Quotations About / On:
Irony dissolves sentiment, but occasionally a sentiment is strong enough to dissolve irony.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
The Bible is rich with imagery, symbolism, metaphor, simile, and irony.
(Walterrean Salley September 2015)
Nothing is more ruthless than dark irony.
(Walterrean Salley Septenber 2015)
Irony is a subtle means by which truth is set forth and brought to light.
'The justice of irony is the paradox of afterthought.'
(- Alexej Savreux)
Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
The ironies in the commonplace are my inspiration and delight.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "Riddles Out of Solutions," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 6 (1909).)
By multiplying ironies, I evade commitments.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
Irony in writing is a technique for increasing reader self- approval.
(Jessamyn West (1907-1984), U.S. novelist and autobiographer. The Life I Really Lived, part 6 (1979).)