Humor - Quotes & Sayings

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Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing.

Max Irons

The secret to humor is surprise.

Aristotle

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

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.

Sam Walton

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

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

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.

Allen Klein

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

Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.

Stephen Hawking

I love people who have a good sense of humor, tell a good story, tell a good joke.

Jason Statham

My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.

Bret Michaels

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

I wasn't shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid.

Tyler, The Creator

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Erma Bombeck

Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.

Jesse Ventura

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

Bill Nye

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

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

There are different kinds of humor, some is sarcastic, some introspective. Introspective fit my personality better.

Rita Rudner

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.

Langston Hughes

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.

Simon Wiesenthal

Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin.

Ned Rorem

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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

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

I think, in our darkest moments, you have to find the humor, and you have to find the lightness.

Corey Hawkins

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

Mark Twain

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

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

I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side.

Hunter S. Thompson

A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?

Bob Hope

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 being a parent is knowing how to love. Sometimes love is discipline, sometimes it's humor, sometimes it's listening.

Melissa Etheridge

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

James Thurber

I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.

Christopher Hitchens

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

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

Edward de Bono

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

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 want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart.

Carmen Electra

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

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

Horace Walpole

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

They say you don't want to meet your heroes, but those two guys, you do want to meet them, because they do not disappoint. Walken has this amazing sense of humor, and Pacino is like just a sweetheart of a guy.

Bill Burr

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 could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.

Horatio Nelson

A good sense of humor will get you everywhere.

Josh Bowman

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

You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.

Steve Irwin

When humor works, it works because it's clarifying what people already feel. It has to come from someplace real.

Tina Fey