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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.
The subject of a good tragedy must not be realistic.
Samurai films, like westerns, need not be familiar genre stories. They can expand to contain stories of ethical challenges and human tragedy.
An American tragedy in which we all have played a part.
Gerald R. Ford
The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
I consider tragedy the highest form of art.
Joyce Carol Oates
It's simply a tragedy that anyone today goes blind from glaucoma, when it's so unnecessary.
Everybody has a tragedy or two in their lives.
Life is a mixing of all kind of things: comedy and tragedy going together.
The tragedy of September 11th was so sudden, so enormous, and so horrendous, both in terms of lives lost and global consequences, that this country and the world went into immediate and prolonged shock.
My parents split up when I was young, and I was living with my mom for a little while, then I was kind of just on my own really young. It wasn't some kind of global tragedy, it was just never really a very close-knit family. So there was support in the sense that they didn't stand in my way.
A lot of tragedy can befall us, but there's always something else; there's always hope.
The biggest tragedy I had was the loss of my daughter from neuromuscular disease in 2000, at age 46.
Comedy is tragedy plus time, but the time is different for everybody.
The greatest tragedy in life is that some prayers go unanswered as they go unasked.
The repression of virtuous instinct in the modern world is an incremental tragedy. Repress one instinct, and you repress many; other parts of consciousness go down, also.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011 was an immense tragedy that sparked a global response. The international community came forward with aid to the victims and came together to address the broader concerns about nuclear security and safety.
When people look at me outside, they think, 'She's so lucky,' but no one's exempt from tragedy.
Why do people hate God?... One, they hate the moral standard. Two, they hate the way he's transforming the world even in the midst of suffering and tragedy.
Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11.
More than any other setting - more than battlefields or boardrooms or a spaceship headed for intergalactic travel - I'll put my money on the family to provide an endless source of comedy, tragedy and intrigue.
Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy.
This is the real tragedy of America's 'Internet freedom agenda': It's going to be the dissidents in China and Iran who will pay for the hypocrisy that drove it from the very beginning.
It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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