irony

A Quote by Anne Morriss on irony, commitment, liberation, work, play, and love

The irony of commitment is that it's deeply liberating ~ in work, in play, in love.

Anne Morriss

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A Quote by Brandon Charles Boyd on action, irony, and tolerance

To think that one's actions could please the masses is indeed a notion bound in irony; someone will inevitably find something wrong in almost everything. So do what it is that you do best and remember to have enough tolerance for two. 

Brandon Boyd

Source: White Fluffy Clouds

Contributed by: Timothy

A Quote by Philip Jason on paradox and irony

there is no paradox.  there is only irony. 

Philip Jason

Contributed by: Phil

A Quote by dreamdayhippygirl on god, atheist, proof, wonder, maybe, question, answers, hope, belief, and irony

Even an atheist finds God when they point at what they don't believe in.

Kim

Source: me

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A Quote by unknown on irony

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AA is for quitters.

unknown

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on brothers, children, irony, safety, and survival

It may be that we shall, by a process of sublime irony, have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Source: on the hydrogen bomb, 1955

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on freedom, irony, money, and nations

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: Strictly Personal, 1941, ch. 31

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Bateson on argument, authority, commitment, courage, debate, encouragement, evolution, facts, failure, faith, familiarity, imagination, irony, popularity, power, research, simplicity, theory, and value

Empirical confirmation of Darwin's theory did not prove forthcoming in the first few decades following its publication. Indeed, by the early twentieth century, many noted naturalists had come to regard Darwin's account of evolution by natural selection as a theoretical failure. Some even described their continuing commitment to evolution as a matter of faith, rather an ironic justification in light of the impending Scopes trial of 1925. "I suppose that everyone is familiar in outline with the theory of the origin of species which Darwin promulgated. Through the last fifty years this theme of the natural selection of favored races has been developed and expounded in writings innumerable. Favored races certainly can replace others. The argument is sound, but we are doubtful of its value. For us that debate stands adjourned. We go to Darwin for his incomparable collection of facts. We would fain emulate his scholarship, his width and his power of exposition, but to us he speaks no more with philosophical authority. We read his scheme of evolution as we would those of Leucretius or of Lamarck, delighting in their simplicity and courage." "Modern research lends not the smallest encouragement or sanction to the view that gradual evolution occurs by the transformation of masses of individuals, though that fancy has fixed itself on popular imagination."

William Bateson (1861 - 1926)

Source: Address of the President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, August 14, 1914

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Morrie Brickman on people, silence, suffering, louder, funny, irony, and joke

Some people suffer in silence louder than others.

Morrie Brickman

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Tom Stoppard on irony, justice, talent, and tragedy

Between "just desserts" and "tragic irony" we are given quite a lot of scope for our particular talent. Generally speaking, things have gone about as far as they can possibly go when things have got about as bad as they reasonably get.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Contributed by: Zaady

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