Tragedy Of Life Quotes

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Robyn Schneider
“I wondered what things what things became when you no longer needed them, and I wondered what the future would hold once we'd gotten past our personal tragedies and proven them ultimately survivable.”
Robyn Schneider, The Beginning of Everything

Bridget Collins
“There's a growing trade in fakes, you know. Does that concern you? He paused, but he didn't seem surprised not to get an answer. I've never seen one - well, as far as I know - but I'm curious. Could one really tell the difference? Novels, they call them. They must be much cheaper to produce. You can copy them, you see. use the same story over and over, and as long as you're careful how you sell them, you can get away with it. It makes one wonder who would write them. People who enjoy imagining misery, I suppose. People who have no scruples about dishonesty. People who can spend days writing a long sad lie without going insane.”
Bridget Collins, The Binding

“Every person will battle with false pride, a sense of loss and aloneness, and feeling defenseless in a world of endless trauma and tragedy.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Erik Jan Harmens
“Als ik niet begrijp hoe dingen gaan, wil ik dat de wereld ophoudt met draaien, zodat ik tijd heb om te begrijpen hoe het gaat. Maar de wereld houdt niet op met draaien. Terwijl ik één ding probeer te begrijpen, komt er een tweede bij, dat ik ook probeer te begrijpen, maar ik was nog niet klaar met het begrijpen van dat eerste. Alsof je met je linkerhand hete soep opschept en tegelijkertijd met je rechterhand een broodje met pindakaas probeert te smeren. En dan is er vaak een derde ding dat ik moet begrijpen, maar ik heb geen handen meer vrij.”
Erik Jan Harmens, Pauwl

Bertrand Russell
“Such, in outline, but even more purposeless, more void of meaning, is the world which Science presents for our belief. Amid such a world, if anywhere, our ideals henceforward must find a home. That Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave; that all the labours of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins--all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain, that no philosophy which rejects them can hope to stand. Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul's habitation henceforth be safely built.”
Bertrand Russell

Fábio Moon
“When someone dies on the other side of the world, it’s as if he’s been killed in a war or a shipwreck. Our eyes couldn’t see the dead man. There was no funeral, no ritual. Nothing. Just a telegram, a letter.”
Fábio Moon, Two Brothers

“There is always this risk, in life, that we have our parts in a tragedy and we do not know it.”
Selby Wynn Schwartz, After Sappho

“How does a person deal with all the heartache and tragedy that fills their life without becoming insane or committing suicide?”
Kilroy J Oldster

“The tragedy is not failure but lack of faith.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“I love you, Ayesha. What would I do without you?" Zorawar said in the platonic way he'd always told her that he loved her.

"I love you too, Zorawar. Always have always will." she said ambiguously.”
Insha Juneja, Imperfect Mortals : A Collection of Short Stories

Kelli Russell Agodon
“We cannot predict our tragedies.”
Kelli Russell Agodon, Dialogues with Rising Tides

Hagir Elsheikh
“No matter what life hurls in my direction, I make it a point to keep my head up and walk to my destination with a smile.”
Hagir Elsheikh, Through Tragedy and Triumph: A Life Well Traveled

Kiran Nagarkar
“They should have killed for water, the men and women of the CWD chawls. People have been known to kill for less: religion; language; the flag; the colour of a person's skin or his caste; breaking the queue at a petrol pump.”
Kiran Nagarkar, Ravan & Eddie

“Of all the tragedies going on around us I see a tragedy above all tragedies in this world that most around me no longer praise and sing to God's glory as love has gone from the heart of so many of God's people and the light that once shined so bright in the minds of a holy people has turned into many shades of darkness having lost God along the narrow way now blindly stumbles through the darkness of sin in a graveyard of the walking dead of so many denomination's past”
John M Sheehan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“The world's 'Book of Tragedies' is very thick! The tragedies of those waiting for a train that will never arrive also occupy a significant place in this book!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Darcy Luoma
“In the early evening hours of that long Saturday in March, after more than three years of intense research and development, those sticky notes became Thoughtfully Fit. Little did I know that, before the week ended, I would put those notes to the test in my own life. Those brightly colored, tiny slips of paper would become my lifeline when my husband disappeared from our lives in an instant.”
Darcy Luoma, Thoughtfully Fit: Your Training Plan for Life and Business Success

Daryl Qilin Yam
“It should make no sense, really, that something good can come from something so tragic.”
Daryl Qilin Yam, Lovelier, Lonelier

Darcy Luoma
“My life changed forever in 2016 when my beloved stay-at-home husband was arrested for sexual assault of a minor. He was dragged out of our home in handcuffs by a SWAT team, never to return.
As tempting as it was to collapse, that wasn’t an option—especially for the sake of my two young daughters. Instead, I relied on what I know best: coaching.”
Darcy Luoma, Thoughtfully Fit: Your Training Plan for Life and Business Success

Diane Connell
“SHE BELIEVED THERE were two types of disaster. There were catastrophes like tidal waves and landslides that came crashing down on their victims with brutal and unavoidable force. Then there was the type of disaster that happened without fanfare, the terrible thing that crept up and slithered in. This thing was silent and relentless like decay but its accumulated effects were devastating. It not only destroyed your life but it also left you feeling impotent and guilty as if you should have noticed earlier and done more to prevent its advance.”
Diane Connell, The Improbable Life of Ricky Bird

Sarah Khalil A.A.
“Many of us are
drawn to tragedy because we understand that the world’s rule
is chaos, and chaos spares no one. And those who are sensitive
and sincere conceal their misery.”
Sarah Khalil A.A., Journal Of Life

Laura Chouette
“The greatest tragedy of our age is
that we are born in a unique way
yet feel that we have to die
as a perfect copy of the world.”
Laura Chouette

Gwendolyn Kiste
“I don’t envy her for it. The thing about making it to old age is that not everyone else will. That means you get to sit back and watch the world slip away from you, one tragedy at a time.”
Gwendolyn Kiste, Reluctant Immortals

“We should not be surprised that pedagogues at the turn of the century thought this way, for they had as yet no inkling of the existence of unconscious compulsions. But when psychoanalysts today attempt to discover who bears the guilt, they are voluntarily relinquishing what is essentially their most previous possession: their knowledge of the unconscious and of the tragedy inherent in human existence. Sigmund Freud sensed this tragedy, and perhaps he was so relieved to "discover" the Oedipus complex because he hoped it would express the universally tragic nature of human life without assigning blame to individual parents.”
Alice Miller

David Foster Wallace
“There's no judgment. It's clear she's been punished enough. And it was basically the same all over, after all, Out There. And the fact that it was so good to hear her, so good that even Tiny Ewell and Kate Gompert and the rest of the worst of them all sat still and listened without blinking, looking not just at the speaker's face but into it, helps force Gately to remember all over again what a tragic adventure this is, that none of them signed up for.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Extremely tragic facts are like radiation, if you have been exposed to radiation too much, you will lose your health! From time to time you have to hide somewhere, yes, you have to escape from some heavy truth to keep the peace of your soul and the workings of your mind!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Living taught me selfishness, it has taken so much from me, in spite of having nothing afterward, it sustained the habit of taking, going so far as to steal what I had left of myself.”
“I don’t understand, are you saying that life stole your will to live? Doesn't that contradict the meanings?”
“Living and life are not the same. Living is breathing, something you pave, dragging around a body absent of life until we run out of ways to cope with the exhaustion. Life kills the living, and death cleans the remains.”

E. Lockhart
“Before we became criminals. Before we became ghosts.”
E. Lockhart, We Were Liars

Bhuwan Thapaliya
“She took my morning with her. My day begins in the afternoon, and it’s always hazy.”
Bhuwan Thapaliya, Safa Tempo: Poems New & Selected

“So that’s how we live our lives. No matter how deep and fatal the loss, no matter how important the thing that’s stolen from us—that’s snatched right out of our hands—even if we are left completely changed people with only the outer layer of skin from before, we continue to play out our lives this way, in silence. We draw ever nearer to our allotted span of time, bidding it farewell as it trails off behind. Repeating, often adroitly, the endless deeds of the everyday. Leaving behind a feeling of immeasurable emptiness.”
Haruki Marukami

Jack Freestone
“Life is a downpayment on a mirage.”
Jack Freestone

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