Quotes about Humor

Humor is a great way to get through some of the toughest times life may offer, and learn how to laugh at yourself. Humor is a way of nicely poking fun at people, situations, and yourself.

Humor is truthful and quotes are a fun way of helping to enlighten our lives. Life is short and should not be taken for granted, you never know what is truly in store for you from day to day. Try to find a little bit of humor in life, even when it gets you down.

A little laughter never hurt anyone, besides, who said life had to be serious? Humor Quotes is a collection of all the best quotes about the humorous side of life. As quoted by W. C. Fields, Start every day off with a smile and get it over with....



~ Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. ~ Edward de Bono


~ Total absence of humor renders life impossible. ~ Colette

~ Love your enemies. It makes them so damned mad. ~ P.D. East

~ There's no such thing as fun for the whole family. ~ Jerry Seinfeld

~ A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. ~ Arthur McBride Bloch

~ I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup. ~ Jerry Seinfield

~ Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. ~ Colin Sautar

~ If you teach your children nothing else, teach them the Golden Rule and "righty-tighty, lefty-loosey." ~ Robert Brault

~ He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed. ~ Harry Kalas

~ Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost. ~ James Thurber

~ Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. ~ W.C. Fields


~ The secret to humor is surprise. ~ Aristotle

~ Humor is reason gone mad. ~ Groucho Marx

~ Humor is the most engaging cowardice. ~ Robert Frost

~ When humor goes, there goes civilization. ~ Erma Bombeck

~ Seriousness is the last refuge of the shallow. ~ Oscar Wilde

~ Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse. ~ Groucho Marx

~ Every disasters screams for humor. ~ Marleen Silvia Millecam

~ Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~ Peter Ustinov

~ Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. ~ Leo Rosten

~ Humor does not diminish the pain, it makes the space around it get bigger. ~ Allen Klein

~ There is one thing women can never take away from men. We die sooner. ~ P. J. O'Rourke

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

~ You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance. ~ William Somerset Maugham

~ A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

~ Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. ~ Francis Bacon

~ 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

~ Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.~ Charles Schulz


~ Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. ~ Thomas Stephen Szasz

~ People of humor are always in some degree people of genius. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

~ I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. ~ Frank A. Clark

~ Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. ~ Charles Bukowski

~ The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes. ~ William Davis

~ A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your step as you walk the tightrope of life. ~ William Arthur Ward

~ Humor is a spontaneous, wonderful bit of an outburst that just comes. It's unbridled, it's unplanned, it's full of surprises. ~ Erma Bombeck

~ Sometimes I lie awake at night, and ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.' ~ Charles M. Schulz

~ As I may or may not say to the Lord on Judgment Day, "You ask a lot of questions for someone who has so much explaining to do." ~ Robert Brault

~ Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. ~ Max Eastman

~ Humor is also a way of saying something serious. ~ T. S. Eliot

~ Humor is despair refusing to take itself seriously. ~ Arland Ussher

~ One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool. ~ Chinese Proverb

~ The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humor. ~ Kathryn L. Nelson

~ The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. ~ Horace Walpole

~ Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. ~ Bill Cosby

~ Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. ~ Agnes Repplier

~ An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~ Bill Vaughn

~ Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? ~ George Carlin

~ As to the Seven Deadly Sins, I deplore Pride, Wrath, Lust, Envy and Greed. Gluttony and Sloth I pretty much plan my day around. ~ Robert Brault

~ A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn? ~ Bob Hope


~ Reality continues to ruin my life. ~ Bill Watterson

~ Humor tells you where the trouble is. ~ Louise Bernikow

~ Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television. ~ Woody Allen

~ Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. ~ Terry Pratchett

~ Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison. ~ Lord Chesterfield

~ The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept. ~ George Carlin

~ Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before. ~ Steven Wright

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

~ There's nothing like a gleam of humor to reassure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. ~ Eva Hoffman

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

~ Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. ~ Bill Cosby

~ You might be a redneck if the blue book value of your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it. ~ Jeff Foxworthy

~ A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself. ~ Clifton Fadiman


~ Gags die, humor doesn't. ~ Jack Benny

~ Maybe this world is another planet's hell. ~ Aldous Huxley

~ Humor is just another defense against the universe. ~ Mel Brooks

~ Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. ~ Edward de Bono

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

~ The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood. ~ Lou Holtz

~ Ah, yes, divorce ... from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet. ~ Robin Williams

~ I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case, and got my tuition back. ~ Fred Allen

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

~ A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

~ Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. ~ Douglas Adams

~ Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. ~ John Wayne


~ Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ~ Peter Ustinov

~ We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

~ If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? ~ George Carlin

~ When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. ~ Mark Twain

~ Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. ~ George Burns

~ The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry Pratchett

~ I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. ~ Elayne Boosler

~ Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith 

~ A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. ~ Fred Allen


~ I love mankind, it's people I can't stand. ~ Charles M. Schulz

~ Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company. ~ Mark Twain

~ Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~ Mark Twain

~ The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. ~ Albert Einstein

~ Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it. ~ Salma Hayek

~ Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.~ Agnes Repplier

~ If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor. ~ Jennifer Jones

~ The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ~ Bill Watterson

~ It's always darkest before the dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it. ~ Anonymous

~ As to the Seven Deadly Sins, I deplore Pride, Wrath, Lust, Envy and Greed. Gluttony and Sloth I pretty much plan my day around. ~ Robert Brault

~ Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. ~ Jerry Seinfeld


~ A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. ~ Steve Martin

~ To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.~ Gelett Burgess

~ Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer? ~ Marilyn Monroe

~ Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ~ George Burns

~ A wise saying is something you keep picking up off the floor in front of your fridge. ~ Robert Brault

~ Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them. ~ Lewis Mumford

~ The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself. ~ James Thurber

~ The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at your 3 best friends. If they're ok, then it's you. ~ Rita Mae Brown

~ Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. ~ Dr. Seuss


~ If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. ~ Albert Einstein

~ I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally. ~ W.C. Fields

~ Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. ~ Groucho Marx

~ Never memorize something that you can look up. ~ Albert Einstein

~ This isn't life in the fast lane, it's life in the oncoming traffic. ~ Terry Pratchett

~ Good humor is one of the preservatives of our peace and tranquility. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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

~ What a strange world this would be if we all had the same sense of humor. ~ Bern Williams

~ When somebody tells you nothing is impossible, ask him to dribble a football. ~ Anonymous

~ I'm killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness. ~ Bill Watterson

~ Humor is a rubber sword, it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. ~ Mary Hirsch

~ Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing. ~ Allen Klein

~ A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused. ~ Shirley Maclaine

~ There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns...and clowns. ~ D.J. MacHale

~ It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. ~ Max Eastman

~ A compromise is an agreement whereby both parties get what neither of them wanted. ~ Anonymous

~ The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. ~ Groucho Marx

~ Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. ~ Agnes Repplier

~ Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun. ~ Flip Wilson

~ I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions. ~ George Carlin

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