Humor Quotes

People who are tremendously concerned about their identification, their individuality, their self - Expression, or their sense of humor, always seem to be missing the very things they pursue.
Walter Lippmann
Brooks atkinson - the humorous man recognizes that absolute purity,...

He had the sort of face that makes you realize God does have a sense of humor.
Bill Bryson
Colette, chance acquaintances, 1952 - total absence of humor renders life impossible....
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
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

Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
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
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplie
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for 5 seconds and think for 10 minutes.
William Davis
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
Eric sevareid - next to power without honor, the most dangerous...
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
Silence will not betray your thoughts but the expression on your face will. Humor has a hundred faces tragedy only a few.
H. G. Mendelson
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
I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor.
Shaftesbury
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
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Author Unknown
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie
Sometimes the only sense we can make out of life is a sense of humor.
American Greetings Card
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
I have never examined the subject of humor until now. I am surprised to find how much ground it covers. I have got its divisions and frontiers down on a piece of paper. I find it defined as a production of the brain, as the power of the brain to produce something humorous, and the capacity of percieving humor.
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
Humor is a rubber sword - - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
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 Thurbe
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
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 Thurbe
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten
Humor is a rubber sword - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
People are far more sincere and good - Humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Anton Chekhov
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
W. Somerset Maugham
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Paul Fadiman
Humor - The perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
Author Unknown
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor.
The Talmud