Quotes on the topic: Humor


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In looking for humor, keep in mind this guideline: Sometimes it takes a little time to see the humor in your upsets; you may not find something to laugh about immediately.


We get the worrywart, the hypochondriac, the money-grubbing miser, the intractable negotiator... Some would say certain of these refer to the stereotypical, or 'stage' Jew. But objectively speaking, the only crime in humor is an unfunny joke.


Bob Dole used to be really funny. Barney Frank can be kind of funny. Bob Kerrey has a good sense of humor.


Wit is the lowest form of humor.


It's hard to force creativity and humor.


Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.


And humor has always been a weapon. You want to get even on somebody? You want to attack somebody? Make fun of them.


There is - I mean - I found early in life that righteous indignation is a little off-putting, and so I try to couch it with humor.


The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.


If you stop and think about it, nearly all great humor is at the expense of someone or something.


Comedy is difficult for an actor. But I think I have a good sense of humor and manage to make people laugh and make them happy.


Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.


Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other.


The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'


Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial.


There's a charm, there's a rhythm, there's a soul to Jewish humor. When I first saw Richard Pryor perform, I told him, 'You're doing a Jewish act.'


If you look at terrorists, they really have no sense of humor.


In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.


One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don't realize there's a lot of craft behind the comedy.


I don't think arrested-adolescent humor will fade. Maybe the form will change, but I guarantee its replacement will still be based in immature behavior from mature figures.