Quotations that match 'irony'.

Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not. Barbara Kruger
[ Culture Irony Know Listen Our Saturated Whether]
I was not interested in irony; I wanted to emphasize the primacy of the idea in making art. Sol LeWitt
[ Art Emphasize Idea Interested Irony Making Primacy Wanted]
There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen. Carter Burwell
[ Being Happy Irony Much Screen]
The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates. David Foster Wallace
[ Above Apart Flaws Gets Great Irony See Splits Them Thing Things Up]
You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame. Ted Allen
[ Enjoy Fine Food Great Irony Know Money Shame Think Which]
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
[ Album Cover Everything Got Great Humor Irony Love Out Piece Sell Songs Thing Think Whole Wonderful Work]
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
[ Athlete Become Children Different Ironic Irony Kind Lot Makes Particular Perspective Professional Stars Successful These Young]
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
[ Art Diagnosed Irony Once Problem Realities Revealed Rules Then Unpleasant]
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. Anatole France
[ Gaiety Irony Joy Reflection Wisdom]
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. Agnes Repplier Humor
[ Brings Deeper Friendly Humor Insight Irony Less Tolerance Understanding]
My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it. Mark Haddon
[ Book Irony Layers Paradox Simple Surface Through Very Way]
My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch. Jack Nicholson
[ Calling Irony Mother Never Saw]
I think that you can fall into bad habits with comedy... It's a tightrope to stay true to the character, true to the irony, and allow the irony to happen. Ben Kingsley
[ Allow Bad Character Comedy Fall Habits Happen Into Irony Stay Think Tightrope True]
The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation was not brought to an end, nor redneck violence dramatically reduced, by violence. Stanley Crouch
[ Brought Dramatically End Grand However Irony Nor Redneck Reduced Segregation Southern Violence]
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
[ Accident Before Course Drums Interest Irony Know Lost Much Playing Pretty True Yes]
It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease. Elfriede Jelinek
[ Could Develop Draw Ease Even Freedom Greater Irony Reservoir]
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
[ Advice Becomes Comes Dad Desperately Employs Film Give Irony Language Off Pat Ridiculous Terms Tries Tv Where]
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
[ Above Against Cases Chief Commandments Concrete Court Display Displayed Head Hearing Hostility Irony Justice Last Outright Recent Religion Supreme Ten These Week Years]
Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality. Jean Stafford
[ Feel Form High Irony Morality Very]
Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does. Paul Horgan
[ Cynicism Differentiates Does Irony Never]
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
[ Advertising Certainly Deal Deception Enough Full Good Irony Live Lot Mean Obviously Politicians Seems True World]
But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more. Rick Allen
[ Allows Any Band Because Being Chance Def Enjoy Focus Irony Leppard Member More Much]
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves. Karl Kraus
[ Bays Dog Graves Irony Moon Sentimental While]
Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up. George Saunders
[ Honesty Irony Just Up Volume]
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it. Charles Lamb
[ Blessed Clap Irony Unhappily Upon Vein Your]
We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars. Anatole Broyard War
[ History Irony Tourists Wars Win]
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
[ Achieve After Away Chief Financial Independence Irony Life Often Passed Reason Sought Success Tragic Which]
It's no small irony that the government inevitably and invariably ends up promoting precisely that which they would most like to repress. Jock Sturges
[ Ends Government Inevitably Invariably Irony Most Precisely Promoting Repress Small Up Which Would]
The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture. Suzanne Fields
[ Academy Anyway Awards Best Black Ceremony Chris Designed Filmed Had Heard Interviews Irony Men Movies Never Nominated Picture Rock Supplied Without Women]
We should try to understand our innermost needs. We shouldn't use irony to reduce their power. Manuel Puig
[ Innermost Irony Needs Our Power Reduce Should Their Try Understand Use]
Making a film that's supposed to be fun to watch is really hard - that's the weird irony of it. Steven Soderbergh
[ Film Fun Hard Irony Making Really Supposed Watch Weird]
Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions. E. O. Wilson
[ Because Been Blessed Brilliant Debt Directions Drove Enemies Energies Great Irony New Owe Redoubled Say Them Trace Without]
Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. Charles Baudelaire
[ Fundamental Irony Literary Qualities Two]
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. Robert A. Heinlein
[ Alive Anyone Gets Hardly Irony Life Out Supreme]
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 Humor
[ Appreciate Breaking Hearts Humor Irony Joke Kept More Oneself Sense Takes Taste Than Which]
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
[ Administration Any Change Climate Combined Development Here Industrialized Irony Money More Research Rest Spending Than World]
The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry. Philip Levine
[ Became Best Day Every Going Irony Poetry Probably Subject Work]
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Frederick Douglass
[ Argument Convincing Irony Needed Scorching Time]
Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
[ Form Good Great Irony Paradox Same Time]
Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony. Lionel Trilling
[ Ever Generate Humor Impossible Irony Little More Probably Revolutionary Than Weapon]
The irony of our social group is that so often everyone feels this, but there's no company whatsoever in that feeling. Think of Pound's great emphasis, the way out is via the door. Robert Creeley
[ Company Door Emphasis Everyone Feeling Feels Great Group Irony Often Our Out Pound Social Think Via Way Whatsoever]
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
[ Being Clinical Condition Irony Love Man Old Perceived Really Yet Young]
I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way. John Zorn
[ Any Humor Irony Sense Use Way Wit Work]
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument. Samuel Butler
[ Argument Irony Neither Sarcasm]
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
[ Americans Becoming Being Commitment Elected Elude Irony Just Knowing More Most Obscured Officials Seems Senses Something Sophisticated Today Truth Yearning]
The accident was a horrible thing - but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It's a happy irony if there is such a thing. I'm proud to have known him. Morgan Freeman
[ Accident Chris End Happy Him His Horrible Irony Known Life Made Proud Such Superman Thing]
Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
[ Abundant Agility Chaos Clear Consciousness Eternal Infinitely Irony]
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
[ Actually Agreed Back Book Chance Every Get Go Having Intimidating Irony Life Main Never Property Reasons Very Wanted Way Which Wonderful Write Wrote]
And the irony is that they wrote better without access to my quotes. Steve Carlton
[ Access Better Irony Quotes Without Wrote]
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
[ Beings Brain Eighty Everything Face Human Irony Means Only Percent Research Sense Takes Tells Twenty Us Value Which World]
Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does. Bill Nye Humor
[ Anything Does Everywhere Human Humor Irony Just]
Irony is the hygiene of the mind. Elizabeth Bibesco
[ Hygiene Irony Mind]
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
[ Anything Comfort Freedom Irony Lose Money More Nation Than Too Values Will]