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She trailed her fingers along the book spines as she wandered around the room. “My father thinks reading is a waste of time.” Hunter thought her father was a waste of space.
Irony is always the best weapon against fascism.
Jose R. Coronado
You see, I never question "Am I?" For I know 'I Am' as is everyone else only to the recognition of their oneness with 'I Am', who is, which we are.
Philosophy is the art of ironic thinking. You can have the skills of critical and analytical thinking. However, without a trace of irony, it is impossible to engage in philosophy.
Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously. I know no better stance to adopt from within the secular-religious, evangelical traditions of United States politics, including the politics of socialist feminism. Blasphemy protects one from the moral majority within, while still insisting on the need for community. Blasphemy is not apostasy. Irony is about contradictions that do not resolve into larger wholes, even dialectically, about the tension of holding incompatible things together because both or all are necessary and true. Irony is about humour and serious play.
Lots of people wrote to the magazine to say that Marilyn vos Savant was wrong, even when she explained very carefully why she was right. Of the letters she got about the problem, 92% said that she was wrong and lots of these were from mathematicians and scientists. Here are some of the things they said: 'I'm very concerned with the general public's lack of mathematical skills. Please help by confessing your error.' -Robert Sachs, Ph.D., George Mason University ... 'I am sure you will receive many letters from high school and college students. Perhaps you should keep a few addresses for future columns.' -W. Robert Smith, Ph.D., Georgia State University... 'If all those Ph.D.'s were wrong, the country would be in very serious trouble.' -Everett Harman, Ph.D., U.S. Army Research Institute
With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.
Do you get the irony? Who is now talking about, who ain't serious? Oh, we gonna do that and that and that and that?… Yeah, yeah You just wanna trick me one more time….
Silence gives notice to the music of the senses that would otherwise not be heard.
David Foster Wallace
In sum, then a conservative tech writer offers a really attractive way of looking at viewer passivity and TV's institutionalization of irony, narcissism, nihilism, stasis. It's not our fault! It's outmoded technology's fault! If TV-dissemination were up to date, it would be impossible for it to "institutionalize" anything through its demonic "mass psychology"! Let's let Joe B., the little lonely guy, be his own manipulator or video-bits! Once all experience is finally reduced to marketable image, once the receiving user of user-friendly receivers can choose freely, Americanly, from an Americanly infinite variety of moving images hardly distinguishable from real-life images, and can then choose further just how he wishes to store, enhance, edit, recombine, and present those images to himself, in the privacy of his very own home and skull, TV's ironic, totalitarian grip on the American psychic cajones will be broken!" E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction" (The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 1993)
Look now—in all of history men have been taught that killing of men is an evil thing not to be countenanced. Any man who kills must be destroyed because this is a great sin, maybe the worst sin we know. And then we take a soldier and put murder in his hands and we say to him, ‘Use it well, use it wisely.’ We put no checks on him. Go out and kill as many of a certain kind or classification of your brothers as you can. And we will reward you for it because it is a violation of your early training.
Nuk shquhej për zgjuarsi, por në mësime ishte i pari.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
«It's true, Christian-like or not; and is about as Christian-like as most other things in the world,» said Alfred.
Irony can be tiresome when what you really need is a hug.
I don't think it's aiming at gags, I think the humour is woven into it. It's part of how the characters operate and how they deal with disaster because they're worldly enough to have a bit of irony and wryness about their own circumstances. So, I think the humour comes out of that.
Irony can be an endearing friend in one moment, and a cruel enemy in the next.
Gregory David Roberts
One of the ironies of courage, and the reason why we prize it so highly, is that we find it easier to be brave for someone else than we do for ourselves alone.
Think of the Christmas present of gashes you opened when, in an attempt to be Superman, you slid in stocking feet on a slippery wood floor and crashed half way through a window. Hopes of heroism dashed on the heels of no clear sighting of Santa.
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
There is at least one advantage to being an Indonesian citizen: With this country's expanse of land and even greater expanse of sea, it's not difficult finding space for one's grave.
I don't understand this irony - valuable things like cars, gold, diamond are made up of hard materials but most valuable things like money, contracts and books are made up of soft paper.
Jose R. Coronado
So simple yet so complex. We are the source of it all. Currently the currency that exist is our credit from God but instead of the credit given to God, we worship what was created instead of the Creator. You can never truly have ownership of the created and ownership of the created isn't only currency but you as well. Serve the Creator and you take ownership of you which is property of God.
The idea of reappropriation isn’t a new one. The process of turning negative words, symbols, or ideas into positive parts of our own identity – was used for social justice movements long before hipsters thought that being ironic was cool. Whether it is repurposing a racial epithet or taking on a stereotype for sociopolitical empowerment, it’s an important process that has been around for thousands of years and continues to change society today.
Irony is not one of my favorite modes of communication, but I can still recognize it.
While the man is putting on it's shoes, the woman can buy dozens of high heels.
Demasiadas veces nos esforzamos mucho con lo que ingerimos por la boca, y mucho menos con lo que entra por nuestros ojos y oídos. ¿No te parece?
The jusitce is blind. Turn the surveillance cameras off!
His boat sank. They were all on his side.
As she stepped into the steamboat at Dover which was to convey her to scenes so new, Lucilla felt more and more that she who held the reorganisation of society in Carlingford in her hands was a woman with a mission.
No se podía estimar que hablase bien un hombre que a cada dos por tres decía «en realidad».
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We met at a local restaurant. She tweeted from her Smartphone ,"Socializing is so liberating compared to being hung on Social media all the time". I liked her tweet and asked for the Bill.
O masses, o masses! When will you assume the image and likeness of your avant-garde?
I love the French for their sarcasm, their irony. I love them for their bad moods.
What is all this? Get him out of here, devil take me!” And that one, imagine, smiles and says: “Devil take you? That, in fact, can be done!” And—bang!
Humor is everywhere in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.
T. K. Naliaka
Will 2015 ever be noted as the year Ebola was decisively downgraded from a lurid horror meme to just one of many commonly treatable diseases?
sometimes when everything seems at its worst when all conspires and gnaws and the hours, days, weeks years seem wasted – stretched there upon my bed in the dark looking upward at the ceiling i get what many will consider an obnoxious thought: it’s still nice to be Bukowski.
Don't break character!' she scolded.
A good lover? One percent talent and ninety nine percent hard work.
You were talking to yourself, Udinaas. You shouldn't do that.' 'That's what I keep telling myself.
Heaven has fashioned a knife of irony to stab me with.
You said "Hi", I to be polite will say "Bye"!
When did I start feeling so safe with him? I guess knowing that my friends wouldn’t set me up with some psycho criminal helps.
J. R. Rim
When people say there is no place like home, the first to agree are the homeless.
W. Somerset Maugham
Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
What do you take me for? That fool Socrates, who upheld the law at the cost of his own death – just to be ironic? I suspect that act was actually the result of his secret embarrassment of his hideous nose.
I don't spend money on books. I write them myself.
Well, why don't we just begin our letter with 'Divine Westley,' and appeal to his sense of modesty," the Prince suggested.
Americans don't understand irony? I am an intelligent person living in the United States. My entire existence is ironic.