(Multatuli [Eduard Douwer Dekker] (1820-1887), Dutch writer, civil servant. "Idee 155," The Oyster and the Eagle: Selected Aphorisms and Parables of Multatuli (1872), trans. by E. M. Beekman, U of Mass. Press (1974).)
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "Riddles Out of Solutions," ed. Harry Zohn (1976). Sprüche und Widersprüche, ch. 6 (1909).)