Mockery Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mockery" (showing 1-30 of 68)
Christopher Paolini
“Ah, pay no heed if your enemies laugh. They'll not be able to once you lop off their heads.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr

William Shakespeare
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.”
William Shakespeare, Othello

Criss Jami
“Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“You can spit on a rose, but it's still a rose.”
Marty Rubin

Thomas More
“The devil…the prowde spirite…cannot endure to be mocked.”
Thomas More

Mette Ivie Harrison
“A nod at Beatrice who held absolutely still. "She said she would come with me. She insisted on it. She stamped her little foot at me."
He pointed down to her toes as if she were a child yet.
Then he straightened his shoulders. "But I sent her back to the nursery, where she belonged, and told her to play with her dolls instead. As everyone knows, a female on a hunt is a distraction at best and bad luck at worse."

Which explained why Beatrice went into the woods with her hound alone, George thought. She looked now as though she had gone to some other place where she could not hear her father's words and thus could not be hurt by them. George wondered how often she was forced to go to that place.

Did King Helm not see how much she was like him? It seemed she was rejected for any sign of femininity yet also rejected for not showing enough femininity, How could she win?”
Mette Ivie Harrison, The Princess and the Hound

“So many people accuse and mistreat others just because of their present state of life, as if life is just a one day journey, and they forget that the story line can change tomorrow!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Charles Dickens
“Nothingever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the onset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have a malady in the less attractive forms.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Criss Jami
“What I admire about the modern atheist is not at all his logic, but rather his gift of imagination. There will always be the cartoon versions of Christianity further perpetuated by the extremist atheists who do not possess the humility to ask real scholars and theologians its difficult questions. There is little doubt that the atheist has the bigger imagination: the first reason is due to his persistent caricatures of what constitutes a Christian; the second because of his belief that most of his questions are actually rhetorical. From this I can infer that, instead of laughing at one another (the Christian at modern atheist immaturity and the modern atheist at Christian stupidity), we would have a better chance at productivity laughing with one another as we all dumb down what we don't understand.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Howard Tayler
“Maxim 8:
Mockery and derision have their place. Usually, it's on the far side of the airlock.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

Joseph Alois Schumpeter
“Please do not think that I am accusing socialists of insincerity or that I wish to hold them up to scorn either as bad democrats or as unprincipled schemers and opportunists. I fully believe, in spite of the childish Machiavellism in which some of their prophets indulge, that fundamentally most of them always have been as sincere in their professions as any other men. Besides, I do not believe in insincerity in social strife, for people always come to think what they want to think and what they incessantly profess. As regards democracy, socialist parties are presumably no more opportunists than are any others; they simply espouse democracy if, as, and when it serves their ideals and interests and not otherwise. Lest readers should be shocked and think so immoral a view worthy only of the most callous of political practitioners, ...”
Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Orson Scott Card
“Eko brushed a tear from her eye, and Immo jeered at her, but father held up a hand. "Never mock a tender heart," he said.”
Orson Scott Card, The Lost Gate

Honoré de Balzac
“Here comes Mamma Vauquerr, fair as a starrr; and strung up like a bunch of carrots. Aren't we suffocating ourselves a wee bit?' he asked, placing a hand on the top of her corset. 'A bit of a crush in the vestibule, here, Mamma! If we start crying, there'll be an explosion. Never mind, I'll be there to collect the bits--just like an antiquary.'
'Now, there's the language of true French gallantry,' murmured Madame Vauquer in an aside to Madame Couture.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Amit Kalantri
“Even a dog mocks a lion when the lion is inside a cage.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Iain Pears
“Do you wish to speak in Provençal, French, or Latin? They are all I can manage, I'm afraid."

"Any will do," the rabbi replied in Provençal.

"Splendid. Latin it is," said Pope Clement.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

“Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

“Whatever we do to shame or degrade others, we do to ourselves.”
Marty Rubin

Christopher Isherwood
“He dislikes even to touch these things, for they are the runes of an idiotic but nevertheless potent and evil magic; the magic of the think-machine gods, whose cult has one dogma - we cannot make a mistake.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Evelyn Waugh
“Presently [Bridey] said: “If I was Rex”—his mind seemed full of such suppositions: “If I was Archbishop of Westminster,” “If I was head of the Great Western Railway,” “If I was an actress,” as though it were a mere trick of fate that he was none of these things, and he might awake any morning to find the matter adjusted—“if I was Rex I should want to live in my constituency.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder

“And when the end comes, we shall see the end. We shall see and understand how we started better. We shall see those who started well and those who ended well. When the end comes, we shall surely see the end!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A small temptation can stop a great glory and turn great joy into a great sorrow”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“The greyness of life,
Is the mockery of despair.
For when it is final,
Who then will care?”
Anthony T. Hincks

Criss Jami
“On a social level, secularism is safe. As literally the world's most fundamental conformist, the secularist wants to call himself a revolutionary all in the same. In most parts of the present world, rebellion against Christianity is not really much of a rebellion if one is to consider 'rebellion' something of a courageous sort or a bold act. Long ago Christ was crucified, and in some form or another, to this day, the scorn continues for 'little Christs'. The world hates Christians, and according to Christ, it is supposed to hate Christians. A true Christianity is a true rebellion; and for one to be 'freed from Christianity' is for one to religiously conform to the pressures of the rest of the world, for one to be freed from freedom.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Milan Kundera
“She refused at first, saying it would make a mockery of their love. She loved him too much to admit that what she thought of as unforgettable could ever be forgotten. Finally, of course, she did as he asked, but without enthusiasm. The notebooks showed it: they had many empty pages, and the entries were fragmentary.”
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

“When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

Stanisław Lem
“Все существующее бывает предметом насмешек. Никакой титул не спасает от них, ведь иные дерзают насмехаться даже над королевским величеством. Смех колеблет троны и царства. Одни народы посмеиваются над другими, а то и над самими собою. Высмеивается даже то, чего нет, — разве не насмехались над мифическими божествами? Предметом насмешек бывают явления, куда как серьезные и даже трагические. Достаточно вспомнить о кладбищенском юморе, о шутках, отпускаемых по поводу смерти или покойников. (Мудрец - королю Глобаресу)”
Stanisław Lem, The Cyberiad

Nelson Algren
“    "I'm a guy like this," Gino explained to Jeanie; "I like anythin' against the odds. I don't like nothin' safe. I'm a guy like this too: I don't like gettin' caught. But mostly I'm a guy like this: I don't like gettin' laughed at."
    He lived as he drove, as he gambled and as he loved: for keeps. Taking no man's laughter. And letting the small stakes go.”
Nelson Algren, The Neon Wilderness

George R.R. Martin
“Let them see that their words can cut you, and you'll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it you own. Then they can't hurt you with it anymore.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Holly Black
“It was just like Aleksander to steal even this from him, Gavriel thought. To treat the duel as a joke, to treat him as a joke. Now his only choices were to take aim at a man about to fall over or to bear the shame of crying off. And Aleksander would laugh at him later. I wasn’t so very drunk, he would say. And if I was, so what? If you weren’t such a milksop, then surely you’d have—

Gavriel raised his pistol and shot his brother through the heart.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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