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Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
Conventional show-biz savvy held that Americans hated to be the objects of satire.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
Satire doesn't effect change.
P. J. O'Rourke
Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
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.
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.
When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him.
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.
There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs... begins.
I like the George Romero films, which were really great, social satire movies; really twisted.
Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me.
The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little - or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
Tomorrow is a satire on today, And shows its weakness.
It is difficult not to write satire.
I love 'Glee.' I cry all the time when I watch 'Glee' because I don't know if it's satire or melodrama and that makes me feel like the writing is aware of itself, and that makes it okay to cry.
I cry all the time when I watch 'Glee' because I don't know if it's satire or melodrama and that makes me feel like the writing is aware of itself, and that makes it OK to cry.
The trouble with most comedians who try to do satire is that they are essentially brash, noisy and indelicate people who have to use a sledge hammer to smash a butterfly.
Verse satire indeed is entirely our own.
Social satire has been around since people have been around.
If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there's just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing.
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.
On the other side of that coin, and far outweighing it, is the fact that I've been able to use genre of Fantasy/Horror and express my opinion, talk a little about society, do a little bit of satire and that's been great, man. A lot of people don't have that platform.
George A. Romero
Status is always ripe for satire, status is always good for comedy.
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