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Quotes of satire

  1. You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire All you're doing is recording it. – Art Buchwald
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. – Molly Ivins
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Satire is a lesson, parody is a game. – Vladimir Nabokov
  8. The Irish and British, they love satire it's a large part of the culture. – Ben Nicholson
  9. Hollywood is horrible... it's beyond satire – Yahoo Serious
  10. Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. – Jonathan Swift
  11. 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
  12. I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me. – Tracey Ullman
  13. 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
  14. But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine. – Jerry Zucker

Usage examples for satire

  1. Follies and fashions have been criticised with satire but never with spleen. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  2. " Abuse has taken the place of satire Mrs. Faulkner continued. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  3. But this critical satire gave nobody pain. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  4. He took up his writing materials, and made the satire immediately. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  5. He delighted in extravagance of a satire which usually said more than it meant, but always rested upon a foundation of good sense. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  6. But lighter satire with other " applied" poetry, has shown variety and excellence. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  7. The objection inheres in all forms of applied satire my understanding of whose laws and liberties is at least derived from reverent study of the masters. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  8. " Yes; more than one of your poets made their way by a satire and Cesarini is persuaded he shall do the same. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. She looked at him very keenly as he said these last words, watching whether there was any covert satire in them. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  10. 3. " Let Satire then, her proper object know, And ere she strike, be sure she strike a foe." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. He quitted Rome in disgust, which before long broke out in satire – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  12. How would it be possible for such a satire either to be printed or acted in Russia? – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  13. And I took her up, and begged her pardon; although she scarcely deserved it; for she knew that I was out of luck, and she might have spared her satire – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  14. His satire McSwiggen," printed in 1775, contains nearly half of the poems,- the only lines indeed which are of any real merit. – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  15. But the attachment of the Greek people to the Church was so strong and so universal that, although satire might be directed against the Bishops, a breach with the Church formed no part of the design of any patriot. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  16. I love to speak Truth, Sir; if that happens to be Satire I can't help it. – The Toy Shop (1735) The King and the Miller of Mansfield (1737) by Robert Dodsley
  17. He was not picturesque like Dickens, and I was at that time curiously eager for some adequate philosophy of life, and his social satire seemed very small beer indeed. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  18. No, Mr. Emlyn; who can quit your house with an inclination for satire – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. They thought it was only her satire and did not believe her in the least. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  20. For severe satire and irony he had few equals and no superiors. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch