Irony Quotes

Most popular irony quotes

Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
The spirit of irony ... the whiskey of the mind.
Irony is bitter truth
wrapped up in a little joke.
Experience insists that irony is Fate's most common figure of speech.

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Far more quickly than reason and logic, irony can penetrate rage and puncture self-pity.
Humor brings insight and tolerance.  Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
It is one of the ironies of life that our intimates often provoke us more than our enemies.


Irony and pity are two good counselors: one, in smiling, makes life pleasurable; the other who cries, makes it sacred.
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment; insinuating the most galling satire under the phraseology of panegyric.
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.
The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humor or irony pitched in exactly the same key, so that their joint glances at any subject cross like interarching searchlights.

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