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Letter "T" » Tragedy
«In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.»
«It would indeed be the ultimate tragedy if the history of the human race proved to be nothing more noble than the story of an ape playing with a box of matches on a petrol dump.»
Author: David Ormsby-Gore
, History of the
, The Story
«Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.»
«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.»
«Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.»
«Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late»
Author: Benjamin Franklin
, Too late
, too soon
«In modern European thought a tragedy is occurring in that the original bonds uniting the affirmative attitude towards the world with ethics are, by a slow but irresistible process, loosening and finally parting. - Out of my life and Thought.»
Author: Albert Schweitzer
«A box of new crayons! Now they're all pointy, lined up in order, bright and perfect. Soon they'll be a bunch of ground down, rounded, indistinguishable stumps, missing their wrappers and smudged with other colors. Sometimes life seems unbearably tragic.»
«Disaster is a natural part of my evolution. Toward tragedy and dissolution.»
«Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.»