Short Sarcastic Quotes for A Quick Laugh

These short sarcastic quotes are perfect for a status update, caption, bio line or witty comeback – to provoke a laugh!

Sarcasm is a form of humor that relies on irony and wit.

It can be difficult to understand if you don’t know what to look for though, as typically, when someone uses sarcasm, they will say one thing but mean another.

This type of humor can be used to convey criticism or disapproval without sounding too mean. And it can be a fun ‘tongue in cheek’ way to communicate with others.

Here are some examples of short sarcastic quotes that will make you laugh:


Short Sarcastic Quotes & Sayings


“As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it.” Andy Warhol



“I’m bad and I’m going to hell, and I don’t care. I’d rather be in hell than anywhere where you are. ” William Faulkner



“It is forbidden to kill; therefore, all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Voltaire



“I am not young enough to know everything.” Oscar Wilde



“I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.” Steven Wright



“I really have to keep an eye on myself, because sometimes I think I might say something important.” Leslie Nielsen



“Irony is wasted on the stupid.” Oscar Wilde



“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams



“This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.” Arthur C. Clarke



“It is ironic that losing makes you more liked than winning.” Gilbert O’Sullivan



“People who didn’t need people needed people around to know that they were the kind of people who didn’t need people.” Terry Pratchett



“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” Mark Twain



“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra



“There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” Kin Hubbard



“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal



“I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.” Groucho Marx



“The road to success is always under construction.” Lily Tomlin



“It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.” Rollo May



“Two wrongs don’t make a right, but don’t three lefts make a right? Two wrongs don’t make a right, but don’t two negatives make a positive?” Andrew Clements



“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” Napoleon Bonaparte



“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln



“Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.”  Douglas Coupland



“It’s so ironic – when you finally achieve recognition, you hide behind dark glasses.” Madhuri Dixit



“He has no enemies, but he is intensely disliked by his friends.” Oscar Wilde



“A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.” Ellen Glasgow



“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” A. A. Milne



“An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world. A pessimist fears that this is true.” Robert Oppenheimer



“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit! Yet it remains the funniest.” Oscar Wilde


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