Quotations About Humor

25 09 2009

Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced

           -Alfred North Whitehead


People do not quit playing because they grow old.  They grow old because they quit playing

    -Oliver Wendell Holmes


You don’t stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.

  -Michael Pritchard


You cannot deal with the most serious things in the world unless you understand  the amusing

  -Winston Churchill


Sometimes you’re the bug, sometimes you’re the windshield.



Comedy is for those who think and a tragedy is for those who feel.

-Horace Walpole


Wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been.

-Mark Twain


Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-Victor Borge


When humor goes, there goes civilization.

-Erma  Bombeck


Mirth is God’s medicine

-Henry Beecher


Among those whom I like, I can find no common denominator: but among those I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

-W. H. Auden


Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.


-Max Eastman


 He who laughs, lasts.

-Norwegian Proverb


The jester is brother to the sage.

     -Arthur  Koestler


Humor is a means of obtaining pleasure in spite of the distressing affects that interfere with it.



Humor at its best is a kind of heightened truth- a super-truth.

-E. B. White


Dictators fear laughter more than bombs

-Arthur Koestler


The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.

-Sebastian Chamfort


When I’m happy I fell like crying, but when I’m sad don’t feel like laughing.  I think it’s better to be happy.  Then you get two feelings for the price of one.

-Lily Tomlin


Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.

-Mark Twain



A cheerful heart is good medicine

 -Proverbs 17: 22


 Half this game is 90% mental.

Danny Ozark



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