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Parody Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Parody.

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody
history but to articulate it.
- Daniel Libeskind

Related topics: Architecture

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

We felt like we had done as much as you can do with the slasher genre.
We were trying to find the next group of scary movies
that were ripe for parody.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Parody is homage gone sour.
- Brendan Gill

 

There are writers who do start doing the same thing
again and again and almost inevitably fall into self-parody.
- Tobias Wolff

Self-parody is the first portent of age.
- Larry McMurtry

After ten or twelve years you can only play something
so long and then you start to parody it.
- Larry Hagman

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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.
- Al Yankovic

We have to do a film parody for Comic Relief.
We can't decide which film to parody at the moment.
Any ideas welcome, but not Spiderman owing to costume being too tight.
- Dawn French

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S.
blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
- David Foster Wallace

You can parody almost anything.
- Bruce McCall

I never consciously do any work directly influenced from any movie,
unless I'm doing a parody.
- Ted Rall

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

Satire is a lesson, parody is a game.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I parody myself every chance I get.
I try to make fun of myself and let people know that I'm a human being,
and these things that have happened to me are real.
I'm not just some cartoon who exists and suddenly doesn't exist.
- Gary Coleman

Or the Department of Education and another ministry
were worried about duplication of effort,
so what did they do? They set up two committees to
look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to.
It really is a world beyond parody.
- Rory Bremner

The other day a friend called and told me they made
a porn film using the title of my first movie.
I guess you know you've made it when there's a porn
parody of a movie you've done.
- Kate Bosworth

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.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I never like to do parodies.
I never do.
It's just not my style of comedy.
- Ivan Reitman

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

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never forget the three powerful resources
you always have available to you:
love, prayer, and forgiveness.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There comes a time when the mind
takes a higher plane of knowledge
but can never prove how it got there.
- Albert Einstein

Life is like a ten speed bicycle.
Most of us have gears we never use.
- Charles M. Schulz

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson


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