Humor quotes and sayings
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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.
Russian humor is to adapt or make some sense or nonsense out of the insanity of their lives.
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
Cynicism is humor in ill health.
H. G. Wells
In my first story, 'Mr. Mysterious & Company'... I was asked to take out some of the humor because editors were afraid reviewers would dismiss the book as a joke. Today, humor is enjoyed and no longer regarded as literary brummagem.
And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor.
There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Miguel de Cervantes
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.
J. G. Ballard
It's no big secret that 'thinking' women, since they are already gifted with fully functioning brains, are more than happy to have a yummy not-so-smart man in their lives. All we ask for is a sense of humor, a sense of hygiene, and the sense to not cheat.
I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I'm here for.
Humor starts like a wildfire, but then continues on, smoldering, smoldering for years.
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.
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor.
Depending on where my self-confidence was, growing up, I would use humor either to bring people closer, or to keep them away from certain feelings I had.
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.
It's easier to sit there and say you don't like feminists because they don't have a sense of humor.
Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana.
My sense of humor lies a little closer to the middle.
Lesbian humor isn't trying to sell anything, it doesn't have to sell out. Coming out as a lesbian onstage is still a very political act; if it weren't, more women would do it.
It's very hard to write humor.
Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out.
The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him.
Anyone who knows me, and most of my fans, know that I have a sense of humor.
We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.
I really wouldn't want to live in America. I found New York claustrophobic and dirty. I missed England when I was there, simple things like smells and the British sense of humor.
Jonny Lee Miller
Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
To me, I absolutely cannot stand Twitter. I hate it more than anything.
It's how you define yourself. It's not Nirvana or Pearl Jam: it's, 'Do you watch 'Portlandia' or 'Amy Schumer'?' It relates to a specific sense of humor. And, 'Do you know the hidden gems?' Like, if you knew the Pixies in the '80s.
Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
When people are in the midst of really heavy stuff and still have a sense of humor, I admire that.
I hate to say it but I hate black humor. I feel like a Klan member saying it, but it's just not funny.
Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
There's something very authentic about humor, when you think about it. Anybody can pretend to be serious. But you can't pretend to be funny.
Sometimes a scene may be about one thing, and it may end up still being about that, but the emotionality of it comes from somewhere else, or the humor of it comes from somewhere else, and it gives it that real-life quality.
From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
He has such a patronizing tone and manner, and such a sarcastic sense of humor. I found him rather brutal, a kind of elegant brutality which appealed. No, I think he came pretty much off the page.
One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you.
Every time I do a movie like 'Finding Neverland' or 'Chocolat' or 'Shakespeare' in Love,' we deal with the creative process, but there's humor and fun along the way. I always love that kind of movie.
I love British humor. It's just so - surreal.
Men love it. They have a sense of humor, whereas a lot of women are threatened or just don't get it.
Lara Flynn Boyle
Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory.
We are really living the American dream, to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don't take ourselves too seriously in fashion.
The people I mixed with in Monaco didn't relate to my South African mentality or humor... Although I have met some wonderful people since I've been living in Monaco, I regard them all as acquaintances. I only have two people I consider friends here.
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
I've got a sense of humor. I'm a funny guy.
Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
My two big date deal breakers are someone with no sense of humor and someone who chews badly. I will never be with someone who never laughs or someone who chews disgustingly, so if either of those things are detected on a date - it's a total deal breaker.
Finding a way to find humor in things that are hardcore is definitely something that, I think, the sitcom does best.
I love being Latina. I love our values, the way we're so in touch with others, our dark humor, how fun we are, how relaxed we are. I love how hard working, independent, and ambitious we are.
SpongeBob is a complete innocent - not an idiot. SpongeBob never fully realizes how stupid Patrick is. They're whipping themselves up into situations - that's always where the humor comes from.
Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor.
I wish I could be as thin as Jessica Simpson. I think she looks gorgeous! I have had Jessica on my show several times, and I can tell you that girl is genuine and funny with a great self-deprecating sense of humor.
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
I think that nerds, if you want to call them that, have only gotten more hip and assimilated into the culture.
The thing that I fear discriminating against is humor and truth.
Brits have a better sense of humor in most ways. It's darker, more cutting.
Things can be funny only when we are in fun. When we're 'dead earnest,' humor is the only thing that is dead.
I've got a great sense of humor.
Humor and laughter - not necessarily derogatory derision - are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously - for fear of dying of boredom.
Humor is so important to the American scene throughout history.
It's always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's just hilarious.
I think you have to be careful about not hurting someone. The last thing I'd want to do is make a fool of someone, unless they saw the humor in it.
Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time.
You can't be funny if you don't have good material.
I do talk about celebrity relationships like Kim Kardashian's. I like to find the humor in love.
Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over.
Always have a sense of humor about life - you'll need it - but always be courteous to boot.
I tried to go out for theater or theater arts, but I was too scared or too intimidated. But I had a lot of friends on the cross country team that had great senses of humor.
A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.
There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.
A woman who knows that she doesn't have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important.
If you stop and think about it, nearly all great humor is at the expense of someone or something.
Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.
You can get through very serious and sometimes horrible and sometimes embarrassing and very awkward situations with humor. It gives us a way out.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny - partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it's a way of laughing at it and getting a release.
Humor is imperative, more important than food. You have a choice when someone dies. You can lie down or get back into life. Do something for someone else.
But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well.
The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness.
It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.
Edward de Bono
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.
Humor was not important only for me, humor was important for this nation for centuries, to survive, you know.
If I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny?
I've always thought my strengths were I'm smart, and I have a good sense of humor. I definitely struggle with feeling confident.
I think at its best the American sense of humor is the same as the British sense of humor at its best, which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating.
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