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Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel -- it's vulgar.
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!
Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on--that is, badly.
While pensive poets painful vigils keep, Sleepless themselves, to give their readers sleep.
Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet.
‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.
Invisible things are the only realities.
I'm a satirist, so I've got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I'm not an assassin.
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.
Charlie Hebdo: Satire was the father of true political freedom, born in the 18th century; the scourge of bigots and tyrants. Sing its praises.
Most men are not wicked... They are sleep-walkers, not evil evildoers.
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.
I suppose that in no educational institution can one become an educated person.
The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.
I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire.
When asked, "Why do you always wear black?", he said, "I am mourning for my life.
Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman
Political satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize.
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.
Humor is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule.
How do we get a pantomime cow on set. Jeez, the rigours of satire.
When satire flies abroad on falsehood's wing, Short is her life, and impotent her sting; But when to truth allied, the wound she gives Sinks deep, and to remotest ages lives.
Smart writers never understand why their satires on our town are never successful. What they refuse to accept is that you can't satirize a satire.
If an historian were to relate truthfully all the crimes, weaknesses, and disorders of mankind, his readers would take his work for satire rather than for history.
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
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.
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity.
Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied?
Satire is moral outrage transformed into comic art.
The critics try to intellectualize my material. There's no satire involved. Satire is a concept that can only be understood by adults. My stuff is straight, for people of all ages.
It is within the established American tradition of satire, if America surrenders on this point, the freedom of speech is a relic of history.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.
The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary.
An honest politician is an oxymoron.
Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control.
Producing satire is kind of hopeless because of the literacy rate of the American public.
We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.
When dunces are satiric, I take it for a panegyric.