tragedy Quotes

I can cry myself to sleep because I'm not as great as Leonard Cohen, but who cares? Maybe you can't be as great as some people, but it's a tragedy when you don't follow your dreams.
 
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— Lykke Li
I'm really depressing. Some people watch comedy to relax. I watch 21 Grams. I can recognize sadness and tragedy really easily because it's been with me forever.
 
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— Lykke Li
Chess is a game sufficiently rich in meaning that it is easily capable of containing elements of both tragedy and comedy.
 
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— Luke McShane
To tell a strong story with real taste of an epic tragedy needs great actors.
 
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— Luiz Bolognesi
You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
 
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— Ludwig Wittgenstein
I spent five years of my life being treated for cancer, but since then I've spent fifteen years being treated for nothing other than looking different from everyone else. It was the pain from that, from feeling ugly, that I always viewed as the great tragedy of my life. The fact that I had cancer seemed minor in comparison.
 
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— Lucy Grealy
I mean, whose songs don't focus on tragedy and loss?
 
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— Lucinda Williams
I felt that if a man's proposals met with approval, it should encourage him; if they met with opposition, it should make him fight back; but the real tragedy for him was to lift up his voice among the living and meet with no response neither approval nor opposition just as if he were left helpless in a boundless desert.
 
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— Lu Xun
Women in the service put themselves in harms way to protect us and our Nation from threats at home and abroad. The least we can do is ensure they are protected when facing a horrible tragedy.
 
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— Louise Slaughter
Aid workers, when handing out food to starving people, quickly learn that the people fighting for it at the front are the people who need it least. It's the people sitting quietly at the back, too weak to fight, who need it the most. And so too with tragedy.
 
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— Louise Penny
A tragedy can turn out to be our greatest good if we approach it in ways which we can grow.
 
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— Louise Hay
The tragedy of film history is that it is fabricated, falsified, by the very people who make film history.
 
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— Louise Brooks
Surrealism is anathema for me. Because the surrealists made a joke of everything. And I consider life a tragedy.
 
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— Louise Bourgeois
Even diseases have lost their prestige, there aren't so many of them left. Think it over... no more syphilis, no more clap, no more typhoid... antibiotics have taken half the tragedy out of medicine.
 
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— Louis-Ferdinand Celine
In circumstances of real tragedy you see things straight away...past, present, and future together.
 
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— Louis-Ferdinand Celine
There is a design and a purpose for each of our lives. Living unaware of that is sad, but dying unaware of it is a tragedy.
 
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— Lou Engle
It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.
 
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— Loren Eiseley
In nature the most violent passions are silent; in tragedy they must speak and speak with dignity too.
 
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— Lord Chesterfield
All tragedies are finished by a death, All comedies are ended by a marriage.
 
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— Lord Byron
This is not a museum of tragedy. It is not the museum of difficult moments. It is the museum that says -here is a balanced history of America that allows us to cry and smile.
 
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— Lonnie Bunch
It was no great tragedy being Judy Garland's daughter. I had tremendously interesting childhood years - except they had little to do with being a child.
 
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— Liza Minnelli
Isn't it funny how the people least impacted by tragedy are the most eager to move on?
 
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— Lisa Unger
Jacian Obregon. It sounds like a melody. Or a tragedy.
 
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— Lisa McMann
My two souls, the socially conscious one and the lighthearted one, are always in my movies because they find a perfect habitat in my grotesque style, which combines tragedy and humor, irony and sarcasm, comedy and drama. I also feel that rules are made to be broken, especially in art! I prefer creative disorder to strict rules.
 
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— Lina Wertmuller
You and I were created for joy, and if we miss it we miss the reason for our existence. If our joy is honest joy, it must somehow be congruous with human tragedy. This is the test of joy's integrity. It is compatible with pain. Only the heart that hurts has a right to joy.
 
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— Lewis B. Smedes
When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it's tradition.
 
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— Letty Cottin Pogrebin
We are witnessing the beginning of one of the great tragedies of history. The United States, in a misguided effort to reduce its oil insecurity by converting grain into fuel for cars, is generating global food insecurity on a scale never seen before.
 
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— Lester R. Brown
And I have lived since - as you have - in a period of cold war, during which we have ensured by our achievements in the science and technology of destruction that a third act in this tragedy of war will result in the peace of extinction.
 
— Lester B. Pearson
To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.
 
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— Leonardo DiCaprio
The tragedy is that we have too many dead men in the pulpits giving out too many dead sermons to too many dead people.
 
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— Leonard Ravenhill
The tragedy in our colleges and seminaries right now is that we turn men out who know the word of God. That is never going to turn the world.The question is not whether they know the Word of God....The question is......Do they know the God of the Word?
 
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— Leonard Ravenhill
We've got to temper anything we say with that. On the other hand, you've got to be serious about what you do. And you've got to understand the price you pay for frivolity or just for greed - it's a very high price, especially if you're involved in this sacred material, which is about the human heart and human desire and human tragedy.
 
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— Leonard Cohen
This civil action is another case of a tragedy that has become all too familiar in the music industry: a business manager and professional advisers exploit an immensely talented artist's loyalty and trust through greed, self-dealing, concealment, knowing misrepresentation and reckless disregard for professional fiduciary duties.
 
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— Leonard Cohen
In my life, I've dealt with tragedy.
 
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— Leona Lewis
There is only one tragedy in the end, not to have been a saint.
 
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— Leon Bloy
The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.
 
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— Leon Bloy
The tragedy of marriage is that while all women marry thinking that their man will change, all men marry believing their wife will never change.
 
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— Len Deighton
Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive.
 
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— Lee Strobel
If, for instance, you put in a Malay officer who's very religious and who has family ties in Malaysia in charge of a machine gun unit, that's a very tricky business. We've got to know his background... I'm saying these things because they are real, and if I don't think that, and I think even if today the Prime Minister doesn't think carefully about this, we could have a tragedy.
 
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— Lee Kuan Yew
It's easy enough to predict that there will be conflict, but you place yourself in a maelstrom when you offer a view about the conflict, and I don't have an investment in one side or the other; I feel compassion for both sides. I've spent a fair amount of time in Gaza and Israel, done a lot of reporting and lived over there, and the tragedy is sometimes overwhelming. At the same time, America does have an investment in what happens.
 
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— Lawrence Wright