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Quote Left Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. Quote Right
Quote Left Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony. Quote Right
Quote Left If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. Quote Right
Quote Left Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves. Quote Right
Quote Left To me, the irony of this involvement with size, as I observed earlier, is the unwillingness or inability of so many Americans to identify themselves with something as vast as the United States. Bigger cars, bigger parking lots, bigger corporate structures, bigger farms, bigger drug stores, bigger supermarkets, bigger motion-picture screens. The tangible and the functional expand, while the intangible and the beautiful shrink. Left to wither is the national purpose, national educational needs, literature and theater, and our critical faculties. The national dialogue is gradually being lost in a froth of misleading self-congratulation and cliche. National needs and interests are slowly being submerged by the national preoccupation with the irrelevant. Quote Right
Quote Left An old man turned ninety-eight He won the lottery and died the next day It's a black fly in your Chardonnay It's a death row pardon two minutes too late It's a traffic jam when you're already late It's a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife It's meeting the man of my dreams And then meeting his beautiful wife. Quote Right
Quote Left What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around. Quote Right
Quote Left If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will Lose its freedom and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. Quote Right
Quote Left Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do. He who does not understand irony and has no ear for its whispering lacks of what might called the absolute beginning of the personal life. He lacks what at moments is indispensable for the personal life, lacks both the regeneration and rejuvenation, the cleaning baptism of irony that redeems the soul from having its life in finitude though living boldly and energetically in finitude. Quote Right
Quote Left If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that more. Quote Right
Quote Left Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value. Quote Right
Quote Left A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed ... Quote Right
Quote Left You are learning many social cues and nuances that you didn't pick up on when you were younger, such as irony and sarcasm, and these can work for and against you. At this point in your life, you may misinterpret a comment that was made as a compliment because you mistook it as sarcasm. What your friends say has a huge impact. You are constantly wondering, 'What did he mean by that?' or 'How do I look?' These feelings are common to everyone but are critical to teenagers because they are torn two ways. It is equally important for you to be an individual and to fit in. Quote Right
Quote Left I suppose that's one of the ironies of life—doing the wrong thing at the right moment. Quote Right
Quote Left What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around. Quote Right
Quote Left A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. Quote Right
Quote Left A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke. Quote Right
Quote Left A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. Quote Right
Quote Left Morpheus Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. Quote Right
Quote Left Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot. Quote Right
Quote Left The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. Quote Right
Quote Left Neither irony or sarcasm is argument. Quote Right
Quote Left My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a- bitch. Quote Right
Quote Left My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch. Quote Right
Quote Left Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time. Quote Right
Quote Left Humor does not include sarcasm, invalid irony, sardonicism, innuendo, or any other form of cruelty. When these things are raised to a high point they can become wit, but unlike the French and the English, we have not been much good at wit since the days of Benjamin Franklin. Quote Right
Quote Left So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart. Quote Right
Quote Left Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. Quote Right
Quote Left Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment. Quote Right
Quote Left Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. Quote Right
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Member Quotes About Irony

Quote Left If Trump gets removed from office and Pence swept out along with him, Pelosi becomes President automatically. Succession irony. Quote Right
Quote Left We never leave today and we never reach tomorrow yet somehow we get older, the life of irony Quote Right
Quote Left Irony is the monosodium glutamate of writing. Quote Right
Quote Left Isn't it an irony that we have people marching in US cities saying, free the nipple, and on the news yesterday, it was reported Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine is now covering it up. Say What? Quote Right
Quote Left They call it the criminal correctional facility, but the irony is there's nothing correctional about it. Quote Right