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humor quotes (62)

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee   Category: Humor

All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.
Fred Allen   Category: Humor

The secret to humor is surprise.
Aristotle   Category: Humor

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon   Category: Humor

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Humor

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them.
Robert Benchley   Category: Humor

Gags die, humor doesn't.
Jack Benny   Category: Humor

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Humor

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Humor

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward de Bono   Category: Humor

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
Victor Borge   Category: Humor

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks   Category: Humor

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
Sid Caesar   Category: Humor

A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
Chevy Chase   Category: Humor

A joke is a very serious thing.
Winston Churchill   Category: Humor

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank Howard Clark   Category: Humor

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
Irvin S. Cobb   Category: Humor

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.
Bill Cosby   Category: Humor

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby   Category: Humor

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
Max Eastman   Category: Humor

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Paul Fadiman   Category: Humor

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
W. C. Fields   Category: Humor

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Humor

One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart   Category: Humor

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
George Herbert   Category: Humor

A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.
Don Herold   Category: Humor

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
Thomas W. Higginson   Category: Humor

Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from the birth as a paternal, or in other words a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear.
Thomas W. Higginson   Category: Humor

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Thomas W. Higginson   Category: Humor

When a thought takes one's breath away, a grammar lesson seems an impertinence.
Thomas W. Higginson   Category: Humor

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
Langston Hughes   Category: Humor

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Langston Hughes   Category: Humor

Puns are a form of humor with words.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante   Category: Humor

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James   Category: Humor

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones   Category: Humor

Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
Allen Klein   Category: Humor

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
Allen Klein   Category: Humor

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
Doug Larson   Category: Humor

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
Groucho Marx   Category: Humor

Humor is reason gone mad.
Groucho Marx   Category: Humor

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Humor

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Christopher Morley   Category: Humor

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.
Bill Nye   Category: Humor

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
Emo Philips   Category: Humor

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope   Category: Humor

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile.
J. B. Priestley   Category: Humor

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplier   Category: Humor

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplier   Category: Humor

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis   Category: Humor

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo Rosten   Category: Humor

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Hugh Sidey   Category: Humor

Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost.
James Thurber   Category: Humor

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurber   Category: Humor

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Humor

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
Peter De Vries   Category: Humor

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Arthur Ward   Category: Humor

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Jessamyn West   Category: Humor

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White   Category: Humor

What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
Bern Williams   Category: Humor

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
Flip Wilson   Category: Humor

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
Steven Wright   Category: Humor

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang   Category: Humor