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Satire is a lesson, parody is a game. (Quote by - Vladimir Nabokov)

Let Sporus trembleö'What? that thing of silk, Sporus, that mere white curd of ass's milk? Satire or sense, alas! can Sporus feel? Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel? (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Why stir the wasps that rim Fame's luscious pot? Love costs us nothing, satire costs a lot! (Quote by - Edgell Rickword)

Satire is moral outrage transformed into comic art. (Quote by - Philip Milton Roth)

Satire, being levelled at all, is never resented for an offence by any. (Quote by - Jonathan Swift)

Praise to the undeserving is severe satire. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous. (Quote by - Arthur Schlesinger)

When the audience knows you know better, it's satire, but when they think you can't do any better, it's corn. (Quote by - Spike Jones)

A sitcom isn't usually the right tool for satire. (Quote by - Chris Morris)

All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire. (Quote by - Theodor Adorno)

But in terms of satire and comedy, our biggest and earliest influence was Mad magazine. (Quote by - Jerry Zucker)

Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear. (Quote by - James Thurber)

Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire. (Quote by - Carroll O'Connor)

For years, reality has been nipping at the heels of satire. Now, it's finally caught up. I don't need to make this stuff up. (Quote by - Paul Krassner)

Hollywood is horrible... it's beyond satire. (Quote by - Yahoo Serious)

I like the George Romero films, which were really great, social satire movies; really twisted. (Quote by - John Cusack)

I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me. (Quote by - Tracey Ullman)

I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire. (Quote by - David Zucker)

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that. (Quote by - John Cusack)

It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control. (Quote by - Dario Fo)

It seems like there's a lot of people who just do not understand satire. They think it's weird. There's people who just don't understand you portray something or just explore a character, it means you're condoning it, saying this is the way to live. (Quote by - Mike Judge)

It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality. (Quote by - Griffin Dunne)

People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House. (Quote by - Robin Williams)

Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense. (Quote by - Ben Nicholson)


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