Humor Quotes

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
Robert benchley - defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of...

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
Samuel taylor coleridge - no mind is thoroughly well organized that is...
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Mark Twain
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

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law?
Dick Clark
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs - - Jolted by every pebble in the road.
Henry Ward Beeche
W. somerset maugham - i can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind...
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for 5 seconds and think for 10 minutes.
William Davis
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William Rotsle
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White
There are two insults no human being will endure that he has no sense of humor, and that the has never known trouble.
Sinclair Lewis
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Eric Sevareid
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurber, in Edward R. Murrow television interview
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
He had the sort of face that makes you realize God does have a sense of humor.
Bill Bryson
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies
Where humor is concerned there are no standards - No one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Righteous people have no sense of humor.
Bertolt Brecht
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laugther, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.
Thomas Carlyle
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
A humorist is a fellow who realizes, first, that he is no better than anybody else, and, second, that nobody else is either.
Homer McLin
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman
Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive Jones
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones
Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers.
Leo C. Rosten
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
For health and the constant enjoyment of life, give me a keen and ever - Present sense of humor it is the next best thing to an abiding faith in providence.
George Barrell Cheeve
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield.
Unknown, epitaph for a loved one
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Aristotle
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
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurbe
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie