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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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A smile is the universal welcome.

Tags: Smile, Universal, Welcome

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.

Tags: Goal, Him, Mind

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

Tags: Dogs, Laugh, Pet

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Tags: Humor, Pain, Taking

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.

Tags: Favor, Situation, Status

The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them.

Tags: Enemy, Hope, Men

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Tags: Art, Beauty, Life

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

Tags: Humor, Joke, Sense

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.

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A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything.

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A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.

Tags: History, Joke, Next

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.

Tags: Art, Chance, Romantic

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.

Tags: Choice, Emotion, Mind

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while.

Tags: Lie, While, Why

Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest.

Tags: Lies, Rest, Weak

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.

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