Satire Quotes And Sayings

Great Quotations About Satire (12 Quotes)

quotes on satire1. Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
- Molli Ivins

2. Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
- Jonathan Swift

3. You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
- Art Buchwald

4. 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.
- Lenny Bruce

5. Wherever there is objective truth, there is satire.
- Wyndham Lewis

6. Verse satire is entirely our own.
- Quintilian

7. Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
- Alexander Pope

8. Satire's nature is to be one-sided, contemptuous of ambiguity, and so unfairly selective as to find in the purity of ridicule an inarguable moral truth.
- E.L Doctorow

9. Satire is a kind of poetry in which human vices are reprehended.
- John Dryden

10. A satire should expose nothing but what is corrigible, and make a due discrimination between those that are and those that are not the proper objects of it.
- Joseph Addison

11. Satire is a composition of salt and mercury; and it depends upon the different mixture and preparation of these ingredients, that it comes out a noble medicine or a rank poison.
- Unknown

12. All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
- Theodor Adorno


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