humor Quotes

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.

- Victor Borge

Humor (is) the process that allows one to brush reality aside when it gets too distressing.

- André Breton, Anthology of Black Humor

Joy, humor, and laughter should be part of everyone's spiritual life. They are gifts from God and help us enjoy creation.

- James Martin, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life

The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living.

- Viktor E. Frankl

Comrades, we are going to try to cheer you up, and our sense of humor will help us in this endeavor, although the phrase gallows humor has never seemed so logical and appropriate. The external circumstances are exactly in our favor. We need only to take a look at the barbed wire fences, so high and full of electricity. Just like your expectations.And then there are the watchtowers that monitor our every move. The guards have machine guns. But machine guns won’t intimidate us, comrades. They just have barrels of guns, whereas we are going to have barrels of laughs.You may be surprised at how upbeat and cheerful we are. Well, comrades, there are goods reasons for this. It’s been a long time since we were in Berlin. But every time we appeared there, we felt very uneasy. We were afraid we’d get sent to the concentration camps. Now that fear is gone. We’re already here.

- Rudolph Herzog, Dead Funny: Humor in Hitler's Germany

I like telling stories with a sense of humor. But humor can also distance you from the subject you're writing about. I'm interested in using humor as a portal to something a bit more serious.

- Jens Lekman

I consider myself to have a decent sense of humor. What's life without a sense of humor?

- Mayer Hawthorne

What life is to humor, humor is to life.

- Krishna Sagar

I write humor as it's pretty much the only thing keeping me out of an asylum.

- Bonnie Daly, Christmas Madness, Mayhem, and Mall Santas: Humorous Insights into the Holiday Season

The interesting thing about humor is that in humor, you - in logic, something is A or not A. In humor, it's both A and not A.

- Robert Mankoff

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.