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1. "We've managed to keep a spirit of fun, I guess, of urban satire and finding new and odd interesting angles to the ways of life to put on the stage."
Author: Adolph Green
2. "Now, as I understand it, the bards were feared. They were respected, but more than that they were feared. If you were just some magician, if you'd pissed off some witch, then what's she gonna do, she's gonna put a curse on you, and what's gonna happen? Your hens are gonna lay funny, your milk's gonna go sour, maybe one of your kids is gonna get a hare-lip or something like that — no big deal. You piss off a bard, and forget about putting a curse on you, he might put a satire on you. And if he was a skilful bard, he puts a satire on you, it destroys you in the eyes of your community, it shows you up as ridiculous, lame, pathetic, worthless, in the eyes of your community, in the eyes of your family, in the eyes of your children, in the eyes of yourself, and if it's a particularly good bard, and he's written a particularly good satire, then three hundred years after you're dead, people are still gonna be laughing, at what a twat you were."
Author: Alan Moore
3. "Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. —Virginia Satir"
Author: Aleatha Romig
4. "The Wit of Cheats, the Courage of a Whore,Are what ten thousand envy and adore:All, all look up, with reverential Awe,At crimes that 'scape, or triumph o'er the Law:While Truth, Worth, Wisdom, daily they decry-`'Nothing is sacred now but Villainy'- Epilogue to the Satires, Dialogue I"
Author: Alexander Pope
5. "In order to satirize adequately, I think you need to bring people down to Earth and be like, 'Yeah, these people drink coffee and have tummy troubles and they go to the bathroom like anybody else, and they all have relationship problems, if they even have relationships.'"
Author: Anna Chlumsky
6. "You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it."
Author: Art Buchwald
7. "THE greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson, and as such his strong personality assumes an interest to us almost unparalleled, at least in his age. Ben Jonson came of the stock that was centuries after to give to the world Thomas Carlyle; for Jonson's grandfather was of Annandale, over the Solway, whence he"
Author: Ben Jonson
8. "Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense."
Author: Ben Nicholson
9. "Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines."
Author: Carl Hiaasen
10. "Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire."
Author: Carroll O'Connor
11. "I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire."
Author: David Zucker
12. "Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out."
Author: Dawn Powell
13. "A satirist is never certain whether he/she will be acclaimed or punished."
Author: Edgar Johnson
14. "Satire is enjoyable compensation for being forced to think."
Author: Edgar Johnson
15. "Darwin did not know what a bitter satire he wrote on mankind ... when he showed that free competition, the struggle for existence, which the economists celebrate as the highest historical achievement, is the normal state of the animal kingdom. Only conscious organization of social production, in which production and distribution are carried on in a planned way, can lift mankind above the rest of the animal."
Author: Friedrick Engels
16. "Maud chuckled proudly and Erich shouted, "Welcome back from the Void, Kamerad," and then, because he's German and thinks all parties have to be noisy and satirically pompous, he jumped on a couch and announced, "Heren und Damen, permit me to introduce the noblest Roman of them all, Marcus Vipsalus Niger"."
Author: Fritz Leiber
17. "Satire may be mad and anarchic, but it presupposes an admitted superiority in certain things over others; it presupposes a standard."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
18. "Satire is a form of social control, it's what you do. It's not personal. It's a job."
Author: Garry Trudeau
19. "I found that not having a public profile was not hurting the work, and it freed me up to be the satirist I wanted to be."
Author: Garry Trudeau
20. "Fools are my theme, let satire be my song."
Author: George Gordon Byron
21. "If the mystery can be reduced to one solution, it lies in a simple coincidence: Rimbaud's interest in his own work had survived the realization that the world would not be changed by verbal innovation. It did not survive the failure of all his adult relationships. He had always treated poems as a form of private communication. He gave his songs to chansonniers, his satires to satirists. Without a constant companion, he was writing in a void."
Author: Graham Robb
22. "TRACY MARANDER: [Kurt Cobain] was a really good artist. He would draw cartoons with funny sayings. I have this huge picture of this homeless guy, and it's a satirical thing on how homeless people are mentally ill, they're alcoholics, they had messed up childhoods — but they're expected to fend for themselves in a box in the snow."
Author: Greg Prato
23. "They who suspect a Mephistophiles, or sneering, satirical devil, under all, have not learned the secret of true humor, which sympathizes with gods themselves, in view of their grotesque, half-finished creatures."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
24. "Ambicije i tu truju ljudima zivote i medjusobne odnose, mrznje tinjaju godinama,velike ljubavi nicu neocekivano i gase se sporo i zalosno.Ukratko, tu ima pomalo od svega sto inace medju ljudima biva i sto ih povezuje ili deli, podize ili satire."
Author: Ivo Andric
25. "When the Lilliputians first saw Gulliver's watch, that "wonderful kind of engine...a globe, half silver and half of some transparent metal," they identified it immediately as the god he worshiped. After all, "he seldom did anything without consulting it: he called it his oracle, and said it pointed out the time for every action in his life." To Jonathan Swift in 1726 that was worth a bit of satire. Modernity was under way. We're all Gullivers now. Or are we Yahoos?"
Author: James Gleick
26. "Jason Mashak's SALTY AS A LIP is grounded in a voice patiently bridging the "steeples and ‘scrapers" of an inquisitive mind. The poems are at once syllogistic, hard-edged, satirical, reflective, and finally as playful as love notes. The true joy of this book is that we are deliciously engaged in a "pantomime of pleasure" which the language and imagery generously evoke."
Author: James Ragan
27. "But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine."
Author: Jerry Zucker
28. "Most important to any fake story is a plausible, realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical."
Author: Joey Skaggs
29. "If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that."
Author: John Cusack
30. "A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief."
Author: John Dos Passos
31. "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own."
Author: Jonathan Swift
32. "It is difficult not to write satire."
Author: Juvenal
33. "Rara avis in terris nigroque simillima cygno" Juvenal___SatiresBlack Swan"
Author: Juvenal
34. "Der Satiriker ist ein gekränkter Idealist: er will die Welt gut haben, sie ist schlecht, und nun rennt er gegen das Schlechte hin."
Author: Kurt Tucholsky
35. "We made satires of everything - news broadcasts and TV shows that we watched. When I look at them now, they are totally amateurish, but I find it quite remarkable that we were so skeptical of the world! My parents watched them and thought they were funny; they really encouraged us."
Author: Lev Yilmaz
36. "The late great Horace Lloyd Swithin (1844-1917), British essayist, lecturer, satirist, and social observer, wrote in his autobiographical Appointments, 1890-1901 (1902), "When one travels abroad, one doesn't so much discover the hidden Wonders of the World, but the hidden wonders of the individuals with whom one is traveling. They may turn out to afford a stirring view, a rather dull landscape, or a terrain so treacherous one finds it's best to forget the entire affair and return home."
Author: Marisha Pessl
37. "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!"
Author: Michael Flanders
38. "Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful."
Author: Molly Ivins
39. "The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance."
Author: Peter De Vries
40. "How much truth is contained in something can be best determined by making it thoroughly laughable and then watching to see how much joking around it can take. For truth is a matter that can withstand mockery, that is freshened by any ironic gesture directed at it. Whatever cannot withstand satire is false."
Author: Peter Sloterdijk
41. "Rory Bremner I have no problem with; he is a satirist, and a very funny one, too."
Author: Richie Benaud
42. "The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom."
Author: Rob Corddry
43. "In a more intellectually rigorous age, I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all. I would just be a topical comedian."
Author: Rory Bremner
44. "We pay homage to the people who came before, doing satires, like Mel Brooks; we're just carrying the torch."
Author: Shawn Wayans
45. "It is a frightful satire and an epigram on the modern age that the only use it knows for solitude is to make it a punishment, a jail sentence."
Author: Søren Kierkegaard
46. "Well, these sad and hopeless obstacles are welcome in one sense, for they enable us to look with indifference upon the cruel satires that Fate loves to indulge in."
Author: Thomas Hardy
47. "I think there's a fine, healthy tradition of, you know, the people on the fringes satirizing the process of Hollywood."
Author: Tim Heidecker
48. "Satire is a lesson, parody is a game."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
49. "The hidden and awful Wisdom which apportions the destinies of mankind is pleased so to humiliate and cast down the tender, good, and wise; and to set up the selfish, the foolish, or the wicked. Oh, be humble, my brother, in your prosperity! Be gentle with those who are less lucky, if not more deserving. Think, what right have you to be scornful, whose virtue is a deficiency of temptation, whose success may be a chance, whose rank may be an ancestor's accident, whose prosperity is very likely a satire."
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
50. "Hollywood is horrible... it's beyond satire."
Author: Yahoo Serious

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