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You can't debate satire. Either you get it or you don't.
It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control.
'As Long As I Know I'm Getting Paid' is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there's some expectation that I'm going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines.
Satire of satire tends to be self-canceling, and deliberate shock tactics soon lose their ability to shock, especially when they're too deliberate.
Satire is what closes on Saturday night.
George S. Kaufman
I try and write satire that's well-intentioned. But those intentions have to be hidden. It can't be completely clear, and that's what makes it comedy.
People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
Status is always ripe for satire, status is always good for comedy.
Popular culture bombards us with examples of animals being humanized for all sorts of purposes, ranging from education to entertainment to satire to propaganda. Walt Disney, for example, made us forget that Mickey is a mouse, and Donald a duck. George Orwell laid a cover of human societal ills over a population of livestock.
Frans de Waal
You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
I'm a satirist, so I've got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I'm not an assassin.
Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
Satire is focused bitterness.
I'm a satirist, so I've got boxing gloves on if the person is worthy of satire. But I'm not an assassin. If that ever happens, it's only because something happened during the interview that got me going, and then I had to translate my feelings to the mouth of the character.
Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins.
Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
Satire also allows you to make fun of every different aspect. It allows you to make fun of both sides. It allows you to make fun of everything, really, so you can do it in a harmless way.
Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.
If you're going to give people 20 minutes of news satire, you've also got to give them Tiffani-Amber Thiessen or you're going to have rioting in the streets.
C. S. Lewis
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