I saw but one glaring truth: These are not natural disasters but man-made tragedies for which there is only one man-made solution-peace.
The life of every individual, viewed as a whole and in general, and when only its most significant features are emphasized, is really a tragedy; but gone through in detail it has the character of a comedy.
Comedy is allied to justice.
Comedy too can sometimes discern what is right.
Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming – that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.