“Lord, spit on our eyes that we may see, how to wake up from this tragedy.”


Bruce Cockburn

“The tragedy is that everyone thinks they already have goals. But what they really have are hopes and wishes.”


Brian Tracy

“…the tragedy of consumerism: one acquires more and more things without taking the time to ever see and know them, and thus one never truly enjoys them. One has without truly having. The consumer is right-there is pleasure to be had in good things, a sacred and almost unspeakable pleasure, but the consumer wrongly thinks that one finds this pleasure by having more and more possessions instead of possessing them more truly through grateful contemplation. And here we are, living in an economy that perpetuates this tragedy.”


Brian D. McLaren

“Well I would say that we’re regular people first of all and we’re normal and it’s obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we’re not immune to tragedy.”

Brett Favre

“Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they might become.”

Brennan Manning

“It’s my belief that history is a wheel. ‘Inconstancy is my very essence,’? says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don’t complain when you’re cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it’s also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away.”



“It’s that weird need to make tragedy about us. When you look at 9/11, there’s people who really died and family members who really suffered. And then I would be in Montana, and a guy would go, “You know, I was close to Ground Zero.” And it’s like, “What are you talking about? You’re in Montana.” Everybody had to make it about them.”


Bobcat Goldthwait

“If you don’t win, it’s not a great tragedy – the worst that happens is that you lose a game.”


Bobby Fischer

“The greatest tragedy is a life lived and died without knowing Father God intimately and experiencing His love personally.”


Bob Parr

“The greatest tragedy is a life lived and died without knowing Father God intimately and experiencing His love personally.”


Bob Parr

“Comedy is tragedy plus timing.”


Bob Odenkirk

“There are a lot of questions I keep asking myself about why I do comedy. I guess I laugh to keep from crying. And I guess if you ever get me crying, I might not stop. This is the way I look at tragedy or else I’ll cry.”


Bob Newhart

“Don’t talk to me about what’s happened since [Nelson] Mandela! His successor was absolutely hopeless – “no such thing as AIDS” – and this present President… It’s a tragedy, you know, what’s happened there post-Mandela, because he was an iconic figure.”


Bob Hawke

“It’s a tragedy that modernity has released this Ebola beast into the world. It renders humans untouchable, and that’s sickening. The international response so far has been scandalous. China has delivered f**k all.”


Bob Geldof

“I’ve come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it’s a Greek tragedy.”


Billy Joel

“I have been asked hundreds of times in my life why God allows tragedy and suffering. I have to confess that I really do not know the answer totally, even to my own satisfaction. I have to accept, by faith, that God is sovereign, and He is a God of love and mercy and compassion in the midst of suffering.”


Billy Graham

“You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove we shouldn’t care this much about the successes and failures of a bunch of wealthy strangers. I’m going the other way – sometimes, sports put everything else in perspective.”


Bill Simmons

“It would be kind of a tragedy if we got to the end of four years of Democratic rule without having really tried any Democratic policies.”


Bill Maher

“We had a national tragedy this week, and the President of the United States and Sarah Palin both made speeches on the same day. Obama came out against lunatics with guns, she gave the rebuttal.”


Bill Maher

“It’s a great tragedy when the Bible is interpreted by those who are not in love.”


Bill Johnson