Quotations on Irony

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Yes, of course that's true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I'd pretty much lost interest in playing drums.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Accident, Interest, Irony, Pretty)

You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Money, Food, People, Irony, Shame)

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Irony, Literary)

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
- Elizabeth Bibesco
(Keywords: Hygiene, Irony, Mind)

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
- Anatole Broyard
(Keywords: History, Irony, Tourists)

Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Argument, Irony, Sarcasm)

And the irony is that they wrote better without access to my quotes.
- Steve Carlton
(Keywords: Irony, Quotes)

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.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Irony, Research, Sense, Value, World)

The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation was not brought to an end, nor redneck violence dramatically reduced, by violence.
- Stanley Crouch
(Keywords: End, Irony, Violence)

I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony.
- Roger Daltrey
(Keywords: Love, Humor, Work, Irony, Songs)

That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.
- Atom Egoyan
(Keywords: Dad, Advice, Film, Irony, Language)

I love the irony. I'm perceived as being really young and yet I have the clinical condition of an old man.
- Michael J. Fox
(Keywords: Love, Being, Irony, Man, Old)

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
- Anatole France
(Keywords: Wisdom, Irony, Joy, Reflection)

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 away.
- Ellen Glasgow
(Keywords: Life, Success, Financial, Independence, Irony, Reason)

My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.
- Mark Haddon
(Keywords: Irony, Paradox)

Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world... I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception.
- Kenneth Koch
(Keywords: Advertising, Deception, Irony, Politicians, World)

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
- Karl Kraus
(Keywords: Irony, Moon)

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
(Keywords: Money, Values, Comfort, Freedom, Irony, Nation, Will)

This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials.
- Michael Musto
(Keywords: Truth, Americans, Being, Commitment, Irony, Senses, Today, Yearning)

We should try to understand our innermost needs. We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power.
- Manuel Puig
(Keywords: Power, Irony, Needs)

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier
(Keywords: Humor, Irony, Tolerance, Understanding)

Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Keywords: Time, Irony, Paradox)

The irony of that is, what makes it kind of ironic, is when you do become successful as a professional athlete in particular, a lot of the young children who are emulating these stars do have a different perspective.
- Frank Shorter
(Keywords: Successful, Children, Irony, Perspective, Stars)

The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Religion, Court, Hearing, Irony, Justice, Years)

The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, "then" what do we do?
- David Foster Wallace
(Keywords: Art, Irony, Rules)

Which is a wonderful irony, I have property there. I go back every chance I get. One of the main reasons I actually wrote the book, agreed to write it having never wanted to do that in my life, very intimidating by the way to write a book.
- Sela Ward
(Keywords: Life, Chance, Irony, Property)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Irony, Sense, Taste)

The irony here is this administration is spending more money on climate change research and development than any administration in all the rest of the industrialized world combined.
- Christine Todd Whitman
(Keywords: Change, Money, Development, Climate, Climate change, Irony, Research, Rest, World)

I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.
- John Zorn
(Keywords: Work, Humor, Irony, Sense, Wit)









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