Quotes: On Irony

“It’s sad that in this world, people would rather see two men holding guns, killing each other, than to see two men, holding hands, loving one another.”

“A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.”
–Fred Allen (1954)

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

 “Sometimes, people hide their real character, then reveal them by hiding.”

“We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.”
-George Berkeley

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”
-William Feather

“Life is half spent before we know what it is.”
-George Herbert

“Our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses.”
-Gordon Livingston

“The only real paradises are those we have lost.”
-Gordon Livingston

“Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.”
-Erica Jong

“I feel so mature settling the payables, and so immature for making decisions that caused it.”
–Mich de Ocampo

“When we’re young, we want to change the world. When we’re old, we want to change the young.”

“The only thing constant in this world is change.”

“Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.”
-Leo Tolstoy

 “The faults I have now are exactly the ones my parents tried to correct when I was a child.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

 “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”
-Margaret Mead

 “This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”
~Saint Augustine


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