Irony Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old irony quotes, irony sayings, and irony proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.     


Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?     

Robin Williams

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not.     

Steve Jobs

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it's the only thing     

Albert Schweitzer

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.     

Mason Cooley

Pleasure in irony ... is an ego trip.     

Jessamyn West

Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.     

Friedrich Von Schlegel

It's a tragic irony. The sick stayed well and the healthy became blind.     

Philip Yordan

You know, there's a certain irony in the fact that our lives and perhaps the lives of everyone on Earth may depend on Captain Patterson's sex appeal.     

Charles Beaumont

Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.     

John Weiss

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.     

Jessamyn West

Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.     

Edwin P. Whipple

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.     

Karl Kraus

I am consistently inconsistent.     

Don Williams, Jr.

Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it     

Charles Lamb

It's like rain on your wedding day.' Only if you're marrying a weatherman and he set the date.     

Ed Byrne

Define irony: a bunch of idiots dancing around on a plane to a song     

Garland Greene

A man is as young as the woman he feels.     

Groucho Marx

I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here.     

Stephen Bishop

Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.     

Ashleigh Brilliant

It's always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.     

Paul Newman

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.     

Abba Eban