Irony Of Life Quotes

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E.A. Bucchianeri
“...it’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mould. It’s an artist’s right to rebel against the world’s stupidity.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Mitch Albom
“But a desperate heart will seduce the mind.”
Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

Rachel Vincent
“My aunt and overprivileged cousin only recognize two states of being: glitter and grunge. And if you weren’t glitter, well, that only left one other option.”
Rachel Vincent, My Soul to Take

Ashim Shanker
“His hatred for all was so intense that it should extinguish the very love from which it was conceived. And thus, he ceased to feel. There was nothing further in which to believe that made the prospect of feeling worthwhile. Daily he woke up and cast downtrodden eyes upon the sea and he would say to himself with a hint of regret at his hitherto lack of indifference, 'All a dim illusion, was it? Surely it was foolish of me to think any of this had meaning.' He would then spend hours staring at the sky, wondering how best to pass the time if everything—even the sky itself— were for naught. He arrived at the conclusion that there was no best way to pass the time. The only way to deal with the illusion of time was to endure it, knowing full well, all the while, that one was truly enduring nothing at all. Unfortunately for him, this nihilistic resolution to dispassion didn’t suit him very well and he soon became extremely bored. Faced now with the choice between further boredom and further suffering, he impatiently chose the latter, sailing another few weeks along the coast , and then inland, before finally dropping anchor off the shores of the fishing village of Yami.”
Ashim Shanker, Only the Deplorable

Keith Caserta
“Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.”
Keith Caserta, Soul Searching

V.S. Naipaul
“And it was strange, I thought, that sorrow lasts and can make a man look forward to death, but the mood of victory fills a moment and then is over”
V S Naipaul

Terry Pratchett
“Then Carrot said, "It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness, captain. That's what they say."

"What?" Vimes' sudden rage was like a thunderclap. "Who says that? When has that ever been true? It's never been true! It's the kind of thing people without power say to make it all seem less bloody awful, but it's just words, it never makes any difference -”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

Theodor Fontane
“Ein Optimist ist ein Mensch, der ein Dutzend Austern bestellt, in der Hoffnung, sie mit der Perle, die er darin findet, bezahlen zu können.”
Theodor Fontane

Warren Ellis
“You think that drinking with a serial killer takes you into the midnight currents of the culture? I say bullshit. There's been twelve TV documentaries, three movies and eight books about me. I'm more popular than any of these designed-by-pedophile pop moppets littering the music television and the gossip columns. I've killed more people than Paris Hilton has desemenated, I was famous before she was here and I'll be famous after she's gone. I am the mainstream. I am, in fact, the only true rock star of the modern age. Every newspaper in America never fails to report on my comeback tours, and I get excellent reviews.”
Warren Ellis, Crooked Little Vein

Núria Añó
“The land of easy mathematics where he who works adds up and he who retires subtracts.”
Núria Añó

Lewis Carroll
“If I had but the time and you had but the brain”
Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark

“Without an element of vulgarity, no man can be a work of art...I have to try and think what an artist is, apart from a hooligan who cannot live within his income of praise.”
Quentin Crisp

Gary Inbinder
“To say "He was a young fool, and now he's an old fool" is to make a distinction without a difference.”
Gary Inbinder

Confucius
“An educated woman is a worthless woman.”
Confucius, The Teachings of Confucius

Titon Rahmawan
“The fact is, we don't live in the truth. Everything we do is falsehood and pretense. We are forced to do whatever it takes to exist.”
Titon Rahmawan

Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio
“Es cuando hay Dios, cuando todo está permitido. Así que nadie tan ferozmente peligroso como el justo, cargado de razón.”
Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, God & Gun. Apuntes de polemología

Rohit Dharupta
“God is funny, he always maintains the scarcity in life by giving something that you don’t have but then taking away something else that you had.”
Rohit Dharupta, Third Button

“...the dreams of the head ended up beneath the feet.”
Elena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend

Anthony Powell
“Did Chips mention when he and Priscilla are going to be married?’ asked Isobel.
The question reminded me that Moreland, at least in a negative manner, had taken another decisive step. I thought of his recent remark about the Ghost Railway. He loved these almost as much as he loved mechanical pianos. Once, at least, we had been on a Ghost Railway together at some fun fair or other on a seaside pier; slowly climbing sheer gradients, sweeping with frenzied speed into inky depths, turning blind corners from which black, gibbering bogeys leapt to attack, rushing headlong towards iron-studded doors, threatened by imminent collision, fingered by spectral hands, moving at last with dreadful, ever increasing momentum towards a shape that lay across the line.”
Anthony Powell, Casanova's Chinese Restaurant

“Call it Irony or destiny of life, but the fact is I failed to make a living from what 'I loved doing the most' nor did I justify for what I was paid for!” ”
Ramana Pemmaraju

Sui Ishida
“Sinners judging Sinners, for sinning differently !”
Sui Ishida

Sandeep Jayaram
“Don't pull down if it don't pull you up.”
Sandeep Jayaram, A Ladder Of Panties

Sandeep Jayaram
“Reality stands on its head when a man climbs higher by reaching lower.”
Sandeep Jayaram, A Ladder Of Panties

Sandeep Jayaram
“Casual text can lead to a pun in the oven.”
Sandeep Jayaram, A Ladder Of Panties

Mitta Xinindlu
“Irony is when people buy you gifts yet the cost is your happiness.”
Mitta Xinindlu

“What's really valuable gets the least attention.

Misplaced priorities, the biggest irony of mankind.”
Live Life Essence

Dick Cavett
“Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.”
Dick Cavett

“Hindsight - never around when you need it!”
Chris Crutchley

Purvi Mehta
“Life can create better ironies than a writer's pen.”
Purvi Mehta, When Fate Conspires

Alice Feeney
“Funny how often life seems to work in reverse. We were children masquerading as adults and now we are adults acting like children.”
Alice Feeney, His & Hers

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