quote by Benito Mussolini

Better to live a day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep

— Benito Mussolini

Most Powerful Parodied quotations

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.

A typical 'Larry King Live' is a pastiche whose absurdism defies parody.

Wearing his trademark suspenders and purple shirts, he looks as if he's strapped to the chair with vertical seat belts, unable to eject.

The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I'd be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, 'sure!' That was the first acting thing I did.

Parody by itself is not subversive, and there must be a way to understand what makes certain kinds of parodic repetitions effectively disruptive, truly troubling, and which repetitions become domesticated and recirculated as instruments of cultural hegemony

When you start out as a filmmaker, you do parodies, because you can't really compete on a studio level.

Self-parody is the first portent of age.

Abortion is the Antichrist's demonic parody of the eucharist.

That's why it uses the same holy words, "This is my body," with the blasphemous opposite meaning.

It is clear that the world is purely parodic, that each thing seen is the parody of another, or is the same thing in a deceptive form.

You can parody and make fun of almost anything, but that does not turn the universe into a caricature.

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.

Having spent a substantial part of my career parodying religious figures from my own Christian background, I am aghast at the notion that it could, in effect, be made illegal to imply ridicule of a religion or to lampoon religious figures.

At this point I've got a bit of a track record.

So people realize that when 'Weird Al' wants to go parody, it's not meant to make them look bad... it's meant to be a tribute.

There is a clear difference between sexist parody and parody of sexism.

Sexist parody encourages the players to mock and trivialize gender issues while parody of sexism disrupts the status quo and undermines regressive gender conventions.

Tolerance is a cheap, low-grade parody of love.

Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder.

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.

S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life.

Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.

Parody is homage gone sour.

I think a lot of the time you just parody yourself.

It's a sort of piss-take on culture, because a drag queen is a clown - a parody of our society. It's a sarcastic spoof on culture, which allows us to laugh at ourselves - but in a way that is inclusive of everyone.

The parody is the last refuge of the frustrated writer.

Parodies are what you write when you are associate editor of the Harvard Lampoon. The greater the work of literature, the easier the parody. The step up from writing parodies is writing on the wall above the urinal.

You can parody almost anything.

Old age is life's parody.

I see parody as another form of comedy.

There is only one solution if old age is not to be an absurd parody of our former life, and that is to go on pursuing ends that give our existence a meaning.

Anybody who does not evolve can become a self-parody.

I have to evolve on a daily basis just to keep my own interest in what I do.

You have to keep cracking yourself open or you become a parody of yourself.

Born to an age where horror has become commonplace, where tragedy has, by its monotonous repetition, become a parody of sorrow, we need to fence off a few parks where humans try to be fair, where skill has some hope of reward, where absurdity has a harder time than usual getting a ticket.

Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.

... the age of simulation thus begins with a liquidation of all referentials - worse: by their artificial resurrection in systems of signs, a more ductile material than meaning... It is no longer a question of imitation, nor of reduplication, nor even of parody. It is rather a question of substituting signs of the real for the real itself.

A face painted in a picture gives a pitiful parody of life. . . but a painted surface lives.

Time is a wealth of change, but the clock in its parody makes it mere change and no wealth.

Art comes out of art; it begins with imitation, often in the form of parody, and it's in the process of imitating the voice of others that one comes to learn the sound of one's own.

My process for the parodies is that I get an idea for a song and then get approval from the artist and then go in and record it and probably try to get it out as soon as possible.

Kitsch parodies catharsis...It is in vain to try to draw the boundaries abstractly between aesthetic fiction and kitsch's emotional plunder. It is a poison admixed to all art; excising it is today one of art's despairing efforts.