A joke is a very serious thing.

Winston Churchill

Let the little fairy in you fly!

Rufus Wainwright

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.

Mark Twain

One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.

Larry Gelbart

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Peter Ustinov

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Max Eastman

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

Leo Rosten

Humor is just another defense against the universe.

Mel Brooks

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

W. C. Fields

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.

Mignon McLaughlin

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

Steven Wright

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

Langston Hughes

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

Thomas W. Higginson

I may not lead the most dramatic life, but in my brain it’s War and Peace everyday.

Rufus Wainwright

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.

Winston Churchill

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

Langston Hughes

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.

Lin Yutang

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.

Sid Caesar

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.

Thomas W. Higginson

The poor girl does not know how to have a conversation. Unfortunately, she does know how to speak.

Winston Churchill

The Almighty in His infinite wisdom did not see fit to create Frenchmen in the image of Englishmen.

Winston Churchill

There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them.

Robert Benchley

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.

William Arthur Ward

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

Mark Twain

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.

Simon Wiesenthal

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.

Peter De Vries

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

William James

There’s no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.

Rufus Wainwright

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