Humor Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Humor

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A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?
~By Bob Hope ~


I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character.
~By Suzanne Vega ~


From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners. He was humorous but the way he lived wasn't really humorous. He was a bus driver. Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn't have any money and he was not famous. But despite that, the show is humorous.
~By George Thorogood ~


A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally.
~By John Ratzenberger ~


There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl's sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things.
~By Jensen Ackles ~


Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
~By Lita Grey Chaplin ~


Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
~By Robert Collier ~


Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
~By Frank Moore Colby ~


Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
~By Romain Gary ~


Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him.
~By Karen Hughes ~


Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out.
~By Hank Ketcham ~


In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.
~By Alanis Morissette ~


Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny.
~By Will Eisner ~


But if you don't watch me, I will try and sneak in some humor. I see humor everywhere in life around me.
~By Marion Ross ~


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


It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
~By David Herbert Lawrence ~


Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
~By James Thurber ~


Gags die, humor doesn't.
~By Jack Benny ~


He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page.
~By Jeremy Northam ~


You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.
~By Steve Irwin ~


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.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


I'll let you in on a secret: I can't stand Jay Ward. I hate being compared to Rocky and Bullwinkle. It's just a different style of humor.
~By John Kricfalusi ~


Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American, and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him.
~By Dick Van Dyke ~


All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.
~By Fred Allen ~


The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.
~By William Temple ~


I don't think humor is forced upon my universe; it's a part of it.
~By Manuel Puig ~


I think at its best the American sense of humor is the same as the British sense of humor at its best, which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating.
~By Simon Pegg ~


In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
~By George Herbert ~


Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop.
~By Allen Klein ~


If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
~By Enid Bagnold ~


But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They're all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives.
~By Norman Lear ~


Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don't have a sense of humor it just isn't funny anymore.
~By Wavy Gravy ~


I'm just trying to portray what I find ironic or humorous.
~By Max Cannon ~


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.
~By Christopher Morley ~


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


There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
~By Will Rogers ~


There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; they're called humorists.
~By Cullen Hightower ~


Rock Hudson wasn't my type. He's a great guy and had a great sense of humor.
~By Tab Hunter ~


The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
~By William Temple ~


The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section.
~By John Callahan ~


Our humor turns our anger into a fine art.
~By Mary Kay Blakely ~


In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
~By Jessica Savitch ~


Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor.
~By Avi Arad ~


It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?
~By Dan Simmons ~


In looking for humor, keep in mind this guideline: Sometimes it takes a little time to see the humor in your upsets; you may not find something to laugh about immediately.
~By Allen Klein ~


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


I've always chosen my band members based on their sense of humor. It might sound stupid, but it means not only are they fun to live with on a tour bus for years, but humor implies intelligence.
~By Kristin Hersh ~


M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect.
~By Loretta Swit ~


People with no humor, they're outta my life.
~By Patti LaBelle ~


A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
~By Elizabeth Gaskell ~


The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


You see, that's another thing that my parents gave me: an enormously great sense of humor.
~By Liza Minelli ~


Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
~By Horace Walpole ~


A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
~By Doug Larson ~


When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits.
~By Allen Klein ~


I really like the Observer. I think I'd love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I've always had a very happy experience writing for them.
~By Toby Young ~


Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
~By Langston Hughes ~


In the 'Hurt Locker' there's a lot of me in there, a sense of humor, a man of few words and a lot of action.
~By Jeremy Renner ~


Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It's the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children's books.
~By Berke Breathed ~


All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way.
~By Patrick Warburton ~


If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you've created a special little thing, and that's what I'm looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything.
~By Paul Simon ~


Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor. You get points for just being liberal. You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes.
~By Ted Rall ~


Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste.
~By Carter Burwell ~


I think it's because it's so different and it takes risks. Plus, it's really smart humor. It gives the audience credit in terms of not needing to tell them when to laugh. I love that about the show. There's no laugh track.
~By Sarah Chalke ~


A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
~By Clifton Paul Fadiman ~


People ask me what the most important thing to take on the race is, and I always say it's a sense of humor. If you've got nothing but a sense of humor, you will survive.
~By Phil Keoghan ~


The world is an infinitely fascinating, tragic and humorous place.
~By Mike Figgis ~


A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it's in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous, as well. I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project.
~By Ron Glass ~


A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
~By Clifton Fadiman ~


I write lustily and humorously. It isn't calculated; it's the way I think. I've invented a writing style that expresses who I am.
~By Erica Jong ~


Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.
~By David Lynch ~


Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas, sometimes ten years.
~By Allen Klein ~


Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written, Republican politicians... if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
~By Adam Clymer ~


He was just trying to tease me - I knew that later - but he said he'd have to leave because it wasn't fair to have anyone in the room who was going to make fun of what he had to say. He had a good sense of humor, really.
~By Fay Wray ~


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


America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
~By David Riesman ~


Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
~By Mark Twain ~


The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
~By Dan Castellaneta ~


Lesbian humor isn't trying to sell anything, it doesn't have to sell out. Coming out as a lesbian onstage is still a very political act; if it weren't, more women would do it.
~By Kate Clinton ~


Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
~By Allen Klein ~


Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor.
~By George Jean Nathan ~


Well, darkness with humor... I'm not an extremely suicidal or sad person.
~By Peter Steele ~


There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
~By Sinclair Lewis ~


Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they're uncomfortable laughs.
~By John Ratzenberger ~


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


Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
~By Allen Klein ~


Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.
~By Lionel Trilling ~


While it is true that Frank had a great sense of humor, he was also very serious about composing music. In reality there are only a handful of skilled players who can play his most complex pieces. It takes a lot of patience to learn and requires a fantastic memory.
~By Dweezil Zappa ~


Humor is imperative, more important than food. You have a choice when someone dies. You can lie down or get back into life. Do something for someone else.
~By Doris Roberts ~


I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists.
~By Mike Epps ~


Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors.
~By George Santayana ~

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