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51. "This then was English fiction, this was English criticism, and farce, after all, was but an ill-played tragedy."
Author: Arthur Machen
52. "It's all a complete farce you understand? We're born into a losing struggle...I've investigated the road up ahead. No one comes out of this a winner. In the meantime I think one must show some contempt and some defiance and the best means of doing that that I know are irony and obscenity."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
53. "Good God, what does it matter? If life is a tragedy, or a farce, or a disaster, or anything else, what do I care! Let life be what it likes. Give me a drink, that's what I want just now."
Author: D.H. Lawrence
54. "Even amidst tragedy there is laughter, sometimes farce. The degree of farce depends on who is running the tragedy."
Author: Daniel Prokop
55. "But even if I know what governs their trajectory, if I know the rules of the movement of things and how things are organized and how certain mutations, transformations, gestations take place, even if I know all that, I shall only have learnt how to get along after a fashion in the enormous gaol, the oppressive prison in which I am held. What a farce, what a snare, what a booby-trap. We were born cheated. For if we are not to know, if there is nothing to know, why do we have this longing to know?"
Author: Eugène Ionesco
56. "Se lever, tirer sa révérence, résolument s'abstraire, s'abolir, abolir l'inconvénient d'être né, se dissoudre dans l'éternel silence, cristal redevenir, réintégrer le cycle de l'azote, concourir ainsi à la perpétuation de cette vaste farce..."
Author: Fouad Laroui
57. "Life is a huge farce, and the advantage of possessing a sense of humour is that it enables one to defy fate with mocking laughter."
Author: George Gissing
58. "In the best farce today we start with some absurd premise as to character or situation, but if the premises be once granted we move logically enough to the ending."
Author: George Pierce Baker
59. "Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce ."
Author: Hegel
60. "Every man who has reached even his intellectual teens begins to suspect that life is no farce; that it is not genteel comedy even; that it flowers and fructifies on the contrary out of the profoundest tragic depths of the essential dearth in which its subject's roots are plunged. The natural inheritance of everyone who is capable of spiritual life is an unsubdued forest where the wolf howls and the obscene bird of night chatters."
Author: Henry James Sr.
61. "Great God! What have I turned into? What right have you people to clutter up my life, steal my time, probe my soul, suckle my thoughts, have me for your companion, confidant, and information bureau? What do you take me for? Am I an entertainer on salary, required every evening to play an intellectual farce under your stupid noses? Am I a slave, bought and paid for, to crawl on my belly in front of you idlers and lay at your feet all that I do and all that I know?"
Author: Henry Miller
62. "Whereas I think: I'm lying here in a haystack... The tiny space I occupy is so infinitesimal in comparison with the rest of space, which I don't occupy and which has no relation to me. And the period of time in which I'm fated to live is so insignificant beside the eternity in which I haven't existed and won't exist... And yet in this atom, this mathematical point, blood is circulating, a brain is working, desiring something... What chaos! What a farce!"
Author: Ivan Turgenev
63. "We have it on good authority that they might disguise it as a double entendre in a bedroom farce and deliver it up the rear entrance at Comedy."
Author: Jasper Fforde
64. "We expect the world of doctors. Out of our own need, we revere them; we imagine that their training and expertise and saintly dedication have purged them of all the uncertainty, trepidation, and disgust that we would feel in their position, seeing what they see and being asked to cure it. Blood and vomit and pus do not revolt them; senility and dementia have no terrors; it does not alarm them to plunge into the slippery tangle of internal organs, or to handle the infected and contagious. For them, the flesh and its diseases have been abstracted, rendered coolly diagrammatic and quickly subject to infallible diagnosis and effective treatment. The House of God is a book to relieve you of these illusions; it … displays it as farce, a melee of blunderers laboring to murky purpose under corrupt and platitudinous superiors."
Author: John Updike
65. "The affectionate farce I make of him ignores the ways I feel his lack of love for me. But we are managing."
Author: Lorrie Moore
66. "...what delighted me were the asparagus, steeped in ultramarine and pink, whose tips, delicately painted with little strokes of mauve and azure, shade off imperceptibly down to their feet - still soiled though they are from the dirt of their garden bed - with iridescence that is not of this earth. It seemed to me that these celestial hues revealed the delicious creatures who had merrily metamorphosed themselves into vegetables and who, through the disguise of their firm, edible flesh, disclosed in these early tints of dawn, in these beginnings of rainbows, in this extinction of blue evenings, the precious essence that I recognized again when, all night long following a dinner at which I had eaten them, they played in farces as crude and poetic as a fairy play by Shakespeare, at changing my chamber pot into a jar of perfume."
Author: Marcel Proust
67. "In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason."
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
68. "The kidney was removed with great skill. We have an image of the kidney taken from that broadcast. Viewers are advised that the following image is quite graphic, and-""I am getting so sick of looking at this kidney," I said."It's a farce," Jazza replied. "They act like they're shocked and horrified, and then they show it off twenty times a day.""Have you seen the singing kidney video?" I asked."Ugh. No.""It's really funny. You should watch it."
Author: Maureen Johnson
69. "Life is pure farce from beginning to end, with a littleblack comedy thrown in for shade. If it was anythingelse, mankind would have stuck his collective head inthe gas oyen years ago. No one could tolerate seventyyears of tragedy. When I die - probably of cancer -Jane has prornised to put on my tombstone: "Herelies Anne Cattrell who laughed her way through it.The joke was on her but at least she knew it." (The Ice House)"
Author: Minette Walters
70. "Why it didn't occur to any of us that a well­-known suicide spot would be like Piccadilly Circus on New Year's Eve. I have no idea, but at that point in the proceedings I had accepted the reality of our situation: we were in the process of turning a solemn and private moment into a farce with a cast of thousands. And at that precise moment of acceptance, we three became four. There was a polite cough, and when we turned round to look, we saw a tall, good-looking, long­-haired man, maybe ten years younger than me, holding a crash helmet under one arm and one of those big insulated bags in the other. "Any of you guys order a pizza?" he said."
Author: Nick Hornby
71. "For life is terribly deficient in form. Its catastrophes happen in the wrong way and to the wrong people. There is a grotesque horror about its comedies, and its tragedies seem to culminate in farce."
Author: Oscar Wilde
72. "Le seul charme du passé, c'est qu'il est le passé. Mais les femmes ne savent jamais quand le rideau est tombé. Elles veulent toujours un sixième acte. C'est quand l'intérêt de la pièce est épuisé qu'elles demandent le plus fort qu'on la prolonge. Si on les écoutait, toute comédie aurait un dénouement tragique, et toute tragédie s'achèverait en farce."
Author: Oscar Wilde
73. "To glorify democracy and to silence the people is a farce; to discourse on humanism and to negate people is a lie."
Author: Paulo Freire
74. "Black Comedy is a farce that is played in the dark, as you know, with the lights full on. It's the Chinese convention of reversing light and dark, and exactly where anybody is at any given moment is the play."
Author: Peter Shaffer
75. "I could hear my dogs barking. Worse I could hear bleating. Joyful goat chuckles of freedom."The goats!" I clutched my head, an absurdly melodramatic reaction suited to this farce. "The goats were in the tree!""The... Wait, what?"
Author: Rosemary Clement Moore
76. "When you started this engagement farce I thought I was going to hate every minute of it. Instead I loved every minute of it. I loved every minute of being with you. You're bright, sexy, funny, confident, sexy, strong, warm—did I say sexy?"
Author: Sarah Morgan
77. "Parlando di Edward:Jacob:«È come una droga per te, Bella. Ormai ho capito che senza di lui non puoi vivere. È troppo tardi. Ma io sarei stato una scelta più sana. Non una droga: io sarei stato l'aria, il sole»Isabella: «Anch'io ne ero convinta, sai. Eri come un sole. Il mio sole personale. Il rimedio migliore alle nuvole»Jacob: «Con le nuvole posso farcela. Ma non posso cavarmela contro un'eclissi»"
Author: Stephenie Meyer
78. "The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy."
Author: Steven Weinberg
79. "…* to learn that money makes life smooth in some ways, and to feel how tight and threadbare life is if you have too little. * to despise money, which is a farce, mere paper, and to hate what you have to do for it, and yet to long to have it in order to be free from slaving for it. * to yearn toward art, music, ballet and good books, and get them only in tantalizing snatches."
Author: Sylvia Plath

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