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"A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke."

irony quote by Anonymous

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"You are learning many social cues and nuances that you didn't pick up on when you were younger, such as irony and sarcasm, and these can work for and against you. At this point in your life, you may misinterpret a comment that was made as a compliment because you mistook it as sarcasm. What your friends say has a huge impact. You are constantly wondering, 'What did he mean by that?' or 'How do I look?' These feelings are common to everyone but are critical to teenagers because they are torn two ways. It is equally important for you to be an individual and to fit in."

irony quote by Julie Ross

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"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too."

irony quote by W. Somerset Maugham

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"Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization."

irony quote by Victor Hugo

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"Neither irony or sarcasm is argument."

irony quote by Samuel Butler

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

irony quote by Lionel Trilling

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"Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding."

irony quote by Agnes Repplier

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"Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time."

irony quote by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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"A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself."

irony quote by Jessamyn West

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"Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value."

irony quote by Doug Coupland

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"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that more."

irony quote by W. Somerset Maugham

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"If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will Lose its freedom and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too."

irony quote by W. Somerset Maugham

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"Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge."

irony quote by Mason Cooley

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"Irony is the hygiene of the mind."

irony quote by Elizabeth Bibesco

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

irony quote by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

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"Morpheus Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony."

irony quote by Matrix, The

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"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch"

irony quote by Jack Nicholson

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"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a- bitch."

irony quote by Jack Nicholson

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"Real art is without irony. Irony distances the author from his material. Irony is a product of something. It's not the reason for doing something. Irony is a cheap shot."

irony quote by Robert Altman

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"The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive."

irony quote by Robert Heinlein

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"There are two kinds of people in this world, those who long to be understood and those who long to be misunderstood. It is the irony of life that neither is gratified."

irony quote by Carl Van Vechten

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"To me, the irony of this involvement with size, as I observed earlier, is the unwillingness or inability of so many Americans to identify themselves with something as vast as the United States. Bigger cars, bigger parking lots, bigger corporate structures, bigger farms, bigger drug stores, bigger supermarkets, bigger motion-picture screens. The tangible and the functional expand, while the intangible and the beautiful shrink. Left to wither is the national purpose, national educational needs, literature and theater, and our critical faculties. The national dialogue is gradually being lost in a froth of misleading self-congratulation and cliche. National needs and interests are slowly being submerged by the national preoccupation with the irrelevant."

irony quote by J. William Fulbright

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"What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around."

irony quote by Georges Bernanos

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"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."

irony quote by Jack Nicholson

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"Many people feel empty, a world that seemed so strong just collapsed. Forty years have been wasted on stupid strife for the sake of an unsuccessful experiment. The values gathered together have vanished, the strategies for survival have become ridiculous. And so forty years of our lives have become a story, a bad anecdote. But it may be possible to remember these adventures with a kind of irony."

irony quote by George Konrad

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"It may be that we shall, by a process of sublime irony, have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation."

irony quote by Sir Winston Churchill

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"Humor does not include sarcasm, invalid irony, sardonicism, innuendo, or any other form of cruelty. When these things are raised to a high point they can become wit, but unlike the French and the English, we have not been much good at wit since the days of Benjamin Franklin."

irony quote by James Thurber

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"Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves."

irony quote by Karl Kraus

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"Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."

irony quote by Anatole France

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"Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity."

irony quote by John Weiss

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"Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment."

irony quote by Edwin P. Whipple

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"Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do. He who does not understand irony and has no ear for its whispering lacks of what might called the absolute beginning of the personal life. He lacks what at moments is indispensable for the personal life, lacks both the regeneration and rejuvenation, the cleaning baptism of irony that redeems the soul from having its life in finitude though living boldly and energetically in finitude."

irony quote by Soren Kierkegaard

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"An old man turned ninety-eight He won the lottery and died the next day It's a black fly in your Chardonnay It's a death row pardon two minutes too late It's a traffic jam when you're already late It's a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife It's meeting the man of my dreams And then meeting his beautiful wife."

irony quote by Alanis Morissette

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"A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself."

irony quote by Jessamyn West

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"So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart."

irony quote by Lord (George Gordon) Byron

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"Define irony... a bunch of idiots dancing on an airplane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash."

irony quote by Con Air

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"The Poor Man whom everyone speaks of, the Poor Man whom everyone pities, one of the repulsive Poor from whom charitable souls keep their distance, he has still said nothing. Or, rather, he has spoken through the voice of Victor Hugo, Zola, Richepin. At least, they said so. And these shameful impostures fed their authors. Cruel irony, the Poor Man tormented with hunger feeds those who plead his case."

irony quote by Albert Camus

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"What happens when we're dead? The irony is that all our questions wil be answered after we die. We spend our whole life trying to figure out the truth and the only way we'll find out what it is, is to get hit by a bus. And the only comfort that religion offers is that God is driving that bus."

irony quote by John Ryman, When Galaxies Collide

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"The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture."

irony quote by Suzanne Fields

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"What a cunning mixture of sentiment, pity, tenderness, irony surrounds adolescence, what knowing watchfulness! Young birds on their first flight are hardly so hovered around."

irony quote by Georges Bernanos

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"A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed ..."

irony quote by Ellen Glasgow

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"I suppose that's one of the ironies of life—doing the wrong thing at the right moment."

irony quote by Charlie Chaplin

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"It's a tragic irony. The sick stayed well and the healthy became blind."

irony quote by Philip Yordan

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"Is God so severe that he would bestow us the cruelest life irony, that the reward for living long is getting old?"

irony quote by Rustle

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"I can be the best for others in solving their problems but can never solve mine, not even 0.01%... f***ing irony!"

irony quote by Syed Amaan Ahmad

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"The irony of my life is; I've done every dead i once abhorred. What does that make me?"

irony quote by Olapoju Kolapo

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"The irony of my life is; I've done every dead i once abhorred. What does that make me?"

irony quote by Olapoju Kolapo

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