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.

figurative language

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.

intimacy

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.

sense of humor