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25 Quotes on Humor Part 2

By popular demand, more quotes about humor.

More quotes on the importance of humor.  Enjoy.

25 Quotes on Humor - Part 1 can be found here:  Part 1

Humor springs from rage, hay fever, overdue rent and miscellaneous hell. – Will Cuppy

The more one suffers, the more, I believe, has one a sense for the comic. – Søren Kierkegaard

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

Not living in fear is a great gift, because certainly these days we do it so much. And do you know what I like about comedy? You can't laugh and be afraid at the same time — of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid. - Stephen Colbert

I'm struck by how laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy. - John Cleese

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

Let me assure you that the humourless as a bunch don't just not know what's funny, they don't know what's serious. They have no common sense, either, and shouldn't be trusted with anything. - Martin Amis

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Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. - Karl Barth

Comedy is tragedy plus time. - Carol Burnett

Tragedy is when I cut my finger.  Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die. - Mel Brooks

A joke’s a very serious thing. - Charles Churchill, The Ghost

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

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

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

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

The secret to humor is surprise. - Aristotle

Humor is reason gone mad. - Groucho Marx

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Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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