Quotation Explorer - 'Humor'

Quotes are echos of voices transporting wisdom, humor, and love. Returning again to the human condition, fleeting once more as a dove. - Ryan Lilly
Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor. - Stephen Hawking
It is the saying of an ancient sage that humor was the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. - Mark Twain
Your obsession with being in control of your mind makes you so stiff all the times; that is why our egos are growing, and our sense of humor is shrinking. - Jasz Gill
It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment. - Freeman Dyson
Humor is reason gone mad. - Groucho Marx
Virtue should always be colmingled with humor. - Patrick O'Brian
Humor is detachment, and detachment sets you free. - Marty Rubin
Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. - Virginia Woolf
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
Humor is an almost physiological response to fear. - Kurt Vonnegut
Nothing makes your sense of humor disappear faster than having somebody ask you where it is.
Humor is a spontaneous, wonderful bit of an outburst that just comes. It's unbridled, its unplanned, it's full of suprises. - Erma Bombeck
Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.
A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. - Clive James
The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor. - Margo Kaufman
Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don't forget food. You can go a week without laughing. - Joss Whedon
With humor and humility you can withstand anything. - Shannon L. Alder
Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots. - Steve Allen
The universe may not always play fair, but at least it's got a hell of a sense of humor. - Michael Patrick King
A girl has to have a beautiful smile, Beautiful eyes and she should have a good sense of humor. She should be honest, loving and trustworthy. - Justin Bieber
There's something amazing about humor and laughter. It broadens your perspective. - Hrishikesh Agnihotri
Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times. - Steve Goodier
Humor is complete intelligence. - Dick Cavette
Humor is a universal lanuage. - Joel Goodman
Someone bent on suicide won't have much sense of humor left. - Chuck Palahniuk
God really must have had a sense of humor, because if I had to name my biggest turn-on, it was literature. And he had just recommended a book that I didn’t know, that wasn’t taught in school. If I were single, there would be no better pick-up line. - Kody Keplinger
A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times. - Steve Goodier
The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living. - Viktor E. Frankl
Humor relieves the tension between what we see or desire but repress in order to sustain a survivable illusion about the world we live in. As such it's always potent stuff, and dangerous. - Lynda Williams
The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary. - Wendy Wasserstein
We can always lace a sense of humor around anything. - C. JoyBell C.
No matter how dire a situation may be, I can always find the humor in it somewhere. If I was ever in a horror movie I would be the goofy one who doesn't seem to know quite what's going on but survives to the end with witty one-liners. - A.J. Rose
Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind. - E. B. White
A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
There's nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. - Eva Hoffman
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. - Edward De Bono
I naively believe that self-love is 80 percent of the solution, that it helps beyond words to take yourself through the day as you would with your most beloved mental-patient relative, with great humor and lots of small treats. - Anne Lamott
Without a sense of humor, you don't have much sense at all. - Pen
You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you. - Shannon L. Alder
Humor, motivations, moral,gods,energy,secrecy - Albert Einstein
Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you. - Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Any writer of horror needs to at least have a good, solid love of the genre. Also, good horror writers need to have a slightly twisted sense of humor. Without humor, horror just isn’t as good. - Alistair Cross
Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else. - William Rotsler
A sense of humor is just common sense dancing. - Clive James
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. - Catherine Deneuve
Humor - the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
Just tell the truth, and they'll accuse you of writing black humor. - Charles Willeford
Humor is a rubber sword--it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. - Mary Hirsch
One of the keys to humor is being literal.
Happiness does not create humor. There's nothing funny about being happy. Sadness creates humor. - Charles M. Schulz
Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. - Mary Hirsch
Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle. - G.K. Chesterton
Humor is mankind's greatest blessing. - Mark Twain
Humor is also a way of saying something serious. - T.S. Eliot
Looking back, retrospectively on the events of that evening, I can see the irony the shrink whose cat ate his own tail. At the time of the incident, however, humor was not in my emotional repertoire; it was the furthest thing from my mind. - Jacqueline Simon Gunn
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. - Bill Cosby
Vampires, like virgins or priests, are things that women believe in. We must never fail to humor them in such matters. - Brian McNaughton
I started out of course with Hemingway when I learned how to write. Until I realized Hemingway doesn't have a sense of humor. He never has anything funny in his stories. - Elmore Leonard
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. - A. Whitney Brown
AWESOME things come to those who focus on the positive, recognize the blessings, find the humor and never give up! - Tanya Masse
Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor. - The Talmud
CS Lewis's humor supported his exposition but never dominated or diminished it. - Greg Cootsona
Humor comes from self-confidence. There's an aggressive element to wit. - Rita Mae Brown
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place. - Mark Twain
Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people. - Robert Benchley
You can find humor in everything. everything. - Krishna Sagar
Humor is a prelude to faith, and laughter is the beginning of prayer. - Reinhold Niebuhr
Humor is heartbreak in reverse. - Marty Rubin
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it. - Langston Hughes
Every quote is like a Picasso. The meaning is different for each person and half the admirers miss the true intent and twisted humor of it all. - Shannon L. Alder
Humor and Health,The staples of wealth. - S Austin
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth - a sense of humor.
No REGRETS. Just LESSONS learned, BLESSINGS recognized and HUMOR found. - Tanya Masse
Imagination is a quality that was given to man compensate him from whats not. The sense of humor was given to console him from what is. - Oscar Wilde
If you can find humor in anything, you can survive it. - Bill Cosby
The twinkling of an eye. That is the most wonderful expression. I've thought from time to time it was the best thing in life, that little incandescence you see in people when the charm of a thing strikes them, or the humor of it. 'The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart.' That's a fact. - Marilynne Robinson
A great sense of humor is a great gift! - Diamante Lavendar
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law? - Dick Clark
I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me. - Robert Heinlein
Sometimes the only sense we can make out of life is a sense of humor.
True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laugther, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. - Thomas Carlyle
Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor.
My intellect tells me "read between the lines.. No need to humor something that is what it is and is not what it was. - Phil Thersby
Y el amor está unido al humor, ¿no es cierto? Pues no se puede amar a alguien si no se está dispuesto a aguantarlo. Y no se puede aguantar constantemente a alguien sin reírse de el, ¿no es verdad?(El hombre ilustrado) - Ray Bradbury
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
Humor, you can't exist without it. You have to be able to laugh at yourself. Otherwise you suffer.
There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor. - George Santayana
The secret to humor is surprise. - Aristotle
Humor is just another defense against the universe. - Mel Brooks
I'm quite certain that if I lost my sense of humor, it would most definitely need to be replaced by a padded cell. - Tanya Masse
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. - Clive James
Humor and seriousness can be an unstable mix. - Richard Brookhiser
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. - Erma Bombeck
God exists. He has one wicked sense of humor, and right now he’s having a grand old time punking the planet. - Forrest Carr
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance. - W. Somerset Maugham
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
Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful. - Rashida Jones
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
Humor shares an edge with hilarity. - Shannon Huffman Polson
One doesn't have a sense of humor. It has you. - Larry Gelbart
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. - Aristotle
Horror is like the humor, the one without the other can't exist. Horror makes life more interesting like the humor! - Deyth Banger
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. - Robertson Davies
True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together. - Hugh Prather
If you can identify humor in problems then you will have less difficulties in solving them... Most importantly, "you should be able to laugh on yourself". - honeya
The source of all humor is not laughter, but sorrow. - Mark Twain
Fate had a cruel sense of humor. It had been all his fault, anyway, whatever Mick or Gillia told him. Careless preoccupation and utter stupidity. Boyhood ignorance and negligence. He was only getting what he deserved, over and over again, for the rest of his life. If only in his dreams. - V.S. Carnes
Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When humor goes, there goes civilization. - Erma Bombeck
If you have to explain your sense of humor, then you are performing for the wrong crowd. - Shannon L. Alder
Give a man a beer, the remote and a La-Z-Boy and he’s a happy camper! All Things Caveman humor cartoon book will help you understand that hairy guy beside you. - Laurie Foxx
Humor is just another defense against theuniverse. - Mel Brooks
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. - Mahatma Gandhi
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them. - Lewis Mumford
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. - James Thurber
Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit. - Tupac Shakur
Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.
Humor is a second wind. - Marty Rubin
When love feels like magic, you call it destiny. When destiny has a sense of humor, you call it serendipity. - Serendipity Trailer
I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
MINSTREL, adj. Formerly a poet, singer or musician; now a nigger with a color less than skin deep and a humor more than flesh and blood can bear. - Ambrose Bierce
I AM MY LIFE'S CHOOSER,EVEN IT PROVES ME A LOSER,I DON'T NEED A BOOSTER,MY SUCCESS WILL BE SOONER,IF U KNOW MY RUMOR,DON'T TAKE AS HUMOR. - merlin8thomas
One does not have humor. It has you. - Larry Gelbart
Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does. - Bill Nye
Total absence of humor renders life impossible. - Colette
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse.
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
Johnson had a sense of humor, and he could kid with me, he would say. Johnson didn’t enjoy talking with most liberals. He didn’t think they had a sense of humor. - Hubert H. Humphrey
Love is my Sword, Goodness my Armor, And Humor my Shield. - Unknown
Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals. - Agnes Repplier
Humor and paradox are often the only ways to respond to life's sorrow with grace. - Matthew Fox
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