53 Quotes About Humor

Quotes About Humor

1. A joke is a very serious thing. – Winston Churchill

2. Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain

3. Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. – William James

4. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. – Mahatma Gandhi

5. A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road. – Henry Ward Beecher

6. Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. – Mark Twain

7. A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. – Hugh Sidey

8. The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow there is no humor in Heaven. – Mark Twain

9. You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. – Bill Cosby

10. 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

11. Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. – Steven Wright

12. Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. – W. C. Fields

13. The secret to humor is surprise. – Aristotle

14. There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. – Bill Cosby

15. When humor goes, there goes civilization. – Erma Bombeck

16. Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse. – Groucho Marx

17. 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

18. My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing. – Emo Philips

19. A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. – Mignon McLaughlin

20. Humor is reason gone mad. – Groucho Marx

21. Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. – Langston Hughes

22. 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

23. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. – Peter Ustinov

24. 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

25. Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. – Langston Hughes

26. Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. – James Thurber

27. Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. – Ambrose Bierce

28. Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. – E. B. White

29. Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. – Agnes Repplier

30. Humor is just another defense against the universe. – Mel Brooks

31. Wit is the lowest form of humor. – Alexander Pope

32. 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

33. Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival. – Aung San Suu Kyi

34. A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it. – Don Herold

35. A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself. – Clifton Paul Fadiman

36. A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself. – Doug Larson

37. Humor is something that thrives between man’s aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. – Victor Borge

38. If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. – Jennifer Jones

39. A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me. – Chevy Chase

40. Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them. – Simon Wiesenthal

41. Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost. – James Thurber

42. In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge. – George Herbert

43. Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does. – Bill Nye

44. Gags die, humor doesn’t. – Jack Benny

45. All I know about humor is that I don’t know anything about it. – Fred Allen

46. Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing. – Allen Klein

47. Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. – Leo Rosten

48. You can’t study comedy it’s within you. It’s a personality. My humor is an attitude. – Don Rickles

49. Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. – Sid Caesar

50. Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger. – Allen Klein

51. Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. – Max Eastman

52. Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don’t get sick you’re missing half the fun. – Flip Wilson

53. What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor. – Bernard Williams

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