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Quotations On Humor

quotations on humor

“Isn’t it funny how women drive men mad and men drive woman crazy, yet somehow we all stay sane?”  Stephanie Schneider

If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And, if I can persuade you to laugh at a particular point that I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge it as true. – John Cleese

The law of levity is allowed to supersede the law of gravity. - R. A. Lafferty

How are we to survive? Solemnity is not the answer, any more than witless and irresponsible frivolity is. I think our best chance lies in humor, which in this case means a wry acceptance of our predicament. We don't have to like it but we can at least recognize its ridiculous aspects, one of which is ourselves. - Ogden Nash

“If laughter really is a form of insanity, than please let me remain blissfully mad.” Stephanie Schneider

That's part of our policy, is not to be taken seriously, because I think our opposition, whoever they may be, in all their manifest forms, don't know how to handle humor. –John Lennon

Humor is the contemplation of the finite from the point of view of the infinite. - Christian Morgenstern

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. – Colette

“One look from a cat can render powerful response from a human being; either that of humor, that of adorability or that of sheer fear as they look into that person’s very soul.” Stephanie Schneider

“As soon as you realize everything's a joke, being the Comedian is the only thing that makes sense.”  - Alan Moore, Watchmen

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

“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 misfortunes.” - Bert Williams

“It never ceases to amaze me; one moment I can be in a rage, shouting and spitting horrible things.  One crack of your smile makes something spill deep within me, clearing out the darkness with overwhelming laughter.  Human nature, how beautifully insane!” Stephanie Schneider

“Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.” - Bill Nye

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” - William James

“The fact that you laugh at my jokes when no one else does, gives my spirit a burst of immeasurable health.”  Stephanie Schneider

“A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man.” - Catherine Deneuve

“Don't wish me happiness - I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor - I will need them all.” - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I never wished for a perfect man, or a perfect marriage.  My greatest wish was simply for a companion who could laugh and dance through life’s darkest times.” - Stephanie Schneider

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. - Francis Bacon

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

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. - Jessamyn West

“Humor is like a stealthy ninja.  Most of the time no one see’s it coming, and it disrupts everything that was going before it came charging in.”  Stephanie Schneider

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

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful. - Rashida Jones

Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor. - E. B. White

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

“What is it about laughter that breaks the thickest ice, melts the hardest heart, cheers the most broken of hearts and makes us feel as if were all flying together in a blissfully un-weighted kind of world?”  - Stephanie Schneider

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

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

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

“When I start to act nuts, please look past my pain and my anger and reach down to where my inner child exists, tickle her, make her forget all her worries…make me laugh.” Stephanie Schneider


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