Voltaire Quotes About Tragedy

Quotes about: Tragedy
  • One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.

    Voltaire (2016). “VOLTAIRE – Premium Collection: Novels, Philosophical Writings, Historical Works, Plays, Poems & Letters (60+ Works in One Volume) - Illustrated: Candide, A Philosophical Dictionary, A Treatise on Toleration, Plato's Dream, The Princess of Babylon, Zadig, The Huron, Socrates, The Sage and the Atheist, Dialogues, Oedipus, Caesar…”, p.4095, e-artnow
  • The composition of a tragedy requires testicles.

    When asked 'why no woman has ever written a tolerable tragedy', in a letter from Lord Byron to John Murray, 2 April 1817


  • Born: November 21, 1694
  • Died: May 30, 1778
  • Occupation: Writer
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