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I myself, I, who, so far as it is finished, have composed this tragedy of tragedies entirely singlehandedly--I, who first tied the ...
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy--common clay, if you like--eating, breeding, workin ...
The shadow of the Venetian blind on the painted wall,
Shadows of the snake-plant and cacti, the plaster animals,
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It's one of the tragic ironies of the theater that only one man in it can count on steady work--the night watchman.
What the Journal posits is not the tragic question, the Madman's question: "Who am I?", but the comic question, the Bewildered Man ...
I once heard a woman laugh at that most tragic moment in all drama, the off-stage shot in "The Wild Duck," and I afterward had her ...
A tragic poet will never think of grouping around the chief character in his play secondary characters to serve as simplified copi ...
It is not possible, for a poet, writing in any language, to protect himself from the tragic elements in human life.... [ellipsis i ...
Homer sweeps us away by the irresistible movement of lines through a whole passage to a splendid climax. What counts is the single ...
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