Tragedy brings sorrow into lives and at some point; we might have all experienced it. Read this article which gives you a brief on the tragedy quotes and famous quotations and sayings on sorrow.

Tragedy Quotes

Tragedy, the form of universal human suffering either though painful or experience or sight is inescapable. Who can forget the Shakespearean tragedies like Macbeth, Othello and Romeo and Juliet that had devastating climaxes and endings? Tragedy is everywhere such as TV shows, serials, drama, movies and books. Some of the web definitions term tragedy as a calamity: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune or drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance. Read further to get an insight about the great sorrow quotations and sayings.

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.

- James Madison

I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.

- John Locke

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

- Orson Welles

Most things I worry about never happen anyway.

- Tom Petty

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

- William Butler Yeats

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

- E. E. Cummings

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

- John Adams

Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play.

- Willie Nelson

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one another without a look of recognition

- Henry Miller

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.

- Mel Brooks

The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.

- Alfred North Whitehead

The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success. I knew right away that I was through - cast out.

- Jonas Salk

I don't want to die in a car accident. When I die it'll be a glorious day. It'll probably be a waterfall.

- River Phoenix

Far worst of all, the fever had settled in Mary's eyes, and Mary was blind.

- Laura Ingalls Wilder

The main cause of my difficulties stemmed from the tragedy of my daughter's unsound birth and my inability to face my feelings.

- Gene Tierney

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.

- Leonardo DiCaprio

I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.

- Jackson Browne

Only a great mind that is overthrown yields tragedy.

- Jacques Barzun

Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities.

- James Baldwin

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.

- Paul Klee

In terms of the big cities of this country, New Orleans is clearly one of the cities with the most unique character. What's happened goes well beyond the devastation of one city - it's a national tragedy.

- Paul Farmer

It would be great if people would acknowledge that the state of Haiti was because of the resources we took away.

- Paul Farmer

We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane.

- Greg Anderson

The U.S. was hit on its own territory, and furthermore, the impact was done by civilian aircraft, which most probably will create a psychological effect that is much bigger than the Gulf War.

- Jean Claude

Everything possible is being done in order to prevent the occurrence of such a catastrophe in France.

- Jean Claude

The army came to the village. They started killing people.

- Jean Claude

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to reach.

- Benjamin E. Mays

My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.

- Jim Carrey

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this bright future you can't forget your past.

- Bob Marley

Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.

- Joe Paterno

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

- Clarence Darrow

I don't react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don't care about anything. It's just too hard for me to get emotional. I can't cry no more.

- Mike Tyson

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

- Robert Kennedy

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

- Tony Blair

When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease - of joy that kills.

- Kate Chopin

Most of the stories that we do are true stories from the last 20 years in the fire department, both funny and tragic.

- Denis Leary

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.

- Nora Ephron

To endure the cross is not tragedy; it is the suffering which is the fruit of an exclusive allegiance to Jesus Christ.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“It's almost as if this new televised tragedy has brought back the fragility we felt on Sept. 11 and undermined our striving for a sense of security.”

- Bill Williams

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