Satirical Quotes

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George Orwell
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
George Orwell, Animal Farm

John Bennardo
“I once bought my producer a case of Mountain Dew, his favorite soda, as a thank you for all he'd done for me. He was really surprised - his favorite drink is actually 7UP. But he complimented me for getting the color of the can right.”
John Bennardo, Just a Typo: The Cancellation of Celebrity Mo Riverlake

Rudyard Kipling
“All the people like us are we, and everyone else is they.”
Rudyard Kipling

John Bennardo
“If you didn't already know, game show talent works fewer days a year than almost every profession, except maybe members of Congress.”
John Bennardo, Just a Typo: The Cancellation of Celebrity Mo Riverlake

John Bennardo
“I got the job as a Bingo host and did better than they imagined. Never before had they had an emcee so affable and funny, so enthusiastic to give away prizes, or so quick to make a tumor joke after calling out 'B-9'".”
John Bennardo, Just a Typo: The Cancellation of Celebrity Mo Riverlake

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most upsetting thing about Society’s attitude towards disabled people is that many millions of disabled people became disabled while trying to please Society, the very same bitch that secretly regards them as subhuman.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Roman Payne
“The birthing wolf,
Her heart fed with tenderness,
Gave forth from ripe brown nipples,
Food to feed the universe.”
Roman Payne

“Passing through the early fog, the fruitseller’s boat nudged the edge of the canal beside the Palazzo Malipiero. All around was stillness. Casanova whispered to me, “This is the type of pause that occurs just in the instant before la petite mort. The breath held before the gasp followed by the exquisite release.”
Harry F. MacDonald, Casanova and the Devil's Doorbell

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings’ chances of being alive in a thousand years’ time are a hundred times higher than their chances of being sincerely happy for at least ten consecutive days.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Barry Unsworth
“The successful cannot be unhappy -- it was a contradiction in terms.”
Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

Pío Baroja
“Sin duda no los juilaban por sus influencias y por esa simpatía y respeto que ha habido siempre en España por lo inútil.”
Pío Baroja, El árbol de la ciencia

Saira Viola
“Poncho was in a red mood slanging with rage and needed to cook himself out of it , while shoving handfuls of salted peanuts down his gullet and slurping ice cold Fanta”
Saira Viola

Richard Powers
“Apparently God had made life on one planet only, and only one country of that planet's dominant species needed to manage it.”
Richard Powers, Bewilderment

Amartya Sen
“It is the True. It is the Self, and thou, O Svetaketu, art it... And just in case thou art not all that, we will fix it with a bit of cleverness in reconstructing reality!”
Amartya Sen, The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture and Identity

Николай Васильевич Гоголь
“Покой был известного рода, ибо гостиница была тоже известного рода, то есть именно такая, как бывают гостиницы в губернских городах, где за два рубля в сутки проезжающие получают покойную комнату с тараканами, выглядывающими, как чернослив, из всех углов, и дверью в соседнее помещение, всегда заставленную комодом, где устроивается сосед, молчаливый и спокойный человек, но чрезвычайно любопытный, интересующийся знать о всех подробностях проезжающего.”
Николай Гоголь, Мертвые души. Избранное

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