4. "You have to experience it, in order to speak about it with authority. Joseph Wambaugh says it with an air of that same authenticity, in his stories of contemporary Police activities, and, with a disarming tongue in cheek, frankness."
- Joseph Wambaugh, The Choirboys
5. "If (when) she got back to her typewriter she'd begin these tongue-in-cheek screenplays over from the top, telling them with faith in the tale, not because every fantasy was absolutely true but because no reality ever was."
- Clive Barker, The Great and Secret Show
6. "The stiff-witted and academic seem not to comprehend that it is entirely possible to be ironic and sincere at the same instant, that a knowing tongue in cheek does not necessarily preclude an affectionate glow in heart."
- Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates
7. "The assault, it seemed, was relentless. Tongue in cheek, he writes, Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side. The"
- Diana Pavlac Glyer, Bandersnatch: C. S. Lewis
8. "Of course much of this was tongue-in-cheek, but what it shows is how that word feminist is so heavy with baggage, negative baggage: You hate men, you hate bras, you hate African culture, you think women should always be in charge, you don’t wear makeup, you don’t shave, you’re always angry, you don’t have a sense of humor, you don’t use deodorant."
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists
9. "The touch of your fingers grazing mine delicate as a single drop of wine in a crystal goblet. Rolling it round, I savor it on my tongue, try to make it last forever. The words I love you form in the air and melt. Your palm against my cheek, light as a snowflake."
- Quote by Eve Merriam