"The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult."...Rowan Atkinson
Sarcasm comes from a Greek term roughly translating as to tear at flesh like a dog,
Gee, I thought it came from the mouth of a wise-ass
Sarcasm is a form of irony in which apparent praise conceals another, scornful meaning. Somehow Cats seem to be naturals at this communication mode. And we love them all the more for it! Hmmm
"Time spent with cats is never wasted."
... Sigmund Freud
“Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic”
... W. H. Auden
"The trap into which all writers have, will, or should fall into, of writing The Great American Watchamacallit, is such an uncluttered and inviting one that from time to time I’m sure even the greatest have to pull themselves up short by the Shift key to remind themselves that it is story first that they should write.”
... Harlan Ellison, January 1963
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."
"We Shall Not Cease From Exploration..."
And I'd just like to Honor An Outstanding Individual....
"Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."