Humor

Found 16 thoughts of humor

Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?

Dick Clark

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humor is also a way of saying something serious.

T. S. Eliot

The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.

James Thurber

Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.

Robert Benchley

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.

James Thurber

Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.

E. B. White

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.

A. Whitney Brown

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

Bill Nye

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.

Mel Brooks

Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred.

Pico Iyer

Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.

Lewis Mumford

Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it.

Salma Hayek

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.

Edward De Bono