Humor Quotes

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White
Robert benchley - defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of...

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
Jacob August Riis
Author unknown - our five senses are incomplete without the sixth...
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks
If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones

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
People are far more sincere and good - Humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Anton Chekhov
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
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
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
Lin yutang - this i conceive to be the chemical function of...
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Paul Fadiman
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie
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 the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
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 by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
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
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
Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.
E. B. White, Some Remarks on Humor, introduction
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
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.
George Saintsbury
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
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Eric Sevareid
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurbe
Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
Nothing makes your sense of humor disappear faster than having somebody ask you where it is.
Ivern Ball
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
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
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.
W. Somerset Maugham
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank A. Clark
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William Rotsle
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
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
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
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities - A sense of humor and a sense of proportion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952