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Funny Tragedy Quotes
Funny Quotes about Tragedy

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

The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
- Anonymous


 

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger


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We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
- Sholom Aleichem

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

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

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.

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy,
but that it is a bore.
It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken

The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle
than the courage of a final moment;
but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
- John F. Kennedy

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful
hypothesis by an ugly fact.
- Thomas Huxley

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

You use everything.
You use tragedy you use everything.
- Shannon Hoon

If I told you the tragedy parts, we'd all sit here and cry.
- John Phillips

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
- Clarence Darrow

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

I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that,
in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face,
came also all the rest.
- Emma Bonino

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

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

The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease,
war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness
against vanity (the vanity of love,
greed, lust, power).
- Dawn Powell

I've had at least my share of tragedy,
but I have had far more than my share of happiness.
- Pierre Salinger

Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine
to rush into impulsive rejection,
let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss.
- Abba Eban

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

Greek philosophy seems to have met with something with
which a good tragedy is not supposed to meet,
namely, a dull ending.
- Karl Marx

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy,
which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
- William Butler Yeats

Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe.
- Ezra Pound

People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results.
But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
- James Branch Cabell

Life is neither comedy or tragedy, life is what you make of it.
- Radha Mitchell

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living
in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
- Paul Sweeney

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.
- Jacques Barzun

It is in times of great tragedy when the true spirit
of our wonderful country unites as one.
- Jim Gerlach

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering
which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
- Germaine Greer

The death of one man is a tragedy.
The death of millions is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all
but the very gold of truth.
- David Herbert Lawrence

City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare
for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible
and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur.
- Gavin Newsom

One of the greatest things drama can do,
at it's best, is to redefine the words we use every day such as love,
home, family, loyalty and envy.
Tragedy need not be a downer.
- Ben Kingsley

Unfortunately, since the Sept.
11 tragedy, our business is not doing too well.
- Hunter Tylo

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

An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
- Gerald R. Ford

Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Life is a tragedy full of joy.
- Bernard Malamud

Gay icons usually have some tragedy in their lives,
but I've only had tragic haircuts and outfits.
- Kylie Minogue

Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training,
I think.
It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
- Vivien Leigh

We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd.
- Alex Cox

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism,
a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what
the country needed to hear during times of crisis,
tragedy and triumph.
- Tom Brokaw

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

I love John Irving's stuff.
It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy.
It's really terrific.
- Jeff Bridges

The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins.
- Heywood Broun

Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows,
and there is his tragedy.
- Havelock Ellis

Jews are not part of a European ruling class imposed on helpless natives,
but are caught up in a tragedy in which two peoples
are struggling for the same piece of land.
- Jack Schwartz

What we think of as our sensitivity is only the higher
evolution of terror in a poor dumb beast.
We suffer for nothing.
Our own death wish is our only real tragedy.
- Mario Puzo

We just sent our condolences to the President of the
United States and the American people on what is a terrible,
terrible tragedy.
- Helen Clark

Farce is tragedy played at a thousand revolutions per minute.
- John Mortimer

Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear
so long sustained by now that we can even bear it...
the basest of all things is to be afraid.
- William Faulkner

Life is a comedy for those who think...
and a tragedy for those who feel.
- Horace Walpole

Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy
is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.
- Bryant H. McGill

When people divorce, it's always such a tragedy.
At the same time, if people stay together it can be even worse.
- Monica Bellucci

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

Hard work without talent is a shame,
but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
- Robert Half

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
- Carol Burnett

When you close your eyes to tragedy,
you close your eyes to greatness.
- Stephen Vizinczey

No, no, I didn't know him.
He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians.
- Alan Hovhaness


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