Humor Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Humor

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


Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties, humor is the Teflon coating.
~By Laurel Lee ~


It's very hard to write humor.
~By Mark Strand ~


Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.
~By Alanis Morissette ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A lot of stars don't have a sense of humor.
~By Kathy Griffin ~


Men love it. They have a sense of humor, whereas a lot of women are threatened or just don't get it.
~By Lara Flynn Boyle ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By James Thurber ~


I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony.
~By Roger Daltrey ~


Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.
~By Bill Cosby ~


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 ~


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


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


I am a great believer that what makes our show different is the humor.
~By Treat Williams ~


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 ~


Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
~By Eric Sevareid ~


In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh.
~By Robert Orben ~


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


There are psychological repercussions to illness and we need a little more help to get through the effects not only on the afflicted but on the family. And I think there's even a place for humor in that.
~By Alan Thicke ~


I mean, yeah, I'm sure that Python and the other things have paved the way for a greater understanding of the British sense of humor, but I don't think it's all that different than the American sense of humor.
~By Simon Pegg ~


The Good Humor man can only be pushed so far.
~By Nancy Cartwright ~


I don't have a very quick sense of humor.
~By Florenz Ziegfeld ~


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


In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
~By J. Robert Oppenheimer ~


Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
~By Mark Van Doren ~


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 ~


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


Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
~By Leo Rosten ~


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 like a very dry wit, not the big kind of humor like Robin Williams. I don't think I'm capable of that.
~By Chris Cooper ~


We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.
~By Bobby Clarke ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny?
~By Casey Affleck ~


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 ~


Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
~By Eminem ~


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 ~


Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time.
~By Suzanne Fields ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.
~By Priscilla Presley ~


I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly about coming up with the jokes.
~By Sherilyn Fenn ~


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


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


Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor.
~By Terrence Howard ~


I needed to be accepted, not humored. I intended to act.
~By Gene Tierney ~


Humor is reason gone mad.
~By Groucho Marx ~


While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story.
~By Ann Beattie ~


I don't think my sense of humor has changed at all; I was born with this, for better or for worse.
~By Ivan Reitman ~


A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors.
~By Bill Forsyth ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
~By Robert Altman ~


The script was just the best I'd read in a long time and I love the humor, which I wasn't expecting, and I like the fact that my six year old daughter can see the show without being, you know, protected from it.
~By Stephen Collins ~


My dad's sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal - his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between.
~By Tony Visconti ~


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 ~


Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
~By Irvin S. Cobb ~


Well, it's a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader... But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better.
~By Garry Trudeau ~


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


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 ~


I'm lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home.
~By Cathy Guisewite ~


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 ~


Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor.
~By Martin Sheen ~


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


Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise.
~By Jami Gertz ~


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


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 ~


Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
~By Mark Twain ~


A boy is naturally full of humor.
~By Robert Powell ~


I'm not for gratuitous nudity, but if there's humor, I don't have a problem.
~By Rebecca Romijn ~


That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
~By A. Whitney Brown ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time.
~By Hattie McDaniel ~


I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.
~By Jerome K. Jerome ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
~By James Thurber ~


I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others.
~By Dean Koontz ~

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