Humor quotes

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.
– Bob Hope

I do not have a sense of humor of any recognizable sort.
Tommy Lee Jones

As an actor, I’m attracted to drama; as a director, it’s humor – because it’s the story of my life, and I can’t be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress.
– Jodie Foster

I’ve met a lot of people who’ve lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor.
– Louis C. K.

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.
Mark Twain

I don’t think it’s possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.
Christopher Hitchens

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Mark Twain

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.
Audrey Hepburn

I’m not funny. What I am is brave.
– Lucille Ball

Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.
Stephen Hawking

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
– Erma Bombeck

In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’
– Michael Keaton

A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.
– Allen Klein

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.
Dr. Seuss

My view of life is colored by humor and looking at the best in any situation.
– Michael J. Fox

My favorite kind of humor is basically, if it was happening to you, it wouldn’t be funny, but to observe it, it’s hilarious.
– Bill Burr

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

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
Steven Wright

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Mahatma Gandhi

Women respond to comfort and a sense of humor. I was always able to make them laugh, so that helps a lot.
Peter Dinklage

Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Alexander Pope

Sometimes I find I’m wearing a divided, split brain in terms of drama and humor.
– Ridley Scott

I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he’s a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He’s also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor.
– Max von Sydow

I do find things funny. When you see life through the eyes of someone with a good sense of humor, which my grandmother did, life is a human comedy.
– George Takei

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
Robert Frost

My wife, my daughters, even my grandchildren are funny. You’ve got to keep a sense of humor because anger destroys you.
Michael Caine

Going to AA helped me to see that there were other people who had problems that had found a way to talk about them and find relief and humor through that.
– Carrie Fisher

A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.
– Don Herold

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
– Leo Rosten

Let’s not call physical comedy falling down and pratfalls. All humor is physical, no matter how you dish it out. It’s timing, like a dancer or an athlete would have.
– Chevy Chase

Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.
– Will Rogers

The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words. Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me.
– Marilyn Manson

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
– Langston Hughes

If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony.
– Xun Kuang

I’m able to see humor in a lot of things.
– Juliana Hatfield

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
– Peter Ustinov

I have great respect for my parents. I got such beautiful things from both of them. It doesn’t mean that we didn’t have our rough times, but they were remarkable people who were open-minded, creative and hard-working, and had great senses of humor.
– Patti Smith

Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.
– Anne Lamott

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
– W. C. Fields

I think God has a tremendous sense of humor.
– Rainn Wilson

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
– Victor Borge

We get to live in a time that we get to use social media as a tool. It’s not just a face on a piece of paper, and that’s what makes you someone’s favorite model. We can have a very similar sense of humor as someone, and that’s why we’re their favorite model, or our personal style, off the runway, is why we’re their favorite.
– Gigi Hadid

I think the humor, when applied in the right amount, only serves to intensify the other emotions in a given song; it highlights them, makes them stand out.
– John Grant

There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.
H. L. Mencken

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.
– Ralph Fiennes

Well, I mean, if a joke or humor is bawdy, it’s got to be funny enough to warrant it. You can’t just have it bawdy or dirty just for the sake of being that – it’s got to be funny.
– Betty White

Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
– Mark Van Doren

I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny – partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it’s a way of laughing at it and getting a release.
– Joaquin Phoenix

I don’t try to sanction other people’s joy in monsters. I mean, I think the fact is, humor, fantasy – you know, like fear, desire or laughter – create genres of their own: comedy, melodrama, or erotic films or horror films… The boundaries cannot be defined. It’s to each his own.
– Guillermo del Toro

Someone asked me what the key to being a good frontman was, and I think having a sense of humor about it is pretty near the top of that list. It’s a very strange place to be in, and I don’t take that role too seriously.
– Alex Turner

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.
– Tim Allen

The secret to humor is surprise.
Aristotle

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.
– Sam Walton

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
– James Thurber

Humor is reason gone mad.
Groucho Marx

I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people.
– Nicole Scherzinger

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.
– Rashida Jones

And I loved Fats Waller. I love his instrumental abilities, his vocal abilities and his sense of humor.
Paul McCartney

I’ve hung on for a long time in this business and had some success, and I think it’s keeping an open mind and being curious and having a sense of humor about oneself that’s important.
– Adam West