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If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny?

Tags: Funny  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

The secret to humor is surprise.

Tags: Secret, Surprise  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

I think I have always had a little humor.

 ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.

Tags: Blessing, Greatest  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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

Tags: Human, Joy  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

Tags: Joy, Secret  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.

Tags: Both, Forever  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.

Tags: Good, Truth  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A joke is a very serious thing.

Tags: Joke, Serious  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Tags: Him, Sense  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.

Tags: God, Happen  ✍ Author: Enid Bagnold

Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder.

Tags: Fun, Lost  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements.

Tags: Good, Writing  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

The darker the film, the more vital everyone's sense of humor is on set.

Tags: Everyone, Sense  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.

Tags: America, Love  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Tags: Road, Sense  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.

Tags: American, Leaving  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Tags: Hurt, Pain  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Tags: Goes  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing.

Tags: Enough, Him  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

Americans are pragmatic, relatively uncomplicated, hearty and given to broad humor.

Tags: Hearty, Pragmatic  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

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

Tags: End, Truth  ✍ Author: Sid Caesar
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This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section.

Tags: Bookstore, Feminist  ✍ Author: John Callahan

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.

Tags: Genius, Perfection  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.

Tags: Heart, Love  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

Tags: Laughter, Life  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

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

Tags: Laughter, Poverty  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

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

Tags: Funny, God  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I love Sell Out, I think it's great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It's got humor, great songs, irony.

Tags: Love, Work  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

Comedy is so hard to do, so it was very cool to do dead pan humor.

Tags: Cool, Hard  ✍ Author: Brittany Daniel

I really love middle-grade. Middle-grade books have a little more of a magical, light-hearted feel. You can be a little bit more quirky, you can have a little more humor. It doesn't get so dark and deep.

Tags: Deep, Love  ✍ Author: James Dashner

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.

Tags: Love, Truth  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Tags: Pain, Taking  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.

Tags: Joke, Sense  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.

Tags: Feeling, Perception  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down.

Tags: School, Thought  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

I'm a Larry David fan, right? And it seems to me that Jewish history from the Talmud on has been a self-deprecating, self-critical kind of humor.

Tags: History, Seems  ✍ Author: Peter Eisenman

Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny.

Tags: Funny, Society  ✍ Author: Will Eisner

People who know me know I have a sense of humor that can really push the envelope.

Tags: Push, Sense  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart.

Tags: Good, Heart  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.

Tags: End, Laugh  ✍ Author: Eminem

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.

Tags: Sense, Understand  ✍ Author: Clifton Fadiman

I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them.

Tags: Gave, God  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

I don't have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.

Tags: Funny, Place  ✍ Author: Vera Farmiga

I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone.

Tags: Kindness, Woman  ✍ Author: Colin Farrell

It's great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. I look forward to exploring family entertainment once again and examining the specifics of our day-to-day lives against the backdrop of an extraordinary adventure.

Tags: Family, Great  ✍ Author: Jon Favreau

What's great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

Women's humor seems to be a little more supportive. It's just kind of trying to make the other one laugh through funny voices and kind of talking about other people. I respond to that. I feel less like I'm going to get beat up in a room full of women than I do in a room full of guys.

Tags: Funny, Women  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly about coming up with the jokes.

Tags: Often, Show  ✍ Author: Sherilyn Fenn

I realized women and humor were linked very closely.

Tags: Realized, Women  ✍ Author: Craig Ferguson

The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive.

Tags: Sense, Tough  ✍ Author: Geraldine Ferraro

So my humor, I'd say, comes from a mixture of lowbrow comedy shows and highbrow theater. It's an interesting mix.

Tags: Comedy, Shows  ✍ Author: Jasper Fforde

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

Tags: Smile, Start  ✍ Author: W. C. Fields

I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.

Tags: Scariest, Sense  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

Tags: Cowardice, Engaging  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be.

Tags: Age, Family  ✍ Author: Josh Gad

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.

Tags: Attention, Value  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Tags: Committed, Sense  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

The quickest way to defuse fear or insecurity or anger is usually humor. I think comics figure that out quickly, and, once you figure it out, you think, 'Hey, if I can do this and get paid, that would be kind of cool.'

Tags: Anger, Fear  ✍ Author: Billy Gardell

If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor.

Tags: Attitude, Good  ✍ Author: Teri Garr

Humor is healing.

Tags: Healing  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

Tags: Dignity, Him  ✍ Author: Romain Gary

I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes.

Tags: Good, Said  ✍ Author: Gordon Gee

The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.

Tags: General, President  ✍ Author: Arthur Hailey

And you know, whether it's drama or comedy, the best work is based on truth. It's just that, with comedy, the circumstances are just crazy-heightened, and you have these crazy things thrown at you. But you still have to do it truthfully, because that's where the humor comes from. So it's not that difficult to cross over.

Tags: Best, Work  ✍ Author: Tony Hale

Although Kurt Vonnegut may not be considered a humor writer, 'Breakfast of Champions' is one of the funniest books I've ever read.

Tags: May, Read  ✍ Author: Justin Halpern

The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood.

Tags: Good, Problem  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

Puns are a form of humor with words.

Tags: Puns, Words  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Solutions-oriented campaigning with a little passion and a little humor; I think that will go a long way. I think people are desperate for it.

Tags: Desperate, Passion  ✍ Author: Laura Ingraham

Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing.

Tags: Healing, Kindness  ✍ Author: Max Irons

Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.

Tags: Good, Laughter  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.

Tags: Sense, Worst  ✍ Author: Steve Irwin

I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant.

Tags: Home, Time  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

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

Tags: Moving, Sense  ✍ Author: William James

Always have a sense of humor about life - you'll need it - but always be courteous to boot.

Tags: Life, Sense  ✍ Author: Peter Jennings

I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computer and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.

Tags: Friend, Good  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

I like the brooding man - a brooding man with a sense of humor.

Tags: Brooding, Sense  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

Michael Pollan is a champion. In all ways. A man of great integrity, humor, and common sense and kindness.

Tags: Great, Kindness  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

I like Thomas Jefferson, though he intimidated me. I thought he would have been very tough to be around. I don't know if he had such a sense of humor.

Tags: Thought, Tough  ✍ Author: Mindy Kaling

You may not like the humor, but that is why every radio has an on-off button.

Tags: May, Why  ✍ Author: Mel Karmazin

I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that.

Tags: Life, Seems  ✍ Author: Lawrence Kasdan

We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment.

Tags: Family, Good  ✍ Author: Bil Keane

A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor.

Tags: Interested, Reason  ✍ Author: Maynard James Keenan

People with no humor, they're outta my life.

Tags: Life  ✍ Author: Patti LaBelle

Hope for the best, survive the worst, find humor wherever you can.

Tags: Best, Hope  ✍ Author: Eva LaRue

We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.

Tags: History, Time  ✍ Author: Anne Lamott

I'm a humor writer, so I don't always present myself in the best light.

Tags: Best, Light  ✍ Author: Burt Lancaster

I reread Mesrine's book every year because the way the story is told is fascinating. Today, we don't have gangsters like Mesrine - he had humor.

Tags: Book, Today  ✍ Author: Thomas Langmann

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.

Tags: Thought, Yourself  ✍ Author: Brie Larson

Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.

Tags: Happiness, Strength  ✍ Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I quite like dark humor.

Tags: Dark, Quite  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

I want to have fun. Life ain't no dress rehearsal. I want to have fun. I'm a comedian; I ain't no politician. So everything I do is with humor, with love.

Tags: Life, Love  ✍ Author: Bernie Mac

Denzel Washington has a great sense of humor. He did all those 'Nutty Professor' movies.

Tags: Great, Movies  ✍ Author: Seth MacFarlane

I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but... I have a reputation of - people think of me as a very fundamentalist, humorless fellow.

Tags: Funny, Thought  ✍ Author: Ian MacKaye

I don't understand how somebody wouldn't have a sense of humor about themselves.

Tags: Sense, Understand  ✍ Author: John Malkovich

Humor is reason gone mad.

Tags: Mad, Reason  ✍ Author: Groucho Marx

Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.

Tags: Dead, Horse  ✍ Author: Groucho Marx

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.

Tags: Angry, Laugh  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.

Tags: Against, Sense  ✍ Author: Mignon McLaughlin

There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.

Tags: Lived, Men  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

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