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Satire Quotes

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You can't make up anything anymore.
The world itself is a satire.
All you're doing is recording it.
- Art Buchwald

Related topics: Society

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

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

Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
- Vladimir Nabokov

 

I like the George Romero films, which were really great,
social satire movies; really twisted.
- John Cusack

I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me.
- Tracey Ullman

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
- Molly Ivins

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All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay.
Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
- Theodor Adorno

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.
- Quintilian

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

It is difficult not to write satire.
- Juvenal

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

The Irish and British, they love satire,
it's a large part of the culture.
- Ben Nicholson

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

It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour
and satire in its system of control.
- Dario Fo

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

Hollywood is horrible...
it's beyond satire.
- Yahoo Serious

People say satire is dead.
It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.
- Robin Williams

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

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated
to be the objects of satire.
- Carroll O'Connor

Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
- Lord Byron

The journey of your first movie is not just beyond
belief it can be truly beyond satire.
- Yahoo Serious

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

A sitcom isn't usually the right tool for satire.
- Chris Morris

Satire is what closes on Saturday night.
- George S. Kaufman

Satire is focused bitterness.
- Leo Rosten

But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and
earliest influence was Mad magazine.
- Jerry Zucker

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

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

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally
discover everybody's face but their own.
- Jonathan Swift

Satire lies about literary men while they live and
eulogy lies about them when they die.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
- Angela Carter

Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness.
- Edward Young

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

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

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

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

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

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.
- Virginia Satir

Life is not what it's supposed to be.
It's what it is.
The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.
- Virginia Satir

The recommended daily requirement for hugs is:
four per day for survival,
eight per day for maintenance, and twelve per day for growth.
- Virginia Satir

We can learn something new anytime we believe we can.
- Virginia Satir

We need 4 hugs a day for survival.
We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.
We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
- Virginia Satir

Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.
- Virginia Satir

What lingers from the parent's individual past,
unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her
or his irrational parenting.
- Virginia Satir

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
- Virginia Satir

Every word, facial expression, gesture,
or action on the part of a parent gives the child some
message about self-worth.
It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
- Virginia Satir

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere
where individual differences are appreciated,
mistakes are tolerated, communication is open,
and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that
is found in a nurturing family.
- Virginia Satir

We pay homage to the people who came before,
doing satires, like Mel Brooks; we're just carrying the torch.
- Shawn Wayans

Our fathers were actually business partners in the same real-estate firm,
and we got together and thought, How can we get a movie
together and get distribution and create a new movie
genre? We started by making satires of commercials.
- David Zucker

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Your eyes must not determine what you see. pay attention.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

I gratefully accept the light and pay it forward.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Look closely... See with new eyes...
Don't just pass by what is familiar without a thought.
Pay attention and look closely.
There is beauty - there is discovery -
there in a whole new world hiding
beneath the face of the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grief is the price we pay for love.
- Queen Elizabeth II

I have three kinds of friends:
those who love me,
those who pay no attention to me,
and those who detest me.
- Nicolas De Chamfort

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I'm having a bad day. I am not size six.
My legs are not skinny as sticks,
and dammit, someone's got to pay.
I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself
and that my happiness depends on someone else.
I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall.
You're so shallow.
- Jewel


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