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    satire Quotes

    I believe that pop culture is just, like, so ready for 'Watchmen.' We tried so hard to ride that wave between satire and reality, and all the things that make you still care about the character, but you don't miss the commentary about them.
    — Zack Snyder
    The biggest problem I had with starring in Scrubs were the black doctors. I just had to keep telling myself this show was satire.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: satire  problem  black  doctor 
    Hollywood is horrible... it's beyond satire.
    — Yahoo Serious
    tags: satire 
    The journey of your first movie is not just beyond belief it can be truly beyond satire.
    — Yahoo Serious
    tags: belief  journey  satire  movie 
    Satire has a great big glaring target. If successful, it blasts a great big hole in the center. Directness there must be and singleness of aim: it is all aim, all trajectory.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: satire  successful 
    Wherever there is objective truth, there is satire.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: truth  satire 
    Wickedly funny to read and morally bracing as only good satire can be.
    — William Styron
    tags: funny  satire  read 
    When scandal has new-minted an old lie,Or tax'd invention for a fresh supply,'Tis call'd a satire, and the world appearsGathering around it with erected ears;A thousand names are toss'd into the crowd,Some whisper'd softly, and some twang'd aloud,Just as the sapience of an author's brain,Suggests it safe or dangerous to be plain.
    — William Cowper
    Unless a love of virtue light the flame, Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame; He hides behind a magisterial air He own offences, and strips others' bare.
    — William Cowper
    tags: satire  virtue 
    Everybody says video-game adaptations are all the same, but I disagree. Normally, video-game adaptations are like Alone In The Dark, Resident Evil, Alien Vs. Predator - sci-fi creature stuff. But I think I've covered] a wide range of genres and time periods, like Transylvania in 1700 and now a Western with BlodRayne II, or adventure with Dungeon Siege, or comedy and satire with Postal.
    — Uwe Boll
    tags: evil  time  adventure  dark  comedy  alone  satire 
    I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me.
    — Tracey Ullman
    tags: satire  political 
    You can say the dirty words now, but there is no content - political satire is limited to small podiums and little soap boxes.
    — Tommy Smothers
    tags: satire  political 
    Good satire is about attacking the powerful, and that tends to be more the purview of the left. Maybe there's something about the conservative mindset that confuses mean-spirited name-calling and insults with actual humor.
    — Tom Tomorrow
    My biggest influence growing up was Mad magazine, which is a very text-heavy form of visual satire. I didn't grow up wanting to draw donkeys and elephants with the names of politicians written across them.
    — Tom Tomorrow
    tags: satire  influence 
    Political satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize.
    — Tom Lehrer
    tags: peace  satire  political 
    The audiences like to think that satire is doing something. But, in fact, it is mostly to leave themselves satisfied. Satisfied rather than angry, which is what they should be.
    — Tom Lehrer
    tags: satire  facts 
    I do suppose what any political satire, what any political joke can count as a gaffe or a possible career-ending move. It changes what counts. I don't know, I do feel like day to day even though Trump is so terrible and ridiculous, day to day we still laugh at Jason Chaffetz and we still laugh at Ted Cruz and we still laugh at those guys, at just how bad they are at their jobs.
    — Timothy Simons
    tags: satire  job  bad  political 
    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.
    — Thomas Hardy
    tags: fate  sad  satire 
    Satire is, indeed, the only sort of composition in which the Latin poets whose works have come down to us were not mere imitators of foreign models; and it is therefore the sort of composition in which they have never been excelled.
    — Thomas B. Macaulay
    tags: work  satire  poet 
    I love satire. Evelyn Waugh is one of my favorite writers of all time. He's hilarious. He's so wicked. He's so great. On the other hand, pure satire is an imitation. It doesn't really have any heart. It only holds things up to ridicule.
    — T.C. Boyle
    tags: time  heart  satire  hilarious 
    Satire works in a bunch of specific ways, like a very precisely-geared bomb. It's a bit like something that looks harmless, and you swallow it, but once it's inside you it's too late, and it triggers, blowing up. And it's your specific inner beliefs and faulty arguments that trigger a satire bomb. If your arguments work, the bomb doesn't trigger, it doesn't need to.
    — Steve Aylett
    tags: belief  work  satire 
    Modern critics, who refuse to let a plain thing alone, have now started a theory that Cervantes's work is a vast piece of "symbolism." If so, Cervantes didn't know it himself and nobody thought of it for three hundred years. He meant it as a satire upon the silly romances of chivalry.
    — Stephen Leacock
    tags: work  thoughts  alone  satire  romance  year 
    I came to Hollywood originally writing comedy and writing satire.
    — Stephen Gaghan
    tags: comedy  satire  writing 
    I'm a satirist, so I've got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I'm not an assassin. If that ever happens, it's only because something happened during the interview that got me going, and then I had to translate my feelings to the mouth of the character.
    — Stephen Colbert
    tags: character  people  satire 
    Status is always ripe for satire, status is always good for comedy.
    — Stephen Colbert
    tags: comedy  satire 
    Charlie Hebdo: Satire was the father of true political freedom, born in the 18th century; the scourge of bigots and tyrants. Sing its praises.
    — Simon Schama
    When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.
    — Shia LaBeouf
    tags: satire  film  golf 
    Charlie Hebdo was and is not The Onion or "The Daily Show." This is a different kind of satire. Might I put it this way - less politically correct.
    — Scott Simon
    tags: satire 
    Everyone understood [Charlie Hebdo], as people had understood for hundreds of years, knowing that Rabelaisian tradition of French satire, they knew how to read it. And they understood the kind of release from piety that it represented every week.
    — Scott Simon
    tags: people  satire  knowing  read  year 
    Friendly satire may be compared to a fine lancet, which gently breathes a vein for health's sake.
    — Samuel Richardson
    tags: health  satire 
    "Respect for religion' has become a code phrase meaning "fear of religion.' Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.
    — Salman Rushdie
    I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire.
    — Salman Rushdie
    tags: satire 
    The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.
    — Salman Rushdie
    When George Bush finally leaves the White House, the satire industry will briefly join the rest of the economy in recession. It will certainly be the end of an era.
    — Rory Bremner
    tags: satire 
    For a young and presumptuous poet a disposition to write satires is one of the most dangerous he can encourage. It tempts him to personalities, which are not always forgiven after he has repented and become ashamed of them.
    — Robert Southey
    A culture cannot evolve without honest, powerful storytelling. When a society repeatedly experiences glossy, hollowed-out, pseudo-stories, it degenerates. We need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society.
    — Robert McKee
    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.
    — Rob Corddry
    tags: freedom  magic  satire  media 
    Violins are the lively, forward, importunate wits, that distinguish themselves by the flourishes of imagination, sharpness of repartee, glances of satire, and bear away the upper part in every consort.
    — Richard Steele
    Satires and lampoons on particular people circulate more by giving copies in confidence to the friends of the parties, than by printing them.
    — Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.
    — Quintilian
    tags: satire 
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