Humor Quotes

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John kenneth galbraith - humor is richly rewarding to the person who...

Sometimes the only sense we can make out of life is a sense of humor.
American Greetings Card
Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
T. S. Eliot
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

Joseph addison, the spectator, july 12, 1711 - exercise ferments the humors, casts them into...
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - A sense of humor.
Author Unknown
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 is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father - In - Law
Dick Clark
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
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
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
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it.
Bill Cosby
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang
Humor is a rubber sword - - It allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch
The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for 5 seconds and think for 10 minutes.
William Davis
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Clive James
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo C. Rosten
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 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
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 distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
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
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, 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
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it.
George Saintsbury
Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White
Nothing makes your sense of humor disappear faster than having somebody ask you where it is.
Ivern Ball
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
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette, Chance Acquaintances, 1952
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
Edward Albee
He had the sort of face that makes you realize God does have a sense of humor.
Bill Bryson
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William Rotsle
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor.
Shaftesbury
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplie
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
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