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1. "A satirist is never certain whether he/she will be acclaimed or punished."
Author: Edgar Johnson
2. "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
3. "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
4. "Many artists and writers have used cannabis for creative stimulation - from the writers of the world's religious masterpieces to our most irreverent satirists."
Author: Jack Herer
5. "The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself."
Author: James Thurber
6. "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
7. "Duas tantum res anxius optat, Panem et circenses, by the Roman satirist Juvenal."
Author: Juvenal
8. "The political satirist usually votes against their own interests, but the bottom line is that it doesn't really matter."
Author: Lizz Winstead
9. "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
10. "I think I'm more of an absurdist than a satirist. I think I'm more of a - humanist? I hate to say it!"
Author: Mike White
11. "A satirist that criticizes religion is seen as a satanist."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
12. "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
13. "I'm not really a political satirist. I don't kid myself. I'm more interested in doing the mannerisms and the personality."
Author: Rich Little
14. "Rory Bremner I have no problem with; he is a satirist, and a very funny one, too."
Author: Richie Benaud
15. "Bret Easton Ellis is a social satirist; I consider myself aligned with how he does things. Bret doesn't write about that which he loves about the world, he writes about what disgusts him. You'd be a disturbed individual if you came out and said, 'I love these characters'."
Author: Roger Avary
16. "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
17. "He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else."
Author: Shel Silverstein
18. "Satirists, be careful. In the 1931 film by Rene Clair "Vive la Liberte" a song says, "Work is freedom." In 1940 the sign on the gates to Auschwitz said: "Arbeit macht frei."
Author: Stanisław Jerzy Lec
19. "I'm a satirist, so I've got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I'm not an assassin."
Author: Stephen Colbert

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