Best 1000 Humor Quotes

Humor Quotes

This is the best collection of 1000 humor quotes from famous and interesting people of the world.

Humor Quotes

1. Humor is healing. – Brad Garrett

2. I like good humor. – John J. McLaughlin

3. Humor is very healing. – Bonnie Hunt

4. It’s a funny old world. – Margaret Thatcher

5. Gags die, humor doesn’t. – Jack Benny

6. I quite like dark humor. – Marina and the Diamonds

7. Humor is reason gone mad. – Groucho Marx

8. Humor is my default mode. – John Updike

9. For me, humor is everything! – Judy Gold

10. I have a dark sense of humor. – Olivia Munn

11. A joke’s a very serious thing. – Charles Churchill

12. If it gets laughs, it’s funny. – Rachel Dratch

13. It’s very hard to write humor. – Mark Strand

14. Impropriety is the soul of wit. – W. Somerset Maugham

15. The secret to humor is surprise. – Aristotle

16. Wit is the lowest form of humor. – Alexander Pope

17. Laughter is an instant vacation. – Milton Berle

18. Cynicism is humor in ill health. – H. G. Wells

19. I’ve got a great sense of humor. – Anthony Hopkins

20. Humor is a part of spirituality. – Zooey Deschanel

21. I can’t not put humor in a book. – Albert Brooks

22. Humor comes from self-confidence. – Rita Mae Brown

23. Humor is an antidote to all ills. – Patch Adams

24. We’re all funny. Humor unites us. – Luis Alberto Urrea

25. A boy is naturally full of humor. – Robert Powell

26. I’m not funny. What I am is brave. – Lucille Ball

27. There’s always a source for humor. – Calvin Trillin

28. I want to show the world my humor. – Tracy Morgan

29. I have a very dark sense of humor. – Andy Dick

30. I just have a crazy sense of humor. – Derrick Lewis

31. G.I. humor is similar to cop humor. – Nelson DeMille

32. Puns are a form of humor with words. – Guillermo Cabrera Infante

33. Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. – Mark Twain

34. Humor is the most engaging cowardice. – Robert Frost

35. I am often the brunt of my own humor. – Charles R. Swindoll

36. God has a most wicked sense of humor. – Maureen O’Hara

37. I stay far away from political humor. – Anjelah Johnson

38. We do not take humor seriously enough. – Konrad Lorenz

39. My humor was Victorian – and still is. – Mort Sahl

40. A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin

41. Nothing like a little judicious levity. – Robert Louis Stevenson

42. President Ford used humor a great deal. – Robert Orben

43. Humor is to get us over terrible things. – Ricky Gervais

44. It’s hard to force creativity and humor. – Al Yankovic

45. I just am a snob when it comes to humor. – Courteney Cox

46. I have an incredibly dry sense of humor. – Rob Van Dam

47. Do feminists have a sense of humor? Yes. – Gloria Allred

48. I use humor as a way to digest anything. – Simone Giertz

49. When humor goes, there goes civilization. – Erma Bombeck

50. I think I have always had a little humor. – Marilyn Monroe

51. I’m able to see humor in a lot of things. – Juliana Hatfield

52. I don’t have a very quick sense of humor. – Florenz Ziegfeld

53. Our humor turns our anger into a fine art. – Mary Kay Blakely

54. Humor that is edgy is never squeaky clean. – Jeff Ross

55. Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

56. A lot of stars don’t have a sense of humor. – Kathy Griffin

57. I’ve got a sense of humor. I’m a funny guy. – Daryl Hall

58. You don’t necessarily equate me with humor! – Sean Bean

59. I think God has a tremendous sense of humor. – Rainn Wilson

60. I’m just very amused by five-year-old humor. – Kesha

61. Humor’s a weapon if you want to make it one. – Bob Newhart

62. Humor can be one of our best survival tools. – Allen Klein

63. People with no humor, they’re outta my life. – Patti LaBelle

64. I try to cope with everything through humor. – Gail Porter

65. I’m a weird guy with a weird sense of humor. – Steve Lukather

66. I actually have a pretty good sense of humor. – Stone Cold Steve Austin

67. I love British humor. It’s just so – surreal. – Beck

68. Paul Rudd has a very specific brand of humor. – Michael Pena

69. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. – Peter Ustinov

70. One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you. – Larry Gelbart

71. A good sense of humor will get you everywhere. – Josh Bowman

72. Total absence of humor renders life impossible. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

73. My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns. – Bret Michaels

74. Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. – Max Eastman

75. I think being funny is not anyone’s first choice. – Woody Allen

76. Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival. – Aung San Suu Kyi

77. Laughter is involuntary. If it’s funny you laugh. – Tom Lehrer

78. The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. – Robertson Davies

79. I have a really dark, rich, thick sense of humor. – Inga Muscio

80. I always gravitate toward the humor in something. – Steve Zahn

81. I don’t think humor is something to be afraid of. – Leigh Whannell

82. I think God has got a sense of humor. I really do. – Dabo Swinney

83. Mixing humor and politics is something that works. – Bryan Cranston

84. Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. – James Thurber

85. Humor is just another defense against the universe. – Mel Brooks

86. You can’t be funny if you don’t have good material. – Matt LeBlanc

87. Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. – Leo Rosten

88. A farce, or slapstick humor, does well universally. – John Ratzenberger

89. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. – e. e. cummings

90. Laughter is the closest distance between two people. – Victor Borge

91. I suppose I miss the British cynicism and the humor. – Rod Stewart

92. I realized women and humor were linked very closely. – Craig Ferguson

93. The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. – Moliere

94. My sense of humor lies a little closer to the middle. – Jason Bateman

95. We’ve always had a sense of humor – look at our name. – Steve Lukather

96. Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. – W. C. Fields

97. My humor had changed from foolishness to making sense. – Bernie Mac

98. As I get older, my sense of humor is my biggest asset. – David Alan Grier

99. Good late-night humor can work at any time of the day. – Rich Eisen

100. Humor is the truth; wit is an exaggeration of the truth. – Stan Laurel

101. I do not have a sense of humor of any recognizable sort. – Tommy Lee Jones

102. Sometimes, humor is the only way we get through the day. – Melina Matsoukas

103. You’ve got to have a sense of humor to keep your sanity. – Lance Bass

104. I’m strange! I have a weird sense of humor! I look crazy! – Trixie Mattel

105. I wish there were more humor in my work than I see in it. – Jasper Johns

106. I need a man with a good sense of humor and a kind heart. – Joanna Krupa

107. I think that humor is part of what saves us from despair. – John Perry Barlow

108. Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other. – Al Franken

109. Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. – Steven Wright

110. A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. – Mignon McLaughlin

111. A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way. – Allen Klein

112. Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures. – Sam Walton

113. People of humor are always in some degree people of genius. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

114. If I can’t see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny? – Casey Affleck

115. I’m not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor. – Anjelica Huston

116. I like bawdy humor. I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor. – Betty White

117. Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. – Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

118. I think God gave us senses of humor, and we should use them. – Vera Farmiga

119. Humor can be an incredible, lacerating and effective weapon. – Carl Hiaasen

120. I have a self-deprecating sense of humor, so I knock myself. – Big Show

121. Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. – George Eliot

122. I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor. – Edward Albee

123. I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists. – Mike Epps

124. Academics tend to have wonderfully infantile senses of humor. – John Lithgow

125. I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. – Brendan Coyle

126. Humor comes from the surprise release of some buried tension. – Lorrie Moore

127. Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. – Virginia Woolf

128. All I know about humor is that I don’t know anything about it. – Fred Allen

129. If you look at terrorists, they really have no sense of humor. – Al Franken

130. I regard the writing of humor as a supreme artistic challenge. – Herman Wouk

131. I think everybody would admit that we’ve got a sense of humor. – Dusty Hill

132. I appreciate humor so much, but I’m actually not a funny girl. – Emmanuelle Chriqui

133. You have to have a sense of humor about life to get through it. – Kesha

134. Humor is so important to the American scene throughout history. – Bob Newhart

135. I like guys with a sense of humor who smile a lot and are kind. – Nikki Glaser

136. There is very little room for humor and personality in hip-hop. – Andy Mineo

137. I like the brooding man – a brooding man with a sense of humor. – Maira Kalman

138. Humor without sadness underneath it feels cheap and aggressive. – John Cameron Mitchell

139. The characters I play are tough, but I love laughing and humor. – Ken Watanabe

140. We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor. – Bobby Clarke

141. Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. – Will Rogers

142. Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself – with a smile. – J. B. Priestley

143. The thing that I fear discriminating against is humor and truth. – Charles Bukowski

144. What we’re doing is fun – if you have any sense of humor at all! – Calvin Klein

145. I never have been able to understand where the humor comes from. – Gary Larson

146. Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor. – Allen Klein

147. I defuse everything I can with it. Humor is such a great shield. – Brad Paisley

148. We have always had gross humor. But we try for funny, not gross. – Shawn Wayans

149. Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. – Edward de Bono

150. The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense. – Jacob Riis

151. Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn. – Irvin S. Cobb

152. I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor. – Alton Brown

153. Without a sense of humor, I would have been gone a long time ago. – Patty Duke

154. Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles. – Allen Klein

155. Humor is the secret into the audience’s other ranges of emotions. – Kevin Feige

156. I love the vulgar. I kind of have the humor of a 17-year-old boy. – Judy Gold

157. A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it. – Don Herold

158. I think a sense of humor will help get a girl out of a dark place. – Twyla Tharp

159. There’s humor in everything. There’s gotta be humor in everything. – Amy Sedaris

160. There’s a tremendous amount of humor… in very unexpected places. – Holly Hunter

161. People who have any kind of illness use humor as a type of coping. – Edward Zwick

162. From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere. – Dr. Seuss

163. A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage. – Chris Rock

164. Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product. – Allen Klein

165. When a chick has a sense of humor, there’s nothing more attractive. – Dylan O’Brien

166. Surprise is not humor. I think that there can be a fine line there. – Keegan-Michael Key

167. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. – Mahatma Gandhi

168. Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. – Langston Hughes

169. It’s always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it’s just hilarious. – Bill Hicks

170. A lot of people can find something to laugh at in my humor, I guess. – Ron White

171. With Ricky Gervais, it’s all shades of wrong, it’s my kind of humor. – Emily Blunt

172. That’s what kept us going – a sense of absurdity, rather than humor. – Frank McCourt

173. When you work crazy TV hours, you got to have a good sense of humor. – Matt Bomer

174. A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself. – Doug Larson

175. What we’ve discovered is that Americans seem to love our saucy humor. – Benny Hill

176. My sense of humor has saved me more than a couple of times in my life. – John Prine

177. Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. – Malcolm Muggeridge

178. I’m not too modest of a person. I’ve got a pretty blue sense of humor. – Michelle Monaghan

179. The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself. – Oliver Goldsmith

180. And for my family, comedically, that was the key to a lot of the humor. – Damon Wayans

181. One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor. – Ralph Fiennes

182. I have a sick sense of humor. Like, I’m always laughing at my own pain. – Tierra Whack

183. Everybody’s got a different sense of humor. It’s just different styles. – Colin Quinn

184. Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. – William Makepeace Thackeray

185. Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly. – Jonathan Swift

186. A lot of people into Tool, for some reason, are not interested in humor. – Maynard James Keenan

187. Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary. – Shel Silverstein

188. The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it. – Umberto Eco

189. I make jokes because humor is the greatest healing factor that there is. – Dick Dale

190. My humor is traced with dark – I’ve got dark patches all over the place. – Albert Brooks

191. The darker the film, the more vital everyone’s sense of humor is on set. – Eric Bana

192. What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor. – Bernard Williams

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

194. Well, darkness with humor… I’m not an extremely suicidal or sad person. – Peter Steele

195. That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. – A. Whitney Brown

196. Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots. – Steve Allen

197. What you see on stage is pretty much the way I am… a dry sense of humor. – Bob Newhart

198. I tend to deal with most issues with humor… always have and always will. – Gordon Gee

199. From an early age onward, it was said that ‘Ingmar has no sense of humor.’ – Ingmar Bergman

200. I love dry British humor. I love to sketch in my off time. I love tequila. – Maren Morris

201. ‘Scorpion’ has so much humor and so much heart and a great deal of action. – Nina Tassler

202. Even conservative columnists tend to prefer humor that isn’t fit to print. – Ross Douthat

203. Humor does not diminish the pain – it makes the space around it get bigger. – Allen Klein

204. No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

205. Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion. – Thomas Browne

206. Anyone who knows me, and most of my fans, know that I have a sense of humor. – Glenn Danzig

207. My fam is just a regular family. But all of them have great senses of humor. – Dane Cook

208. If I ever have sex with someone I might be able to develop a sense of humor. – Kate Beckinsale

209. Rock Hudson wasn’t my type. He’s a great guy and had a great sense of humor. – Tab Hunter

210. Good humor isn’t a trait of character, it is an art which requires practice. – David Seabury

211. I’m not for gratuitous nudity, but if there’s humor, I don’t have a problem. – Rebecca Romijn

212. Humor reminds you, when you’re flattened by sorrow, that you’re still human. – Elizabeth McCracken

213. I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. – Frank A. Clark

214. Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges. – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

215. My view of life is colored by humor and looking at the best in any situation. – Michael J. Fox

216. Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless. – Allen Klein

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

218. You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance. – W. Somerset Maugham

219. Humor is everywhere in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does. – Bill Nye

220. I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor. – Michael J. Fox

221. I think the best dramatic actors know how to tap into their character’s humor. – Catherine O’Hara

222. If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony. – Xun Kuang

223. Humor can inform and break down stigma, which is a huge issue in the military. – Garry Trudeau

224. In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge. – George Herbert

225. Why can’t we give the American people a break and separate humor from politics? – Dan Crenshaw

226. One thing my family has shown me is that having a sense of humor is everything. – Zoey Deutch

227. Without freedom and without humor, our cultures can’t have a healthy evolution. – Yasmine Hamdan

228. Sometimes in the most tragic situation, something just profoundly funny happens. – David Hyde Pierce

229. Among my friends, I’m not a little Boy Scout, and they love my humor, thank God. – Don Rickles

230. Sometimes I find I’m wearing a divided, split brain in terms of drama and humor. – Ridley Scott

231. I don’t understand how somebody wouldn’t have a sense of humor about themselves. – John Malkovich

232. I was born with a mother who loved me unconditionally and with a sense of humor. – Anthony Ray Hinton

233. I have a good sense of humor. I think everything we do should have whimsy in it. – Judith Leiber

234. My mother was very funny. My dad had a great sense of humor. My grandmother, too. – Carol Burnett

235. Sometimes I make myself laugh, but that’s because I appreciate my sense of humor. – Regina Hall

236. I’ve learned to have a sense of humor about myself. Lord knows everyone else does! – Debbie Gibson

237. I love people who have a good sense of humor, tell a good story, tell a good joke. – Jason Statham

238. Morbid humor is very valid, even healthy, as long as you don’t do it gratuitously. – Gary Larson

239. Me and Matt love to argue, but in general our sense of humor is pretty much alike. – Trey Parker

240. I have the humor of a 9-year-old boy, and sometimes I’ve had laughing fits on-air. – Megyn Kelly

241. People who know me know I have a sense of humor that can really push the envelope. – Carmen Electra

242. Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing. – Allen Klein

243. Americans are pragmatic, relatively uncomplicated, hearty and given to broad humor. – Herb Caen

244. People in real life don’t get ballplayers’ humor, the way we talk in the clubhouse. – Justin Verlander

245. In our most desperate times, people going through true hardships use humor to cope. – Sean Baker

246. A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself. – Clifton Fadiman

247. Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals. – Agnes Repplier

248. Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor. – Samuel Richardson

249. Love, as wonderful and horrible as it is, has at its center a kind of pitiful humor. – Tim O’Brien

250. Humor works, and it’s the best way to get attention without spending a lot of money. – Jerry Della Femina

251. My type of humor is me not caring whether people know what I’m talking about or not. – John Hodgman

252. You can’t study comedy; it’s within you. It’s a personality. My humor is an attitude. – Don Rickles

253. One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter. – Francoise Sagan

254. I’ve met a lot of people who’ve lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor. – Louis C. K.

255. I got my sense of humor from my grandmother. You know, my grandmother was very funny. – Paul Mooney

256. There’s plenty of room for humor in politics, God knows, but it’s a serious business. – Al Franken

257. My sense of humor is a turkey, and I pull it out of the oven and baste it in reality. – Tracy Morgan

258. Cameron Crowe can write dialogue and shoot it with warmth and humor like nobody else. – Emma McLaughlin

259. Much of the best humor is found in the frequently tragic reality of human experience. – Steve Allen

260. It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. – Max Eastman

261. Humor starts like a wildfire, but then continues on, smoldering, smoldering for years. – Robert Orben

262. If you are a small company taking on a big company, you need to have a sense of humor. – Richard Branson

263. Indonesian people don’t get satire; that’s the thing. There’s no thought in our humor. – Rich Brian

264. Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem. – Allen Klein

265. The people in New York – their humor is on a level that goes, uh, very deep, you know? – Elaine Stritch

266. I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart. – Carmen Electra

267. If we do not know what humor is, that may be because we do not know what humankind is. – Steve Allen

268. I don’t think it’s possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor. – Christopher Hitchens

269. Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas, sometimes ten years. – Allen Klein

270. Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little. – Mason Cooley

271. Denzel Washington has a great sense of humor. He did all those ‘Nutty Professor’ movies. – Seth MacFarlane

272. I think it’s critical, a sense of humor. It did help me – it does help me, continuously. – Teri Garr

273. My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony. – Maurice Sendak

274. Humor can be an incredible lacerating and effective weapon. And that is the way I use it. – Carl Hiaasen

275. There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. – Erma Bombeck

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

277. Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. – Agnes Repplier

278. Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. – Eminem

279. I have a very dark sense of humor. I swear. I have a very playful relationship with Jesus. – Anne Lamott

280. Half the battle is that people have to like you before you say one joke, one bit of humor. – Don Rickles

281. Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn’t. It focuses on facts. – Sarah Silverman

282. You see, that’s another thing that my parents gave me: an enormously great sense of humor. – Liza Minnelli

283. You have to have a sense of humor about all of it – the Emmys and politics and everything. – Billy Eichner

284. Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor. – Eric Sevareid

285. I think it’s important to have a sense of humor. You have to be able to laugh at yourself. – Engelbert Humperdinck

286. Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. – Langston Hughes

287. We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment. – Bil Keane

288. Always have a sense of humor about life – you’ll need it – but always be courteous to boot. – Peter Jennings

289. It doesn’t take many people to have a bad sense of humor to get in trouble at a corporation. – Scott Adams

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

291. If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor. – Teri Garr

292. Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. – E. B. White

293. Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. – Sid Caesar

294. This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought. – Lin Yutang

295. I wasn’t shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid. – Tyler, The Creator

296. 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

297. It’s weird doing red carpets; it’s uncomfortable. But you can have a sense of humor about it. – Kirsten Dunst

298. Sometimes the only way to deal with horrific things in life is through a dark sense of humor. – Margaret Cho

299. I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that. – Lawrence Kasdan

300. Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don’t get sick you’re missing half the fun. – Flip Wilson

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

302. The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place. – Bob Newhart

303. I don’t think I would describe my sense of humor. Doesn’t sound like the kind of thing I’d do. – Tommy Lee Jones

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

305. Humor and comedy have always been the best way to deal with real life issues and just reality. – Jermaine Fowler

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

307. You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other. – Steve Irwin

308. The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature. – Alfred North Whitehead

309. Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him. – Romain Gary

310. You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it. – Allen Klein

311. If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. – Jennifer Jones

312. There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor. – Thomas Wentworth Higginson

313. I think that humor has become a principle means of communication among Americans about politics. – P. J. O’Rourke

314. Political correctness? In my humor, I never talk about politics. I was never much into all that. – Don Rickles

315. I’ve used my sense of humor as a coping tool. It’s gotten me through a lot of challenging times. – Adam Rippon

316. I do talk about celebrity relationships like Kim Kardashian’s. I like to find the humor in love. – Loni Love

317. We will take almost any kind of criticism except the observation that we have no sense of humor. – Steve Allen

318. I have five boys in the family, and it’s constant competition, sport, humor, and practical jokes. – Mitt Romney

319. As far as humor goes, I’ve always been a very insecure person and I’ve always wanted to be liked. – Peter Steele

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

321. I was certainly not a class clown; I confused and angered a lot of people with my sense of humor. – Katherine Ryan

322. I consider myself a disciple of Norman Lear. And one of the things he did was topic-driven humor. – Kenya Barris

323. Wit – the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. – Ambrose Bierce

324. When people are in the midst of really heavy stuff and still have a sense of humor, I admire that. – Ted Danson

325. I don’t feel any need to play the role of the clown. In my private life I take a break from humor. – Gad Elmaleh

326. Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn’t: Go stick your head in the mud. – Jesse Ventura

327. It’s easier to sit there and say you don’t like feminists because they don’t have a sense of humor. – Joan Jett

328. I think there’s something about the Irish experience – that we had to have a sense of humor or die. – Frank McCourt

329. I don’t think that because you die and move on to somewhere else that you lose your sense of humor. – Peter Jackson

330. Humor is a way of saying we’re all seeing the same ridiculous, absurd, infuriating things together. – Jon Lovett

331. Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth. – Mark Van Doren

332. I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor. – William Gilmore Simms

333. It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal. – Edgar Rice Burroughs

334. I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation. – W. Somerset Maugham

335. In rough times, pathfinders rely on work, friends, humor and prayer. They develop a support network. – Gail Sheehy

336. If I had to describe my sense of humor, I would say it’s contemporary wit, you know what I’m saying? – Tracy Morgan

337. I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage. – Kyle Chandler

338. Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don’t have a sense of humor it just isn’t funny anymore. – Wavy Gravy

339. I think that sense of humor is important in marriage. A sense of humor gets people through marriage. – Connie Britton

340. 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

341. My wheelhouse is intense characters who have a certain sympathetic streak and also a sense of humor. – Billy Bob Thornton

342. I never wanted to do observational humor because I never wanted to tell people what they were seeing. – Richard Lewis

343. I’m not a particularly dark individual. I have my moments, it’s true, but I do have a sense of humor. – Alan Moore

344. I don’t have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place. – Vera Farmiga

345. A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me. – Chevy Chase

346. I hate to say it but I hate black humor. I feel like a Klan member saying it, but it’s just not funny. – Issa Rae

347. Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet. – Robert Morgan

348. 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

349. And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor. – Paul McCartney

350. I didn’t think that anything is beyond humor – not profane humor, but a good, honest approach to humor. – Mort Sahl

351. If you’re that hypersensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor, don’t marry out of your race. – Laura Schlessinger

352. Even as a kid I was never the generator of humor, but I always knew who was funny, who to hang out with. – Andrew Stanton

353. Humor is always more interesting when it comes from someone who’s had more than, like, five experiences. – Daniel Mallory Ortberg

354. Robert Walker as Bruno was excellent. He had elegance and humor, and the proper fondness for his mother. – Patricia Highsmith

355. Nobody enjoys the ‘little show about nothing’ humor more than me, but that is never the way I look at it. – Jerry Seinfeld

356. Since the very beginning, Emeril’s had a sense of humor about me calling him names and poking fun at him. – Anthony Bourdain

357. Sites like Funny or Die and College Humor are great, but I’d say it’s appealing to 80% men and 20% women. – Zooey Deschanel

358. When we can find some humor in our upsets, they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did. – Allen Klein

359. It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself and the problems you face in life. Sense of humor can save you. – Margaret Cho

360. Women respond to comfort and a sense of humor. I was always able to make them laugh, so that helps a lot. – Peter Dinklage

361. I liked the humor of it, I’ve always enjoyed a sense of humor in God and in religion and in spirituality. – Amber Tamblyn

362. I think bands, when they’re on the road, they keep their sanity by developing an internal sense of humor. – Ric Ocasek

363. Sure, the comedians who swear or use scatological humor can get laughs, but they’re uncomfortable laughs. – John Ratzenberger

364. You’re not going to see my sense of humor on the football field. That’s not a place for me to joke around. – Tom Brady

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

366. I think the main thing about comedy and humor is that it’s impossible and always was impossible to define. – Mike Nichols

367. Michael Pollan is a champion. In all ways. A man of great integrity, humor, and common sense and kindness. – Maira Kalman

368. There’s such a rich history in ‘SNL’ of political humor, and I think audience members expect that from us. – Sasheer Zamata

369. 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

370. Once anyone who has a sense of humor can do what they want, they want to do funny bits as much as possible. – Gavin McInnes

371. The key to humor is often self-loathing or sarcasm. In a sense, that’s how self-loathing is made palatable. – James Gray

372. There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them. – Robert Benchley

373. I come from a much freer kind of performance thing, where I rely on my own improv and my own sense of humor. – Chevy Chase

374. Poop humor is fun. If you do the toilet scenes well and commit to them, they can be really, really powerful. – Sandra Bullock

375. Bringing humor and bringing happiness and joy to an audience is a wonderful opportunity in life, believe me. – Angela Lansbury

376. In the ‘Hurt Locker’ there’s a lot of me in there, a sense of humor, a man of few words and a lot of action. – Jeremy Renner

377. A lot of people say, ‘Hey, God doesn’t have a sense of humor.’ Yes, He does. God has a great sense of humor. – Si Robertson

378. All Shondaland shows have a level of intelligence, a level of humor, a level of pathos and human connection. – Jason Winston George

379. I feel like I’ve always had a sordid sense of humor, and it’s only gotten more twisted as I’ve gotten older. – Tituss Burgess

380. My daughter doesn’t even get my humor. She’s like, ‘Um, no. I don’t get it, Dad. Mmm, no, not that one, Dad.’ – Kevin Hart

381. Things are more complex today, and I think humor has changed a a great deal. People are more sensitive today. – Lewis Grizzard

382. Things can be funny only when we are in fun. When we’re ‘dead earnest,’ humor is the only thing that is dead. – Flip Wilson

383. Professional comedians, surprisingly, have a lack of humor. They’re insensitive to the insanity of our times. – Mort Sahl

384. Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss. – Allen Klein

385. I’m a big fan of independent girls who are strong-willed, vocal in their opinions, and have a sense of humor. – David Lambert

386. The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit. – William Temple

387. Leonard Cohen has a way with words and with humor that remind me to lighten up, which I appreciate very much. – Damien Rice

388. 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

389. I make fun of situations and try and find the humor in things, but it’s never at the expense of the other guy. – Bob Uecker

390. Humor has been the balm of my life, but it’s been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana. – Lana Turner

391. When you say a friend has a sense of humor do you mean that he makes you laugh, or that he can make you laugh? – Max Frisch

392. ‘War on Everyone,’ I think… the script was hilarious to me, but it’s very dark, dark humor. It’s super dark. – Michael Pena

393. I never think I want to try to be funny. And humor, if there is anything funny, should come from a real place. – Molly Shannon

394. I think my sense of humor is Jewish. I’m smarter than most white people, which is kind of a Jewish thing, too. – Jim Goad

395. Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you. – Herbert Beerbohm Tree

396. 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

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

398. Putting a little time aside for clean fun and good humor is very necessary to relieve the tensions of our time. – Hattie McDaniel

399. 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

400. With humor, it’s so subjective that trying to think of what the ideal reader would think would drive you crazy. – Calvin Trillin

401. Whatever else an American believes or disbelieves about himself, he is absolutely sure he has a sense of humor. – E. B. White

402. Religious humor is not really my area, so I probably wouldn’t do anything about that, or politics or something. – Chris Lilley

403. My father, Leo Henry Brown, really was talented – he could write. He had a gift, and he had a great, sly humor. – Angie Dickinson

404. My humor is a lot like Kristen Wiig’s from ‘Saturday Night Live’ or ‘Bridesmaids.’ Quirky, off the beaten path. – Nicole Ari Parker

405. I just think we need to have a little sense of humor about yourself and just live and learn, take some chances. – Cesaro

406. I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. – Bob Hope

407. I definitely need a girl that has a good sense of humor because there are some girls that are just very uptight. – Romeo Santos

408. When humor works, it works because it’s clarifying what people already feel. It has to come from someplace real. – Tina Fey

409. I don’t know if I realized that I was funny, but I realized how healing and important humor was in my childhood. – Bonnie Hunt

410. And, you know, I liked writing humor. Well, I should say, I wanted to write seriously, but it kept turning funny. – Roseanne Barr

411. I think drama and comedy are pretty much all the same, and the issue is whether or not you have a sense of humor. – Valerie Harper

412. So my humor, I’d say, comes from a mixture of lowbrow comedy shows and highbrow theater. It’s an interesting mix. – Jasper Fforde

413. The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies. – William Temple

414. 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

415. Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever. – Mark Twain

416. It’s always amazed me how little attention philosophers, psychologists, or anyone else actually has paid to humor. – Edward de Bono

417. Sometimes the only way to make palatable that which is appalling and apprehensive is to season it with some humor. – Terrence Howard

418. I like dark humor. I think the world is very funny and tragic, and my photographs are basically dark Jewish humor. – William Klein

419. Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. – Mark Twain

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

421. Evangelicals always assume that humor and faith are contradictory. It’s OK to smile, to be nice, but not frivolous. – Mike Yaconelli

422. Humor connects us, especially in politics. It’s a way of surprising one another with shared context and experience. – Jon Lovett

423. I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He’s got such a wicked sense of humor. – Moby

424. In Australia, even the darkest subject matter has a little pinch of humor. A little sweet to make the sour go down. – Ben Mendelsohn

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425. I think hip-hop does a very good job of infusing comedy and humor and wit into music, a lot more than other genres. – Carrie Brownstein

426. Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor? – Frank Moore Colby

427. I would love to do a film with a lot of humor in it: a comedy with pain instead of a painful film with some comedy. – Randa Haines

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

429. From sixteen to twenty, all women, kept in humor by their hopes and by their attractions, appear to be good-natured. – Samuel Richardson

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

431. 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

432. I think that ‘Saving Grace’ is pretty funny. I think that the show and the woman have a pretty great sense of humor. – Holly Hunter

433. Most of the time, the truth is ugly and in your face! My observational brand of humor is very much all in your face! – Erik Griffin

434. The humor section is the last place an author wants to be. They put your stuff next to collections of Cathy cartoons. – David Sedaris

435. There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble. – Sinclair Lewis

436. Athletes tend to have less of a sense of humor than most people. They are heroes to so many. That might be part of it. – Jeff Ross

437. My family is pretty funny. My mother is British, so she’s got a very dry sense of humor. That’s where I got that from. – Jason Bateman

438. Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony. – Lionel Trilling

439. I learned that on kids’ shows, you have to eat a lot of stuff. A lot of the humor comes from food and gross-out humor. – Linda Cardellini

440. A sense of humor is important. I’m always attracted to a girl with confidence. In terms of looks, I don’t have a type. – Corey Sevier

441. The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

442. My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You’ve got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you. – Michael Caine

443. A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man. – Catherine Deneuve

444. Humor can bring people under the tent. And a good joke can deflect some of the intensity surrounding a serious subject. – Ted Danson

445. Along with a sense of humor, my songs have to be sincere, and they have to be sung from a position of inner conviction. – Arlo Guthrie

446. I think fans are going to get everything you’d expect from ‘The Office’, from awkwardness, to a lot of humor and heart. – Craig Robinson

447. The real story of Netflix is complicated: an epic tale full of struggle, disappointment, drama, humor, and achievement. – Marc Randolph

448. If somebody has no sense of humor, I think that’s a great place to start for British comedy in terms of your character. – Matt Berry

449. Never make a joke or try for humor at someone else’s expense. In a high-stakes environment, everyone needs to feel safe. – Alan Mulally

450. All my relatives and friends have been pretty aware of my brand of humor for a while, so none of them have been shocked. – Nikki Glaser

451. Why anybody gets my sense of humor I never know, but I do know that when they do, I keep them as close as I possibly can. – Joss Whedon

452. I don’t think of myself as funny – I don’t fill up a room with my humor… I would fail miserably as a stand-up comedian. – Steve Carell

453. There’s some sort of unspoken license… when outlandish things come out of an inanimate object, somehow it equals humor. – Jeff Dunham

454. We moved to America when I was young, but we were always very Welsh in our home. The humor, food, traditions. Very Welsh. – Richard Brake

455. I used to watch ‘The Waltons’ and sob because my family was nothing like that. We had a cruel sense of humor in my family. – Paula Poundstone

456. I can’t not find humor in elements of most parts of life, but at the same time nothing ever seems perpetually funny to me. – Greg Kinnear

457. The similarity between my music and The Beatles’ music is it has within it a very positive quality. It’s woven with humor. – Donovan

458. I’ve always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don’t say anything for shock value. – Amy Schumer

459. Over the years, I’ve learned that a sense of humor is the only skill that allows you to turn sucking at life into a career. – Zach Anner

460. You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense. – John Cassavetes

461. Women, as they grow older, rely more and more on cosmetics. Men, as they grow older, rely more and more on a sense of humor. – George Jean Nathan

462. It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment. – Freeman Dyson

463. My favorite kind of humor is basically, if it was happening to you, it wouldn’t be funny, but to observe it, it’s hilarious. – Bill Burr

464. If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain. – William Howard Taft

465. I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes. – Gordon Gee

466. I think being a parent is knowing how to love. Sometimes love is discipline, sometimes it’s humor, sometimes it’s listening. – Melissa Etheridge

467. I’ve always been a fan of a Johnny Carson because he was so great with an audience and not afraid of self-deprecating humor. – Vince Vaughn

468. My parents armed me with an amazing sense of humor, and it’s what you need when, well, it’s what anyone needs in this world. – Warwick Davis

469. Having a sense of humor has served me more than it has hurt me – just in the sense that it has allowed me to keep my sanity. – Dee Dee Myers

470. We have a certain warped sense of humor in Scandinavia, and that is what comes across in the choices in a lot of our movies. – Connie Nielsen

471. I’m really happy I went to a Catholic school because a lot of the repressive tactics they use make for great senses of humor. – Denis Leary

472. Bathroom humor, fart, and poo poo humor in movies gets a laugh. It’s a pretty easy audience, and that’s been around for ages. – Selma Blair

473. Sometimes you can take those dramatic roles and maybe interject a little humor into them, and I think the reverse also works. – Dennis Farina

474. The beauty of comedy is you can really push things. Hopefully, you’re with people with a sense of humor and can relate to it. – Adrien Brody

475. My brand of humor is trying to play the situation as real as possible because I’m not the type of guy who is a joke a minute. – Dave Franco

476. I try to find humor in everything I do, because I think all great plays – even great tragedies – have enormous humor in them. – Marian Seldes

477. Often, contrasts bring art to life: the bright speck of paint on a dark canvas; the tightrope walk between humor and tragedy. – Laura van den Berg

478. I value humor, kindness, and the ability to tell a good story far more than money, status, or the kind of car someone drives. – Rebecca Wells

479. 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

480. Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage. – Anne Lamott

481. I think everyone is born with humor, but your life can beat it out of you, sadly, or you can be lucky enough to grow up in it. – Catherine O’Hara

482. I’ve always thought the word cow was funny. And cows are sort of tragic figures. Cows blur the line between tragedy and humor. – Gary Larson

483. I always pushed back on doing long-form. I imagined SpongeBob as being simple, and I wanted to concentrate on character humor. – Stephen Hillenburg

484. Part of my humor is the fact that I love coming out of left field. I don’t want people to expect what is going to happen next. – Howie Mandel

485. The French aren’t known for being hilarious. When I told Parisians I was interested in French humor, they’d say ‘French what?’ – Pamela Druckerman

486. The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance. – Peter De Vries

487. 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. – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

488. I compare Stephen Sondheim with humor, because humor is unanalyzable. You can’t analyze humor. You just have to get through it. – Elaine Stritch

489. I came from a dysfunctional family – very dysfunctional. And my father used to find great humor in throwing me down the stairs. – Bob Beckel

490. A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways. – Courteney Cox

491. I’m not just a big-haired redhead country singer who dresses flamboyantly, has this wicked sense of humor and wears rhinestones. – Naomi Judd

492. Because I was a television writer for many years, I write very conversationally. I put things straight, and with a lot of humor. – Tracy McMillan

493. The New Zealand sense of humor is tough and realistic. Jokes are not surreal; they are about life and death and tough decisions. – Anthony McCarten

494. I think a lot of people, when they don’t quite fit in in the world, use humor to combat that and to find their place in society. – Kaya Scodelario

495. I’ve always thought my strengths were I’m smart, and I have a good sense of humor. I definitely struggle with feeling confident. – Lauren Graham

496. 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

497. I like George Carlin’s jokes. I like his humor. He’s one of my heroes, and I like what he did with talking about everyday things. – Steven Wright

498. Wit and playfulness represent a desperately serious transcendence of evil. Humor is both a form of wisdom and a means of survival. – Tom Robbins

499. Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American, and like Twain, we’ll likely not see another like him. – Dick Van Dyke

500. 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. – Al Franken

501. Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder. – Russell Baker

502. You are not just a funny person or just a journalist. Most people are hybrids of having a smart opinion and a great sense of humor. – Katie Nolan

503. I feel like I don’t really have a sense of humor… I don’t know if I could characterize it dark or light. I just – I do like humor. – Sandra Oh

504. Christina Hoff Sommers is a self-identified feminist and registered Democrat with a Ph.D. in philosophy and a wicked sense of humor. – Bari Weiss

505. My dad instilled in me a great sense of humor. I wasn’t bullied at school because my outward attitude was confident, and that helps. – Warwick Davis

506. I think humor can be an effective way of getting the point across, but there are definitely times where I just write very earnestly. – Alex Pareene

507. Basically, I think you need two things to get by in this world: a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed. – Arlo Guthrie

508. That’s how to make a stand-up comedian: You take a person who is uncomfortable and try to squirrel their way out of it through humor. – W. Kamau Bell

509. Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude. – Frank Muir

510. Humor is the most important thing in life. It trumps everything else, and it’s the only thing that helps me deal with everything else. – Paul Rudd

511. I’m actually a perpetual 13-year-old. I’ve never advanced beyond 13. Every day, tomorrow is my 14th birthday. That’s my kind of humor. – Terry Crews

512. I like being a Baha’i who has an out-there sense of humor. God gives us talents and faculties, and making people laugh is one of mine. – Rainn Wilson

513. Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost. – James Thurber

514. Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful. – Rashida Jones

515. I need a woman to have a quirky sense of humor. There’s a bunch of jokes I use, and if she doesn’t get them, she’s probably not for me. – Matthew Perry

516. When you finish a drama, you go, ‘I can’t wait to do a comedy.’ When you finish a comedy, you go, ‘I want to do a dramedy, dark humor.’ – Michael Pena

517. I’ve always liked using humor, but what I had to with ‘Chewing Gum’ was take out a lot of darkness so it would be a bit more feel-good. – Michaela Coel

518. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou

519. When I look at a lot of older stuff that I’ve written, I think one sign of amateur humor writing is when you see people trying too hard. – David Sedaris

520. I still haven’t found the humor in getting hit by a cement truck. My knees still hurt when I think about it, so no jokes about that yet. – Adam DeVine

521. I was a timid little guy when I was a kid. I used humor as a defense; I became the class clown. But deep inside, I felt real vulnerable. – Mike Huckabee

522. Humor is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it’s very ambiguous. You have it, or you don’t. You can’t attain it. – Heinrich Boll

523. The waltz is a very important part of my life. It’s a very important way for me to express my positiveness, bringing humor to the world. – Andre Rieu

524. I was pretty much a child of ‘Monty Python.’ I grew up loving that type of humor and even structured a lot of humor in the same fashion. – Michael Jai White

525. Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along. – Allen Klein

526. Humor is a powerful tool, and some of these politicians are so far out and easy to lampoon. They just provide such delicious opportunity. – George Takei

527. 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

528. I’ve always had a crazy sense of humor. So the ballet probably wouldn’t have been enough for me. I had to clown around a little bit more. – Chita Rivera

529. Jeffrey Zeldman had an astonishing ability to craft a seductive coolness using educated references, dry humor, and retro/organic imagery. – Matt Mullenweg

530. I go out and speak to women’s groups all the time, and I say, ‘Guys, you gotta laugh and find the humor in things. You gotta pass it on.’ – Vicki Lawrence

531. I don’t feel that I’m strictly Danish; I don’t feel that my sense of humor is strictly Danish or my human sensibility is strictly Danish. – Susanne Bier

532. A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. – Jessamyn West

533. I think humor is such a personal thing, and you put a microphone in somebody’s face, they’re going to say something that offends somebody. – Jane Lynch

534. I do enjoy Dennis Miller, I do enjoy Chris Rock when they do their political humor, but it’s never been my goal… I love relatable humor. – Jo Koy

535. I’ve worked a lot in comedy. As much as I love playing dramatic roles, it’s always nice to be able to have some humor around when working. – Tom Ellis

536. Good acting is thinking in front of the camera. I just do that and apply a sense of humor to it. You have to trust the audience to get it. – Charles Grodin

537. I manage through a sense of humor. We all work hard, and work has to be a really interesting, fun place. And that has to start at the top. – Carol Bartz

538. The whole ability to look at the complexity of race and any sort of associated -ism and still find humor, that’s a very interesting space. – Rashid Johnson

539. Humor was how I got through everything in my life. I used to find a funny way to get out of situations. That’s who I was. That’s who I am! – Jermaine Fowler

540. Humor in a relationship is so important. Many women will say that. Some say, ‘If they can make you laugh, it’s the sexiest thing on earth.’ – Helen Mirren

541. Humor comes in all forms, and everyone has their cup of tea about what makes them laugh. But the day we censor humor is a sad one for sure. – Marlee Matlin

542. I love puns. I’ve been known to turn the car around just to take advantage of a good pun situation. It really is the highest form of humor. – Karin Slaughter

543. People often think that you have a sense of humor because you think that life is funny. Life isn’t funny at all. It’s appalling and tragic. – Howard Jacobson

544. There is humor in the specter of the worst disaster in our nation’s history. All I have to do is sweep away the debris of shock to find it. – Will Durst

545. My dad is and was very funny and had a really dry sense of humor, which, as a kid, seemed un-fun. But in retrospect, it’s kind of hilarious. – John Mulaney

546. I think ‘Country Girl’ is one song that can veer into country or hip-hop or rap. You can listen to it and enjoy the humor and the fun in it. – Luke Bryan

547. There’s something very authentic about humor, when you think about it. Anybody can pretend to be serious. But you can’t pretend to be funny. – Billy Collins

548. When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits. – Allen Klein

549. You write the way you think about the world. My motto in times of trouble – and I’m speaking of life, not writing – is ‘no humor too black.’ – Elizabeth McCracken

550. The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words. Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me. – Marilyn Manson

551. I think empathy is romantic. I think humor is romantic. Kindness is romantic. I think those kind of gestures of caring and love are romantic. – Michael Buble

552. Humor is very interesting to me. My films are not comedies, but there’s comedy in them from time to time, absurdities, just like in real life. – David Lynch

553. If you don’t have humor, you’re not going to make it. You’re going to be one of those people who walks around with your head about to explode. – James McBride

554. I am attracted to intelligence, a witty sense of humor, an adventurous outlook on life and spiritual awareness about one’s self and the world. – Tanit Phoenix

555. I think there’s a little confusion between humor and ‘gross’ passing for humor. That’s kind of regrettable, because they aren’t the same thing. – Bob Newhart

556. As far as how I approach the humor, I think the best comedy is going to happen when I’m myself and act organically to a news item or situation. – Nikki Glaser

557. ESPN is all meat and potatoes. It’s pretty much scouting reports. There isn’t a great deal of humor, and when there is, it’s pretty sophomoric. – Frank Deford

558. My childhood was great because my family has an amazing sense of humor, and it was just all making videos and jokes and doing skits and things. – Zach Anner

559. I think great humor lies in playing the truth of a situation. I see myself as a performer and that applies to a Greek drama or a modern comedy. – Brendan Coyle

560. Daddy was hilarious. He could take the most mundane event and tell it so that we all on the floor laughing. He trained me in the joys of humor. – Karen DeCrow

561. ‘Big Bang Theory’ is not my kind of show. It’s not my humor. I don’t like multicam comedies. I don’t want an audience to tell me when to laugh. – Zachary Knighton

562. I never write anything without humor, just because I like humor, but at the same time, it is a way for anything fantastical to become relatable. – Joss Whedon

563. I want to prove to the skeptics that I’m not a clown. I’m very serious about what I do. I want to be a good ski jumper who has a sense of humor. – Eddie the Eagle

564. I like to deal with EVERY aspect of our condition, and that means terror and humor in equal mix. Some books have more room for humor than others. – Dean Koontz

565. Edward Norton and I have known each other awhile. I just think he’s the real deal, supremely talented and smart. He’s got a great sense of humor. – Kevin Spacey

566. I’m a Larry David fan, right? And it seems to me that Jewish history from the Talmud on has been a self-deprecating, self-critical kind of humor. – Peter Eisenman

567. Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all. – John Kenneth Galbraith

568. 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. – Alanis Morissette

569. I love practical jokes and humor. That there’s frankly no joke that I don’t think is funny. I love practical jokes, but I don’t like being scared. – Mitt Romney

570. One thing I have that the majority of other designers don’t is humor. That’s distinctly my approach, and it was distinctly Franco Moschino’s, too. – Jeremy Scott

571. Certainly my personality, my sense of humor, my outlook on life was informed by the experiences of my parents and the stories they shared with me. – Geddy Lee

572. I do find things funny. When you see life through the eyes of someone with a good sense of humor, which my grandmother did, life is a human comedy. – George Takei

573. 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.’ – Alan King

574. Humor helps ease the tension of race and the differences in society. If there wasn’t comedy I don’t know if Obama could have ever become president. – Marlon Wayans

575. Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming! – Anne Hathaway

576. Gallows humor is part of our coping mechanism. It’s part of our grief process. If we don’t know what else to do, we laugh. That’s a very real thing. – James Roday

577. It’s nice when you are with a guy who can find the humor in touch situations and be comfortable enough in his own skin that he can laugh at himself. – Mikaela Hoover

578. Teasing and a sense of humor, if you can develop that in your kids, and if you can exercise it with the kids, just makes for a pleasanter atmosphere. – P. J. O’Rourke

579. I should say, one of the things about being a widow or a widower, you really, really need a sense of humor, because everything’s going to fall apart. – Joyce Carol Oates

580. I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff. What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff. I’ve got a dry sense of humor. – Katie Price

581. I really like when different stories are represented, it’s not just the same kind of person, and when there’s humor in it, and there’s relationships. – Jessica Williams

582. I like Thomas Jefferson, though he intimidated me. I thought he would have been very tough to be around. I don’t know if he had such a sense of humor. – Maira Kalman

583. The biggest void that people can have in their lives is a sense of humor. Spending your life with someone who doesn’t have that wouldn’t be palatable. – Howie Mandel

584. Humor has to surprise us; otherwise, it isn’t funny. It’s a death knell for a writer to be labeled a humorist because then it’s not a surprise anymore. – Garrison Keillor

585. I’ve got a great sense of humor, and if I’m able to say or do something in a movie that people feel like they want to repeat, that’s hugely flattering. – Matthew McConaughey

586. The funniest women I’ve known are Southern. It is such a vital way to get what you want. Charm and grace and a sense of humor will take you a long way. – Connie Britton

587. I have a need to always make people laugh. I have a desperate need. I love a great sense of humor. The people I sort of surround myself with have that. – Peter Dinklage

588. Humor is rare in science fiction… there’s so little of it that it automatically reminds you of other heroes with that acerbic humor when you find it. – John Scalzi

589. That’s what friendships are, isn’t it? You don’t all have to be the same, as long as you’ve all got the same sense of humor and same attitudes on life. – Keren Woodward

590. You hear people say, ‘We take our Tennessee Williams very seriously. There is no laughter here.’ It’s full of humor! Not to laugh is a big, bad mistake! – Ruby Dee

591. I have a very silly sense of humor. I’ve never laughed harder in my entire life than seeing someone with toilet paper stuck on the bottom of their shoe. – Paula Poundstone

592. I don’t happen to have a sense of humor personally, so I don’t know what’s funny about a character… This happens to be a feature of my life generally. – Wallace Shawn

593. OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn’t be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness. – Jennifer Aniston

594. 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

595. Depending on where my self-confidence was, growing up, I would use humor either to bring people closer, or to keep them away from certain feelings I had. – Zach Anner

596. I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it’s humor that’s often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery. – Danny Boyle

597. I want to have fun. Life ain’t no dress rehearsal. I want to have fun. I’m a comedian; I ain’t no politician. So everything I do is with humor, with love. – Bernie Mac

598. Going to AA helped me to see that there were other people who had problems that had found a way to talk about them and find relief and humor through that. – Carrie Fisher

599. Humor is imperative, more important than food. You have a choice when someone dies. You can lie down or get back into life. Do something for someone else. – Doris Roberts

600. Most of the people in my family were pretty funny. Everyone had a good sense of humor. I came to California right after college, wanting to be a musician. – Andy Kindler

601. I think at its best the American sense of humor is the same as the British sense of humor at its best, which is to be wry and ironic and self deprecating. – Simon Pegg

602. I used to be neurotic. I didn’t like myself very much. But somewhere in my mid-40s, my neuroses stopped seeming so important. I developed a sense of humor. – Joanne Woodward

603. I like men who have goals, something that they are passionate about and work hard to achieve. A good sense of humor is important too. And I like tall guys! – Ana Ivanovic

604. For me, I really love ‘Tim and Eric’ and ‘Dr. Steve Brule’ and a lot of the Adult Swim shows, so I like strange, weird, sometimes slightly upsetting humor. – Gillian Jacobs

605. There are very few topics where I can imagine that you might not find humor. And I was stunned at how much weird and dark humor there was when my mom died. – Peter Hedges

606. I think the humor, when applied in the right amount, only serves to intensify the other emotions in a given song; it highlights them, makes them stand out. – John Grant

607. I’m a novelist first, and I wrote a bunch of books, and everything I write, I just find people are more interesting when there’s an element of humor to it. – Jonathan Tropper

608. 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

609. There is also this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it. – Miguel de Cervantes

610. I don’t know how many sacred cows there are today. I think there’s a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor. That’s kind of regrettable. – Bob Newhart

611. I think that what comes through in Chicago humor is the affection. Even though you’re poking fun at someone or something, there’s still an affection for it. – Bob Newhart

612. You know, Freud accepted his lot very stoically and very well and with a sense of humor. He aged and died gracefully, and there’s a lot to be said for that. – Viggo Mortensen

613. I wore goofy hats to school and did musical theater. Most people thought I was a dork. But if you have a sense of humor about it, no one can bring you down. – Zac Efron

614. Humor’s always been the problem of my work, hasn’t it? When working, I feel satisfied when I surprise myself. And when I surprise myself, I wind up laughing. – Kara Walker

615. I love a girl with a sense of humor. Someone who can make me laugh and that I can get along with and talk with and who is just sweet overall, inside and out. – Logan Henderson

616. Jesus must have had a sense of humor. I like to think of Him as a guy who got people to listen to Him by leaving them laughing and chuckling with one another. – Bil Keane

617. A book without potty humor is like a banana split without hot fudge. It can still be good, I suppose, but you kinda get the feeling that something is missing. – Dav Pilkey

618. As an undergrad, I was the editor of the Yale humor magazine, and since then, I’ve published humor in the ‘New York Times’ and ‘Atlantic,’ among other places. – Eric Metaxas

619. Even when something sad or tragic happens, I find a way to look at it in a positive light. People who don’t have a sense of humor must be so sad all the time. – Zach Anner

620. 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

621. Obviously, it’s the Lucille Balls of the world who helped make humor accessible to women and in a voice that women related to. I just wanted to continue that. – Erin Foster

622. ‘Take Shelter’ is a tough movie because there’s no humor in it, so there’s really no way to judge how you’re doing – whether people are still with you or not. – Jeff Nichols

623. Humor is probably the most significant characteristics of the human mind. Far more significant than reason. In fact, reason is actually a very cheap commodity. – Edward de Bono

624. Anyone who’s married to Mariah Carey – I’m pretty sure – doesn’t have a great sense of humor. I mean, let’s be honest: she’s ridiculous. What is her game plan? – Chelsea Handler

625. It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I’m still looking for that. – Michelle Williams

626. For me, whenever I would see a lot of ‘black films,’ I didn’t feel represented in it. I didn’t feel connected to the characters or the situations or the humor. – Zoe Kravitz

627. I have this idyllic love life, but my mind just won’t accept that. I would like to bring a new guy home every night. I try to make humor out of that situation. – Jen Kirkman

628. I was a little shocked at how adult some of the humor was, because I was never that into animation before and when I watched ‘Shrek’ I really laughed out loud. – Cheryl Hines

629. Okay, sense of humor: plus one. Being able to laugh at yourself: plus one. Being able to laugh at other people without being mean: plus one. Vanity: minus one. – Katie Aselton

630. The great thing about university is that they incline you to get up and do it, from the Classics to modern plays, to the humor that Monty Pythons made popular. – Michael York

631. Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren’t about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that. – Ice Cube

632. Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

633. Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him. – Neil Gorsuch

634. Spielberg read the ‘Understudy’ and decided that was the voice he wanted to write ‘Smash.’ He wanted a story that had humanity and humor and high-stakes dreams. – Theresa Rebeck

635. One of the things that would be great is to some day have so many women comedy writers that we wouldn’t say there’s just one type of female humor. There’s lots. – Daniel Mallory Ortberg

636. When I’d watch myself coaching, I’d say, ‘Man, I look bad,’ but I never felt I didn’t have a sense of humor with the team. Maybe I was too over-the-top serious. – Jeff Van Gundy

637. People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it. – Lorna Luft

638. If golf wasn’t enjoyable and there wasn’t a lot of humor and enjoyment, even though the game is so frustrating, you would wonder why you put yourself through it. – Ray Romano

639. When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it’s just wonderful. – Francois Truffaut

640. Most of the characters in ‘The Little Rascals’ were living in poverty, but they decided to focus on the joy of being a kid: the humor, the heart, the resilience. – Sean Baker

641. In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue. – Thomas Jefferson

642. There’s a film I did years ago, ‘Love Serenade,’ that I still really love. It’s such an oddball sense of humor. It was a really special film for me when I did it. – Miranda Otto

643. The wealthy don’t have any sense of humor. It’s not like the English, where the theater is perhaps the one place where they have a sense of humor about themselves. – Alec Baldwin

644. I have my outlet for my humor through my characters, and I also have the intimacy of rapport with my fans that allows me to explain my philosophy and spirituality. – Flip Wilson

645. 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

646. I’ve always had a very dry sense of humor, and I’ve pretty much grown up on Will Ferrell, first on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ then ‘Old School’ and ‘Wedding Crashers.’ – Blake Griffin

647. Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant. – Washington Irving

648. 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

649. I’m a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you’re supposed to feel all kinds of things. – Ellen DeGeneres

650. Lucifer has a sense of fun about life; he just likes to play with people. But the sense of humor of the show is what makes the show entertaining as opposed to dark. – Tom Ellis

651. Funny songs aren’t usually that good. Like Weird Al and maybe a couple of Beatles songs, but it’s kind of hard to bring humor into rock music in an interesting way. – Win Butler

652. Let’s not call physical comedy falling down and pratfalls. All humor is physical, no matter how you dish it out. It’s timing, like a dancer or an athlete would have. – Chevy Chase

653. Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep. – Doris Kearns Goodwin

654. At the risk of appearing disingenuous, I don’t really think of myself as ‘writing humor.’ I’m simply reporting on the world I observe, which is frequently hilarious. – Richard Russo

655. We’re starting to push the envelope in terms of the expectations, and you can also have your own style, personality and sense of humor, because now we’re allowed to. – Lisa Guerrero

656. 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

657. I’ve heard too many times where people say that I’m this ultra-serious guy. In truth, I’ve got an extremely absurd sense of humor. I thrive on the absurd – I love it. – Phil Anselmo

658. 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

659. I think if I would have started BIG in America, I would probably never have called it BIG. There was nothing but a little bit of local small country humor in the idea. – Bjarke Ingels

660. Me myself, Brian, I’m a Midwesterner at heart, and I have this deep, bone-dry sense of humor, and I’ve found it worked to combine this Barbie with a dry, sarcastic man. – Trixie Mattel

661. I think all good drama is funny. All the best drama is ultimately very funny. Life is funny. You can’t have any honest treatise on life without bumping into some humor. – Thomas Jane

662. I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person. – Audrey Hepburn

663. I remember when humor was gentle pokes. I used to call it ‘arm around the shoulder’ humor. Now they go for the jugular and they take no prisoners. It’s mean, mean stuff. – Robert Orben

664. They don’t make you pay for the humor. It’s up and down, but they’re trying to give you as many laughs as possible in 2 minutes. They are the most honest comedians ever. – Mike Judge

665. M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect. – Loretta Swit

666. I always thought that the film would be successful if we captured Harvey Milk, like the way Harvey really was-the personality, the humor, the corny bad jokes, all of it. – Dustin Lance Black

667. I get called ‘Mayor West’ a lot in airports. I’ve been very fortunate to have a fan base that keeps growing, and the work gets such a warm response and humor from people. – Adam West

668. 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

669. In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee – or laugh. – Robert Orben

670. 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. – Allen Klein

671. 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

672. My dad was very much a John Wayne kind of guy, but he was also a great guy, great sense of humor, a real dedicated dad. I don’t think he ever missed a hockey game I was in. – Denis Leary

673. Today’s business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone’s job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop. – Allen Klein

674. I’m very confident that Nick Hornby always gets it right as a writer. He has the vernacular and passion. He is adroit and dry, and balances humor with the humanity of life. – Pierce Brosnan

675. You feel like you need to deal with a lot if you’re from Cleveland, so you learn to let things roll off your back, and you learn that humor is the best way to deal with it. – Vanessa Bayer

676. My parents and my brother instilled in me my sense of humor. That’s kind of the way we communicate with each other, and it’s always been a way for me to get to know people. – Zach Anner

677. I tried to go out for theater or theater arts, but I was too scared or too intimidated. But I had a lot of friends on the cross country team that had great senses of humor. – Dana Carvey

678. 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. – Adam McKay

679. 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

680. I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny – partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it’s a way of laughing at it and getting a release. – Joaquin Phoenix

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681. You either have chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. – Nina Dobrev

682. The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it’s a man or a woman without a sense of humor. – Jonathan Winters

683. Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise. – Jami Gertz

684. Food is sort of like the Jewish sense of humor, a defense mechanism. It is one of the things that helped the Jews survive through 2,000 years of an often very harsh Diaspora. – Gil Marks

685. I think Damien Hirst is hilarious. And I think he’s a true artist. He’s not hilarious first; I think he is a real artist, and I also think he’s got an amazing sense of humor. – Jemima Kirke

686. If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you’ve created a special little thing, and that’s what I’m looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything. – Paul Simon

687. I have a good sense of humor. I’m not Martin Lawrence by any means. I’m a little too country to be Chris Rock. But I fancy myself as being somebody with a good sense of humor. – Mark Henry

688. In some sort of crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin; and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose. – J. Robert Oppenheimer

689. 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

690. The thing that makes ‘Dirty Jobs’ different is that it’s one of the few shows that portrays work in a way that doesn’t highlight the drudgery. Instead, it highlights the humor. – Mike Rowe

691. I translated an Emile Zola book, ‘The Belly of Paris,’ because I didn’t find an existing translation that captured his sense of humor. Humor is the first victim of translation. – Mark Kurlansky

692. I think it’s hilarious at 40 years old to bring out my roller skates from ‘Starlight Express.’ I find the humor and even the sadness in it hilarious and something to celebrate. – Jane Krakowski

693. In the B-52s, each of us has our own wacky sensibility, which, when we come together, it’s like the four-headed monster. And it’s great because we have the same sense of humor. – Kate Pierson

694. Humor has become so cliche and boring that nothing’s funny anymore unless it involves something totally disgusting that offends somebody or makes them feel really uncomfortable. – Tom DeLonge

695. I wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, and I wasn’t the biggest, so I got real good at running my mouth and making people laugh and using humor as a way to not get into fights. – Rob Riggle

696. There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor. – H. L. Mencken

697. People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail. – Bob Newhart

698. Writing is not for me. I completely lose my sense of humor when I write. I become extremely pathetic, very sensational. Images give me possibilities that I don’t have with words. – Marjane Satrapi

699. People who have very devastating lives sometimes have the most wild, avant-garde humor. It’s like when you’ve seen it all and been through it all, nothing is off-limits in a way. – Jenny Zhang

700. I really wouldn’t want to live in America. I found New York claustrophobic and dirty. I missed England when I was there, simple things like smells and the British sense of humor. – Jonny Lee Miller

701. Reilly Brown is a master of balancing action, humor, and extreme violence, and his character designs for some of the alien races and technology that we encounter is just amazing. – Cullen Bunn

702. My dad was a very funny man – he’s the one who taught me life would be awfully hard without humor! I’m sure his Irish wit in some way influenced my decision to become an actress. – Joan Cusack

703. Well, I mean, if a joke or humor is bawdy, it’s got to be funny enough to warrant it. You can’t just have it bawdy or dirty just for the sake of being that – it’s got to be funny. – Betty White

704. I like Strahan a lot. I’ve known him for years. He was a Giant here – in many ways. Had a big following with the New York Giants. He’s very funny. He’s got a great sense of humor. – Regis Philbin

705. The nation that complacently and fearfully allows its artists and writers to become suspected rather than respected is no longer regarded as a nation possessed with humor or depth. – James Thurber

706. Well, the most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it’s a man or a woman without a sense of humor. – Jonathan Winters

707. I think a lot of humor is about distracting yourself. Pretend you’re not trying to make it funny. Because for some reason the effort to be funny smells like sulphur in our culture. – Sloane Crosley

708. I get asked, ‘How can you have such failures in your films?’ Well, what else is life about? There’s some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it. – Alexander Payne

709. Twitter is the place where I try to be more funny. And then I use Instagram just as my diary. I pull some jokes on there, but I think people have a better sense of humor on Twitter. – Gigi Hadid

710. Ingmar Bergman had a great sense of humor, and he had a very special, characteristic laugh that you always recognized – if he went to watch a theater show, ‘Ah! He is here tonight.’ – Max von Sydow

711. There are two MFA programs here at the University of Texas, and I read on the jury of both of them. And it’s amazing to me how many really talented young writers seem to fear humor. – Elizabeth McCracken

712. I love Sell Out, I think it’s great. I love the jingles. The whole thing as an album is a wonderful piece of work. The cover. Everything about it. It’s got humor, great songs, irony. – Roger Daltrey

713. There’s such an odd, eclectic group of people that make up the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire. I don’t think I could avoid not coming out of there with a pretty good sense of humor. – Eliza Coupe

714. On April 3, 2014, Jane Goodall turned 80. The iconic blond ponytail has gone gray, but the sparkle of intelligence, sly humor, and fierce dedication still shines from her hazel eyes. – David Quammen

715. 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

716. My humor is channeling everything through my brain. For example, when I talk about something, it’s how Richard Lewis feels about it. I’m a storyteller. I do a lot of free association. – Richard Lewis

717. My paintings capture the humor, zaniness, and depth of the Batman villains as well as the Freudian motivations of Batman as an all-too-human, venerable, and funny vigilante superhero. – Adam West

718. I’ve hung on for a long time in this business and had some success, and I think it’s keeping an open mind and being curious and having a sense of humor about oneself that’s important. – Adam West

719. Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. – Christopher Morley

720. People who know me, they know I have a sense of humor, I’m a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy. – Gary Oldman

721. I’m lucky that my real-life Mom has both a great sense of humor about herself and an amazing ability to slip into complete denial if the subject matter gets a little too close to home. – Cathy Guisewite

722. You know those things that you throw the twigs into and it spits them out? That’s what I do. The branches are like life, and I throw them into my head and some of it comes out as humor. – Steven Wright

723. I grew up a skinny kid with a funny last name and coke bottle glasses, so I experienced my fair share of bullies. But I learned, with the help of humor and resilience, to never give up. – John Hickenlooper

724. My wife has a good sense of humor, and instead of calling me psychic with my novels, she simply refers to me as being ‘psycho.’ That’s because multiple things in my books have come true. – Brad Thor

725. People, I guess, generally come to see me do stand-up with a working knowledge of my broad sense of humor on ‘The Daily Show’… I don’t think anyone would mistake me as an actual anchor. – John Oliver

726. There’s not too much Edge in Adam Copeland, but there’s a little bit of my sarcasm and my sense of humor, I guess, but I’m not a sleazy, raving maniac like the character of Edge could be. – Edge

727. I like to think my sense of humor is sort of smart and dumb at the same time. I like to work on multiple levels – smart and dumb, funny and sad, profound and mundane, cynical and hopeful. – Robert Lopez

728. It took me a while to figure out the U.S. sense of humor, a lot of trial and error. I would write down jokes to casually tell my American friend over Skype to see which ones he’d laugh at. – Rich Brian

729. The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren’t quite sure if they liked me and they didn’t know whether or not that I was sensitive. – Geraldine Ferraro

730. I try to bring it across on my record, in my dress, in what I do and what I say because to me humor is important. You should have a dose of that and I guess giving it is what I’m here for. – Bootsy Collins

731. I think ‘Star Trek’ has a really beautiful legacy of humor, along with the more philosophical and action parts of ‘Star Trek.’ And so I felt pretty honored to get to keep that legacy going. – Mary Wiseman

732. Humor and laughter – not necessarily derogatory derision – are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously – for fear of dying of boredom. – Marcel Duchamp

733. In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there’s no juice in that for me. – Bea Arthur

734. Humor disarms people. It opens them up to starting a dialogue about things they wouldn’t normally talk about. I don’t understand how people who don’t have a sense of humor get through life. – Zach Anner

735. All the people I looked up to – Roseanne, Tim Allen, and Jerry Seinfeld – were stand-up comedians who used humor to get TV shows. I’m on TV now, and I’m working towards getting my own show. – Retta

736. I find humor to be the most attractive characteristic, but I certainly won’t cancel anything out, considering when you love someone you love someone, and sometimes you just can’t explain it. – Zoey Deutch

737. I’m an off-the-charts introvert. To me, being around groups of strangers is exhausting. I’ve had to sort of train myself to think about two tactics: finding common ground and invoking humor. – Sam Yagan

738. Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert. Those are the guys I look at who are telling me pretty much the truth. And they throw humor into it which makes it much more interesting to listen to. – Grace Slick

739. I can’t begin to tell you how fulfilling the perennial nature of ‘Elf’ on television has been for me. It’s great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. – Jon Favreau

740. Yes, I have a good sense of humor to sort of last a long time in show business, and I think to be able to find comedic value in who you are and the people that you work is always a good thing. – Jane Krakowski

741. SpongeBob is a complete innocent – not an idiot. SpongeBob never fully realizes how stupid Patrick is. They’re whipping themselves up into situations – that’s always where the humor comes from. – Stephen Hillenburg

742. I don’t think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don’t want to be a part of a show where it’s mostly about coming up with the jokes. – Sherilyn Fenn

743. It’s continuously humbling to work hard, you know? As long as you’ve got a good work ethic and a sense of humor, I don’t think anybody can become too much of an egoist under those circumstances. – Rachael Ray

744. I always thought the biggest failing of Americans was their lack of irony. They are very serious there! Naturally, there are exceptions… the Jewish, Italian, and Irish humor of the East Coast. – Colin Firth

745. Humor, for me, is really a gate of departure. It’s a way of enticing a reader into a poem so that less funny things can take place later. It really is not an end in itself, but a means to an end. – Billy Collins

746. I’m incredibly proud to bring back ‘Tom Green Live’ for a third season on AXS TV. AXS TV’s commitment to unique, out-of-the-box humor, in a completely open and uncensored format, is unparalleled. – Tom Green

747. From the ages of 12 to 35 my body, not my mind, was my primary currency. My ideas, my humor, my curiosity – none of those were valued as much as my body, which preceded me into almost every room. – Amanda de Cadenet

748. One of the great things about the Internet is that you can read what everybody has to say about everything. It is fascinating to me, the critiques about humor by people who have no sense of humor. – Matt Groening

749. I’m sure I’ve all but lost friends by maintaining that, despite their love for it, I always saw Stanley Kramer’s ‘It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ as more of an exercise in anti-comedy than humor. – Dick Cavett

750. I have been a big fan of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ franchise. The films are fast-paced, fun and keep the audience involved. There is a great mix of humor and action, something I really appreciate. – Tony Jaa

751. There are certain things I learned when I first started learning about acting, to try and place the character physically and emotionally. And the way you place them emotionally is often with humor. – David Duchovny

752. A lot of my humor centers on the act of telling jokes and I think this can prevent certain audiences from suspending their feeling of disbelief. It might piss a few people off, but I can’t help it. – Michael Showalter

753. Comedy is still alive, and there are still funny people. Jews are still overrepresented in comedy and psychiatry and underrepresented in the priesthood. That immigrant Jewish humor is still with us. – Robert Klein

754. I’m a huge fan of Steve Martin. He’s hilarious, but he has this depth to him and this way of dealing with the difficult things in life with a sense of humor that I think has helped me as an actress. – Alexandra Daddario

755. Mother humor is such a universal theme. I wrote a show called ’25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.’ I had people coming up to me after the show saying, ‘I’m Baptist, and my mother is just like yours.’ – Judy Gold

756. I don’t think that there’s necessarily a side to drama that has to be completely bleak. You have to have a flicker of humor ’cause everyone has a flicker of humor, something they find funny in life. – Amy Seimetz

757. Broadway’s never my end goal because of the plays I write. These are tough plays. Of course there’s a lot of humor, but my goal is just to reach as wide an audience as possible, however that happens. – Lynn Nottage

758. When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way – you suddenly have a new perspective on them. – Allen Klein

759. People probably perceive me as a bit boring because I am a little slow in the humor department, but it’s just hard for me to get jokes when they’re told in English. I am always the last one to get it. – Yolanda Hadid

760. It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver. – Betty White

761. Our ability to find humor in the world, to make connections between previously unconnected notions, to create new ideas, to share in a common culture: All these essentially human acts depend on memory. – Joshua Foer

762. Whatever I did, I always gravitated toward trying to be funny. If I was with friends, we were joking around. If I wrote for the newspaper, it would be a humor column. If I acted, I wanted to do comedy. – Colin Jost

763. For some reason, I had a responsibility to my family and the people who lived around me. I felt that I had to convey their dignity – the way they dealt with adversity and poverty – and their good humor. – Frank McCourt

764. The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don’t know how people make it. – Marlo Thomas

765. I can’t be as open on national television as I can when I’m having dinner with friends. But that doesn’t mean the type of person I am is different. My values, my dislikes, my sense of humor are the same. – Matt Lauer

766. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is tongue-in-cheek and has a sense of humor about itself. But it’s nothing like ‘Deadpool.’ ‘Deadpool’ is this super-bizarre thing. The best thing about it is that it’s R-rated. – T. J. Miller

767. There are psychological repercussions to illness and we need a little more help to get through the effects not only on the afflicted but on the family. And I think there’s even a place for humor in that. – Alan Thicke

768. I’d like to explore the more abstract side of people’s minds, as opposed to the usual sitcom stuff. I don’t want to do the typical sitcom-type humor. I’d want to do stuff like go bowling with pineapples. – Harland Williams

769. It’s just that, with comedy, the circumstances are just crazy-heightened, and you have these crazy things thrown at you. But you still have to do it truthfully, because that’s where the humor comes from. – Tony Hale

770. Being a caregiver requires infinite patience, physical and emotional strength, health care navigation skills, and a sense of humor – which can be hard to come by after sleepless nights and demanding days. – Rosalynn Carter

771. The thing that I’m known for – at least, depending on what Subreddit you go to – is being a comedian. And so, even when talking about heavy things, I still want to try to use humor to walk us in the door. – Wyatt Cenac

772. Certainly, anyone whom I’ve witnessed, who has gone through something horrible and life-changing, has a sense of ironic humor, or an ability to look at the peculiarities of the world and find humor in it. – Christopher Heyerdahl

773. He used humor more effectively than any president since Abraham Lincoln. Reagan was not an especially warm person, but he appeared to be. Many people disliked his policies, but almost no one disliked him. – H. W. Brands

774. People are wired for lots of things. We’re wired for novelty. We’re wired for humor. We’re wired for new pieces of information that surprise us in some way or add value to our lives. We’re wired for fear. – Ramez Naam

775. A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important. – Benedict Cumberbatch

776. I always felt different as a kid, and the Kinks were like, ‘Yeah, we’re the Kinks.’ Celebrate your difference; don’t be afraid of your sense of humor, or your personality, or who you are. It emboldened me. – Michael Weatherly

777. Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family. – Madonna Ciccone

778. I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor. – Brian Eno

779. I’m hoping that fans will enjoy finally having a ‘SpongeBob’ comic book from me. All the stories will be original and always true to the humor, characters, and universe of the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ series. – Stephen Hillenburg

780. I loved Peter Sellers. I thought he was the perfect mix of physical comedy with out-of-the-box humor. I loved his tone; I loved his physicality; I loved everything about what he was doing as a comedic actor. – J. B. Smoove

781. The more women sit down and write something in a woman’s voice for a woman, they more you’ll see women in comedy because gender doesn’t define sense of humor. Imagination and intelligence and perspective do. – Kristen Schaal

782. For the most part, comedians are pretty friendly with each other. They always say they badmouth each other, but most of the time, they’re friends. We’re the only ones that can really stand our type of humor. – Colin Quinn

783. With Portlandia, I don’t think our intention is always to find something funny. Sometimes the humor comes from taking something really seriously. We’re okay with making somebody feel uncomfortable or uneasy. – Carrie Brownstein

784. I’ve learned to start from a really sound argument, boil down the essence of what you’re trying to say, then build your humor around that, rather than starting with, ‘This sounds funny,’ and going from there. – Hasan Minhaj

785. I think sometimes my humor is extremely dry, and a lot of times I would say things that I thought were very funny but… I have a reputation of – people think of me as a very fundamentalist, humorless fellow. – Ian MacKaye

786. 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

787. I mean, yeah, I’m sure that Python and the other things have paved the way for a greater understanding of the British sense of humor, but I don’t think it’s all that different than the American sense of humor. – Simon Pegg

788. Life is never all one thing. It bounces around. Certainly, my own life has. Look at Woody Allen’s funny movies – all the humor comes out of sad stuff. Sometimes you have to laugh, no matter what life deals you. – Tim O’Brien

789. I’ve always had a sick sense of humor, and I’ve always wanted that to permeate the music because I don’t take myself seriously. I take the music seriously, but I know I’m not God’s gift to anyone except my mom. – Josh Homme

790. I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he’s a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He’s also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor. – Max von Sydow

791. And I would be the first to admit that probably, in a lot of press conferences over the time that I have been in coaching, indulging my own sense of humor at press conferences has not been greatly to my benefit. – Bobby Knight

792. Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives. – Robert Collier

793. The thing I liked most about ‘Lois & Clark,’ we were a fun show. Some of the later ‘Superman’ stuff is so dark, but I prefer ‘Superman’ to be a character of light and hope. I prefer the lighter romance and humor. – Dean Cain

794. They don’t call him ‘No Drama Obama’ for nothing. He’s even worse than we thought because he has committed the ultimate American crime, worse than anything he has been accused of so far: He has no sense of humor. – Florence King

795. I wish I could be as thin as Jessica Simpson. I think she looks gorgeous! I have had Jessica on my show several times, and I can tell you that girl is genuine and funny with a great self-deprecating sense of humor. – Rachael Ray

796. Well, it’s a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader… But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better. – Garry Trudeau

797. You can’t do anything to be funny. That’s cringeworthy. If your humor comes out of a place of love every time, you don’t make the joke bigger than you. The funniest comedians are in touch with their emotional level. – John Krasinski

798. Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn’t have a sense of humor. – Martin Sheen

799. What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! – Joseph Pulitzer

800. But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something. – Dabney Coleman

801. Somebody says, ‘Do a Tom Bodett, a folksy kind of thing,’ and it sounds like something out of ‘Hee Haw,’ very insulting. They turn wry humor into disparaging sarcasm, and you get what amounts to insulting advertising. – Tom Bodett

802. Everybody I know who is funny, it’s in them. You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don’t like to tell jokes. But I think you have to be born with a sense of humor and a sense of timing. – Carol Burnett

803. The characters are likable. Even the villainous Plankton – he’s still flawed, and you still root for him, in a way, and the style of humor is simple, and it’s about human behavior, and everybody can identify with that. – Stephen Hillenburg

804. As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis. – Priscilla Presley

805. It’s amazing how these little guys can say things that a mortal human could never get away with. There’s some sort of unspoken license… when outlandish things come out of an inanimate object, somehow it equals humor. – Jeff Dunham

806. I think shows that are completely dramatic are a lie. People use humor to cope. That is how we deal with things. In the darkest situations, there’s humor. And if you don’t show that, you’re not being true to real life. – Jenji Kohan

807. One seldom expects the country’s president to adequately note the passing of a rocker, but Jimmy Carter’s assessment of Elvis Presley’s appeal – ‘energy, rebelliousness and good humor’ – is remarkably close to the mark. – Molly Ivins

808. We are really living the American dream, to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously in fashion. – Tommy Hilfiger

809. I think people appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides. The whole angst thing is cool, but if that’s all you’ve got, it’s just boring. Everything I write, whether it’s happy or sad, has a sense of humor to it. – Katy Perry

810. Someone asked me what the key to being a good frontman was, and I think having a sense of humor about it is pretty near the top of that list. It’s a very strange place to be in, and I don’t take that role too seriously. – Alex Turner

811. All the greatest comedians use comedy and humor to release pain and sadness, and I think that instead of wanting to live within my pain, or live within my sadness, I try to be funny and look at things with a funny view. – Princess Nokia

812. As an actor, I’m attracted to drama; as a director, it’s humor – because it’s the story of my life, and I can’t be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress. – Jodie Foster

813. 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

814. To this day, I’ve found that it doesn’t matter what a guy looks like if he’s really funny. His sense of humor makes him attractive. On the other hand, you don’t hear men saying, ‘No she’s not pretty, but is she ever funny!’ – Catherine O’Hara

815. Everybody in my family had a real sick, twisted sense of humor. Most of the jokes we make in our house, we would just never even dream of making anywhere else. Just sick, horrible stuff. That wasn’t anything new to college. – Seth MacFarlane

816. Sometimes a scene may be about one thing, and it may end up still being about that, but the emotionality of it comes from somewhere else, or the humor of it comes from somewhere else, and it gives it that real-life quality. – Kyle Chandler

817. Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements. – J. G. Ballard

818. I’ve never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There’s his humor and intelligence, too, and he’s really cute, all those things – but if you don’t respect your partner, you’ll get sick of him. – Michelle Pfeiffer

819. There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different – I love L.A.! – Naomi Watts

820. Uncle Fester always intrigued me. I certainly always enjoyed his kind of humor. He’s just full of mischief in a kind of macabre way. I don’t see anything twisted about it. It’s sort of ridiculous and wacky. It’s sort of fun. – Christopher Lloyd

821. Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there’s humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd. – David Lynch

822. The real important things are kindness and a sense of humor. I’ve been fortunate to have dated and could have easily married women who have those qualities, and time and circumstances didn’t work out. Timing plays a big part. – Hill Harper

823. Comedy used to be a vehicle for change. Now, comedy has gotten to this quirky, nonsensical place, which I enjoy. But I do think there is room for discussion-based humor. We can tell those stories in a way that feels edifying. – Kenya Barris

824. Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. – Grenville Kleiser

825. All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way. – Patrick Warburton

826. 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

827. 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. – Adam Smith

828. My dad has a certain spirit, a twinkle in his eye, someone who can set a certain standard for players but also convey it with humor. What I learned from him is that coaching is, more than anything, about connecting with people. – Jill Ellis

829. ‘Blithe Spirit’ is played almost all over Britain somewhere at all times because it is such a unique and ridiculously funny show. But it’s also, in fact, under those layers of humor, a very serious show. It’s quite misogynistic. – Angela Lansbury

830. I’m a huge Muppets fan. Gigantic. I think they’re genius. I think they’re some of the best work out there and completely underrated, just because of how genius they are. I love that kind of humor. It’s so innocent but brilliant. – Andie MacDowell

831. My dad’s sense of humor was direct and sometimes surreal – his quick wit is well known amongst our family and friends. He raised me on Spike Jones records and W.C. Fields movies, and his sense of humor fell somewhere in between. – Tony Visconti

832. My humor tends to be a little more edgy than is appropriate for ‘Twilight,’ although I got some in there. That was fun! There’s just a tonal difference. For me, storytelling is storytelling. But, I do like writing for grown ups. – Melissa Rosenberg

833. 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

834. I never worry about people not taking my work seriously as a result of the humor. In the end, the comic’s best trick is the illusion that comedy is effortless. That people imagine what he’s doing is easy is an occupational hazard. – Richard Russo

835. Short fiction is like low relief. And if your story has no humor in it, then you’re trying to look at something in the pitch dark. With the light of humor, it throws what you’re writing into relief so that you can actually see it. – Elizabeth McCracken

836. 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

837. Every black film feels like it’s Tyler Perry, and that just needs to stop. But people seem to slowly be looking for what else is out there – ‘Is there something else besides this type of humor?’ ‘I’m tired of seeing men in dresses.’ – Issa Rae

838. A strong sense of humor, a really awesome personality, and maturity is also really important in a boyfriend. I tend to only be attracted to older guys for that reason. I just love guys who have a really strong sense of who they are. – Elizabeth Gillies

839. My books are shelved in different places, depending on the bookstore. Sometimes they can be found in the Mystery section, sometimes in the Humor department, and occasionally even in the Literature aisle, which is somewhat astounding. – Carl Hiaasen

840. There’s something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality. – Connie Britton

841. 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. – Al Yankovic

842. If you’re feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance – and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you’ve ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor. – Salma Hayek

843. I think luck is a great part of it because I think that the particular makeup of the person that you are attracted to, and that you fall in love with, is very important. Even down to that old bromide of a sense of humor and all of that. – Jack Lemmon

844. When I teach the formal curriculum, I have the chance to think about it ahead of time. I can rehearse it. I can illustrate it with self-deprecating humor and humble-sounding personal disclosure. I can try to make it comes out just right. – John Ortberg

845. The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life. – Robin Roberts

846. You have to laugh at yourself. I do a lot of humor about all ethnicities that are at the show – Latinos, Asians, Indians… What I say is, ‘We’re laughing together. I’m laughing with you, not at you.’ Never say, ‘Oh, I’m better than you.’ – Maz Jobrani

847. As fandom grew more variegated, genzines reflected a broadening of interests, carrying personal columns of humor and reflection, science articles, amateur fiction, stylish gossip, and inevitably, thoughtful pieces on the future of fandom. – Gregory Benford

848. People are texting and smash into the car in front of them – I think there is some humor in that. And the virtual games. People are playing these virtual games, but they’re real – I mean, the people are really playing, but it’s not a game. – Joe Walsh

849. 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

850. Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. – Allen Klein

851. I don’t really have a type. I don’t want to be a cliche. But personality is a big thing for me. You can find cute guys all over. But he’s got to have some sort of sense of humor, which is so hard to find in a guy. He’s got to be a bit smart. – Zara Larsson

852. I think American guys tend to be a bit more forward, a bit more chatty and open than the Brits. The Brits seem to have a darker sense of humor, though I have met some Americans who have adopted bits of the British dry sense of humor as well. – Hayley Atwell

853. 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. – Alan King

854. My parents have always had a great sense of humor. And I really appreciate good humor in songs, witty lyrics that sneak up on you and then you listen again, and say: ‘That’s so funny.’ John Prine’s songs have always had this really witty tone. – Kacey Musgraves

855. Whenever you’re talking about using humor in politics or in a policy speech or in a serious moment, you’re talking about using it as a tool to engage people. That’s why putting a joke in a political speech is a luxury, and it is always a risk. – Jon Lovett

856. When I’ve traveled to London and Ireland, people don’t seem to take themselves so seriously, and it’s not just having a sense of humor about what’s around you but having a sense of humor about yourself, and that’s the healthiest sense of humor. – Catherine O’Hara

857. In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’ – Michael Keaton

858. Jerry Seinfeld is amazing in many ways, not the least of them his ability to find humor, and convincing us to find it, too, in the million-and-two details about modern life that under different circumstances might send us into paroxysms of rage. – Tom Shales

859. I was always silly in high school. I used to always get in trouble because I was laughing. I’ve always thought I was funny but never thought I could use it to make money. In 1996, I decided I was going to use my humor to get on TV to make money. – Retta

860. Working on newspapers, you’re writing to a certain length, often very brief pieces; you tend to look for easy forms of humor – women can’t drive, things like that. That’s about the level of a lot of newspaper humor. It becomes a form of laziness. – Tom Wolfe

861. I come from a family of teasers myself. My grandfather was from Liverpool, and he had a dry sense of humor, and he would tease us terribly. My brother Beau was so skilled in his teasing that he could get a rise out of me by simply pointing at me. – Jeff Bridges

862. In a way, a lot of my humor comes from presenting things that are dramatic or shocking and then people not having socially appropriate responses, having people denying the drama by failing to react to it, and that’s a really classic form of humor. – Chuck Palahniuk

863. 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

864. I have great respect for my parents. I got such beautiful things from both of them. It doesn’t mean that we didn’t have our rough times, but they were remarkable people who were open-minded, creative and hard-working, and had great senses of humor. – Patti Smith

865. The people I mixed with in Monaco didn’t relate to my South African mentality or humor… Although I have met some wonderful people since I’ve been living in Monaco, I regard them all as acquaintances. I only have two people I consider friends here. – Charlene, Princess of Monaco

866. I personally have dealt with any adversity in my life with humor. That’s why I told America to ‘Read my hips!’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or was happy to play along with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in the great restaurant scene on ‘Seinfeld.’ – Marlee Matlin

867. Humor strips dominated what were called the funny papers early in the century, but by the 1920s and ’30s, adventure strips had taken over. With ‘Beetle Bailey,’ I revived the funny part of the funny papers, and I’d be proud to be remembered for that. – Mort Walker

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868. The ultimate storyteller is Shakespeare, who was able to get the ‘groundlings’ to laugh at his bawdy humor and storylines but could still be studied by scholars to this day for the complexity of his language, meter, and symbolism. That’s the real guy. – Jon Favreau

869. I’m a Jewish son of Russian-Hungarian heritage parents. Humor was very important. My whole goal was to make my parents laugh. And my whole strategy as a young man was, if I could make them laugh, I could have enough time to figure out what to do next. – Jeffrey Tambor

870. I’m very grateful for social media. I think it has shown people my true nature, and through that has come a book deal, and I think it certainly contributes to people’s view of me as a person with a sense of humor, which is only helpful in my industry. – Laura Benanti

871. I’m still trying to figure out how to write about cancer and my family’s experience with it. If I had been able to write ‘The Pura Principle’ back in those days, I’m positive it would have had no humor in it. Which means the story would have been false. – Junot Diaz

872. Sad music, I always thought, is more beautiful than other music. But at the same time, I am in my personal life a very happy guy. I have a sense of humor. I am not the kind of depressed guy all the time brooding. No. I am very enthusiastic about things. – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

873. I think growing up in Santa Fe or Northern New Mexico in general instills a sense of humor in people, a sort of easygoing sense of not taking yourself too seriously, while still being very proud of where you come from, and that’s something we all share. – Michelle Lujan Grisham

874. Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

875. It’s great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. I look forward to exploring family entertainment once again and examining the specifics of our day-to-day lives against the backdrop of an extraordinary adventure. – Jon Favreau

876. If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load, I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations. It’s easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well. – Alan Thicke

877. My two big date deal breakers are someone with no sense of humor and someone who chews badly. I will never be with someone who never laughs or someone who chews disgustingly, so if either of those things are detected on a date – it’s a total deal breaker. – Elizabeth Gillies

878. Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings. – Ellen DeGeneres

879. It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance. – D. H. Lawrence

880. When I was young, my favorite picture book was ‘Fletcher and Zenobia,’ written by Edward Gorey and illustrated by Victoria Chess. It’s long out of print now, but its mix of macabre humor and 1960s psychedelia made it a perfect children’s book for the times. – Rick Riordan

881. I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can’t read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn’t read that way. – Michael Buble

882. 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

883. In high drama or high tragedy or anything, it’s not really human unless there’s some humor at the same time. And vice versa. So I guess I tend to gravitate towards projects which tread a dodgy tightrope between two things, which aren’t really one or another. – Rebecca Hall

884. Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976. – Cathy Guisewite

885. By employing a certain sense of humor, you essentially get more serious about things and show conflict more effectively than if you were overly dramatic or only violent because that’s a one-way approach that just forces audiences to watch something appalling. – Yorgos Lanthimos

886. In the eighties, there was a huge shift in the humor of Japanese television. Up until then, the humor was garnered by people who said humorous things, but in the ’80s, it was garnered by people who were being laughed at while the audience watches and watches. – Hirokazu Kore-eda

887. I used to hear on the radio people like Jack Benny or Bob Hope, but I never had any interest in their type of humor. I thought that I could do something more substantially meaningful with significant, thoughtful, analytical reflections on real life situations. – Jackie Mason

888. I talk about race and culture, and that’s what my fans respond to. If you grew up in an environment where race and culture were never an issue for you, or where you don’t see the humor in our so-called differences, then you might not respond to what I’m doing. – Russell Peters

889. I think I was the only person in my experimental film class doing comedy. But my sense of humor and a lot of comedy that I love is quite surreal and strange, you know? You could argue that ‘Monty Python’ is experimental film. It just happens to be really funny. – Andy Samberg

890. In a band with humor, it’s easy to be a caricature, especially when you’ve been around as long as we have. But we sing those songs as genuine as we can, always from the heart. When we do the fish sounds in ‘Rock Lobster,’ Cindy and I are pouring our hearts out. – Kate Pierson

891. You didn’t have to know anything about show business to appreciate the characters’ humor, because at its heart, ‘Party Down’ was about following dreams, dealing with rejection, and surviving all the lame jobs we’ve all had to work just to get by in the meantime. – Emily V. Gordon

892. I think the sexiest thing about a woman is confidence, but confidence in a humble way, not in an arrogant way. Sense of humor is definitely important. And sunglasses always hide a multitude of sins. Sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn most outfits around. – Victoria Beckham

893. 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. – Allen Klein

894. A sense of humor is important. I’m always attracted to a girl with confidence. In terms of looks, I don’t have a type. I think a lot of girls think that they have to be super-thin, to meet the Hollywood image, but I think a girl who is voluptuous is very beautiful. – Corey Sevier

895. I think in my case, I had no choice but to have a good sense of humor. I grew up with my dad, Danny Thomas, and George Burns and Bob Hope and Milton Berle and Sid Caesar and all those guys were at our house all the time and telling jokes and making each other laugh. – Marlo Thomas

896. You find out in life that people really like you funny. So what do you give ’em? Humor. And then if you show them the other side, they don’t like you as much. I find, too, that I can hide behind the idiot’s mask being funny, and you never see the sorrow or the pain. – Terry Bradshaw

897. I guess I’ve kind of recognized what my worth is and what my specific brand of humor is. And that’s not necessarily being the guy who’s super witty and saying a joke every second. I’m the guy who you throw in a bizarre scenario, and I’ll play it as real as possible. – Dave Franco

898. The only way I could get comfortable around people was to make them laugh. I was an obedient girl, and humor was my one form of rebellion. I used comedy to deflect. Like, ‘Hey, check out my zit!’ – you know, making fun of yourself before someone else has a chance to. – Tina Fey

899. Magoo’s appeal lies in our hostility toward an older generation. But he’s not only nearsighted physically. His mind is selective of what it sees, too. That is where the humor, the satire lies, in the difference between what he thinks he sees and reality as we see it. – Jim Backus

900. 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

901. Without mincing words or really embellishing anything… I consider Mike Alsbury the renaissance man. He could do it all. He was an engineer. He was a pilot. He worked well with others. He had a great sense of humor. I never heard him raise his voice or lose his cool. – Brian Binnie

902. I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be. – Josh Gad

903. There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining peoples to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights. In fact, only society can pass a collective opinion on the value of human life; for this the individual is incompetent. – Emile Durkheim

904. Tony and I had a good on and off screen relationship, we are two very different people, but we did share a sense of humor, we now live in different parts of the world but when we find ourselves in the same place it is more or less as if there had been no years in between. – Roger Moore

905. I’m looking at some comedic horror films because I have often been accused of being too dark. I’m not dark, not compared with ‘Saw’ or anything like that. So I’m looking at live-action horror films, but not slasher ones – ones that have humor and maybe some social satire. – Henry Selick

906. I was intentionally curbing the impulse to be funny and hiding the ability. I wrote any number of very serious attempts at poems, short stories, novels – horrible. At a certain point, I recognized that it was fun to write dialogue that had a degree of lightness and humor. – Patrick deWitt

907. I genuinely liked all of the cast members very much. Steve had a wicked sense of humor. I remember Russell coming to my rescue, once. I watched Eric evolve before everyone’s eyes. Maurice loved what he did, so. He treated his character with respect, down to the costuming. – Madeleine Stowe

908. If you’re a content creator looking to elicit a certain emotion, we can validate that. In cases where an ad is trying to elicit humor, we can tell you if people get the jokes or not by the number of people who smile, the intensity of the smile, and the timing of the smile. – Rana el Kaliouby

909. I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together. – Judy Garland

910. Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I’ll be right there with you as a citizen – inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. – Barack Obama

911. Both conservatives and liberals watch ‘Parks and Recreation,’ and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. ‘SNL’ was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you’re talking about. – Amy Poehler

912. Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn’t fiction at all. – Theodore Sturgeon

913. Good planning is important. I’ve also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you’re in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you’re depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension. – Edmund Hillary

914. The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life. – Ray Romano

915. I’m a comedian, and I have my share of anxiety and depression; so do most of my friends. My humor tends to lie in the juxtaposition of extreme lightness – I’m a huge musical-theater fan – and extreme darkness. And so I really like playing with those because that’s how I feel. – Rachel Bloom

916. I’m a big fan of gallows humor. When my aunt passed away, she was in a coma for a day before my cousins pulled the plug. And the amount of joking and base humor that went on that day around her bed was so insane. It’s crazy how people talk when something horrible is happening. – Amanda Peet

917. I’m going to do a lot of weird stuff that’s not going to be like me prancing around like an insane 12-year-old. I showed everybody that side of me and I think it’s time to do different stuff, even when it comes down to the type of humor. I want to do some drier, weirder stuff. – Andy Milonakis

918. I really believe if you give people a product that couples entertainment with a little bit of education, a soft glove and sense of humor – especially about a subject people have begun to feel very frustrated about, which is the legal system – then you have a formula for success. – Judy Sheindlin

919. In Buddhism, they say attachment to anything only leads to suffering. So when we laugh, it’s our way of saying, ‘I’m unattached to that.’ You’re tickled by it, it makes your lobes do something on their own. So humor is very important to me. I always take that to the stage first. – Jason Mraz

920. One of my favorite things about ‘Star Trek’ wasn’t just the overt banter but the humor in that show about the relationships between the main characters and their reactions to the situations they would face; there was a lot of comedy in that show without ever breaking its reality. – J. J. Abrams

921. I don’t try to sanction other people’s joy in monsters. I mean, I think the fact is, humor, fantasy – you know, like fear, desire or laughter – create genres of their own: comedy, melodrama, or erotic films or horror films… The boundaries cannot be defined. It’s to each his own. – Guillermo del Toro

922. I think a joke is a form of truth-telling. A good joke that’s absurd contains elements of our daily darkness and also a possibility to escape that darkness. So, for me, humor is an attempt to capture everyday tragedy and everyday hopeful moments that we experience all of the time. – Colson Whitehead

923. We can’t understand when we’re pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children. – Anne Lamott

924. It’s amazing how many companies aren’t really in tune to the needs of different travelers. There’s just so many embarrassing situations that you go through when you travel. You have to have a sense of humor about it and take it in stride. My whole approach is to embrace spontaneity. – Zach Anner

925. Humor is always important. There are people who help us deal with difficulty or hardship; from the concentration camps to the court jester, there was a need for humor. As long as these kinds of things exist, with repressive regimes, you need it to deal with the weight of daily life. – Maz Jobrani

926. I think there are more good sportswriters doing more good sportswriting than ever before. But I also believe that the one thing that’s largely gone out is what made sport such fertile literary territory – the characters, the tales, the humor, the pain, what Hollywood calls ‘the arc.’ – Frank Deford

927. Every once in a while, friends leave sarcastic comments on photos. I know they’re joking, but the sarcastic humor doesn’t always translate well when I am sitting behind my screen reading it. In person, it’s easier to play it off as a joke, but online, it can come across as offensive. – Peyton List

928. I’m drawn to the unconventional because I’ve been drawn unconventionally. I believe that I’m supposed to topple over these false images of what’s idealistically beautiful. Because, of course, these intangible qualities are very attractive to women. Sincerity. Sense of humor. Success. – CeeLo Green

929. Women’s humor seems to be a little more supportive. It’s just kind of trying to make the other one laugh through funny voices and kind of talking about other people. I respond to that. I feel less like I’m going to get beat up in a room full of women than I do in a room full of guys. – Paul Feig

930. Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client’s quality world. – William Glasser

931. I wrote a show – just as a joke, actually – and called it ‘Bipolar, Bath, & Beyond,’ just to bring some humor to it. I wasn’t saying to myself that I’ll ‘come out’ with it – I didn’t think there was anything to ‘come out’ with – I was just writing another one-woman show about my life. – Jenifer Lewis

932. I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend’s garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together. – Steve Jobs

933. I have such a respect for comedy. It’s a lot harder than doing drama, in my opinion; you have to have sort of an innate sense of humor. There are rules to comedy you can learn. But ultimately, it really does require a certain point of view on the world, and that really does appeal to me. – Elizabeth Banks

934. We wanted the humor to come from the characters and their world – you go down there to escape the world up here for a while. So when the crew would write jokes that would refer to American TV or culture, I’d just eliminate them because it just seemed odd that SpongeBob would know about it. – Stephen Hillenburg

935. I think the thrust of any child is to try to fit in and be part of it. And I can’t tell you how many times my humor, you know, what I thought was humor ended up making me the outsider. Like I’d be, I go, ‘It’s a joke.’ And they’d go, ‘Well, what was funny?’ And they just thought I was insane. – Howie Mandel

936. I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone. – Colin Farrell

937. Sometimes when I try to make jokes or have a sense of humor in interviews, it doesn’t go over very well. But Twitter made my life easier in this way that I didn’t expect. It would have taken probably 10 times as long for people to accept my voice and my sense of humor if I didn’t have Twitter. – Anna Kendrick

938. It’s funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They’re usually quite nice comparisons; I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate. – Sloane Crosley

939. My dad read, I think, the Perry Mason mysteries and Zane Grey and some humor compendiums… And then at one point, the bookmobile started coming to town. That was really cool. I mean, that was when I read my first Raymond Carver story. I think that was probably 1969 or so. I must have been 13. – Tom Drury

940. Ad agencies do all kinds of market research that ask people what they think they want, and instead, you should be creating things that you want. If you do something and you get it, the rest of the world will get it, too. Trust your own instincts, your own intellect, and your own sense of humor. – George Lois

941. I grew up on EC comic books and ‘Tales From the Crypt,’ which were all loaded with humor, bad jokes, and puns. I can have that kind of fun and make these comic book movies but, at the same time, talk about things I want to talk about – whether it’s consumerism or the Bush administration or war. – George A. Romero

942. I know, being a band that’s mostly gay and has women in it, I just think that there are the male icon bands: they are always – and they deserve it – but they are always touted as, ‘These guys are heavy-duty.’ I think bands, because we have a sense of humor, we are not always taken as seriously. – Kate Pierson

943. It used to take me forever to read and comprehend stuff, so I decided not to make the ‘Captain Underpants’ books too challenging. Don’t get me wrong – the humor and ideas are often sophisticated – but the books aren’t hard to read. I wanted kids who hate reading to find these books irresistible. – Dav Pilkey

944. My experience growing up in London and growing up in a working class background is that when people are down and out, that’s when they’re probably the funniest. They have to be. That’s what they do to cope, to find joy, ’cause they don’t feel the joy inside. Or they use humor to keep people out. – Daniel Kaluuya

945. As I write, I control my anxiety and anguish thanks to the invaluable aid of irony and humor. But every night I am subdued by an anxiety that knows no irony, and I must wait until the next day to rediscover the blend of anguish and humor that characterizes my writing and that generates my style. – Enrique Vila-Matas

946. Who I was was not acceptable to black L.A. youth: the way I spoke and my sense of humor. Everybody else had relaxers and pressed hair. I wore my hair in an Afro puff. Nappy. The way I dressed. It was all about name brands at the time in L.A. I had no idea. All those things, I failed miserably at. – Issa Rae

947. People ask if I feel pigeon-holed by always doing the same kind of humorous role. But my tool has always been humor because it’s the most entertaining way to put any ideology across, and it’s fun, and it’s positive, and it’s a healer. Laughter is God’s gift. I feel privileged to be able to do it. – Goldie Hawn

948. Humor is a wonderful way to deal with our suffering because if we can laugh at our troubles, we can feel better. Thich Nhat Hanh is a special man who has helped millions with their suffering with incredible technique. But he doesn’t know real suffering, because he has not dated as much as I have. – Garry Shandling

949. My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics. – Lee Atwater

950. Kerry Washington is the most fun: she cracks me up! Everyone talks about how drop-dead gorgeous, smart, and fashionable she is, and she is all of that, but I must add she’s the hugest goofball. She has the best sense of humor and lightheartedness that makes coming into work every day so delightful. – Darby Stanchfield

951. In many ways, the South can be very traditional and confining. And what is interesting to me is how women find their way around it. Those obstacles create an amazing sense of humor, of fun, and, ultimately, of integrity. The fiercest and savviest women I have ever known are the women I grew up with. – Connie Britton

952. When a joke works, it works. It can make a point in a really simple way; it can be a great little sound bite to put on television or share on social media. Humor has this incredible power in how we communicate about politics now, in part because there’s something natural in the way it’s communicated. – Jon Lovett

953. Very few things are totally devoid of any possibility of humor. If you are aware of that possibility and alive to the scene becoming that way, then it just happens naturally. That’s what I feel living is like, too. I find a lot of things that make me smile or make me laugh over the course of the day. – Tom Drury

954. I’m not sure. But that bless-his/her-heart kind of melancholic humor is among my favorite things in the world. I guess it exposes a kind of humanity – or that’s the hope, at least – a kind of grudging respect for human frailty. Unless it’s actually kicking human frailty while it’s down – I’m not sure. – David Rakoff

955. My mom is just authentically herself all the time. She loves herself. She loves her sense of humor. She brings people in when she talks. She brings people in when she laughs. Watching her, I think that that’s when I first learned and was encouraged to be myself and to sort of love and live in that way. – Christen Press

956. You learn timing on the road. You learn structure and how to read an audience. You learn so much about the business of laughter that you can’t learn on a set, because it’s all on you. Sometimes you bomb, and you know not to tell that joke again… You just hope people find the humor in the awkwardness. – Marlon Wayans

957. I’ve been encouraging documentary filmmakers to use more and more humor, and they’re loath to do that because they think if it’s a documentary it has to be deadly serious – it has to be like medicine that you’re supposed to take. And I think it’s what keeps the mass audience from going to documentaries. – Michael Moore

958. When I did stand-up at U.C.B., and I had a blog for a couple of years that started my writing career, ‘Totally Confident and Completely Insecure,’ it was the same kind of self-deprecating humor and stories about being out in L.A. and being treated like a loser at a hair salon because you are not famous. – Erin Foster

959. Feature-length film comedy is harder to pull off than the episodic sitcom – it doesn’t have the same factory machinery up and running, teams of writers putting familiar characters through permutations – but that doesn’t explain the widening quality gap that makes movie humor look like a genetic defective. – James Wolcott

960. You can’t pretend to be witty because wit is dry, subtle, lacerating, cynical, elitist, and risque – all impossible to fake. Humor, on the other hand, is broad, soothing, positive, inclusive, and smutty – to make sure everybody gets it. Pretending to be humorous is easy, and a great many people are doing it. – Florence King

961. Humor has the tendency to be funny once. If I tell you a joke, we’re going to have a big laugh. But the second time I tell the joke, it’s going to be a bit strange, and the third time you’re going to ask if there’s something wrong with me. So I am very cautious with jokes, but there is a lightness in my work. – Marcel Wanders

962. Reading ‘Youth in Revolt’ might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn’t do that very well. – Rob Thomas

963. The woman who runs the Pennsylvania Innocence Project told me that there’s a man she’s been trying to get out of prison for 26 years. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks, ‘What is he doing?’ She says you don’t sleep. And yet, she has the greatest sense of humor and this light that comes out of her. – Richard LaGravenese

964. 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

965. There are so many things to talk about between black people, Hispanic people, white people, gay people, men, women, it’s all based on fear. We all have fears, this thing that stops us from embracing as we are one. We are never going to be one. People are messed up, but humor lets us see how ignorant we can be. – Marlon Wayans

966. After spending 460 days as a hostage, I did emerge a fundamentally changed person. But I think, like everyone does as they grow older and probably wiser, I can look back at my earlier life – my history, my mistakes, the joy I felt as a young woman traveling the world – with some objectivity and even some humor. – Amanda Lindhout

967. Every time I’ve done comedy in, like, traditional comedy clubs, there’s always these comedians that do really well with audiences but that the other comedians hate because they’re just, you know, doing kind of cheap stuff like dancing around or doing, like, very kind of base sex humor a lot, and stuff like that. – Aziz Ansari

968. It’s funny to see how people react to the project, to read their thoughts, and I wonder aloud, ‘Did they even watch the movie? Did they even get it?’ I know we, myself and the entire cast, put a lot of heart, love and humor into ‘Meet the Peeples’. I’m very proud of that film and what we were able to accomplish. – Craig Robinson

969. What’s great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day. – Paul Feig

970. It’s an amusing idea to some, this feminism thing – this audacious notion that women should be able to move through the world as freely, and enjoy the same inalienable rights and bodily autonomy, as men. At least, that’s the impression given when feminism and feminists are all too often the targets of lazy humor. – Roxane Gay

971. Picking my topics is sort of a process of elimination for me. Most things don’t work for me. I like to cover science and unexpected things happening in labs. Also, theoretical research doesn’t work for my style. I need scenes and interactions. Then, humor. I’m having the most fun when I can have fun with my work. – Mary Roach

972. Music and the blues, they have taught me a lot. I think in this book, ‘Book Of Hours,’ there is this blues sensibility. There are moments of humor even in the sorrow, and I’m really interested in the way that the blues have that tragic-comic view of life – what Langston Hughes called ‘laughing to keep from crying.’ – Kevin Young

973. It’s just my natural way – to be funny. I don’t know why that is. But as I’ve said, humor is a quick cover for shock, horror, confusion. The critics hate funny writers for the most part. They think funny is not serious, but I think that funny can be even more serious than nonfunny. And it can be more affecting, too. – T. C. Boyle

974. I love Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart because they’re bringing irony back into American humor, which is a delicious treat. The entire Colbert persona of being extreme right-wing when he’s not at all is highly amusing. He does it so well, but sometimes a little too well. My wife is convinced he’s completely that way. – John Lydon

975. Our characters act silly, even totally ridiculous at times, and most of our jokes don’t come out of pop cultural references. It seems like we’re aiming at a child audience, but everyone can laugh at the basic human traits that are funny. It’s playful, the humor is playful, the world is playful. You can kind of let go. – Stephen Hillenburg

976. I like art with a sense of humor. I don’t have a huge art education to understand everything. I don’t think that means that art has to be watered down to the lowest common denominator, though. I don’t think you have to go to college to be able appreciate great art, but I like art that doesn’t take itself too seriously. – Kathleen Hanna

977. And you know, whether it’s drama or comedy, the best work is based on truth. It’s just that, with comedy, the circumstances are just crazy-heightened, and you have these crazy things thrown at you. But you still have to do it truthfully, because that’s where the humor comes from. So it’s not that difficult to cross over. – Tony Hale

978. We’re all screwed up. And the way Christians mess things up is we act like we’ve got it going on. And if we would just stay in that place of, ‘Hey, we’re all screwed up and but for the grace of God, none of us have a shot here.’ We need to have a sense of humor about it; that’s kind of the way I’ve always faced my comedy. – Jeff Foxworthy

979. 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.’ – Adam Carolla

980. Try to find someone with a sense of humor. That’s an important thing to have because when you get into an argument, one of the best ways to diffuse it is to be funny. You don’t want to hide away from a point, because some points are serious, but you’d rather have a discussion that was a discussion, rather than an argument. – Ed Sheeran

981. The thing that I get so often with network comedies – and, I think, some of the most brilliant people in the world do them – but it’s easy to hide behind a joke. I kind of feel like when you have to face things, and you don’t have humor, it becomes very vulnerable; it exposes your deepest and darkest fears in some aspects. – Kenya Barris

982. The book, ’12 Rules For Life,’ is a very serious book. There’s elements of humor in it, but I’m trying to struggle with things at the deepest possible level and to explain to people why it’s necessary to live a upstanding and noble and moral and truthful and responsible life, and why there’s hell to pay if you don’t do that. – Jordan Peterson

983. We get to live in a time that we get to use social media as a tool. It’s not just a face on a piece of paper, and that’s what makes you someone’s favorite model. We can have a very similar sense of humor as someone, and that’s why we’re their favorite model, or our personal style, off the runway, is why we’re their favorite. – Gigi Hadid

984. I realized over the years if I’m writing about humor, irony, satire, I much prefer to do that in English. And if there is sorrow, melancholy, longing, I much prefer to do that in Turkish. Each language has its own strength to me, and I feel connected and attached to both Turkish and English. I dream in more than one language. – Elif Safak

985. I am a political human being. I have – that’s one of my interests. I studied political science in college. I was actually going to get my Ph.D. in poli-sci. And a lot of my material from early on in my career dealt with politics, so I’ve always considered myself as somebody who enjoys political humor. So I’m not going to stop. – Maz Jobrani

986. I guess, for me, I’ve always thought that there was humor everywhere. And as a kid, I just, you know, I grew up an only child, and I – sort of nothing made me happier than to make my parents laugh. I remember I had costumes and things laying around the house that I was, you know, anything that I could do to make my parents laugh. – Justin Timberlake

987. When I’ve had to edit my albums, I’ll listen to it one time through, and I’ll make edits. I want to remember to set up a camera to record myself listening to my set, because I don’t even slightly crack a smile, I am just listening for technical details, and I look like somebody that has absolutely no sense of humor. I look insane. – Tig Notaro

988. What’s lovely about ‘Eureka’ is that it’s a sci-fi show, but it’s not monsters from outer space; it’s not craziness from outer space. It’s just about this community of people and what they do. These geniuses have sometimes done wonderful things and sometimes created global warming. It has this wonderful left-of-center sense of humor. – Joe Morton

989. It’s always the girl comedy and the guy comedy. It bums me out. You’d think there’d be a progression, from James L. Brooks and Nora Ephron into more subtle humor and behavior and psychology. All these interesting things people can learn about themselves by watching talented writers comment intelligently on someone else’s emotional life. – Parker Posey

990. I’m happy to say that at 62, I think I’ve reached that point where stuff doesn’t bother me as much, and my gratitude level has gone way up, especially having gone through the loss that I’ve had, and losing so many of the great artists that I was close to. They taught me how to see it with a grain of salt and a lot of humor and perspective. – Bonnie Raitt

991. I think probably the qualities that I look for in a man are somewhat different than they were before I became a public person, but not that much different. I think that, sort of, the element of trust is certainly much bigger for me, but the other things that – the other qualities, intelligence and kindness and sense of humor, those things. – Monica Lewinsky

992. I would say just start writing. You’ve got to write every day. Copy someone that you like if you think that perhaps could become your sound, too. I did that with Hemingway, and I thought I was writing just like Hemingway. Then all of a sudden it occurred to me – he didn’t have a sense of humor. I don’t know anything he’s written that’s funny. – Elmore Leonard

993. If we went by the world’s definition of who I’m supposed to be because I look weird… ‘Well, surely, this guy can’t have a productive life, surely, he doesn’t have a sense of humor. Surely, he can’t love life.’ We stereotype people in this world. And so… if the world thinks you’re not good enough, it’s a lie, you know. Get a second opinion. – Nick Vujicic

994. I like doing comedy, I like doing drama. Naturally I like to do, I like doing dramas, I like conflict, and when I do a comedy, you know, I’ve found that, like, romantic comedy is the trickiest one, because often it’s neither: it’s not romantic and it’s not funny. So, like, I like a comedy that’s biting. It’s biting humor or really quirky humor. – Matt Dillon

995. I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people. – Nicole Scherzinger

996. If you’re playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you’re playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience’s expectations. What I’m battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more. – Campbell Scott

997. Often people write stories about people who are suffering, and they’re miserable all the time. That’s not the case. You go to the food bank or wherever and there’s laughter, there’s comedy, there’s stupidity, there’s silliness and warmth. And that’s the reality of people’s lives. If you cut out that sense of humor and warmth, you miss the point. – Ken Loach

998. What I wrote all the time when I was a kid – I don’t want to call it ‘poetry,’ because it wasn’t poetry. I was not that kind of a writer. I was a rhymer. I was a fan of Dorothy Parker’s, so maybe I wrote poetry to that extent, but my main focus was the humor of it, and word construction, and the slant. Your words, it’s a very powerful experience. – Carrie Fisher

999. My father was very athletic. He was a life-of-the-party kind of guy – walked into the room and there was a presence about him. He was a great storyteller, just a terrific sense of humor. Having said that, he never put all of those talents or abilities into some public arena. He was never interviewed, never on television. His family was everything. – Jim Nantz

1000. I was in the music industry as Amanda Diva for 10 years but I realized that I had bigger work to do and needed to get busy doing that work. I really do believe that I’m here for a bigger purpose, and I want to be a role model and speak for the black community and black women specifically. Humor was the way it felt most organic and effective for me. – Amanda Seales

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