Top 350+ Interesting Satirical Quotes That Will Crack Some Good Sense Of Humour

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October 17, 2020

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  1. A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. Groucho Marx
  2. A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. Ayn Rand
  3. A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God? Stephen Colbert
  4. A Harvey Nicks chick with throwaway morals and a trustfund appetite. Saira Viola, Slide, a Modern Satire on the Excess of Greed
  5. A lot of French comedy is satire. Pamela Druckerman
  6. A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of width. Steven Wright
  7. A lot of people come up here and they thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. He didn’t help me a bit. If it was up to him, Cesar Millan would be up here with that damn dog. So all I can say is, ‘suck it, Jesus! This award is my God now’! Kathy Griffin
  8. A lot of people tend to glorify the role of satire and comedians. They put them up as role models, as fighters for the truth and against tyranny, and I think that’s overrated. Bassem Youssef
  9. 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. Bonnie Raitt
  10. A man is angry at a libel because it is false, but at a satire because it is true. G. K. Chesterton
  11. A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. Rabindranath Tagore
  13. A relationship is likely to last way longer, if each partner convinces or has convinced themselves that they do not deserve their partner, even if that is not true. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  14. A satirist is never certain whether he/she will be acclaimed or punished. Edgar Johnson
  15. A sitcom isn’t usually the right tool for satire. Chris Morris
  16. A woman is only a woman. Rudyard Kipling
  17. Actors are so fortunate. They can choose whether they will appear in tragedy or in comedy, whether they will suffer or make merry, laugh or shed tears. But in real life it is different. Most men and women are forced to perform parts for which they have no qualifications. Our Guildensterns play Hamlet for us, and our Hamlets have to jest like Prince Hal. The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast. Oscar Wilde
  18. Adrian had always found it amusing that a guy could be drilling Stacia up her ass while she considered herself to be a virgin. Her intent had been to present herself as such when she found “Mr. Right. Jess C Scott
  19. AJ’ is a very special movie to me. I have been watching Dinesh and Rajkumar from their initial days, and have witnessed their evolution. The film talks about the bond shared between a father and a son who wants to fulfil his father’s dreams. It’s a cross between a comedy of errors and a political satire. Vetrimaaran
  20. All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire. Theodor W. Adorno
  21. All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women. Germaine Greer
  22. American political culture quickly and always outpaces any attempt to satirize it. Glenn Greenwald
  23. An Ass put on a Lion’s skin and went. About the foreset with much merriment, Scaring the foolish beasts by brooks and rocks. Till at last he tried to scare the Fox. But Reynard, hearing from beneath the mane. That Raucous voice so petulant and vain, Remarked. O’ Ass, I too would run away, But that I know your old familiar bray’. That’s just the way with asses, just the way. Aesop
  24. An honest politician is an oxymoron. Mark Twain
  25. And it’s really very difficult to kill someone when all your inner instincts would oblige you to take off your hat first! Susan Kay
  26. Apologize: To lay the foundation for a future offence. Ambrose Bierce
  27. Appointments’ is largely just derived from pieces of dialogue with another person, and then also what’s going on inside of my own mind, or a person’s own mind. They’re intended to be a little bit exaggerated and a satire of things that we’re not sure are entirely true, or maybe biased. Julien Baker
  28. As ‘Possession’ progresses, it seems less and less like the usual satire about academia and more like something by Jorge Luis Borges. Jay Parini
  29. As an experienced editor, I disapprove of flashbacks, foreshadowings, and tricksy devices; they belong in the 1980s with M.A.s in postmodernism and chaos theory. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  30. As Long As I Know I’m Getting Paid’ is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there’s some expectation that I’m going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism. Patrick Stump
  31. As Samson demonstrated, going bald ruins lives. Brendan Jack
  32. At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted. Eric Idle
  33. Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife. Groucho Marx
  34. Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. Henry Ward Beecher
  35. Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours. Rudyard Kipling
  36. But by what I have gathered from your own relation, and the answers I have with much pains wrung and extorted from you, I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth. Johnathan Swift
  37. But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine. Jerry Zucker
  38. But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I can tell you, we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality. Terry Pratchett
  39. By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. Socrates
  40. 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. Scott B. Pruden
  41. By the very nature of satire or parody, you have to love and respect your target and respect it enough to understand every aspect of it, so you can more effectively make fun of it. T. J. Miller
  42. Charlie Hebdo’ had been nondenominational in its satire, sticking its finger into the sensitivities of Jews and Christians, too – but only Muslims responded with threats and acts of terrorism. George Packer
  43. Clever is when one is crafty enough to mistake your imagination for intelligence. Smart is when one assumes they are too educated to notice the difference. Kerry E. Wagner
  44. 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
  45. Comic book readers tend to be pretty secular and anti-authoritarian; nothing is above satire in their eyes. G. Willow Wilson
  46. Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire. Carroll O’Connor
  47. Crime, horror, and satire each aim to reveal an ugly or uncomfortable truth: one that, after the reveal, will ensure we’ll never be the same. The big difference between those genres being the effect they create. Paul G. Tremblay
  48. Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country. Steven Wright
  49. Dear White People’ started a conversation about race. It’s such a difficult thing to talk about, especially in America because of our history. I love that you can confront it with humour and with satire. Tessa Thompson
  50. 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. George Carlin
  51. Drag is pastiche and parody and satire. Drag queens are never meant to be stars. We make fun of stars. Drag queens are the people that ‘point’ at the star. Trixie Mattel
  52. Effective satire has to be almost identical to the subject that it is skewering. T. J. Miller
  53. Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke. Herman Hesse
  54. Even for natives, French satire is rarely laugh-out-loud funny. Its unspoken punch line is typically that things have gone irrevocably wrong, and the government is to blame. Pamela Druckerman
  55. Even ivory towers need central heating. Breyten Breytenbach
  56. Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  57. Every student should know that statues are meant for sitting. If we’re to endure their terrible old faces leering at us, the least they can do is offer shade or a comfortable perch. Henry H. Neff
  58. Everybody should read ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ by Kurt Vonnegut. This book is about the hypocrisy of war, told in satire, and is hard-hitting and truthful. Kalki Koechlin
  59. Everything in life is luck. Donald Trump
  60. Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? Frida Kahlo
  61. Fools are my theme, let satire be my song. Lord Byron
  62. For me, my party views don’t advance my narrative. Until I can find a way to write political satire like my idols Christopher Buckley or P.J. O’Rourke, I’ll simply say what team I play for and leave it at that. Jen Lancaster
  63. For my wife Mary Corliss and me, ‘Colbert’ has been destination viewing. Even in the early years, we never took the show’s excellence for granted, agreeing that someday we’d look back on the double whammy of ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ as the golden age of TV’s singeing singing satire. Richard Corliss
  64. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. Rudyard Kipling
  65. For you, my darlings, freedom to do what you like is the discovery of how unlikable what you like to do makes you. Not that that stops you doing what you like, since you like doing what you like more than you like liking what you do. Glen Duncan
    Freddie experienced the sort of abysmal soul-sadness which afflicts one of Tolstoy’s Russian peasants when, after putting in a heavy day’s work strangling his father, beating his wife, and dropping the baby into the city’s reservoir, he turns to the cupboards, only to find the vodka bottle empty. P.G. Wodehouse
  66. French is the language that turns dirt into romance. Stephen King
  67. Friendly satire may be compared to a fine lancet, which gently breathes a vein for health’s sake. Samuel Richardson
  68. Gentle mockery or sharp satire aimed at Christians and their leaders have been replaced by abuse of Christianity itself. Ann Widdecombe
  69. God a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive. Ayn Rand
  70. Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you’re on the front lines. Carl Hiaasen
  71. Great News! If you quit being cunty the whole world will stop being against you! Sarah Silverman
  72. Halal in the Family’ will expose a broad audience to some of the realities of being Muslim in America. By using satire, we will encourage people to reconsider their assumptions about Muslims, while providing a balm to those experiencing anti-Muslim bias. I also hope those Uncles and Aunties out there will crack a smile! Aasif Mandvi
  73. He burst into the house and ate Grandma, an entirely valid course of action for a carnivore such as himself. James Finn Garner
  74. He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom. P.G. Wodehouse
  75. He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend- provided of course he really is dead. Voltaire
  76. Here’s an easy way to figure out if you’re in a cult: If you’re wondering whether you’re in a cult, the answer is yes. Stephen Colbert
  77. Hollywood is horrible… it’s beyond satire. Yahoo Serious
  78. How do we get a pantomime cow on set. Jeez, the rigours of satire. Mel Smith
  79. I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed. Jerome K. Jerome
  80. I believe that pop culture is just, like, so ready for ‘Watchmen.’ We tried so hard to ride that wave between satire and reality, and all the things that make you still care about the character, but you don’t miss the commentary about them. Zack Snyder
  81. I came to Hollywood originally writing comedy and writing satire. Stephen Gaghan
  82. 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. Kristin Gore
  83. I cry all the time when I watch ‘Glee’ because I don’t know if it’s satire or melodrama and that makes me feel like the writing is aware of itself, and that makes it OK to cry. David Sedaris
  84. I didn’t invent satire. I didn’t come up with it. And it will continue to be a very powerful tool to disrupt political taboos and social taboos and religious taboos, because those taboos are always used to control and to curb people’s way of creativity and thinking, by making them feel guilty because they want to make a change. Bassem Youssef
  85. I don’t want to sound disingenuous here – controversy is obviously good for business, especially if your business is satire. And it does amplify the discussion – in my view, a good thing. Garry Trudeau
  86. I feel like comedy is important, and I think political satire can be really important. Laura Benanti
  87. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. Groucho Marx
  88. I found out recently that my ‘Good News’ show has a big following in North Korea and the Vatican City! Who knew Kim Jong-un and the Pope liked fast-paced satire? Russell Howard
  89. I grew up in Nagpur, and I first started enjoying the author Harishankar Parsai. He wrote mostly satire, essays on the current situation and social issues. He wrote many books and I think he was my first influence. Rajkumar Hirani
  90. I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned. Lord Byron
  91. I have actually known a case where a Woman has exterminated her whole household, and half an hour afterwards, when her rage was over and the fragments swept away, has asked what has become of her husband and her children. Edwin Abbott Abbott
  92. I have been a part of four different genres – a political satire, gangster drama, thriller and period drama. Shriya Pilgaonkar
  93. I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout. Jonathan Swift
  94. 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! Tom Wolfe
  95. I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: Oh Lord, make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it. Voltaire
  96. I have shot for a political satire by Anubhav Sinha called ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai.’ Shriya Pilgaonkar
  97. I know a lie when I hear one. Adrian Mitchel
  98. I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me. Matt Groening
  99. I learned you have to move fast, writing futuristic satire in America: Before you know it, you’re a realist! Jennifer Egan
  100. I like the George Romero films, which were really great, social satire movies; really twisted. John Cusack
  101. I like to write a lot of satire. Earl King
  102. I liked ‘Repo Man.’ Satire. Harry Dean Stanton
  103. I love ‘Glee.’ I cry all the time when I watch ‘Glee’ because I don’t know if it’s satire or melodrama and that makes me feel like the writing is aware of itself, and that makes it okay to cry. David Sedaris
  104. I love the satire and skewering of comedy writing. Kristin Gore
  105. I mean, the thing is, is that Britain has got a great tradition of irreverent political satire. Ash Sarkar
  106. I never really considered ‘Quantum & Woody’ a comedic book or a funny book. I never thought of it as a satire. Christopher Priest
  107. I never see myself as writing satire. I think I write about people as they really are, without making them better or worse. Kate Christensen
  108. I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me. Tracey Ullman
  109. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel – it’s vulgar. Molly Ivins
  110. I realized over the years if I’m writing about humor, irony, satire, I much prefer to do that in English. And if there is sorrow, melancholy, longing, I much prefer to do that in Turkish. Each language has its own strength to me, and I feel connected and attached to both Turkish and English. I dream in more than one language. Elif Safak
  111. I replied that England (the dear place of my nativity) was computed to produce three times the quantity of food, more than its inhabitants are able to consume, … But, in order to feed the luxury and intemperance of the males, and the vanity of the females, we sent away the greatest part of our necessary things to other countries, from whence in return we brought the materials of diseases, folly, and vice, to spend among ourselves. Hence it follows of necessity that vast numbers of our people are compelled to seek their livelihood by begging, robbing, stealing, cheating, pimping, forswearing, flattering, suborning, forging, gaming, lying, fawning, hectoring, voting, scribbling, freethinking, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
  112. I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher. A. N. Wilson
  113. I started off at the Second City in Chicago… It’s an improvisational theater that ostensibly does social and political satire, but when I was there, we generally didn’t. We did character work, and we did just the silliest things we could think of. We weren’t all that concerned with, you know, changing the world through mime. Stephen Colbert
  114. I suppose that in no educational institution can one become an educated person. Mikhail Bulgakov
  115. I talk to God but the sky is empty. Sylvia Plath
  116. I tell lies somewhere else, but not here, not in front of myself. Robert Walser
  117. I think ‘Death Race 2000’ is a classic, but it’s a classic from the 1970s, and I think it’s a particular kind of drive-in-exploitation movie satire masterpiece, and it was very much a movie of its time. Paul W. S. Anderson
  118. I think a playful critique is good for all of us, and that’s basically how I see satire functioning. But I’m not interested in a kind of contemptuous satirical vision; I try always, even when I’m knowingly being satirical, to also be humane, but I mean, let’s face it: there’s plenty in American life to make fun of, and we all participate in it. Jennifer Egan
  119. 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. Rory Bremner
  120. I think comedy and satire are the strongest ways to deal with very serious themes and very painful themes. Colman Domingo
  121. I think it’s legitimate to do satire. If you’re going to write a book of satire on Marilyn Monroe or Madonna, you’re not going to get their permission, because you’re going to make fun of them! Mort Walker
  122. I think satire is most effective when you love the thing you’re satirizing rather than… have a vendetta against it. Mike Yaconelli
  123. I think satire suffered under Obama, but not because of Obama. People are more sensitive now than ever, and strong satirical voices are stifled because of that. I don’t think a Clinton presidency would change that. Michael Che
  124. I think that there’s a real appetite for opinion-driven satire, not just generic making jokes about what’s in the news but actually point-of-view-driven stuff. Nish Kumar
  125. I think the big lesson I’ve learned is that it’s very hard to write satire in America because almost immediately, whatever you’ve thought of turns out to come true, or sometimes it already was true. Jennifer Egan
  126. I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early ’70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire. David Zucker
  127. I think you’re born with a comedy gene, and you can’t teach timing, and you can’t teach satire, pathos. Brad Garrett
  128. I try and write satire that’s well-intentioned. But those intentions have to be hidden. It can’t be completely clear, and that’s what makes it comedy. Bo Burnham
  129. I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. Socrates
  130. I was trying to have an insight, and all I could think of was that I’d backed myself into a corner, and the corner was me. John Welter
  131. I was very involved in political satire, and I’d been writing parody for ‘Mad’ and ‘National Lampoon,’ so I made up some strange story about Gerald Ford. Chevy Chase
  132. I was watching the devastations of the Kashmir floods, and a reporter was asking a local, who had just lost her house and her son, how she was feeling. I was stunned at the insensitivity. I did a 10-15 second satire on it and put it up on Facebook. Bhuvan Bam
  133. I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged. Stephen King
  134. I would play hooky from school and spend all day in the movie theaters. Consequently, I learned satire in all its subtle forms. Nile Rodgers
  135. I write for fun. I had written a kind of media satire, but I doubt it will see the light of day. It was just a personal project. Michael Hastings
  136. I wrote an ITV drama in the 1960s, a satire on management theory that starred Leonard Rossiter. I’m also a poet and have had work in the ‘Spectator.’ Maurice Flanagan
  137. 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. T’Keyah Crystal Keymah
  138. I’m a human person, so I do have some sort of compassion for even the people I’m mocking. But at the end of the day, I’m the little guy taking on the big guy. That to me is not bullying. That’s satire. Randy Rainbow
  139. I’m a satirist, so I’ve got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I’m not an assassin. If that ever happens, it’s only because something happened during the interview that got me going, and then I had to translate my feelings to the mouth of the character. Stephen Colbert
  140. I’m looking at some comedic horror films because I have often been accused of being too dark. I’m not dark, not compared with ‘Saw’ or anything like that. So I’m looking at live-action horror films, but not slasher ones – ones that have humor and maybe some social satire. Henry Selick
  141. I’m not scared of death, I just don’t want to seek it out. Tommy Higgins
  142. I’ve always been a big fan of political and social satire. Camille Perri
  143. I’ve always felt I deserved a wider audience, so thank you for reading this. Ivana Hruba
  144. I’ve never been much drawn towards satire of any kind. Geoff Dyer
  145. I’ve written quite a variety of songs, everything from kids songs to political satire, and my dad covered a fairly large range, also. Arlo Guthrie
  146. If all you have is satire, your show will close. Even if all you have is comedy, your show will close. The hardest thing is not making people laugh: the hardest thing is building an emotional story. Any child can make a group of adults laugh. Robert Lopez
  147. If satire is to be effective, the audience must be aware of the thing satirized. Gore Vidal
  148. If there is to be peace in our industrial life let the employer recognize his obligation to his employees at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes. John L. Lewis
  149. 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! Mercedes Lackey
  150. If this is the best of possible worlds, what then are the others? Voltaire, Candide
  151. If you look at ‘Network’ or any kind of satire, it’s fundamentally unemotional in some ways. Sam Levinson
  152. If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there’s just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing. Carl Hiaasen
  153. If you’re an activist trying to do something important, I salute you. Most of us just give ourselves ethical brownie points for watching Channel 2 instead of Channel 3, like characters in a broad dystopian satire. Frankie Boyle
  154. If you’re going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can’t be politically correct when you do that. John Cusack
  155. If you’re going to give people 20 minutes of news satire, you’ve also got to give them Tiffani-Amber Thiessen or you’re going to have rioting in the streets. Jon Stewart
  156. In the old days of literature, only the very thick-skinned – or the very brilliant – dared enter the arena of literary criticism. To criticise a person’s work required equal measures of erudition and wit, and inferior critics were often the butt of satire and ridicule. Joanne Harris
  157. In the present state of the world it is difficult not to write lampoons. Juvenal
  158. In TV writing, Armando Iannucci’s satire ‘The Thick of It’ is brilliant – equal parts hysterically funny, terrifyingly believable, and Oh-my-God-I-can’t-believe-he-actually-said-that – and it’s got the most satisfyingly creative insults ever. Tana French
  159. Indonesian people don’t get satire; that’s the thing. There’s no thought in our humor. Rich Brian
  160. Invisible things are the only realities. Edgar Allan Poe
  161. Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me? John Kennedy Toole
  162. It can take the uninitiated a minute to realize that ‘Gangnam Style’ is satire. Evan Osnos
  163. It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues. Jonathan Swift
  164. It is difficult not to write satire. Juvenal
  165. It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire
  166. It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control. Dario Fo
  167. It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing. Helen Keller
  168. It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. Jerome K. Jerome
  169. It is proved that things cannot be other than they are, for since everything was made for a purpose, it follows that everything is made for the best purpose. Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary
  170. It is still cheating, even if nobody comes. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  171. 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
  172. It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality. Griffin Dunne
  173. It was madness to leave without your useless shit. You came in with it, you left with it–that was how it worked. What would you use to clutter a new office with if not your useless shit? We could remember Old Brizz with this box of useless shit, shifting the box from arm to arm as he talked with the building guy. Of course, Old Brizz never had an office again. His useless shit really was useless. He had cause to leave his useless shit behind. But his was a rare case. All things considered, it was better to take your useless shit with you. Joshua Ferris
  174. It’s a challenge to do satire when the thing you’re satirizing is almost beyond satire, but I think that’s a challenge for everybody. Larry Wilmore
  175. It’s a great time to be doing political satire when the world is on a knife edge. John Oliver
  176. It’s a one-day story of a guy called Newton Kumar, and the backdrop is election: how the most powerful tool we have as citizens is vote but how we don’t utilise it. We really don’t give importance to it. It talks about democracy; it’s a satire, a black comedy. Rajkummar Rao
  177. It’s an old Elizabethan idea. The fool is the only one who is allowed to make fun of the king because he is a fool. I can say whatever I want about anybody else because I’m just an idiot talking – I’m not insisting that I’m any smarter than anyone else. It’s satire. Harry Anderson
  178. It’s harder to take politics seriously, to understand the issues, than it is to drown it all in a sea of scorn. And while the world cries out for greater analysis and insight, we are distracted by bread and circuses, aka the ‘Great British Bake-Off’ and ‘Tumble.’ We should rediscover our tradition of satire. Of speaking truth unto power. Rory Bremner
  179. Jaspal Bhatti saab was the one who uplifted the image of Sikhs on the national and international stage. There used to be a lot of satire on Sikhs earlier. A guy wearing a turban was portrayed as a joke, but since Bhatti saab entered cinema he changed the entire perspective and idiom of Sardar jokes. Binnu Dhillon
  180. Kaizad Gustad is quite crazy, and he has weird ideas, and ‘Boom’ is one such idea. It’s a crazy film by a crazy guy. It’s almost a satire, a black comedy. Amitabh Bachchan
  181. Ksenia Sobchak as president is like Sergei Shnurov as an artist. It’s satire. It’s a very high-level art project. Ksenia Sobchak
  182. Life serves up satire. Unfortunately. Or fortunately. I don’t know. You have to reel it in to drama. Stephen Gaghan
  183. Life sometimes reminds us that it is sometimes heartless by giving something or someone we really need to someone who does not need or even want them or it. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  184. Look, I don’t have the millions of dollars that Exxon has. But I’ve got comedy. I’ve got satire. I’ve got stars. Laurie David
  185. Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  186. Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market. Erich Fromm
  187. Love turns, with little indulgence, to indifference or disgust: hatred alone is immortal. William Hazlitt
  188. Magoo’s appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he’s not only nearsighted physically. His mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and reality as we see it. Jim Backus
  189. Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him. Groucho Marx
  190. Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole. William S. Burroughs
  191. Marilyn Monroe wasn’t even her real name, Charles Manson isn’t his real name, and now, I’m taking that to be my real name. But what’s real? You can’t find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best. Marilyn Manson
  192. Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? Groucho Marx
  193. Mike Judge is my Jonathan Swift, and I say that because I don’t know any other satirists. But the problem with satire is that it’s so easily misinterpreted. T. J. Miller
  194. Mishaque was a stouty blend of Irish “shrek” mixed with crazy Jafakain, his front was car dealing. Saira Viola
  195. More often than not, you will never be judged by your intentions because the world can’t read minds and very few will know the heart of a person they have not given time to know personally. Shannon L. Alder
  196. Most men are not wicked… They are sleep-walkers, not evil evildoers. Franz Kafka
  197. Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  198. My pen shall heal, not hurt. L.M. Montgomery
  199. My show in Egypt was called, ‘The Show,’ or, ‘Al Bernameg’ in Arabic. Basically, it was a political satire show. It started on Internet by three, four-minute episodes, and then it evolved into a live show in a theater, which was something that was unprecedented in the Arab world. Bassem Youssef
  200. Mysteries force a man to think, and so injure his health. Edgar Allan Poe
  201. Newton’ is a black comedy, a social satire. Amit Masurkar is directing the movie, and Drishyam films is producing. Rajkummar Rao is in the movie. I am playing a very important character. It is a very interesting project. Pankaj Tripathi
  202. Nobody could catch cold by the sea; nobody wanted appetite by the sea; nobody wanted spirits; nobody wanted strength. Sea air was healing, softening, relaxing — fortifying and bracing — seemingly just as was wanted — sometimes one, sometimes the other. If the sea breeze failed, the seabath was the certain corrective; and where bathing disagreed, the sea air alone was evidently designed by nature for the cure. Jane Austen
  203. Not all Tories are atrocious heartless fiends, I concede. But those who wield hunger as a weapon while claiming their own meals on expenses, are beyond satire. Jack Monroe
  204. Nothing is as irritating to a shy man as a confident girl. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  205. Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman. Oscar Wilde
  206. Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn’t understand his use of profanity. He didn’t use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire. Bill Cosby
  207. Occasionally, the horrors of life in North Korea do show up in our American satire. Jennifer Armintrout
  208. Oh yes? Can you identify yourself? Certainly. I’d know me anywhere. Terry Pratchett
  209. Oh, I don’t mean to infer that you’re not a great guy. I’m sure you’re the exception to the rule. Jaye Frances
  210. On the other side of that coin, and far outweighing it, is the fact that I’ve been able to use genre of Fantasy/Horror and express my opinion, talk a little about society, do a little bit of satire and that’s been great, man. A lot of people don’t have that platform. George A. Romero
  211. One might be led to suspect that there were all sorts of things going on in the Universe which he or she did not thoroughly understand. Kurt Vonnegut
  212. Our time was most delightfully spent, in mutual Protestations of Freindship, and in vows of unalterable Love, in which we were secure from being interrupted, by intruding and disagreeable Visistors, as Augustus and Sophia had on their first Entrance in the Neighbourhood, taken due care to inform the surrounding Families, that as their happiness centered wholly in themselves, they wished for no other society. Jane Austen, Love and Friendship
  213. Paul Verhoeven is one of my favourite directors. I love his ability to mash extreme violence with humour and satire. Kayvan Novak
  214. People keep saying you can’t satirize Trump because he’s beyond satire, but it’s not difficult to just let him out and let him walk upon the stage and say his own words. Howard Jacobson
  215. People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House. Robin Williams
  216. People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  217. Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  218. Political satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize. Tom Lehrer
  219. Political satire is a serious thing. In democratic newspapers throughout the world there are daily cartoons that often are not even funny, as is the case especially in many English-language newspapers. Instead, they contain a political message, and the artist takes full responsibility. Umberto Eco
  220. Politics is a thing that is kind of the same over and over and over again. But we have to find new ways of poking fun at it and letting the air out of people and satirizing things that are worthy of satire. Paul F. Tompkins
  221. Pops added,”you know, they say if you don’t vote, you get the government you deserve. And if you do, you never get the results you expected. E.A. Bucchianeri
  222. Popular culture bombards us with examples of animals being humanized for all sorts of purposes, ranging from education to entertainment to satire to propaganda. Walt Disney, for example, made us forget that Mickey is a mouse, and Donald a duck. George Orwell laid a cover of human societal ills over a population of livestock. Frans de Waal
  223. Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one’s voice. Ambrose Bierce
  224. Post 9/11 Blues’ is an observational satire about the surreal circus of fear at that time. It’s a generational thing. Riz Ahmed
  225. Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. Alexander Pope
  226. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards? Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
  227. Quotation: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary
  228. 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. Christopher Buckley
  229. Regardless of what amount of satire or sarcasm is heard in what I do, the reason it connects with people is because the fun and the wildness in it is sincere. Ricky Reed
  230. Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Thomas Jefferson
  231. Right now, the economy is a whole lot like a fairly good-looking brain-dead chick in a persistent vegetative coma. You can’t really wake her up, but there’s things she’s still good for. Cintra Wilson
  232. Rush Limbaugh’s pathetic abuse of logic, his absurd pomposity, his relentless self-promotion, his ridiculous ego – now those, friends, are appropriate targets for satire. Molly Ivins
  233. Satire also allows you to make fun of every different aspect. It allows you to make fun of both sides. It allows you to make fun of everything, really, so you can do it in a harmless way. Neill Blomkamp
  234. Satire and comedy are really the only film mediums where you can get into ideas and have people leave the theater without being moralized. Justin Simien
  235. Satire can always be found everywhere. A people without love for satire is a dead people. Dario Fo
  236. Satire doesn’t effect change. P. J. O’Rourke
  237. Satire has been a sanctuary historically monopolized by progressives, originally used as a discreet tool against Western religious fundamentalism. Maajid Nawaz
  238. Satire is a form of social control, it’s what you do. It’s not personal. It’s a job. Garry Trudeau
  239. Satire is a kind of poetry in which human vices are reprehended. John Dryden
  240. Satire is a lesson, parody is a game. Vladimir Nabokov
  241. Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and that so very few are offended with it. Jonathan Swift
  242. Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own. Jonathan Swift
  243. Satire is a weapon, and it can be quite cruel. Molly Ivins
  244. Satire is enjoyable compensation for being forced to think. Edgar Johnson
  245. 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
  246. Satire is focused bitterness. Leo Rosten
  247. Satire is moral outrage transformed into comic art. Philip Roth
  248. Satire is not a social dynamite. But it is a social indicator: it shows that new men are knocking at the door. Jacob Bronowski
  249. Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out. Dawn Powell
  250. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. Molly Ivins
  251. 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
  252. 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, The Essential Lenny Bruce: his original unexpurgated satirical routines
  253. Satire is what closes on Saturday night. George S. Kaufman
  254. Satire is, by definition, offensive. It is meant to make us feel uncomfortable. It is meant to make us scratch our heads, think, do a double-take, and then think again. Maajid Nawaz
  255. Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. Voltaire
  256. Satire makes people learn something more than being lectured. Sarah Cooper
  257. Satire must always accompany any free society. It is an absolute necessity. Even in the most repressive medieval kingdoms, they understood the need for the court jester, the one soul allowed to tell the truth through laughter. Joe Randazzo
  258. Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they’re too deliberate. Herb Caen
  259. Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Wound with a touch that’s scarcely felt or seen. Mary Wortley Montagu
  260. Satire works best when it hews close to the line between the outlandish and the possible – and as that line continues to grow thinner, the satirist’s task becomes ever more difficult. Graydon Carter
  261. Satire, whether it be satire or not, everything has to have boundaries. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  262. Satire’s my weapon, but I’m too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. Alexander Pope
  263. Satire’s nature is to be one-sided, contemptuous of ambiguity, and so unfairly selective as to find in the purity of ridicule an inarguable moral truth. E. L. Doctorow
  264. Satires and lampoons on particular people circulate more by giving copies in confidence to the friends of the parties, than by printing them. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  265. Satirize wickedness if you must–but pity weakness. L.M. Montgomery
  266. 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 ― Cynthia Hand, My Lady Jane
  267. She generally gave herself very good advice, though she very seldom followed it. Lewis Carroll
  268. Shelley Jackson’s ‘Half Life’ is the textual equivalent of an installation, a multivocal, polymorphous, dialogic, dystopian satire wrapped around a murder mystery wrapped around a bildungsroman. Stacey D’Erasmo
  269. Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory. Bruce Lee
  270. Since my trips to Earth, I’ve only managed to assemble a few basics facts about humans, condensing them in to four, overall points: kids got Reese’s, teens got recess, adults got recessions, and seniors got receding. Tai Odunsi
  271. Social satire has been around since people have been around. David Walliams
  272. Some men are born sodomites, some achieve sodomy, and some have sodomy thrust upon them. Aleister Crowley
  273. Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  274. Some people talk about other people’s failures with so much pleasure that you would swear they are talking about their own successes. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  275. Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it … or they think you have. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  276. Some readers took ‘Heaven’s My Destination’ as a satire on Christianity and the Midwest, but today it reads like a loving comedy. Robert Gottlieb
  277. Status is always ripe for satire, status is always good for comedy. Stephen Colbert
  278. 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
  279. The end of satire is the amendment of vices by correction; and he who writes honestly is no more an enemy to the offender than the physician to the patient when he prescribes harsh remedies. John Dryden
  280. The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  281. The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Frederick Buechner
  282. The idea of 24-hour news, if you really step back, is pretty insane. Just even saying ’24-hour news’ almost has satire laced in it. Adam McKay
  283. The importance of satire is bringing more people to the table. There are a lot of average citizens who aren’t interested in politics and would be more interested if it’s brought to them in a comedic, funny, satirical way. Bassem Youssef
  284. The Irish and British, they love satire, it’s a large part of the culture. Ben Nicholson
  285. The journey of your first movie is not just beyond belief it can be truly beyond satire. Yahoo Serious
  286. The least we each ought to do for someone who treats us like a king or a queen is to treat them like a prince or a princess. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  287. The mark of a really great satire is its ability to seem prophetic, and I think that the television culture that film predicted really came true in the age of reality television and is a testament to how great it really is. Justin Simien
  288. The modern form of things had begun to appeal to me, also (as material for satire) politics, and the lives of the great and little, high up in the social scale. Laurence Housman
  289. The most brilliant satire of all time was ‘A Modest Proposal’ by Jonathan Swift. You’ll notice how everything got straightened out in Ireland within days of that coming out. P. J. O’Rourke
  290. The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  291. The ones who constantly make us laugh are the hardest of friends to know – for comedians are the caricatures among us. Criss Jami
  292. The Open Road goes to the used-car lot. Louis Simpson
  293. The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary. Benjamin Franklin
  294. The people running Silicon Valley are not making the show because they want to do a satire of Silicon Valley. They are just comedy writers, and they want to make a funny show. Daniel Lyons
  295. The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again! Michael Flanders
  296. The real purpose of the opposition is to minimize the amount of money the ruling party will have stolen from the people at the end of its term. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  297. The reason I wrote political satire was because I thought it – politics – was important… that public policy was important. Then I transitioned into books, then into radio. Al Franken
  298. 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
  299. 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
  300. The sole purpose of a crown is to make anyone not wearing one feel like an insignificant pauper. They’re obscene to the point of satire. Charlie Brooker
  301. 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
  302. The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. Oscar Wilde
  303. 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. Martin Amis
  304. The weather is like the government, always in the wrong. Jerome K. Jerome
  305. 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? William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
  306. The worst mistake a writer can make is to assume everyone has an imagination. Andrew McEwan
  307. Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramtic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, politcal intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner. E.A. Bucchianeri
  308. There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. Salvador Dali
  309. There are thousands of ways to make people laugh – satire, black comedy, slapstick. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  310. 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. Isaac Hayes
  311. 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. Tim Crouch
  312. There is no place for a person like me in a world that only takes itself seriously. Satire is so necessary but fairly ineffective. T. J. Miller
  313. There were people who believed their opportunities to live a fulfilled life were hampered by the number of Asians in England, by the existance of a royal family, by the volume of traffic that passed by their house, by the malice of trade unions, by the power of callous employers, by the refusal of the health service to take their condition seriously, by communism, by capitalism, by atheism, by anything, in fact, but their own futile, weak-minded failure to get a fucking grip. Stephen Fry
  314. There’s certainly satire written about techies, but it’s so snarky and snide and doesn’t treat him as a whole person. The people I worked with at Twitter – they’re very analytical, but they’re also deep and thoughtful – I feel like they deserved a charismatic spokesperson. Robin Sloan
  315. These people are artists. These people are musicians. They’re taking it out and trying to express it that way. Marilyn Manson
  316. 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. Chase Brooks
  317. This satire business, that was one of the worst things that ever happened to me. I was certified funny. From then on, I had to be funny – people expected it. Twice the work for the same pay. Ray Guy
  318. This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half. George Orwell
  319. Tides are like politics. They come and go with a great deal of fuss and noise, but inevitably they leave the beach just as they found it. On those few occasions when major change does occur, it is rarely a good news. Jack McDevitt
  320. To a child, ‘The Little Prince’ is the story of a boy who falls from the sky, meets lots of funny people on his travels, and then returns to his star. But take a closer look and you find as clear a commentary on everything that’s wrong with modern life – and what can be done to fix it – as you would in the most biting social satire. Maria Konnikova
  321. To think or not to think? That is the new question. Nadina Boun
  322. Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness. Edward Young
  323. Veep’ is a great satire of democracy. Jon Lovett
  324. Verse satire indeed is entirely our own. Quintilian
  325. We are almost in a time beyond jokes, beyond satire. When the Trump era is called the ‘post-truth’ period, then this is the greatest joke of all, albeit quite depressing. Bill Bailey
  326. We fear the arrival of immigrants that we have drawn here with the wealth we stole from them. For much of the rest of the world we must be the focus of bitter amusement, characters in a satire we don’t understand. It is British people that don’t learn languages, or British history. Britain is the true scrounger, the true criminal. Frankie Boyle
  327. We live in an age that’s very suspicious of preachy political rhetoric, which means that there’s room for art that approaches these issues from the side – as satire, as parody, or as a kind of outlandish speculative proposition. Jess Row
  328. We never dealt with satire or suggestive material. Although some of our films were broad parodies or burlesques of popular dramatic themes, there was no conscious attempt at being either sarcastic or offensive. Stan Laurel
  329. We were putting into these gomers our fear of death, but who knew if they feared death? Perhaps they welcomed death like a dear long-lost cousin, grown old but still known, coming to visit, relieving the loneliness, the failing of the senses, the fury of the half-blind looking into the mirror and not recognizing who is looking back, a dear friend, a dear reliever, a healer who would be with them for an eternity, the same eternity as the long ago, before birth. Samuel Shem
  330. 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
  331. Welcome to Hell. Here’s your accordion. Gary Larson
  332. What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! Joseph Pulitzer
  333. What is satire if not a marriage of civil disobedience to a laugh track, a potent brew of derision and lack of respect that acts as a nettle sting on the thin skin of the humourless? Mona Eltahawy
  334. What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
  335. What’s great about ‘The Daily Show’ is I can use satire and push the envelope. I couldn’t do that anywhere else. Even if I was a journalist. Aasif Mandvi
  336. Whatever is going on in the news and whoever is in the spotlight is up for grabs and fodder for satire. Randy Rainbow
  337. When asked, “Why do you always wear black?”, he said, “I am mourning for my life. Anton Chekhov
  338. When did it become irrational to dislike religion, any religion, even to dislike it vehemently? When did reason get redescribed as unreason? When were the fairy stories of the superstitious placed above criticism, beyond satire? A religion was not a race. It was an idea, and ideas stood (or fell) because they were strong enough (or too weak) to withstand criticism, not because they were shielded from it. Strong ideas welcomed dissent. Salman Rushdie, Joseph Anton: A Memoir
  339. When dunces are satiric, I take it for a panegyric. Jonathan Swift
  340. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel – it’s vulgar. Molly Ivins
  341. When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore. Jonathan Swift
  342. When you have satire, it has to be real. No matter how outrageous the comedy becomes, you have to believe in the characters. Kevin Kline
  343. When you look at golf films before us they’re all – garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can’t beat him. Shia LaBeouf
  344. Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? William Makepeace Thackeray
  345. Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on–that is, badly. George Orwell
  346. 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. Louis MacNeice
  347. You can’t debate satire. Either you get it or you don’t. Michael Moore
  348. You can’t make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it. Art Buchwald
  349. You cannot be truly humble, unless you truly believe that life can and will go on without you. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  350. You know, you’re rather amusingly wrong. Terry Pratchett
  351. 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. S.J. Perelman

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20 Interesting Facts About Human Eye You Should Know

The eye is a human body organ that reacts to light and allows vision. Because of eyes, we can not only see other objects but also can sense the depth and distance. Did you know How much does an eyeball weigh? We actually see with your brain, not your eyes. Human eyes...

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