Tragic Quotes

Quotes tagged as "tragic" (showing 1-30 of 137)
J.K. Rowling
“Look...at...me..." he whispered. The green eyes found the black, but after a second, something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank, and empty. The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Karl Lagerfeld
“We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Faraaz Kazi
“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
Faraaz Kazi

William Shakespeare
“Out, out brief candle, life is but a walking shadow...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“My heart cracked. Daemon never begged.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

Suzanne Collins
“The beauty of this idea is that my decision to keep Peeta alive at the expense of my own life is itself an act of defiance. A refusal to play the Hunger Games by the Capitol's rules. My private agenda dovetails completely with my public one. And if I really could save Peeta... in terms of a revolution, this would be ideal. Because I will be more valuable dead. They can turn me into some kind of martyr for the cause and paint my face on banners, and it will do more to rally people than anything I could do if I was living. But Peeta would be more valuable alive, and tragic, because he will be able to turn his pain into words that will transform people.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Madeline Miller
“There was more to say, but for once we did not say it. There would be other times for speaking, tonight and tomorrow and all the days after that. He let go of my hand.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Cormac McCarthy
“But there are no absolutes in human misery and things can always get worse”
Cormac McCarthy, Suttree

Gayle Forman
“Life is a big fat gigantic stinking mess, that's the beauty of it, too.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Faraaz Kazi
“Love me, even if it’s a lie. Leave me yet never say goodbye.”
Faraaz Kazi

Faraaz Kazi
“The tears of my eyes watered your heart but failed to evoke a response from the barren grounds of what beats in you. They will still come and I will welcome them because they contain you.”
Faraaz Kazi

Amy Wilson Carmichael
“To me there is no more tragic sight than the average missionary. …We have given so much, yet not the one thing that counts; we aspire so high, and fall so low; we suffer so much, but so seldom with Christ; we have done so much and so little will remain; we have known Christ in part, and have so effectively barricaded our hearts against His mighty love, which surely He must yearn to give His disciples above all people.”
Amy Wilson Carmichael, God's Missionary

P.D. James
“Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other ­people. Nothing that happens to a writer – however happy, however tragic – is ever wasted.”
P.D. James

Faraaz Kazi
“Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her.”
Faraaz Kazi

William Shakespeare
“Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear,
Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.
So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows
As yonder lady o'er her fellows shows.
The measure done, I’ll watch her place of stand,
And, touching hers, make blessèd my rude hand.
Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.”
William Shakespeare

C.G. Jung
“It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going. Not consciously, of course—for consciously he is engaged in bewailing and cursing a faithless world that recedes further and further into the distance. Rather, it is an unconscious factor which spins the illusions that veil his world. And what is being spun is a cocoon, which in the end will completely envelop him.”
C.G. Jung, Aion

Faraaz Kazi
“Who would have listened to his tales of woe when his love was the flickering lamp over his own decaying tomb?”
Faraaz Kazi

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It's a shame there has to be a tragedy before the best in people will finally shine.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Faraaz Kazi
“I wonder if I could take back every 'I love you' ever said to you, would I do it?”
Faraaz Kazi

Faraaz Kazi
“It’s just the love for her in my heart that is morphing into this madness and how can I run away from it? Sometimes I want to when I can’t bear it anymore, but where will I go?”
Faraaz Kazi

Matthew Pearl
“He was outwardly calm but inwardly bleeding to death.”
Matthew Pearl, The Dante Club

Victor Hugo
“Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead.--I shall feel it.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Faraaz Kazi
“Isolation, for him, had become a basic sine qua non for existence and loneliness, his sole companion like a perfectly faithful twin. He was someone for whom even happiness would cry for, mourning the death of his sentiments and murdering the existence of his soul.”
Faraaz Kazi

Faraaz Kazi
“If not towards his case to give him glimpses of what could be a happy future, it stayed back at least to warrant her happiness, stayed back with the pain that strangely didn’t hurt anymore.”
Faraaz Kazi, Truly, Madly, Deeply

Ayushee Ghoshal
“You and I
Again and again
Always almost
Never enough.

- A world of almosts”
Ayushee Ghoshal, 4 AM Conversations

Annabelle Gurwitch
“When I was twelve, my sixth-grade English class went on a field trip to see Franco Zeffirelli’s film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. From that moment forward I dreamed that someday I’d meet my own Juliet. I’d marry her and I would love her with the same passion and intensity as Romeo. The fact
that their marriage lasted fewer than three days before they both were dead
didn’t seem to affect my fantasy. Even if they had lived, I don’t think their
relationship could have survived. Let’s face it, being that emotionally aflame, sexually charged, and transcendentally eloquent every single second can really start to grate on a person’s nerves. However, if I could find someone to love just a fraction of the way that Montague loved his Capulet, then marrying her would be worth it.”
Annabelle Gurwitch, You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story

Dejan Stojanovic
“If we were to understand how important it is to say something and say it well, maybe we wouldn’t write a single word, but that would be tragic.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Faraaz Kazi
“He did not have anything on him except her thoughts, except the good times he had once shared and the bad times he so desperately wanted to forget.”
Faraaz Kazi

Jennifer Donnelly
“She smells of her cooking and the perfume Eau d'Hadrien. My mother wore it, too. She used to cook, like Lili. Our house smelled of garlic and thyme instead of sadness.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Gwenn Wright
“For a moment she believed he had left, but as she shifted away from the wall she sensed him there beside the bed. He was very close.
Wretched curiosity!
But she would fight it and not look.
“Katherine,” he whispered, his breath rolling in a warm wave across her cheek. A traitor tear spilled out, the humiliation was too much to contain. Gently, a finger dabbed the wetness from her skin. He said it again, softly, as though it pleased him just to say it, “Katherine.”
“Viktor!” the accented voice bellowed from below. And then the shadow was gone.
Darkness overwhelmed her then and carried her away to a land of crows and mocking strangers.”
Gwenn Wright

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