Quotes of Caricature

“ A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. ”

- Joseph Conrad

“ What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures. ”

- Friedrich von Schlegel

“ I'll publish right or wrong. Fools are my theme, let satire be my song. ”

- Lord Byron

“ Interior design is a travesty of the architectural process and a frightening condemnation of the credulity, helplessness and gullibility of the most formidable consumers — the rich. ”

- Stephen Bayley

“ Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. ”

- Voltaire

“ Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ The end of satire is the amendment of vices by correction; and he who writes honestly is no more an enemy to the offender than the physician to the patient when he prescribed harsh remedies. ”

- John Dryden

“ Unless a love of virtue light the flame,Satire is, more than those he brands, to blame;He hides behind a magisterial airHis own offences, and strips others' bare. ”

- William Cowper

“ A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. ”

- James Madison

“ Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves. ”

- Thomas Moore

“ Satire should, like a polished razor keen, Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen. Thine is an oyster knife, that hacks and hews; The rage but not the talent to abuse. ”

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“ I wear my Pen as others do their Sword. To each affronting sot I meet, the word Is Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go, And pointed satire runs him through and through. ”

- John Oldham

“ Satire's my weapon, but I'm too discreet To run amuck, and tilt at all I meet. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ The universe has a sense of irony, and sometimes you get reminded just how sadistic that can be. ”

- Laurell K. Hamilton

“ Apes are apes though clothed in scarlet. ”

- Ben Jonson

“ The irony is this: If you don't go in, you can't find out. ”

- Richard Stine

“ And bear about the mockery of woe To midnight dances and the public show. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ A mockery king of snow. - King Richard II. Act iv. Sc. 1. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Where bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves. ”

- Thomas Moore

“ You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it. ”

- Art Buchwald

“ Parody is homage gone sour. ”

- Brendan Gill

“ The Shah (of Iran) was - despite the travesties of retroactive myth - a dedicated reformer. ”

- Henry Kissinger

“ Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. Pornography is a satire on human pretensions. ”

- Angela Carter

“ Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own, which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ The British, he thought, must be gluttons for satire: even the weather forecast seemed to be some kind of spoof, predicting every possible combination of weather for the next twenty-four hours without actually committing itself to anything specific. ”

- David Lodge

“ Caricature is rough truth. ”

- George Meredith

“ Every man sees in his relatives, and especially in his cousins, a series of grotesque caricatures of himself. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself. ”

- Friedrich von Schlegel

“ The best portraits are those in which there is a slight mixture of caricature. ”

- Thomas B. Macaulay

“ The values to which the conservative appeals are inevitably caricatured by the individuals designated to put them into practice. ”

- Harold Rosenberg
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