-hunter selling tragic ballads down around the Seven Dials," said Will. "And I do wish she wouldn't sing about poisoning just after we've eaten. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Tragic quotes by Shannon A. Thompson
#83. I found him between a reality and a nightmare. #Quote by Shannon A. Thompson
Tragic quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#84. Just knowing you're not alone is often enough to kindle hope amid tragic circumstances. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Tragic quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#85. Why does a man like to be made sad by viewing doleful and tragic scenes, which he himself could not by any means endure? Yet, as a spectator, he wishes to experience from them a sense of grief, and in this very sense of grief his pleasure consists. What is this but wretched madness? #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Tragic quotes by Marie Taylor Collins Swabey
#86. Whereas the comic confronts simply logical contradictions, the tragic confronts a moral predicament. Not minor matters of true andfalse but crucial questions of right and wrong, good and evil face the tragic character in a tragic situation. #Quote by Marie Taylor Collins Swabey
Tragic quotes by Suzanne Collins
#87. And there I am, blushing and confused, made beautiful by Cinna's hands, desirable by Peeta's confession, tragic by circumstance, and by all accounts, unforgettable. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Tragic quotes by Brittainy C. Cherry
#88. Yeah, but I don't know. There is something about the tragic stories of Shakespeare. It's as if we all know how it will end, but the adventure makes it worth it. #Quote by Brittainy C. Cherry
Tragic quotes by Walid Jumblatt
#89. Lebanon will be engulfed again in a huge power game that will last quite a long time. This is the tragic destiny of Lebanon. #Quote by Walid Jumblatt
Tragic quotes by George Santayana
#90. Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. #Quote by George Santayana
Tragic quotes by Oscar Wilde
#91. For a year after that was done to me I wept every day at the same hour and for the same space of time. That is not such a tragic thing as possibly it sounds to you. To those who are in prison tears are a part of every day's experience. A day in prison on which one does not weep is a day on which one's heart is hard, not a day on which one's heart is happy. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Tragic quotes by Marisha Pessl
#92. I thus concluded, with the same awe of Jane Goodall discovering the chimpanzees' nimble use of tools to extract termites, it really wasn't so much the tragic event itself, but others having knowledge of it that prevented recovery. #Quote by Marisha Pessl
Tragic quotes by Andrea Speed
#93. God, he was so beautiful. It was the tragic kind of beauty too, the kind you knew was doomed from the start. A face that launched a thousand ships and dug a million graves. #Quote by Andrea Speed
Tragic quotes by Joshua Foa Dienstag
#94. Tragic art is the organization of a small portion of an otherwise meaningless world that gives purpose to an individual existence. #Quote by Joshua Foa Dienstag
Tragic quotes by Joe Ducie
#95. I could do anything - be anything.
I could be a blackberry farmer.
I could worry about phone bills and nipping out to the corner shop for milk and bread of a morning.
Little Declan Jr. could learn to walk and talk with his real father, alive and well, and I could teach him how to wear a waistcoat with just the right amount of tragic charm, take him to school in a few years, maybe makehim a little sister to look out for, someone to keep him on his toes. He could play a sport - tennis, maybe, or football. I'd attend parent-teacher meetings and have after-work drinks with the neighbors, talking about how well so-and-so is doing, and why yes, Declan Jr. is learning to play the piano. Top of his class, you know - he has his mother's grace…
I could see all of that, as clear in my mind as sunlight on fresh snow, and so much more.
Just living day to day. One morning we could have picnics, my family and I, next to blue glacial lakes. One afternoon my son would be old enough to meet a girl, get in a fight, need to shave. One evening his sister will need help with her homework, and he'll complain, but he'll help.
And then one day the Elder Gods would descend from a blood-red sky in chariots lashed together from bone and flame and take away all my blackberries. #Quote by Joe Ducie
Tragic quotes by Anne Ancelin Schutzenburger
#96. We continue the chain of generations and, knowingly or not, willingly or unwillingly, we pay debts of the past: as long as we have not cleared the slate, an "invisible loyalty" impels us to repeat and repeat a moment of incredible joy or unbearable sorrow, an injustice or a tragic death. Or its echo. #Quote by Anne Ancelin Schutzenburger
Tragic quotes by Boniface Kamau Zablon.
#97. Being economical with the truth about yourself during a relationship can have tragic results. In a world where people of same families rarely meet, it will not be a surprise in the future for cousins, half brothers and sisters to get into relationships and even get married. Let us have bonding time to avoid situations where members of the same families may get intimate for heaven's sake. #Quote by Boniface Kamau Zablon.
Tragic quotes by Robyn Carr
#98. My father, who suffered from hardening of the arteries, was diagnosed as having that tragic thief of the mind, Alzheimer's. #Quote by Robyn Carr
Tragic quotes by Mary Harron
#99. There's no need to be tragic or destroy yourself or jump off a cliff. That's no longer the paradigm I wish to follow, or that anyone should follow. It is not necessary to be tragic. It's bullshit that women can't have it all. Why not? Other people do. #Quote by Mary Harron
Tragic quotes by Helen DeWitt
#100. His youngest sister, Linda, wanted to be a singer and she had now refused point-blank to go to secretarial college; his father had refused pointblank to let her study music. Linda had gone to the piano and begun to play Chopin's Prelude No. 24 in D minor, a bitter piece of music which gains in tragic intensity when played 40 times in a row. #Quote by Helen DeWitt
Tragic quotes by Thomas Wolfe
#101. There came to him an image of man's whole life upon the earth. It seemed to him that all man's life was like a tiny spurt of flame that blazed out briefly in an illimitable and terrifying darkness, and that all man's grandeur, tragic dignity, his heroic glory, came from the brevity and smallness of this flame. He knew his life was little and would be extinguished, and that only darkness was immense and everlasting. And he knew that he would die with defiance on his lips, and that the shout of his denial would ring with the last pulsing of his heart into the maw of all-engulfing night. #Quote by Thomas Wolfe
Tragic quotes by George R R Martin
#102. Lonely? Yes. But a solemn, brooding, tragic loneliness that a man hates with a passion - and yet loves so much he craves for more. #Quote by George R R Martin
Tragic quotes by Yaroslav Trofimov
#103. Even if you look at Iran, those campaigners for human rights there, they don't want to have anything to do with America, because they are afraid that having American support will be the kiss of death for their movement. And that's really tragic. #Quote by Yaroslav Trofimov
Tragic quotes by JohnA Passaro
#104. It has taken me four years to figure this out.
If we live long enough, we all will experience this.
Don't ever predetermine how you think that you should feel on an anniversary of a tragic event in your life, such as a death of a loved one, or on a holiday after such an event.
Each year starts out with 365 days, and I will be damned if I am giving up even one of them to misery. #Quote by JohnA Passaro
Tragic quotes by Rebecca McNutt
#105. Tony had spent a great deal of time dwelling on whoever this poor Disney hostess must have been, not as a casualty but as a person. She never got to be an adult, he'd told himself in horror. #Quote by Rebecca McNutt
Tragic quotes by Jarod Kintz
#106. When I hear a politician has died in a car accident, I think, "How tragic! Even if the car suffered only a small dent, it makes me want to cry out to God in despair. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Tragic quotes by Steve Goodier
#107. Unexpected and pleasant surprises occur every day...random kindnesses from a stranger; would-be tragic accidents narrowly avoided; sicknesses healed.... We will notice if we look. We will see good sprinkled liberally over every day if we are open. #Quote by Steve Goodier
Tragic quotes by John Steinbeck
#108. Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? ... Well, think about it. Maybe you're playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Tragic quotes by Stevie J. Cole
#109. You lose a love like this and you'll never find it again. Never. #Quote by Stevie J. Cole
Tragic quotes by Scarlett Thomas
#110. Now dare to be tragic, for you will be redeemed.' Friedrich Nietzsche Ah! #Quote by Scarlett Thomas
Tragic quotes by Robert Breault
#111. A senseless tragedy remains forever tragic, but it is up to us whether it remains forever senseless. #Quote by Robert Breault
Tragic quotes by Amanda Lovelace
#112. love does not need to be tragic in order for it to be good. #Quote by Amanda Lovelace
Tragic quotes by Mark Rothko
#113. We assert that the subject is crucial and only that subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless. #Quote by Mark Rothko
Tragic quotes by Michael Cunningham
#114. I've learned, from working with translators over the years, that the original novel is, in a way, a translation itself. It is not, of course, translated into another language but it is a translation from the images in the author's mind to that which he is able to put down on paper. Here's a secret. Many novelists, if they are pressed and if they are being honest, will admit that the finished book is a rather rough translation of the book they'd intended to write. It's one of the heartbreaks of writing fiction. You have, for months or years, been walking around with the idea of a novel in your mind, and in your mind it's transcendent, it's brilliantly comic and howlingly tragic, it contains everything you know, and everything you can imagine, about human life on the planet earth. It is vast and mysterious and awe-inspiring. It is a cathedral made of fire. But even if the book in question turns out fairly well, it's never the book that you'd hoped to write. It's smaller than the book you'd hoped to write. It is an object, a collection of sentences, and it does not remotely resemble a cathedral made of fire. It feels, in short, like a rather inept translation of a mythical great work. The translator, then, is simply moving the book another step along the translation continuum. The translator is translating a translation. #Quote by Michael Cunningham
Tragic quotes by Trevor Driggers
#115. We declared war on one another's heart. And once the bombs dropped, & wars of words began, all that was left were the ruins of what was once everything. Something once so beautiful, that even those dull ruins held it's own tragic beauty all their own. #Quote by Trevor Driggers
Tragic quotes by Tracy Letts
#116. Well, one of the things we're supposed to be able to do as playwrights is write from a place of empathy, get into another character's shoes and experience things both mundane and tragic. And people don't
like me right now
people aren't necessarily the most eloquent when trying to express their emotions. I guess I feel as a playwright that those people deserve a voice, too, a voice that isn't so articulate that they themselves can no longer identify with it. #Quote by Tracy Letts
Tragic quotes by Wallace Stevens
#117. The Idea of Order at Key West

She sang beyond the genius of the sea.
The water never formed to mind or voice,
Like a body wholly body, fluttering
Its empty sleeves; and yet its mimic motion
Made constant cry, caused constantly a cry,
That was not ours although we understood,
Inhuman, of the veritable ocean.

The sea was not a mask. No more was she.
The song and water were not medleyed sound
Even if what she sang was what she heard,
Since what she sang was uttered word by word.
It may be that in all her phrases stirred
The grinding water and the gasping wind;
But it was she and not the sea we heard.

For she was the maker of the song she sang.
The ever-hooded, tragic-gestured sea
Was merely a place by which she walked to sing.
Whose spirit is this? we said, because we knew
It was the spirit that we sought and knew
That we should ask this often as she sang.
If it was only the dark voice of the sea
That rose, or even colored by many waves;
If it was only the outer voice of sky
And cloud, of the sunken coral water-walled,
However clear, it would have been deep air,
The heaving speech of air, a summer sound
Repeated in a summer without end
And sound alone. But it was more than that,
More even than her voice, and ours, among
The meaningless plungings of water and the wind,
Theatrical distances, bronze shadows heap #Quote by Wallace Stevens
Tragic quotes by Epictetus
#118. For what else is tragedy than the portrayal in tragic verse of the sufferings of men who have attached high value to external things? [27] #Quote by Epictetus
Tragic quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#119. Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering - this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary day-time advice for everyone. But at three o'clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure doesn't work - and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day. #Quote by F Scott Fitzgerald
Tragic quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#120. My friend died. (Astrid) Died how? (Zarek) Mmm, he had parvo. (Astrid) Isn't that a dog's disease? (Zarek) Yes. It was tragic. (Astrid) Hey! I resent that. (Sasha) Behave or I will give you parvo. (Astrid) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Tragic quotes by Dylan Moran
#121. Stand-up came naturally to me because people in Ireland talk. But that's not talking on panel shows; it is structured fun. It reminds me of some tragic aunt clapping her hands and bouncing into a room and announcing we should all play games ... and if we don't we are all a rotten spoilsport. #Quote by Dylan Moran
Tragic quotes by Moby
#122. It's sometimes too easy to point fingers when circumstances dramatically go awry, but as an addict, I'm ultimately responsible for my own decisions, no matter how benign or tragic the consequences. #Quote by Moby
Tragic quotes by Charlton Heston
#123. Shakespeare is the outstanding example of how that can be done. In all of Shakespeare's plays, no matter what tragic events occur, no matter what rises and falls, we return to stability in the end. #Quote by Charlton Heston
Tragic quotes by Steve Maraboli
#124. The tragic brilliance of politics and control is found in the ability to get the masses arguing over which poison they should drink. #Quote by Steve Maraboli
Tragic quotes by Charles Clover
#125. Those who nod sagely and quote the tragedy of the commons in relation to environmental problems from pollution of the atmosphere to poaching of national parks tend to forget that Garrett Hardin revised his conclusions many times over thirty years. He recognized, most importantly, that anarchy did not prevail on the common pastures of midieval England in the way he had described [in his 1968 essay in 'Science']. The commoners--usually a limited number of people with defined rights in law--organized themselves to ensure it did not. The pastures were protected from ruin by the tradition of 'stinting,' which limited each herdsman to a fixed number of animals. 'A managed commons, though it may have other defects, is not automatically subject to the tragic fate of the unmanaged commons,' wrote Hardin, though he was still clearly unhappy with commoning arrangements. As with all forms of socialism, of which he regarded commoning as an early kind, Hardin said the flaw in the system lay in the quality of the management. The problem was alays how to prevent the managers from furthering their own interests. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who guards the guardians?

Hardin observed, crucially, that a successful managed common depended on limiting the numbers of commoners, limiting access, and having penalties that deterred.
None of Hardin's requirements for a successfully managed common is fulfilled by high-seas fishery regimes #Quote by Charles Clover
Tragic quotes by Harpo Marx
#126. The passing of an ordinary man is sad. The passing of a great man is tragic, and doubly tragic when the greatness passes before the man does. #Quote by Harpo Marx
Tragic quotes by The New York Times
#127. Perhaps Aristotle's most widely-read work is his esoteric treatise on aesthetics, the Poetics. According to his analysis of tragic poetry (a section on comedy was either lost or never completed), the theatrical audience experiences katharsis ("purgation") of the heightened emotions of pity and fear as the tragic hero, a basically good but flawed aristocrat, is brought down by his own "error of judgment. #Quote by The New York Times
Tragic quotes by Erich Fromm
#128. The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Tragic quotes by James Nachtwey
#129. I don't think tragic situations are necessarily devoid of beauty. #Quote by James Nachtwey
Tragic quotes by Martin Amis
#130. You see tragedy requires persons of heroic stature. It works on the principle of people being more than humansuper-humanand also being only too human. But there just aren't many great figures around now, so the tragic mechanisms can't work. #Quote by Martin Amis
Tragic quotes by Robert Galbraith
#131. Leda, Lula and Rochelle had not been women like Lucy, or his Aunt Joan; they had not taken every reasonable precaution against violence or chance; they had not tethered themselves to life with mortgages and voluntary work, safe husbands and clean-faced dependants: their deaths, therefore, were not classed as "tragic," in the same way as those of staid and respectable housewives. #Quote by Robert Galbraith
Tragic quotes by Victor Hugo
#132. Night sometimes lends such tragic assistance to catastrophe. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Tragic quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#133. And when we pushed away that other, bad vision, we felt good again and everything was a joy to us: the fire, the smell of trampled grass, that our shirts had dried, the sleep of the earth, the taste of cigarettes, the forest, our rested legs, the stardust, life - life most of all.

In the end, we went on. The dawn met us. The sun warmed us. We kept walking. Our legs buckled, our shoulders went numb, our hands swelled, but we managed to carry it to the cemetery - to the grave - our last harbour on earth, at which we put in only once, never again to sail forth - this Stefan Kanik, eighteen, killed in a tragic accident, during blasting, by a block of coal. #Quote by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Tragic quotes by John Waters
#134. I have spoken, and I was understood. It's not like I'm a tragic person who wasn't understood. All those books are in print, all those movies are still out there, the audience gets younger. So I don't have that "I've got to do one thing before I die." I did it. #Quote by John Waters
Tragic quotes by Sui Ishida
#135. What's tragic isn't that we can't retaliate...
What's truly tragic is...
...being consumed with vengeance and not being able to live your life. #Quote by Sui Ishida
Tragic quotes by Taya Kyle
#136. I don't expect you to know what the future is going to bring," I told him. "And I'm not asking for a commitment right now. But I do want to know if it's possible for us to be something long term. If it's not a possibility, I'm not interested in doing this."
Chris didn't answer right away, but when he did, his answer was perfect.
"I love you," he said. "And I don't want to spend a day of my life without you."
Instead of feeling happy and confident, I suddenly felt something like fear.
In my mind, what he was saying was that he wanted to marry me.
Was I ready for that?
But I loved that I heard that he wanted to marry me and was so confident and open about it.
I quickly warmed up to the idea. But as the days and then weeks went by, I began to wonder. Did his answer really mean he wanted to get married? We didn't talk about it, and our relationship didn't change in any meaningful way.
So, were we headed toward marriage, or not?
Then came 9/11. The tragic attack, and the implications that going to war would have for Chris, pushed me to think harder about my future-our future.
One day I called him and said, "I just had this crazy idea-let's get married."
I thought he'd say, Hell yeah! Let's do it!
His actual reaction: "What?"
As in, What the heck are you talking about?
"Oh, it's just an idea," I said, quickly retreating. "I'm kind of kidding. We can talk about it later #Quote by Taya Kyle
Tragic quotes by Andrew Coyle Bradley
#137. Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare well and come into real contact with his mind, are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact. #Quote by Andrew Coyle Bradley
Tragic quotes by Michael F. Moore
#138. Tragic no matter what gets said, no matter who says it, no matter to whom, Born tragic. #Quote by Michael F. Moore
Tragic quotes by Ellen Key
#139. For thousands of years, poetry has been picturing love as a mysterious and tragic power. But when anyone says the same thing in plain prose, and adds that life would be colourless and poor without the great passions, then this is called immorality! #Quote by Ellen Key
Tragic quotes by E. M. Forster
#140. But that some sonatas of Beethoven are written tragic no one can gainsay; yet they can triumph or despair as the player decides, and Lucy had decided that they should triumph. #Quote by E. M. Forster
Tragic quotes by Sugaru Miaki
#141. I believe those three days,

compared to the tragic thirty years I would have lived,

compared to the worthwhile thirty days I would have lived,

were of much, much more value. #Quote by Sugaru Miaki
Tragic quotes by Anne Somerset
#142. From now on Anne saw herself as someone indelibly marked by suffering. Her letters to Sarah often ended with an allusion to her tragic history of bereavement, for she took to signing them "your poor unfortunate faithful Morley. #Quote by Anne Somerset
Tragic quotes by Lloyd Alexander
#143. The thing that is maybe the real difference, the fundamental difference, is that in adult literature you can have a literature of despair and end the work without any hope; you can have a literature of the absurd in which life is pointless, meaningless ... In children's literature you can have a tragic ending ... nevertheless, maybe what happens makes some kind of sense; maybe there is hope. We have got to pull out of ourselves some kind of hope. This is the key difference between writing for adults and children. #Quote by Lloyd Alexander
Tragic quotes by Jenn Bennett
#144. For our one-month anniversary, he made me a picture map.

A map of us.

It's years in the making, and it's messy and convoluted, some of it even tragic. But I wouldn't change the route, because we walked it together, even when we were apart. And the best part about it is that it's unfinished.

Uncertainty isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes it can even be filled with extraordinary potential. #Quote by Jenn Bennett
Tragic quotes by Joseph Bayly
#145. The Nazis are not justified by saying,
Don't you know that there is more than just the issue of the Jews? The issues are more complex than that! What of the poor in this country, who cannot afford housing? What about the sick and malnourished? Don't you care about these people? Don't you claim to be a follower of Jesus?!
Supporting a murderous political agenda with such an argument is tragic!
And what do we know about Obama? He is the single most anti-life proponent that has ever run for the office of president. #Quote by Joseph Bayly
Tragic quotes by Ilona Andrews
#146. I don't trust tragedies much. It's easy to make a person sad by showing him something tragic. We all recognize when sad things happen: someone dies, someone loses a loved one, young love is crushed. It's much harder to make a man laugh-what's funny to one person isn't funny to another. #Quote by Ilona Andrews
Tragic quotes by Antony Hegarty
#147. Every year I used to write a musical inspired by John Waters, and I would get all my friends together and put on this perverse, emotional, tragic musical. #Quote by Antony Hegarty
Tragic quotes by Gabor Mate
#148. There's a reason for everything. Every human behaviour, every human thought, every human emotion, every human reaction - doesn't matter what it looks like on the outside - reflects a desire to be loved or to love. And as Marshall Rosenberg who teaches Non-Violent Communication said "very often we make these communications..." he calls it a "the tragic communication of a need". So that it doesn't matter how people behave or speak, underneath it there is a basic human need. That human need was at some point frustrated in their early development. And that person has been all their life trying to have that need met, doesn't matter how they behaved. Even if they behaved in the most agressive and inhuman and obnoxious fashion, there's always a reason for it. So that means when somebody comes for help, then you have to see that need and that real human being underneath the words and underneath the behavior. In other words, you have to see the person more clearly than they see themselves. Not so that you can deliver your opinion to them and have them accept it, but so that you can mirror them back to their true selves. #Quote by Gabor Mate
Tragic quotes by Peter Greenaway
#149. Human relationships are patterned and cross-patterned and restricted and limited and delimited and caged and freed again by the elaborate conventions, rules and games which we call civilisation. They're often absurd and farcical, and sometimes they're tragic, yet we acknowledge that they are necessary. #Quote by Peter Greenaway
Tragic quotes by Eric Massa
#150. And this administration and this House leadership have said, quote-unquote, they will stop at nothing to pass this health care bill. And now they've gotten rid of me and it will pass. You connect the dots. #Quote by Eric Massa
Tragic quotes by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
#151. Our children think our world will end. It's a tragic thing. Adults don't think that. They don't see that we are eating the planet. But we are. If you take all the biomass of vertebrates on the planet, 98% are men and their domestic animals. All the wild animals in the world make up only 2%. #Quote by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Tragic quotes by Ella Frank
#152. She's clutching the worn leather journal. It's ironic how it now seems like a safety blanket for her, yet to him, it represents a tragic nightmare. #Quote by Ella Frank
Tragic quotes by Tony Bennett
#153. It's the kind of turn that happened to the great country of Germany, when Nazis came over and created tragic things, and they had to be told off. And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world's going to really take care of us, in a very bad way. #Quote by Tony Bennett
Tragic quotes by Vasily Grossman
#154. The State became the master. The national element moved from the realm of form to the realm of content; it became what was most central and essential, turning the socialist element into a mere wrapping, a verbal husk, an empty shell. Thus was made manifest, with tragic clarity, a sacred law of life: Human freedom stands above everything. There is no end in the world for the sake of which it is permissible to sacrifice human freedom. #Quote by Vasily Grossman
Tragic quotes by Eddie Rickenbacker
#155. Major Richard Bong was an example of the tragic and terrible price we must pay to maintain principles of human rights, of greater value than life itself. This gallant Air Force hero will be remembered because he made his final contribution to aviation in the dangerous role of test pilot of an untried experimental plane, a deed that places him among the stout-hearted pioneers who gave their lives in the conquest of sky and space. #Quote by Eddie Rickenbacker
Tragic quotes by Lionel Trilling
#156. Man ... is an inextricable tangle of culture and biology. And not being simple, he is not simply good; he has ... a kind of hell within him from which rise everlastingly the impulses which threaten his civilization. He has the faculty of imagining for himself more in the way of pleasure and satisfaction than he can possibly achieve. Everything that he gains he pays for in more than equal coin; compromise and the compounding with defeat constitute his best way of getting through the world. His best qualities are the result of a struggle whose outcome is tragic. Yet he is a creature of love ... #Quote by Lionel Trilling
Tragic quotes by Robert Mueller
#157. And at that point, I think we all realized it was something tremendously tragic, probably a terrorist attack, and the next step was to go down to our command center and get things going. #Quote by Robert Mueller
Tragic quotes by Ann Marie Frohoff
#158. I've come to realize that love is tragic, somewhere down the line it's inevitable. Fight for it. #Quote by Ann Marie Frohoff
Tragic quotes by Sam Keen
#159. Compassion begins with the acknowledgment of the single inescapable truth that is the foundation for the possibility of love between human beings - an awareness of the tragic sense of life. #Quote by Sam Keen
Tragic quotes by Woody Allen
#160. I think that the tendency for most people is to fall back on a comic interpretation of things because things are so sad, so terrible. If you didn't laugh you'd kill yourself. But the truth of the matter is that existence in general is very very tragic, very very sad, very brutal and very unhappy. #Quote by Woody Allen
Tragic quotes by Jose N Harris
No failure in Life, whether of love or money, is ever really that simple; it usually involves a type of a shadowy betrayal, buried in a secret, mass grave of shared hopes and dreams.

That universal mass grave exists in a private cemetery that most... both those suffering from the loss, but especially those committing the betrayal, refuse to acknowledge its existence.

When you realize you've been deeply betrayed, fear really hits you. That's what you feel first. And then it's anger and frustration. Then disspointment and disilussionment.

Part of the problem is how little we understand about the ultimate effects and consequences of betrayal on our hearts and spirits; and on trust and respect for our fellow brothers and sisters.

In writing, there are only really a few good stories to tell, and in the end, and betrayal and the failure of love is one of the most powerful stories to tell.

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise- by trading in our integrity and failing to treat life and others in our life, with respect and dignity. That's really where the truest and the most tragic failures comes from... they come making the choice to betray another soul, and in turn, giving up a peice of your own. #Quote by Jose N Harris
Tragic quotes by Isak Dinesen
#162. The true art of the gods is the comic. The comic is a condescension of the divine to the world of man; it is the sublime vision, which cannot be studied, but must ever be celestially granted. In the comic the gods see their own being reflected as in a mirror, and while the tragic poet is bound by strict laws, they will allow the comic artist a freedom as unlimited as their own. #Quote by Isak Dinesen
Tragic quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#163. We can only hope to live a meaningful life by serving as earnest witnesses to life's tragic beauty. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Tragic quotes by Salman Rushdie
#164. Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. 'Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning 'fear of religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect."

[I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, as We All Must (Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015)] #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Tragic quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#165. My whole life has been a battle lost on the map. Cowardice didn't even make it to the battlefield, where perhaps it would have dissipated; it haunted the chief of staff in his office, all alone with his certainty of defeat. He didn't dare implement his battle plan, since it was sure to be imperfect, and he didn't dare perfect it (though it could never be truly perfect), since his conviction that it would never be perfect killed all his desire to strive for perfection. Nor did it ever occur to him that his plan, though imperfect, might be closer to perfection than the enemy's. The truth is that my real enemy, victorious over me since God, was that very idea of perfection, marching against me at the head of all the troops of the world - in the tragic vanguard of all the world's armed men. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Tragic quotes by Gever Tulley
#166. The news media is so quick to pick up tragic stories of imperiled children that it seems like there are more terrible events today than ever before - when in fact it's quite the opposite. It is, in all manners possible to calculate, the safest time in the history of civilization to be a kid. #Quote by Gever Tulley
Tragic quotes by Mark Edmundson
#167. English majors want the joy of seeing the world through the eyes of people who - let us admit it - are more sensitive, more articulate, shrewder, sharper, more alive than they themselves are. The experience of merging minds and hearts with Proust or James or Austen makes you see that there is more to the world than you had ever imagined. You see that life is bigger, sweeter, more tragic and intense - more alive with meaning than you had thought.

Real reading is reincarnation. There is no other way to put it. It is being born again into a higher form of consciousness than we ourselves possess. When we walk the streets of Manhattan with Walt Whitman or contemplate our hopes for eternity with Emily Dickinson, we are reborn into more ample and generous minds. "Life piled on life / Were all too little," says Tennyson's "Ulysses," and he is right. Given the ragged magnificence of the world, who would wish to live only once? The English major lives many times through the astounding transportive magic of words and the welcoming power of his receptive imagination. The economics major? In all probability he lives but once. If the English major has enough energy and openness of heart, he lives not once but hundreds of times. Not all books are worth being reincarnated into, to be sure - but those that are win Keats's sweet phrase: "a joy forever. #Quote by Mark Edmundson
Tragic quotes by John Malkovich
#168. Some directors expect you to do everything; write, be producer, psychiatrist. Some just want you to die in a tragic accident during the shooting so they can get the insurance. #Quote by John Malkovich
Tragic quotes by Lynn Coady
#169. Delightful, tragic, gloriously elegiac and riddled with puns-Close to Hugh is just like life, only so much more beautiful for being art. #Quote by Lynn Coady
Tragic quotes by Daniel Ziblatt
#170. Institutions become political weapons, wielded forcefully by those who control them against those who do not. This is how elected autocrats subvert democracy - packing and "weaponizing" the courts and other neutral agencies, buying off the media and the private sector (or bullying them into silence), and rewriting the rules of politics to tilt the playing field against opponents. The tragic paradox of the electoral route to authoritarianism is that democracy's assassins use the very institutions of democracy - gradually, subtly, and even legally - to kill it. #Quote by Daniel Ziblatt
Tragic quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
#171. The artist is a servant who is willing to be a birthgiver. In a very real sense the artist (male or female) should be like Mary who, when the angel told her that she was to bear the Messiah, was obedient to the command.
... I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, "Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me." And the artist either says, "My soul doth magnify the Lord," and willingly becomes the bearer of teh work, or refuses; but the obedient response is not necessarily a conscious one, and not everyone has the humble, courageous obedience of Mary.
As for Mary, she was little more than a child when the angel came to her; she had not lost her child's creative acceptance of the realities moving on the other side of the everyday world. We lose our ability to see angels as we grow older, and that is a tragic loss. #Quote by Madeleine L'Engle
Tragic quotes by Shannon L. Alder
#172. What a trajedy to be a martyr for love, yet we worship the characters anyways because they remind us of how we struggled. #Quote by Shannon L. Alder
Tragic quotes by Russ Feingold
#173. It's just really tragic after all the horrors of the last 1,000 years we can't leave behind something as primitive as government-sponsored execution. #Quote by Russ Feingold
Tragic quotes by Gerald R. Ford
#174. As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. #Quote by Gerald R. Ford
Tragic quotes by John Locke
#175. I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment. #Quote by John Locke
Tragic quotes by Cornell Woolrich
#176. There is no hard and fast line that can be drawn that says: Up to here there was no love; from here on there is now love. Love is a gradual thing, it may take a moment, a month, or a year to come on, and in each two its gradations are different. With some it comes fast, with some it comes slowly. Sometimes one kindles from the other, sometimes both kindle spontaneously. And once in a tragic while one kindles only after the other has already dimmed and gone out, and has to burn forlornly alone.
("Too Nice A Day To Die") #Quote by Cornell Woolrich
Tragic quotes by Sarah Fine
#177. Your friend is convinced she is unlovable, unreachable. Depression can do that to a person. She thinks no one can understand her. She ignores all evidence to the contrary, and it has led her to make some very tragic decisions. #Quote by Sarah Fine
Tragic quotes by Rick Yancey
#178. Well, this is a tragic love story, isn't it? Alien invader falls for human girl. The hunter for his prey. #Quote by Rick Yancey
Tragic quotes by Plato
#179. Something of this kind, I replied:–God is always to be represented as he truly is,
whatever be the sort of poetry, epic, lyric or tragic, in which the representation
is given.
And is he not truly good? and must he not be represented as such?
Certainly. #Quote by Plato
Tragic quotes by Dmitri Shostakovich
#180. Many consider that Shostakovich is the greatest 20th-century composer. In his 15 symphonies, 15 quartets, and in other works he demonstrated mastery of the largest and most challenging forms with music of great emotional power and technical invention ... All his works are marked by emotional extremes - tragic intensity, grotesque and bizarre wit, humour, parody, and savage sarcasm. #Quote by Dmitri Shostakovich
Tragic quotes by Bill Plympton
#181. Animation can be a full spectrum of different storytelling techniques and different genres. I think it's sad that there is only one audience that the studios are aiming for and that's the kid audience. It's really tragic that they don't' make films for older people. #Quote by Bill Plympton
Tragic quotes by Kiera Van Gelder
#182. So at family gatherings ... I try to stick to the acceptable script. Indeed, I discover that the less I say, the happier everyone seems to be with me. I sometimes wonder if I wouldn't have been better off as a paraplegic or afflicted by some tragic form of cancer. The invisibility and periodicity of my disorder, along with how often I border on normalcy, allows them to evade my need for their understanding. And because our most enduring family heirloom is avoidance and denial of pain and suffering, I don't need much prompting to shut myself down in their presence. #Quote by Kiera Van Gelder
Tragic quotes by Chris Rock
#183. The thing I try to get across to the writers - and I do a lot of writing, too - is that when I do stand-up, nothing I talk about is funny. Everything is really sad and tragic and then I make it funny. #Quote by Chris Rock
Tragic quotes by Isabel Allende
#184. We live in an era where masses of people come and go across a hostile planet, desolate and violent. Refugees, emigrants, exiles, deportees. We are a tragic contingent. #Quote by Isabel Allende
Tragic quotes by Thabo Mbeki
#185. The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living. #Quote by Thabo Mbeki
Tragic quotes by Charlotte Rampling
#186. Quite often in life, when a tragic event arrives it becomes a springboard for mirroring all other things in one's life that one hasn't come to terms with. #Quote by Charlotte Rampling
Tragic quotes by Ayn Rand
#187. The causes of illusions are not pretty to discover. They're either vicious or tragic. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Tragic quotes by Faiqa Mansab
#188. When death becomes an escape, when it becomes attractive, the purpose of life is fulfilled. To teach one it's futility, it's worthlessness, that is the purpose of life. Incongruously, its value lies in having imparted that lesson.
Bhanggi #Quote by Faiqa Mansab
Tragic quotes by Stanley Kubrick
#189. I've got a peculiar weakness for criminals and artists. Neither takes life as it is. Any tragic story has to be in conflict with things as they are. #Quote by Stanley Kubrick
Tragic quotes by Imre Kertesz
#190. Man, when reduced to nothing, or in other words a survivor, is not tragic but comic, because he has no fate. #Quote by Imre Kertesz
Tragic quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#191. Depression, when it's clinical, is not a metaphor. It runs in families, and it's known to respond to medication and to counseling. However truly you believe there's a sickness to existence that can never be cured, if you're depressed you will sooner or later surrender and say: I just don't want to feel bad anymore. The shift from depressive realism to tragic realism, from being immobilized by darkness to being sustained by it, thus strangely seems to require believing in the possibility of a cure ... #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Tragic quotes by Danielle Steel
#192. Hang in. We'll make it. We all have each other. #Quote by Danielle Steel
Tragic quotes by David Sedaris
#193. Between the disfigurement and the muzzle, it's nearly impossible to catch what she's saying. Always, though, while tripping and stumbling to the music, she looks out into her audience and tells the story about her mother. Most people laugh and yell for her to lift her skirts, but every so often she'll spot someone weeping and swear they can understand her every word. #Quote by David Sedaris
Tragic quotes by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#194. The Greeks said grandly in their tragic phrase, 'Let no one be called happy till his death;' to which I would add, 'Let no one, till his death, be called unhappy.' #Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Tragic quotes by Catherine Downen
#195. The highs. They don't last long, but the effect they have on you does. So you learn to enjoy the highs and to make them last as long as possible, but you also learn to love the rain. You learn to love the sound of it as it pours down on the rocks and the creek. You learn to love it like a song the clouds above are singing for you. And that's how you survive. In this hand of cards, you don't live. You survive. And I think that's been the hardest part of it all. To go from being a kid, living a safe and stable life, to being tragic, broken, and having to just simply survive. Just survive. #Quote by Catherine Downen
Tragic quotes by Trevor J. Freeman
#196. We are so afraid of being pulled under the water with the anchor. Scared of letting these memories swirl around our mind as they should. As tragic as it might feel, it's evident that the sea we are drowning in is the same sea we were born into. #Quote by Trevor J. Freeman
Tragic quotes by Marianne Williamson
#197. How tragic it is that so often we stop everything just as we reach the starting line. We must move past the narcissistic preoccupation with getting the love we think 'works' for us. The point of love is to make us grow, not to make us immediately happy. Many of us have forsworn the chance for the deepest love in reaching out for the easier one. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Tragic quotes by Bahman Ghobadi
#198. I use humour a lot. My foundation is tragic, but my appearance is humorous. #Quote by Bahman Ghobadi
Tragic quotes by George Orwell
#199. 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. #Quote by George Orwell
Tragic quotes by Mason Cooley
#200. The tragic hero prefers death to prudence. The comedian prefers playing tricks to winning. Only the villain really plays to win. #Quote by Mason Cooley

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