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Humor Quotes

In the end, everything is a gag.

Author: Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

Profession: British Comic Actor, Filmmaker

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

Author: Dick Clark

Profession: American Entertainer, Television Personality

People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.

Author: Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Profession: Polish-born British Novelist

Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.

Author: Phyllis Diller (1861-1951)

Profession: American Columnist

The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.

Author: Umberto Eco (1929)

Profession: Italian Novelist and critic

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

There is this benefit in brag, that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means; draw it all out, and hold him to it.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

A joke is an epigram on the death of a feeling.

Author: Fredrich


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

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

Author: Roman Gary


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

Author: Don Herold


A jest often decides matters of importance more effectual and happily than seriousness.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.

Author: Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

Profession: American Poet, Short-story Writer, Playwright