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Top 100 Quotes About Ironic

#1. A poem needs disguises. It needs secrets. It thrives on the tension between what is said and not said; it prefers the oblique, the implied, the ironic, the suggestive; when it speaks, it wants you to lean forward a little to overhear; it wants you to understand things only years later. - Author: J. D. McClatchy
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#2. Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody's writing about them. They're really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations. - Author: Sherman Alexie
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#3. The Westway, the old strip club on Clarkson Street, is still there, but today it's owned by a hipster restaurant entrepreneur who caters to the ironic cultural lifestylers, more fashion world than art, people who are "cool" because they live in New York. - Author: Kim Gordon
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#4. Snarl must love Christmas as much as me, I decided. - Author: Rachel Cohn
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#5. I told my father I would lay down my life, give all I have to my alpha except one thing, my heart. My heart belongs to my mate." Gabriel shook his head and gave her a devilish grin, "It's rather ironic that my new alpha happens to be my mate and has owned my heart since birth. - Author: Jami Brumfield
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#6. It's ironic that retailers and restaurants live or die on customer service, yet their employees have some of the lowest pay and worst benefits of any industry. That's one reason so many retail experiences are mediocre for the public. - Author: Howard Schultz
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#7. And it's really very difficult to kill someone when all your inner instincts would oblige you to take off your hat first! - Author: Susan Kay
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#8. It's not ironic when it's your actual fucking life. - Author: Jennifer Pashley
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#9. This is a small town, so everyone talks. Ironic, isn't it - so few people, so many opinions? - Author: Katarina Bivald
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#10. It seemed ironic that Lowell Levine and I, who were both Jewish, were going over to identify the remains of a man who was so anti-Semitic. - Author: Michael Baden
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#11. I don't like the word ironic. I like the word absurdity, and I don't really understand the word 'irony' too much. The irony comes when you try to verbalize the absurd. When irony happens without words, it's much more exalted. - Author: David
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#12. Either way, Grayson found it ironic how such dissimilar circumstances, colleges, and mental hospitals, had led to the same awful apartment. - Author: Dorothy McFalls
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#13. I was a big and un-ironic fan of Dear Abby when I was a kid in Chicago. I think I sort of internalized her. So I have this inner Abby: cranky, proper, folksy yet scathing, with a beehive hairdo. But that's my issue. - Author: George Saunders
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#14. He found himself in the ironic position of being the indispensable man in a political world that regarded all leaders as disposable. - Author: Joseph J. Ellis
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#15. I find it ironic how New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is so focused on such small issues as drink sizes, while ignoring the massive infrastructure challenges in New York - lousy roads, third-world airports, traffic jams, etc. - Author: Mark Skousen
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#16. I have learned that there's no way to open yourself to the experience of God while retaining your cool, your sense of ironic detachment. - Author: Ken Wilson
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#17. I find it ironic that fear is eliminating the possibility to tell stories that depict our ability to overcome fear - Author: Gore Verbinski
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#18. I could spend my whole life photographing circuses. They combine everything I'm interested in - they're ironic, poetic, and corny at the same time. There's also something about a circus that's magical, sentimental, and almost tragic, like a Fellini film. - Author: Mary Ellen Mark
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#19. It's ironic to think that behaviors we consider neurotic are actually holding the word in place - but sooner or later whatever protection they offer decays.And it's so much work.So damn much work. - Author: Stephen King
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#20. She gave Stalin the letter and asked him to deliver it; for a moment, at least, one of the great murderers of the twentieth century played mailman for a young girl in love. - Author: David Remnick
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#21. leaving Will to stand by and watch, wearing that stupid grin he never seemed to shake anymore. I missed his ironic scowl. I missed his insistence that we were a bunch of pussies. God, he was the biggest fucking pussy now. - Author: Christina Lauren
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#22. One ironic legacy of the Clinton administration is the rearming of the American citizenry. Each time Clinton and his friends in Congress threaten another round of anti-gun regulations, the American people respond by stocking up ... - Author: Llewellyn Rockwell
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#23. Maybe you've got the patience to work out some complicated, long-term, ironic way to get back at the people who've wronged you, but that's you. - Author: Greg Cox
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#24. At 24 I decided that my life is enough for me, and I stopped looking for some other piece to complete it. I also learned how to needlepoint ironic cross-stitches of rap lyrics and gave them to my friends as presents. I'll let you decide which is the more important revelation. - Author: Taylor Swift
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#25. I, interestingly, had dated a woman in the Eisenhower Administration briefly, and it was ironic to me 'cause I was trying to do toher what Eisenhower has been doing to the country for the last eight years. - Author: Woody Allen
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#26. It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way; and we grasp more fiercely at research, statistics, and technical aids in sex when we have lost the values and meaning of love. - Author: Rollo May
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#27. Knee-Jerk Irony: The tendency to make flippant ironic comments as a reflexive matter of course in everyday conversation. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#28. It's ironic, but until you can free those final monsters within the jungle of yourself, your life, your soul is up for grabs. - Author: Rona Barrett
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#29. Amusement, even ironic amusement, is the beginning of sincere appreciation, as any lapsed hipster knows. - Author: Last Man Standing
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#30. Would you buy a book proudly stating on the cover that its reader is a dummy? Or would you think "of course it's ironic"? - Author: Erik Naggum
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#31. The encapsulated bird your conspirators sent you to fetch. The sterilized male chicken with the Creator DNA sequences. The plot capon. Where is it? - Author: Charles Stross
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#32. It is ironic that even today men are judged by how much they have and women by how they look while both should be judged by how they act. - Author: Sabine Shah
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#33. An ironic revelation of the television-computer age is that what people want from machines is humanity: stories, contact, and interaction. - Author: Thomas Lewis
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#34. They would sweep their poverty under the carpet if only they had one. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#35. The more power you have, the less you can truly say. That's the irony. - Author: Michael Soll
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#36. It was ironic but somehow fitting that the 1905 Revolution should have been started by an organisation dreamed up by the tsarist regime itself. No-one believed more than Father Gapon in the bond between Tsar and people. - Author: Orlando Figes
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#37. I'm a street photographer, but I'm interested in any ironic, whimsical images, and there's something very romantic about a circus. - Author: Mary Ellen Mark
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#38. It's way beyond ironic that a place called the Holy Land is the location of the fiercest, most deeply felt hatred in the world. And it makes for wonderful theater. - Author: George Carlin
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#39. Further to this, Ove has the cat's resentful stares to contend with. Something in its eyes reminds him of the way Sonja used to look at him. - Author: Fredrik Backman
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#40. There is an ironic paradox in that courage requires fear. Fear provides the opportunity for courage. However, one must be willing to face the hard demands of courage, confront that fear, and ultimately triumph over it. - Author: Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco
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#41. I've never met or spoken to David Lee Roth, yet it's rather ironic that even he's saying Eddie's lying about things. I'm saying he's not telling the truth, yet Eddie insists that the two of us are lying! You be the judge. - Author: Sammy Hagar
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#42. No one plows the field just by thinking about it. - Author: Ljupka Cvetanova
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#43. Most of the time
99 percent of the time
you just don't know how and why the threads are looped together, and that's okay. Do a good thing and something bad happens. Do a bad thing and something good happens. Do nothing and everything explodes. - Author: Lauren Oliver
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#44. It's always struck me as funny that guys with scars get a reputation for being hard. It's the ones that cut them you should be looking out for, right? - Author: Louise Welsh
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#45. It was ironic how love could awaken them to the wonders of the universe, while at the same time confine their attention to one another. - Author: Alexandra Adornetto
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#46. A son of a Jedi Knight? I thought the Jedi weren't allowed such relationships."
That wrung an half ironic grin out of me. "Guess I'm not allowed, then. - Author: Kevin Hearne
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#47. It's ironic really, that the man who hates the world is most loved by it - Author: Anna Todd
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#48. I'm the anti indie-rocker. My stuff isn't ironic. - Author: Sxip Shirey
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#49. Musicals are strictly for homosexuals and womenfolk, Kenny says drily, in a way that's so post-post-post-ironic it actually stops being communication, and simply becomes confusing and unhelpful. - Author: Caitlin Moran
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#50. It's ironic, but true, that in this age of electronic communications, personal interaction is becoming more important than ever. - Author: Regis McKenna
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#51. My world on the road always ends up feeling really small which is ironic because that's when I'm seeing the most places and meeting the most people! - Author: Tyler Hilton
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#52. It seemed bleakly ironic to me that someone who craved, deserved and had worked so hard to earn a tragic, early death appeared to be doomed to live forever. - Author: Mishka Shubaly
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#53. I still couldn't imagine that she was really, truly pregnant; maybe this was an hysterical pregnancy. But Sarah was never hysterical. Enthusiastic, yes, ironic on occasion. I couldn't imagine a doctor saying, No, it's just an ironic pregnancy. - Author: James Lileks
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#54. Does anyone find it ironic how a program aimed at old people is called 'Countdown'? - Author: Frankie Boyle
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#55. For a time after my divorce everything began to seem profoundly ironic to
me. I found myself thinking of other peoples' worries as sources of amusement and private derision which I thought about at night to
make myself feel better. - Author: Richard Ford
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#56. How ironic it would be, to die at his hands while trying to save him, when he first came to me because he was trying to save me. - Author: Beth Revis
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#57. Guston tacked toward celebrating the crap of life not for its own ironic sake, but as the ever-present still life that surrounds the embarrassingly, even tragically human. No Duchampian object is ever tragic. Many if not most of Guston's objects, even the most hilarious, are. - Author: Ross Feld
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#58. He had not the makings of that honest man to whom success comes naturally. - Author: James Jones
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#59. Really?"
"No. I'm being ironic. Or is it sarcastic? I can never remember."
"Irony's cleverer, so you're probably being sarcastic. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#60. It's really ironic that I won, because that's not the goal that I had in mind when I went out to skate. - Author: Sarah Hughes
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#61. One of the most difficult and ironic murder weapons is the life jacket. - Author: Demetri Martin
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#62. It's quite ironic I suppose, it's that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends. - Author: Peter Hook
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#63. Myrna was not astigmatic; the lenses were clear glass; she wore the glasses to prove her dedication and intensity of purpose. - Author: John Kennedy Toole
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#64. How ironic that the Negro, who more than any other people can claim America's culture as his own, is being persecuted and repressed; that the Negro, who has exemplified the humanities in his very existence, is being rewarded with inhumanity. - Author: Sonny Rollins
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#65. Is that supposed to be ironic or predictive or something? - Author: Penelope Fletcher
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#66. Luke picked up a piece of paper lying on the seat. "Camden Hills Avenue in the Badlands Golf Club." Luke chuckled. "Going to find a criminal in the Badlands. It kind of has an ironic ring to it. - Author: Amanda Carlson
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#67. It wasn't like I ever said, 'I want to be an actor.' I was in the right place at the right time. I went to a local drama group because I found football on the weekends too cold - which is highly ironic because I've had some of the coldest experiences of my life filming 'Game of Thrones.' - Author: Isaac Hempstead-Wright
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#68. I would say I've actually done a lot more comedy than I've done drama. It's weird the way that worked out, because when I came out of theater school I took myself way too seriously, so it's kind of ironic that I ended up sort of going down the comedy path. - Author: James Roday
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#69. Stephen King writes a lot of things that are really charming and quirky, and that are more ironic than horror. - Author: William H. Macy
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#70. I like to introduce myself, because THEN I can get in all the facts." The usually self-deprecating John Hay on the ironic formality of signing his own commission as Secretary of State. - Author: John Taliaferro
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#71. Ohio Governor John Kasich became the 16th Republican to announce that he is running for president. During his speech he referred to Jesus Christ, which is ironic because so did Americans when they heard another Republican was running for president. - Author: Jimmy Fallon
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#72. John Baldessari, the 79-year-old conceptualist, has spent more than four decades making laconic, ironic conceptual art-about-art, both good and bad. - Author: Jerry Saltz
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#73. It would indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defence, we would sanction the subversion of one of those liberties which make the defence of our nation worthwhile. - Author: Earl Warren
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#74. Misery loves company which is ironic because it rarely throws dinner parties. - Author: Dov Davidoff
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#75. The ironic humor comes from the distance between what we understand about ourselves and what is truly going on in ourselves. - Author: Robert Olen Butler
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#76. It's tiny out there ... it's inconsequential. It's ironic that we had come to study the Moon and it was really discovering the Earth. - Author: William Anders
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#77. I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead. You'd be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts. - Author: Diablo Cody
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#78. Hip-hop's always reached out to kids. If you look at the last 10 big albums it might seem ironic. But when I look at the history of this music it's always had a lot of positivity. - Author: LL Cool J
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#79. Your advice seems a little ironical."

"Oh, you may either follow it or reverse it - that is its chief beauty. It is equally good taken either way. - Author: Thomas Henry Lister
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#80. Your inability to forgive has always been your most ironic character trait. - Author: Elizabeth Little
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#81. I'm not the first to admit that raising a child in Park Slope, Brooklyn, can bear an embarrassing resemblance to the TV show 'Portlandia.' My wife and I try to have some ironic distance from the culture of organic, chemical-free parenting, but we're often participants. - Author: Adam Davidson
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#82. As soon as I got off the plane in L.A., I heard they'd cast the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and that it was all being shot in New Zealand! That was pretty ironic. - Author: Martin Henderson
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#83. Just to keep the bad dreams at bay, she took a swig out of a bottle that smelled of apples and happy brain-death. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#84. We live in an ironic society where even play is turned into work. But the highest existence is not work; the highest level of existence is play. - Author: Conrad Hyers
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#85. It's because I'm pregnant, Christian."
He snorts, and his mouth twists into an ironic smile. "If I knew getting you knocked up was going to make you eat, I might have done it earlier. - Author: E.L. James
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#86. It's ironic that as scientists that don't believe in god, were the ones that are closest to god. - Author: Hiromu Arakawa
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#87. This last one is greener, it must be sweeter. - Author: Nor Sanavongsay
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#88. Many growth-minded people didn't even plan to go to the top. They got there as a result of doing what they love. It's ironic: The top is where the fixed-mindset people hunger to be, but it's where many growth-minded people arrive as a by-product of their enthusiasm for what they do. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#89. One of the most ironic things about capitalism is that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang himself with. Actually they will give you the money to make a movie that makes them look bad, if they believe they can make money off it. - Author: Michael Moore
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#90. Music had been his undoing, he told the boy in ironic self-deprecation. His bane and his salvation. It had gotten him through tough times that would have otherwise been unbearable and it had made everything else he had gone at twice as hard. - Author: William Gay
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#91. Al Gore has found a new job. He is going to teach journalism at Columbia University, which is ironic isn't it? The guy who did all the coke winds up going to the White House, the guy who didn't do coke goes to Columbia. - Author: Jay Leno
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#92. It's kind of ironic that my character is a doctor who acts very gay with his best friend. I don't see how gays could ever be doctors, they spend too much time whining about everything. Just get off your soapbox and go back to designing floral arrangements - Author: Zach Braff
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#93. Life justified itself. It might be cruel, treacherous, ironic, but it was life, and pain was as much a part of it as joy. - Author: Sheila Kaye-Smith
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#94. I like the story about me being pregnant. It was in some Australian magazine, on the front page! I was like, 'Wow, that's just [insane].' And it's not even ironic. I don't even think the article [tried to justify it]; it was just a headline. The article was just like, nothing. - Author: Robert Pattinson
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#95. We're weird guys. I don't know if a lot of people get our humor. A lot of people probably think we're jerks. We're real sarcastic. Really ironic and stuff. We mean well, but we joke around probably a lot more than we should. - Author: Brendon Urie
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#96. It does seem quite ironic to me that the very people who clearly have made no attempt to think for themselves are always the most vocal in demanding respect for their "ideas". - Author: Pat Condell
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#97. Die on a hilltop ... eyeing the crows ... waiting for your lids to close ... but you want to watch as they peck your flesh ... Ironic that they go for the eyes first ... - Author: Eddie Vedder
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#98. She has been dreading tomorrow ever since it happened the first time. - Author: Tom Rachman
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#99. The most ironic outcome of the black Civil Rights movement has been the creation of a new black middle class which is increasingly separate from the black underclass. - Author: Henry Louis Gates
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#100. The thing is, comedy's gone in a weird direction. People are really into ironic comedy and fakeness and cleverness. - Author: Louis C.K.
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