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Quotations about Humour


Humour – the universal language that transcends borders, cultures, and generations. It's the thread that weaves us together in shared moments of delight, mirth, and outright belly laughter. It has the power to dissolve tensions, bridge divides, uplift spirits, and most importantly, remind us of our shared humanity.

Mastering the art of humour is a gift few possess, but all appreciate. It requires keen observation, sharp wit, and the ability to see the funny side of life even in the most challenging moments. Comedians, writers, and jesters across ages have harnessed this power to not just entertain, but to enlighten, bringing us face-to-face with hard truths wrapped in the comfort of a joke.

These quotations delve into the essence of humour, its role in society, and its ability to bring light to the darkest corners. So, let's uncover the power of humour, one quotation at a time. After all, as Mark Twain said, "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

quotations about humour

"Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully." Max Eastman (American poet and political activist, 1883-1969)

"Good jests ought to bite like lambs, not dogs: they should cut, not wound." Charles II (British monarch, 1630-85)

"Humor is a rubber sword. It allows you to make a point without drawing blood." Mary Hirsch (teacher of humourous writing, DOB unknown)

"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it." E. B. White (American humorist, 1899-1985)

"The most *wasted*dull*productive* of all days is one without laughter." E. E. Cummings (American poet, 1894-1962)

"Humor is reason gone mad." Groucho Marx (American film comedian, 1890-1977)

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"The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." Frank A. Clark (American lawyer and politician, 1860-1936)

"Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them." Simon Wiesenthal (Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor, 1908-2005)

"Comedy is simply *a funny*another*my* way of being serious." Peter Ustinov (British actor, 1921-2004)

"Every survival kit should include a sense of humor." Anon

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"The best ideas come *as jokes.*in your sleep.*when you least expect.* Make your thinking as funny as possible." David Ogilvy (advertising executive, 1911–99)

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"Humor is just another defense against the universe." Mel Brooks (American film director and actor, 1926-)

"The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense." Jacob August Riis (Danish-American social reformer, 1849-1914)

"I don't *trust anyone*like a person*know a judge* who doesn't laugh." Maya Angelou (American writer, 1928-)

"Humor is the good natured side of a truth." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

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"The marvellous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can only mean one thing." Ronnie Barker (English comedian, 1929-2005)

"Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall." Alan Bennett (English dramatist and actor, 1934-)

"When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression." Bill Bryson (American travel writer, 1951-)

"Without humour you cannot run a *sweetie-shop*race*green grocers* let alone a nation." John Buchan (Scottish novelist, 1875-1940)

"A joke's a very serious thing." Charles Churchill (English poet, 1731-64)

"A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections." George Eliot (English novelist, 1819-80)

"What do you mean, funny? Funny-peculiar or funny ha-ha?" Ian Hay (Scottish novelist and dramatist, 1876-1952)

"The only way to amuse *some people*the monarch*me* is to slip and fall on an icy pavement." E. W. Howe (American novelist and editor, 1853-1937)

"Satire is a lesson; parody is a game." Vladimir Nabokov (Russian novelist, 1899-1977)

"That's the Irish people all over – they treat a joke as a serious thing and a serious thing as a joke." Sean O'Casey (Irish dramatist, 1880-1964)

"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else." Will Rogers (American actor and humorist, 1879-1935)

"For every ten jokes, thou hast got an hundred enemies." Laurence Sterne (English novelist, 1713-68)

"It would be a sad reflection on any satirical programme if no one ended up taking offence at some point." Meera Syal (British actress and writer, 1963-)

"Humour is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity." James Thurber (American humorist, 1894-1961)

"Laughter would be bereaved if *snobbery*I*my cat* died." Peter Ustinov (British actor, director, and writer, 1921-2004)

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