The great irony was that the punks were more conservative and narrow-minded and musically bigoted that anyone else.
Irony is going to be hard to get. You have to be master of the literal first. But then, Americans don't get irony either. Computers are going to reach the level of Americans before Brits.
Cervantes is the most important Spanish writer. But he is not the most representative of the Spanish. His irony, his sense of humor - they are too subtle to seem Spanish.
The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
People use irony as a defense mechanism.
In the works of Duchamp, space begins to walk and take on form; it becomes a machine that spins arguments and philosophizes; it resists movement with delay and delay with irony.
I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.
I'm most interested in finding the strangeness and irony in reality. That's my forte.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
I've done pretty well as a professional fed-up. The tools of my trade so far have been irony, tongue-in-cheek mockery, and supercilious contempt, but these are highly civilized weapons designed for 18th-century French salons.
I was not interested in irony; I wanted to emphasize the primacy of the idea in making art.
Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.
Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not.
I adore jokes. They're a theatrical contrivance, but the irony of all fiction is that you approach reality by avoiding it a bit; you spoof it a bit.
I guess my sense of humour leans more towards irony and tongue-in-cheek performance.
The irony is that, coming from a white-collar British background, I tend to play blue-collar Americans!