Irony Quotes

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

Edwin P. Whipple

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.

Rufus Choate

Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.

John Weiss

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

Robert A. Heinlein

Irony is a disciplinarian feared only by those who do not know it, but cherished by those who do

Soren Kierkegaard

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.

Frederick Douglass

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.

George Saunders

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

Mason Cooley

We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.

Anatole Broyard

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

Anatole France

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

Karl Kraus

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 away.

Ellen Glasgow

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.

Elizabeth Bibesco

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

Jean Stafford

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.

Charles Baudelaire
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