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Jean BaudrillardLaughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy.

—  Jean Baudrillard, 1929-2007, French intellectual

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D. H. LawrenceThe tragedy is when you've got sex in the head instead of down where it belongs.

—  D. H. Lawrence, 1885-1930, British writer

George Bernard ShawThere are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Oscar WildeIn this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Dorothy ParkerIt's not the tragedies that kill us; it's the messes.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

Oscar WildeAll women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Samuel Taylor ColeridgeFarce may often border on tragedy; indeed, farce is nearer tragedy in its essence than comedy is.

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, English poet & philosopher

Antonio PorchiaThe tragedy of a man is greater when he gives it up.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Jean AnouilhTragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.

—  Jean Anouilh, 1910-1987, French playwright

Karl JungThe greatest tragedy of the family is the unlived lives of the parents.

—  Karl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist

Karl MarxHegel remarks somewhere that all facts and personages of great importance in world history occur, as it were, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as a tragedy, the second time as farce.

—  Karl Marx, 1818-1883, German philosopher










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