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.
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.
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