Quotations on Humor

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There are just certain things that turn my head. It may be a girl's sense of humor, it may be her wit, or her belief system; it could be a lot of different things.
- Jensen Ackles
(Keywords: Humor, Belief, May, Sense, Wit)

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee
(Keywords: Humor, Sense)

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)

Maybe there's a chance to get back to grown-up films. Anything that uses humor and dramatic values to deal with human emotions and gets down to what people are to people.
- Robert Altman
(Keywords: Humor, People, Values, Chance, Emotions)

Once we got over the origin story, we could really delve deeper into their lives and characters and angst. So this movie actually has more heart, more humor.
- Avi Arad
(Keywords: Humor, Heart)

Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Humor, Building, Suspense, Theory)

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)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Imagination, Man, 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)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Love, America, Americans, Countries, Diversity, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Time, Fool)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Time)

You've got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity.
- Lance Bass
(Keywords: Humor, Sanity, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Friend, Gold, Man, Sense)

If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor.
- Kate Beckinsale
(Keywords: Humor, Sex, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Road, Sense)

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them.
- Robert Benchley
(Keywords: Humor, People, Will, Worry)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Day, Pressure, Sense, Stress)

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor. I'll try to soften it and become boring, maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Keywords: Humor, Sense)

I am in the Master of Professional Writing program teaching Humor Writing, Literary and Dramatic.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Humor, Literary, Teaching, Writing)

But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well.
- Jason Biggs
(Keywords: Humor, Balance, Girls, Nothing)

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)

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Humor, Civilization)

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Humor, Comedy, Hurt, Laughter, Pain, Tragedy)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Attention, Mind, Perceptions, Reason)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Truth, Aspirations, Limitations, Logic, Man)

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)

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.
- Berke Breathed
(Keywords: Humor, Negative, Books, Children)

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks
(Keywords: Humor, Defense, Universe)

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
- A. Whitney Brown
(Keywords: Humor, Grace)

I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor.
- Alton Brown
(Keywords: Humor, Love, Fun, Sense)

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Humor, Self)

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Humor, Men, Passion, Reason)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Success, Creativity, Luck)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Fun)

It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Keywords: Humor, Beauty, People, May, 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)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Man, Sense, Will, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Love, Lie, Heart, Contempt, Laughter, Smiles)

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Humor, Genius, Perfection)

The Good Humor man can only be pushed so far.
- Nancy Cartwright
(Keywords: Humor, Man)

The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.
- Dan Castellaneta
(Keywords: Humor, Time, People, Being, Freedom, Writers)

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
(Keywords: Humor, Love, Inspiration, Adventure, Intuition, Philosophy, Wit)

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)

Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
- Lita Grey Chaplin
(Keywords: Humor, Genius, Comedy, Sense)

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

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
- Dick Clark
(Keywords: Humor, Truth, Father)

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

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
(Keywords: Humor, Women, Act, Lesbian, Trying)



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