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Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult.
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John Masefield

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I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
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Billy Joel

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It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes.
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Dorothy Parker

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Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
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Margaret Sackville

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

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Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
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D. H. Lawrence

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The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
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Tom Stoppard

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The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.
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Aristotle

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There are no tragedies, just facts not recognized in time.
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William D. Montapert

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There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
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George Bernard Shaw

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This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
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Horace Walpole

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Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain.
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Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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Tragedy on the stage is no longer enough for me, I shall bring it into my own life.
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Antonin Artaud

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We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look.
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Aldous Huxley

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What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
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William Dean Howells

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What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
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E. M. Cioran

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When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped.
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Samuel Johnson

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

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You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
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Ludwig Wittgenstein

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