Parody Quotes

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Neil Gaiman
“Hey," said Shadow. "Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are."
The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
"Say 'Nevermore,'" said Shadow.
"Fuck you," said the raven.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Jasper Fforde
“Sorry," [Hamlet] said, rubbing his temples. "I don't know what came over me. All of a sudden I had this overwhelming desire to talk for a very long time without actually doing anything.”
Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten

David Levithan
“If smart people are parodying it, that's a sure sign that some less smart people are believing it.”
David Levithan, Every Day

Roger Zelazny
“A totally nondenominational prayer: Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that I be forgiven for anything I may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness.  Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which I may be eligible after the destruction of my body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.”
Roger Zelazny, Creatures of Light and Darkness

Peter Sloterdijk
“How much truth is contained in something can be best determined by making it thoroughly laughable and then watching to see how much joking around it can take. For truth is a matter that can withstand mockery, that is freshened by any ironic gesture directed at it. Whatever cannot withstand satire is false.”
Peter Sloterdijk, Critique of Cynical Reason

Vladimir Nabokov
“Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Strong Opinions

L.V. Lewis
“There is something immensely scary about putting yourself out there for people to love or hate you, fan or pan you, review or screw you.”
L.V. Lewis, Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever

Terry Pratchett
“Monsters are getting more uppity, too (...) I heard where this guy, he killed this monster in this lake, no problem, stuck its arm up over the door (...) and you know what? Its mum come and complained. Its actual mum come right down to the hall next day and complained. Actually complained. That's the respect you get.”
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. It was the future, and everything sucked.”
Greg Nagan, The 5-Minute Iliad and Other Instant Classics: Great Books For The Short Attention Span

“I took the one letter he had for us. It was from the Switchblade Gas & Electric Company. I didn't know I had admirers there too, but I wasn't that surprised. I threw it in the trash with the IRS's love letters and closed the door without reply.”
The Harvard Lampoon, Nightlight

Adrianne Ambrose
“Some people fight fire with fire. I've found water to be more effective.”
Adrianne Ambrose, Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice

Craig Ferguson
“With good parody, you have to be smarter that the people you’re parodying.”
Craig ferguson

Adam Rex
“Captain Smek himself appeared on television for an official speech to humankind.
[...] 'Noble Savages of Earth,' he said. 'Long time we have tried to live together in peace.' (It had been five months.) 'Long time have the Boov suffered under the hostileness and intolerableness of you people. With sad hearts I now concede that Boov and humans will never to exist as one.'
I remember being really excited at this point. Could I possibly be hearing right? Were the Boov about to leave? I was so stupid.
'And so now I generously grant you Human Preserves - gifts of land that will be for humans forever, never to be taken away again, now.'
[...] So that's when we Americans were given Florida. One state for three hundred million people. There were going to be some serious lines for the bathrooms.”
Adam Rex, The True Meaning of Smekday

Jess C. Scott
“I learned that it's okay to feel the way I do: that my life has no meaning unless I have a boyfriend. A real man is like the perfect vampire-boy and all the perfect guys in Twue Wuv.”
Jess C. Scott, Literary Heroin (Gluttony): A Twilight Parody

Adrianne Ambrose
“I don't believe in virgin sacrifice. It encourages promiscuity at an early age”
Adrianne Ambrose, Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice

Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“In the land of sour grapes, the half-eaten apple is the queen”
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Brian Celio
“History, lie of our lives, mire of our loins. Our sins, our souls. Hiss-tih-ree: the tip of the pen taking a trip of three steps (with one glide) down the chronicle to trap a slick, sibilant character. Hiss. (Ss.) Tih. Ree.

He was a pig, a plain pig, in the morning, standing five feet ten on one hoof. He was a pig in slacks. He was a pig in school. He was a pig on the dotted line. But in my eyes it’s always the ones signing dotted lines that become pigs.

Did this pig have a precursor? He did, indeed he did. In point of fact, dating all the way back to the Biblical Age. Oh where? About everywhere you look there's pigs giving that fancy ol’ snake a chase. Yeah, yeah, yeah, you can always count on a fuckin’ pretentious sarcastican for a fancy prose style.”
Brian Celio, Catapult Soul

“Hell, if someome wrote a book about you, well, it'd sell a million copies the day it was released. And if someone else was clever enough to write a parody - you know, to privide som comic relief during these extremely difficult economic times - that would probably be an even bigger seller, or at least it shoud be. So, just come clean with me, Ed. Your secret's safe with me, and whoever reads my internet blog. You...are...a...vampire!”
Stephen Jenner, Twilite: A Parody

Alan Hollinghurst
“All families are silly in their own way.”
Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty
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Andrew Shaffer
“I shake his hand, and feel the jolt of electricity again from him. He laughs and raises his hand to show me the joy-buzzer in his palm.”
Andrew Shaffer, Fifty-one Shades: A Parody

“And don't trouble yourself too much if you don't laugh at what you are about to read, for if you perk up your pink little ear, you may hear the silvery tinkling of merriment in the air, far, far away . . . . It's us, buster. Ching!
Harvard Lampoon, Bored of the Rings: A Parody of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Andrew Shaffer
“She hands me a security badge that says VIRGIN.”
Andrew Shaffer, Fifty-one Shades: A Parody

Andrew Shaffer
“I have hobbies," he says, smirking. "Physical pursuits: Base-jumping, hang-gliding, underwater basket-weaving.”
Andrew Shaffer, Fifty-one Shades: A Parody

Jaye Frances
“Oh, I don’t mean to infer that you’re not a great guy. I’m sure you’re the exception to the rule.”
Jaye Frances, The Cruise - All That Glitters

“...heaven wouldn’t be like this earth, this tormented earth ruled by evil forces that tossed humanity to and fro like a slow clown in a two-bit rodeo.”
Joe LaFlam, My Fear Lady

Terry Eagleton
“Not all of Derrida's writing is to everyone's taste. He had an irritating habit of overusing the rhetorical question, which lends itself easily to parody: 'What is it, to speak? How can I even speak of this? Who is this "I" who speaks of speaking?”
Terry Eagleton

Andrew Shaffer
“The people are so small, they look like ants (although they're Walmart customers, so they look like obese ants).”
Andrew Shaffer, Fifty-one Shades: A Parody

“And surely, whatever, in this its course of change, poetry may have lost in quality, is more than made up for by what it has gained in quantity. For in the first place it is far pleasanter to the tastes of a scientific generation, to understand how to make bad poetry than to wonder at good; and secondly, as the end of poetry is pleasure, that we should make it each for ourselves is the very utmost that we can desire, since it is a fact in which we all agree, that no man's verses please him so much as his own.”
William Hurrell Mallock, Every Man His Own Poet: Or The Inspired Singer's Recipe Book

“Poetry as practised by the latest masters, is the art of expressing what is too foolish, too profane, or too indecent to be expressed in any other way.”
William Hurrell Mallock, Every Man His Own Poet Or, The Inspired Singer's Recipe Book

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