Quotes on Irony Of Life

Accept that there are things in this world we can never explain and life will be understandable. That is the irony of life. It is also the beauty of it. Tan Twan Eng

There are ... two kinds of people in this world, those who long to be understood and those who long to be misunderstood. It is the irony of life that neither is gratified. Carl Van Vechten

You can't use irony as a way of disengaging with the difficult or emotional aspects of life. D.A. Wallach

It's an artist's right to rebel against the world's stupidity. E. A. Bucchianeri

Teenagers are extremely funny, and extremely clever and intellectually curious. But they're also willing to ask questions about the meaning of life without disguising them around irony, and ask questions about what are our responsibilities to other people without having to couch it in irony. John Green

Irony is a qualification of subjectivity. Soren Kierkegaard

One of the bitterest ironies of life is that one truly appreciates a blessing only after having been deprived of it or imagining that. Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

... the irony of life is not that you cannot forget but that you can. Gertrude Atherton

Sacred cows make great hamburgers. Robert Reisner

There is no paradox. There is only irony. Philip K. Jason

Life is full of ironies and paradoxes. John Hurt

It is an oversimplification to say that the opposite of irony is oversimplification. Jedediah Purdy

I suppose that's one of the ironies of life doing the wrong thing at the right moment. Charlie Chaplin

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive. Robert A Heinlein

If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. Barry Lopez

Only when we are so old, only, are we aware of the beauty of life. Alice Herz-Sommer

The meaning of life can be revealed but never explained. Kenneth Rexroth

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance. Vaclav Havel

When you know that everything happens for the best, then everything that happens is okay with you. The irony of this is that when everything that happens is okay with you, you set up an energy field of such equanimity and harmony with the universe that the universal law of attraction draws more equanimity and harmony into your life. Neale Donald Walsch

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

The meaning of life is to see. Huineng

The meaning of life is happiness. Dalai Lama

Gain control of your time, and you will gain control of your life. John Landis Mason

The happiest time of my life is now. Marilyn Monroe

Because we can engineer genetics, because we can telecast real lives-of course we must, right? But are these good things to do? The irony is, the people who will finally answer that question will be the very ones produced by the process. Roger Ebert

What happens when we're dead? The irony is that all our questions wil be answered after we die. We spend our whole life trying to figure out the truth and the only way we'll find out what it is, is to get hit by a bus. And the only comfort that religion offers is that God is driving that bus. John Ryman

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument. Rufus Choate

Everything we say about other people is really about ourselves. Merrit Malloy

Irony is the glory of slaves. Czeslaw Milosz

The presence of irony does not necessarily mean that the earnestness is excluded. Only assistant professors assume that. Soren Kierkegaard

irony is a way of having one's cake while appearing to eat it. John Updike

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

The irony of loneliness is that everybody shares it from time to time. Lil B

Does anything on you work properly?" Asked ter Borcht. "Well, I do have a highly developed sense of irony." Replied Iggy. James Patterson

Part of the irony of environmentalism is questing for solutions when you know you're part of the problem. Diane Ackerman

There's a certain amount of what I wear that I wear for irony. Lily Allen

A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke. Arthur Miller

Haven't you picked up on the irony of life by now? Things only just happen when you're not ready. When you're ready, you start trying, and gadamn I feel like trying right now. Elizabeth Reyes

I had some people who disagreed with me here or there - but nothing as strong as I've received, you know, coming to America.That is the irony of life. So I guess - I always tell people - I go, I feel like, in a strange way, I'm home. You know, this doesn't shock me. This is just - I've come a long way to be in a place that is extremely familiar to me. Trevor Noah

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Rajneesh

It is one of the ironies of this strange century that the most lasting results of the October revolution, whose object was the global overthrow of capitalism, was to save its antagonist, both in war and in peace - that is to say, by providing it with the incentive, fear, to reform itself after the Second World War, and, by establishing the popularity of economic planning, furnishing it with some of the procedures for its reform Eric Hobsbawm

To explore the unknown and the familiar, distant and near and to record in detail with the eyes of a child, any beauty, (of the flesh or otherwise) horror, irony, traces of utopia or Hell. Select your team with care, but when in doubt, take on some new crew and give them a chance. But avoid at all costs fluctuations of sincerity with your best people. Dan Eldon

Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. Pliny The Elder

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. Jill Briscoe

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Paul Gauguin

For this beauty, beauty without strength, chokes out life. Hilda Doolittle

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. Paulo Coelho

The only incontrovertible fact of my work is the importance of life. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? Charlton Heston

I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it. Rita Mae Brown

Convert life into truth. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each moment of life is a step toward death. Sandra Gulland

Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification. Albert Camus

Progress is The law of life: man is not Man as yet. Robert Browning

Interruptions are the spice of life. Don Herold

Beauty is not just physical. It's about what you stand for, how you live your life. Halle Berry

The joy of life is variety. Samuel Johnson

Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end. Joanne Harris

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Step by step, you make your way forward. That's why practices such as daily writing exercises or keeping a daily blog can be so helpful. You see yourself do the work, which shows you that you can do the work. Progress is reassuring and inspiring; panic and then despair set in when you find yourself getting nothing done day after day. One of the painful ironies of work life is that the anxiety of procrastination often makes people even less likely to buckle down in the future. Gretchen Rubin

The principle tragedy of my life is, like all tragedies, an irony of Destiny. I reject real life as if it were a condemnation; I reject dreams as if they were an ignoble liberation. [...]After the end of the stars uselessly whitened in the morning sky and the breeze became less cold in the barely orange tinged in the yellow of the light on the scattered low clouds, I, who hadn't slept, could finally, slowly raise my body, exhausted from nothing from the bed from which I had thought the universe. Fernando Pessoa

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas Huxley

The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle

Every life is its own excuse for being. Elbert Hubbard

The beauty of life is, therefore, geometrical beauty of a type that Plato would have much appreciated. John Desmond Bernal

The meaning of life is found in openness to being and "being present" in full awareness. Thomas Merton

The purpose of life is to bring forth goodness. Now, in this life. Leo Tolstoy

Secret of life is to go through something harrowing that doesnt kill you...and to love one woman for the rest of your life. Garrison Keillor

The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors. William Makepeace Thackeray

The aim of life is to be fully born, though its tragedy is that most of us die before we are thus born. Erich Fromm

the time of life is short; To spend that shortness basely were too long. William Shakespeare

Life gives meaning to life. The answer to the meaning of life is hidden right there inside the question. Wendy Mass

Stress is the spice of life. Hans Selye

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