A Quote by David Sedaris on philosophical, life, cynical, sarcasm, and social critic

"I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people but I keep a list of prospective canidates just in case I should ever figure it out."

David Sedaris

Source: When you are engulfed in flames

Contributed by: Brittany

A Quote by Chuck Klosterman on sloths, comparing, apples, and sarcasm

That's like comparing apples with hermaphroditic ground sloths.

Chuck Klosterman

Source: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

Contributed by: Lauren

A Quote by Paramahansa Yogananda on divine, friendship, love, god, and sarcasm

Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness.  To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.  Sarcasm draws out the rebellious spirit and anger in the wrongdoer.  Loving suggestions bring out the repentence in him.  Repentence consists in thoroughly understanding one's own error and in abandoning it.  Friendship is pure by nature.  When you have a lilly in your hands, how can you crush it?  When you love a person dearly, how can you hurt him, even though he may be wrong?  Divine love is unlimited and infinite.  When two or more persons are friends always, no matter what happens, that is an expression of divine love, of divine friendship.

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952)

Source: Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons

Contributed by: Beth

A Quote by unknown on advice, appreciation, books, children, clothes, criticism, decisions, feeling, good, interest, justice, life, listening, mistakes, nature, needs, parenthood, practice, sarcasm, teenage, time, and understanding

When parents make a practice of hurting and humiliating their children, they do permanent damage. There is a big difference between describing what you don't like or don't stand for, to a child, and your resulting to name-calling, sarcasm, and cutting remarks. Try to avoid criticism and advice about appearances and clothes. Don't say "just do as we say." Take time to listen, consider, and explain your feelings, let them decide on miner issues. Take a reasonable interest in your child's life, but you don't need to know every detail. Remember, teen-agers can't help being oversensitive to everything. Nature biologically causes a teen-ager to cast out the parents. Don't take it so hard. Appreciate their need to grow up and look outward. Don't be too shattered when all of the sudden you aren't as important any more. Get good books on teen-agers, read them, they will help you understand and may help you from making huge mistakes. When you understand where they are and they understand where you are you can meet a common ground.


Source: Gesell Institute. Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Roland Barthes on sarcasm, time, and truth

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time, which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.

Roland Barthes (1915 - 1980)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Erskine on language, music, and sarcasm

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.

John Erskine (1879 - 1951)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by George Eliot on destiny and sarcasm

Destiny stands by sarcastic with our dramatis personae folded in her hand.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Middlemarch

Contributed by: Zaady

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