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Mockery Quotes

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While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Isn't it the sweetest mockery to mock our enemies?
- Sophocles

Study with desire is real activity; without desire
it is but the semblance and mockery of activity.
- William Godwin

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone -
but part,
while you can part friends.
Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
- William Hazlitt

 

Words without deeds is an affront to the principle
that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values
we as public servants claim to love.
- Jon Corzine

Comedians still make fun of Bill's out-of-control appetites,
but with Hillary, the mockery is about how she lets
nothing be out of control.
- Rich Lowry

No great movement designed to change the world can
bear to be laughed at or belittled.
Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.
- Milan Kundera

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Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
- Thomas Moore

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself;
at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction
of what it is pretending to be.
- George Santayana

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press,
with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it,
can preserve that public virtue without which popular
government is a sham and a mockery.
- Joseph Pulitzer

First, we must stop issuing drivers' licenses to people
in our country illegally.
Providing them with forms of government identification
makes a mockery of our laws and undermines national security efforts.
- Bobby Jindal

Well not really to get attention, but to entertain,
but you know to show some elements of rural life as well,
it kind of blended all in, its kind of like a mockery in a sense,
kind of stab back at people that have those stereotypical ideas of the south.
- Bubba Sparxxx

Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development
of weapons of mass destruction technology which is
a threat to countries in the region and he has made
a mockery of the weapons inspection process.
- Nancy Pelosi

From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental
principle of my religion:
I know no other religion;
I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion;
religion,
as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
- John Henry Newman

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

We ape, we mimic, we mock.
We act.
- Laurence Olivier

I'm pro-death penalty, but what I have not seen is
anybody that would mock someone on death row.
- Gary Bauer

Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people,
they may be mocking or cursing their own child.
- Anna Quindlen

My focus is to forget the pain of life.
Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it.
And laugh.
- Jim Carrey

I remarked constantly, just at sunset,
in these latitudes, that the eastern horizon was brilliantly
illuminated with a kind of mock sunset.
This in a short time disappeared, to be soon succeeded
by another similar in character,
but more faint.
- George Grey

It's all very boring to say that we get along great
and all that and sometimes we mock up come aggravation
to make it interesting but the truth of it is that
we get along so well we've never had an argument.
- Dave Edmunds

To become an American citizen, we require people to read,
write and speak in English.
That is to help them to assimilate in our melting pot,
truly to become Americans.
We mock that when the cherished right to vote does
not involve English any more.
- Ernest Istook

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness
about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the
power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman

He mocks the people who proposes that the government
shall protect the rich and that they in turn will care for the laboring poor.
- Grover Cleveland

You see, Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice.
It makes a farce of our idea of equality.
It mocks our pieties.
It doubts our concern.
It questions our commitment.
Because there is no way we can look at what's happening in Africa,
and if we're honest, conclude that it would ever be
allowed to happen anywhere else.
- Bono

National character is only another name for the particular
form which the littleness,
perversity and baseness of mankind take in every country.
Every nation mocks at other nations,
and all are right.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked,
but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
- Michael J. Fox

It's so easy for propaganda to work,
and dissent to be mocked.
- Harold Pinter

Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten,
mocked or used.
As for being understood - never.
- Albert Camus

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations,
the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so
clear they can no longer be ignored.
- Wendell Willkie

There's a tradition in British intellectual life of
mocking any non-political force that gets involved in politics,
especially within the sphere of the arts and the theatre.
- Harold Pinter

Most of those mocking us and our works night after
night have not reached the point of suggesting we are
going to use those weapons.
They are pretty useless right now.
- Richard Reeves

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Talk not of wasted affection;
affection never was wasted.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense,
and have her nonsense respected.
- Charles Lamb

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words
but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't talk about what you have done
or what you are going to do.
- Thomas Jefferson

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

Children, cartoon animals, comedians,
and space aliens can get away with saying
what the rest of us are afraid is true,
but are embarrassed to talk about.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
- Dion Boucicault

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

All this talk about equality.
The only thing people really have in common is that
they are all going to die.
- Bob Dylan

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
- Denis Waitley

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Writers write.
Dreamers talk about it.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The reason I talk to myself is because
I'm the only one whose answers I accept.
- George Carlin

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you'd have preferred to talk.
- Doug Larson

I could talk food all day.
I love good food.
- Tom Brady

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host.
- David Letterman

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody
that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and
never of killing for their country.
- Bertrand Russell

You know what? Maybe there's a good reason
donkeys shouldn't talk.
- the movie Shrek (2001)

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
- Gordon Sinclair


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