Favorite Quotations ~† Tragedy Jim Nachtwey Masterpieces

"The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins." ~ Heywood C. Broun

Hope Is Contagious

Tragedy has the great moral defect of giving too much importance to life and death. ~ Nicolas Chamfort, Dictionary of Thoughts

It's impossible to get out of your own skin into somebody else's. Somebody else's tragedy is not your own. ~ Diane Arbus

Unfortunately, the world continues, history continues to produce tragedies. And it is very important that they be documented in a humane way, in a compelling way. ~ James Nachtwey

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

A tragedy can turn out to be our greatest good if we approach it in ways which we can grow. ~ Louise L. Hay

The way you get through tragedy is to look at the good things in life. ~ Rudolph Giuliani

Death is always and under all circumstances a tragedy, for if it is not, then it means that life itself has become one. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Birth is not one act; it is a process. The aim of life is to be fully born, though its tragedy is that most of us die before we are thus born. To live is to born every minute. Death occurs when birth stops. ~ Erich Fromm

Comedy is tragedy plus time. ~ Carol Burnett

I do not believe that true optimism can come about except through tragedy. ~ Madeleine L'Engle

Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it-- don't cheat with it. Be as faithful to it as a scientist. ~ Ernest Hemingway

I learned you could suffer a terrible tragedy and still be happy again. ~ Chuck Close, The Right Words at the Right Time (2002)

Iíve had tragedy, but I have had lots of joy and triumph. ~ Coretta Scott King, Ebony Jan 1987