Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron.
You have to treat everything with irony, especially the things you hold dear. There’s more of a chance then that they’ll survive. That is perhaps one of the greatest secrets of life.
Fear may be the first serious enemy you have to face in our society. It is the most destructive emotional boogeyman there is. Cold feet, panic, depression and violence are all symptoms of fear when it’s out of control. But this feeling, ironically, can also trigger courage, alertness, objectivity. You must learn not to try […]
Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.
Pleasure in irony, either in your own life or in what you read, is an ego trip. “I know what others do not.”
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.
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
Perhaps the only American I have ever met who understood irony, he (Mel Brooks) was sarcastic, iconoclastic, anarchic and anything else that ends in -ic, with the possible exception of chic.
It is a fitting irony that under Richard Nixon, ‘launder’ became a dirty word.