Quote category: Tragedy

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light.


Plato Permalink to Plato quote

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.


W. Somerset Maugham Permalink to W. Somerset Maugham quote

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.
No man does. That's his.


Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.


Oscar Wilde Permalink to Oscar Wilde quote

We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.


Aldous Huxley Permalink to Aldous Huxley quote

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.


Joseph Stalin Permalink to Joseph Stalin quote

Ginger: You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world? ...It's all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they're really good at. It's all the sons who become blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It's all the people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become bad plowmen instead. It's all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it's even possible to find out. It's all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be. It's all the wasted chances.
(Moving Pictures)


Terry Pratchett Permalink to Terry Pratchett quote