Quotations on Satire

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Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
- Lenny Bruce
(Keywords: Time, Public, Satire, Tragedy, Will)

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Fools, Satire, Song)

The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire is that they are essentially brash, noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge hammer to smash a butterfly.
- Imogene Coca
(Keywords: People, Comedians, Satire, Trouble)

The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom.
- Rob Corddry
(Keywords: Freedom, Magic, Media, Satire, Want, Word)

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.
- Adolph Green
(Keywords: Life, Fun, Satire, Spirit)

There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs... begins.
- Isaac Hayes
(Keywords: Time, Beliefs, Bigotry, Intolerance, Religious, Satire, World)

It seems like there's a lot of people who just do not understand satire. They think it's weird. There's people who just don't understand you portray something or just explore a character, it means you're condoning it, saying this is the way to live.
- Mike Judge
(Keywords: People, Character, Satire, Saying)

For years, reality has been nipping at the heels of satire. Now, it's finally caught up. I don't need to make this stuff up.
- Paul Krassner
(Keywords: Now, Reality, Satire, Years)

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.
- Alan Lomax
(Keywords: Ballads, Satire, Song)

Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense.
- Ben Nicholson
(Keywords: Politics, Satire, Sense)

Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
- James Thurber
(Keywords: Comedy, Famous, Obscurity, Satire, Saying, Wit, Witty)

The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
- Anthony Trollope
(Keywords: Nature, Nothing, Satire, Will, World)

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