In this post, you will find great Tragic Quotes from famous people, such as James Nachtwey, Brett Goldstein, Gordon B. Hinckley, Ruth Rendell, Luis Alberto Urrea. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
I think that there is a tragic misfit at the core of me, and I’ve just done a lot of work on myself. I love a good self-helpbook; I’ve read a ton of them. I love self-help seminars and therapy and all that.
I had – after I sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner‘ so badly, after my tragic singing accident, after that, you know, all my stuff kind of, like, really got even more full blown and, you know, I got stage fright and, you know, I couldn’t do stand-up anymore and let alone sing and all the other things.
When I made ‘Monster,’ I didn’t think about it being about a woman. I didn’t think about that she was a lesbian. I was telling a story about a specific person who was tragic and looking for love in the world, and the more I could make her you, the more of a victory.
I had long known the story of Aaron Burr, but when I heard about his remarkable daughter, Theodosia, about the relationship between the two and about her tragic disappearance, I knew I wanted to tell their story.
There’s something about Michael J. Fox that I loved when he did all the ’80s stuff. His way of performing all the physicality, which is why it’s so tragic now, but the way he used his body so much as well, I loved.
Our children think our world will end. It’s a tragic thing. Adults don’t think that. They don’t see that we are eating the planet. But we are. If you take all the biomass of vertebrates on the planet, 98% are men and their domestic animals. All the wild animals in the world make up only 2%.
I love ‘The Orphanage‘ because the concept is so cool and the story is told in such an interesting way. It’s a movie that will scare your socks off but make you cry at the end. It’s one of the most tragic movies I’ve ever watched and is truly heartbreaking and scary at the same time.
‘Mr. Peanut‘ is not about a man who dreams of killing his wife; that’s jacketcopy, to me. ‘Mr. Peanut’ is about the dynamism of marriage and the distances – some tragic, some redemptive – that marriages travel over time, and those travels ain’t always pretty.
The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
The Kennedy assassination is one of the ghostliest parts of our history. The Kennedy family – that’s our royalty. It’s fascinating and tragic and just strikes to the heart of our country. Here’s the youngest president ever, full of hope and promise, and he made governmentservice seem like it was dignified.
Oddly enough, I’ve always really loved Nightcrawler. You know who else they didn’t use enough was Phoenix. I just thought her story line was so tragic. I was just really drawn to that character as well.
Only comedians can talk about death, life, God and Virgin Mary. If I was a tragic actor, I couldn’t allow myself. But with this accent I can do it. I can talk with death in person because I am a clown. Yes. And I am proud to be a clown – very much.
We all have to go through our own spiritual process. It is very difficult. Some people are struggling and they are in their teens. Some people are in their 50s and they’re struggling. Some people go through life and die not being able to accept themselves. Tragic. But it’s very individual. And it’s about self-esteem.
So much of the literature we had to read for high school English class was filled with victimized, tragic, symbolic women who spurred the plot forward with their inevitable shunning/death/shunning-followed-by-pregnancy-followed-by-death timelines.
I didn’t wish those tragedies upon the people who played them out. It was certainly tragic for them, but not for me. All of those things brought me to where I am. Without those things, I couldn’t be who I am, I wouldn’t be here.
Women and men just aren’t that different. Oh, we’re different in some intriguing ways, and it can be fun to band together for all-gal or all-guy projects. But when it comes to the tragic mess Christ came to heal, we’re pretty much the same.
Making people laugh is so much more difficult than making them sad. Too much fiction defaults to the somber, the tragic. This is because sad endings are easy in comparison – happy endings aren’t at all simple to earn, especially when writing to an audience jaded by them.
A lot of them have families to feed, and I think it’s a tragic situation where players aren’t comfortablespeaking what’s on their mind or what’s right because they’re afraid of consequences that come along with it. That’s not an ideal environment for anybody.
I have mixed feelings about Jerusalem. It is fascinating, it is beautiful, it is tragic, and it is extremelyattractive to all kinds of fanatics or redeemers, world reformers, self-appointed prophets or messiahs. I find this fascinating, but I don’t think I would like to live in the middle of this. I need my distance.
I don’t know anyone who was never a geek, really, when they look at their own lives. I think that from the outside looking in, you think that you weren’t necessarily a tragic geek, but yes, you did lean in that direction.
We were making ‘Tragic Kingdom,’ and we were kind of battling with the record company. It was just being drawn-out, in the same kind of situation where we were all working, we all had jobs, we were going to school.
It’s a tremendous feeling walking on to a set with a live audience and making them laugh, but I love drama, and I love drama where there’s the ability to bring comedy into it because in a lot of tragic circumstances in life there is comedy to be had.
‘Fargo‘ is a tragedy with a happy ending. So you need to have that tragic underpinning, that all of this could be avoidable, and that’s what makes it tragic. It’s about the use of violence, and the fact that the tension in anticipation of violence and the tension in anticipation of a laugh are sort of the same.
It seemed romantic but also tragic – people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself.
Racism has been for everyone like a horrible, tragic car crash, and we’ve all been heavily sedated from it. If we don’t come into consciousness of this tragedy, there’s going to be a violent awakening we don’t want. The question is, can we wake up?
The product of the artist has become less important than the fact of the artist. We wish to absorb this person. We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic. In our society this person is much more important than anything he might create.
The idea of victimage is a dreadful thing, a product of a safe middle-class perspective. What people who are not safe develop is a tragic wisdom, a wisdom that embraces contradiction and seeks a sense of balance rather than going to extremes.
Because it’s such a good car, I think we’ll have a Multipla till the kids leave home, which is tragic because I could probably afford a really nice car!
I always have difficulty with the Greek tragic plays. I think the difficulty one has – which is a serious problem – is the question of belief. Do you believe in the myth that the play expresses? Do you believe in it as myth or as reality? With any play, you have to believe in it as reality. You can’t act a myth.
There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous – and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone.
Look around at the countries of Europe, and you’ll find that practically all of them have pasts that are just as tragic as Ireland’s, yet the people seem able to find some creative way at moving into the future.
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.
But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life… Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was.
What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethanperiod it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death.
George Pierce Baker
It is hard to look away from the swirl of media that the untimely and tragic death of Heath Ledger has engendered, and the Internet has jacked the frenzy into overdrive.
I think Sacajawea was caught in a series of tragic situations – her kidnapping as a child, her being passed from tribe to tribe, being sold into marriage. However, I never thought of her as a tragic figure. I do not think she was a victim in the way we think of tragic figures.
I was so affected by the tragic shootings that took place in Newtown, Connecticut, as we all were.
‘Magneto’ is a tragic figure. He is a man who has stared right into the face of ultimateevil… and he was broken into pieces by what he saw. When he healed, he healed stronger, but he also never fully recovered.
Let’s face it: There used to be something tragic about even the most beautiful forty-two-year-old woman. With half her life still ahead of her, she was deemed to be at the end of something–namely, everything society valued in her, other than her success as a mother.
I like this other world, this forgetting of myself. The actor works in order to escape, not to find himself. You become an actor by leavingyourself, and then you have to keep acting. How tragic!
All my life, I have been a positive thinker… I have always been able to survive by telling myself that no matter how bad things are, they will one day be better. And that out of every event – no matter how tragic – one can always find a way to survive and even, perhaps, to be a little bit happy.
The process of open adoption is not discussed in the way it should be. Everyone I know who has adopted domestically has at least one tragic story. It was important to me to be able to describe those situations.
I have not had tragic incidences in my life that have rocked my personal being. The thing that really has been my biggest enemy in this world has been pressure. And people. People who I love. People who look at me differently. The pressure is tough, man. I’m not gonnalie. It’s the hardest part. Easily.
I do think there’s no substitute for really hard work. But I think the thing that launched my career at AT&T, I had a pretty tragic thing happen in my family. My sister died, and I was leading a big team at the time, and I had to take time off.
As we reflect back upon the tragic loss of Challenger and her bravecrew of heroes who were aboard that fateful day, I am reminded that they truly represented the best of us, as they climbed aloft on a plume of propellant gasses, reaching for the stars, to inspire us who were Earthbound.
My father’s death from prostate cancer in 1993 was tragic. He never complained about pain. He was a fighter. By the time he was ready to die he wasn’t able to die in the way that he wanted to, which seemed an outrage to me.