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Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
– Henry Adams
What is ugly about life is that it so often only provides uneasy half solutions that are so seldom pure and tragic ones.
– Harry Graf Kessler
I liked Hans Christian Andersen because the tales were so dark and tragic.
– Aimee Bender
Quite often in life, when a tragic event arrives it becomes a springboard for mirroring all other things in one’s life that one hasn’t come to terms with.
– Charlotte Rampling
The tragic case of Terri Schiavo in Florida highlights the importance of making our health-care wishes known.
– Bill Nelson
What annoys me about most self-help books is that they have no tragic sense. They have no sense that life is fundamentally incomplete rather than accidentally incomplete.
– Alain de Botton
No, as it turns out, I really like being congratulated on my weight loss. I like it so much, it’s tragic.
– Carrie Fisher
For reasons I don’t fully understand, tragic love has a certain appeal.
– Christian Camargo
I had come to regard the U.S. Senate’s rejection of the League of Nations as a tragic mistake.
– Elliot Richardson
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
– D. H. Lawrence
World history is tragic.
– Friedrich Durrenmatt
What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers.
– Dave Barry
I don’t need drugs to make my life tragic.
– Eddie Vedder
My cousin was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, and it’s just a really tragic disease, and as of yet there is no cure, so I feel I want to get it as much publicity to do it as I can.
– Nick Robinson
We assert that the subject is crucial and only that subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless.
– Mark Rothko
The tragic element of a character is always intriguing I think.
– Greg Kinnear
Alan Turing is such an amazing, tragic story.
– David Lagercrantz
The artist sees the tragic to such a degree that he is compelled to express the non-tragic.
– Piet Mondrian
The whole campaign was a tragic case of mistaken identity.
– George McGovern
You can’t be funny unless you’re tragic, and you can’t be tragic unless you’re funny.
– Elaine Stritch
Being in a Chinese coal mine for 30 years is like an epic novel. It’s tragic.
– Evan Osnos
There is a tragic clash between Truth and the world. Pure undistorted truth burns up the world.
– Nikolai Berdyaev
The world is an infinitely fascinating, tragic and humorous place.
– Mike Figgis
A comedy that is ironic, sometimes bitter, in some cases even dramatic, tragic: This is what Italian comedy is.
– Mario Monicelli
The separation of a childless couple is dramatic, but the separation of a couple with children is always tragic.
– Louis Garrel
A gourmet meal without a glass of wine just seems tragic to me somehow.
– Kathy Mattea
I don’t think tragic situations are necessarily devoid of beauty.
– James Nachtwey
I was so affected by the tragic shootings that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, as we all were.
– James Langevin
There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.
– Louis Leakey
For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein