August 18, 2019

On Humor

(curmuj”un), n. origin unknown 1. crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone who points out facts in an engaging manner.

“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.”
— Aristotle

“Total absence of humor renders life impossible.”
— Colette

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

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.”
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

“Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”
— Edward De Bono

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”
— Horace Walpole

“If there”s one thing I know it”s God does love a good joke.”
— Hugh Elliott

“The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.”
— James Thurber

“Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.”
— Mark Twain

“Humor is a rubber sword–it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.”
— Mary Hirsch

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