Quotes and Sayings about Humor



"If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny?"
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Funny, Humor)

"I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Funny, Humor, Sense)

"All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Humor)

"Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Humor)

"Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

"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."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Jokes)

"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."
- Robert Altman
(Related: Humor, People, Values, Chance, Emotions)

"When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn't take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Fantasy, Writing)

"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."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Humor, Heart)

"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."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Want)

"Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there."
- Sergio Aragones
(Related: Humor, Building, Suspense, Theory)

"The secret to humor is surprise."
- Aristotle
(Related: Humor)

"I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Love, Marriage, Humor, Sense)

"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
(Related: Humor, Imagination, Man, Sense)

"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."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: God, Humor, First, Needs, Wishes)

"I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

"Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Humor, Time, Fool)

"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."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Humor, Time)

"You've got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity."
- Lance Bass
(Related: Humor, Sanity, Sense)

"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."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: People, Writer, Writing)

"I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card."
- Victoria Beckham
(Related: Humor, Friend, Gold, Man, Sense)

"If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Humor, Sex, Sense)

"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
(Related: Humor, Road, Sense)

"There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Humor, People, Will, Worry)

"Gags die, humor doesn't."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Humor)

"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."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Humor, Day, Pressure, Sense, Stress)

"I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor. I'll try to soften it and become boring, maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Humor, Literary, Teaching, Writing)

"Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: American, Cookery, Wit)

"But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Humor, Balance, Girls, Nothing)

"Our humor turns our anger into a fine art."
- Mary Kay Blakely
(Related: Anger, Art, Humor)

"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."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Funny, Humor, Character, Film)

"When humor goes, there goes civilization."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Humor, Civilization)

"Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It's literary suicide."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Literary, Suicide)

"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Humor, Comedy, Hurt, Laughter, Pain, Tragedy)

"It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Humor, Attention, Mind, Perceptions, Reason)

"Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: 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
(Related: Humor, Truth, Aspirations, Limitations, Logic, Man)

"Men love it. They have a sense of humor, whereas a lot of women are threatened or just don't get it."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Humor, Negative, Books, Children)

"Humor is just another defense against the universe."
- Mel Brooks
(Related: Humor, Defense, Universe)

"That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: Humor, Grace)

"I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Humor, Love, Fun, Sense)

"Humor comes from self-confidence."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Humor, Self)

"Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Humor, Men, Passion, Reason)

"Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Humor, Success, Creativity, Luck)

"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."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Humor, Fun)

"It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Humor, Beauty, People, May, Sense)

"Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Death, Humor, Life, Film, Sense, Taste)

"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."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Humor, Man, Sense, Will, Worth)

"This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section."
- John Callahan
(Related: Humor)

"I'm just trying to portray what I find ironic or humorous."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Trying)

"True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Humor, Love, Lie, Heart, Contempt, Laughter, Smiles)

"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Humor, Genius, Perfection)

"The Good Humor man can only be pushed so far."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Humor, Man)

"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."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Humor, Time, People, Being, Freedom, Writers)

"Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Humor, Love, Inspiration, Adventure, Intuition, Philosophy, Wit)

"There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Humor)

"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."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Love, Humor, Credit)

"Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself."
- Lita Grey Chaplin
(Related: Humor, Genius, Comedy, Sense)

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

"Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Health, Humor, Soul, Poison, Sadness)

"A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Man, Sense, Trifles)

"Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?"
- Dick Clark
(Related: Humor, Truth, Father)

"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Humor)

"We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor."
- Bobby Clarke
(Related: Humor)

"I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Business, Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Humor, Women, Act, Lesbian, Trying)

"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."
- Adam Clymer
(Related: Humor, Love, Driving, Politicians, Republican)

"Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: Humor, Tragedy)

"Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?"
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Humor, Men, Murder, Treason, Will)

"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."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Funny, Humor, Character, Weekend)

"People of humor are always in some degree people of genius."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Humor, Genius, People)

"No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Humor, Mind, Sense)

"Total absence of humor renders life impossible."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Humor, Life, Absence)

"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."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Humor, Thought, Difference, Jokes, Play, Reality, Sense, Will)

"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."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Humor, Dress, Giving)

"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."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Love, Time, Humor, Daughter, Being, Fact, Old)

"I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more."
- William Collins
(Related: Humor)

"Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing."
- William Collins
(Related: Humor, Poetry, Nothing, Shakespeare)

"My fam is just a regular family. But all of them have great senses of humor."
- Dane Cook
(Related: Humor, Family, Senses)

"Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Humor, Unhappiness)

"I like a very dry wit, not the big kind of humor like Robin Williams. I don't think I'm capable of that."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Humor, Wit)

"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."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Life, Humor, Laughter)

"There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Funny, Humor, God, Hope, Future, Sense)

"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Humor, Laughter, Poverty)

"A lot of my humor does come from anger. It's like, you're not gonna pull one over on me - which is pretty much my motto anyways."
- Courteney Cox
(Related: Humor, Anger, Pretty)

"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."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Love, Humor, Work, Irony, Songs)

"Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor."
- Brittany Daniel
(Related: Humor, Comedy)

"The love of truth lies at the root of much humor."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Humor, Love, Truth, Lies)

"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."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Humor, Charm, Man, Sense, Woman)

"Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth."
- Mark Van Doren
(Related: Humor, Truth, Man, Nothing, Sense)

"My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They've been able to keep my sense of humor."
- Karen Duffy
(Related: Family, Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Will Durst
(Related: Humor, History, Disaster, Nation)

"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."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Humor, Hope, American, Sense)

"It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment."
- Freeman Dyson
(Related: Humor, Deep, Problems)

"Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Humor, Instinct, Pain)

"It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Humor, Ability, Sense)

"The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Humor, Perception, Feeling)

"I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Humor, Thought, People, School, Sense, Theater)

"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."
- Will Eisner
(Related: Funny, Humor, Society, Thought, People, Day, Irish)

"Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end."
- Eminem
(Related: Humor, Beginning, End, Sense)

"I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Humor, Life, Comedy, Sense)

"A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Humor, Ability, Sense)

"A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself."
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
(Related: Humor, Ability, Sense)

"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."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Humor, Circumstance, Jokes, Network, Want)

"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."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Humor, Time, Insult)

"One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor."
- Ralph Fiennes
(Related: Family, Humor, Sense)

"The world is an infinitely fascinating, tragic and humorous place."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: World)

"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."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Humor, Thought, Americans, Irish, Irony)

"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."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: Wisdom, Humor, Virtue, Remarkable, Sense)

"Humor was not important only for me, humor was important for this nation for centuries, to survive, you know."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Humor, Nation)

"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."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Humor, Life, Thought, People, Problems, Race)

"When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh?"
- Max Frisch
(Related: Humor, Friend, Sense)

"Humor is the most engaging cowardice."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Humor, Cowardice)

"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
(Related: Humor, Attention, Value)

"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Humor, Sense, Suicide)

"If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Humor, Attitude, Sense, Therapy)

"Humor is healing."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Humor, Healing)

"Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him."
- Romain Gary
(Related: Humor, Superiority, Affirmation, Dignity, Man)

"A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: Friend, Action, Desire)

"One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you."
- Larry Gelbart
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Humor, Mom, Being, Key, Sense, Woman)

"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."
- Ron Glass
(Related: Funny, Opportunity, Project)

"Dali had a good sense of humor - obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny."
- Joe Grant
(Related: Funny, Humor, Sense)

"Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don't have a sense of humor it just isn't funny anymore."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Funny, Humor, Friend, Sense)

"I've had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor."
- Linda Gray
(Related: Humor, Career, Sense)

"I'm not a comic. I'm a humorist."
- Dick Gregory
"A lot of stars don't have a sense of humor."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Humor, Sense, Stars)

"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."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Humor, Expectations, Now, Personality, Sense, Style)

"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."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Home, Humor, Mom, Ability, Denial, Sense)

"Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Humor, Time, Women, Feelings, First, Pretty, Woman)

"The president of General Motors was in a foul humor."
- Arthur Hailey
(Related: Humor, President)

"In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge."
- George Herbert
(Related: Humor, Knowledge, Conversation, Wit, Worth)

"A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it."
- Don Herold
"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."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Humor, Intelligence, Fun, Sense, Sound, Years)

"Humor can be an incredible, lacerating and effective weapon."
- Carl Hiaasen
(Related: Humor)

"There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor."
- Thomas W. Higginson
(Related: Humor, Defense, Fortune, Sense)

"Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Humor, Mother, Elegance)

"There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; they're called humorists."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: People, Talk)

"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Humor, People, Sense)

"A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?"
- Bob Hope
(Related: Humor, Heart, Sense)

"I've got a great sense of humor."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Humor)

"The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Work, Humor, Fun, President, Sense)

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Humor, Earth, May, Rain, Summer)

"Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it."
- Langston Hughes
(Related: Humor)

"I don't like jokes in speeches. I do like wit and humor. A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel."
- James Humes
(Related: Humor, Jokes, Language, Pornography, Wit)

"Rock Hudson wasn't my type. He's a great guy and had a great sense of humor."
- Tab Hunter
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Humor)

"Puns are a form of humor with words."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Humor, Words)

"Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Humor, Companionship, Jokes, Laughter, Meeting, Oil, Wine)

"You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"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
(Related: Humor, Common sense, Dancing)

"In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Humor, Truth, Virtue, Politeness, Want)

"Have a sense of humor about life - you will need it. And be courteous."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Humor, Life, Sense, Will)

"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."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Life, Fun, Joy, Sadness, Will)

"And it really pisses Peter and Micky off when I get onto one of those tangents where I start to do humor."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Humor)

"If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor."
- Jennifer Jones
(Related: Humor, Life, Sense)

"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."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Style, Writing)

"They don't make you pay for the humor. It's up and down, but they're trying to give you as many laughs as possible in 2 minutes. They are the most honest comedians ever."
- Mike Judge
(Related: Humor, Comedians, Trying)

"You may not like the humor, but that is why every radio has an on-off button."
- Mel Karmazin
(Related: Humor, May)

"I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Humor, Life, Want)

"Incongruity, they say, is one of the main ingredients of humor. Maybe it's because everybody can feel superior to me. I honestly don't know."
- Emmett Kelly
(Related: Humor)

"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."
- Phil Keoghan
(Related: Humor, People, Nothing, Race, Sense, Will)

"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."
- Graham Kerr
(Related: Food, Humor, Business, People, Jobs, Parents)

"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."
- Hank Ketcham
(Related: Business, Humor, People, Idea, Mediocrity, Thinking)

"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."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Business, Health, Humor, Care, Climate, Job, May, Today)

"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."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Time, May, Mind)

"Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor)

"Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Pain, Space)

"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."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Help)

"Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Power, History, Leaders)

"Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Help)

"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."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Experience, Humor, First, Perspective, Problems, Trying)

"Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor)

"Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Help)

"A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Perspective)

"When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Death, Humor, Attention, Being, Spirits)

"Humor can be one of our best survival tools."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Survival, Tools)

"Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Life, Humor, Key, Laughter, Loss)

"Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas, sometimes ten years."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Years)

"When we can find some humor in our upsets, they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor)

"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."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Attitude, Colors, Will, World)

"You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Change, Humor, Attitude, May)

"Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Mind)

"Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Goal, Audiences, Events, Feeling, Help, Laughter, Pain)

"What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all!"
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Humor, Fun, Sense)

"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."
- Grenville Kleiser
(Related: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)

"But when they offered this little situation for me to do this voice in this special segment, I found it so incredibly humorous that I said yes, and I enjoyed it. It was fun."
- Werner Klemperer
(Related: Fun, Voice)

"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."
- Bobby Knight
(Related: Humor, Time, Coaching, First, Press, Sense)

"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."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Humor, Books, Terror)

"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."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Humor, Being, Hate, Style)

"Joe Barbera's s always complaining that he can't get humor into cartoons anymore. Just do it. You've got your money. Why do they let the networks run their lives?"
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Humor, Money, Cartoons, Complaining)

"People with no humor, they're outta my life."
- Patti LaBelle
(Related: Life, Humor, People)

"I've always tried to explore the humorous aspects of life."
- Ted Lange
(Related: Life)

"A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself."
- Doug Larson
(Related: Humor, Thought)

"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."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: God, Humor, Performance, Being, Blind, Driving, Poets, Sense)

"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."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, Humor, Writers)

"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."
- Laurel Lee
(Related: Faith, Humor, Difficulties)

"There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: Humor, Being, Insults, Sense, Trouble, Will)

"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."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Happiness, Humor, Courage, Strength, Sense, Will)

"Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor."
- John Lithgow
(Related: Humor, Senses)

"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."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Humor, Movies, Boyfriend, Books, Road, Sense)

"We do not take humor seriously enough."
- Konrad Lorenz
(Related: Humor)

"People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Humor, Time, Mother, People, Performance, Sense)

"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."
- David Lynch
(Related: Humor, Life, Absurdity, Ignorance, Man, Running)

"Humor is reason gone mad."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Humor, Reason)

"You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Humor, People, Tolerance)

"I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Life, Mind, Resignation)

"Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time."
- Hattie McDaniel
(Related: Humor, Time, Fun)

"A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Humor, Defense, Sense)

"There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Humor, Men, Man)

"The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Humor, Act, Laughter, Sense)

"I really wouldn't want to live in America. I found New York claustrophobic and dirty. I missed England when I was there, simple things like smells and the British sense of humor."
- Jonny Lee Miller
(Related: Humor, America, England, Sense, Want)

"Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it's true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Women, Humor, Confidence, Hair, Sense, Style)

"You see, that's another thing that my parents gave me: an enormously great sense of humor."
- Liza Minelli
(Related: Humor, Parents, Sense)

"Tony and I had a good on and off screen relationship, we are two very different people, but we did share a sense of humor, we now live in different parts of the world but when we find ourselves in the same place it is more or less as if there had been no years in between."
- Roger Moore
(Related: Humor, People, Now, Sense, World, Years)

"Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Humor, Honesty, Sense)

"In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Humor, Novelty, Opinion, Sarcasm, Song)

"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."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Humor, Events, Road, Spiritual, Will)

"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
(Related: Humor, Awareness, Sense)

"Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Humor, Contradiction, Taste)

"Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Humor, Acceptance, Reality)

"Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude."
- Frank Muir
(Related: Humor, Superiority, Jokes, Pursuit, Solitude, Wit)

"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."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Humor, Men, Women, Cosmetics, Sense)

"I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Humor, Safety, Sense)

"I don't know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That's kind of regrettable."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Humor, Confusion, Cows, Today)

"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."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Humor, Pretty, Sarcastic, Sense)

"Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does."
- Bill Nye
(Related: Humor, Irony)

"God has a most wicked sense of humor."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Humor, God, Sense)

"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."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
(Related: Humor, Knowledge, Sense, Sin, Vulgarity)

"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."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Humor, Choices, Crisis, Fight, Mankind)

"Me and Matt love to argue, but in general our sense of humor is pretty much alike."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Humor, Love, Pretty, Sense)

"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."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Humor, American, Sense, Understanding)

"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."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Humor, American, Self, Sense)

"Wit is the lowest form of humor."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Humor, Wit)

"A boy is naturally full of humor."
- Robert Powell
(Related: Humor)

"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."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Humor, Life, Quality, Caring, Parents, Sense)

"I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff. What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff. I've got a dry sense of humor."
- Katie Price
(Related: Humor, Hate, Laughter, Sense, Television)

"I don't think humor is forced upon my universe; it's a part of it."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Humor, Universe)

"My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Humor, Life)

"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."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Humor, Being, Conservative, Fun, Liberal)

"Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they're uncomfortable laughs."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: Humor, Comedians)

"A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally."
- John Ratzenberger
(Related: Humor)

"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."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Funny, Humor, Actor, Will)

"I don't think my sense of humor has changed at all; I was born with this, for better or for worse."
- Ivan Reitman
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Humor, Action, Man, Sense, Words)

"Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Humor, Irony, Tolerance, Understanding)

"Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Humor, Gods, Nothing)

"From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Humor, Women)

"Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Humor, People, Quick)

"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."
- David Riesman
(Related: America)

"The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense."
- Jacob August Riis
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Doris Roberts
(Related: Humor, Food, Life, Lie, Choice)

"It's easy being a humorist when you've got the whole government working for you."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Government, Being)

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Government, Being)

"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."
- Ray Romano
(Related: Life, Humor, Talking)

"I'm not for gratuitous nudity, but if there's humor, I don't have a problem."
- Rebecca Romijn
(Related: Humor, Nudity)

"The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Humor, Americans, Majority, Sense)

"Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin."
- Ned Rorem
(Related: Humor, Ability)

"But if you don't watch me, I will try and sneak in some humor. I see humor everywhere in life around me."
- Marion Ross
(Related: Humor, Life, Will)

"A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds."
- Percy Ross
(Related: Imagination, Open)

"Humor is the affectionate communication of insight."
- Leo Rosten
(Related: Humor, Communication)

"An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten."
- Constance Rourke
(Related: Humor, Deep, Emotion, Man, May)

"Humor is very very risky, particularly for a candidate, unless he's been in so long that it just doesn't matter, and he's not running for president. But it's just that people are so sensitive and so touchy, and you're just going to upset somebody without ever realizing it."
- Mark Russell
(Related: Humor, People, President, Running)

"If you can understand the humor in the drawing part you'll probably get the humor in the audio part."
- Eric San
(Related: Humor)

"Graphic design is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, abnormality, hobbies and humors."
- George Santayana
(Related: Design, Eccentricity, Paradise, Heresy, Hobbies, Individuality)

"In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Mother, Beginning)

"I realize that humor isn't for everyone. It's only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive."
- Anne Wilson Schaef
(Related: Humor, Life, People, Fun, Want)

"Colombian humor is very black, very sarcastic."
- Barbet Schroeder
(Related: Humor, Sarcastic)

"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."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Funny, Life, Opportunity, Actor, Fact, Trying)

"Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice."
- David Seabury
(Related: Art, Humor, Character, Practice)

"I'm a classic example of all humorists - only funny when I'm working."
- Peter Sellers
(Related: Funny, Example)

"Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor."
- Eric Sevareid
(Related: Humor, Power, Honor, World)

"Even people that I agree with can do something that would be a target for a bit of humor."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Humor, People)

"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."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Humor, People, Golf, Sense, Years)

"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
(Related: Life, Humor, Heart, Deep, Joy, Laughter, Pretty, Sense)

"Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary."
- Shel Silverstein
(Related: Humor)

"It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?"
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Humor, Violence)

"I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Paul Simon
(Related: Humor, Time, Seriousness)

"Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Humor, God, Christian, Cheerfulness, Dying, Poor, Resignation, Will)

"The best scary movies have great humor in them and a great story."
- Stephen Sommers
(Related: Humor, Movies)

"At NBC I wasn't really sure if the grandparents were going to get my sense of humor on a particular topic."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Humor, Grandparents, Sense)

"Well, darkness with humor... I'm not an extremely suicidal or sad person."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Humor, Darkness)

"As far as humor goes, I've always been a very insecure person and I've always wanted to be liked."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Humor)

"I'm not an expert on the Malaysian sense of humor."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"I genuinely liked all of the cast members very much. Steve had a wicked sense of humor. I remember Russell coming to my rescue, once. I watched Eric evolve before everyone's eyes. Maurice loved what he did, so. He treated his character with respect, down to the costuming."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Humor, Character, Eyes, Respect, Sense)

"It's very hard to write humor."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Humor)

"Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: Humor, Compassion, Fiction, Mind, Writer, Writers, Writing)

"It's a humorous statement that doesn't mean anything. You can't lie to God - it's ridiculous."
- Jimmy Swaggart
(Related: God, Lie)

"Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Men, Humor, Folly)

"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."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: Humor, Soul, Intellect)

"If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain."
- William Howard Taft
(Related: Humor, People, American, Irish, Race, Safety)

"I liked the humor of it, I've always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality."
- Amber Tamblyn
(Related: Humor, Religion, God, Sense, Spirituality)

"The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies."
- William Temple
(Related: Humor, Enemies, First, Friends)

"When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over."
- William Temple
(Related: Life, Care, Quiet)

"The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit."
- William Temple
(Related: Humor, Truth, Conversation, First, Sense, Wit)

"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Humor, Society, Dress)

"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."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Humor, Family, Help, Illness)

"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."
- Alan Thicke
(Related: Humor, Life, Rest, Sense, Trials)

"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."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Money, Famous)

"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
(Related: Humor)

"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility."
- James Thurber
(Related: Humor, Chaos, Tranquility)

"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."
- James Thurber
(Related: Nature, People, Purpose, Fun, Wit, World)

"The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth."
- James Thurber
(Related: Humor, Artists, Nation, Writers)

"I needed to be accepted, not humored. I intended to act."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Act)

"Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you."
- Herbert Beerbohm Tree
(Related: Humor, Man, Will)

"Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony."
- Lionel Trilling
(Related: Humor, Irony)

"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."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Humor, Thought, Concern, First, Help, Judgment, Responsibility)

"When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful."
- Francois Truffaut
(Related: Funny, Humor, Success, Time, Melancholy)

"Any man who has had the job I've had and didn't have a sense of humor wouldn't still be here."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Humor, Job, Man, Sense)

"Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana."
- Lana Turner
(Related: Humor, Life, Public)

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Heaven, Joy, Sorrow)

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Mankind)

"Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor)

"The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Heaven, Joy, Sorrow)

"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."
- Suzanne Vega
(Related: Humor, People, Character, Opinions, Sense, Style)

"Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"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."
- Tony Visconti
(Related: Family, Humor, Movies, Dad, Friends, Quick, Sense, Wit)

"The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance."
- Peter De Vries
(Related: Chance)

"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."
- Horace Walpole
(Related: Humor, Imagination, Man, Sense)

"Humor results when society says you can't scratch certain things in public, but they itch in public."
- Tom Walsh
(Related: Humor, Society, Public, Results)

"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."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Humor, Character, Absurdity)

"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
(Related: Humor, Life, Balance, Sense)

"There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different - I love L.A.!"
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Humor, Love, Time, Creativity, Today)

"And for my family, comedically, that was the key to a lot of the humor."
- Damon Wayans
(Related: Humor, Family, Key)

"We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross."
- Shawn Wayans
(Related: Funny, Humor)

"Cynicism is humor in ill health."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Health, Humor, Cynicism)

"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
(Related: Humor, Irony, Sense, Taste)

"Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor."
- E. B. White
(Related: Humor, American, Sense)

"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."
- E. B. White
(Related: Humor, People)

"The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Humor, Bible, Absence, Literature)

"I failed to fulfill what should have been an interesting role. I couldn't take their formula and bring what I had, my humor, my ideas, and make it my own."
- Dianne Wiest
(Related: Humor, Ideas, Formula)

"What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Humor, Sense, World)

"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."
- Bert Williams
(Related: Humor, Man, Misfortune, Sense)

"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."
- Michelle Williams
(Related: Humor, Sense)

"I am a great believer that what makes our show different is the humor."
- Treat Williams
(Related: Humor)

"Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Cards, Fun)

"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."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Humor, People, Germany, Spirits, World)

"Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Humor, First, Gifts, Tongue)

"I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge."
- Herman Wouk
(Related: Humor, Challenge, Writing)

"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."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Humor, Fun, Sense, Trying)

"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."
- Michael York
(Related: Humor, Popular, University)

"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."
- Toby Young
(Related: Experience, Love, Writing)

"This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought."
- Lin Yutang
(Related: Change, Thought, Character)

"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."
- Dweezil Zappa
(Related: Humor, Music, Memory, Patience, Play, Reality, Sense)

"If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Humor, Balance, Blood, Harmony)

"I don't have a very quick sense of humor."
- Florenz Ziegfeld
(Related: Humor, Quick, Sense)

"I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way."
- John Zorn
(Related: Work, Humor, Irony, Sense, Wit)

"I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early '70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire."
- David Zucker
(Related: Humor, Business, Satire)