I'll publish, right or wrong: Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
Satire is dependent on strong beliefs, and on strong beliefs wounded.Anita Brookner
Let Sporus tremble'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?Alexander Pope
People say Satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.Robin Williams
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, Satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy.joseph pulitzer
Satire, being levelled at all, is never resented for an offence by any.jonathan swift
Satire should, like a polished razor keen,Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen.lady mary wortley montagu
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.jonathan swift
Satire, though it may exaggerate the vice it lashes, is not justified in creating it in order that it may be lashed.Anthony Trollope
This picture, plac'd the busts between Gives Satire all its strength; Wisdom and Wit are little seen While Folly glares at length.
Difficile est saturam non scribere. It is difficult not to write Satire.
Why stir the wasps that rim Fame's luscious pot? Love costs us nothing, Satire costs a lot!Edgell Rickword
But Satire, ever moral, ever new, Delights the reader and instructs him, too. She, if good sense refine her sterling page, Oft shakes some rooted folly of the age.
La Satire, en leçons, en nouveautés fertile, Sait seule assaisonner le plaisant et l'utile, Et, d'un vers qu'elle épure aux rayons du bons sens, Détromper les esprits des erreurs de leur temps.
Nobody and nothing beats The Simpsons. Even after all this time, it's still the best Satire since Monty Python.alice cooper
I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.To each affronting sot I meet, the wordIs Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go,And pointed Satire runs him through and through.john oldham
Yet malice never was his aim;He lashed the vice but spared the name.No individual could resent,Where thousands equally were meant.His Satire points at no defectBut what all mortals may correct;For he abhorred that senseless tribeWho call it humor when they gibe.jonathan swift
For pointed Satire I would Buckhurst choose, The best good man with the worst-natured muse.wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester
You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a Satire. All you're doing is recording it.Art Buchwald
I'll publish right or wrong: Fools are my theme, let Satire be my song.lord byron
Paul, there is something very slack about a future that will take a biting Satire for a vapid dream.r. a. lafferty
(on the current state of Satire) Alas, irreverence has been subsumed by mere grossness, at least in the so-called mass media. What we have now--to quote myself at my most pretentious--is a nimiety of scurrility with a concomitant exiguity of taste. For example, the freedom (hooray!) to say almost anything you want on television about society's problems has been co-opted (alas!) by the freedom to talk instead about flatulence, orgasms, genitalia, masturbation, etc., etc., and to replace real comment with pop-culture references and so-called "adult" language. Irreverence is easy--what's hard is wit.tom lehrer
Political Satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.tom lehrer
Praise undeserved is Satire in disguise.
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty, and wastes upon mean motives and imperceptible 'points of view' his neat literary style, his felicitous phrases, his swift and caustic Satire.
For pointed Satire I would Buckhurst choose, The best good man with the worst-natured muse.
Tomorrow is a Satire on today, and shows its weakness.Edward Young