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Humor has a way of bringing people together.  It unites people.  In fact, I’m rather serious when I suggest that someone should plant a few whoopee cushions in the United Nations.  Ron Dentinger

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. Author Unknown

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.  Mark Twain

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.  James Thurber





Humor is… despair refusing to take itself seriously.  Arland Ussher

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Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.  Mary Hirsch

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

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So once I thought of the villain with a sense of humor, I began to think of a name and the name “the Joker” immediately came to mind. There was the association with the Joker in the deck of cards, and I probably yelled literally, ‘Eureka!’ because I knew I had the name and the image at the same time. Jerry Robinson

Humor is just another defense against the universe. Mel Brooks

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

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. Grenville Kleiser

I don’t think it’s possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor. Christopher Hitchens

Expand the definition of ‘reading’ to include non-fiction, humor, graphic novels, magazines, action adventure, and, yes, even websites. It’s the pleasure of reading that counts; the focus will naturally broaden. A boy won’t read shark books forever. Jon Scieszka

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Humor is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one’s bottom. Taki

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn. Irvin S. Cobb

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

Humor results when society says you can’t scratch certain things in public, but they itch in public.  Tom Walsh

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

It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver. Betty White

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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. Maya Angelou

Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. Will Rogers

I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people. Nicole Scherzinger

A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. Dr. Seuss

Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing. Max Irons

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Someone once defined humor as a way to keep from killing yourself.  I keep my sense of humor and I stay alive. Abe Burrows

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

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 Rosten

Question:  What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Walter Cronkite:  I’m strongly urged by advisers not to say “moral laxity,” so let’s say “sense of humor.”
Proust questionnaire, in Vanity Fair, 1997

The funniest things are the forbidden. Mark Twain, 1879





Humor is the truth; wit is an exaggeration of the truth. Stan Laurel

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

My view of life is colored by humor and looking at the best in any situation. Michael J. Fox

People who know me, they know I have a sense of humor, I’m a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy. Gary Oldman

Laughter is the closest distance between two people. Victor Borge

You’ve got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity. Lance Bass

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

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

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance. Peter De Vries

Humor is just another defense against the universe.  Mel Brooks

Humor is reason gone mad. Groucho Marx

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

I’d probably describe my sense of humor as ‘twisted,’ I guess. It’s not hard to make me laugh, especially when I’m surrounded by my close friends, especially my bandmates. Mac DeMarco

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

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

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

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. Allen Klein

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

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. Virginia Woolf

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A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs — jolted by every pebble in the road. Henry Ward Beecher

Sometimes the best cure for life’s woes is a sense of humor. Frank Sonnenberg

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. Mark Twain

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. Edward de Bono

There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth. Victor Borge, London Times, 1984 January 3rd

I’m not a joke machine. You can’t just feed crap in and get funny out. S.A. Sachs

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As an actor, I’m attracted to drama; as a director, it’s humor – because it’s the story of my life, and I can’t be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress. Jodie Foster

Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming! Anne Hathaway

Everybody I know who is funny, it’s in them. You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don’t like to tell jokes. But I think you have to be born with a sense of humor and a sense of timing. Carol Burnett

The key to humor is often self-loathing or sarcasm. In a sense, that’s how self-loathing is made palatable. James Gray

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

To me, Ann Romney sounds like a better candidate than her husband. She put her MS into remission through horseback riding, alternative therapies, and a healthy diet. She knows how to pace herself. She has a sense of humor and an innate honesty, and her hair moves in the wind. Maybe she should run. Patti Davis

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

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

Warning:  Humor may be hazardous to your illness. Ellie Katz

Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words. Dorothy Parker

Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that humor excites in those who lack it. George Saintsbury





And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor. Paul McCartney

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

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

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor. Ralph Fiennes

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. Thomas Jefferson

In a way, a lot of my humor comes from presenting things that are dramatic or shocking and then people not having socially appropriate responses, having people denying the drama by failing to react to it, and that’s a really classic form of humor. Chuck Palahniuk

I’ll speak for myself, but there’s a lot of humor to be found in sarcasm and darkness. You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor. Nicolas Cage

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Above all else: go out with a sense of humor. It 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

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.  Thomas W. Higginson

Let your humour always be good-humour, in the double sense of the phrase:  if it comes from a bad humour, it is almost sure to be bad humour. Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

Humor prevents one from becoming a tragic figure even though he/she is involved in tragic events. E.T. “Cy” Eberhart

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. Max Eastman

If you’re playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you’re playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience’s expectations. What I’m battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more. Campbell Scott

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

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. e. e. cummings

Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family. Madonna Ciccone

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes. William Davis

Many a true word is spoken in jest. English proverb

Humor is the good natured side of a truth. Mark Twain

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. Frank A. Clark

If money makes the world go round, it’s humor that keeps it from spinning out of control. Craig Kimberley

Try to find someone with a sense of humor. That’s an important thing to have because when you get into an argument, one of the best ways to diffuse it is to be funny. You don’t want to hide away from a point, because some points are serious, but you’d rather have a discussion that was a discussion, rather than an argument. Ed Sheeran