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Satire quotes by Tom Lucas
#1. I know what ails you. #Quote by Tom Lucas
Satire quotes by Virginia Woolf
#2. The whole of Victorian literature done up in grey paper & neatly tied with string #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Satire quotes by Angela Thirkell
#3. ...And of course they'll get their milk from us, because Gooch's milk in the village really can't be trusted. I do hope, Henry, the vicarage drains are all right if Martin is to go there, because the French are rather vague about drains.'

'Yes, but darling, they aren't bringing their drains with them'... #Quote by Angela Thirkell
Satire quotes by Adolph Green
#4. We've managed to keep a spirit of fun, I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting angles to the ways of life to put on the stage. #Quote by Adolph Green
Satire quotes by Libba Bray
#5. Miss New Mexico stared, dumbfounded. "Stand out? Stand out? I have a freaking tray stuck in my forehead!" She broke into fresh sobs.
Taylor clapped for attention. "Miss New Mexico, let's not get all down in the bummer basement where the creepy things live. There are people in heathen China who don't even have airline trays. We have a lot to be grateful for. #Quote by Libba Bray
Satire quotes by Tommy Smothers
#6. You can say the dirty words now, but there is no content - political satire is limited to small podiums and little soap boxes. #Quote by Tommy Smothers
Satire quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
#7. The highest genius never flowers in satire, but culminates in sympathy with that which is best in human nature, and appeals to it. #Quote by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Satire quotes by Isaac Hayes
#8. There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins. #Quote by Isaac Hayes
Satire quotes by Michel Templet
#9. Obama's plan for "change": Let's do everything Bush did, only with more suck! Because it just didn't suck badly enough the first time! #Quote by Michel Templet
Satire quotes by Edmund Waller
#10. Lampoons, like squibs, may make a present blaze; but time and thunder pay respect to bays. #Quote by Edmund Waller
Satire quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#11. Not every single way of saying the right thing is right. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Satire quotes by George Orwell
#12. Processions, meetings, military parades, lectures, waxwork displays, film shows, telescreen programs all had to be organized; stands had to be erected, effigies built, slogans coined, songs written, rumours circulated, photographs faked. #Quote by George Orwell
Satire quotes by Seinfeld 2000
#13. U.S. Presedent Barack Sadam Husene Obame sit in the darkened Oval Ofice at 2 a.m. wearing hes traditienel Kenyan roabe.
He take one last bite of the Chicago style deep dish pizza that he has flown to him every day on the Amerecan tax payer's dime and wipe the grease off his mouth with the U.S. consititutien.
He get up and walk to desk, where he keeps the Kenyan black magic crystle ball. Its black glow iluminate his face.
"Eeny, meeny, miney, mo - which basic U.S. freedoms are next to go?" he say aloud to no one and every one at the same time.
Then he flash that trade mark Bary Obame million doller grin as a crack of lightning sound in the distence. #Quote by Seinfeld 2000
Satire quotes by Edgar Johnson
#14. A satirist is never certain whether he/she will be acclaimed or punished. #Quote by Edgar Johnson
Satire quotes by Saira Viola
#15. Was a combo of Sal Dali and Ronald McDonald. A fringe celeb wheeled out for Tv appearances. #Quote by Saira Viola
Satire quotes by Steven Pinker
#16. One way to drive home the futility and evil of war is to tap the distancing power of satire. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Satire quotes by Rose Wynters
#17. Ryker, you ride with Orlando," Ryker mocked in a snarky voice as he turned to the other man. He gestured toward the Pinto with a look of revulsion on his rugged face. "How the hell does he expect both of us to fit into that tiny metal trap? Even if we could squeeze in, the tires will probably pop. In fact, let's just carry it over. It'll be faster that way. #Quote by Rose Wynters
Satire quotes by Mercedes Lackey
#18. If they projected the fact that they are dangerous any harder, there would be little puddles of "danger" on the floor around them. Look, it's "danger", don't step in it! #Quote by Mercedes Lackey
Satire quotes by Kathy Bryson
#19. Don't pinch that guy's ass. He's a leprechaun. #Quote by Kathy Bryson
Satire quotes by Mike Bartos
#20. The old joke is that psychiatrists are doctors who can't stand the sight of blood. Maybe they can't stand it, but if they work where I work, they damn well better get used to it.
At least surgeons and prizefighters get to wear gloves #Quote by Mike Bartos
Satire quotes by Robin Williams
#21. People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House. #Quote by Robin Williams
Satire quotes by Voltaire
#22. I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it."

(Letter to Étienne Noël Damilaville, May 16, 1767) #Quote by Voltaire
Satire quotes by Jason Porter
#23. ...I could feel her burrowing into my heart. I didn't know if the burrowing was like a kitten cuddling up to its mother or if it was like a chigger depositing its larvae underneath the skin of my ankles. #Quote by Jason Porter
Satire quotes by Trevanian
#24. It's not Americans I find annoying; it's Americanism: a social disease of the postindustrial world that must inevitably infect each of the mercantile nations in turn, and is called 'American' only because your nation is the most advanced case of the malady, much as one speaks of Spanish flu, or Japanese Type-B encephalitis. It's symptoms are a loss of work ethic, a shrinking of inner resources, and a constant need for external stimulation, followed by spiritual decay and moral narcosis. You can recognize the victim by his constant efforts to get in touch with himself, to believe his spiritual feebleness is an interesting psychological warp, to construe his fleeing from responsibility as evidence that he and his life are uniquely open to new experiences. In the later stages, the sufferer is reduced to seeking that most trivial of human activities: fun. #Quote by Trevanian
Satire quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#25. In his book The Captive Mind, written in 1951-2 and published in the West in 1953, the Polish poet and essayist Czeslaw Milosz paid Orwell one of the greatest compliments that one writer has ever bestowed upon another. Milosz had seen the Stalinisation of Eastern Europe from the inside, as a cultural official. He wrote, of his fellow-sufferers:

A few have become acquainted with Orwell's 1984; because it is both difficult to obtain and dangerous to possess, it is known only to certain members of the Inner Party. Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire. Such a form of writing is forbidden by the New Faith because allegory, by nature manifold in meaning, would trespass beyond the prescriptions of socialist realism and the demands of the censor. Even those who know Orwell only by hearsay are amazed that a writer who never lived in Russia should have so keen a perception into its life.

Only one or two years after Orwell's death, in other words, his book about a secret book circulated only within the Inner Party was itself a secret book circulated only within the Inner Party. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Satire quotes by Lance Blomgren
#26. 5236 rue St. Urbain

The baby girl was a quick learner, having synthesized a full range of traits of both of her parents, the charming and the devious. Of all the toddlers in the neighbourhood, she was the first to learn to read and also the first to tear out the pages. Within months she mastered the grilling of the steaks and soon thereafter presented reasons to not grill the steaks. She was the first to promote a new visceral style of physical comedy as a means of reinvigorate the social potential of satire, and the first to declare the movement over. She appreciated the qualities of movement and speed, but also understood the necessity of slowness and leisure. She quickly learned the importance of ladders. She invented games with numerous chess-boards, matches and glasses of unfinished wine.

Her parents, being both responsible and duplicitous people, came up with a plan to protect themselves, their apartment and belongings, while also providing an environment to encourage the open development of their daughter's obvious talents. They scheduled time off work, put on their pajamas and let the routines of the apartment go. They put their most cherished books right at her eye-level and gave her a chrome lighter. They blended the contents of the fridge and poured it into bowls they left on the floor. They took to napping in the living room, waking only to wipe their noses on the picture books and look blankly at the costumed characters on the TV shows. They #Quote by Lance Blomgren
Satire quotes by Scott B. Pruden
#27. By the standards of a tourist strolling past looking for a quick lunch, the place was a dive. The sign on the window was small and easy to miss, and the antique feel of the place wasn't the prepackaged, old-shit-on-the-wall nostalgia that came with so many chain restaurants. The cafe was just old, and everything about it said old. But Jon liked it that way, if only because it kept the tourists away and spared him from hearing imported ignorance when there was plenty of local ignorance to go around. #Quote by Scott B. Pruden
Satire quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#28. SATIRE, n. An obsolete kind of literary composition in which the vices and follies of the author's enemies were expounded with imperfect tenderness. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Satire quotes by David Sedaris
#29. My mother was, for the most part, delighted with my brother and regarded him with the bemused curiosity of a brood hen discovering she has hatched a completely different species. 'I think it was very nice of Paul to give me this vase,' she once said, arranging a bouquet of wildflowers into the skull-shaped bong my brother had left on the kitchen table. 'It's nontraditional, but that's the Rooster's way. He's a free spirit, and we're lucky to have him. #Quote by David Sedaris
Satire quotes by Bonnie Raitt
#30. A lot of political music to me can be rather pedantic and corny, and when it's done right - like Bruce Springsteen or Jackson Browne or great satire from Randy Newman, there's nothing better. #Quote by Bonnie Raitt
Satire quotes by Brien Pittman
#31. Did your parents have any children that weren't retarded, or were you just repeatedly dropped on your head? #Quote by Brien Pittman
Satire quotes by Corrine Jackson
#32. A first edition of Peter Pan appeared gift-wrapped on my bed - Lucy admitted that Asher had drafted her to help deliver that present. #Quote by Corrine Jackson
Satire quotes by St John Morris
#33. Your toaster's a puff. #Quote by St John Morris
Satire quotes by Voltaire
#34. What a pessimist you are!" exclaimed Candide.
"That is because I know what life is," said Martin. #Quote by Voltaire
Satire quotes by Rory Bremner
#35. I think comedy and satire are a very important part of democracy, and it's important we are able to laugh at the idiosyncrasies or the follies or vanities of people in power. #Quote by Rory Bremner
Satire quotes by Vladimir Lorchenkov
#36. Do whatever you want, as long as you say you want to be a part of Europe. And then you'll get away with anything. Look, the Albanians do God knows what. They sell weapons and women, they take hostages. And the world forgives then, as long as they're pro-Europe and pro-NATO. They'll forgive us, too. That's the trend in today's world. #Quote by Vladimir Lorchenkov
Satire quotes by C.Z. Hazard
#37. Human Millipede 6 was the highest-grossing movie of the summer and returned Nicholas Cage to Oscar-winning status. #Quote by C.Z. Hazard
Satire quotes by Bonnie Daly
#38. Proceed with caution when you befriend a writer, for if you fall out of their good graces they have the delightful capability of doing any number of dastardly things to you upon the written page. #Quote by Bonnie Daly
Satire quotes by Alexander Pope
#39. Poetic justice, with her lifted scale,
Where, in nice balance, truth with gold she weighs,
And solid pudding against empty praise.
Here she beholds the chaos dark and deep,
Where nameless somethings in their causes sleep,
Till genial Jacob, or a warm third day,
Call forth each mass, a poem, or a play:
How hints, like spawn, scarce quick in embryo lie,
How new-born nonsense first is taught to cry. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Satire quotes by C.D. Payne
#40. As much as I think about sex, I can only with extreme difficulty conceive of myself actually performing the act. And here's another thing I wonder about. How could you ever look a girl in the eye after you've had your winkie up her wendell? I mean, doesn't that render normal social conversation impossible? Apparently not. #Quote by C.D. Payne
Satire quotes by Stephen Collins
#41. Beneath the skin of everything is something nobody can know. #Quote by Stephen Collins
Satire quotes by Marietta Rodgers
#42. The misnomer is that satirists are pessimists, or even misanthropes, but usually it is just a way to unlock human potential. #Quote by Marietta Rodgers
Satire quotes by Taiyo Fujii
#43. Leave it to the Americans to use love as a motivational tool while challenging insects to declare whether they are with you or against you. #Quote by Taiyo Fujii
Satire quotes by Stephen Colbert
#44. Don't let your girlfriend cut your hair! #Quote by Stephen Colbert
Satire quotes by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
#45. Tis obvious that you're easily…" She paused, searching for a more sarcastic and descriptive word than "encouraged."
"Aroused?" he queried.
Erienne gasped. "Certainly not!"
"Have you changed your mind? You said at a twitch of a skirt…"
"I know what I said!"
"The subject seems to be on your mind quite a bit, my lady."
"I wonder why," she retorted with unmistakable satire. It was impossible to ignore the manly feel of him against her.
"Because you lust after my body?" he asked, feigning innocence.
Erienne caught her breath in outrage. "I am a married woman, sir!"
He heaved a laborious sigh. "Here we go again!"
"Oh, you buffoon! Why don't you leave me alone?"
"Did I ask you to follow me?" he protested.
She groaned aloud in frustration. "I'm sorry I did!"
"Were you bruised?" He snuggled her closer against his body. "You feel all right to me."
"Christopher, if I weren't so afraid of this horse, I'd slap you," she threatened.
"Why? I only inquired of your health."
"Because you make free with your hands! Now, stop that!" She threw away the hand that had settled on her thigh. "Don't you ever get tired of playing the rake?"
"The sport warms and excites me, madam," he said, chuckling in her ear.

-Erienne & Christopher #Quote by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Satire quotes by Andi James Chamberlain
#46. An avalanche is just a snowflake that got pissed off. #Quote by Andi James Chamberlain
Satire quotes by Jonathan Kieran
#47. I'm a kindhearted but highly competitive pragmatist. When I seek to win something, I always make certain it's never at the expense of anything more serious than the inadequate efforts of others. #Quote by Jonathan Kieran
Satire quotes by Leonard Wibberley
#48. World opinion, though sharply divided on nuclear tests and the risk of atmospheric pollution, could congratulate itself on being united in its opposition to cannibalism. No country in the world was prepared to support the custom of eating the dead, though the right of governments to kill people, individually or by hundreds of thousands, was not questioned for a moment. #Quote by Leonard Wibberley
Satire quotes by Eminem
#49. I don't do 'black music,' I don't do 'white music' ... I make fight music, for high school kids. #Quote by Eminem
Satire quotes by Leo Rosten
#50. Satire is focused bitterness. #Quote by Leo Rosten
Satire quotes by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
#51. Every mother want her children to be like their father; except politicians #Quote by Rassool Jibraeel Snyman
Satire quotes by Tim Crouch
#52. There is a satire that exists in 'My Arm,' but there is also an honoring of some of the stronger ideas that I've raided from visual art. #Quote by Tim Crouch
Satire quotes by Angela Thirkell
#53. I do not dance,' said Jean-Claude, who had forsworn that exercise for much the same reasons as Miss Stevenson.

But here he spoke too soon, for Lady Dorothy Bingham, merciless to what she called 'ballroom skulkers', saw him standing about, ordered John to introduce him to her, and became his patroness.

Not till he had miserably danced twice with her and once with each of the twins did he have the brilliant idea of introducing her to his mother. The master minds met, and recognised each other, and for the greater part of the evening they discussed the care and subjugation of a family... #Quote by Angela Thirkell
Satire quotes by Anno Nomius
#54. to leaders - people are emotional and you can take them for a ride as long as they continue to be gullible #Quote by Anno Nomius
Satire quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#55. I have been told the best things in life are free ~ I found them very expensive. #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
Satire quotes by Bryanna Reid
#56. - Why did blondes vote for Clinton?
- They didn't know how to read and thought she can make their life hilarious! #Quote by Bryanna Reid
Satire quotes by Rupert Dreyfus
#57. I like to judge people and it was clear to me that Colin's life has been about as exciting as a cluster headache. You can tell this just from his humour tumour which runs through every conversation you have with him. I got the impression that Colin had arrived at his early fifties resenting the fact that he's spent his entire career worshiping at the altar of Dynasty PLC. But he is now so indoctrinated by the world of corporate banking that he's forgotten how to express the real him.

This is what a life working for large corporations does to people. The workplace is a place not to be you; it's a place to be the corporate you. The you that doesn't really exist. We all see this corporate you and pretend that it's a normal part of life. But we know that something isn't quite right. We know that the real you is slowly fading away like old wallpaper. The corporate you is a myth; just like Icarus. And yet we are powerless against it. All of us are powerless against the wrath of the corporate world. #Quote by Rupert Dreyfus
Satire quotes by Martin Amis
#58. The universe is a million billion light-years wide, and every inch of it would kill you if you went there. This is the position of the universe with regards to human life. #Quote by Martin Amis
Satire quotes by Vladimir Lorchenkov
#59. Then why do they come?"
Buonarroti shrugged his shoulders.
"Because things are in such a bad way in their homeland, they're ready to flee into a black hole in space, to a concentration camp, to the Sargasso Sea of international criminal brigands."
"Between the devil and the deep blue sea," said the new consul, demonstrating his knowledge of international idioms. #Quote by Vladimir Lorchenkov
Satire quotes by Mark Russell
#60. When you trick somebody into participating in a small-time fraud, it's called a 'scam.' But when the scam is so big that people have no choice but to participate, it's called 'economics. #Quote by Mark Russell
Satire quotes by Christian Nestell Bovee
#61. Satire is an abuse of wit. It corrects few evils. #Quote by Christian Nestell Bovee
Satire quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#62. There are so many problems to solve on this planet first before we begin to trash other worlds. #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
Satire quotes by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
#63. But satire, ever moral, ever new, Delights the reader and instructs him, too. She, if good sense refine her sterling page, Oft shakes some rooted folly of the age. #Quote by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Satire quotes by Dan Simmons
#64. Tyrena did not laugh again but her smile slashed upward in a twist of green lips. "Martin, Martin, Martin," she said, "the population of literate people has been declining steadily since Gutenberg's day. By the twentieth century, less than two percent of the people in the so-called industrialized democracies read even one book a year. And that was before the smart machines, dataspheres, and user-friendly environments. #Quote by Dan Simmons
Satire quotes by Marie Guillaume
#65. If you live your life with passion, every second will become an adventure. #Quote by Marie Guillaume
Satire quotes by Ottessa Moshfegh
#66. Tell me everything!" she'd cry, salivating. Poor Reva. She might actually have thought I was capable of sharing things. "Friends forever?" She'd want us to make some sacred pact. She always wanted to make pacts. "Let's make a pact to have brunch at least twice a month. Let's promise to go for a walk through Central Park every Saturday. Let's have a daily call-time. Will you swear to take a ski trip this year? It burns so many calories. #Quote by Ottessa Moshfegh
Satire quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#67. Satire is at once the most agreeable and most dangerous of mental qualities. It always pleases when it is refined, but we always fear those who use it too much; yet satire should be allowed when unmixed with spite, and when the person satirized can join in the satire. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Satire quotes by Faramarz Ashenai Ghasemi
#68. An evergreen flower is never scared of the upcoming fall. #Quote by Faramarz Ashenai Ghasemi
Satire quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#69. It is a frightful satire and an epigram on the modern age that the only use it knows for solitude is to make it a punishment, a jail sentence. #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Satire quotes by Terry Pratchett
#70. You know, you're rather amusingly wrong. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Satire quotes by Salman Rushdie
#71. The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Satire quotes by Dylan Callens
#72. We should have smashed through the door long ago," grunted Thor. Everyone had always thought of Thor as Lennie from Of Mice and Men: too big and too slow. The chief difference being that while Lenny accidentally hugged little animals to death, Thor had a penchant for beating the shit out of them with his war hammer, Mjolnir. #Quote by Dylan Callens
Satire quotes by Salman Rushdie
#73. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Satire quotes by E.F. Benson
#74. She ran her hands, butterfly fashion, over the keys.

"A little morsel of Stravinski?" she said.

It was in the middle of the morsel that Adele came in and found Lucia playing Stravinski to Mr. Greatorex. The position seemed to be away, away beyond her orbit altogether, and she merely waited with undiminished faith in Lucia, to see what would happen when Lucia became aware to whom she was playing. . . . It was a longish morsel, too: more like a meal than a morsel, and it was also remarkably like a muddle. Finally, Lucia made an optimistic attempt at the double chromatic scale in divergent directions which brought it to an end, and laughed gaily.

"My poor fingers," she said. "Delicious piano, dear Adele. I love a Bechstein; that was a little morsel of Stravinski. Hectic perhaps, do you think? But so true to the modern idea: little feverish excursions: little bits of tunes, and nothing worked out. But I always say that there is something in Stravinski, if you study him. How I worked at that little piece, and I'm afraid it's far from perfect yet."

Lucia played one more little run with her right hand, while she cudgelled her brain to remember where she had seen this man before, and turned round on the music-stool. She felt sure he was an artist of some kind, and she did not want to ask Adele to introduce him, for that would look as if she did not know everybody. She tried pictures next.

"In Art I always think that the Stravinsk #Quote by E.F. Benson
Satire quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#75. Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Satire quotes by Karl Kraus
#76. Satires which the censor can understand are justly forbidden #Quote by Karl Kraus
Satire quotes by Ted Gargiulo
#77. My new story collection won't please everyone, nor was it meant to. Then again, not everybody lives in my world. If they did, I'd have to move out and find another world to write about. #Quote by Ted Gargiulo
Satire quotes by Salman Rushdie
#78. Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. 'Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning 'fear of religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect."

[I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, as We All Must (Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015)] #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Satire quotes by Nenia Campbell
#79. Lisa blamed Twilight, and the preconceived notions about men (especially dangerous men) that it tended to form in the impressionable adolescent mind. #Quote by Nenia Campbell
Satire quotes by E.F. Benson
#80. It was getting very clear then (and during this week Riseholme naturally thought of nothing else) that Lucia designed a longer residence in the garish metropolis than she had admitted. Since she chose to give no information on the subject, mere pride and scorn of vulgar curiosity forebade anyone to ask her, though of course it was quite proper (indeed a matter of duty) to probe the matter to the bottom by every other means in your power, and as these bits of evidence pieced themselves together, Riseholme began to take a very gloomy view of Lucia's real nature. On the whole it was felt that Mrs. Boucher, when she paused in her bath-chair as it was being wheeled round the green, nodding her head very emphatically, and bawling into Mrs. Antrobus's ear-trumpet, reflected public opinion.

"She's deserting Riseholme and all her friends," said Mrs. Boucher, "that's what she's doing. She means to cut a dash in London, and lead London by the nose. There'll be fashionable parties, you'll see, there'll be paragraphs, and then when the season's over she'll come back and swagger about them. For my part I shall take no interest in them. Perhaps she'll bring down some of her smart friends for a Saturday till Monday. There'll be Dukes and Duchesses at The Hurst. That's what she's meaning to do, I tell you, and I don't care who hears it."

That was lucky, as anyone within the radius of a quarter of a mile could have heard it. #Quote by E.F. Benson
Satire quotes by Randy Quarles
#81. From Olsen's Nation: "Through the power of our diplomacy, a world that was once divided about how to deal with Iran's nuclear program now stands as one. Standing as one, the world now sincerely regrets Iran's nuclear program." - President Bodvar Olsen, fifth State of the Union address #Quote by Randy Quarles
Satire quotes by Louis MacNeice
#82. Wyndham Lewis is basically a pessimist, thinking of human beings as doomed animals or determinist machines. His theory of satire is based on this view, and he finds plenty of evidence to support it in contemporary practice. #Quote by Louis MacNeice
Satire quotes by Philip Schultz
#83. An algorithm of infinite symmetry, life serving death by expanding its bounty, furthering its reach. Did the perpetrators appreciate their satire? Yes, it was practical, indignity as revenge, but for what? #Quote by Philip Schultz
Satire quotes by Cynthia Hand
#84. Shall I compare thee to a barrel of apples?
Though art more hairy, but sweeter inside.
Rough winds couldn't keep me from taking you to chapel,
Where finally a horse could take a bride ... #Quote by Cynthia Hand
Satire quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#85. Not everyone who condemns masturbation can masturbate. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Satire quotes by Jane Austen
#86. Sophia shrieked and fainted on the ground – I screamed and instantly ran mad. We remained thus mutually deprived of our senses, some minutes, and on regaining them were deprived of them again. For an Hour and a Quarter did we continue in this unfortunate situation – Sophia fainting every moment and I running mad as often. At length a groan from the hapless Edward (who alone retained any share of life) restored us to ourselves. #Quote by Jane Austen
Satire quotes by Leonard Wibberley
#87. Yea" might be turned into "Nay" and vice versa if a sufficient quantity of wordage was applied to the matter. The second was that in any argument, the victor is always right, and the third that though the pen is mightier than the sword, the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment.
- Roger Fenwick, Duke of Grand Fenwick #Quote by Leonard Wibberley
Satire quotes by Graham Spaid
#88. The expected battle hadn't taken place, yet something else had. Images of the entertainment which had just gone down were already coming back into Rat's head. It had been wonderful to watch, unbelievably wonderful, the enactment of several plays at once on a single stage, and Rat was sorry it was over, but in a way it was even better to relive it now in the privacy of his mind. He hadn't believed the boy-doctor and that stuff about the condom being used or warm, but he had gone along with it and the emotion which it powered. Everybody had. The emotion was the most important thing. He wondered how he could ever put such a chaotic, hilarious, sad thing down on paper, organise it into scenes or verses and fix his own pewiod at the end. He could never do it justice. He would never get that emotion back. #Quote by Graham Spaid
Satire quotes by Tom Wolfe
#89. I have never knowingly, I swear to God, written satire. The word connotes exaggeration of the foibles of mankind. To me, mankind just has foibles. You don't have to push it! #Quote by Tom Wolfe
Satire quotes by A.T. Hicks
#90. Do ... you ... have ... a ... hard ... time ... finding ... Steve's dick?" she enunciated, enjoying Mary's extreme discomfort. "He's big as a fuckin' house so I imagine it might be a bit of a problem." The New Jersey accent that was still there after more than fifteen years in the south, resurfaced in her aggravation. #Quote by A.T. Hicks
Satire quotes by Paul Christensen
#91. Fifty grand for a paper bucket? Well it was all about context, you see. #Quote by Paul Christensen
Satire quotes by Robert Hughes
#92. We have entered a period of intolerance which combines, as it sometimes does in America, with a sugary taste for euphemism. This conjunction fosters events that go beyond the wildest dream of satire- if satire existed in America anymore; perhaps the reason for its weakness is that reality has superseded it. #Quote by Robert Hughes
Satire quotes by John Dryden
#93. Satire is a kind of poetry in which human vices are reprehended. #Quote by John Dryden
Satire quotes by Robert McKee
#94. A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When a society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society. #Quote by Robert McKee
Satire quotes by Frank Zappa
#95. Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public. #Quote by Frank Zappa
Satire quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#96. The company was now come to a halt and the first shots were fired and the grey riflesmoke rolled through the dust as the lancers breached their ranks. The kid's horse sank beneath him with a long pneumatic sigh. He had already fired his rifle and now he sat on the ground and fumbled with his shotpouch. A man near him sat with an arrow hanging out of his neck. He was bent slightly as if in prayer. The kid would have reached for the bloody hoop-iron point but then he saw that the man wore another arrow in his breast to the fletching and he was dead. Everywhere there were horses down and men scrambling and he saw a man who sat charging his rifle while blood ran from his ears and he saw men and he saw men with their revolvers disassembled trying to fit the fit the spare loaded cylinders they carried and he saw men kneeling who tilted and clasped their shadows on the ground and he saw men lanced and caught up by the hair and scalped standing and he saw the horses of war trample down the fallen and a little whitefaced pony with one clouded eye leaned out of the murk and snapped at him like a dog and was gone. Among the wounded some seemed dumb and without understanding and some were pale through the masks of dust and some had fouled themselves or tottered brokenly onto the spears of the savages. Now driving in a wild frieze of headlong horses with eyes walled and teeth cropped and naked riders with clusters of arrows clenched in their jaws and their shields winking in the dust and #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Satire quotes by Colin Nissan
Mark Twain once said, "Show, don't tell." This is an incredibly important lesson for writers to remember; never get such a giant head that you feel entitled to throw around obscure phrases like "Show, don't tell." Thanks for nothing, Mr. Cryptic. #Quote by Colin Nissan
Satire quotes by Bret Easton Ellis
#98. At Columbus Circle, a juggler wearing a trench cloak and top hat, who is usually at this location afternoons and who calls himself Stretch Man, performs in front of a small, uninterested crowd; though I smell prey, and he seems worthy of my wrath, I move on in search of a less dorky target. Though if he'd been a mime, odds are he'd already be dead. #Quote by Bret Easton Ellis
Satire quotes by St John Morris
#99. Run. Flee. Fuck off. Vanish from my presence and take the foul stench of your sordid secret with you. #Quote by St John Morris
Satire quotes by Graham Spaid
#100. Olga was better, in the sun, where he could see every pore in her skin. Get closer. Feel her next to him. It was all he wanted in the world. It was the last thing in the world that he could do. #Quote by Graham Spaid
Satire quotes by Anthony Trollope
#101. Nevertheless a certain class of dishonesty, dishonesty magnificent in its proportions, and climbing into high places, has become at the same time so rampant and so splendid that there seems to be reason for fearing that men and women will be taught to feel that dishonesty, if it can become splendid, will cease to be abominable. If dishonesty can live in a gorgeous palace with pictures on all its walls, and gems in all its cupboards, with marble and ivory in all its corners, and can give Apician dinners, and get into Parliament, and deal in millions, then dishonesty is not disgraceful, and the man dishonest after such a fashion is not a low scoundrel. Instigated, I say, by some such reflections as these, I sat down in my new house to write The Way We Live Now. And as I had ventured to take the whip of the satirist into my hand, I went beyond the iniquities of the great speculator who robs everybody, and made an onslaught also on other vices;--on the intrigues of girls who want to get married, on the luxury of young men who prefer to remain single, and on the puffing propensities of authors who desire to cheat the public into buying their volumes. #Quote by Anthony Trollope
Satire quotes by Susan Kay
#102. And it's really very difficult to kill someone when all your inner instincts would oblige you to take off your hat first! #Quote by Susan Kay
Satire quotes by Jane Austen
#103. She is probably by this time as tired of me, as I am of her; but as she is too Polite and I am too civil to say so, our letters are still as frequent and affectionate as ever, and our Attachment as firm and sincere as when it first commenced. #Quote by Jane Austen
Satire quotes by William Styron
#104. Wickedly funny to read and morally bracing as only good satire can be. #Quote by William Styron
Satire quotes by St John Morris
#105. His knees were held together by the skin-tight trousers, which consequently narrowed the aperture through which great quantities of malodorous, rancid dreck were shortly to emerge with great force. St John knew that this was likely to prove troublesome. Although his mid-morning bab was usually undertaken in a more perfunctory manner, he would still have been mindful enough to ensure that his trousers were well below the knee before he commenced the disagreeable act, but in his current predicament, he was in no state to dally. #Quote by St John Morris
Satire quotes by Ambrose Bierce
#106. Grammar, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet of the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction. #Quote by Ambrose Bierce
Satire quotes by Michel Templet
#107. Presenting a rational argument to a person who has forsaken the use of reason is like asking a vegetarian to eat a cheeseburger. #Quote by Michel Templet
Satire quotes by Randy Quarles
#108. I like the pooch. When I've had a dog's snout in my mouth, we tend to develop a special bond. #Quote by Randy Quarles
Satire quotes by Charles Dickens
#109. He has a very nice face and style, really," said Mrs. Kenwigs.
"He certainly has," added Miss Petowker. "There's something in his appearance quite
dear, dear, what's the word again?"
"What word?" inquired Mr. Lillyvick.
dear me, how stupid I am!" replied Miss Petowker, hesitating. "What do you call it when lords break off doorknockers, and beat policemen, and play at coaches with other people's money, and all that sort of thing?"
"Aristocratic?" suggested the collector.
"Ah! Aristocratic," replied Miss Petowker; "something very aristocratic about him, isn't there?"
The gentlemen held their peace, and smiled at each other, as who should say, "Well! there's no accounting for tastes;" but the ladies resolved unanimously that Nicholas had an aristocratic air, and nobody caring to dispute the position, it was established triumphantly. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Satire quotes by Stanley Elkin
#110. The living and dead were thrown together, and the dead looked away first.

-Description of Doomsday #Quote by Stanley Elkin
Satire quotes by Earl King
#111. I like to write a lot of satire. #Quote by Earl King
Satire quotes by Saira Viola
#112. Kara knew je only recognised t and a on a string and he was nothing more than a sleazy pupeeter #Quote by Saira Viola
Satire quotes by St John Morris
#113. Had the facial plumage been of a paler hue it would have looked like a pile of horse crap on a winter's day. #Quote by St John Morris
Satire quotes by E.A. Bucchianeri
#114. Come on let's see the degree."
Katherine unrolled her scroll displaying a long declaration in Latin affixed with a red seal proclaiming her a Master of Art.
"Imagine working for years to obtain a piece of paper we can hardly read " Katherine joked.
"And to officially declare you have talent " Suzy returned. #Quote by E.A. Bucchianeri
Satire quotes by Leslie Starr O'Hara
#115. Terrorism n.
Violence for political purposes or the politically motivated threat of violence which, either intentionally or unintentionally, challenges the state's monopoly on political violence. #Quote by Leslie Starr O'Hara
Satire quotes by J.G. Ballard
#116. Films, like memories, seem to re-shoot themselves over the years, reflecting our latest needs and obsessions. In many cases they can change completely, and reveal unexpected depths and shallows. Will Four Weddings and a Funeral be seen one day as a vicious social satire? Could Jaws become as tearful and sentimental as Bambi? #Quote by J.G. Ballard
Satire quotes by George Carlin
#117. [On school uniforms] Don't these schools do enough damage making all these kids think alike, now they have to make them look alike too? It's not a new idea, either. I first saw it in old newsreels from the 1930s, but it was hard to understand because the narration was in German. #Quote by George Carlin
Satire quotes by Thomas B. Macaulay
#118. Satire is, indeed, the only sort of composition in which the Latin poets whose works have come down to us were not mere imitators of foreign models; and it is therefore the sort of composition in which they have never been excelled. #Quote by Thomas B. Macaulay
Satire quotes by Mikhail Bulgakov
#119. I suppose that in no educational institution can one become an educated person. #Quote by Mikhail Bulgakov
Satire quotes by Horace
#120. In my youth I thought of writing a satire on mankind! but now in my age I think I should write an apology for them. #Quote by Horace
Satire quotes by David Selbourne
#121. The Saga of Dharmapuri is one of the great works of modern Indian literature. ( ... ) Set against Vijayan's heroic and scatological Candide
originally written in Malayalam and finely translated into English by the author
the timidity of our own English talent for political satire is embarrassingly laid bare. For this is dangerous stuff, and cut close to the bone. ( ... ) Fiercest of all is Vijayan's Voltairean recoil from Indian cringing to power. #Quote by David Selbourne
Satire quotes by Patrick Bryant
#122. It's nice to be able to do things for other people, isn't it?

That's why it's fun to talk in the third person sometimes. #Quote by Patrick Bryant
Satire quotes by Alan Moore
#123. You piss off a bard, and forget about putting a curse on you, he might put a satire on you. #Quote by Alan Moore
Satire quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#124. I never tried to ingratiate myself with great writers. When a great writer has nothing to say, he does something else, like chopping firewood. A great writer doesn't try to find something to write about, he only writes when he has to. I was no great writer. I've always had the need to unload my thoughts, and so had to live with a kind of mental incontinence, but I've never felt forced to write a novel. Nor, for that matter, have I ever chopped firewood. #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Satire quotes by Steven Pinker
#125. Many moral advances have taken the form of a shift in sensibilities that made an action seem more ridiculous than sinful, such as dueling, bullfighting, and jingoistic war. And many effective social critics, such as Swift, Johnson, Voltaire, Twain, Oscar Wilde, Bertrand Russell, Tom Lehrer, and George Carlin have been smart-ass comedians rather than thundering prophets. What in our psychology allows the joke to be mightier than the sword?

Humor works by confronting an audience with an incongruity, which may be resolved by switching to another frame of reference. And in that alternative frame of reference, the butt of the joke occupies a lowly or undignified status. ...

Humor with a political or moral agenda can stealthily challenge a relational model that is second nature to an audience by forcing them to see that it leads to consequences that the rest of their minds recognize as absurd. ...

According to the 18th-century writer Mary Wortley Montagu, 'Satire should, like a polished razor keen / Wound with touch that's scarcely felt or seen.' But satire is seldom polished that keenly, and the butts of a joke may be all too aware of the subversive power of humor. They may react with a rage that is stoked by the intentional insult to a sacred value, the deflation of their dignity, and a realization that laughter indicates common knowledge of both. The lethal riots in 2005 provoked by the editorial cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten ( #Quote by Steven Pinker
Satire quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#126. If she did not wish to lead a virtuous life, at least she desired to enjoy a character for virtue, and we know that no lady in the genteel world can possess this desideratum, until she has put on a train and feathers and has been presented to her Sovereign at Court. From that august interview they come out stamped as honest women. The Lord Chamberlain gives them a certificate of virtue. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Satire quotes by Jarett Kobek
#127. THE CURIOUS THING was that Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr and Blogspot, a media platform owned by Google, were the stomping grounds of self-styled intellectual and social radicals. It was where they were talking. It was where, they believed, the conversation was shifting.
They were typing morality lectures into devices built by slaves on platforms of expression owned by the Patriarchy, and they were making money for the Patriarchy. Somehow this was destroying the Patriarchy.
So there is always hope. #Quote by Jarett Kobek
Satire quotes by Terry Pratchett
#128. Probably went swimming and got eaten by a pineapple. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Satire quotes by Paul Krassner
#129. Irreverence is our only sacred cow. #Quote by Paul Krassner
Satire quotes by Aaron Sorkin
#130. By and large, the mission of any ghost is to offer humility. They point out what's important by mocking what is not.
(Joshua Malina, Sports Night) #Quote by Aaron Sorkin
Satire quotes by S.J Perelman
#131. You'll have to leave my meals on a tray outside the door because I'll be
working pretty late on the secret of making myself invisible, which may take me almost until eleven o'clock. #Quote by S.J Perelman
Satire quotes by Vladimir Lorchenkov
#132. When things in the country are in the pits, start a war with somebody. #Quote by Vladimir Lorchenkov
Satire quotes by E.F. Benson
#133. She was a gardener of the ruthless type, and went for any small green thing that incautiously showed a timid spike above the earth, suspecting it of being a weed. She had had a slight difference with the professional gardener who had hitherto worked for her on three afternoons during the week, and had told him that his services were no longer required. She meant to do her gardening herself this year, and was confident that a profusion of beautiful flowers and a plethora of delicious vegetables would be the result. At the end of her garden path was a barrow of rich manure, which she proposed, when she had finished the slaughter of the innocents, to dig into the depopulated beds. On the other side of her paling her neighbour Georgie Pillson was rolling his strip of lawn, on which during the summer he often played croquet on a small scale. Occasionally they shouted remarks to each other, but as they got more and more out of breath with their exertions the remarks got fewer. Mrs. Quantock's last question had been "What do you do with slugs, Georgie?" and Georgie had panted out, "Pretend you don't see them. #Quote by E.F. Benson
Satire quotes by Paul Krassner
#134. The more repression there is, the more need there is for irreverence toward those who are responsible for that repression. But too often sarcasm passes for irony, name-calling passes for insight, bleeped-out four-letter words pass for wit, and lowest-common-denominator jokes pass for analysis. Satire should have a point of view. It doesn't have to get a belly laugh. It does have to present criticism. #Quote by Paul Krassner
Satire quotes by Jeremy Collier
#135. Of all sorts of flattery, that which comes from a solemn character and stands before a sermon is the worst-complexioned. Such commendation is a satire upon the author, makes the text look mercenary, and disables the discourse from doing service. #Quote by Jeremy Collier
Satire quotes by Richard Curtis
#136. Why, on to the castle, to kill the royal family, and claim the throne that isn't mine by right! #Quote by Richard Curtis
Satire quotes by St John Morris
#137. Next door but one is Quinlan Broddle, a Viceroy with a fear of gardens. So much so that he sold his garden to Virgin Atlantic and his erstwhile front lawn is now a runway where miniature helicopters and packets of crisps undertake sorties to 1940's Dresden where they have made several dozen unsuccessful attempts to rescue the Quaker Oats man, who is being held captive by the SS on the basis that his hair looks like ice cream. #Quote by St John Morris
Satire quotes by Graham Spaid
#138. I wouldn't dignify it with the name immoral. #Quote by Graham Spaid
Satire quotes by Thomas James Higgins
#139. I'm not scared of death, I just don't want to seek it out. #Quote by Thomas James Higgins
Satire quotes by E.F. Benson
#140. Miss Mackintosh waved her arms wildly.

"Oh, please stop, and let me guess," she cried. "I shall go crazy with joy if I'm right. It was an old Peerage, and so she found that Lady Deal was Helena Herman--"

"Whom she had seen ten years ago at a music hall as a male impersonator," cried Diva.

"And didn't want to know her," interrupted Miss Mackintosh.

"Yes, that's it, but that is not all. I hope you won't mind, but it's too rich. She saw you this morning coming out of your house in your bath-chair, and was quite sure that you were that Lady Deal."

The three ladies rocked with laughter. Sometimes one recovered, and sometimes two, but they were re-infected by the third, and so they went on, solo and chorus, and duet and chorus, till exhaustion set in.

"But there's still a mystery," said Diva at length, wiping her eyes. "Why did the Peerage say that Lady Deal was Helena Herman?"

"Oh, that's the last Lady Deal," said Miss Mackintosh. "Helena Herman's Lord Deal died without children and Florence's Lord Deal, my Lady Deal, succeeded. Cousins."

"If that isn't a lesson for Elizabeth Mapp," said Diva. "Better go to the expense of a new Peerage than make such a muddle. But what a long call we've made. We must go."

"Florence shall hear every word of it to-morrow night," said Miss Mackintosh. "I promise not to tell her till then. We'll all tell her."

"Oh, that is kind of you," said D #Quote by E.F. Benson
Satire quotes by James Branch Cabell
#141. the general public enjoys reading any book, of any kind, that is being read by the public generally, through much that herd instinct for doing what everybody else is doing, which exalts sane women upon three-inch heels, and attaches buttons to the sleeves and coat-tails of presumably intelligent men. #Quote by James Branch Cabell
Satire quotes by Christopher Buckley
#142. Really, what's not to love in John McCain, satire-wise? As if he had not already been good enough to us, then came his nomination of Sarah Palin. Here, truly, was a gift from the gods of satire. #Quote by Christopher Buckley
Satire quotes by Peter Sloterdijk
#143. An ideology critique that does not clearly accept its identity as satire can, however, easily be transformed from an instrument in the search for truth into one of dogmatism. All too often, it interferes with the capacity for dialogue instead of opening up new paths for it. #Quote by Peter Sloterdijk
Satire quotes by Swapnil Thakur
#144. The manager is an animal who is hated by everyone but still everyone wants to be one! #Quote by Swapnil Thakur
Satire quotes by St John Morris
#145. Her protestations were drowned out by the sound of Gordon Honeycomb barfing up aftershock into the kitchenette sink. #Quote by St John Morris
Satire quotes by George Saunders
#146. Then, the massive hands lifted the new people up to a pair of giant indescribable lips and whispered, in a fundamentally untranslatable Creator-language, something that meant, approximately: THIS TIME, BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER. REMEMBER: EACH OF YOU WANTS TO BE HAPPY. AND I WANT YOU TO. EACH OF YOU WANTS TO LIVE FREE FROM FEAR. AND I WANT YOU TO. EACH OF YOU ARE SECRETLY AFRAID YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH. BUT YOU ARE, TRUST ME, YOU ARE. #Quote by George Saunders
Satire quotes by Michael Moore
#147. You can't debate satire. Either you get it or you don't. #Quote by Michael Moore
Satire quotes by Charles Churchill
#148. Though folly, robed in purple, shines, Though vice exhausts Peruvian mines, Yet shall they tremble and turn pale When satire wields her mighty flail. #Quote by Charles Churchill
Satire quotes by Quentin R. Bufogle
#149. Mass shootings are all part of a vast Left-wing conspiracy to undermine the 2nd Amendment and deprive your 6-year-old of his God-given right to bring a Bushmaster to class for "show and tell" ... The one he got from his psychotic, meth-addicted uncle's trailer while the latter was out getting the Confederate flag tattooed on his face. Remember, guns don't kill: the dimwits who insist EVERYONE should have the right to own 'em do. #Quote by Quentin R. Bufogle
Satire quotes by Terry Pratchett
#150. The wizards were civilized men of considerable education and culture. When faced with being inadvertently marooned on a desert island they understood immediately that the first thing to do was place the blame #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Satire quotes by George Orwell
#151. I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones. #Quote by George Orwell
Satire quotes by Blake Nelson
#152. I denounce the do-gooders, the feel-gooders, the "activist clubs," and anyone else who makes people feel like the problem is being taken care of. Trust me. The problem is not being taken care of. #Quote by Blake Nelson
Satire quotes by Nile Rodgers
#153. I would play hooky from school and spend all day in the movie theaters. Consequently, I learned satire in all its subtle forms. #Quote by Nile Rodgers
Satire quotes by C.S. Lewis
#154. The madrigore of verjuice must be talthibianised. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Satire quotes by Saira Viola
#155. Nick sat alone reading a copy of The Independent . Cocaine socialists were trying their hardest to juice up Britain's economy with super casinos #Quote by Saira Viola
Satire quotes by Czeslaw Milosz
#156. A few have become acquainted with Orwell's 1984; because it is both difficult to obtain and dangerous to possess, it is known only to certain members of the Inner Party. Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire. Such a form of writing is forbidden by the New Faith because allegory, by nature manifold in meaning, would trespass beyond the prescriptions of socialist realism and the demands of the censor. Even those who know Orwell only by hearsay are amazed that a writer who never lived in Russia should have so keen a perception into its life. #Quote by Czeslaw Milosz
Satire quotes by Saira Viola
#157. Kara knew all he recognized was T and A on a string and he was nothing more than a sleazy puppeeter , so long as there were souls for sale he was ready to buy .. #Quote by Saira Viola
Satire quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#158. It wasn't only the boosted experiences that bothered Rant. It was dipshit kids done up as soldiers and princesses and witches. Eating cake flavored with artificial vanilla. Celebrating a harvest that didn't occur anymore. Fruit punch that came from a factory. A ritual to placate ghosts, or whatever bullshit Halloween does, practiced by people who had no awareness of that. What bothered Rant was the fake, bullshit nature of everything. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Satire quotes by Kristin Gore
#159. I love the satire and skewering of comedy writing. #Quote by Kristin Gore
Satire quotes by Joe Abercrombie
#160. You stick a bunch of drunken murderers together, ain't long before some turn to thieving, then to lying, then to bad language, and pretty soon to sobriety, raising families and making an honest living. #Quote by Joe Abercrombie
Satire quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#161. The education of women has of late been more attended to than formerly; yet they are still reckoned a frivolous sex, and ridiculed or pitied by the writers who endavour by satire or instruction to improve them. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Satire quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#162. Why should a real man stay home when he could be raping a virgin continent? #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Satire quotes by St John Morris
#163. Eunice had deposited St John upon the balcony of the first-floor apartment of former Liberal MP, The Rt. Hon. Leonard Cossins, the disgraced Lord Mayor of Mitchell-Baines who had been removed from office having been caught administering counterfeit buttercup syrup to the local yeomanry whilst on a hunting trip to Stoke-Poges. #Quote by St John Morris
Satire quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#164. Priests and physicians should never look one another in the face. They have no common ground, nor is there any to mediate betweenthem. When the one comes, the other goes. They could not come together without laughter, or a significant silence, for the one's profession is a satire on the other's, and either's success would be the other's failure. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Satire quotes by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
#165. If the verses are for a literary competition, your grace should try to win second place; first is always won through favor or because of the high estate of the person, second is won because of pure justice, and by this calculation third becomes second, and the first becomes third ... #Quote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Satire quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#166. A satirist that criticizes religion is seen as a satanist. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Satire quotes by Gerard Nolst Trenité
#167. Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it's written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation's OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme wit #Quote by Gerard Nolst Trenité
Satire quotes by Zach Braff
#168. The biggest problem I had with starring in Scrubs were the black doctors. I just had to keep telling myself this show was satire. #Quote by Zach Braff
Satire quotes by Stephen Leacock
#169. Modern critics, who refuse to let a plain thing alone, have now started a theory that Cervantes's work is a vast piece of "symbolism." If so, Cervantes didn't know it himself and nobody thought of it for three hundred years. He meant it as a satire upon the silly romances of chivalry. #Quote by Stephen Leacock
Satire quotes by Washington Irving
#170. I am not one of those churlish authors, who do so enwrap their works in the mystic fogs of scientific jargon, that a man must be as wise as themselves to understand their writings; on the contrary, my pages, though abounding with sound wisdom and profound erudition, shall be written with such pleasant and urbane perspicuity, that there shall not even be found a country justice, an outward alderman, or a member of congress, provided he can read with tolerable fluency, but shall both understand and profit by my labours. #Quote by Washington Irving
Satire quotes by Jacky Fleming
#171. In the Olden Days there were no women which is why you don't come across them in history lessons at school. #Quote by Jacky Fleming
Satire quotes by Jess C. Scott
#172. My inner goddess confirms that staring at a beautiful/rich/powerful face is the basis of True Love. #Quote by Jess C. Scott
Satire quotes by William Cowper
#173. When scandal has new-minted an old lie,
Or tax'd invention for a fresh supply,
'Tis call'd a satire, and the world appears
Gathering around it with erected ears;
A thousand names are toss'd into the crowd,
Some whisper'd softly, and some twang'd aloud,
Just as the sapience of an author's brain,
Suggests it safe or dangerous to be plain. #Quote by William Cowper
Satire quotes by Paul Murray
#174. If you do it in the bookies, it's a bet ... If you pay some 23-year-old in an Armani suit two hundred grand to go to the window for you, it's a derivative. #Quote by Paul Murray
Satire quotes by Breyten Breytenbach
#175. Even ivory towers need central heating. #Quote by Breyten Breytenbach
Satire quotes by Matt Groening
#176. I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me. #Quote by Matt Groening
Satire quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#177. Life sometimes confuses us by making us discover in someone we hate a quality or qualities we love. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Satire quotes by Salman Rushdie
#178. The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it's a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.
[Defend the right to be offended (openDemocracy, 7 February 2005)] #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Satire quotes by Kathy Bryson
#179. Oh, you're hardly one to talk. Look where ogling a man got you. #Quote by Kathy Bryson
Satire quotes by Garry Trudeau
#180. Satire is a form of social control, it's what you do. It's not personal. It's a job. #Quote by Garry Trudeau
Satire quotes by Jonathan Swift
#181. Yet, Malice never was his Aim;
He lash'd the Vice but spar'd the Name.
No individual could resent,
Where thousands equally were meant.
His Satry points at no Defect,
But what all Mortals may correct...

Verses on the death of Dr Swift #Quote by Jonathan Swift
Satire quotes by Evan Osnos
#182. It can take the uninitiated a minute to realize that 'Gangnam Style' is satire. #Quote by Evan Osnos
Satire quotes by Robert Burns
#183. A fig for those by law protected!
Liberty's a glorious feast!
Courts for cowards were erected,
Churches built to please the priest! #Quote by Robert Burns
Satire quotes by T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
#184. I wrote my first play as extra credit for my fourth grade English class. 'Can Helen Stop Smoking' was a satire on the ill effects of cigarette smoking. My friend Vicki Haugabrook played as Helen and I directed the show. At the time, my brother Vince was leading the campaign to get our grandmother to quit. #Quote by T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
Satire quotes by Jane Austen
#185. You are very fond of bending little minds; but where little minds belong to rich people in authority, I think they have a knack of swelling out, till they are quite as unmanageable as great ones. #Quote by Jane Austen
Satire quotes by Heinrich Heine
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Satire quotes by Chase Brooks
#187. They always loved my sense of humor. There used to be a light switch inside one of the nurseries that was a cutout of Jesus putting his arm around two children on each side of him as he towered above them. The switch was ironically located in the spot of where his penis would have been and I was the first to point this out. Everyone thought it was funny until I started singing the childhood church song "Jesus Loves the Little Children." In fear of being struck by lightning or being involved in a massive pile-up car accident after leaving, their laughing ceased. I still thought it was funny. #Quote by Chase Brooks
Satire quotes by Ian McClellan
#188. I turned on Fox News and jumped when I saw that they had one of those things in their studio. "Are you people crazy?" I screamed at the television. "Get out of there. Somebody shoot it!" Then I realized I was watching Special Report and had mistaken Charles Krauthammer for a zombie. #Quote by Ian McClellan
Satire quotes by David Sedaris
#189. The way I saw it, if my students were willing to pretend I was a teacher, the least I could do was return the favor and pretend that they were writers. #Quote by David Sedaris
Satire quotes by Roxane Gay
#190. Often, when I read the news, I have to make sure I am not, in face, reading The Onion. We continue to have national and state debates about abortion, birth control, and reproductive freedom, and men, mostly, are directing that debate. That is the stuff of satire. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Satire quotes by Frederik Pohl
#191. The robots came bearing a gift and the name of it was "Plenty."
Plenty is a habit-forming drug. You do not cut the dosage down. You kick it if you can; you stop the dose entirely. But the convulsions that follow may wreck the body entirely. #Quote by Frederik Pohl
Satire quotes by Stephen Colbert
#192. Religion forces every individual to take responsibility. Specifically, take it away from yourself and give it to God. If we had to be accountable for every one of our actions, we'd be crippled with indecision. But with religion pointing the way, we can feel confident in our choice to picket our children's elementary school when we find out the art teacher is gay. #Quote by Stephen Colbert
Satire quotes by Kristin Gore
#193. I consciously decided to make both 'Sammy's Hill' and 'Sammy's House' more of a warm satire and not go the route of writing a dark and bitter book about D.C. #Quote by Kristin Gore
Satire quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#194. The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do? #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Satire quotes by Stephen Black
#195. The paths people choose in life can lead to the creation or destruction of people, places, things, and relationships. The future is uncertain, but what is certain is there will be change. #Quote by Stephen Black
Satire quotes by Dexter Palmer
#196. For instance, the cards that I wrote for the company's 'I'd Like to Declare My Confused and Ambiguous Fondness for You' line were all notorious failures, some of which were blamed as the single direct cause of several nasty divorces, and some of their purchasers had actually taken the effort to discover the identity of their anonymous author, sending me hate mail, dead fish, and poorly wrapped, oil-stained packages emitting ticking noises. #Quote by Dexter Palmer
Satire quotes by T. Geronimo Johnson
#197. They were like an overconstructed novel, each representative of some cul-de-sac of idiolect and stereotype, missing only a handicapped person – No! At Berkeley we say handi capable person – and a Jew and a Hispanic, and an Asian not of the subcontinent, Louis always said. He had once placed a personals ad on Craigslist to recruit for those positions: Diverse social club seeking to make quota requires the services of East Asian, Jew, Hispanic, and handicapable individuals to round out Multicultural Brady Bunch Troupe. All applicants must be visibly identifiable as members of said group. Reformed Jews and ADHDers need not apply. #Quote by T. Geronimo Johnson
Satire quotes by Tom Morrison
#198. Marriage is the legal method devised to end love without pain. #Quote by Tom Morrison
Satire quotes by Thomas Keneally
#199. Sometimes tyrants do away with the necessity of satire by imposing absurdity themselves. #Quote by Thomas Keneally
Satire quotes by Moliere
#200. Displaying vice to the mockery of men deals it a great blow. Men put up with admonition but are loath to be mocked. One might be willing to be wicked; one cannot bear to appear foolish. #Quote by Moliere

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