Humor Quotes

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie
Robertson davies - the love of truth lies at the root of much humor....

Think of what would happen to us in America if there were no humorists life would be one long Congressional Record.
Tom Masson
The talmud - humor the sons of the poor, for they give science...
Righteous people have no sense of humor.
Bertolt Brecht
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law?
Dick Clark
People are far more sincere and good - Humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
Anton Chekhov
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
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
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
E. B. White
Margo kaufman - the pug is living proof that god has a sense of...
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
Humor - The perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
Author Unknown
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
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
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
Helitze
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
Brooks Atkinson
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
Clive James
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
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
T. S. Eliot
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
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.
Robert Benchley
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
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
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
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
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten
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
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law
Dick Clark
He had the sort of face that makes you realize God does have a sense of humor.
Bill Bryson
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 by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono
A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.
Agnes Repplie