Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
— James Thurber
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not. A sense of humor was provided to
console him for what he is.
— Horace Walpole
I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
— George Carlin
Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. . . . Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in
— Samuel Beckett
A joke's a very serious thing.
— Charles Churhill
I feel as I always have, except for an occassional heart attack.
— Robert Benchley
It's an odd job, making decent people laugh.
Bought one, got one free — first rung on the achievable goals ladder.
— T-shirt worn by Mr. Boffo cartoon by Joe Martin
All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
— Samuel Johnson
The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure: and he that hath little business shall become
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog.
The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the
— Warren G. Bennis, U of S. California Professor of Business Administration
There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
— Will Rogers
Life doesn't make any sense, and we all pretend it does. Comedy's job is to point out that it doesn't
make sense, and that it doesn't make much difference anyway.
— Eric Idle
Creativity at work is taking advantage of the great opportunity to check the internet
and read motivational sayings about retirement so that I don't always
have to contemplate the act of committing suicide.
— Dave Erhard
I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
— Elvis Costello
Be kind and considerate to others, depending somewhat upon who they
— Don Herold
Humor, a good sense of it, is to Americans what manhood is to Spaniards and we will go to great lengths
to prove it. Experiments with laboratory rats have shown that, if one psychologist in the room laughs at
something a rat does, all of the other psychologists in the room will laugh equally. Nobody wants to be
left holding the joke.
— Garrison Keillor
The hall-mark of American humour is its pose of illiteracy.
— Ronald Knox
Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humour. He will always use it in evidence
— Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Learn to laugh at your troubles and you'll never run out of things to
— Lyn Karol
Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained.
— John Powell
The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
— David Ogilvy
We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can.
— Will Rogers
When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
— Thomas Szasz
When humor goes, there goes civilization.
— Erma Bombeck
If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation,it would be the ability for
each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
— Charles Schulz
Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
— Agnes Repplier
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
What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement?
— Fred Allen
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
— Edward Albee
Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
— Edward De Bono
People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are
forever in a hurry.
— Jeanne-Maire Roland
We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have
Men of lofty genius are most active when they are doing the least work.
— Leonardo da Vinci