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Sometimes I think that a parody of democracy could be more dangerous than a blatant dictatorship, because that gives people an opportunity to avoid doing anything about it.
Aung San Suu Kyi
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Simone de Beauvoir
I think a lot of the time you just parody yourself.
I'm parodied as being some right-wing fundamentalist extremist, it just isn't true. The parody doesn't reflect reality.
Memories of the last nine years have turned Ground Zero from a site of horror, to a reminder of grief, to an occasion for ludicrous artistic posturing - and now to something very close to parody.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
A typical 'Larry King Live' is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody. Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he's strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature.
At this point I've got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.
Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
David Foster Wallace
After ten or twelve years you can only play something so long and then you start to parody it.
There are a lot of songs that would ostensibly be a good candidate for parody, yet I can't think of a clever enough idea.
My personal taste doesn't enter into it a lot when I make my decisions as to what to parody.
So that's why one of my rules of parody writing is that it's gotta be funny regardless of whether you know the source material. It has to work on its own merit.
Whenever I do a parody it's not meant to make you hate anybody's music really.
By the time I'm in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.
As a European filmmaker, you can not make a genre film seriously. You can only make a parody.
All great reality shows have a very, very similar format. That's why it was so easy to parody.
I'm actually incapable of lying. I'm like a parody of a person who can't lie.
With parody, you're referencing and sending up a particular genre, and mostly your material is going to be taken out of that genre.
I parody myself every chance I get. I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being, and these things that have happened to me are real. I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist.
I never consciously do any work directly influenced from any movie, unless I'm doing a parody.
We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre. We were trying to find the next group of scary movies that were ripe for parody.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I'd be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, 'sure!' That was the first acting thing I did.
Or the Department of Education and another ministry were worried about duplication of effort, so what did they do? They set up two committees to look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to. It really is a world beyond parody.
There's a side that I want to do just like really retarded arty films like parody, pretentious art films that kind of are supposed to have some deep meaning.
We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief. We can't decide which film to parody at the moment. Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.
I'd like to say that parody is a celebration of a person's specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery.
I see parody as another form of comedy.
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