Humor

" I'm a comedian, and I definitely see the humor in a lot of things. I am also sad a lot. I cry often and easily. I think you're supposed to feel all kinds of things. "
- Ellen DeGeneres
" A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing. "
- Samuel Butler
" Our characters act silly, even totally ridiculous at times, and most of our jokes don't come out of pop cultural references. It seems like we're aiming at a child audience, but everyone can laugh at the basic human traits that are funny. It's playful, the humor is playful, the world is playful. You can kind of let go. "
- Stephen Hillenburg
" You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense. "
- John Cassavetes
" Love, as wonderful and horrible as it is, has at its center a kind of pitiful humor. "
- Tim O'Brien
" A sense of humor is great - it goes a long, long way in a marriage. "
- Chris Rock
" If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain. "
- William Howard Taft
" When humor works, it works because it's clarifying what people already feel. It has to come from someplace real. "
- Tina Fey
" I come from a much freer kind of performance thing, where I rely on my own improv and my own sense of humor. "
- Chevy Chase
" As far as humor goes, I've always been a very insecure person and I've always wanted to be liked. "
- Peter Steele
" Self-deprecating humor and brutal honesty is a really freeing thing. "
- Margo Price
" If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load, I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations. It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well. "
- Alan Thicke
" Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius. "
- Thomas Carlyle
" You are not just a funny person or just a journalist. Most people are hybrids of having a smart opinion and a great sense of humor. "
- Katie Nolan
" Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion. "
- Thomas Browne
" Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end. "
- Eminem
" 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
" I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want - a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers. "
- Rick Riordan
" I don't think of myself as funny - I don't fill up a room with my humor... I would fail miserably as a stand-up comedian. "
- Steve Carell
" The characters are likable. Even the villainous Plankton - he's still flawed, and you still root for him, in a way, and the style of humor is simple, and it's about human behavior, and everybody can identify with that. "
- Stephen Hillenburg
" The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place. "
- Bob Newhart
" I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties and treacheries. "
- Jandy Nelson
" I like people with a good sense of humor, like Jennifer Aniston. She is amazing and is a great actress. "
- Helio Castroneves
" I have a self-deprecating sense of humor, so I knock myself. "
- Big Show
" You either have chemistry or you don't, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy's mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. "
- Nina Dobrev
" I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor. "
- William Gilmore Simms
" True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper. "
- Thomas Carlyle
" A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles. "
- Mignon McLaughlin
" I think the humor of double puns is incredible. "
- Richard Lederer
" The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies. "
- William Temple