Mockery Quotes

Mockery Quotes by Alissa Quart, John Gimlette, Robert Heilbroner, Theodor Adorno, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche and many others.

Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women

Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women but in a manner that uses mockery, quotation marks, and paradox: the stuff you learned about in literature class. As funny as Dunham’s ‘Girls’ is, it can definitely border on Hipster Sexism.
Alissa Quart
There is a whole genre of funny travel writers – that’s very popular. There’s Bill Bryson and people who follow that route and sell travel writing through making people laugh. It’s a very difficult group to take. The line between comedy and mockery is sometimes a bit thin.
John Gimlette
To one American family out of four, the idea of capitalism as a benign system of comfort , dignity , and personal advance is only a myth , or worse, a bitter mockery.
Robert Heilbroner
Laughing in the cultural industry is mockery of happiness.
Theodor Adorno
I will put up with any mockery rather than pretend that I am satisfied when I am hungry.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health.
Friedrich Nietzsche
To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony.
Frederick Douglass
If the cross is a personal act of violence perpetrated by God towards humankind but borne by his Son, then it makes a mockery of Jesus’ own teaching to love your enemies and to refuse to repay evil with evil.
Steve Chalke
Farewell, Father,” she said. He fell back upon his chair, choking. She laughed, not with mirth or even mockery, but something that was closer to a sob. “You crafted me so sharp, I cut even myself.
Holly Black
Is there not a terrible hollowness, mockery, want, craving, in that existence which is given away to others, for want of something of your own to bestow it on?
Charlotte Bronte
We will make converts day by day; we will grow strong by the violence and injustice of our adversaries. And, unless truth be a mockery and justice a hollow lie, we will be in the majority after a while.
Abraham Lincoln
Virtue tested: “Have I not survived hunger and thirst, suffering, and mockery for the sake of the truth which heaven has awakened in my heart?
Khalil Gibran
Incurable wounds are those inflicted by tongue and eye, by mockery and disdain.
Honore de Balzac
In mockery I have set
A powerful emblem up,
And sing it rhyme upon rhyme
In mockery of a time
Half dead at the top.
William Butler Yeats
Passion is what you would do if you got to choose. It’s what you think about doing in the privacy of your own mind, without ear of dismissal or mockery.
Urijah Faber
Saying We will destroy terrorism is about as meaningful as saying: We shall annihilate mockery.
Terry Jones
There is some virtue in almost every vice, except hypocrisy; and even that, while it is a mockery of virtue, is at the same time a compliment to it.
William Hazlitt
Political sovereignty is but a mockery without the means of meeting poverty and illiteracy and disease. Self-determination is but a slogan if the future holds no hope.
John F. Kennedy
Without the will, marriage is a mockery; without emotion, it is a drudgery. You need both.
Ravi Zacharias
In Cornwall, it is quite possible to take a stride from the richest vegetation into the abomination of desolation. It has been said in mockery that Cornwall does not grow wood enough to make coffins for the people.
Sabine Baring-Gould
It felt to me like I was living my life in a way that didn’t make mockery of my values. That’s what I intended to do. So, that became a very radicalizing proposition for me.
Bill Ayers
Sentencing a political opponent to death after a show trial is no different to taking him out on the street and shooting him. In fact, it is worse because using the court system as a tool of state repression makes a mockery of the rule of law.
Amal Clooney
If we do not do something to help these creatures, we make a mockery of the whole concept of justice.
Jane Goodall
Man toils, and strives, and wastes his little life to claim– At last the transient glory of a splendid name, And have, perchance, in marble mockery a bust, Poised on a pedestal, above his sleeping dust.
Andrew Jackson Downing
Gentle mockery or sharp satire aimed at Christians and their leaders have been replaced by abuse of Christianity itself.
Ann Widdecombe
Faith is a mockery if it does not teach us that we can build a more complete and beautiful world.
Helen Keller
If you are Black or Brown, or a liberal or immigrant or Democrat, or a woman unwilling to quietly submit, then Ailes was the ultimate villain. You were the object of mockery and scorn – sometimes overt, often subtle. You were the thing to be gawked at, pawed at, jeered at, propositioned or feared.
Joy Reid
But I would much prefer students going to college to learn and be prepared for the rigors of the new economic order, rather than dumping fees on them to subsidize football programs that, far from enhancing the academic mission instead make a mockery of it.
H. G. Bissinger
I strenuously object to the very word “grotesque” which has become hackneyed to the point of nausea…I would prefer my music to be described as “Scherzo-ish” in quality, or else by three words describing the various degrees of the Scherzo – whimsicality, laughter, mockery.
Sergei Prokofiev
I feel like one thing that messed me up was living in a homophobic and transphobic society, and just being the object of mockery and disgust in your average sitcom or movie or person at school.
Ezra Furman
Resident mockery, give us an hour for magic.
Jim Morrison
I bomb atomically, Socrates’ philosophies and hypotheses Can’t define how I be dropping these mockeries. Lyrically perform armed robbery, Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me.
Inspectah Deck
Well not really to get attention, but to entertain, but you know to show some elements of rural life as well, it kind of blended all in, its kind of like a mockery in a sense, kind of stab back at people that have those stereotypical ideas of the south.
Bubba Sparxxx
Ego loves identity. Drag mocks identity. Ego hates drag
It is a modest creed, and yet Pleasant if one considers it, To own that death itself must be, Like all the rest, a mockery.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi grabbed full power for himself. Not even the pharaohs had so much authority, to say nothing of his predecessor Hosni Mubarak. This is a catastrophe – it a mockery of the revolution that brought him to power and an act that leads one to fear the worst.
Mohamed ElBaradei
He took pains to avoid self-depreciation, self-mockery, ambiguity, irony, subtlety, vulnerability, a civilized world-weariness and a tragic sense of history–the very things, he says, that are most natural to him.
Don DeLillo
Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
Thomas Moore
I’d like to say that parody is a celebration of a person’s specific characteristics, as opposed to mockery.
Ana Gasteyer
From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion; I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion; religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
John Henry Newman
If one is not a living mockery of one’s own ideals, one has set one’s ideals too low.
Charles Ludlam
You can listen to a lot of cowboy records that sound goofy and almost cartoon-y. Its a fine line to walk, having traditional cowboy songs rooted in some kind of reality, while at the same time maintaining that mythos without it becoming a mockery of it.
Colter Wall
You are a living mockery of your own ideals. If not, you have set your ideals too low.
Charles Ludlam
It would be mockery to call such dreariness heaven at all.
Edgar Allan Poe
Immigration is everyone’s business: it is one of the most important national issues. The idea that it is too dangerous to be debated is a mockery of democracy. It is too important not to debate.
Geoffrey Blainey
But under it all they were men, penetrating the land of desolation and mockery and silence, puny adventurers bent on colossal adventure, pitting themselves against the might of a world as remote and alien and pulseless as the abysses of space.
Jack London
Trump will not respond to reasoned argument. He will not be held accountable for the things he said. All you can do is point and laugh. Because the devil cannot abide mockery.
Stephen Colbert
Maybe someone will know I didn’t weave crowns to draw blood; that I faught against mockery; that I did fill the high tide of my soul with truth. I repaid vileness with doves.
Pablo Neruda
Perseverance… keeps honor bright: to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.
William Shakespeare
We live in an age in which only one prejudice is tolerated – anti-Christian bigotry… Today, the only group you can hold up to public mockery is Christians. Attacks on the Church and Christianity are common.
D. James Kennedy
I don’t mock things, which makes me more vulnerable to mockery myself. If you’re cynical, you’re protected from mockery. But I have to be nice. I don’t think I have irony. A sense of humour, yes, but not irony.
Michel Gondry
Mockery of religion is one of the most essential things… one of the beginnings of human emancipation is the ability to laugh at authority.
Christopher Hitchens
How much truth is contained in something can be best determined by making it thoroughly laughable and then watching to see how much joking around it can take. For truth is a matter that can withstand mockery, that is freshened by any ironic gesture directed at it. Whatever cannot withstand satire is false.
Peter Sloterdijk
To pretend to trust Christ to save you from sin while you are still determined to continue in it is making a mockery of Christ.
Charles Spurgeon
Trump has been fiercely mocked in the media since the 1980s. But Trump learned from someone to let all the mockery roll off his back, that the negative publicity was still publicity.
Michelle Dean
If you say to me: “Master, it would seem that you weren’t too terribly wise to have written these bits of nonsense and pleasant mockeries,” I respond that you are hardly more so in finding amusement in reading them.
Francois Rabelais
Don’t call me Lord Snow.” The dwarf lifted an eyebrow. “Would you rather be called the Imp? Let them see that their words can cut you and you’ll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name take it make it your own. Then they can’t hurt you with it anymore.
George R. R. Martin
When billionaires can give $50 million, $500 million to a campaign, and there’s no limit, then it makes a mockery of ‘one man, one vote.’
George Takei
Mock mockers after that That would not lift a hand maybe To help good, wise or great To bar that foul storm out, for we Traffic in mockery.
William Butler Yeats
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
Lewis Carroll
This welfare for wealthy companies wastes taxpayer dollars, harms the environment, and makes a mockery of the recent reductions in federal social spending programs.
Ralph Nader
Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office. She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business. And what that sends to my generation is, one day, you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter how [much] lack of experience you have.
Meghan McCain
An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery
Joseph Pulitzer
Nastiness and mockery and meanness sometimes seem as if they’re spreading like a contagion.
Jake Tapper
I had no hope. Yet expectation lived on in me, the last thing she had left behind. What further consummations, mockeries, torments did I still anticipate? I had no idea as I abided in the unshaken belief that the time of cruel wonders was not yet over.
Stanislaw Lem
Religion is an idea, and, as an idea, it should be eligible for criticism, discussion, and yes, mockery. The only reason so many believers demand special exceptions be made for religious ideas is because they know full well that their ideas don’t hold up well under scrutiny.
Amanda Marcotte
The tongues of mocking wenches are as keen
As is the razor’s edge invisible.
William Shakespeare
As a man is, so is his God; therefore God was so often an object of mockery.
[Ger., Wie einer ist, so ist sein Gott,
Darum ward Gott so oft zu Spott.]
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mockery be damned, my urine looked delicious.
Yann Martel
Vice is Washington’s signature. A fish rots from the head, and Washington has led our country into vice, greed, selfishness, and the mockery and destruction of human life.
Paul Craig Roberts
For me, getting on a knee and praying is a very special deal for me. A very special moment. For me, it was honoring that and not letting people go out there and make a mockery of it and do a lot of different things and just kind of keeping it safe.
Tim Tebow
I think the tone of mockery Heller finds is a part of Mann’s irony, but only a part – a brilliant further touch consists in juxtaposing perspectives so that we’re led to wonder whether the mockery itself is the last word.
Philip Kitcher
The right of revolution, which tyrants, in mockery, accord to mankind, is no legal right under a government; it is only a natural right to overturn a government.
Lysander Spooner
The Biden Administration is making a mockery of the rule of law and destroying our country, even as we are going through a worldwide pandemic.
Madison Cawthorn
That I grow sour, who only lack delight; That I descend to sneer, who only grieve: That from my depth I should contemn your height; That with my blame my mockery you receive; Huntress and splendour of the woodland night, Diana of this world, do not believe.
Hilaire Belloc
When a nation forgets her skill in war, when her religion becomes a mockery, when the whole nation becomes a nation of money-grabbers, then the wild tribes, the barbarians drive in… Who will our invaders be? From whence will they come?
Robert E. Howard
[There] are people who make a complete and utter mockery of ‘democracy’ and ‘equality’ – they’re the casualties of the primitive rules of competition which run our society, and the welfare state just keeps them alive. That’s all.
Michael Palin
I do admit to mocking atheists, because mockery is a legitimate form of debate according to my rule Book. God Himself mocks evil men who refuse His moral government (see Proverbs 1:26-27).
Ray Comfort
The freewill you have given, we have made a mockery of.
Dolly Parton
O, when the heart is, full, when bitter thoughts come crowding thickly up for utterance, and the poor common words of courtesy are such a very mockery, how much the bursting heart may pour itself in prayer!
Nathaniel Parker Willis
One easily bears moral reproof, but never mockery.
Granting amnesty to those who willfully broke the law makes a mockery of our legal system and encourages even more lawlessness – potentially more severe crimes than entering the U.S. illegally.
Mark Meadows
‘Mary Poppins,’ the movie, was an object of mockery if you were a student in the ’60s, something to be laughed at.
Richard Eyre
Then what is magic for?” Prince LГ­r demanded wildly. “What use is wizardry if it cannot save a unicorn?” He gripped the magician’s shoulder hard, to keep from falling. Schmedrick did not turn his head. With a touch of sad mockery in his voice, he said, “That’s what heroes are for.
Peter S. Beagle
And bear about the mockery of woe To midnight dances and the public show.
Alexander Pope
Surely binationalism is not love, but there is, we might say, a necessary and impossible attachment that makes a mockery of identity, an ambivalence that emerges from the decentering of the nationalist ethos and that forms the basis of a permanent ethical demand.
Judith Butler
True religion teaches us to reverence what is under us, to recognize humility and poverty, and, despite mockery and disgrace, wretchedness, suffering, and death, as things divine.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mockery of friends is affectionate, and inoculates against foolishness.
Dean Koontz
All comedians are people who really deeply consider the human experience not only a dirty trick perpetrated by a totally meaningless procedure of accidents, but an unbearable ordeal every day, which can be made tolerable only by mockery in one form or another.
William Saroyan
Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery.
Betty Friedan
In many ways, anti-anti-Trumpism mirrors Donald Trump himself because, at its core there are no fixed values, no respect for constitutional government or ideas of personal character – only a free-floating nihilism cloaked in insult, mockery, and bombast.
Charlie Sykes
I get the feeling that people from outside the world of contemporary art see it as deserving of mockery, in an emperor’s-new-clothes sort of way. I think that’s not right and that it’s just because they don’t understand the discourse. The art world is filled with vibrancy.
Rachel Kushner
The spirit, Sir, is one of mockery.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The internet wasn’t created for mockery, it was supposed to help researchers at different universities share data sets. It was!
Wherefore was I to this keen mockery born? When at your hands did I deserve this scorn? Is’t not enough, is’t not enough, young man, That I did never, no, nor never can, Deserve a sweet look from Demetrius’ eye, But you must flout my insufficiency?
William Shakespeare
There are men that are birds, and their raiment is trembling feathers, for they show their souls to everyone and everything that is ungentle or untutored or evil or mockery is as a rude stone cast at them, and they suffer all day long, or as Paul remarks they are slain every moment.
Edward Dahlberg
This great republic is a mockery of freedom as long as you are doomed to dig and sweat to earn a miserable living while the masters enjoy the fruit of your toil.
Helen Keller
The talk of sheltering woman from the fierce storms of life is the sheerest mockery, for they beat on her from every point of thecompass, just as they do on man, and with more fatal results, for he has been trained to protect himself, to resist, to conquer.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
From the start of her leadership of the Conservative party in February 1975, Thatcher’s style seemed shrill and uncompromising, and she became an easy object of mockery. When she left office nearly 16 years later, she was a widely recognised, but clearly still highly controversial, figure.
Kwasi Kwarteng
See! those fiendish lineaments graven on the darkness, the writhed lip of scorn, the mockery of that living eye, the pointed finger, touching the sore place in your heart! Do you remember any act of enormous folly, at which you would blush, even in the remotest cavern of the earth? Then recognize your Shame.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself -my disgust at her barbarity -clumsiness -darkness -bitter mockery of herself -is the most desolating.
John Ruskin
It’s I politics that men are always aggravating the hopeless tangle of their laws, obscuring the simplest principles and making a mockery of liberty.
Joseph Sobran
The business of life is to enjoy oneself; everything else is a mockery.
Norman Douglas