I love John Irving's stuff. It's that marriage of comedy and tragedy. It's really terrific.
The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts.
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
There's always a sense of tragedy with icons. It happened to both the Princess of Wales and Diana Dors. A lot of people had grown up with them, and everybody loved them. Then, when they had at last found happiness, they were taken in the most dreadful way.
Those who are believers in God find strength from their faith in the face of suffering. They are compelled to give sacrificially to help those in need. And they have the hope that comes from knowing that, with God by their side, the tragedy they are facing is never the final word.
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.
We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.
Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.
In writing a little tragedy, 'The Gaol Gate,' I made the scenario in three lines, 'He is an informer; he is dead; he is hanged.' I wrote that play very quickly.
It is true that I have had heartache and tragedy in my life. These are things none of us avoids. Suffering is the price of being alive.
My book 'Trust Your Heart', which is the story of my life, will be followed by 'Singing Lessons', a memoir of love, loss, hope, and healing, which talks about the death of my son and the hope that has been the aftermath of the healing from that tragedy.
No day-to-day mishaps or indignities can really compromise your sense of self after you've survived a deep tragedy.
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