Quotation Explorer - 'Humour'

Can we just be grateful for beauty & joy, fascination & tolerance, humour & love, nature & grace, and simply release any anger and pains? - Jay Woodman
I think that people's sexual preferences are a legitimate subject for humour, dirty humour if at all possible. - Christopher Hitchens
True sense of humour and true, deep happiness never depend on the after effects of destructive vices - Angelica Hopes
I know you all, and will awhile uphold the unyoked humour of your idleness . . . - William Shakespeare
What did the soup say to the tea plate? "You're too shallow for me. I like deep dish to dip right into!" I still keep my British humour in good taste. No room for egos or rumours. - Ana Claudia Antunes
"Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language. - Jane Austen
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov
They prised open the door in the morning. The beatific expression on hisface was exactly what one would find in a temple deity or the just dead - anunsmiling smile. The absurdity and humour was there if one could just seeit, the question and answer staring one in the face. - Srividya Srinivasan
When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. - Christopher Morley
A sense of humour is the only divine quality of man - Arthur Schopenhauer
All I know about humour is that I don't know anything about it. - Fred Allen
Humour sustains us during failure; more so after success, when we're prone to fail that much more, daring abyss, pumped up with success. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Life cannot purely rely on thoughts. Action is required with better sence of humour. - Kishore Bansal
What then remains, but well our power to use,And keep good humour still whate’er we lose?And trust me, dear, good humour can prevail,When airs, and flights, and screams, and scolding fail.Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul - Alexander Pope
A good sense of humour combined withself-distance always make the world a better place. And my hundred-year-old, Allan Karlsson, would probably add a bottle of vodka to complete the picture. - Jonas Jonasson
The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour. - Kathryn L. Nelson
If you cannot find an element of Humour in something, your not taking it seriously enough. - Ilyas Kassam
I hope that the kind reader recognises this as a despairing attempt at humour. - Nancy Springer
Life is mean! Don't lose your humour jacket. You'll really need it. - Nike Thaddeus
Monty Python's usual schoolboy humour is here let loose on a period of history appropriately familiar to every schoolboy in the West, and a faith which could be shaken by such good-humoured ribaldry would be a very precarious faith indeed.
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