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Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.

Tags: Argument, Neither  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

Tags: Needed, Time  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers of irony and paradox all the way through it.

Tags: Book, Simple  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease.

Tags: Freedom, Greater  ✍ Author: Elfriede Jelinek

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.

Tags: Blessed, Clap  ✍ Author: Charles Lamb

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.

Tags: Above, Great  ✍ Author: David Foster Wallace

I think I would explode in flames of irony if I were to option an idea that I was satirizing in a novel.

Tags: Idea, Novel  ✍ Author: Jess Walter

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.

Tags: Literary, Qualities  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.

Tags: Hygiene, Mind  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Bibesco

There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen.

Tags: Happy, Screen  ✍ Author: Carter Burwell

People use irony as a defense mechanism.

Tags: Defense, Mechanism  ✍ Author: David Byrne

And the irony is that they wrote better without access to my quotes.

Tags: Access, Quotes  ✍ Author: Steve Carlton

Well, it'd certainly be fascinating if we discovered that gays were better at being married than heterosexuals are. Talk about irony.

Tags: Married, Talk  ✍ Author: Gail Collins

Americans are not renowned for having a sense of irony.

Tags: Renowned, Sense  ✍ Author: Andrew Dominik

Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does.

Tags: Cynicism  ✍ Author: Paul Horgan

Humor is everywhere in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

Tags: Human, Humor  ✍ Author: Bill Nye

I like the irony in my work.

Tags: Work  ✍ Author: Miuccia Prada

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.

Tags: Honesty, Volume  ✍ Author: George Saunders

Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.

Tags: Chaos, Clear  ✍ Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony.

Tags: Father, Humor  ✍ Author: Maurice Sendak

Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.

Tags: High, Morality  ✍ Author: Jean Stafford

It's no small irony that the government inevitably and invariably ends up promoting precisely that which they would most like to repress.

Tags: Government, Small  ✍ Author: Theodore Sturgeon

I don't embrace irony, but I do think it's a pre-existing condition; we manage it as best we can.

Tags: Best, Condition  ✍ Author: Kiana Tom

Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.

Tags: Humor, Impossible  ✍ Author: Lionel Trilling