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  • Puns are a form of humor with words. – Guillermo Cabrera Infante
  • My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift. – J. Tillman
  • I personally have dealt with any adversity in my life with humor. That’s why I told America to ‘Read my hips!’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or was happy to play along with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in the great restaurant scene on ‘Seinfeld.’ – Marlee Matlin
  • What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! – Joseph Pulitzer
  • With reporting, if you work hard, you can usually pull something out. But writing humor doesn’t respond to working hard, necessarily. I mean, you could just sit there and look at the page all day and maybe something will come. – Ian Frazier
  • It’s great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. I look forward to exploring family entertainment once again and examining the specifics of our day-to-day lives against the backdrop of an extraordinary adventure. – Jon Favreau
  • Humor helps ease the tension of race and the differences in society. If there wasn’t comedy I don’t know if Obama could have ever become president. – Marlon Wayans
  • There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them. – Robert Benchley
  • Funnily enough, I did a play called ‘Jumpy’ on the West End before I did ‘Divergent,’ and there was an essence of that character I played, called Cam, in Will. In the sense of his vulnerability, and… he had a sense of humor that comes out of adversity, similar to Will. – Ben Lloyd-Hughes
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  • I’ve hung on for a long time in this business and had some success, and I think it’s keeping an open mind and being curious and having a sense of humor about oneself that’s important. – Adam West
  • You have to have a sense of humor about life to get through it. – Kesha
  • It’s continuously humbling to work hard, you know? As long as you’ve got a good work ethic and a sense of humor, I don’t think anybody can become too much of an egoist under those circumstances. – Rachael Ray
  • I read the script and decide if a particular character looks fun to play. I look for complexity and a sense of humor. Those are crucial, real things to life. – Steve Buscemi
  • I think the humor, when applied in the right amount, only serves to intensify the other emotions in a given song; it highlights them, makes them stand out. – John Grant
  • In the ‘Hurt Locker’ there’s a lot of me in there, a sense of humor, a man of few words and a lot of action. – Jeremy Renner
  • As a species, we would not have survived without humor. – Jane Hamilton
  • People in Russia adapt to misery by a deep, deep humor. – Ian Frazier
  • I’m still trying to figure out how to write about cancer and my family’s experience with it. If I had been able to write ‘The Pura Principle’ back in those days, I’m positive it would have had no humor in it. Which means the story would have been false. – Junot Diaz
  • One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you. – Larry Gelbart
  • A book without potty humor is like a banana split without hot fudge. It can still be good, I suppose, but you kinda get the feeling that something is missing. – Dav Pilkey
  • Since the very beginning, Emeril’s had a sense of humor about me calling him names and poking fun at him. – Anthony Bourdain
  • Any man who has had the job I’ve had and didn’t have a sense of humor wouldn’t still be here. – Harry S Truman
  • Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing. – Max Irons
  • If somebody is not on the same page with me humor wise, I can’t give them that. – Stephan Pastis
  • I’m happy to say that at 62, I think I’ve reached that point where stuff doesn’t bother me as much, and my gratitude level has gone way up, especially having gone through the loss that I’ve had, and losing so many of the great artists that I was close to. They taught me how to see it with a grain of salt and a lot of humor and perspective. – Bonnie Raitt
  • There’s plenty of room for humor in politics, God knows, but it’s a serious business. – Al Franken
  • I have great respect for my parents. I got such beautiful things from both of them. It doesn’t mean that we didn’t have our rough times, but they were remarkable people who were open-minded, creative and hard-working, and had great senses of humor. – Patti Smith
  • One of my favorite things about ‘Star Trek’ wasn’t just the overt banter but the humor in that show about the relationships between the main characters and their reactions to the situations they would face; there was a lot of comedy in that show without ever breaking its reality. – J. J. Abrams
  • Any band that doesn’t have a sense of humor has a little bit of a problem. – Jens Lekman
  • Humor is always important. There are people who help us deal with difficulty or hardship; from the concentration camps to the court jester, there was a need for humor. As long as these kinds of things exist, with repressive regimes, you need it to deal with the weight of daily life. – Maz Jobrani
  • Bathroom humor, fart, and poo poo humor in movies gets a laugh. It’s a pretty easy audience, and that’s been around for ages. – Selma Blair
  • From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured. – Samuel Richardson
  • It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance. – D. H. Lawrence
  • Improv changed my life in the best way. I gained so much confidence and really learned how to use my sense of humor to do something other than make sarcastic comments to the TV, though that remains one of my best skills. I stayed in Chicago for college mainly to continue doing improv, which was an awesome decision for me. – Lauren Lapkus
  • Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  • This is a feminist bookstore. There is no humor section. – John Callahan
  • Everybody in my family had a real sick, twisted sense of humor. Most of the jokes we make in our house, we would just never even dream of making anywhere else. Just sick, horrible stuff. That wasn’t anything new to college. – Seth MacFarlane
  • I think that humor is part of what saves us from despair. – John Perry Barlow
  • I’m a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It’s crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening. – Amanda Peet
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  • I love practical jokes and humor. That there’s frankly no joke that I don’t think is funny. I love practical jokes, but I don’t like being scared. – Mitt Romney
  • There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. – Erma Bombeck
  • 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. – Zach Anner
  • I was that weird kid that checked out all of the non-fiction paranormal studies books from the library. I’ve always been fascinated by the supernatural, particularly movies and TV shows that manage to blend humor with the horror – ‘Supernatural’, ‘Buffy’, ‘Angel.’ – Molly Harper
  • I love the Swedish people for their detective novels, their archipelago, their sense of humor, their carbonated vodka, and most especially, for their wonderful hospitality. – Michael Levitt
  • I tend to deal with most issues with humor… always have and always will. – Gordon Gee
  • There’s a film I did years ago, ‘Love Serenade,’ that I still really love. It’s such an oddball sense of humor. It was a really special film for me when I did it. – Miranda Otto
  • I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he’s a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He’s also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor. – Max von Sydow
  • There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. – Thomas W. Higginson
  • 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
  • I go out and speak to women’s groups all the time, and I say, ‘Guys, you gotta laugh and find the humor in things. You gotta pass it on.’ – Vicki Lawrence
  • You don’t necessarily equate me with humor! – Sean Bean
  • I think God has a sense of humor, and the way my lessons come from God is very funny. I have to laugh at myself even if it’s a tough lesson. – Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Humor, humility, and, of course, honesty, all are qualities that work in public and cultural diplomacy. – Cynthia P. Schneider
  • Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him. – Neil Gorsuch
  • Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor? – Frank Moore Colby
  • Somebody says, ‘Do a Tom Bodett, a folksy kind of thing,’ and it sounds like something out of ‘Hee Haw,’ very insulting. They turn wry humor into disparaging sarcasm, and you get what amounts to insulting advertising. – Tom Bodett
  • Nobody enjoys the ‘little show about nothing’ humor more than me, but that is never the way I look at it. – Jerry Seinfeld
  • People often think that you have a sense of humor because you think that life is funny. Life isn’t funny at all. It’s appalling and tragic. – Howard Jacobson
  • One thing I have that the majority of other designers don’t is humor. That’s distinctly my approach, and it was distinctly Franco Moschino’s, too. – Jeremy Scott
  • I never worry about people not taking my work seriously as a result of the humor. In the end, the comic’s best trick is the illusion that comedy is effortless. That people imagine what he’s doing is easy is an occupational hazard. – Richard Russo
  • I’m a huge fan of Steve Martin. He’s hilarious, but he has this depth to him and this way of dealing with the difficult things in life with a sense of humor that I think has helped me as an actress. – Alexandra Daddario
  • Both of my parents have great senses of humor. – Kristin Gore
  • All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way. – Patrick Warburton
  • Mother humor is such a universal theme. I wrote a show called ’25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.’ I had people coming up to me after the show saying, ‘I’m Baptist, and my mother is just like yours.’ – Judy Gold
  • I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes. – Gordon Gee
  • I can’t begin to tell you how fulfilling the perennial nature of ‘Elf’ on television has been for me. It’s great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. – Jon Favreau
  • The Muslims in the Cape are associated with having a very good sense of humor. – Riaad Moosa
  • My sense of humor lies a little closer to the middle. – Jason Bateman
  • My humor is a lot like Kristen Wiig’s from ‘Saturday Night Live’ or ‘Bridesmaids.’ Quirky, off the beaten path. – Nicole Ari Parker
  • Humor is very very risky, particularly for a candidate, unless he’s been in so long that it just doesn’t matter, and he’s not running for president. But it’s just that people are so sensitive and so touchy, and you’re just going to upset somebody without ever realizing it. – Mark Russell
  • George Carlin is brilliant with words, and Johnny Winters is very creative. It’s taking something common and drawing out the humor, being clever with words. – Bill Cosby
  • I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties and treacheries. – Jandy Nelson
  • Writing is not for me. I completely lose my sense of humor when I write. I become extremely pathetic, very sensational. Images give me possibilities that I don’t have with words. – Marjane Satrapi
  • And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor. – Paul McCartney
  • I have a good sense of humor. I think everything we do should have whimsy in it. – Judith Leiber
  • The whole ability to look at the complexity of race and any sort of associated -ism and still find humor, that’s a very interesting space. – Rashid Johnson
  • The woman who runs the Pennsylvania Innocence Project told me that there’s a man she’s been trying to get out of prison for 26 years. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks, ‘What is he doing?’ She says you don’t sleep. And yet, she has the greatest sense of humor and this light that comes out of her. – Richard LaGravenese
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  • I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor. – Scott Thompson
  • Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. – Agnes Repplier
  • A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me. – Chevy Chase
  • Without humor, I cannot go on and I doubt many of my readers would go on either. Humor is so important. I am here to have fun here with my work. – Gary Shteyngart
  • Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage. – Anne Lamott
  • The real important things are kindness and a sense of humor. I’ve been fortunate to have dated and could have easily married women who have those qualities, and time and circumstances didn’t work out. Timing plays a big part. – Hill Harper
  • 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. – Simon Pegg
  • I think there’s something about the Irish experience – that we had to have a sense of humor or die. – Frank McCourt
  • I love doing comedy. You don’t get many good comedy scripts. They’re rare. But, I do love playing comedy. Even in drama, I like to try to find the humor because I think it’s very human. – Colm Meaney
  • I really love middle-grade. Middle-grade books have a little more of a magical, light-hearted feel. You can be a little bit more quirky, you can have a little more humor. It doesn’t get so dark and deep. – James Dashner
  • I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor. – Rod Stewart
  • Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn. – Irvin S. Cobb
  • My humor tends to be a little more edgy than is appropriate for ‘Twilight,’ although I got some in there. That was fun! There’s just a tonal difference. For me, storytelling is storytelling. But, I do like writing for grown ups. – Melissa Rosenberg
  • I connect to humor really deeply, so I feel really comfortable just being in funny projects. – Guillermo Diaz
  • But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something. – Dabney Coleman
  • People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature. – Roy Blount, Jr.
  • I don’t feel that I’m strictly Danish; I don’t feel that my sense of humor is strictly Danish or my human sensibility is strictly Danish. – Susanne Bier
  • I think it’s hilarious at 40 years old to bring out my roller skates from ‘Starlight Express.’ I find the humor and even the sadness in it hilarious and something to celebrate. – Jane Krakowski
  • I don’t think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don’t want to be a part of a show where it’s mostly about coming up with the jokes. – Sherilyn Fenn
  • The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life. – Ray Romano
  • 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. – Doris Roberts
  • Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client’s quality world. – William Glasser
  • As people, we’re generally optimistic, no matter how disabled our lives are, and we find the humor in the darkest situations. – John Wells
  • 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
  • The wealthy don’t have any sense of humor. It’s not like the English, where the theater is perhaps the one place where they have a sense of humor about themselves. – Alec Baldwin
  • The key to gallows humor is to make the joke, no matter how certain the gallows is. – James Adomian
  • What’s great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day. – Paul Feig
  • President Ford used humor a great deal. – Robert Orben
  • Humor can be an incredible lacerating and effective weapon. And that is the way I use it. – Carl Hiaasen
  • You can get through very serious and sometimes horrible and sometimes embarrassing and very awkward situations with humor. It gives us a way out. – Janet Evanovich
  • If you don’t infuse humor into a subject matter, no matter how dark, the audience can’t accept the message of a film. It closes them down. Humor can open them up. – Theodore Melfi
  • Leonard Cohen has a way with words and with humor that remind me to lighten up, which I appreciate very much. – Damien Rice
  • Edward Norton and I have known each other awhile. I just think he’s the real deal, supremely talented and smart. He’s got a great sense of humor. – Kevin Spacey
  • I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor. – Alton Brown
  • The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life. – Robin Roberts
  • Athletes tend to have less of a sense of humor than most people. They are heroes to so many. That might be part of it. – Jeff Ross
  • It’s always amazed me how little attention philosophers, psychologists, or anyone else actually has paid to humor. – Edward de Bono
  • 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
  • In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming. – Alanis Morissette
  • If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load, I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations. It’s easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well. – Alan Thicke
  • If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. – Jennifer Jones
  • Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn’t. It focuses on facts. – Sarah Silverman
  • What we’re doing is fun – if you have any sense of humor at all! – Calvin Klein
  • Let’s not call physical comedy falling down and pratfalls. All humor is physical, no matter how you dish it out. It’s timing, like a dancer or an athlete would have. – Chevy Chase
  • Total absence of humor renders life impossible. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  • Incongruity, they say, is one of the main ingredients of humor. Maybe it’s because everybody can feel superior to me. I honestly don’t know. – Emmett Kelly
  • I try to cope with everything through humor. – Gail Porter
  • In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’ – Michael Keaton
  • I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor. – Patricia Clarkson
  • My books are shelved in different places, depending on the bookstore. Sometimes they can be found in the Mystery section, sometimes in the Humor department, and occasionally even in the Literature aisle, which is somewhat astounding. – Carl Hiaasen
  • I was born in England – though both of my parents are American – and there’s something about the ‘Muppets’ where they have this combination of English and American humor. – Nicholas Stoller
  • I’m just very amused by five-year-old humor. – Kesha
  • I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff. What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff. I’ve got a dry sense of humor. – Katie Price
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  • If you’re feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance – and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you’ve ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor. – Salma Hayek
  • My parents and my brother instilled in me my sense of humor. That’s kind of the way we communicate with each other, and it’s always been a way for me to get to know people. – Zach Anner
  • Humor writing requires a rhythm and timing, as well as some kind of connection to the reader, and I think that’s how I tap into it. – Kristan Higgins
  • I’ve heard too many times where people say that I’m this ultra-serious guy. In truth, I’ve got an extremely absurd sense of humor. I thrive on the absurd – I love it. – Phil Anselmo
  • I think that some books are more successful than others to certain readers. People who read my books for the humor, they’re going to love one book. People who read my books for the mystery, they might not like that book quite as much. – Janet Evanovich
  • Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude. – Frank Muir
  • Yes, I have a good sense of humor to sort of last a long time in show business, and I think to be able to find comedic value in who you are and the people that you work is always a good thing. – Jane Krakowski
  • I think bands, when they’re on the road, they keep their sanity by developing an internal sense of humor. – Ric Ocasek
  • A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way. – Allen Klein
  • God has a most wicked sense of humor. – Maureen O’Hara
  • Well, darkness with humor… I’m not an extremely suicidal or sad person. – Peter Steele
  • Among my friends, I’m not a little Boy Scout, and they love my humor, thank God. – Don Rickles
  • 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. – Elizabeth Gillies
  • I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He’s got such a wicked sense of humor. – Moby
  • Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they’re uncomfortable laughs. – John Ratzenberger
  • I like doing comedy, I like doing drama. Naturally I like to do, I like doing dramas, I like conflict, and when I do a comedy, you know, I’ve found that, like, romantic comedy is the trickiest one, because often it’s neither: it’s not romantic and it’s not funny. So, like, I like a comedy that’s biting. It’s biting humor or really quirky humor. – Matt Dillon
  • I love a girl with a sense of humor. Someone who can make me laugh and that I can get along with and talk with and who is just sweet overall, inside and out. – Logan Henderson
  • My paintings capture the humor, zaniness, and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable, and funny vigilante superhero. – Adam West
  • I make fun of situations and try and find the humor in things, but it’s never at the expense of the other guy. – Bob Uecker
  • Poop humor is fun. If you do the toilet scenes well and commit to them, they can be really, really powerful. – Sandra Bullock
  • Paul Rudd has a very specific brand of humor. – Michael Pena
  • However, frat-boy humor is funny and it always will be. – Craig Kilborn
  • Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. – Max Eastman
  • Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over. – Danny McBride
  • I choose my actors well and get to know the quirks of their personalities – and, most of all, I share humor with them. Then I keep my eyes open when they rehearse and perform, because you never know where the next stimulation comes from. – George Cukor
  • There are certain things I learned when I first started learning about acting, to try and place the character physically and emotionally. And the way you place them emotionally is often with humor. – David Duchovny
  • The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don’t know how people make it. – Marlo Thomas
  • Certainly my personality, my sense of humor, my outlook on life was informed by the experiences of my parents and the stories they shared with me. – Geddy Lee
  • To me, ‘Scream’ is a masterpiece on every level – the performances, the humor, the tone – it’s just flawless. – Marley Shelton
  • I’m not too modest of a person. I’ve got a pretty blue sense of humor. – Michelle Monaghan
  • Well, I mean, if a joke or humor is bawdy, it’s got to be funny enough to warrant it. You can’t just have it bawdy or dirty just for the sake of being that – it’s got to be funny. – Betty White
  • I’ve always thought my strengths were I’m smart, and I have a good sense of humor. I definitely struggle with feeling confident. – Lauren Graham
  • I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor. – Edward Albee
  • A lot of people can find something to laugh at in my humor, I guess. – Ron White
  • There’s a lot of movies, and I’ve made some of them that could be categorized this way, but there’s definitely been a trend in animated features of all types to be a little bit cynical, if you will, to have a little bit of ‘knowing’ humor to them, kind of a wink to the audience. – Kelly Asbury
  • It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I’m still looking for that. – Michelle Williams
  • When you finish a drama, you go, ‘I can’t wait to do a comedy.’ When you finish a comedy, you go, ‘I want to do a dramedy, dark humor.’ – Michael Pena
  • There’s always a source for humor. – Calvin Trillin
  • I just like playing interesting, complex, complicated characters. I like films that also have an element of humor. – Steve Buscemi
  • I’m a pretty tenacious person; I get that from my mom. So sometimes, I use dark humor. I can’t take myself too seriously. – Art Alexakis
  • I just try to write what I think would really happen, and with grief and tragedy, there are these naturally occurring moments of levity and humor and absurdity. I think that’s what life is really like. Sadness gets interrupted, and happiness gets interrupted. – Kaui Hart Hemmings
  • If you approach Cannes with a sense of humor, nothing is that bad. You have to take it for what it is; otherwise, it’s silly. – Mathieu Amalric
  • I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person. – Audrey Hepburn
  • I liked the humor of it, I’ve always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality. – Amber Tamblyn
  • Sometimes an actor will stumble on the joke, and I’m right on them. Back it up before the audience hears the bad version of the joke, because humor is 90% surprise. If they know what’s coming, they won’t laugh as hard. – James Burrows
  • You probably found ‘How to Survive a Robot Uprising’ in the humor section. Let’s just hope that is where it belongs. – Daniel H. Wilson
  • I don’t really like using ridicule as a form of humor. – Alison Jackson
  • The more women sit down and write something in a woman’s voice for a woman, they more you’ll see women in comedy because gender doesn’t define sense of humor. Imagination and intelligence and perspective do. – Kristen Schaal
  • We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor. – Bobby Clarke
  • I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it’s humor that’s often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery. – Danny Boyle
  • We can’t understand when we’re pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children. – Anne Lamott
  • While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom. – Randy Forbes
  • If it gets laughs, it’s funny. – Rachel Dratch
  • I realized women and humor were linked very closely. – Craig Ferguson
  • Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary. – Shel Silverstein
  • I’ve got a great sense of humor. – Anthony Hopkins
  • I like working on stories where I can explore the darker corners of childhood without illustrations but with humor. – Kate Klise
  • Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste. – Carter Burwell
  • 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. – Benedict Cumberbatch
  • A strong sense of humor, a really awesome personality, and maturity is also really important in a boyfriend. I tend to only be attracted to older guys for that reason. I just love guys who have a really strong sense of who they are. – Elizabeth Gillies
  • If you look at the game and everything, it’s not quite like looking at an animated film, because that’s total character. This, this is really movement, but it’s got funny little things if you look for the humor. They’re actually getting to the character. – Don Bluth
  • I think the humor of double puns is incredible. – Richard Lederer
  • As I get older, my sense of humor is my biggest asset. – David Alan Grier
  • In Australia, even the darkest subject matter has a little pinch of humor. A little sweet to make the sour go down. – Ben Mendelsohn
  • There is something really horrific for any human being who feels he is being consumed by other people. I’m talking about a writer’s critics, who don’t address what you’ve written, but want to probe into your existence and magnify the trivia of your life without any sense of humor, without any sense of context. – Wole Soyinka
  • I don’t have hard numbers about this, but the impression I get is that the amount of eyeballs you get from being on the humor shelf at Barnes & Noble – it is almost insignificant. – Randall Munroe
  • We’re starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we’re allowed to. – Lisa Guerrero
  • My own inclination is to skew towards humor. They say that some people view life as a comedy, others as a tragedy. Me? Comedy all the way. – Lauren Willig
  • My wife has a good sense of humor, and instead of calling me psychic with my novels, she simply refers to me as being ‘psycho.’ That’s because multiple things in my books have come true. – Brad Thor
  • Cynicism is humor in ill health. – H. G. Wells
  • My dad is just like everybody else’s dad. I see him as kind of a goofy guy with a great sense of humor. I try to get in a battle of wits with him, but he always gets me. I emulate him because I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as he does. – Peter Uihlein
  • My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics. – Lee Atwater
  • Everybody’s got a different sense of humor. It’s just different styles. – Colin Quinn
  • 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. – Bernie Mac
  • You can’t do anything to be funny. That’s cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don’t make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level. – John Krasinski
  • 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. – Hank Ketcham
  • I don’t think humor is forced upon my universe; it’s a part of it. – Manuel Puig
  • Sometimes I make myself laugh, but that’s because I appreciate my sense of humor. – Regina Hall
  • I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart. – Carmen Electra
  • I’m a sarcastic person, and people don’t get my humor sometimes. – Sarah Hyland
  • I did the ‘Bionic Woman,’ which of course had a lot of humor in it, and that was really a function of a lot of the ad-libbing and the things that I did in it. – Lindsay Wagner
  • There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent. – Emile Durkheim
  • I’m a Larry David fan, right? And it seems to me that Jewish history from the Talmud on has been a self-deprecating, self-critical kind of humor. – Peter Eisenman
  • Humor is very interesting to me. My films are not comedies, but there’s comedy in them from time to time, absurdities, just like in real life. – David Lynch
  • I think there’s always room for humor, especially when you’re talking about really serious issues. – Jay Asher
  • I wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, and I wasn’t the biggest, so I got real good at running my mouth and making people laugh and using humor as a way to not get into fights. – Rob Riggle
  • I thought I was going to be known for my humor. But then I had an idea for a story, which was absolutely not humorous. But, of course, that’s the one that sells and becomes big. – Jay Asher
  • 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
  • Evangelicals always assume that humor and faith are contradictory. It’s OK to smile, to be nice, but not frivolous. – Mike Yaconelli
  • I like good humor. – John McLaughlin
  • That’s what kept us going – a sense of absurdity, rather than humor. – Frank McCourt
  • Humor is so important to the American scene throughout history. – Bob Newhart
  • I’ve had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor. – Linda Gray
  • Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. – Sid Caesar
  • Rather than writing about my experiences with other people, ‘Ugly Cherries’ is the first song I’ve ever written about myself. It’s a confrontation: an attempt to unpack my own queerness with humor and self care. – Ben Hopkins
  • My parents and my sister died… very close together, and after that, I lost quite a bit of my sense of humor. Most of it I think has kind of come back, but I know there was a time when I didn’t think things were funny anymore. I kind of think they’re funny again. – Thomas McGuane
  • I make jokes because humor is the greatest healing factor that there is. – Dick Dale
  • You are not just a funny person or just a journalist. Most people are hybrids of having a smart opinion and a great sense of humor. – Katie Nolan
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  • There’s a hysterical, tired sense of humor that comes after working 14 hours a day, six days a week. I like those things because they take the pressure off the constant stress. – Tom Berenger
  • The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren’t quite sure if they liked me and they didn’t know whether or not that I was sensitive. – Geraldine Ferraro
  • Dali had a good sense of humor – obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny. – Joe Grant
  • It’s amazing how many companies aren’t really in tune to the needs of different travelers. There’s just so many embarrassing situations that you go through when you travel. You have to have a sense of humor about it and take it in stride. My whole approach is to embrace spontaneity. – Zach Anner
  • Every black film feels like it’s Tyler Perry, and that just needs to stop. But people seem to slowly be looking for what else is out there – ‘Is there something else besides this type of humor?’ ‘I’m tired of seeing men in dresses.’ – Issa Rae
  • 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. – Tommy Hilfiger
  • I love Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart because they’re bringing irony back into American humor, which is a delicious treat. The entire Colbert persona of being extreme right-wing when he’s not at all is highly amusing. He does it so well, but sometimes a little too well. My wife is convinced he’s completely that way. – John Lydon
  • You’ve got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity. – Lance Bass
  • The ultimate storyteller is Shakespeare, who was able to get the ‘groundlings’ to laugh at his bawdy humor and storylines but could still be studied by scholars to this day for the complexity of his language, meter, and symbolism. That’s the real guy. – Jon Favreau
  • Think about scary movies: There’s a fine line between horror and humor. – Roy Blount, Jr.
  • A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. – William Arthur Ward
  • People who know me know I have a sense of humor that can really push the envelope. – Carmen Electra
  • Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges. – Thomas W. Higginson
  • I’ve never used my weight to get a laugh. That is, used my size as the subject for humor. You never saw me stuck in a door-way or stuck in a chair. – Fatty Arbuckle
  • Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing. – Allen Klein
  • I’m not an expert on the Malaysian sense of humor. – Ben Stiller
  • Over the years, I’ve learned that a sense of humor is the only skill that allows you to turn sucking at life into a career. – Zach Anner
  • Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there’s humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd. – David Lynch
  • I feel like I’ve always had a sordid sense of humor, and it’s only gotten more twisted as I’ve gotten older. – Tituss Burgess
  • I guess, for me, I’ve always thought that there was humor everywhere. And as a kid, I just, you know, I grew up an only child, and I – sort of nothing made me happier than to make my parents laugh. I remember I had costumes and things laying around the house that I was, you know, anything that I could do to make my parents laugh. – Justin Timberlake
  • 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
  • I compare Stephen Sondheim with humor, because humor is unanalyzable. You can’t analyze humor. You just have to get through it. – Elaine Stritch
  • Humor works, and it’s the best way to get attention without spending a lot of money. – Jerry Della Femina
  • 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
  • A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage. – Chris Rock
  • I think what is important for things to be funny is if you the listener, or the reader, get a chance to supply the humor of it yourself. – Ian Frazier
  • 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. – Kyle Chandler
  • I think I’m too cynical for L.A. My sense of humor doesn’t go down well here, which probably affects my love life. I need to have a laugh track following me around so people know I’m trying to be funny. – Teddy Thompson
  • My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony. – Maurice Sendak
  • Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren’t about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that. – Ice Cube
  • If you don’t have humor, you’re not going to make it. You’re going to be one of those people who walks around with your head about to explode. – James McBride
  • If you are a small company taking on a big company, you need to have a sense of humor. – Richard Branson
  • Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. – Virginia Woolf
  • Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don’t have a sense of humor it just isn’t funny anymore. – Wavy Gravy
  • I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side. – Hunter S. Thompson
  • One of the things that would be great is to some day have so many women comedy writers that we wouldn’t say there’s just one type of female humor. There’s lots. – Mallory Ortberg
  • Mixing humor and politics is something that works. – Bryan Cranston
  • The biggest void that people can have in their lives is a sense of humor. Spending your life with someone who doesn’t have that wouldn’t be palatable. – Howie Mandel
  • A lot of stars don’t have a sense of humor. – Kathy Griffin
  • People ask if I feel pigeon-holed by always doing the same kind of humorous role. But my tool has always been humor because it’s the most entertaining way to put any ideology across, and it’s fun, and it’s positive, and it’s a healer. Laughter is God’s gift. I feel privileged to be able to do it. – Goldie Hawn
  • Stephen King has inspired me with his humor and honesty, and his admonition that the author’s job is to tell the truth. – Barry Eisler
  • We get to live in a time that we get to use social media as a tool. It’s not just a face on a piece of paper, and that’s what makes you someone’s favorite model. We can have a very similar sense of humor as someone, and that’s why we’re their favorite model, or our personal style, off the runway, is why we’re their favorite. – Gigi Hadid
  • A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally. – John Ratzenberger
  • What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor. – Bernard Williams
  • Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain
  • 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
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  • Me and Matt love to argue, but in general our sense of humor is pretty much alike. – Trey Parker
  • My sense of humor often gets me in trouble. – Duncan Jones
  • I do talk about celebrity relationships like Kim Kardashian’s. I like to find the humor in love. – Loni Love
  • 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. – Adam Smith
  • 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. – Bert Williams
  • It’s always the girl comedy and the guy comedy. It bums me out. You’d think there’d be a progression, from James L. Brooks and Nora Ephron into more subtle humor and behavior and psychology. All these interesting things people can learn about themselves by watching talented writers comment intelligently on someone else’s emotional life. – Parker Posey
  • I think Damien Hirst is hilarious. And I think he’s a true artist. He’s not hilarious first; I think he is a real artist, and I also think he’s got an amazing sense of humor. – Jemima Kirke
  • There is humor in the darkest of moments – People who I have loved and passed away, and very high stake situations where you can’t help but laugh. I think that’s very human. – Rose McIver
  • Humor is the most precious gift I can give to my reader, a reminder that the world is not such a terribly serious place. There is more than video games and drugs and nuclear threats; there is laughter, and there is hope. – James Howe
  • A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. – Mignon McLaughlin
  • Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • ‘Take Shelter’ is a tough movie because there’s no humor in it, so there’s really no way to judge how you’re doing – whether people are still with you or not. – Jeff Nichols
  • 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. – Robert Collier
  • As far as humor goes, I’ve always been a very insecure person and I’ve always wanted to be liked. – Peter Steele
  • Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder. – Russell Baker
  • I have been definitely influenced more by Latin American writers than by any other type of writer. They are very close in terms of voice – their humor, their fatalism, their… well, that over-used term ‘magical realism.’ It’s a wonderful term that’s just been used so much, we don’t know what it means anymore. – Jessica Hagedorn
  • A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself. – Doug Larson
  • I failed to fulfill what should have been an interesting role. I couldn’t take their formula and bring what I had, my humor, my ideas, and make it my own. – Dianne Wiest
  • I have a need to always make people laugh. I have a desperate need. I love a great sense of humor. The people I sort of surround myself with have that. – Peter Dinklage
  • When humor goes, there goes civilization. – Erma Bombeck
  • The secret to humor is surprise. – Aristotle
  • To me, sadness and humor aren’t disrelated and humor is the best tool I’ve had against the sadness in my life. – Mike Mills
  • Humor helps people open up. – Roger von Oech
  • Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use Instagram just as my diary. I pull some jokes on there, but I think people have a better sense of humor on Twitter. – Gigi Hadid
  • And humor has always been a weapon. You want to get even on somebody? You want to attack somebody? Make fun of them. – Alan King
  • Set your compass to beauty, humor, and grief; stay the course no matter what, and I’ll support you with everything I’ve got. – Chris Jordan
  • Honestly, I like someone who is really grounded, super sweet, honest. I need them to have a sense of humor. I need them to laugh at what’s funny, I need them to get jokes and be funny and be witty and sarcastic. – Casper Smart
  • With actors like Steve McQueen, Paul Newman and Harrison Ford, what made them such icons is that even in dramatic movies, their characters had a sense of humor. – Patrick Wilson
  • I think you have to have a sense of humor about every movie that you’re doing. Your character needs to be relatable in a way that, even when you’re doing the most bizarre things, sometimes a bit of tongue in cheek is necessary to keep up the believability of it. – Katharine Isabelle
  • There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different – I love L.A.! – Naomi Watts
  • Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth. – Mark Van Doren
  • I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other’s sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship. – Patricia Arquette
  • I’m a humor writer, so I don’t always present myself in the best light. – Jen Lancaster
  • I have a sense of humor, and sometimes it gets me into trouble. – Duncan Jones
  • I have a really dry sense of humor. I don’t think it’s funny when people wink at the camera. That’s more of an actor thing, just committing to whatever the thing is. – Topher Grace
  • There is a lack of humor in fashion. To me, it’s always been the fun, cool industry to work in, and I always wanted people to be on my side and see how much fun we really have behind the scenes. – Chris Benz
  • One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter. – Francoise Sagan
  • Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn’t: Go stick your head in the mud. – Jesse Ventura
  • I have this idyllic love life, but my mind just won’t accept that. I would like to bring a new guy home every night. I try to make humor out of that situation. – Jen Kirkman
  • My mom taught me the power of love. I learned to focus on the long-term big picture from my father. His sense of humor and light-hearted approach always make me smile. My husband is a pivotal anchor in my life. His influence encourages me to be independent and take risks. – Padmasree Warrior
  • It’s an amusing idea to some, this feminism thing – this audacious notion that women should be able to move through the world as freely, and enjoy the same inalienable rights and bodily autonomy, as men. At least, that’s the impression given when feminism and feminists are all too often the targets of lazy humor. – Roxane Gay
  • I have a very silly sense of humor. I’ve never laughed harder in my entire life than seeing someone with toilet paper stuck on the bottom of their shoe. – Paula Poundstone
  • And I would be the first to admit that probably, in a lot of press conferences over the time that I have been in coaching, indulging my own sense of humor at press conferences has not been greatly to my benefit. – Bobby Knight
  • I don’t think arrested-adolescent humor will fade. Maybe the form will change, but I guarantee its replacement will still be based in immature behavior from mature figures. – Adam McKay
  • Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger. – Allen Klein
  • You write the way you think about the world. My motto in times of trouble – and I’m speaking of life, not writing – is ‘no humor too black.’ – Elizabeth McCracken
  • I think hip-hop does a very good job of infusing comedy and humor and wit into music, a lot more than other genres. – Carrie Brownstein
  • When people are in the midst of really heavy stuff and still have a sense of humor, I admire that. – Ted Danson
  • The humor section is the last place an author wants to be. They put your stuff next to collections of Cathy cartoons. – David Sedaris
  • Quite often, intent on conveying how things can go wrong for a culture (science fiction) or an individual (horror) or all of magical creation (fantasy), works of fantastika often preclude comedy, because humor gets in the way of messages of doom or struggle. – Paul Di Filippo
  • A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor. – Maynard James Keenan
  • From an early age onward, it was said that ‘Ingmar has no sense of humor.’ – Ingmar Bergman
  • I’ve got a sense of humor. I’m a funny guy. – Daryl Hall
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  • I think humor can be an effective way of getting the point across, but there are definitely times where I just write very earnestly. – Alex Pareene
  • I can’t fall apart every time I mention that my mother’s gone. I actually laugh about stories or things or situations. Of course there’s a wound that will never be patched up, but I approach it with humor. Of course, I don’t overlook it and go straight for the humor, but I think we have to have humor to move forward. – Colman Domingo
  • I seem to have a one-track mind. When I was having babies, I did nothing else. When I do pictures, I go all out. I really think it is easier to manage my seven. You can’t afford to humor each one of them. They have to learn to do things when they are told. – Maureen O’Sullivan
  • 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
  • I think the main thing about comedy and humor is that it’s impossible and always was impossible to define. – Mike Nichols
  • Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor. – Stephen Hawking
  • Do feminists have a sense of humor? Yes. – Gloria Allred
  • Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. – W. C. Fields
  • In high drama or high tragedy or anything, it’s not really human unless there’s some humor at the same time. And vice versa. So I guess I tend to gravitate towards projects which tread a dodgy tightrope between two things, which aren’t really one or another. – Rebecca Hall
  • I love the vulgar. I kind of have the humor of a 17-year-old boy. – Judy Gold
  • Most of the people in my family were pretty funny. Everyone had a good sense of humor. I came to California right after college, wanting to be a musician. – Andy Kindler
  • Although humor is present in every one of my films, it has always been used as a way to make the darker, heavier stuff in my stories more palatable. I never set out to make ‘Humpday’ a comedy. – Lynn Shelton
  • You know those things that you throw the twigs into and it spits them out? That’s what I do. The branches are like life, and I throw them into my head and some of it comes out as humor. – Steven Wright
  • 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. – Rachael Ray
  • Part of my humor is the fact that I love coming out of left field. I don’t want people to expect what is going to happen next. – Howie Mandel
  • My dad’s sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal – his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between. – Tony Visconti
  • It’s self-effacing, it’s hard-luck, the shtetl stories. All those Coasters things are an amalgam of Yiddish and black humor. – Jerry Leiber
  • I lean toward anything with a dark sense of humor. And since I’ve been out of school, the majority of my books have been contemporary; basically, I like my characters to have electricity – even better, a TV. – Andrea Seigel
  • There’s humor in everything. There’s gotta be humor in everything. – Amy Sedaris
  • You learn timing on the road. You learn structure and how to read an audience. You learn so much about the business of laughter that you can’t learn on a set, because it’s all on you. Sometimes you bomb, and you know not to tell that joke again… You just hope people find the humor in the awkwardness. – Marlon Wayans
  • I always felt different as a kid, and the Kinks were like, ‘Yeah, we’re the Kinks.’ Celebrate your difference; don’t be afraid of your sense of humor, or your personality, or who you are. It emboldened me. – Michael Weatherly
  • I find humor to be the most attractive characteristic, but I certainly won’t cancel anything out, considering when you love someone you love someone, and sometimes you just can’t explain it. – Zoey Deutch
  • With Portlandia, I don’t think our intention is always to find something funny. Sometimes the humor comes from taking something really seriously. We’re okay with making somebody feel uncomfortable or uneasy. – Carrie Brownstein
  • I like people with a good sense of humor, like Jennifer Aniston. She is amazing and is a great actress. – Helio Castroneves
  • For me, humor is everything! – Judy Gold
  • I was a timid little guy when I was a kid. I used humor as a defense; I became the class clown. But deep inside, I felt real vulnerable. – Mike Huckabee
  • I’ve always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don’t say anything for shock value. – Amy Schumer
  • I think the sexiest thing about a woman is confidence, but confidence in a humble way, not in an arrogant way. Sense of humor is definitely important. And sunglasses always hide a multitude of sins. Sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn most outfits around. – Victoria Beckham
  • Thomas, my 15-year-old, is effectively my editor, I’ve always trusted his voice, more than anybody, on the strip for years. He has one of those ears that’s just tuned to the rhythm of humor, so if he says something’s not funny, my stomach just hurts because I know he’s right, and it’s already been drawn. – Stephan Pastis
  • Humor can bring people under the tent. And a good joke can deflect some of the intensity surrounding a serious subject. – Ted Danson
  • 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
  • I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down. – Zac Efron
  • My dad was a very funny man – he’s the one who taught me life would be awfully hard without humor! I’m sure his Irish wit in some way influenced my decision to become an actress. – Joan Cusack
  • Sad music, I always thought, is more beautiful than other music. But at the same time, I am in my personal life a very happy guy. I have a sense of humor. I am not the kind of depressed guy all the time brooding. No. I am very enthusiastic about things. – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  • Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976. – Cathy Guisewite
  • Sure, I am funny and have a good sense of humor. Mostly, though, I just tell the truth. The internal dialogue people have in their heads – I just write it. – Kara Swisher
  • I defuse everything I can with it. Humor is such a great shield. – Brad Paisley
  • I don’t have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place. – Vera Farmiga
  • My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor. – Manuel Puig
  • All my humor is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I’d be standing in the bread line – right in back of J. Edgar Hoover. – Lenny Bruce
  • I am often the brunt of my own humor. – Charles R. Swindoll
  • I have a dark sense of humor. – Olivia Munn
  • 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
  • I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want – a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers. – Rick Riordan
  • I think that what comes through in Chicago humor is the affection. Even though you’re poking fun at someone or something, there’s still an affection for it. – Bob Newhart
  • I learned early in my career to not let myself get in the way of humor but, instead, find what is great in a talented person. – Tamra Davis
  • I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor. – Michael J. Fox
  • I like men who have goals, something that they are passionate about and work hard to achieve. A good sense of humor is important too. And I like tall guys! – Ana Ivanovic
  • I’m not just a big-haired redhead country singer who dresses flamboyantly, has this wicked sense of humor and wears rhinestones. – Naomi Judd
  • I appreciate humor so much, but I’m actually not a funny girl. – Emmanuelle Chriqui
  • For me, whenever I would see a lot of ‘black films,’ I didn’t feel represented in it. I didn’t feel connected to the characters or the situations or the humor. – Zoe Kravitz
  • Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will? – David Augsburger
  • My platform has been to reach reluctant readers. And one of the best ways I found to motivate them is to connect them with reading that interests them, to expand the definition of reading to include humor, science fiction/fantasy, nonfiction, graphic novels, wordless books, audio books and comic books. – Jon Scieszka
  • Good acting is thinking in front of the camera. I just do that and apply a sense of humor to it. You have to trust the audience to get it. – Charles Grodin
  • It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. – Max Eastman
  • When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh? – Max Frisch
  • Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along. – Allen Klein
  • Along with a sense of humor, my songs have to be sincere, and they have to be sung from a position of inner conviction. – Arlo Guthrie
  • In Buddhism, they say attachment to anything only leads to suffering. So when we laugh, it’s our way of saying, ‘I’m unattached to that.’ You’re tickled by it, it makes your lobes do something on their own. So humor is very important to me. I always take that to the stage first. – Jason Mraz
  • There’s not a lot of other stuff I admire about his content, but there’s something about Howard Stern and his perseverance in a very difficult industry. He does tickle me in certain ways with humor. – Ashleigh Banfield
  • I never write anything without humor, just because I like humor, but at the same time, it is a way for anything fantastical to become relatable. – Joss Whedon
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  • Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots. – Steve Allen
  • I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage. – Kyle Chandler
  • Anyone who’s married to Mariah Carey – I’m pretty sure – doesn’t have a great sense of humor. I mean, let’s be honest: she’s ridiculous. What is her game plan? – Chelsea Handler
  • I come from a much freer kind of performance thing, where I rely on my own improv and my own sense of humor. – Chevy Chase
  • Well, it’s a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader… But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better. – Garry Trudeau
  • Humor is rare in science fiction… there’s so little of it that it automatically reminds you of other heroes with that acerbic humor when you find it. – John Scalzi
  • The key to humor is often self-loathing or sarcasm. In a sense, that’s how self-loathing is made palatable. – James Gray
  • A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road. – Henry Ward Beecher
  • Bands from Akron have a sense of humor and don’t tend to take themselves too seriously. – Dan Auerbach
  • Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin. – Ned Rorem
  • Down the road, I’ll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor. – Alanis Morissette
  • As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis. – Priscilla Presley
  • If golf wasn’t enjoyable and there wasn’t a lot of humor and enjoyment, even though the game is so frustrating, you would wonder why you put yourself through it. – Ray Romano
  • Half the battle is that people have to like you before you say one joke, one bit of humor. – Don Rickles
  • When a chick has a sense of humor, there’s nothing more attractive. – Dylan O’Brien
  • Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. – Eminem
  • When I did ‘Sex and the City,’ it was like, ‘Let’s do a comedy where the humor is not coming from innuendo but from the a truthful place. This is a show where we’re going to be able to say and do what we want.’ – Darren Star
  • Because I was a television writer for many years, I write very conversationally. I put things straight, and with a lot of humor. – Tracy McMillan
  • The waltz is a very important part of my life. It’s a very important way for me to express my positiveness, bringing humor to the world. – Andre Rieu
  • The darker the film, the more vital everyone’s sense of humor is on set. – Eric Bana
  • I want to show the world my humor. – Tracy Morgan
  • I can’t not put humor in a book. – Albert Brooks
  • I need a woman to have a quirky sense of humor. There’s a bunch of jokes I use, and if she doesn’t get them, she’s probably not for me. – Matthew Perry
  • Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. – Malcolm Muggeridge
  • People of humor are always in some degree people of genius. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Humor is a wonderful way to deal with our suffering because if we can laugh at our troubles, we can feel better. Thich Nhat Hanh is a special man who has helped millions with their suffering with incredible technique. But he doesn’t know real suffering, because he has not dated as much as I have. – Garry Shandling
  • Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem. – Allen Klein
  • You’re not going to see my sense of humor on the football field. That’s not a place for me to joke around. – Tom Brady
  • I have a really dark, rich, thick sense of humor. – Inga Muscio
  • 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. – Jeremy Northam
  • I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast. – Colin Firth
  • I have such a respect for comedy. It’s a lot harder than doing drama, in my opinion; you have to have sort of an innate sense of humor. There are rules to comedy you can learn. But ultimately, it really does require a certain point of view on the world, and that really does appeal to me. – Elizabeth Banks
  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is tongue-in-cheek and has a sense of humor about itself. But it’s nothing like ‘Deadpool.’ ‘Deadpool’ is this super-bizarre thing. The best thing about it is that it’s R-rated. – T. J. Miller
  • I wasn’t shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid. – Tyler, The Creator
  • I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. – Bob Hope
  • Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. – Ambrose Bierce
  • I’m an off-the-charts introvert. To me, being around groups of strangers is exhausting. I’ve had to sort of train myself to think about two tactics: finding common ground and invoking humor. – Sam Yagan
  • You have to laugh at yourself. I do a lot of humor about all ethnicities that are at the show – Latinos, Asians, Indians… What I say is, ‘We’re laughing together. I’m laughing with you, not at you.’ Never say, ‘Oh, I’m better than you.’ – Maz Jobrani
  • I’ve been encouraging documentary filmmakers to use more and more humor, and they’re loath to do that because they think if it’s a documentary it has to be deadly serious – it has to be like medicine that you’re supposed to take. And I think it’s what keeps the mass audience from going to documentaries. – Michael Moore
  • I’ve always had a sick sense of humor, and I’ve always wanted that to permeate the music because I don’t take myself seriously. I take the music seriously, but I know I’m not God’s gift to anyone except my mom. – Josh Homme
  • As fandom grew more variegated, genzines reflected a broadening of interests, carrying personal columns of humor and reflection, science articles, amateur fiction, stylish gossip, and inevitably, thoughtful pieces on the future of fandom. – Gregory Benford
  • Humor is an antidote to all ills. – Patch Adams
  • In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge. – George Herbert
  • The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • I’m drawn to the unconventional because I’ve been drawn unconventionally. I believe that I’m supposed to topple over these false images of what’s idealistically beautiful. Because, of course, these intangible qualities are very attractive to women. Sincerity. Sense of humor. Success. – CeeLo Green
  • I like bawdy humor. I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor. – Betty White
  • I was intentionally curbing the impulse to be funny and hiding the ability. I wrote any number of very serious attempts at poems, short stories, novels – horrible. At a certain point, I recognized that it was fun to write dialogue that had a degree of lightness and humor. – Patrick deWitt
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  • 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
  • I love British humor. It’s just so – surreal. – Beck
  • I have a very dark sense of humor. I swear. I have a very playful relationship with Jesus. – Anne Lamott
  • The way humor’s usually used in horror, it’s as a pressure-release valve; without it, the drama would escalate out of all control almost immediately. – Stephen Graham Jones
  • It’s just my natural way – to be funny. I don’t know why that is. But as I’ve said, humor is a quick cover for shock, horror, confusion. The critics hate funny writers for the most part. They think funny is not serious, but I think that funny can be even more serious than nonfunny. And it can be more affecting, too. – T. C. Boyle
  • Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. – George Eliot
  • I don’t have a disregard for my reader in humor pieces. – Ian Frazier
  • I get called ‘Mayor West’ a lot in airports. I’ve been very fortunate to have a fan base that keeps growing, and the work gets such a warm response and humor from people. – Adam West
  • I chose to stylize ‘Among Friends’ and add a dark comedic element because I didn’t want to get pigeonholed as a genre director. I have a pretty dark sense of humor and knew that in order to get distribution, I had to do something in the genre for my first time out. – Danielle Harris
  • But if you don’t watch me, I will try and sneak in some humor. I see humor everywhere in life around me. – Marion Ross
  • I’m a huge Muppets fan. Gigantic. I think they’re genius. I think they’re some of the best work out there and completely underrated, just because of how genius they are. I love that kind of humor. It’s so innocent but brilliant. – Andie MacDowell
  • Be fun! I don’t like homes or rooms that don’t have a sense of humor or have some sense of whimsy or a personality. Your home should reflect who you are, and what you love. I would never have something in my home because it’s the thing to have. I have to love it and it needs some connection to me. – Bryan Batt
  • A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself. – Clifton Fadiman
  • I think being a parent is knowing how to love. Sometimes love is discipline, sometimes it’s humor, sometimes it’s listening. – Melissa Etheridge
  • I do not have a sense of humor of any recognizable sort. – Tommy Lee Jones
  • Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial. – Allen Klein
  • Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. – Steven Wright
  • I’m really happy I went to a Catholic school because a lot of the repressive tactics they use make for great senses of humor. – Denis Leary
  • If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor. – Kate Beckinsale
  • ‘War on Everyone,’ I think… the script was hilarious to me, but it’s very dark, dark humor. It’s super dark. – Michael Pena
  • Life is never all one thing. It bounces around. Certainly, my own life has. Look at Woody Allen’s funny movies – all the humor comes out of sad stuff. Sometimes you have to laugh, no matter what life deals you. – Tim O’Brien
  • You have to fight for your marriage, do whatever it takes. The commitment has to be there. And if you don’t have a sense of humor, I don’t know how anybody makes it. – Kay Robertson
  • Humor was not important only for me, humor was important for this nation for centuries, to survive, you know. – Milos Forman
  • One thing I would say is real cops have real gallows senses of humor and make incredibly funny and inappropriate jokes in the presence of dead people all the time. – Daniel J. Goor
  • I wish there were more humor in my work than I see in it. – Jasper Johns
  • Sometimes I used to think to myself, ‘Have I lost a sense of humor?’ but I don’t think that I have. I think one can be as snarky and sarcastic as lots of people, but I have never found that it makes me particularly happy. – Kenneth Branagh
  • Humor is my default mode. – John Updike
  • It’s weird doing red carpets; it’s uncomfortable. But you can have a sense of humor about it. – Kirsten Dunst
  • There are two MFA programs here at the University of Texas, and I read on the jury of both of them. And it’s amazing to me how many really talented young writers seem to fear humor. – Elizabeth McCracken
  • In a girl I look for honesty above all, someone who I can carry on a conversation with, someone who has a good sense of humor, someone who’s true to herself, and to top it, someone who can get ready for a date in less than ten minutes. – Erik von Detten
  • The guys in my band are great-we watch movies, we eat pizza, take walks, read books. Everybody has a really great sense of humor. And my boyfriend comes and visits me on the road. – Lisa Loeb
  • Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. – Romain Gary
  • You either have chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. – Nina Dobrev
  • Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American, and like Twain, we’ll likely not see another like him. – Dick Van Dyke
  • My childhood was great because my family has an amazing sense of humor, and it was just all making videos and jokes and doing skits and things. – Zach Anner
  • A lot about Congress is about forming good working relationships with people, and humor can really help you do that. – Linda Sanchez
  • I’ve always been a fan of a Johnny Carson because he was so great with an audience and not afraid of self-deprecating humor. – Vince Vaughn
  • Negative humor is forgotten immediately. It’s the stuff that makes us feel better about our lives that lives long. Much more satisfying. Enter children’s books. – Berkeley Breathed
  • For me, I really love ‘Tim and Eric’ and ‘Dr. Steve Brule’ and a lot of the Adult Swim shows, so I like strange, weird, sometimes slightly upsetting humor. – Gillian Jacobs
  • I would love to do a film with a lot of humor in it: a comedy with pain instead of a painful film with some comedy. – Randa Haines
  • The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. – e. e. cummings
  • Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn’t fiction at all. – Theodore Sturgeon
  • Brits have a better sense of humor in most ways. It’s darker, more cutting. – Stephan Pastis
  • True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. – Thomas Carlyle
  • My type of humor is me not caring whether people know what I’m talking about or not. – John Hodgman
  • There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God. – Bill Cosby
  • You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. – W. Somerset Maugham
  • If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain. – William Howard Taft
  • I’m sure I’ve all but lost friends by maintaining that, despite their love for it, I always saw Stanley Kramer’s ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ as more of an exercise in anti-comedy than humor. – Dick Cavett
  • I don’t happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don’t know what’s funny about a character… This happens to be a feature of my life generally. – Wallace Shawn
  • I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is. – Antonio Banderas
  • If a dog doesn’t put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn’t happen you are only keeping an animal. – Enid Bagnold
  • Humor can be one of our best survival tools. – Allen Klein
  • And for my family, comedically, that was the key to a lot of the humor. – Damon Wayans
  • I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them. – Vera Farmiga
  • I don’t really have a type. I don’t want to be a cliche. But personality is a big thing for me. You can find cute guys all over. But he’s got to have some sort of sense of humor, which is so hard to find in a guy. He’s got to be a bit smart. – Zara Larsson
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  • I like being a Baha’i who has an out-there sense of humor. God gives us talents and faculties, and making people laugh is one of mine. – Rainn Wilson
  • Humor is probably the most significant characteristics of the human mind. Far more significant than reason. In fact, reason is actually a very cheap commodity. – Edward de Bono
  • There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble. – Sinclair Lewis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Humor’s a weapon if you want to make it one. – Bob Newhart
  • Humor comes from self-confidence. – Rita Mae Brown
  • I grew up as a very sarcastic person. I was always the class clown, and to date girls, I had to be really funny. I was really skinny growing up. I was so thin, I had to run around in the shower to get wet. That kind of thin. So I always had to rely on humor and sarcasm. – Kurt Fuller
  • You know, Freud accepted his lot very stoically and very well and with a sense of humor. He aged and died gracefully, and there’s a lot to be said for that. – Viggo Mortensen
  • In business, there are times when you disagree, and sometimes it turns out that you’re just plain wrong. Humor takes away tension and helps you realize you’re wrong. – Craig Newmark
  • If we went by the world’s definition of who I’m supposed to be because I look weird… ‘Well, surely, this guy can’t have a productive life, surely, he doesn’t have a sense of humor. Surely, he can’t love life.’ We stereotype people in this world. And so… if the world thinks you’re not good enough, it’s a lie, you know. Get a second opinion. – Nick Vujicic
  • Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they’re short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there. – Sergio Aragones
  • Spielberg read the ‘Understudy’ and decided that was the voice he wanted to write ‘Smash.’ He wanted a story that had humanity and humor and high-stakes dreams. – Theresa Rebeck
  • Denzel Washington has a great sense of humor. He did all those ‘Nutty Professor’ movies. – Seth MacFarlane
  • Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product. – Allen Klein
  • I’ve met a lot of people who’ve lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor. – Louis C. K.
  • In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. – J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. – Moliere
  • Having a sense of humor has served me more than it has hurt me – just in the sense that it has allowed me to keep my sanity. – Dee Dee Myers
  • Sometimes I find I’m wearing a divided, split brain in terms of drama and humor. – Ridley Scott
  • Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself – with a smile. – J. B. Priestley
  • I am a political human being. I have – that’s one of my interests. I studied political science in college. I was actually going to get my Ph.D. in poli-sci. And a lot of my material from early on in my career dealt with politics, so I’ve always considered myself as somebody who enjoys political humor. So I’m not going to stop. – Maz Jobrani
  • My own life is wonderful, but if I had to live the life of someone else, I’d gladly choose that of Julia Child or Dr. Seuss: two outrageously original people, each of whom fashioned an idiosyncratic wisdom, passion for life, and sense of humor into an art form that anyone and everyone could savor. – Julia Glass
  • I don’t know if I realized that I was funny, but I realized how healing and important humor was in my childhood. – Bonnie Hunt
  • I’ve learned to have a sense of humor about myself. Lord knows everyone else does! – Debbie Gibson
  • Short fiction is like low relief. And if your story has no humor in it, then you’re trying to look at something in the pitch dark. With the light of humor, it throws what you’re writing into relief so that you can actually see it. – Elizabeth McCracken
  • Reilly Brown is a master of balancing action, humor, and extreme violence, and his character designs for some of the alien races and technology that we encounter is just amazing. – Cullen Bunn
  • A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it’s in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it. – Ivan Reitman
  • Humor is a part of spirituality. – Zooey Deschanel
  • Guys usually like my sense of humor, and I am pretty down to earth. And I’m a driven person. – Kreayshawn
  • Bob Dole used to be really funny. Barney Frank can be kind of funny. Bob Kerrey has a good sense of humor. – Al Franken
  • Nothing like a little judicious levity. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Sites like Funny or Die and College Humor are great, but I’d say it’s appealing to 80% men and 20% women. – Zooey Deschanel
  • Life is just so much fun and so filled with humor. – Foster Friess
  • For some reason, I had a responsibility to my family and the people who lived around me. I felt that I had to convey their dignity – the way they dealt with adversity and poverty – and their good humor. – Frank McCourt
  • People with no humor, they’re outta my life. – Patti LaBelle
  • My dad has a dry, deadpan sense of humor, and my mom has an unexpected, wacky take on things. They really encouraged laughing at ourselves and the weirdness of situations that come up growing up in politics. – Kristin Gore
  • Okay, sense of humor: plus one. Being able to laugh at yourself: plus one. Being able to laugh at other people without being mean: plus one. Vanity: minus one. – Katie Aselton
  • The humor and emotion of the ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’ theme makes me cry every time I watch it, and that deep emotion is something we’d love to do on the show. If we can make you cry, we always try to. And ‘Once,’ when it’s at its best, is emotional and fun. – Edward Kitsis
  • Daddy was hilarious. He could take the most mundane event and tell it so that we all on the floor laughing. He trained me in the joys of humor. – Karen DeCrow
  • I grew up in a family that was very barbed and difficult, and there was a lot of humor. None of it was painless humor. All of it was at someone else’s expense. It was kind of always about power. – John Wells
  • I think God has a tremendous sense of humor. – Rainn Wilson
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  • One seldom expects the country’s president to adequately note the passing of a rocker, but Jimmy Carter’s assessment of Elvis Presley’s appeal – ‘energy, rebelliousness and good humor’ – is remarkably close to the mark. – Molly Ivins
  • I just am a snob when it comes to humor. – Courteney Cox
  • Jazz can be so serious, no sense of humor. – Chad Smith
  • Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them. – Simon Wiesenthal
  • My fam is just a regular family. But all of them have great senses of humor. – Dane Cook
  • I’m a great admirer of Primo Levi’s work. It’s always mind-boggling, the idea of how much pain people can endure and still come back from the edge with a sense of humor, with this tremendous animal desire we have to get on with life. – Allan Gurganus
  • I was a little shocked at how adult some of the humor was, because I was never that into animation before and when I watched ‘Shrek’ I really laughed out loud. – Cheryl Hines
  • I like beautiful writing, pain, unexpected humor, and the message that, at the last second, people are going to be kind to each other. It almost doesn’t matter what the genre is. – Jeff Giles
  • I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists. – Mike Epps
  • I have five boys in the family, and it’s constant competition, sport, humor, and practical jokes. – Mitt Romney
  • Humor is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it’s very ambiguous. You have it, or you don’t. You can’t attain it. – Heinrich Boll
  • I like telling stories with a sense of humor. But humor can also distance you from the subject you’re writing about. I’m interested in using humor as a portal to something a bit more serious. – Jens Lekman
  • I think a lot of humor is about distracting yourself. Pretend you’re not trying to make it funny. Because for some reason the effort to be funny smells like sulphur in our culture. – Sloane Crosley
  • And, you know, I liked writing humor. Well, I should say, I wanted to write seriously, but it kept turning funny. – Roseanne Barr
  • When I look at a lot of older stuff that I’ve written, I think one sign of amateur humor writing is when you see people trying too hard. – David Sedaris
  • You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other. – Steve Irwin
  • What I wrote all the time when I was a kid – I don’t want to call it ‘poetry,’ because it wasn’t poetry. I was not that kind of a writer. I was a rhymer. I was a fan of Dorothy Parker’s, so maybe I wrote poetry to that extent, but my main focus was the humor of it, and word construction, and the slant. Your words, it’s a very powerful experience. – Carrie Fisher
  • I’m not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor. – Anjelica Huston
  • I think humor is used a lot of the time to keep people from getting too close. Humor side-steps and shifts the meaning. – Bruce Nauman
  • Women’s humor seems to be a little more supportive. It’s just kind of trying to make the other one laugh through funny voices and kind of talking about other people. I respond to that. I feel less like I’m going to get beat up in a room full of women than I do in a room full of guys. – Paul Feig
  • Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don’t call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing. – William Collins
  • I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation. – W. Somerset Maugham
  • For the most part, comedians are pretty friendly with each other. They always say they badmouth each other, but most of the time, they’re friends. We’re the only ones that can really stand our type of humor. – Colin Quinn
  • I love people who have a good sense of humor, tell a good story, tell a good joke. – Jason Statham
  • Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever. – Mark Twain
  • 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. – Joshua Foer
  • I couldn’t really take a girl from Berlin to live in Leeds. I love it here. I miss the Yorkshire sense of humor and things like bitter and Yorkshire puddings, but I can still get my hands on salt ‘n’ vinegar crisps. – Sam Riley
  • I think I have always had a little humor. – Marilyn Monroe
  • I like very dry humor. I don’t like things that are over the top. I like subtlety. I like things that are nonchalant. I like characters that are sort of monotone and based in dark comedy. – Emily Rios
  • Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too. – Jimmy Buffett
  • Humor is just another defense against the universe. – Mel Brooks
  • We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross. – Shawn Wayans
  • You can find heroism everyday, like guys working terrible jobs because they’ve got to support their families. Or as far as humor, the things I see on the job, on the street, are far funnier than anything you’ll ever see on TV. – Harvey Pekar
  • 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
  • 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
  • The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place. – Bob Newhart
  • I consider myself to have a decent sense of humor. What’s life without a sense of humor? – Mayer Hawthorne
  • I’m interested in humor, and greeting cards just happen to be a perfect medium for my message. They’re accessible to everyone, and thanks to all the advances that have been made by environmentally conscientious printers, I can get my message across while keeping my carbon footprint relatively small. – Anne Taintor
  • Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss. – Allen Klein
  • I’m able to see humor in a lot of things. – Juliana Hatfield
  • I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be. – Josh Gad
  • I realize that humor isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive. – Anne Wilson Schaef
  • Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals. – Agnes Repplier
  • No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • There’s a charm, there’s a rhythm, there’s a soul to Jewish humor. When I first saw Richard Pryor perform, I told him, ‘You’re doing a Jewish act.’ – Alan King
  • The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven. – Mark Twain
  • I don’t know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there’s a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That’s kind of regrettable. – Bob Newhart
  • I reread Mesrine’s book every year because the way the story is told is fascinating. Today, we don’t have gangsters like Mesrine – he had humor. – Thomas Langmann
  • If I can’t see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny? – Casey Affleck
  • Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time. – Suzanne Fields
  • I came from a dysfunctional family – very dysfunctional. And my father used to find great humor in throwing me down the stairs. – Bob Beckel
  • Humor’s an excellent way to make a point more palatable and/or relatable. – Jen Lancaster
  • I hang out with the ‘nerdy’ people – they have a different sense of humor than most kids. – Liam Aiken
  • There are different kinds of humor, some is sarcastic, some introspective. Introspective fit my personality better. – Rita Rudner
  • 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. – Alan King
  • We don’t appreciate the value of humor sometimes. – Janet Evanovich
  • A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing. – Samuel Butler
  • A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn? – Bob Hope
  • I’m lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home. – Cathy Guisewite
  • Humor is such a wonderful thing, helping you realize what a fool you are but how beautiful that is at the same time. – Lynda Barry
  • In looking for humor, keep in mind this guideline: Sometimes it takes a little time to see the humor in your upsets; you may not find something to laugh about immediately. – Allen Klein
  • I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant. – Walter Isaacson
  • Reading ‘Youth in Revolt’ might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn’t do that very well. – Rob Thomas
  • Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all. – John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Always have a sense of humor about life – you’ll need it – but always be courteous to boot. – Peter Jennings
  • I try to give all my characters a sense of humor, so I guess I feel like I have done comedy, but maybe I’m better known for drama. – Kathy Baker
  • Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time. – Hattie McDaniel
  • In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee – or laugh. – Robert Orben
  • A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin
  • My sense of humor is a turkey, and I pull it out of the oven and baste it in reality. – Tracy Morgan
  • Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don’t get sick you’re missing half the fun. – Flip Wilson
  • People always ask me how I manage to find humor in so much bleakness. I think this is almost a necessary skill to have. – Petina Gappah
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  • He was just trying to tease me – I knew that later – but he said he’d have to leave because it wasn’t fair to have anyone in the room who was going to make fun of what he had to say. He had a good sense of humor, really. – Fay Wray
  • 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. – Bootsy Collins
  • I’m sure there are people who survive tragedy without humor, but I’ve never met any of them. Nor would I be particularly interested in writing about them if I did meet them. – Ayelet Waldman
  • You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense. – John Cassavetes
  • Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother. – Patricia Highsmith
  • I’ve worked a lot in comedy. As much as I love playing dramatic roles, it’s always nice to be able to have some humor around when working. – Tom Ellis
  • Working on newspapers, you’re writing to a certain length, often very brief pieces; you tend to look for easy forms of humor – women can’t drive, things like that. That’s about the level of a lot of newspaper humor. It becomes a form of laziness. – Tom Wolfe
  • Wit is the lowest form of humor. – Alexander Pope
  • The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular. – Michael York
  • There’s such an odd, eclectic group of people that make up the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire. I don’t think I could avoid not coming out of there with a pretty good sense of humor. – Eliza Coupe
  • With humor, it’s so subjective that trying to think of what the ideal reader would think would drive you crazy. – Calvin Trillin
  • The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. – Umberto Eco
  • I used to watch ‘The Waltons’ and sob because my family was nothing like that. We had a cruel sense of humor in my family. – Paula Poundstone
  • Laughter is the closest distance between two people. – Victor Borge
  • When I was young, my favorite picture book was ‘Fletcher and Zenobia,’ written by Edward Gorey and illustrated by Victoria Chess. It’s long out of print now, but its mix of macabre humor and 1960s psychedelia made it a perfect children’s book for the times. – Rick Riordan
  • Humor is reason gone mad. – Groucho Marx
  • 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. – Kate Clinton
  • It’s hard to force creativity and humor. – Al Yankovic
  • I think the Canadian sense of humor is dryer than America’s and juicier than Britain’s. I think it’s a cross between the two of them, really. – Scott Thompson
  • I thought my family was really funny. Everybody in my family was funny. My mom and dad both have great senses of humor and really saw the funny in stuff, so I think that’s probably where it came from. I always try to see the funny in things. – Christine Ebersole
  • Lucifer has a sense of fun about life; he just likes to play with people. But the sense of humor of the show is what makes the show entertaining as opposed to dark. – Tom Ellis
  • 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
  • When I teach the formal curriculum, I have the chance to think about it ahead of time. I can rehearse it. I can illustrate it with self-deprecating humor and humble-sounding personal disclosure. I can try to make it comes out just right. – John Ortberg
  • I have a very dark sense of humor. – Andy Dick
  • People, I guess, generally come to see me do stand-up with a working knowledge of my broad sense of humor on ‘The Daily Show’… I don’t think anyone would mistake me as an actual anchor. – John Oliver
  • 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
  • I think up until the point when we started in the business, which was in the early ’70s, most of the humor was political. The smart humor was political satire. – David Zucker
  • Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor. – E. B. White
  • I came into the ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ TV show with a level of confidence that I don’t think I would’ve had if I hadn’t been doing the podcast for three years already. I certainly had to figure out in those three years the sense of humor I wanted to do and the way to talk to celebrities without being incredibly intimidated by them. – Scott Aukerman
  • We’re all screwed up. And the way Christians mess things up is we act like we’ve got it going on. And if we would just stay in that place of, ‘Hey, we’re all screwed up and but for the grace of God, none of us have a shot here.’ We need to have a sense of humor about it; that’s kind of the way I’ve always faced my comedy. – Jeff Foxworthy
  • If you look at terrorists, they really have no sense of humor. – Al Franken
  • Humor comes in all forms, and everyone has their cup of tea about what makes them laugh. But the day we censor humor is a sad one for sure. – Marlee Matlin
  • I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together. – Judy Garland
  • You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. – Bill Cosby
  • Humor is always more interesting when it comes from someone who’s had more than, like, five experiences. – Mallory Ortberg
  • If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony. – Xun Kuang
  • Humor in a relationship is so important. Many women will say that. Some say, ‘If they can make you laugh, it’s the sexiest thing on earth.’ – Helen Mirren
  • Sense of humor is important in life, not just in clothing. How boring to live a life in beige. – Jean Pigozzi
  • I can’t not find humor in elements of most parts of life, but at the same time nothing ever seems perpetually funny to me. – Greg Kinnear
  • The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit. – William Temple
  • I think there’s a little confusion between humor and ‘gross’ passing for humor. That’s kind of regrettable, because they aren’t the same thing. – Bob Newhart
  • Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other. – Al Franken
  • Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles. – Allen Klein
  • When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way – you suddenly have a new perspective on them. – Allen Klein
  • Humor is very healing. – Bonnie Hunt
  • Humor is a powerful tool, and some of these politicians are so far out and easy to lampoon. They just provide such delicious opportunity. – George Takei
  • Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor. – Eric Sevareid
  • G.I. humor is similar to cop humor. – Nelson DeMille
  • 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
  • There’s a certain type of character that you can’t help but come in contact with growing up and living in Brooklyn and Long Island. A certain mixture of moxie, heart, and a wise guy sense of humor. – Steve Buscemi
  • The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth. – James Thurber
  • I got my sense of humor from my grandmother. You know, my grandmother was very funny. – Paul Mooney
  • My family is pretty funny. My mother is British, so she’s got a very dry sense of humor. That’s where I got that from. – Jason Bateman
  • Humor has been the balm of my life, but it’s been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana. – Lana Turner
  • Humor starts like a wildfire, but then continues on, smoldering, smoldering for years. – Robert Orben
  • People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail. – Bob Newhart
  • There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor. – H. L. Mencken
  • Candidates should be extremely cautious in displaying a sense of humor. If he or she tells a joke with a point, there is almost certain to be some minority group offended. – Jack Germond
  • Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  • Writing humor for me is more like a watchful-ness. You have to watch. When you say something funny, or someone else does, it’s more like you wait for the piece. – Ian Frazier
  • 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. – Dana Carvey
  • Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. – Mark Twain
  • There are psychological repercussions to illness and we need a little more help to get through the effects not only on the afflicted but on the family. And I think there’s even a place for humor in that. – Alan Thicke
  • Humor is the oxygen of children’s literature. There’s a lot of competition for children’s time, but even kids who hate to read want to read a funny book. – Sid Fleischman
  • As a kid, I loved ‘Godot’ because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it’s much more resonant. – Nathan Lane
  • My daughter doesn’t even get my humor. She’s like, ‘Um, no. I don’t get it, Dad. Mmm, no, not that one, Dad.’ – Kevin Hart
  • Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor. – John Lithgow
  • 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
  • I like to be able to feel as many parts of myself while watching a movie at one time. I think that’s what ‘Super’ is – it’s funny, but it’s also sad. It’s very touching in certain ways, and it’s also got a very dark sense of humor. So it’s allowed to go anywhere. – James Gunn
  • I still haven’t found the humor in getting hit by a cement truck. My knees still hurt when I think about it, so no jokes about that yet. – Adam DeVine
  • A joke’s a very serious thing. – Charles Churchill
  • This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought. – Lin Yutang
  • Magoo’s appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he’s not only nearsighted physically. His mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and reality as we see it. – Jim Backus
  • I like Strahan a lot. I’ve known him for years. He was a Giant here – in many ways. Had a big following with the New York Giants. He’s very funny. He’s got a great sense of humor. – Regis Philbin
  • Humor without sadness underneath it feels cheap and aggressive. – John Cameron Mitchell
  • I think American guys tend to be a bit more forward, a bit more chatty and open than the Brits. The Brits seem to have a darker sense of humor, though I have met some Americans who have adopted bits of the British dry sense of humor as well. – Hayley Atwell
  • In everyday life, I use positive thoughts, sense of humor, Taekwondo, running, and yoga to make me stronger. – Pom Klementieff
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  • I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor. – William Gilmore Simms
  • Professional comedians, surprisingly, have a lack of humor. They’re insensitive to the insanity of our times. – Mort Sahl
  • It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself and the problems you face in life. Sense of humor can save you. – Margaret Cho
  • My humor is traced with dark – I’ve got dark patches all over the place. – Albert Brooks
  • A sense of humor saves your life, and being able to make friends wherever you go. – Jason O’Mara
  • Rock Hudson wasn’t my type. He’s a great guy and had a great sense of humor. – Tab Hunter
  • I think I’ve learned that if you want to be successful, you have to tell your story honestly and from your heart – and I think a healthy sense of humor doesn’t hurt either. – Dorothea Benton Frank
  • 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. – Martin Sheen
  • With Ricky Gervais, it’s all shades of wrong, it’s my kind of humor. – Emily Blunt
  • ‘The Sundial’ is written with the kind of humor that would make a guillotine laugh. – Victor LaValle
  • There’s some sort of unspoken license… when outlandish things come out of an inanimate object, somehow it equals humor. – Jeff Dunham
  • Humor can be an incredible, lacerating and effective weapon. – Carl Hiaasen
  • I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things. – Ellen DeGeneres
  • I’m very confident that Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer. He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life. – Pierce Brosnan
  • Going to AA helped me to see that there were other people who had problems that had found a way to talk about them and find relief and humor through that. – Carrie Fisher
  • When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits. – Allen Klein
  • I mean, yeah, I’m sure that Python and the other things have paved the way for a greater understanding of the British sense of humor, but I don’t think it’s all that different than the American sense of humor. – Simon Pegg
  • If you can understand the humor in the drawing part you’ll probably get the humor in the audio part. – Eric San
  • Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times. – John Gerzema
  • Being Jewish is a big part of my artistic sensibility and my humor… I think it gives me a certain take on the world on a literary level. – Adam Mansbach
  • My humor had changed from foolishness to making sense. – Bernie Mac
  • I think the thrust of any child is to try to fit in and be part of it. And I can’t tell you how many times my humor, you know, what I thought was humor ended up making me the outsider. Like I’d be, I go, ‘It’s a joke.’ And they’d go, ‘Well, what was funny?’ And they just thought I was insane. – Howie Mandel
  • You see, that’s another thing that my parents gave me: an enormously great sense of humor. – Liza Minnelli
  • I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader’s defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more. – William Collins
  • Russian humor is to adapt or make some sense or nonsense out of the insanity of their lives. – Ian Frazier
  • Humor is the truth; wit is an exaggeration of the truth. – Stan Laurel
  • Even when something sad or tragic happens, I find a way to look at it in a positive light. People who don’t have a sense of humor must be so sad all the time. – Zach Anner
  • I quite like dark humor. – Marina and the Diamonds
  • 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
  • Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors. – Bill Forsyth
  • Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor. – Terrence Howard
  • We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment. – Bil Keane
  • The people in New York – their humor is on a level that goes, uh, very deep, you know? – Elaine Stritch
  • When you meet someone new who instantly gets you, your sense of humor and your attitudes and your worldview, even if theirs are different – and you get them in return. You both talk and talk and agree and laugh and nod and yes, yes, of course you should get another round of drinks. – Erin Morgenstern
  • Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. – E. B. White
  • I don’t understand how somebody wouldn’t have a sense of humor about themselves. – John Malkovich
  • I love puns. I’ve been known to turn the car around just to take advantage of a good pun situation. It really is the highest form of humor. – Karin Slaughter
  • I’m not sure. But that bless-his/her-heart kind of melancholic humor is among my favorite things in the world. I guess it exposes a kind of humanity – or that’s the hope, at least – a kind of grudging respect for human frailty. Unless it’s actually kicking human frailty while it’s down – I’m not sure. – David Rakoff
  • Whether it’s viewers of the show or readers of my columns and books, I’m consistently impressed with their wit, humor and insight. That goes for about 95 percent of the audience. The other five percent are why the ‘Delete’ option and restraining orders were invented. – Richard Roeper
  • ’24’ is a pretty serious show – there isn’t a lot of improv that is happening. Having said that, I do play around with the delivery. A lot of the humor comes from playing a character who is very furious and really up in her own brain and in a serious situation. That is humorous to me. – Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor. – George Jean Nathan
  • Ingmar Bergman had a great sense of humor, and he had a very special, characteristic laugh that you always recognized – if he went to watch a theater show, ‘Ah! He is here tonight.’ – Max von Sydow
  • The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself. – Oliver Goldsmith
  • Women respond to comfort and a sense of humor. I was always able to make them laugh, so that helps a lot. – Peter Dinklage
  • When we can find some humor in our upsets, they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did. – Allen Klein
  • I think it’s part of the responsibility of an artist to shock, to upset, to make people think differently, and to surprise people. And that’s where the good humor is, if there’s a surprise and there’s something unexpected. Something that’s not normal, not in the realm of general living expectations. – Bill Plympton
  • I don’t think I would describe my sense of humor. Doesn’t sound like the kind of thing I’d do. – Tommy Lee Jones
  • Sometimes Americans don’t quite get my sense of humor. My good ol’ British sarcasm seems to go over their heads. – Lee Westwood
  • Gags die, humor doesn’t. – Jack Benny
  • I’m looking at some comedic horror films because I have often been accused of being too dark. I’m not dark, not compared with ‘Saw’ or anything like that. So I’m looking at live-action horror films, but not slasher ones – ones that have humor and maybe some social satire. – Henry Selick
  • Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. – Thomas Carlyle
  • What you see on stage is pretty much the way I am… a dry sense of humor. – Bob Newhart
  • That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. – A. Whitney Brown
  • I genuinely liked all of the cast members very much. Steve had a wicked sense of humor. I remember Russell coming to my rescue, once. I watched Eric evolve before everyone’s eyes. Maurice loved what he did, so. He treated his character with respect, down to the costuming. – Madeleine Stowe
  • I think humor is such a personal thing, and you put a microphone in somebody’s face, they’re going to say something that offends somebody. – Jane Lynch
  • It doesn’t take many people to have a bad sense of humor to get in trouble at a corporation. – Scott Adams
  • I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy. – Brendan Coyle
  • I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone. – Colin Farrell
  • Why anybody gets my sense of humor I never know, but I do know that when they do, I keep them as close as I possibly can. – Joss Whedon
  • Anyone who knows me, and most of my fans, know that I have a sense of humor. – Glenn Danzig
  • Roosevelt’s humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure. – Emanuel Celler
  • Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I’ll be right there with you as a citizen – inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. – Barack Obama
  • The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense. – Jacob Riis
  • I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character. – Suzanne Vega
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  • I think humor is important for all of us, and a great comedian is a great treasure. – Leila Josefowicz
  • My parents have always had a great sense of humor. And I really appreciate good humor in songs, witty lyrics that sneak up on you and then you listen again, and say: ‘That’s so funny.’ John Prine’s songs have always had this really witty tone. – Kacey Musgraves
  • There’s something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality. – Connie Britton
  • Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. – Langston Hughes
  • Since I became a knitting humor writer, I seem to be understood a little better – at least for the purposes of social discourse. – Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
  • Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor. – Allen Klein
  • Food is sort of like the Jewish sense of humor, a defense mechanism. It is one of the things that helped the Jews survive through 2,000 years of an often very harsh Diaspora. – Gil Marks
  • 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. – Marcel Duchamp
  • I’m not a particularly dark individual. I have my moments, it’s true, but I do have a sense of humor. – Alan Moore
  • Love, as wonderful and horrible as it is, has at its center a kind of pitiful humor. – Tim O’Brien
  • Political correctness? In my humor, I never talk about politics. I was never much into all that. – Don Rickles
  • I’m not for gratuitous nudity, but if there’s humor, I don’t have a problem. – Rebecca Romijn
  • Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant. – Washington Irving
  • My legacy would be that you don’t have to give up anything. You can be chic but have a sense of humor, you can be sexy but comfortable, you can be timeless but fresh. – Michael Kors
  • Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
  • 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
  • I’ve learned to start from a really sound argument, boil down the essence of what you’re trying to say, then build your humor around that, rather than starting with, ‘This sounds funny,’ and going from there. – Hasan Minhaj
  • I don’t need someone with a hot body. He can be fat or overweight and have a belly. It’s very much about style and substance and humor, interest, curiosity and really being smart. – Kate Walsh
  • The thing that makes ‘Dirty Jobs’ different is that it’s one of the few shows that portrays work in a way that doesn’t highlight the drudgery. Instead, it highlights the humor. – Mike Rowe
  • I think, in our darkest moments, you have to find the humor, and you have to find the lightness. – Corey Hawkins
  • Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly. – Jonathan Swift
  • Conservative humor is frankly harder than liberal humor. You get points for just being liberal. You can get more points if you make fun of your own side sometimes. – Ted Rall
  • Rowling is a luminous storyteller. I love her sense of humor and the intricate wizarding world she built around Hogwarts. I think all writers aspire to be like her, to capture readers like she does. But I didn’t think about ‘Harry Potter’ when I wrote ‘The Bone Season.’ – Samantha Shannon
  • My mother was very funny. My dad had a great sense of humor. My grandmother, too. – Carol Burnett
  • I need to end up with someone who is strong, intelligent, independent, someone I really admire – sensitive, sensuous, warm, a sense of humor. – Pam Dawber
  • There’s such a rich history in ‘SNL’ of political humor, and I think audience members expect that from us. – Sasheer Zamata
  • I talk about race and culture, and that’s what my fans respond to. If you grew up in an environment where race and culture were never an issue for you, or where you don’t see the humor in our so-called differences, then you might not respond to what I’m doing. – Russell Peters
  • Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn’t understand his use of profanity. He didn’t use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire. – Bill Cosby
  • They don’t make you pay for the humor. It’s up and down, but they’re trying to give you as many laughs as possible in 2 minutes. They are the most honest comedians ever. – Mike Judge
  • 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
  • People are wired for lots of things. We’re wired for novelty. We’re wired for humor. We’re wired for new pieces of information that surprise us in some way or add value to our lives. We’re wired for fear. – Ramez Naam
  • I don’t think it’s possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor. – Christopher Hitchens
  • I loved Peter Sellers. I thought he was the perfect mix of physical comedy with out-of-the-box humor. I loved his tone; I loved his physicality; I loved everything about what he was doing as a comedic actor. – J. B. Smoove
  • Sometimes you can take those dramatic roles and maybe interject a little humor into them, and I think the reverse also works. – Dennis Farina
  • Impropriety is the soul of wit. – W. Somerset Maugham
  • Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet. – Robert Morgan
  • I suppose I look for humor in most situations because it humanizes things; it makes a character much more three-dimensional if there’s some kind of humor. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud type of stuff, just a sense that there is a humorous edge to things. I do like that. – Colm Meaney
  • 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. – Billy Collins
  • Racial humor was about 35% of my act when I first started. But I realized that it was a crutch. What brought it home was when another comedian said to me, ‘If you changed color tomorrow, you wouldn’t have any material.’ He meant it as a put-down, but I took it as a challenge. – Bill Cosby
  • Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. – Edward de Bono
  • Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed. – Arlo Guthrie
  • Humor comes from the surprise release of some buried tension. – Lorrie Moore
  • Religious humor is not really my area, so I probably wouldn’t do anything about that, or politics or something. – Chris Lilley
  • Without a sense of humor, I would have been gone a long time ago. – Patty Duke
  • My humor isn’t meant to be mean or hurt anyone. But it’s to make them uncomfortable and laugh. I like making people feel a different range of emotions. I like to make people a bit confused. – Charlyne Yi
  • I’ll do humor about myself, I’ll poke fun and everything, but that’s me and I can do it to me. I think it’s cruel to do it to somebody else. – Delta Burke
  • The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies. – William Temple
  • Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. – Sam Walton
  • People who have any kind of illness use humor as a type of coping. – Edward Zwick
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  • At the risk of appearing disingenuous, I don’t really think of myself as ‘writing humor.’ I’m simply reporting on the world I observe, which is frequently hilarious. – Richard Russo
  • Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas, sometimes ten years. – Allen Klein
  • Someone asked me what the key to being a good frontman was, and I think having a sense of humor about it is pretty near the top of that list. It’s a very strange place to be in, and I don’t take that role too seriously. – Alex Turner
  • Humor has to surprise us; otherwise, it isn’t funny. It’s a death knell for a writer to be labeled a humorist because then it’s not a surprise anymore. – Garrison Keillor
  • If I didn’t try to eavesdrop on every bus ride I take or look for the humor when I go for a walk, I would just be depressed all the time. – Lynda Barry
  • Who I was was not acceptable to black L.A. youth: the way I spoke and my sense of humor. Everybody else had relaxers and pressed hair. I wore my hair in an Afro puff. Nappy. The way I dressed. It was all about name brands at the time in L.A. I had no idea. All those things, I failed miserably at. – Issa Rae
  • Sometimes the only way to deal with horrific things in life is through a dark sense of humor. – Margaret Cho
  • If you’re that hypersensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor, don’t marry out of your race. – Laura Schlessinger
  • When humor works, it works because it’s clarifying what people already feel. It has to come from someplace real. – Tina Fey
  • I don’t think that because you die and move on to somewhere else that you lose your sense of humor. – Peter Jackson
  • I don’t think of myself as funny – I don’t fill up a room with my humor… I would fail miserably as a stand-up comedian. – Steve Carell
  • Humor, for me, is really a gate of departure. It’s a way of enticing a reader into a poem so that less funny things can take place later. It really is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. – Billy Collins
  • In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there’s no juice in that for me. – Bea Arthur
  • It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment. – Freeman Dyson
  • My fans have great senses of humor and eat too much chocolate. – Christopher Moore
  • I’ve got a great sense of humor, and if I’m able to say or do something in a movie that people feel like they want to repeat, that’s hugely flattering. – Matthew McConaughey
  • Today’s business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone’s job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop. – Allen Klein
  • If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Gamer humor ranges all over the place. What it comes down to is taking a lot of what we see in gaming and we’re familiar with in gaming and being like, ‘OK, hold on, let’s re-examine this for a second. Isn’t this funny? Isn’t this strange? Isn’t this a little bit ridiculous?’ That’s where it is. – Freddie Wong
  • I think it’s critical, a sense of humor. It did help me – it does help me, continuously. – Teri Garr
  • I never particularly thought of myself as great with girls. I can be awkward, and I have a strange sense of humor at times. But I’ve also been learning to try and embrace that. – Matt McGorry
  • A sense of humor… 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
  • I think films about men are often about characters who don’t want to express their feelings. You’re supposed to kind of admire them for not expressing their feelings. And I feel that’s a bit dull. Women’s stories often have stronger emotional content, which I enjoy doing. What I really love doing is mixing that with humor. – Nigel Cole
  • The President has a wonderful sense of humor, which is one of the reasons it is so much fun to work for him. – Karen Hughes
  • I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor. – Horatio Nelson
  • I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but… I have a reputation of – people think of me as a very fundamentalist, humorless fellow. – Ian MacKaye
  • Even celebrities, most people have a sense of humor. Most of the people we meet who we’ve done on the show, like it. – Matt Stone
  • I don’t know if my sense of humor goes over Americans’ heads. – Ryan Kwanten
  • Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little. – Mason Cooley
  • A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it. – Don Herold
  • I think ‘Country Girl’ is one song that can veer into country or hip-hop or rap. You can listen to it and enjoy the humor and the fun in it. – Luke Bryan
  • I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. – Frank A. Clark
  • Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival. – Tom Robbins
  • Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. – James Thurber
  • But if you read Jane Austen, you know that she had a wicked sense of humor. Not only was she funny, but her early writing was very dark and had a gothic tone to it. – Seth Grahame-Smith
  • I think all good drama is funny. All the best drama is ultimately very funny. Life is funny. You can’t have any honest treatise on life without bumping into some humor. – Thomas Jane
  • Humor reminds you, when you’re flattened by sorrow, that you’re still human. – Elizabeth McCracken
  • Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor. – Samuel Richardson
  • 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
  • Both of my kids have my sense of humor – they’re definitely entertaining. – Jodie Sweetin
  • A good sense of humor will get you everywhere. – Josh Bowman
  • After spending 460 days as a hostage, I did emerge a fundamentally changed person. But I think, like everyone does as they grow older and probably wiser, I can look back at my earlier life – my history, my mistakes, the joy I felt as a young woman traveling the world – with some objectivity and even some humor. – Amanda Lindhout
  • I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way. – John Zorn
  • I love the idea of things being strict and things being uniform. That’s the reason why I surround each collection with humor or irony. I want to make sure that it’s not too serious and that there is some element that throws it off because otherwise that would make it really boring. There’s always a story that’s somewhat fantastical. – Thom Browne
  • Sometimes when I try to make jokes or have a sense of humor in interviews, it doesn’t go over very well. But Twitter made my life easier in this way that I didn’t expect. It would have taken probably 10 times as long for people to accept my voice and my sense of humor if I didn’t have Twitter. – Anna Kendrick
  • I love Sell Out, I think it’s great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It’s got humor, great songs, irony. – Roger Daltrey
  • The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. – Robertson Davies
  • If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you’ve created a special little thing, and that’s what I’m looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything. – Paul Simon
  • I always had to genuinely like the actors I worked with and use my enthusiasm and vision to give them confidence to push their creativity and their humor. – Tamra Davis
  • I use a lot of humor, and I follow the saying that if you want to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh first; otherwise, they will shoot you. – Sayed Kashua
  • A good-humored wife who appreciates most, if not all, of my humor – her price is far above rubies, as the book of Proverbs doesn’t quite say. – Andrew Hudgins
  • When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it’s just wonderful. – Francois Truffaut
  • All the people who follow me on Twitter know my sense of humor. I sometimes forget the blogosphere will give it more weight than I intended. – Kurt Sutter
  • Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom – it doesn’t have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations – but that doesn’t explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective. – James Wolcott
  • Funny songs aren’t usually that good. Like Weird Al and maybe a couple of Beatles songs, but it’s kind of hard to bring humor into rock music in an interesting way. – Win Butler
  • Humor that is edgy is never squeaky clean. – Jeff Ross
  • I like George Carlin’s jokes. I like his humor. He’s one of my heroes, and I like what he did with talking about everyday things. – Steven Wright
  • I think a sense of humor will help get a girl out of a dark place. – Twyla Tharp
  • Laughter is an instant vacation. – Milton Berle
  • Jeffrey Zeldman had an astonishing ability to craft a seductive coolness using educated references, dry humor, and retro/organic imagery. – Matt Mullenweg
  • I never wanted to do observational humor because I never wanted to tell people what they were seeing. – Richard Lewis
  • 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. – Harvey Weinstein
  • I like a man who can be a real friend, has a good sense of humor, a good pair of shoes and a healthy gold card. – Victoria Beckham
  • I have the humor of a 9-year-old boy, and sometimes I’ve had laughing fits on-air. – Megyn Kelly
  • It’s easier to sit there and say you don’t like feminists because they don’t have a sense of humor. – Joan Jett
  • I remember when humor was gentle pokes. I used to call it ‘arm around the shoulder’ humor. Now they go for the jugular and they take no prisoners. It’s mean, mean stuff. – Robert Orben
  • Humor disarms people. It opens them up to starting a dialogue about things they wouldn’t normally talk about. I don’t understand how people who don’t have a sense of humor get through life. – Zach Anner
  • Texas humor and Southern humor are pretty similar. – Daniel Woodrell
  • Comedy is still alive, and there are still funny people. Jews are still overrepresented in comedy and psychiatry and underrepresented in the priesthood. That immigrant Jewish humor is still with us. – Robert Klein
  • If you stop and think about it, nearly all great humor is at the expense of someone or something. – Alan King
  • I didn’t think that anything is beyond humor – not profane humor, but a good, honest approach to humor. – Mort Sahl
  • There is – I mean – I found early in life that righteous indignation is a little off-putting, and so I try to couch it with humor. – Al Franken
  • I like dark humor. My favorite movie of all time is ‘Harold and Maude.’ – Leslie Mann
  • Good planning is important. I’ve also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you’re in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you’re depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension. – Edmund Hillary
  • Joe Barbera’s s always complaining that he can’t get humor into cartoons anymore. Just do it. You’ve got your money. Why do they let the networks run their lives? – John Kricfalusi
  • The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature. – Alfred North Whitehead
  • Tony and I had a good on and off screen relationship, we are two very different people, but we did share a sense of humor, we now live in different parts of the world but when we find ourselves in the same place it is more or less as if there had been no years in between. – Roger Moore
  • Back in 2004, Kellie Overbey handed me her play ‘Girl Talk’ to read. I fell in love with her brutally delicious humor and the fearlessly deft way in which she drew her characters. They jumped off the page and begged me to give them a space in which to stomp around. – Carrie Preston
  • Ad agencies do all kinds of market research that ask people what they think they want, and instead, you should be creating things that you want. If you do something and you get it, the rest of the world will get it, too. Trust your own instincts, your own intellect, and your own sense of humor. – George Lois
  • The Good Humor man can only be pushed so far. – Nancy Cartwright
  • All I know about humor is that I don’t know anything about it. – Fred Allen
  • Humor is everywhere in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does. – Bill Nye
  • Humor is the most engaging cowardice. – Robert Frost
  • Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless. – Allen Klein
  • M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect. – Loretta Swit
  • I’m a big fan of independent girls who are strong-willed, vocal in their opinions, and have a sense of humor. – David Lambert
  • 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
  • ‘Hill Street,’ because of the wacky nature of many of our characters, really allowed us to indulge a kind of cheek-to-jowl juxtaposition of high drama with very low humor. – Steven Bochco
  • Humor can inform and break down stigma, which is a huge issue in the military. – Garry Trudeau
  • Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it’s true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair. – Wentworth Miller
  • Every time I’ve done comedy in, like, traditional comedy clubs, there’s always these comedians that do really well with audiences but that the other comedians hate because they’re just, you know, doing kind of cheap stuff like dancing around or doing, like, very kind of base sex humor a lot, and stuff like that. – Aziz Ansari
  • I love dry British humor. I love to sketch in my off time. I love tequila. – Maren Morris
  • I should say, one of the things about being a widow or a widower, you really, really need a sense of humor, because everything’s going to fall apart. – Joyce Carol Oates
  • I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others. – Dean Koontz
  • In rough times, pathfinders rely on work, friends, humor and prayer. They develop a support network. – Gail Sheehy
  • My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns. – Bret Michaels
  • If I had to describe my sense of humor, I would say it’s contemporary wit, you know what I’m saying? – Tracy Morgan
  • Picking my topics is sort of a process of elimination for me. Most things don’t work for me. I like to cover science and unexpected things happening in labs. Also, theoretical research doesn’t work for my style. I need scenes and interactions. Then, humor. I’m having the most fun when I can have fun with my work. – Mary Roach
  • 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
  • I can’t be as open on national television as I can when I’m having dinner with friends. But that doesn’t mean the type of person I am is different. My values, my dislikes, my sense of humor are the same. – Matt Lauer
  • I’m a comedian, and I have my share of anxiety and depression; so do most of my friends. My humor tends to lie in the juxtaposition of extreme lightness – I’m a huge musical-theater fan – and extreme darkness. And so I really like playing with those because that’s how I feel. – Rachel Bloom
  • The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words. Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me. – Marilyn Manson
  • Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert. Those are the guys I look at who are telling me pretty much the truth. And they throw humor into it which makes it much more interesting to listen to. – Grace Slick
  • Teasing and a sense of humor, if you can develop that in your kids, and if you can exercise it with the kids, just makes for a pleasanter atmosphere. – P. J. O’Rourke
  • I come from a family of teasers myself. My grandfather was from Liverpool, and he had a dry sense of humor, and he would tease us terribly. My brother Beau was so skilled in his teasing that he could get a rise out of me by simply pointing at me. – Jeff Bridges
  • People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it. – Lorna Luft

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