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Irony Quotes


These are some of the best 'Irony' quotations and sayings.

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

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

Irony is a qualification of subjectivity.

Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment; insinuating the most galling satire under the phraseology of panegyric; placing its victim naked on a bed of briers and thistles, thinly covered with rose-leaves; adorning his brow with a crown of gold, which burns into his brain; teasing and fretting, and riddling him through and through, with incessant discharges of hot shot from a masked battery; laying bare the most sensitive and shrinking nerves of his mind, and then blandly touching them with ice, or smilingly pricking them with needles.

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.

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

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

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.

Irony is to the high-bred what billingsgate is to the vulgar; and when one gentleman thinks another gentleman an ass, he does not say it point-blank; he implies it in the politest terms he can invent.

Irony limits, finitizes, and circumscribes and thereby yields truth, actuality, content; it disciplines and punishes and thereby yields balance and consistency.

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

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

Irony: Do not let yourself be governed by it, especially not in unproductive moments. In productive ones try to make use of it as one more means of seizing life.

The most perfect humor and irony is generally quite unconscious.