Quotations on Humor

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The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny.
- Jason Alexander
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Sense)

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.
- Tim Allen
(Keywords: Dad, Friendship, Humor, Mom, Example, Fun, Kids, Needs, Parents, Respect)

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
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Humor, Sense)

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
(Keywords: God, Humor, First, Needs, Wishes)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Character, Film)

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
(Keywords: Love, Men, Women, Humor, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Death, Humor, Life, Film, Sense, Taste)

I think it's because it's so different and it takes risks. Plus, it's really smart humor. It gives the audience credit in terms of not needing to tell them when to laugh. I love that about the show. There's no laugh track.
- Sarah Chalke
(Keywords: Love, Humor, Credit)

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Health, Humor, Soul, Poison, Sadness)

I think it would be hard to go the distance in this business without a sense of humor.
- Patricia Clarkson
(Keywords: Business, Humor, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Character, Weekend)

The script was just the best I'd read in a long time and I love the humor, which I wasn't expecting, and I like the fact that my six year old daughter can see the show without being, you know, protected from it.
- Stephen Collins
(Keywords: Love, Time, Humor, Daughter, Being, Fact, Old)

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
(Keywords: Life, Humor, Laughter)

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, God, Hope, Future, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Love, Humor, Work, Irony, Songs)

My family has been amazing, and they understand how blessed I am. They've been able to keep my sense of humor.
- Karen Duffy
(Keywords: Family, Humor, Sense)

Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny.
- Will Eisner
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Society, Thought, People, Day, Irish)

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
- Ralph Fiennes
(Keywords: Family, Humor, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Wisdom, Humor, Virtue, Remarkable, Sense)

Dali had a good sense of humor - obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny.
- Joe Grant
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Sense)

Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don't have a sense of humor it just isn't funny anymore.
- Wavy Gravy
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Friend, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Home, Humor, Mom, Ability, Denial, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Work, Humor, Fun, President, Sense)

All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humor.
- Graham Kerr
(Keywords: Food, Humor, Business, People, Jobs, Parents)

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
(Keywords: Business, Humor, People, Idea, Mediocrity, Thinking)

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
(Keywords: Business, Health, Humor, Care, Climate, Job, May, Today)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Humor, First, Perspective, Problems, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Death, Humor, Attention, Being, Spirits)

Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.
- Allen Klein
(Keywords: Life, Humor, Key, Laughter, Loss)

You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
- Allen Klein
(Keywords: Change, Humor, Attitude, May)

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
- Grenville Kleiser
(Keywords: Business, Humor, Anxiety, Body, Contentment, Depression, Friends, Mind, Serenity)

People with no humor, they're outta my life.
- Patti LaBelle
(Keywords: Life, Humor, People)

There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware.
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Keywords: God, Humor, Performance, Being, Blind, Driving, Poets, Sense)

But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They're all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives.
- Norman Lear
(Keywords: Experience, Men, Women, Humor, Writers)

Humor has always been important to me. If there is a shield of faith that you can keep up against difficulties, humor is the Teflon coating.
- Laurel Lee
(Keywords: Faith, Humor, Difficulties)

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
(Keywords: Happiness, Humor, Courage, Strength, Sense, Will)

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
(Keywords: Women, Humor, Confidence, Hair, Sense, Style)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Actor, Will)

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
(Keywords: Life, Humor, Talking)

Good humor isn't a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice.
- David Seabury
(Keywords: Art, Humor, Character, Practice)

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
(Keywords: Life, Humor, Heart, Deep, Joy, Laughter, Pretty, Sense)

Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.
- Jonathan Swift
(Keywords: Men, Humor, Folly)

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
(Keywords: Funny, Humor, Success, Time, Melancholy)

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
(Keywords: Family, Humor, Movies, Dad, Friends, Quick, Sense, Wit)

Cynicism is humor in ill health.
- H. G. Wells
(Keywords: Health, Humor, Cynicism)

I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.
- John Zorn
(Keywords: Work, Humor, Irony, Sense, Wit)









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