Quotes about Humor

27 02 2011

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.


Sometimes you’re the whack, sometimes you’re the mole.



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

            -Horace Walpole

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




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