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Quotes And Sayings About Humor

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The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
~By Bert Williams ~


Humor can be one of our best survival tools.
~By Allen Klein ~


Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along.
~By Allen Klein ~


Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother.
~By Patricia Highsmith ~


When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
~By Allen Klein ~


It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.
~By Edgar Rice Burroghs ~


There's a few tunes of mine that don't have jokes, but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
~By Mose Allison ~


Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
~By Umberto Eco ~


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 ~


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


While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
~By Randy Forbes ~


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


If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


I'm not a comic. I'm a humorist.
~By Dick Gregory ~


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 ~


A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.
~By Don Herold ~


Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.
~By Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


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


There is humor in the specter of the worst disaster in our nation's history. All I have to do is sweep away the debris of shock to find it.
~By Will Durst ~


When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.
~By Piers Anthony ~


There's a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress.
~By Tom Berenger ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load, I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations. It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well.
~By Alan Thicke ~


A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
~By Catherine Deneuve ~


Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
~By Mark Twain ~


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


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


Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude.
~By Frank Muir ~


My fam is just a regular family. But all of them have great senses of humor.
~By Dane Cook ~


I'm a classic example of all humorists - only funny when I'm working.
~By Peter Sellers ~


The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life.
~By Ray Romano ~


The guys in my band are great-we watch movies, we eat pizza, take walks, read books. Everybody has a really great sense of humor. And my boyfriend comes and visits me on the road.
~By Lisa Loeb ~


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


I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
~By Edward Albee ~


You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
~By Allen Klein ~


I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything, but that's me and I can do it to me. I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
~By Delta Burke ~


Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
~By Robert Frost ~


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 ~


It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
~By Max Eastman ~


Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
~By Lynda Barry ~


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 ~


Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns.
~By Sergio Aragones ~


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 ~


Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
~By David Seabury ~


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 I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.
~By Kate Beckinsale ~


It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
~By Freeman Dyson ~


I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor.
~By Patricia Clarkson ~


Even people that I agree with can do something that would be a target for a bit of humor.
~By Jonathan Shapiro ~


The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.
~By Arthur Hailey ~


No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


If you can understand the humor in the drawing part you'll probably get the humor in the audio part.
~By Eric San ~


Puns are a form of humor with words.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


Humor is healing.
~By Brad Garrett ~


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


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


I liked the humor of it, I've always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality.
~By Amber Tamblyn ~


All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor.
~By Graham Kerr ~


If you look at the game and everything, it's not quite like looking at an animated film, because that's total character. This, this is really movement, but it's got funny little things if you look for the humor. They're actually getting to the character.
~By Don Bluth ~


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


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


I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions... the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast.
~By Colin Firth ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive.
~By Geraldine Ferraro ~


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 ~


If I didn't try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time.
~By Lynda Barry ~


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 ~


And I would be the first to admit that probably, in a lot of press conferences over the time that I have been in coaching, indulging my own sense of humor at press conferences has not been greatly to my benefit.
~By Bobby Knight ~


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


One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
~By Larry Gelbart ~


I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that.
~By Campbell Scott ~


But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something.
~By Dabney Coleman ~


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


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 ~


The best scary movies have great humor in them and a great story.
~By Stephen Sommers ~


The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular.
~By Michael York ~


Humor comes from self-confidence.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


We do not take humor seriously enough.
~By Konrad Lorenz ~


What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor.
~By Bern Williams ~


I've always tried to explore the humorous aspects of life.
~By Ted Lange ~


It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I'm still looking for that.
~By Michelle Williams ~


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 ~


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 ~


God has a most wicked sense of humor.
~By Maureen O'Hara ~


We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross.
~By Shawn Wayans ~


Cynicism is humor in ill health.
~By H. G. Wells ~


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


I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I'm here for.
~By Bootsy Collins ~


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


We're starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we're allowed to.
~By Lisa Guerrero ~


Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
~By Grenville Kleiser ~


Colombian humor is very black, very sarcastic.
~By Barbet Schroeder ~


Wit is the lowest form of humor.
~By Alexander Pope ~

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