Irony Of Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "irony-of-life" (showing 1-30 of 69)
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

“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

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

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

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

Ahmed Mostafa
“It's ironic how your comfort zone can be tiring sometimes.”
Ahmed Mostafa

“The biggest irony of life is that rich people actually lead poor lives! They spend their entire life making money and creating wealth and thus lose out on living a life filled with true knowledge, happiness, and passion!”
Avijeet Das

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I saw an injured black cat. God knows, who has crossed her path.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Deepika Kumaaraguru
“When you were in least of need, people or objects turned up but when you were in a fraught situation, you would never find them.”
Deepika Kumaaraguru, Ethereal: The Dawn of the Blue

“The irony of life is like a brothel without prostitutes--but don't you worry, prostitutes don't need of a brothel, to exercise their profession.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Neel Mukherjee
“Events fall into a pattern that we can only discern retrospectively. We credit ourselves with far more agency than we actually possess. Things happen because they happen.”
Neel Mukherjee, The Lives of Others

Miles Watson
“No one knew much about the Twenty-Eighth Infantry. It was not a glamour outfit.
They knew about the Big Red One and the Screaming Eagles, about the Eighty-Second Airborne and Hell On Wheels, but not about Twenty-Eighth Infantry. The name was met with a certain silence, as if he was in a room full of Harvard graduates and told them his degree was by correspondence.”
Miles Watson, A Story Never Told

“We will all be destroyed whether we like it or not. I say let's like it.”
DBC Pierre

“La ironía de la vida es como a un burdel sin prostitutas.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Cindy Larie Rowell Cowles
“You'd think, since goodreads is now part of Amazon, it would be updated/updateable as Amazon is updated. Ain't technology ironic? We can do so many things, but so many others are still beyond our capabilities.”
Cindy Larie Cowles

Neena Verma
“I came to understand the most intriguing irony of life, that the most intimate partner of life is death.
(Page 94)”
Neena Verma, A Mother's Cry... A Mother's Celebration

Nikhil Shrivastava
“What must I say, that you don’t know on your own?”
Nikhil Shrivastava, Because You Need This!

Thomas Pynchon
“- С двете момчета не е същото - кима Максин, - но понякога се чудя какво би било, ако имах дъщеря.
- Ами вземи си роди, още си хлапе.
- Да, лошото е, че и Хорст е. Както и всеки друг, с когото съм излизала.
- О, де да можеше да видиш бившия ми. Сидни. Нестабилни юноши от цялата страна идваха на поклонение до къщи само за да вдишат от издишания от него цигарен дим и да си сверят настройките.
- Той е още...
- Жив и здрав. Ако някога умре, ще е доста неприятно изненадан.”
Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge

Alice Munro
“Любов. Добре, що вона в неї була. Але чому в господарстві Всесвіту випадково виникає якийсь несправедливий дисбаланс, коли велике щастя однієї людини - нехай нетривале і хистке - живиться великим нещастям іншої.”
Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

Tim Kreider
“It's one of the maddening perversities of human psychology that we only notice we're alive when we're reminded we're going to die, the same way some of us appreciate our girlfriends only after they've become exes.”
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

“We affect to laugh at the folly of those who put faith in nostrums, but are willing to see ourselves whether there is any truth in them.”
William Hazlitt 1778-1830

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Ah yes, the joys of free enterprise, which is never free of anything be it taxes, bills, or stress.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly

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