Irony Quotes

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

Edwin P. Whipple

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

Frederick Douglass

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.

Rufus Choate

Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.

John Weiss

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

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

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 just honesty with the volume cranked up.

George Saunders

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

Mason Cooley

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.

Jessamyn West

Irony differentiates. Cynicism never does.

Paul Horgan

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

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

Anatole Broyard

The Channel is a slipper-bath of irony through which we pass these serious Continentals in order not to be infected by their gloom.

Alan Bennett

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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