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tragedy Quotes

28 of the best book quotes about tragedy
  1. #1
    “That is the inescapable math of tragedy and the multiplication of grief. Too many good people die a little when they lose someone they love. One death begets two or twenty or one hundred. It’s the same all over the world.”
  2. #2
    ″‘To be struck down,
    Pierced by sword i’ the heart, from a hero’s hand!′
    That I had dreamed. O mockery of Fate!
    —Killed, I! of all men—in an ambuscade!
    Struck from behind, and by a lackey’s hand!
    ‘Tis very well. I am foiled, foiled in all,
    Even in my death.”
  3. #3
    “‘Life is a drama full of tragedy and comedy,’ Mom told me. ‘You should learn to enjoy the comic episodes a little more.‘”
  4. #4
    “He coulda been a king.”
  5. #5
    “Over everything—up through the wreckage of the city, in gutters, along the riverbanks, tangled among tiles and tin roofing, climbing on charred tree trunks—was a blanket of fresh, vivid, lush, optimistic green; the verdancy rose even from the foundations of ruined houses. Weeds already hid the ashes, and wild flowers were in bloom among the city’s bones. The bomb had not only left the underground organs of the plants intact; it had stimulated them.”
  6. #6
    “People are drawn deeper into tragedy not by their defects but by their virtues.”
  7. #7
    ″...but it seems, in tragedy, that innocence is not enough.”
  1. #8
    “I feel about Photoshop the way some people feel about abortion. It is appalling and a tragic reflection on the moral decay of our society... unless I need it, in which case, everybody be cool.”
  2. #9
    “She rose ... with an indescribable grand melancholy of indifference and detachment ... Dishonoured and tragic, she was all before me.”
  3. #10
    “Alas! how sad when reasoners reason wrong.”
  4. #11
    “The sense of the tragic increases and declines with sensuousness.”
  5. #12
    “Around the hero everything becomes a tragedy; around the demigod everything becomes a satyr-play; and around God everything becomes—what? perhaps a ‘world’?”
  6. #13
    “I thought, it’s a shame that we have to live, but it’s a tragedy that we get to live only one life, because if I’d had two lives, I would have spent one of them with her.”
  7. #14
    “She philosophically noted dates as they came past in the revolution of the year; the disastrous night of her life at Trantridge with its dark background of The Chase; also the dates of the baby’s birth and death; also her own birthday; and every other day individualized by incidents in which she had taken some share.”

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All the Places to Love book
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  1. #15
    “They had three other sons at one time, but one son died when a tractor flipped over on him, one was killed when he skied into a tree, and the third died when he jumped into the freezing cold Ohio River to save his best friend (the best friend survived but my uncle did not).”
  2. #16
    “All this stuff I’m learning,′ she said, ‘it make me realize that I did have a mother, and all the tragedy she went through. It hurts but I wanna know more, just like I wanna know about my sister. It make me feel closer to them, but I do miss them. I wish they were here.”
  3. #17
    “Every trail has its end, and every calamity brings its lesson!”
  4. #18
    “It was a tragic thing. May I say your father impressed me greatly with his manly qualities. He was a close trader but he acted the gentleman.”
  5. #19
    “The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.”
  6. #20
    “We know what the bottom looks like, and we know who is waiting there - Jesus Christ.”
  7. #21
    Chatrand: Terrible things happen in this world. Human tragedy seems like proof that God could not possibly be both all-powerful and well-meaning. If He loves us and has the power to change our situation, He would prevent our pain, wouldn’t he?
    Camerlengo: Would He?
    Chatrand: Well... if God Loves us, and He can protect us, He would have to. It seems He is either omnipotent and uncaring, or benevolent and powerless to help.
  1. #22
    “Her hazel eyes seemed to have experienced all possible tragedy and to have mounted pain and suffering like steps into a high calm and a superhuman understanding.”
  2. #23
    This grove that was now so peaceful must then have rung with cries, I thought; and even with the thought I could believe I heard it ringing still.
  3. #24
    “If . . . one cannot change a situation that causes his suffering, he can still choose his attitude.”
  4. #25
    “He thought about that visionary lady. To die, he thought, never knowing the fierce joy and attendant comfort of a loved one’s embrace. To sink into that hideous coma, to sink then into death and, perhaps, return to sterile, awful wanderings. All without knowing what it was to love and be loved. That was a tragedy more terrible than becoming a vampire.”
  5. #26
    “Most people have no idea that tragedy and silence often have the exact same address.”
  6. #27
    “They made us participate in their own madness. ”
  7. #28
    “The tragedy in his life already existed. To love an atmospheric spirit. That was the real sorrow. Hopelessness itself. Nowhere on the printed page, nowhere in the annals of man, would her name appear: no local habitation, no name. There are girls like that, he thought, and those you love most, the ones where there is no hope because it has eluded you at the very moment you close your hands around it.”

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