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Irony Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Irony:

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
~ Karl Kraus.

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
~ Robert A. Heinlein.

A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke.
~ Arthur Miller.

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.
~ Jessamyn West.

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
~ Charles Lamb.

His wit and irony - particularly when he uses them to condemn superstition - are inimitable.
~ Bertrand Russell.

Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
~ Edwin P. Whipple.

Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.
~ John Weiss.

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
~ Anatole France.

It is a fitting irony that under Richard Nixon, "launder" became a dirty word.
~ William Zinsser.

My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.
~ Jack Nicholson.

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
~ Samuel Butler.

What can this piece of paper do; imagine?
~ Alamgir Hashmi.

With supreme irony, the war to "make the world safe for democracy" ended by leaving democracy more unsafe in the world than at any time since the collapse of the revolutions of 1848.
~ James Harvey Robinson.

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
~ Agnes Repplier.

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.
~ W. Somerset Maugham.

Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do.
~ Soren Kierkegaard.

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