Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
Anatole France (1844-1924) French writer.
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.