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The United States is the ultimate land of optimistic promise, but it also gave birth to quintessentially pessimistic tragedy: 'Moby-Dick.' A. N. Wilson

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Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy. Alvar Aalto

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Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. Angela Carter

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Comedy ages quicker than tragedy, to the extent that we can't know if the 10 commandments may originally have been 10 hilarious one-liners. Arthur Smith

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The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations. Adam Smith

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The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. Albert Schweitzer

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We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look. Aldous Huxley

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If you stretch tragedy, it will always become comedy. That's the comedy that I like. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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If you stretch tragedy, it will always become comedy. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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Life is a mixing of all kind of things: comedy and tragedy going together. Alejandro Jodorowsky

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

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It's a tragedy, in a way, that Americans are brought up to think that they cannot feel for other people and other beings just because they are different. They think they're different. It's very limiting. Alice Walker

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The tragedy of September 11th was so sudden, so enormous, and so horrendous, both in terms of lives lost and global consequences, that this country and the world went into immediate and prolonged shock. Allen Klein

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On Twitter, when someone would die, I would write a joke. Or if there's a tragedy, I would write a joke and tweet it. That was my thing, and then at a certain point, people started demanding it. Anthony Jeselnik

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Occupation is the Palestinian people's tragedy, but also Israel's present. We must liberate both people from the occupation. Ayman Odeh

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We hope to do the Spanish Tragedy based on the play by Thomas Kyd. Alex Cox

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Even the greatest poets can't express tragedy in a way that is larger than their immediate circumstances. Andrei Codrescu

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The difference between tragedy and comedy: Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else, while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else. Aaron Allston

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Lest Arab governments be tempted out of sheer routine to rush into impulsive rejection, let me suggest that tragedy is not what men suffer but what they miss. Abba Eban

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Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right. Amos Oz

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The real tragedy of the Library at Alexandria was not that the incendiaries burned immensely, but that they had neither the leisure nor the taste to discriminate. Arthur Quiller-Couch

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No, no, I didn't know him. He lost his mind around 1917 because of the tragedy of the Armenians. Alan Hovhaness

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The existence of the Taliban, in my view, is a tragedy for Afghanistan. We as Americans need to understand our role in helping bring that tragedy about. So I think it's important to look at the stories about why these people are fighting. Anand Gopal

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But, in addition, there is, all through the tragedy, a constant alternation of rises and falls in this tension or in the emotional pitch of the work, a regular sequence of more exciting and less exciting sections. Andrew Coyle Bradley

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I think that we should take the tragedy that happened in Newtown and have a full comprehensive dialogue about all issues, whether it has to do with mental health, whether it has to do with the social decline of our young people and some of the things that they are exposed to, whether it has to do with the firearms and guns. Ann Wagner

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Why do we laugh at such terrible things? Because comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy. Bryant H. McGill

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Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy. Brett Favre

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Life is a tragedy full of joy. Bernard Malamud

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The tragedy of bold, forthright, industrious people is that they act so continuously without much thinking, that it becomes dry and empty. Brenda Ueland

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For those unfortunate enough to experience it, long-term unemployment - now, as in the 1930s - is a tragedy. And, for society as a whole, there is the danger that the productive capacity of a significant portion of the labour force will be impaired. Barry Eichengreen

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