"What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending."
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"We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look."
"I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy."
"When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is how much has been escaped."
"Tragedy is like strong acid -- it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth."
"Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically."
"Commonplace people dislike tragedy because they dare not suffer and cannot exult."
"There are no tragedies, just facts not recognized in time."
"It's not the tragedies that kill us, it's the messes."
"Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard."
"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it."
"Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain."
"The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means."
"When you close your eyes to tragedy, you close your eyes to greatness."
"This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel."
"You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks."
"You cannot kill time without injuring eternity."
"Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objective?"
"Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time."
"Everything in this life takes longer than you think except life itself."
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