Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
— Dawn Powell

You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
Art Buchwald satire quote

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.
— Voltaire

Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense.
— Ben Nicholson

Satire is focused bitterness.
— satire quotation by Leo Rosten