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Statistically... 9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape.

A man was walking his dog through the graveyard when he saw another man crouching behind a gravestone.
"Morning!" he said.
The other man replies, "No, just having a shit."

This morning on the way to work I drove into the back of a car, at some lights, whilst not really paying attention.
The driver got out and he was a dwarf.
He said, "I'm not happy."
I replied, "Well, which one are you then?"

New Miley Cyrus DVD: 15
Tub of Vaseline: 3
XL Box of Tissues: 2
The look of disgust on the cashier's face as you pay: Priceless

Now, I'm sure many of you have encountered little shits in supermarkets. Little kids running about and knocking things over, being rude, walking all over their parents, you know the kind. But the worst are the biters. Yes, those little cunts that feel it is okay to bite you whenever they feel like it.
Okay, here's the best part. A biter got me today when I was grocery shopping. He broke the fucking skin, too. This was when the gears started turning, the moment I saw a tiny sprickle of blood on the little shits teeth as he was grinning at me like the little cunt he is. I made my eyes get wide, and started screaming "SHIT! SHIT!" Now, my good friend, Tom we'll call him, was there too, and he instantly picked up on it. He started shouting "FUCK! MAYBE HE DIDN'T GET IT! FUCK!" By now, the kid is scared shitless and starts crying, and instantly, Mizz Mom appears out of nowhere and starts getting pissy at us for yelling at her kid.
Here's the kicker, I look her straight in the eye and say, "Miss, get your son tested as soon as possible, he just bit me and I'm, I'm FUCKING HIV POSITIVE."
And now there is silence. Not a peep in the entire store. The brat knows he just fucked up big time because his mum isn't defending his ass. She just stares at me wide eyed. I walk away from them, buy my shit from the wide eyed cashier, all the while blood is dripping from my calf, making a nice little trail on the floor. And, just as we leave, we start to hear the mother sobbing. Sobbing like the cunt she is.
I have never felt any more satisfaction than the moment I heard that sob.

Just had a water fight over the park with a bunch of local kids.
I won!
No one's a match for me and my kettle.

What's the biggest cause of paedophilia in this country?
Sexy kids.

What do spinach and anal sex have in common?
If you were forced to have it as a kid, you'll hate it as an adult.

Who here wants to play a game of rape?
No? That's the spirit!

I can't think of anything worse after a night of drinking than waking up next to someone and not being able to remember their name, or how you met, or why they're dead.

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comedy ::: 1. The comic element of drama, of literature generally, or of life. 2. A humorous element of life or literature. Comedy (see also Divine Comedy). :::

comedy ::: n. --> A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.

comedy ::: n. --> A dramatic composition, or representation of a bright and amusing character, based upon the foibles of individuals, the manners of society, or the ludicrous events or accidents of life; a play in which mirth predominates and the termination of the plot is happy; -- opposed to tragedy.

Comedy showing the Elders in mystic procession.

comedy: A work which is principally designed to amuse and entertain, and where, despite problems during the narrative, all ends well for the characters.

comedy of the absurd: Drama or performance which is satirical, ridiculous or a parady. Examples can be as diverse as A Midsummer night's dream, a Gilbert and Sullivan such as The Pirates of Penzance or even Monty Python's Flying Circus.

comedy of manners: A type of drama where the social demeanour of a community is humorously depicted.

comedy ::: 1. The comic element of drama, of literature generally, or of life. 2. A humorous element of life or literature. Comedy (see also Divine Comedy). :::


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1:All music is the blues. All of it. ~ George Carlin,
2:Does killing time damage eternity? ~ George Carlin,
3:What does an atheist scream when they come? ~ Bill Hicks,
4:Waffles are like pancakes with syrup traps ~ Mitch Hedberg,
5:This shirt is dry clean only, which means...it's dirty. ~ Mitch Hedberg,
6:What do you say we lighten things up and talk about abortion? ~ Bill Hicks,
7:Listen, the next revolution is gonna be a revolution of ideas. ~ Bill Hicks,
8:Political correctness is merely fascism disguised as manners. ~ George Carlin,
9:Any organization created out of fear must create fear to survive. ~ Bill Hicks,
10:Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. ~ Bill Hicks,
11:By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself. ~ Bill Hicks,
12:I don't care if you're obscene, filthy, horrendous -- as long as you're honest. ~ Bill Hicks,
13:I can't watch TV longer than five minutes without praying for nuclear holocaust. ~ Bill Hicks,
14:Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. ~ Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy Inferno,
15:Lift me up out of this illusion, Lord. Heal my perception, so that I may know only reality. ~ Bill Hicks,
16:Jung's vision for [The Red Book] was ... significantly influenced in form, style, content by The Bible, Dante's Divine Comedy, Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Goethe's Faust, medieval illuminated manuscripts, the illuminated works of William Blake. ~ Mark Winborn,
17:The more a thing is perfect, the more it feels pleasure and pain. ~ Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy ,
18:It's all about money, not freedom. You think you're free? Try going somewhere without money. ~ Bill Hicks,
19:Be yourself on stage. Nobody else can be you and you have the law of supply and demand covered. ~ Bill Hicks,
20:Cocaine was different. It kept saying, "You haven't had enough." I became an abuser almost instantly. ~ George Carlin,
21:I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit. ~ Bill Hicks,
22:It's not that I disagreed with Bush's economic policy... I believed he was a child of Satan here to destroy the planet. ~ Bill Hicks,
23:Don't just teach your children to read...Teach them to question what they read.Teach them to question everything. ~ George Carlin,
24:I, like all artists in Western cultures, am a shaman...come in the guise of a comic...to heal perception by using...'jokes'. ~ Bill Hicks,
25:When you're...stepping over a guy on the sidewalk...does it ever occur to you to think, 'Wow. Maybe our system doesn't work?' ~ Bill Hicks,
26:The puppet on the right shares my beliefs, the puppet on the left is more to my liking. Hey...there's one guy holding up both! ~ Bill Hicks,
27:All the media and the politicians ever talk about is things that separate us, things that make us different from one another ~ George Carlin,
28:The American dream is a crock. Stop wanting everything. Everyone should wear jeans and have three T-shirts, eat rice and beans. ~ Bill Hicks,
29:Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. ~ Robert Heinlein, JOB: A Comedy of Justice (1984).,
30:Why do we put people who are on drugs in jail? They're sick, they're not criminals. Sick people don't get healed in prison. You see? It makes no sense. ~ Bill Hicks,
31:Anyone who can worship a trinity and insist that his religion is a monotheism can believe anything... just give him time to rationalize it. ~ Robert Heinlein, JOB: A Comedy of Justice (1984).,
32:Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase practice makes perfect. ~ ,
33:Lord, without Thee life is a monstrosity. Without Thy Light, Thy Consciousness, Thy Beauty and Thy Force, all existence is a sinister and grotesque comedy. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 240,
34:The best kind of comedy to me is when you make people laugh at things they've never laughed at, and also take a light into the darkened corners of people's minds, exposing them to the light. ~ Bill Hicks,
35:I ascribe to Mark Twain's theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House. ~ Bill Hicks,
36:Home-EarthAloof, its influence entered everywhereAnd left a cloven hoof-mark on the breast;A twisted heart and a strange sombre smileMocked at the sinister comedy of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
37:Everybody is different. Some comedy is more musical like Steven Wright. His is a pillar of comedy to me. He invented a whole form and all his jokes are poems. So it's different. I wanted to do it like George Carlin. Now I do it like me. ~ Louis C K,
38:To heal the evils and mistakes of SpaceAnd change the tragedy of the ignorant worldInto a Divine Comedy of joyAnd the laughter and the rapture of God’s bliss.The Mother of God is mother of our souls ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 7.6.12 - The Mother of God,
39:I'm glad mushrooms are against the law, because I took them one time, and you know what happened to me? I laid in a field of green grass for four hours going, "My God! I love everything." Yeah, now if that isn't a hazard to our country ... how are we gonna justify arms dealing when we realize that we're all one? ~ Bill Hicks,
40:I guess what surprised me the most was the discrepancy in casualties: Iraq, one hundred fifty thousand casualties, USA: seventy-nine! Let's go over those numbers again, they're a little baffling at first: Iraq: 150,000, USA: 79. Does that mean we could have won with only 80 guys there? Just one guy in a ticker-tape parade, "I did it! Hey!" ~ Bill Hicks,
41:This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart. ~ Bill Hicks,
42:Abraham Maslow said that the fully realized person transcends his local group and identifies with the species. But the election of Ronald Reagan might've been the beginning of my giving up on my species. Because it was absurd. To this day it remains absurd. More than absurd, it was frightening: it represented the rise to supremacy of darkness, the ascendancy of ignorance. ~ George Carlin,
43:Every sixty seconds, thirty acres of rain forest are destroyed in order to raise beef for fast-food restaurants that sell it to people, giving them strokes and heart attacks, which raise medical costs and insurance rates, providing insurance companies with more money to invest in large corporations that branch out further into the Third World so they can destroy more rain forests. ~ George Carlin,
44:Christianity has a built-in defense system: anything that questions a belief, no matter how logical the argument is, is the work of Satan by the very fact that it makes you question a belief. It's a very interesting defense mechanism and the only way to get by it -- and believe me, I was raised Southern Baptist -- is to take massive amounts of mushrooms, sit in a field, and just go, "Show me.". ~ Bill Hicks,
45:The real meaning of persona is a mask, such as actors were accustomed to wear on the ancient stage; and it is quite true that no one shows himself as he is, but wears his mask and plays his part. Indeed, the whole of our social arrangements may be likened to a perpetual comedy; and this is why a man who is worth anything finds society so insipid, while a blockhead is quite at home in it. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays Vol 4 ,
46:As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It's sad. We use words like "awesome" and "wonderful" like they're candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word "amazing" to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy's. What's going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted "amazing" on a fucking sandwich. ~ Louis C K,
47:But when you're in front of an audience and you make them laugh at a new idea, you're guiding the whole being for the moment. No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down. It's very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. That's when new ideas can be implanted. If a new idea slips in at that moment, it has a chance to grow. ~ George Carlin,
48:If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in. ~ Bill Hicks,
49:[Comedies], in the ancient world, were regarded as of a higher rank than tragedy, of a deeper truth, of a more difficult realization, of a sounder structure, and of a revelation more complete. The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man.... Tragedy is the shattering of the forms and of our attachments to the forms; comedy, the wild and careless, inexhaustible joy of life invincible. ~ Joseph Campbell,
50:I was in Nashville, Tennesee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: 'Hey, whatcha readin' for?' Isn't that the weirdest fuckin' question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, godammit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well . . . hmmm . . . I dunno . . . I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don't end up being a fuckin' waffle waitress. ~ Bill Hicks,
51:Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. ~ Bill Hicks,
52:I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted: a fireman, a policeman, a doctor - even President, it seemed. And for the first time in the history of mankind, something new, called an astronaut. But like so many kids brought up on a steady diet of Westerns, I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero - that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. And in my heart of hearts I still track the remnants of that dream wherever I go, in my endless ride into the setting sun. ~ Bill Hicks,
53:Did you know that when a guy comes, he comes 200 million sperm? And you're trying to tell me that your child is special because one out of 200 million -- that load! we're talking one load! -- connected. Gee, what are the fucking odds? 200 million; you know what that means? I have wiped civilizations off my chest with a gray gym sock. That is special. Entire nations have flaked and crusted in the hair around my navel! That is special. And I want you to remember that, you two egg-carrying beings out there, with that holier-than-thou "we have the gift of life" attitude. I've tossed universes...in my underpants...while napping! Boom! A milky way shoots into my jockey shorts, "Aaaah, what's for fucking breakfast? ~ Bill Hicks,
54:The hell I won't talk that way! Peter, an eternity here without her is not an eternity of bliss; it is an eternity of boredom and loneliness and grief. You think this damned gaudy halo means anything to me when I know--yes, you've convinced me!--that my beloved is burning in the Pit? I didn't ask much. Just to be allowed to live with her. I was willing to wash dishes forever if only I could see her smile, hear her voice, touch her hand! She's been shipped on a technicality and you know it! Snobbish, bad-tempered angels get to live here without ever doing one lick to deserve it. But my Marga, who is a real angel if one ever lived, gets turned down and sent to Hell to everlasting torture on a childish twist in the rules. You can tell the Father and His sweet-talking Son and that sneaky Ghost that they can take their gaudy Holy City and shove it! If Margrethe has to be in Hell, that's where I want to be! ~ Robert Heinlein, Alexander Hergensheimer in Job: A Comedy of Justice (1984).,
55:Ah, yeah. We're gonna go to Mars. And then of course we're gonna colonize deep space. With our microwave hot dogs and plastic vomit, fake dog shit and cinnamon dental floss, lemon-scented toilet paper and sneakers with lights in the heels. And all these other impressive things we've done down here. But let me ask you this: what are we gonna tell the intergalactic council of ministers the first time one of our teenage mothers throws their newborn baby into a dumpster? How are we gonna explain that to the space people? How are we gonna let them know that our ambassador was only late for the meeting because his breakfast was cold and he had to spend half an hour punching his wife around the kitchen? And what are they gonna think when they find out, its just a local custom, that over 80 million women in the Third world have had their clitorises forcibly removed in order to reduce their sexual pleasure so they won't cheat on their husbands? Can't you just sense how eager the rest of the universe is for us to show up? ~ George Carlin,
56:Always that same LSD story, you've all seen it. 'Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.' What a dick! Fuck him, he's an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn't he take off on the ground first? Check it out. You don't see ducks lined up to catch elevators to fly south-they fly from the ground, ya moron, quit ruining it for everybody. He's a moron, he's dead-good, we lost a moron, fuckin' celebrate. Wow, I just felt the world get lighter. We lost a moron! I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am, so that's the way it comes out. Professional help is being sought. How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn't that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition and lies? I think it would be news-worthy. 'Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves' . . . 'Here's Tom with the weather. ~ Bill Hicks,
57:The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we ... kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok ... But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. ~ Bill Hicks,
58:But there's a reason. There's a reason. There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It's never gonna get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you got. Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I'll tell you what they don't want: They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. Thats against their interests. Thats right. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table to figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they're coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all from you, sooner or later, 'cause they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. And by the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head in their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people -- white collar, blue collar, it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on -- good honest hard-working people continue -- these are people of modest means -- continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don't give a fuck about them. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't care about you at all -- at all -- at all. And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. That's what the owners count on; the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that's being jammed up their assholes everyday. Because the owners of this country know the truth: it's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it. ~ George Carlin,
59:Reading list (1972 edition)[edit]1. Homer - Iliad, Odyssey2. The Old Testament3. Aeschylus - Tragedies4. Sophocles - Tragedies5. Herodotus - Histories6. Euripides - Tragedies7. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War8. Hippocrates - Medical Writings9. Aristophanes - Comedies10. Plato - Dialogues11. Aristotle - Works12. Epicurus - Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus13. Euclid - Elements14.Archimedes - Works15. Apollonius of Perga - Conic Sections16. Cicero - Works17. Lucretius - On the Nature of Things18. Virgil - Works19. Horace - Works20. Livy - History of Rome21. Ovid - Works22. Plutarch - Parallel Lives; Moralia23. Tacitus - Histories; Annals; Agricola Germania24. Nicomachus of Gerasa - Introduction to Arithmetic25. Epictetus - Discourses; Encheiridion26. Ptolemy - Almagest27. Lucian - Works28. Marcus Aurelius - Meditations29. Galen - On the Natural Faculties30. The New Testament31. Plotinus - The Enneads32. St. Augustine - On the Teacher; Confessions; City of God; On Christian Doctrine33. The Song of Roland34. The Nibelungenlied35. The Saga of Burnt Njal36. St. Thomas Aquinas - Summa Theologica37. Dante Alighieri - The Divine Comedy;The New Life; On Monarchy38. Geoffrey Chaucer - Troilus and Criseyde; The Canterbury Tales39. Leonardo da Vinci - Notebooks40. Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince; Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy41. Desiderius Erasmus - The Praise of Folly42. Nicolaus Copernicus - On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres43. Thomas More - Utopia44. Martin Luther - Table Talk; Three Treatises45. François Rabelais - Gargantua and Pantagruel46. John Calvin - Institutes of the Christian Religion47. Michel de Montaigne - Essays48. William Gilbert - On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies49. Miguel de Cervantes - Don Quixote50. Edmund Spenser - Prothalamion; The Faerie Queene51. Francis Bacon - Essays; Advancement of Learning; Novum Organum, New Atlantis52. William Shakespeare - Poetry and Plays53. Galileo Galilei - Starry Messenger; Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences54. Johannes Kepler - Epitome of Copernican Astronomy; Concerning the Harmonies of the World55. William Harvey - On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals; On the Circulation of the Blood; On the Generation of Animals56. Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan57. René Descartes - Rules for the Direction of the Mind; Discourse on the Method; Geometry; Meditations on First Philosophy58. John Milton - Works59. Molière - Comedies60. Blaise Pascal - The Provincial Letters; Pensees; Scientific Treatises61. Christiaan Huygens - Treatise on Light62. Benedict de Spinoza - Ethics63. John Locke - Letter Concerning Toleration; Of Civil Government; Essay Concerning Human Understanding;Thoughts Concerning Education64. Jean Baptiste Racine - Tragedies65. Isaac Newton - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; Optics66. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Discourse on Metaphysics; New Essays Concerning Human Understanding;Monadology67.Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe68. Jonathan Swift - A Tale of a Tub; Journal to Stella; Gulliver's Travels; A Modest Proposal69. William Congreve - The Way of the World70. George Berkeley - Principles of Human Knowledge71. Alexander Pope - Essay on Criticism; Rape of the Lock; Essay on Man72. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu - Persian Letters; Spirit of Laws73. Voltaire - Letters on the English; Candide; Philosophical Dictionary74. Henry Fielding - Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones75. Samuel Johnson - The Vanity of Human Wishes; Dictionary; Rasselas; The Lives of the Poets ~ Mortimer J Adler,

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1:Comedy is not pretty. ~ Steve Martin,
2:Good comedy is ageless. ~ Ted Levine,
3:Comedy is a noble art. ~ Margaret Cho,
4:Beloved King of Comedy. ~ Mack Sennett,
5:Comedy is rarely funny. ~ Dov Davidoff,
6:Comedy is often about pain. ~ Eric Andre,
7:Comedy = tragedy + time. ~ Carol Burnett,
8:To me, comedy is a game. ~ Demetri Martin,
9:Comedy is king. It has to be. ~ Steve Pink,
10:Comedy keeps the heart sweet. ~ Mark Twain,
11:Comedy has been so good to me. ~ Bernie Mac,
12:Comedy is allied to justice. ~ Aristophanes,
13:I had wanted to do a comedy. ~ Gus Van Sant,
14:Most modern comedy is crap. ~ Ade Edmondson,
15:Comedy was all I ever wanted. ~ Margaret Cho,
16:I enjoy doing physical comedy. ~ Scott Adsit,
17:I'm the Forrest Gump of comedy. ~ Dana Gould,
18:It was a comedy of errors. ~ Debbie Macomber,
19:Comedy is the ultimate anarchist. ~ Tim Allen,
20:Comedy is tragedy plus timing. ~ Bob Odenkirk,
21:Comedy is tragedy revisited. ~ Phyllis Diller,
22:Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. ~ Edmund Gwenn,
23:I started comedy in like 1998. ~ Fred Armisen,
24:Most comedy comes out of misery. ~ Seth Rogen,
25:Murder is easy. Comedy is hard. ~ Scott Simon,
26:You know, I'm a big comedy fan. ~ Judd Apatow,
27:Comedy is acting out optimism ~ Robin Williams,
28:I get all of my comedy from CNN. ~ Rob Corddry,
29:Comedy is acting out optimism. ~ Robin Williams,
30:Comedy is pain plus time. ~ Karen McCullah Lutz,
31:Fat is where comedy is stored. ~ Craig Ferguson,
32:Nothing can help my comedy. ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
33:very painful comedy of errors ~ Neal Shusterman,
34:I don't think comedy will ever die. ~ Kevin Hart,
35:I feel more comfortable in comedy. ~ Bob Newhart,
36:Success is the enemy of comedy. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
37:I'd like to do a romantic comedy. ~ Aaron Eckhart,
38:It's a comedy, but I'm sure I'll cry. ~ Ai Yazawa,
39:I've actually done a lot of comedy. ~ Natalie Zea,
40:Tragedy plus time isn’t comedy, ~ Olen Steinhauer,
41:Comedy is second nature for me. ~ Anthony Anderson,
42:I still want to do a comedy series. ~ Joan Van Ark,
43:I wrote comedy sketches in college. ~ Ellie Kemper,
44:My comedy is romanticized laziness. ~ Jim Gaffigan,
45:Tragedy is an unfinished comedy. ~ Joseph Campbell,
46:All comedy comes from a dark place. ~ Katt Williams,
47:I am desperate to do a comedy now. ~ Tom Hiddleston,
48:I'm an actor who loves doing comedy. ~ Martin Short,
49:I only got into comedy to get laid ~ Jack Whitehall,
50:The only weapon we have is comedy. ~ Robin Williams,
51:I love doing comedy. It's a lot of fun. ~ Alexa Vega,
52:I'm just an enormous British comedy fan. ~ Paul Feig,
53:No subject is unsuitable for comedy. ~ Peter Baynham,
54:There's always a message in my comedy. ~ Paul Mooney,
55:Vanity is the Death of Comedy. ~ James Andrew Miller,
56:Anger and comedy are really connected. ~ Margaret Cho,
57:Comedy is the only hope for humanity. ~ Roseanne Barr,
58:I DID STAND-UP COMEDY for eighteen years. ~ Anonymous,
59:I'm looking to be the next comedy mogul. ~ J B Smoove,
60:With comedy I can search for the profound. ~ Dario Fo,
61:A pie in the face is funny. Comedy gold. ~ Matthew Moy,
62:How can there be inaccuracy in comedy? ~ Michael Moore,
63:I love comedy. It's where my heart is. ~ Declan Lowney,
64:Stand-up comedy is a raunchy profession. ~ Aziz Ansari,
65:Comedy is a group activity, a verbal orgy. ~ Chris Rock,
66:Everybody needs some good sketch comedy. ~ Bob Odenkirk,
67:I actually enjoy comedy; it's a lot of fun. ~ Dule Hill,
68:I got everybody on my side through comedy. ~ Ruth Buzzi,
69:I'm a big comedy fan, and a fan of films. ~ Dan Scanlon,
70:In comedy, my strengths are improvisation. ~ Kevin Hart,
71:Knowing comedy is knowing human nature. ~ Patton Oswalt,
72:The comedy gods are smiling on me tonight. ~ Bill Maher,
73:Deep inside, I am desperate to do comedy. ~ David Suchet,
74:Dying's tough - but not as tough as comedy. ~ Cary Grant,
75:I developed several comedy phone calls. ~ Shelley Berman,
76:I did stand-up comedy for eighteen years. ~ Steve Martin,
77:If everyone is mature, there is no comedy. ~ Judd Apatow,
78:If people do not laugh it's not comedy. ~ Lars von Trier,
79:In comedy laughter settles all arguments. ~ Robert McKee,
80:I see parody as another form of comedy. ~ Bruce Campbell,
81:I've always just been attracted to comedy. ~ Oscar Nunez,
82:I wanted to be less well-known in comedy. ~ Eddie Izzard,
83:You cannot have the drama without comedy. ~ Tommy Wiseau,
84:Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred. ~ Pico Iyer,
85:Comedy is taken care of by a free market. ~ Penn Jillette,
86:Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act. ~ Marty Feldman,
87:Comedy writers have the most fragile egos. ~ Mindy Kaling,
88:I always loved working in comedy. ~ Robert Duncan McNeill,
89:I think comedy is funnier when it's real. ~ Kate Flannery,
90:Comedy can't be about continuous success. ~ Martin Freeman,
91:Comedy is a very approval-oriented field. ~ Dave Chappelle,
92:Good comedy doesn't have to be a comedy idea. ~ Seth Rogen,
93:I enjoy comedy but it can become wearisome. ~ Steve Coogan,
94:I have always loved both drama and comedy. ~ Molly Shannon,
95:I really enjoy comedy. It's a real challenge. ~ Ted Levine,
96:Madness isn't altogether a bad thing in comedy. ~ Jo Brand,
97:My comedy is like emotional hang-gliding. ~ Robin Williams,
98:When I was in college I did a lot of comedy. ~ Dean Norris,
99:Bureaucrats shouldn't be in charge of comedy. ~ John Cleese,
100:Comedy and drama are both challenging to me. ~ Nicholas Lea,
101:Comedy is a camouflage for depression. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
102:Comedy is the blues for people who can’t sing. ~ Chris Rock,
103:Everyone loves a comedy, my dear. It is divine. ~ Rawi Hage,
104:For a comedy to work, magic has to happen. ~ Bradley Cooper,
105:I don't hold any candle for drama versus comedy. ~ Jo Brand,
106:I love good comedy. I don't like bad comedy. ~ Michael Dorn,
107:It's really challenging to play comedy. ~ Michelle Monaghan,
108:It's the Divine Comedy, not the Divine Tragedy. ~ Cat Bauer,
109:I would never say never to returning to comedy. ~ Eric Bana,
110:Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot. ~ Buster Keaton,
111:Wrestling was like stand-up comedy for me. ~ Dwayne Johnson,
112:You are the soul of comedy, Mrs. Emerson. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
113:Comedy is like catching lightning in a bottle. ~ Goldie Hawn,
114:Ive predominantly done comedy over the years. ~ Nicky Whelan,
115:There seems to be more comedy for comedy's sake ~ Todd Barry,
116:To me Psycho was a big comedy. Had to be. ~ Alfred Hitchcock,
117:Comedy is what I really want to do and propel. ~ Marisa Tomei,
118:I don't get a lot of romantic comedy scripts. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
119:I suppose comedy is my first love, in a way. ~ Sharlto Copley,
120:Low comedy, empty heroics and pointless death ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
121:My sense of stand up comedy would be so esoteric. ~ Paul Rudd,
122:The bigger the audience, the better with comedy. ~ Jimmy Carr,
123:A married philosopher belongs to comedy. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
124:Comedy is a very, very, very stringent business. ~ Chuck Jones,
125:Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~ Peter Ustinov,
126:Comedy is truth. We should not apologize for it. ~ Joan Rivers,
127:Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty. ~ Steve Martin,
128:Comedy pays the bills if I can't find a film. ~ Robin Williams,
129:Comedy too can sometimes discern what is right. ~ Aristophanes,
130:I got into comedy so I could stay out all night. ~ Artie Lange,
131:I grew up watching British comedy on TV, really. ~ Robert Webb,
132:In the midst of tragedy we start the comedy. ~ Agatha Christie,
133:I think comedy is the hardest art form there is. ~ John Popper,
134:I will always love to perform standup comedy. ~ Shelley Berman,
135:There aren't many pratfalls in comedy anymore. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
136:Bud and Lou in the comedy mystery Who Done It? ~ Leonard Maltin,
137:Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. ~ Angela Carter,
138:For me, comedy and drama are all the same thing. ~ Romany Malco,
139:I'd consider myself a flailing comedy writer. ~ Benjamin Walker,
140:I love comedy. God has given me this platform. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
141:I think comedy is one of the hardest things to do. ~ Faith Ford,
142:Life is tragic comedy, in a way. There is humor. ~ Tcheky Karyo,
143:The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man. ~ G K Chesterton,
144:'The David Letterman Show' is a show of comedy. ~ Jesse Ventura,
145:The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. ~ Moliere,
146:The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. ~ Moli re,
147:The human comedy begins with a vertical smile. ~ Richard Condon,
148:Theres nothing more difficult to do than comedy. ~ Robert Evans,
149:Comedy always works best when it is mean-spirited. ~ John Cleese,
150:Comedy is merely tragedy happening to someone else. ~ W C Fields,
151:First and foremost, I just want to write comedy. ~ Peter Baynham,
152:I am a big comedy fan, having been in 'Coupling.' ~ Gina Bellman,
153:I want to do drama, light comedy, the whole range. ~ Bobby Darin,
154:Only the most lucid can see their love as comedy. ~ Mason Cooley,
155:You can't have good comedy without drama in it. ~ Sandra Bullock,
156:For doing comedy, a sense of humor is a must! ~ Deepika Padukone,
157:I just like the joyous aspect of playing comedy. ~ Andre Braugher,
158:I just want to be funny, I just want to do comedy. ~ Tracy Morgan,
159:In movies, comedy and tragedy are all the same. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
160:In this desperate way, I started many a comedy. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
161:Yes, it's tough, but not as tough as doing comedy. ~ Edmund Gwenn,
162:Doing comedy alone onstage is the ego's last stand. ~ Steve Martin,
163:IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND SURGICAL COMEDY DON'T DIE ~ Kevin Sampsell,
164:You're at the top of your game if you do comedy. ~ Hector Elizondo,
165:Being a family in general is a comedy of errors. ~ Shannon Woodward,
166:Comedy defends the commonplace; tragedy explodes it. ~ Mason Cooley,
167:Great comedy calls large matters into question. ~ Penelope Gilliatt,
168:I had envisioned doing comedy since childhood. For sure. ~ Ed Helms,
169:My comedy is not mine. It's a gift. I'm not that smart. ~ Tim Allen,
170:Reality is the scary thing. Not my work, not comedy. ~ Tracy Morgan,
171:Taste in comedy, like fashion, changes all the time. ~ Steve Carell,
172:The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain. ~ Wendy Wasserstein,
173:Timing is the essence of life, and definitely of comedy. ~ Bob Hope,
174:Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy. ~ John Guare,
175:Blonde is dumb comedy, red hair is smart, sexy comedy. ~ Lisa Kudrow,
176:Comedy is, of course, closely associated with eggs. ~ Harlan Tarbell,
177:I want to write a book which is the history of comedy. ~ John Cleese,
178:Recognition is one of the three big elements of comedy. ~ Bill Maher,
179:The broad comedy thing is really hard to do on film. ~ Paul Giamatti,
180:To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy. ~ Elayne Boosler,
181:After a time, she believed in the reality of this comedy ~ mile Zola,
182:But comedy I'd love to do as much as humanly possible. ~ Ben Kingsley,
183:Comedy doesn't always have to come from a dark place. ~ Craig Kilborn,
184:Every actor thinks he can do comedy, and it's not true. ~ Denis Leary,
185:Human life is a comedy-one must play it seriously. ~ Alexandre Koj ve,
186:I changed the face of comedy. I used to be funny. ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
187:I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all. ~ Steve Burton,
188:I want to do action, romantic comedy, and I love drama. ~ Liya Kebede,
189:Some of the best dramatic actors have started in comedy. ~ J B Smoove,
190:The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
191:The understatement is the English contribution to comedy. ~ Jim Davis,
192:When comedy fails, seriousness begins to leak back in. ~ Susan Sontag,
193:When things are really painful, I turn it into comedy. ~ Peter Mullan,
194:When you do a comedy, the goals are much clearer to me. ~ Luke Wilson,
195:You'll laugh at the comedy of errors that is my life. ~ Bret Michaels,
196:By the time I was 7 or 8, I wanted to be a comedy writer. ~ Chris Rock,
197:Comedy - and I say this with humility - comedy needs me. ~ Joan Rivers,
198:Comedy is the kindly contemplation of the incongruous. ~ P G Wodehouse,
199:Everything that begins as comedy ends as tragicomedy. ~ Roberto Bola o,
200:I have an Italian comedy at the Venice Film Festival. ~ Robert Englund,
201:I like physical comedy. And I like the old comedies. ~ Patrick Dempsey,
202:I think comedy's often the little and the large, isn't it? ~ Eric Idle,
203:It's hard to narrow down your influences in comedy. ~ Cameron Esposito,
204:I would like to do maybe a smaller romantic comedy. ~ Linda Fiorentino,
205:Making people laugh is the lowest form of comedy. ~ Michael O Donoghue,
206:Physical comedy is my favorite thing in the world to do. ~ Jason Biggs,
207:We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look. ~ Aldous Huxley,
208:You know, crankiness is at the essence of all comedy. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
209:'30 Rock' is the holy grail of comedy in my opinion. ~ Cheyenne Jackson,
210:A comedy about killing people? Like, that is just so awful. ~ Anonymous,
211:Comedy has traditionally been about fear of embarrassment. ~ Marco Roth,
212:Comedy is hard to do. All the cliches about it are true. ~ Jeff Daniels,
213:Comedy is in my blood. Too bad it's not in my act. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
214:Comedy. I think that's something I'd really like to do. ~ David R Ellis,
215:I like comedy, I love it very much, I love laughing. ~ Khandi Alexander,
216:I think people are always looking for a good comedy. ~ Catherine Keener,
217:I usually have sex to my stand-up comedy album. Power move. ~ Jeff Ross,
218:Sex is identical to comedy in that it involves timing. ~ Phyllis Diller,
219:'Sightseers' started off as a character comedy double act. ~ Alice Lowe,
220:To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy. ~ Nikki Cox,
221:Comedy distances pain, but leaves signs of it everywhere. ~ Mason Cooley,
222:Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh. ~ Gilda Radner,
223:If only you knew, Comedy Boy. If only I could tell you. ~ David Levithan,
224:I would say that fifty percent of my show is killer comedy. ~ Davy Jones,
225:Mime doesn’t always mean comedy, my dear; far from it. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
226:My comedy doesn't come from any calculations and studies. ~ Jackie Mason,
227:The DC Improv food is amazingly edible for a comedy club. ~ Jim Gaffigan,
228:The funny thing is, Dennis Miller got me back into comedy. ~ Tommy Chong,
229:Well my biggest dream is to be in a romantic comedy. ~ Izabella Scorupco,
230:Everything that begins as comedy ends as a horror movie. ~ Roberto Bola o,
231:I got locked into a tradition [at Cambridge] of doing comedy. ~ Eric Idle,
232:I like comedy. I would love to do comedy for a long time. ~ Sofia Vergara,
233:I love acting but I also love writing, especially comedy. ~ Sally Hawkins,
234:I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists. ~ Mike Epps,
235:Nobody really knows, but I got a little comedy in me. ~ Nicole Ari Parker,
236:Oh, well, my first love is comedy or singing and dancing. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
237:One always writes comedy at the moment of deepest hysteria. ~ V S Naipaul,
238:When death comes too near, comedy and tragedy fall silent. ~ Mason Cooley,
239:A comedy that has been divide in two can never be Restored ~ Jun Mochizuki,
240:A good comedy with a purpose behind it is exhilarating. ~ Jason Mantzoukas,
241:Comedy clubs are sacred ground. That's where anything goes. ~ Tracy Morgan,
242:Comedy is quite a difficult place for queers and for women. ~ Margaret Cho,
243:Comedy is the only weapon I have to battle totalitarianism. ~ Margaret Cho,
244:Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field. ~ Jerry Stiller,
245:Every few months I'll pop into a comedy club or go to Vegas. ~ Kevin James,
246:Every student of comedy should see Dame Edna at least twice. ~ Dick Cavett,
247:For me, the way I stay consistent is through stand-up comedy. ~ Kevin Hart,
248:He loved jazz. He hated comedy movies. He read…a lot. And ~ Sloane Kennedy,
249:I got into comedy because I wanted to get into writing. ~ Anthony Jeselnik,
250:I love comedy, I love drama, and I love telling good stories. ~ Kim Wayans,
251:I'm always trying to perfect the romantic comedy, though. ~ David Duchovny,
252:Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail. ~ Benito Mussolini,
253:The best comedy is where you attack the strong, not the weak. ~ Ian Hislop,
254:The best way to ruin a comedy is to throw a lot of money at it. ~ Jay Leno,
255:The kick [of comedy] is to think quickly. It's a great kick. ~ Joey Bishop,
256:Tragedy when ridiculed by comedy does not condescend a reply. ~ Xenocrates,
257:With comedy, you really want to work things out beforehand. ~ Tim Matheson,
258:Comedy has always been more challenging for me than drama. ~ Kelli Berglund,
259:Comedy is a man in trouble. And without it, there's no humor. ~ Jerry Lewis,
260:Comedy is great; you get to laugh! Life is so serious. ~ Clifton Collins Jr,
261:Comedy is my passion. I'm going to do this until I drop. ~ Gabriel Iglesias,
262:I do some of my best stand-up comedy during sound checks. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
263:I had a terrible job letting me do anything that wasn't comedy. ~ Val Guest,
264:I love TV. I think I'd do a half-hour single-camera comedy. ~ Lauren Graham,
265:In a comedy it helps enhance things that were already there. ~ Ivan Reitman,
266:I've never been a shirt-off, pants-off kind of comedy guy. ~ Jason Sudeikis,
267:People are amazed that I do comedy. I always did comedy. ~ Sigourney Weaver,
268:Some people learn comedy, and some people just are comedy. ~ Chris Hardwick,
269:Stand-up comedy and poverty. Those were my two main endeavors. ~ Dave Foley,
270:The best comedy is always played straight down the middle. ~ Tom Hiddleston,
271:Well, I think that there's a value to comedy in and of itself. ~ Al Franken,
272:You know, stand-up comedy is where I pretty much started out. ~ Brion James,
273:Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma. ~ Robin Williams,
274:Comedy is tragedy standing on its head with its pants down. ~ Chris Crutcher,
275:Editing and post-production is so important with comedy. ~ Eddie Kaye Thomas,
276:I believe in the future a new Dante will write a new Divine Comedy. ~ Ba Jin,
277:My goal on my bucket list is to write a romantic comedy movie. ~ Lynda Barry,
278:... Play the age as comedy if you want to get away with murder. ~ James Agee,
279:Science fiction and comedy are generally a pretty bumpy mix. ~ Matt Groening,
280:What you aspire to on a sitcom is the feeling of live comedy. ~ John Lithgow,
281:Everything that begins as comedy inevitably ends as mystery. ~ Roberto Bola o,
282:For me, comedy is richer and larger than anything else. ~ Upamanyu Chatterjee,
283:I always approach comedy roles pretending they aren't funny. ~ Brendan Fraser,
284:I feel really grateful that I am in comedy, and I love doing it. ~ Anna Faris,
285:In 20 years of comedy, I've probably had a dozen good points. ~ Doug Stanhope,
286:I really don't take any interest at all in contemporary comedy. ~ Paul Merton,
287:More people are going out to comedy shows than they were before. ~ Jimmy Carr,
288:My comedy comes from pain. I can't stand to see someone hurting. ~ Bernie Mac,
289:But it's hard for a chick to do comedy. It's not as open for them. ~ Joe Rogan,
290:Comedy has to have momentum in order for it to keep moving along. ~ Rose Byrne,
291:Everything that begins as comedy ends as a dirge in the void. ~ Roberto Bola o,
292:For the most part, comedy is the only fair part of show business. ~ Chris Rock,
293:I don't have any type of sketch-comedy or stand-up background. ~ Jenna Fischer,
294:I don't think there's anything outside what comedy can address. ~ Steve Coogan,
295:I never sort of thought of myself as a comedy writer, by nature. ~ Lena Dunham,
296:I think comedy is an angry art form; it's an outsider art form. ~ Margaret Cho,
297:I think comedy is the hardest actual form of writing there is. ~ Michael Hirst,
298:Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think. ~ Moli re,
299:Nothing translates worse than comedy into the printed word. ~ Janeane Garofalo,
300:People like the comedy more when they care about the characters. ~ Judd Apatow,
301:Ricordati che è un film comico. ['Remember, this a comedy'] ~ Federico Fellini,
302:Stand-up comedy is an art form and it dies unless you expand it. ~ Sam Kinison,
303:The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it. ~ Lenny Bruce,
304:To label any subject unsuitable for comedy is to admit defeat. ~ Peter Sellers,
305:To me, horror and comedy never work. Never worked for me, anyway. ~ Rob Zombie,
306:A lot of comedy is really DIY. You're kind of doing it yourself. ~ Samantha Bee,
307:Comedy takes a very specific technique, specific skills. ~ Joseph Gordon Levitt,
308:Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration. ~ Martin Freeman,
309:I don't do comedy so much although I would like to do a comedy. ~ Aaron Eckhart,
310:I enjoy comedy and I hope that people enjoy watching me do it. ~ David Duchovny,
311:I gravitate towards anything that has a grain of comedy to it. ~ Michael Shanks,
312:I'm the first one who sees every romantic comedy in theaters. ~ Elizabeth Olsen,
313:I really have a love for comedy. I can't express it enough. ~ Brandon T Jackson,
314:It's great extremes which leads to great drama and great comedy. ~ Vince Vaughn,
315:Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. ~ Jean Racine,
316:Starship command is like comedy, Number One. Timing is everything. ~ David Mack,
317:The best comedy I ever did was when people didn't know who I was. ~ Chevy Chase,
318:The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. ~ Oscar Wilde,
319:what is more nerve-racking: live comedy or the World Series. “SNL ~ Amy Poehler,
320:You can always turn a tragedy into a comedy by sitting down. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
321:As long as there's Big Momma, we're going to bring you comedy. ~ Martin Lawrence,
322:Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile. ~ J B Priestley,
323:Farce is nearer tragedy in its essence than comedy is. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
324:The only way to get a serious message across is through comedy ~ Woody Harrelson,
325:You just can't take yourself too seriously, especially in comedy. ~ Paula Patton,
326:Comedy is a very rough beat. It's no holds barred, as it should be. ~ Joan Rivers,
327:Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke. ~ Steve Martin,
328:Comedy makes the subversion of the existing state of affairs possible. ~ Dario Fo,
329:In comedy, the witty style wins out over every mishap of the plot. ~ Mason Cooley,
330:It'd be fun to do a comedy with someone like Sandra Bullock. ~ Christian Serratos,
331:I think you can tell the human condition better through comedy. ~ Hector Elizondo,
332:Natural Born Killers is really a misunderstood romantic comedy. ~ Woody Harrelson,
333:You can say things in a comedy that you never can say in a drama. ~ John Forsythe,
334:America's biggest failure is its inability to take comedy seriously. ~ H L Mencken,
335:'Buried Alive' is a little scary, but also a comedy at the same time. ~ Tobin Bell,
336:Comedy is just complaining in an entertaining way, Enterplaining. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
337:I came to Hollywood originally writing comedy and writing satire. ~ Stephen Gaghan,
338:I'd like to come back because I really miss doing situation comedy. ~ John Goodman,
339:I'd say I've gone to grad school for comedy being on "Community." ~ Gillian Jacobs,
340:If I'm committed to something really stupid, then I'm in a comedy. ~ John C Reilly,
341:I loved comedy all my life. I think it's a real powerful art form. ~ Roseanne Barr,
342:In sketch comedy, wear your character like a hat, not a suit of armor. ~ Andy Daly,
343:In some ways, comedy and something like a musical do go hand-in-hand. ~ Emma Stone,
344:It’s never a good idea for politicians to get involved in comedy. ~ David Mitchell,
345:It was always a delicate balance, life and death, comedy and tragedy. ~ Chris Kyle,
346:The secret to riches is the same as the secret to comedy - timing. ~ Russell Crowe,
347:Well I was much too practical to presume to have a career in comedy. ~ Bob Newhart,
348:A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
349:Applaud my friends, the comedy is over... [on his death bed] ~ Ludwig van Beethoven,
350:Between birth and burial, we find ourselves in a comedy of mysteries. ~ Dean Koontz,
351:Go to humorous events at comedy clubs and watch laughable movies. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer,
352:I love the absurd - kind of absurdist comedy, absurd things in life. ~ Rose McGowan,
353:People either have comedy or they don't. You can't teach it to them. ~ Lucille Ball,
354:People who can dance and sing are often very good at comedy. ~ John Michael Higgins,
355:People who do comedy really are the nastiest people on the planet. ~ Sandra Bullock,
356:Unquestionably, standup comedy is and has always been an art form. ~ Shelley Berman,
357:What begins as comedy ends as a triumphal march, wouldn’t you say? ~ Roberto Bola o,
358:After 20 years of doing comedy, I find dramatic work more challenging. ~ Marla Gibbs,
359:Comedy born of bewilderment is the only comedy that should be in magic. ~ Dai Vernon,
360:Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor. ~ Brittany Daniel,
361:I'd love to do situation comedy - it's the best job in show business. ~ Patti LuPone,
362:If a great comedy landed on my doorstep, I would find it hard to say no. ~ Eric Bana,
363:I love comedy, and I think thats sort of what comes naturally to me. ~ Lauren Miller,
364:I love doing comedy - I get a laugh out of it, it's not so serious. ~ Carmen Electra,
365:I'm always doing comedy and will never hit up a 9-to-5 desk job. ~ Brandon T Jackson,
366:It's always been a dream of mine to be in a Woody Allen comedy. ~ Jennifer Carpenter,
367:I've always thought that comedy was just another dramatic expression. ~ Harold Ramis,
368:Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously. ~ Aristotle,
369:Comedy holds the greatest risk for an actor, and laughter is the reward. ~ Cary Grant,
370:Comedy is hostile to profundity, and brings everything to the surface. ~ Mason Cooley,
371:Comedy, such a lovely lady, she'll pick you up, you your feeling blue. ~ Adam Sandler,
372:I didn't know anything about acting, much less about acting in a comedy. ~ Desi Arnaz,
373:I hadn't really done a comedy other than The Ape since Freaks and Geeks. ~ Seth Rogen,
374:I love my comedy too much to bastardize it with bad romantic comedy. ~ Sandra Bullock,
375:I love Stewart Lee's 'Comedy Vehicle' on BBC2. The guy is a genius. ~ Jez Butterworth,
376:I love the idea of comedy in horror. I think this should be allowed. ~ Robert Englund,
377:I think comedy is the most difficult thing in the world, I really do. ~ Martha Graham,
378:I would love to do a comedy spoof, like a Spinal Tap kind of thing. ~ Matthew McGrory,
379:Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think. ~ Margaret Cho,
380:Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
381:MarkBaynard: You know what they say- dying is easy; comedy is hard. ~ Teresa Medeiros,
382:Status is always ripe for satire, status is always good for comedy. ~ Stephen Colbert,
383:Well I sure had been looking for a comedy for years without any success. ~ Val Kilmer,
384:A good comedy’s very hard to make, so good comic writing I really enjoy. ~ Colm Meaney,
385:As a dancer, I was always the physical comedy girl. I love it so much. ~ Anne Fletcher,
386:BETWEEN BIRTH AND BURIAL, WE FIND OURSELVES in a comedy of mysteries. If ~ Dean Koontz,
387:Comedy can be very freeing. Laughter truly is the best medicine. ~ Christina Applegate,
388:Comedy, in particular, is a tremendously powerful lever of social change. ~ Lindy West,
389:Comedy is the most difficult thing to do. Easily the most difficult. ~ Christopher Lee,
390:Human life is a comedy-one must play it seriously--Alexandre Kojeve ~ Alexandre Koj ve,
391:I did stand-up comedy for seventeen years. I need to explore other things. ~ Dane Cook,
392:I'd like to try different genres: comedy, period drama, rom-com, action. ~ Nina Dobrev,
393:I don't know about the romantic comedy route, although never say never. ~ Kristen Wiig,
394:I don't like the bullying, do-one-over style of comedy. It's so cheap. ~ Olivia Colman,
395:I feel like women are frequently seen as guests in the comedy world. ~ Chelsea Peretti,
396:I found I had the ability to do comedy. My timing was really inborn. ~ Yvonne De Carlo,
397:I know the new comedy god is surrealism, but it doesn't touch my heart. ~ Jenny Eclair,
398:I'm a big comedy nerd, so I'm always looking for the chance to be funny. ~ Colin Hanks,
399:I'm not a big believer in the sense of Jews having a monopoly on comedy. ~ Woody Allen,
400:I often say that ... I'm just involved in comedy, so I can be around it. ~ Judd Apatow,
401:Life is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. ~ Horace Walpole,
402:Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role! ~ Wei Wu Wei,
403:Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role. ~ Wei Wu Wei,
404:The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel ~ John le Carr,
405:Vegas means comedy, tragedy, happiness and sadness all at the same time. ~ Artie Lange,
406:Without comedy as a defense mechanism I wouldn't be able to survive. ~ Garry Shandling,
407:You're entering dangerous land when you start theorising about comedy. ~ Ade Edmondson,
408:A genius of comedy His talent brought joy and Laughter to all the world. ~ Oliver Hardy,
409:All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
410:Good comedy makes you laugh, and bad comedy makes people you hate laugh. ~ Brian Posehn,
411:I'd like to give every member of our cast a best supporting comedy Emmy. ~ David Mandel,
412:I'm not a comedian. I didn't study sketch comedy; my background isn't that. ~ Paul Rudd,
413:In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment. ~ Christopher Fry,
414:Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. ~ Daniel Goleman,
415:Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel. ~ Horace Walpole,
416:My portrayal of Fagin was all to do with my experience in comedy and revue. ~ Ron Moody,
417:Performing comedy, you develop a rhythm of ideas and laughs. I live for it. ~ Louis C K,
418:The more trouble you get a man into, the more comedy you get out of him. ~ Harold Lloyd,
419:The reason you often get in comedy is because you're not getting laid. ~ Demetri Martin,
420:All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
421:Comedy is just one of the many professions that women are taking over. ~ Natasha Leggero,
422:Comedy tends to come out of things which are quite painful and serious. ~ Helen Fielding,
423:I always loved comedy but I didn't start formally until I was in college. ~ Ana Gasteyer,
424:I love doing comedy. I did comedy for seven years on 'The King of Queens. ~ Lou Ferrigno,
425:In the world of comedy, having a partner is not the most unusual thing. ~ Bobby Farrelly,
426:I've been doing a lot of drama, but I feel like comedy is my strength. ~ Taraji P Henson,
427:So many people are in comedy because of difficult mothers or broken homes. ~ Judd Apatow,
428:The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel, ~ Kate Atkinson,
429:We didn't used to be so precious about women in comedy back in the old days. ~ Paul Feig,
430:What a fine comedy this world would be if one did not play a part in it. ~ Denis Diderot,
431:What begins with comedy ends with comedy... in my short view of the matter. ~ Gore Vidal,
432:Did I play my role well? If so, then applause, because the comedy is finished! ~ Augustus,
433:I never like to do parodies. I never do. It's just not my style of comedy. ~ Ivan Reitman,
434:I trained in Shakespeare, and that's all comedy, even when it's tragedy. ~ Olivia Thirlby,
435:It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway. ~ Alan Thicke,
436:Was that tragedy? Or was that comedy? Was there really any difference? ~ Orson Scott Card,
437:A comedy club is a place where you work out material, you're trying material. ~ Chris Rock,
438:Acting in a sitcom or a comedy movie is like a comedy routine with the setups. ~ Bill Burr,
439:Analysing comedy is like dissecting a frog. Nobody laughs and the frog dies. ~ Barry Cryer,
440:I don't see myself as part of an acting fraternity or a comedy fraternity. ~ Ricky Gervais,
441:I haven't really done a lot of comedy. It's something that terrifies me. ~ Tatiana Maslany,
442:I like to play different types roles, but I'd like to do a comedy next. ~ Jonny Lee Miller,
443:I think the possibility of continuing on a comedy is greater than a drama. ~ John Landgraf,
444:It was just at the end of the golden era of BBC comedy, which was fantastic. ~ John Leeson,
445:I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy. ~ Billy Joel,
446:The best comedy, I feel, comes in a drama because it balances each other out. ~ Ray Romano,
447:There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets? ~ Dick Cavett,
448:But as ever in life, wherever there is tragedy, you can often find comedy. ~ David Walliams,
449:Comedy always pushes some buttons, because it wouldn't be comedy if it didn't. ~ Beth Behrs,
450:Comedy Central does a really good job of finding totally different comedies. ~ Jillian Bell,
451:George Carlin is an influence on a generation. He made me want to do comedy. ~ Tracy Morgan,
452:I like to do things that are shocking or challenging for the sake of comedy. ~ Skylar Astin,
453:In addition to comedy, I'm a writer. I write checks. They're not very good. ~ Wendy Liebman,
454:In our world, all puns are beautiful and they are the highest form of comedy. ~ Greg Proops,
455:The great thing is that the funny side of getting old is fuel for my comedy. ~ Steve Coogan,
456:The truth is, I've denied it for years, but I love deconstructing comedy. ~ Sarah Silverman,
457:The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. ~ Horace Walpole,
458:When I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care. ~ Jessica Alba,
459:When I go to the movies, I like romance, comedy, and thrillers. I hate gore. ~ Peter Weller,
460:Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life. ~ Aristotle,
461:I know nothing about love and romance, so I prefer to stick to just comedy. ~ Sandra Bullock,
462:I love being around people who love to do what I love to do, which is comedy. ~ Tracy Morgan,
463:I love doing horror with comedy twists and I think it's a really fun genre. ~ Katrina Bowden,
464:I love doing sitcoms. I love doing comedy. I love the whole shooting match. ~ Rachael Harris,
465:I watch drama. I don't watch a lot of comedy. Watching comedy is like work. ~ Marta Kauffman,
466:I would say, when it comes to comedy, I think Matthew Broderick was great. ~ Roland Emmerich,
467:Maybe pretty women were always funny but only now decided to go into comedy. ~ Patricia Marx,
468:Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside. ~ Ernst Lubitsch,
469:The ladies of comedy now are comfortable dressing up. It's not forbidden anymore. ~ Tina Fey,
470:This hiatus coming up I'm looking at a comedy because I need the balance. ~ Khandi Alexander,
471:Well, comedy is a great weapon of attack. It's not a great weapon of support. ~ Eddie Izzard,
472:Comedy is crowded. There are hundreds of comedians in every place in the world. ~ Trevor Noah,
473:He is a [sane] man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head. ~ G K Chesterton,
474:I feel like all comedy does require a lack of vanity, but multi-cam, especially. ~ Anna Faris,
475:I feel like I work on scripts for comedy as well as dramatic stuff the same. ~ Rachael Harris,
476:If you work at comedy too laboriously, you can kill what's funny in the joke. ~ Richard Russo,
477:In general, comedy just isn’t an environment that lends itself toward happiness. ~ Lisa Rogak,
478:I think my strongest suit is comedy. I certainly have limits in other areas. ~ Emma Caulfield,
479:I think stand-up comedy is this - it's this kind of indulgence and narcissism. ~ Jim Gaffigan,
480:It's very difficult to make comedy work; I think it's a very underrated genre. ~ Andrew Scott,
481:I wear so many disguises on the show that only a real comedy fan might spot me. ~ Paul Putner,
482:Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy. To be alive means to have a sense of humor. ~ Rajneesh,
483:My favorite comedy is comedy where nothing is achieved and there is no point. ~ Conan O Brien,
484:The world is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think. ~ Taylor Caldwell,
485:You look across the board at comedy quiz shows, and they are mainly hosted by men. ~ Jo Brand,
486:Comedy and I were never strangers, it's just that I was doing a lot of drama. ~ Andre Braugher,
487:Comedy Central made their own awards show. They were named best comedy channel. ~ Andy Kindler,
488:Comedy teams are a real hard thing to do. That's why you don't see any of them. ~ Cheech Marin,
489:Drama comes more naturally to me. It's the comedy you really have to delve into. ~ Kathy Bates,
490:Good comedy helps people know they're not alone. Great comedy provides an answer. ~ Bill Hicks,
491:If I had to perform in a comedy club I would bomb; I would be trying too hard. ~ Henry Rollins,
492:I love comedy, because I like making fun of things even though they are dramatic. ~ Anne Heche,
493:I really think if you take away a character's obstacles then there's no comedy. ~ Kunal Nayyar,
494:I think horror comedies tend to skew more comedy than horror, for the most part. ~ Elijah Wood,
495:It's so laughable that it's somewhere beyond comedy and right into tragedy again. ~ Libba Bray,
496:I used to do a lot of comedy. I don't know what happened. I think it's my face. ~ Eddie Marsan,
497:I've always been interested in socially political, or overtly political, comedy. ~ John Oliver,
498:I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first. ~ David Walliams,
499:Stand-up comedy is a science. Every comedian is a psychology major, naturally. ~ Eddie Griffin,
500:The comedy in 'Star Trek' is always very subtle, if it's there at all. ~ Robert Duncan McNeill,

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   3 Philosophy
   1 Occultism
   1 Integral Yoga


   6 Sri Aurobindo
   5 The Mother
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche


   34 The Divine Comedy
   8 Poetics
   5 The Mothers Agenda
   5 Savitri
   2 Words Of The Mother III
   2 Twilight of the Idols


0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Mother, I need to unburden myself of all that is wringing my heart, and if the Divine exists somewhere, it is to him that I would like to express my profound disgust. For all this is profoundly scandalous, absurd and revolting. I know that the external world is absurd and that men live in it vainly; but the world of the Ashram is no less absurd, no less vain. 'Someone' is making fun of us,
  'someone' is deceiving us - for if truly there is some witness to this tragi-Comedy and if this whole world is his 'game,' it is a cruel game and he is a cheater, for he has all the cards in his hand and he pretends to make us play a game in which we are inevitably the losers - a game we cannot play, for we are helpless miserable, without strength, without light.
  

01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  With the Light that dwells near the dark end of things,
  In this tragi-Comedy of divine disguise,
  This long far seeking for joy ever near,

02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Artists minute of the hues of littleness,
  They set the mosaic of our Comedy
  Or plan the trivial tragedy of our days,

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    A twisted heart and a strange sombre smile
    Mocked at the sinister Comedy of life.
    Announcing the advent of a perilous Form

02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And all his squanderings of Nature's store,
  A stage for the Comedy of Ignorance.
  The world seemed a long aeonic failure's scene:

07.05_-_The_Finding_of_the_Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the mystery of its selecting will,
  In the Divine Comedy a participant,
  The Spirit's conscious representative,

1.01_-_'Imitation'_the_common_principle_of_the_Arts_of_Poetry., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  
  Epic poetry and Tragedy, Comedy also and Dithyrambic: poetry, and the music of the flute and of the lyre in most of their forms, are all in their general conception modes of imitation. They differ, however, from one: another in three respects,--the medium, the objects, the manner or mode of imitation, being in each case distinct.
  
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  There are, again, some arts which employ all the means above mentioned, namely, rhythm, tune, and metre. Such are Dithyrambic and Nomic poetry, and also Tragedy and Comedy; but between them the difference is, that in the first two cases these means are all employed in combination, in the latter, now one means is employed, now another.
  

1.01_-_The_Dark_Forest._The_Hill_of_Difficulty._The_Panther,_the_Lion,_and_the_Wolf._Virgil., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.01_-_The_Divine_and_The_Universe, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  But the Supreme Lord answers that the Comedy has not yet been completely played out, and He adds, Wait for the last act; no doubt you will change your mind.
  23 July 1958

1.02_-_The_Descent._Dante's_Protest_and_Virgil's_Appeal._The_Intercession_of_the_Three_Ladies_Benedight., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.02_-_The_Objects_of_Imitation., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  
  Now it is evident that each of the modes of imitation above mentioned will exhibit these differences, and become a distinct kind in imitating objects that are thus distinct. Such diversities may be found even in dancing, flute-playing, and lyre-playing. So again in language, whether prose or verse unaccompanied by music. Homer, for example, makes men better than they are; Cleophon as they are; Hegemon the Thasian, the inventor of parodies, and Nicochares, the author of the Deiliad, worse than they are. The same thing holds good of Dithyrambs and Nomes; here too one may portray different types, as Timotheus and Philoxenus differed in representing their Cyclopes. The same distinction marks off Tragedy from Comedy; for Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
  

1.03_-_The_Gate_of_Hell._The_Inefficient_or_Indifferent._Pope_Celestine_V._The_Shores_of_Acheron._Charon._The, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.03_-_The_Manner_of_Imitation., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  
  These, then, as we said at the beginning, are the three differences which distinguish artistic imitation,--the medium, the objects, and the manner. So that from one point of view, Sophocles is an imitator of the same kind as Homer--for both imitate higher types of character; from another point of view, of the same kind as Aristophanes--for both imitate persons acting and doing. Hence, some say, the name of 'drama' is given to such poems, as representing action. For the same reason the Dorians claim the invention both of Tragedy and Comedy. The claim to Comedy is put forward by the Megarians,--not only by those of Greece proper, who allege that it originated under their democracy, but also by the Megarians of Sicily, for the poet Epicharmus, who is much earlier than Chionides and Magnes, belonged to that country. Tragedy too is claimed by certain Dorians of the Peloponnese. In each case they appeal to the evidence of language. The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city. They add also that the Dorian word for 'doing' is {delta rho alpha nu}, and the Athenian, {pi rho alpha tau tau epsilon iota nu}.
  

1.04_-_The_First_Circle,_Limbo_Virtuous_Pagans_and_the_Unbaptized._The_Four_Poets,_Homer,_Horace,_Ovid,_and_Lucan._The_Noble_Castle_of_Philosophy., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.04_-_The_Origin_and_Development_of_Poetry., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  
  As, in the serious style, Homer is pre-eminent among poets, for he alone combined dramatic form with excellence of imitation, so he too first laid down the main lines of Comedy, by dramatising the ludicrous instead of writing personal satire. His Margites bears the same relation to Comedy that the Iliad and Odyssey do to Tragedy. But when Tragedy and Comedy came to light, the two classes of poets still followed their natural bent: the lampooners became writers of Comedy, and the Epic poets were succeeded by Tragedians, since the drama was a larger and higher form of art.
  
  Whether Tragedy has as yet perfected its proper types or not; and whether it is to be judged in itself, or in relation also to the audience,--this raises another question. Be that as it may, Tragedy--as also Comedy--was at first mere improvisation. The one originated with the authors of the Dithyramb, the other with those of the phallic songs, which are still in use in many of our cities. Tragedy advanced by slow degrees; each new element that showed itself was in turn developed.
  

1.05_-_Definition_of_the_Ludicrous,_and_a_brief_sketch_of_the_rise_of_Comedy., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  object:1.05 - Definition of the Ludicrous, and a brief sketch of the rise of Comedy.
  
  
  Comedy is, as we have said, an imitation of characters of a lower type, not, however, in the full sense of the word bad, the Ludicrous being merely a subdivision of the ugly. It consists in some defect or ugliness which is not painful or destructive. To take an obvious example, the comic mask is ugly and distorted, but does not imply pain.
  
  The successive changes through which Tragedy passed, and the authors of these changes, are well known, whereas Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously. It was late before the Archon granted a comic chorus to a poet; the performers were till then voluntary. Comedy had already taken definite shape when comic poets, distinctively so called, are heard of. Who furnished it with masks, or prologues, or increased the number of actors,--these and other similar details remain unknown. As for the plot, it came originally from Sicily; but of Athenian writers Crates was the first who, abandoning the 'iambic' or lampooning form, generalised his themes and plots.
  

1.05_-_Splitting_of_the_Spirit, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
  So I cried full of anger, But then my indignation must also come from you, and in me you are indignant against yourself My soul then spoke the ambiguous words: That is civil war. 104
  I was afflicted with pain and rage, and I answered back, How painful, my soul, to hear you use hollow words; I feel sick. Comedy and drivel but I yearn. I can also crawl through mud and the most despised banality. I can also eat dust; that is part of Hell. I do not yield, I am defiant. You can go on devising torments, spider-legged
  

1.05_-_The_Second_Circle_The_Wanton._Minos._The_Infernal_Hurricane._Francesca_da_Rimini., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.06_-_Definition_of_Tragedy., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  
  Of the poetry which imitates in hexameter verse, and of Comedy, we will speak hereafter. Let us now discuss Tragedy, resuming its formal definition, as resulting from what has been already said.
  

1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  always the sign of a mixture, and therefore always deceitful. Joy alone is true. Because only the "I" within us that embraces all existences and all possible opposites of existence is true. We suffer because we put things outside ourselves. When all is inside, all is joy, because there is no longer any gap anywhere.
  "But what about the 'Heart'?" we may protest. Well, isn't the heart in fact the most ambivalent place of all? It tires easily, too. And this is our third observation: Our capacity for joy is small, as is our capacity for suffering; we soon grow indifferent to the worst calamities. What waters of oblivion have not flowed over our greatest sorrows? We can contain very little of the great Force of Life we cannot withstand the charge, as Mother says; a mere breath beyond the limit, and we cry out with joy or pain, we weep, dance, or faint. It is always the same ambiguous Force that flows, and before long overflows. The Force of Life does not suffer; it is not troubled or exalted, evil or good it just is, flowing serenely, all-encompassing. All the contrary signs it assumes in us are the vestiges of our past evolution, when we were small and separate, when we needed to protect ourselves from this living enormity too intense for our size, and had to distinguish between "useful" and "harmful" vibrations, the ones getting a positive coefficient of pleasure or sympathy or good, the others a negative coefficient of suffering or repulsion or evil. But suffering is only a too great intensity of the same Force, and too intense a pleasure changes into its painful "opposite": They are conventions of our senses,73 says Sri Aurobindo. It only takes a slight shift of the needle of consciousness, says the Mother. To cosmic consciousness in its state of complete knowledge and complete experience all touches come as joy, Ananda.74 It is the narrowness and deficiency of consciousness that cause all our troubles, moral and even physical, as well as our impotence and the perpetual tragiComedy of our existence. But the remedy is not to starve the vital, as the moralists would have us do; it is to widen it; not to renounce, but to accept more, always more, and to extend one's consciousness. For such is the very sense of evolution.
  Basically, the only thing we must renounce is our ignorance and 73

1.06_-_The_Third_Circle_The_Gluttonous._Cerberus._The_Eternal_Rain._Ciacco._Florence., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.07_-_The_Fourth_Circle_The_Avaricious_and_the_Prodigal._Plutus._Fortune_and_her_Wheel._The_Fifth_Circle_The_Irascible_and_the_Sullen._Styx., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.08_-_Phlegyas._Philippo_Argenti._The_Gate_of_the_City_of_Dis., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.09_-_(Plot_continued.)_Dramatic_Unity., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  It is, moreover, evident from what has been said, that it is not the function of the poet to relate what has happened, but what may happen,--what is possible according to the law of probability or necessity. The poet and the historian differ not by writing in verse or in prose. The work of Herodotus might be put into verse, and it would still be a species of history, with metre no less than without it. The true difference is that one relates what has happened, the other what may happen. Poetry, therefore, is a more philosophical and a higher thing than history: for poetry tends to express the universal, history the particular. By the universal, I mean how a person of a certain type will on occasion speak or act, according to the law of probability or necessity; and it is this universality at which poetry aims in the names she attaches to the personages. The particular is--for example--what
  Alcibiades did or suffered. In Comedy this is already apparent: for here the poet first constructs the plot on the lines of probability, and then inserts characteristic names;--unlike the lampooners who write about particular individuals. But tragedians still keep to real names, the reason being that what is possible is credible: what has not happened we do not at once feel sure to be possible: but what has happened is manifestly possible: otherwise it would not have happened. Still there are even some tragedies in which there are only one or two well known names, the rest being fictitious. In others, none are well known, as in
  Agathon's Antheus, where incidents and names alike are fictitious, and yet they give none the less pleasure. We must not, therefore, at all costs keep to the received legends, which are the usual subjects of

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  of life itself. Everything precisely the opposite of the ghastly
  Comedy which Christianity has made of the hour of death. We should
  never forgive Christianity for having so abused the weakness of the
  --
  in the thick cotton wool of our humanitarianism which would shrink
  even from grazing a stone, would present a Comedy to Csar Borgia's
  contemporaries which would literally make them die of laughter. We are

1.09_-_The_Furies_and_Medusa._The_Angel._The_City_of_Dis._The_Sixth_Circle_Heresiarchs., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.10_-_Farinata_and_Cavalcante_de'_Cavalcanti._Discourse_on_the_Knowledge_of_the_Damned., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.11_-_The_Broken_Rocks._Pope_Anastasius._General_Description_of_the_Inferno_and_its_Divisions., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.12_-_The_Minotaur._The_Seventh_Circle_The_Violent._The_River_Phlegethon._The_Violent_against_their_Neighbours._The_Centaurs._Tyrants., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.13_-_(Plot_continued.)_What_constitutes_Tragic_Action., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Christianity
  Like the Odyssey, it has a double thread of plot, and also an opposite catastrophe for the good and for the bad. It is accounted the best because of the weakness of the spectators; for the poet is guided in what he writes by the wishes of his audience. The pleasure, however, thence derived is not the true tragic pleasure. It is proper rather to
  Comedy, where those who, in the piece, are the deadliest enemies--like
  Orestes and Aegisthus--quit the stage as friends at the close, and no one slays or is slain.

1.13_-_The_Wood_of_Thorns._The_Harpies._The_Violent_against_themselves._Suicides._Pier_della_Vigna._Lano_and_Jacopo_da_Sant'_Andrea., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.14_-_IMMORTALITY_AND_SURVIVAL, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  More precisely, good men spiritualize their mind-bodies; bad men incarnate and mentalize their spirits. The completely spiritualized mind-body is a Tathagata, who doesnt go anywhere when he dies, for the good reason that he is already, actually and consciously, where everyone has always potentially been without knowing. The person who has not, in this life, gone into Thusness, into the eternal principle of all states of being, goes at death into some particular state, either purgatorial or paradisal. In the Hindu scriptures and their commentaries several different kinds of posthumous salvation are distinguished. The thus-gone soul is completely delivered into complete union with the divine Ground; but it is also possible to achieve other kinds of mukti, or liberation, even while retaining a form of purified I-consciousness. The nature of any individuals deliverance after death depends upon three factors: the degree of holiness achieved by him while in the body, the particular aspect of the divine Reality to which he gave his primary allegiance, and the particular path he chose to follow. Similarly, in the Divine Comedy, Paradise has its various circles; but whereas in the oriental eschatologies the saved soul can go out of even sublimated individuality, out of survival even in some kind of celestial time, to a complete deliverance into the eternal, Dantes souls remain for ever where (after passing through the unmeritorious sufferings of purgatory) they find themselves as the result of their single incarnation in a body. Orthodox Christian doctrine does not admit the possibility, either in the posthumous state or in some other embodiment, of any further growth towards the ultimate perfection of a total union with the Godhead. But in the Hindu and Buddhist versions of the Perennial Philosophy the divine mercy is matched by the divine patience: both are infinite. For oriental theologians there is no eternal damnation; there are only purgatories and then an indefinite series of second chances to go forward towards not only mans, but the whole creations final endtotal reunion with the Ground of all being.
  

1.14_-_The_Sand_Waste_and_the_Rain_of_Fire._The_Violent_against_God._Capaneus._The_Statue_of_Time,_and_the_Four_Infernal_Rivers., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.15_-_Prayers, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
      Lord, without Thee life is a monstrosity. Without Thy Light,
      Thy Consciousness, Thy Beauty and Thy Force, all existence is a sinister and grotesque Comedy.
  

1.15_-_The_Violent_against_Nature._Brunetto_Latini., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.16_-_Guidoguerra,_Aldobrandi,_and_Rusticucci._Cataract_of_the_River_of_Blood., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  But here I cannot; and, Reader, by the notes
  Of this my Comedy to thee I swear,
  So may they not be void of lasting favour,

1.17_-_Geryon._The_Violent_against_Art._Usurers._Descent_into_the_Abyss_of_Malebolge., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.18_-_The_Eighth_Circle,_Malebolge_The_Fraudulent_and_the_Malicious._The_First_Bolgia_Seducers_and_Panders._Venedico_Caccianimico._Jason._The_Second_Bolgia_Flatterers._Allessio_Interminelli._Thais., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.19_-_The_Third_Bolgia_Simoniacs._Pope_Nicholas_III._Dante's_Reproof_of_corrupt_Prelates., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.20_-_The_Fourth_Bolgia_Soothsayers._Amphiaraus,_Tiresias,_Aruns,_Manto,_Eryphylus,_Michael_Scott,_Guido_Bonatti,_and_Asdente._Virgil_reproaches_Dante's_Pity., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.21_-_The_Fifth_Bolgia_Peculators._The_Elder_of_Santa_Zita._Malacoda_and_other_Devils., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  From bridge to bridge thus, speaking other things
  Of which my Comedy cares not to sing,
  We came along, and held the summit, when

1.22_-_Ciampolo,_Friar_Gomita,_and_Michael_Zanche._The_Malabranche_quarrel., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.23_-_Escape_from_the_Malabranche._The_Sixth_Bolgia_Hypocrites._Catalano_and_Loderingo._Caiaphas., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.24_-_The_Seventh_Bolgia_-_Thieves._Vanni_Fucci._Serpents., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.25_-_Vanni_Fucci's_Punishment._Agnello_Brunelleschi,_Buoso_degli_Abati,_Puccio_Sciancato,_Cianfa_de'_Donati,_and_Guercio_Cavalcanti., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.26_-_The_Eighth_Bolgia_Evil_Counsellors._Ulysses_and_Diomed._Ulysses'_Last_Voyage., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.27_-_Guido_da_Montefeltro._His_deception_by_Pope_Boniface_VIII., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.28_-_The_Ninth_Bolgia_Schismatics._Mahomet_and_Ali._Pier_da_Medicina,_Curio,_Mosca,_and_Bertrand_de_Born., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.29_-_Geri_del_Bello._The_Tenth_Bolgia_Alchemists._Griffolino_d'_Arezzo_and_Capocchino._The_many_people_and_the_divers_wounds, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.30_-_Other_Falsifiers_or_Forgers._Gianni_Schicchi,_Myrrha,_Adam_of_Brescia,_Potiphar's_Wife,_and_Sinon_of_Troy., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.31_-_The_Giants,_Nimrod,_Ephialtes,_and_Antaeus._Descent_to_Cocytus., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.32_-_The_Ninth_Circle_Traitors._The_Frozen_Lake_of_Cocytus._First_Division,_Caina_Traitors_to_their_Kindred._Camicion_de'_Pazzi._Second_Division,_Antenora_Traitors_to_their_Country._Dante_questions_Bocca_degli, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.33_-_Count_Ugolino_and_the_Archbishop_Ruggieri._The_Death_of_Count_Ugolino's_Sons., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.34_-_Fourth_Division_of_the_Ninth_Circle,_the_Judecca_Traitors_to_their_Lords_and_Benefactors._Lucifer,_Judas_Iscariot,_Brutus,_and_Cassius._The_Chasm_of_Lethe._The_Ascent., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity

1.63_-_Fear,_a_Bad_Astral_Vision, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    God bred the hounds and taketh His pleasure in the sport.
    This is the Comedy of Pan, that man should think he hunteth, while those hounds hunt him.
    This is the Tragedy of Man, when facing Love and Death he turns to bay.

2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Whoever might seek for signs pointing to the guiding fingers of an
  ironical deity behind the great Comedy of existence, would find no
  small argument in the _huge note of interrogation_ that is called

2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   its phenomenal basis inconscient and works itself out through process and labour and, when consciousness appears, through joy of being but also through pain of being. If the eternal creative
  Energy takes joy in that, has the Ananda of it (and without consciousness there can be no joy or Ananda), as a poet in the creation of his tragedy or Comedy, then that would be a sufficient explanation of the existence of this universe, though we would still have to seek for its significance, the reason of this choice of pain and labour.
  

7.6.12_-_The_Mother_of_God, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And change the tragedy of the ignorant world
  Into a Divine Comedy of joy
  

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  In short, Richard returned here with me. And that's when the tragi-Comedy began....
  I will tell you about it one day - fantastic!

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Actually, if you look at things closely, you're forced to conclude that the Lord is acting out a
  tremendous Comedy for Himself, that the Manifestation is a Comedy He's playing with and for Himself!
  He has put Himself in the role of spectator and He's watching Himself. And to watch Himself, He
  has to accept the notion of time and space - otherwise He can't watch Himself! And immediately the
  whole Comedy begins. But it's a Comedy and nothing more!
  And we're the puppets, eh! That's why we take it so seriously. But as soon as we stop being puppets,
  we realize it's a Comedy.
  
  --
  something and they don't know what it is. I've just had a very strong sense of this: we're all playing
  parts in the Comedy, but we don't know what the Comedy is, nor where it's going, where it's coming
  from, nor what it's all about. We just barely know (and poorly, at that) what we're supposed to do at a

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  an admirable Comedy! If I had the time to write, it could make utterly charming stories.
  But I'll have to find out what that bath is which comes repeatedly.

Agenda_Vol_6, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  then it [vital love] appears hollow, thin, empty: an appearance and a drama - more often a tragedy than
  a Comedy.
  All that you can say about it, all that you can explain about it is perfectly useless, because the one

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  wrong with you?!" But the medicine knows nothing about it, because depending on the case... Ah, let
  me tell you, it's a Comedy!
  And almost everything is like that, almost everything. And in the end... But I must say that two or

BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  TIMESTAMP
  Lets take a look at the structure of the book itself. The first thing about the Bible is that its a Comedy, and a Comedy has a happy ending. Thats a strange thing, because the Greek God stories were almost always tragic. The Bible is a Comedy. It has a happy ending. Everyone lives, and theres a heaven. What you think about that is a completely different issue. Im just telling you the structure of the story. Its something like, there was paradise at the beginning of time, and then some cataclysms occurred, and people fell into history. History is limitation, mortality, suffering, and self-consciousness. But theres a mode of beingor potentially the establishment of a statethat will transcend that, and thats what time is aiming at. Thats the idea of the story.
  

class, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     38 ZXA
     35 The Divine Comedy
     34 verb
  --
     3 Confucianism
     3 Comedy
     3 Carl Jung

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Disciple: Some maintain that as there is no story in Dantes Divine Comedy it is not an epic.
  

Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   57. ON THE NECESSITY OF THE WILL
   58. ON THE UNIVERSAL Comedy WHICH IS CALLED PAN
   59. ON THE BLINDNESS OF MEN
  --
   AN UNRAVELLING OF THIS KNOT
   ON THE Comedy WHICH IS CALLED PAN
   ON THE GAME OF LOVE
  --
   the Beginning.
   DE COMEDIA UNIVERSA, QUAE DICTUR PAN. (On the Universal Comedy which is
   called Pan)
  --
   Inheritance.
   DE COMEDIA, QUAE DICTUR. (On the Comedy which is Called Pan)
   Subtler than the Serpent of Hermes, o my Son, is this Way of Restraint
   of Art, and thou shalt meet therein with the God Pan, and have him to
   thy Playmate. So shalt thou devise Comedy and Tragedy, as it were
   Settings for the Jewel of thy Will, to enhance the Beauty thereof, and

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   realities of movement and of life. We shall also invite the great poets
   of the future to create once more the divine Comedy, no longer
   according to the dreams of man, but according to the mathematics of
  --
     "You frighten me. Of what sacrilege, if you please?"
     "Of an unworthy Comedy that I am supposed to have played in order to
     deceive two children, on the mountain of the Salette."

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  and the smile of the criminally insane. The Great and Terrible Mother stars in every horror movie, every
  black Comedy; she lies in wait for the purposefully ignorant like a crocodile waits in the bog. She is the
  mystery of life that can never be mastered; she grows ever more menacing with every retreat.
  --
  The very name has an uncanny aspect: horrifying, ironical, allegorical. Camp that is summer sun and
  holiday, satirical Comedy and masquerade, military rule, obedience and efficiency: death camp the very
  devils idea of a joke, of camp; black humor and vacation paradise; the dystopian state induced in reality by
  --
  repentance, then by a rise through deliverance to a point more or less on the level from which the descent began.
  This U-shaped pattern, approximate as it is, recurs in literature as the standard shape of Comedy, where a series of
  misfortunes and misunderstandings brings the action to a threateningly low point, after which some fortunate twist
  in the plot sends the conclusion up to a happy ending. The entire Bible, viewed as a divine Comedy, is contained
  within a U-shaped story of this sort, one in which man, as explained, loses the tree and water of life at the beginning

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  and Draupadi...
  SRI AUROBINDO: Nonsense! It is something like Byron's joke on Dante's Divine Comedy, that Beatrice was a mathematical figure.
  PURANI: Critics say that in the future the epic will be more and more subjective.
  --
  answer it.
  PURANI: Some maintain that as there is no story in the Divine Comedy, it is
  not an epic.

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  
  The bibliography of Greig's Psychology of Laughter and Comedy,
  published in 1923, mentioned three hundred and sixty-three tides of
  --
  gods or suspended on his own chromosomes and glands. In the neutral
  zone between Comedy and tragedy philosophers have been tireless in
  their efforts to reconcile the two conflicting aspects of the human
  --
  It is the aggressive element, the detached malice of the parodist,
  which turns pathos into bathos, tragedy into Comedy. It may be com-
  bined with affection, as in friendly teasing; in civilized humour aggres-
  --
  You Like It and Leonora in Fidelio are both disguised as men, yet in
  one case the result is drama, in another Comedy. The technique of
  creating character-types is also shared by both: in the classical form of
  tragedy, whether Greek, Indian, or Japanese, characterization is often
  achieved by standardized masks; in the Comedy, down to Moliere,
  by the creation of types: the miser, the glutton, the hypocrite, the
  --
  on which they are hinged is the dens ex machina, the intervention of
  providence in both tragedy and Comedy; and, needless to say, lucky
  hazards play an equally conspicuous part in the history of scientific
  --
  As we move across the panel towards the right, this ratio changes, and
  is ultimately reversed. In the higher forms of Comedy, satire, and irony
  the message is couched in implicit and oblique terms; the joke gradually
  --
  puppet on strings or Jack-in-the-Box was again seen as tri-valent.
  Impersonation is used both in Comedy and tragedy; but in between them
  the medicine man in his mask, the cassocked priest in the confessional,
  --
  
  That excursion was something of a Comedy of errors which
  
  --
  I have mentioned discoveries which were the happy outcome of a
  Comedy of errors. No less frequent are those tragedies in the history of
  thought, where the right kind of intuition begets wrong results- faulty
  --
  wisdom is growing If I hut persevere I shall he all-knowing/ His
  modern incarnations are the Herr Professor of German Comedy,
  and the mummified dons of Anglo-Saxon fiction. At his worst, he
  --
  
  The classic responses to Comedy and tragedy are laughter and
  weeping. Both are overflow channels for the disposal of
  --
  
  In the Comedy, the accumulation of suspense, and its subsequent annihi-
  lation in laughter take place at distincdy separate stages (although the
  --
  ment in Samara type, apparent coincidences are the means by which
  destiny defeats the will of man (cf. coincidence in Comedy, p. 78). In
  Christian theology, the ways of God become less arbitrary, but more
  --
  Gregory, J. C, The Nature of Laughter. London: K. Paul, 1924-
  Greig, J. Y. T The Psychology of Laughter and Comedy. London: G. Allen H
  

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