A Quote by Sherman Alexie on environmentalism, paper, trees, politics, marriage, balance, and irony

"Boise Cascade," said the other Republican husband.
"Sierra Club," said his Democrat wife.
'Wait, wait," I said. "So one of you fights for trees and the other fights against trees?"
"No, no," he said. "We make the paper she writes on to file lawsuits against the paper we make."

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on hate crimes, irony, indians, native americans, spokane indian, and xenophobia

Last September 16th, I was walking in downtown Seattle when this pick-up truck pulls up in front of me. Guy leans out the window and yells, "Go back to your own country," and I was laughing so hard because it wasn't so much a hate crime as a crime of irony.

Sherman Alexie

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on romanticism, sentimentalism, cynicism, and irony

Okay, so maybe I'm romantic... but somebody is supposed to be romantic. Some warrior is supposed to go to war against the imperial forces of cynicism and irony. I am a sentimental soldier.

Sherman Alexie

Source: Ten Little Indians

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Iron and Wine on assume, best, worst, irony, and humor

We all assume the worst the best we can.

Iron and Wine

Source: Muddy Hymnal

Contributed by: Bee

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on irony and cynicism

Irony: Don't let yourself be controlled by it, especially during uncreative moments.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Source: Letters to a Young Poet (Vintage), Pages: 15

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on evolution, sex, irony, and darwin

Evolution is like sex. Some people don't want to talk about it or even try to deny its very existence. Whereas it is actually the very reason they exist. I find it ironic that for those people these terms are freely exchangeable in this context.

Frederik Kerling

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by George K. Ilsley on compassion, irony, and awareness

Beggers provide the luxury.  They allow me to be generous.  They make me feel rich.

George Ilsley

Source: Random Acts of Hatred, Pages: 85

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on life, irony, humor, sense of humor, levity, and positive attitude

One must appreciate life's little ironies, even at one's own expense.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 202

Contributed by: Alyce

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on irony


Irony gives us, at little expense, the impression that we are experienced psychologists.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Jim Harrison on jim harrison, legends of the fall, irony, sentiment, love, disappointment, and being human

I like grit, I like love and death, I'm tired of irony. ... A lot of good fiction is sentimental. ... The novelist who refuses sentiment refuses the full spectrum of human behavior, and then he just dries up. ... I would rather give full vent to all human loves and disappointments, and take a chance on being corny, than die a smartass."

Jim Harrison

Contributed by: Kat

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