Satirical Sayings and Quotes
Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous
old satirical quotes, satirical sayings, and satirical proverbs, collected over the years from a variety
Social satire has been around since people have been around.
Good humor is the best shield against the darts of satirical raillery.
Satire chooses and knows no objects. It arises by fleeing from them and their forcing themselves upon it.
Satire is dependent on strong beliefs, and on strong beliefs wounded.
Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they're too deliberate.
You cant be satirical and not be offensive to somebody.
Satire is a wrapping of exaggeration around a core of reality.
Barbara W. Tuchman
If you have to explain satire to someone, you might as well give up.
If satire is to be effective, the audience must be aware of the thing satirized.
Satire is moral outrage transformed into comic art.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Satire, like conscience, reminds us of what we often wish to forget.
Satire, though it may exaggerate the vice it lashes, is not justified in creating it in order that it may be lashed.
In general satire, every man perceives a slight attack, yet neither fears nor grieves.
Satire dramatizes better than any other use of it, the inherent contradiction of free speech that it functions best when what is being said is at its most outrageous.
Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
Satire is a kind of poetry in which human vices are reprehended.
All truth is valuable, and satirical criticism may be considered as useful when it rectifies error and improves judgment; he that refines the public taste is a public benefactor.
Good satire hopefully provides thought-provoking conversation.
Satire, being levelled at all, is never resented for an offence by any.