Parody Quotes

Most popular parody quotes

Parody is satire without the fangs.
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
Self-parody is the first portent of age.


One parody is worth a thousand polemics.
Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.
With good parody, you have to be smarter than the people you're parodying.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life.  Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny.

old age destiny

There is parody, when you make fun of people who are smarter than you; satire, when you make fun of people who are richer than you; and burlesque, when you make fun of both while taking your clothes off.


As a literary form, parody is a method of criticism that amuses as it is a form favored by writers of the second and third rank, who take revenge on their betters by putting just the wrong words to just the right tunes.
The parody is the last refuge of the frustrated writer. Parodies are what you write when you are associate editor of the Harvard Lampoon. The greater the work of literature, the easier the parody. The step up from writing parodies is writing on the wall above the urinal.