Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.
Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.
A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the Weather.
Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
Laughter is more serious than tears.
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
My father used to brag that I wasn't a ham, I was the whole pig.
Think of what would happen to us... if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.
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.
The comedy gods are smiling on me tonight.
HELPED are those who laugh with a pure heart; theirs will be the company of the jolly righteous.
Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that Humour excites in those who lack it.
It was a dangerous profession I had chosen ... because no one likes a funny kid. In fact, adults are scared silly of them and tend to warn children who act out that they are going to wind up in prison or worse. It is only when you grow up that they pay you vast sums of money to make them laugh.
All of us have schnozzles... if not in our faces, then in our character, minds or habits. When we admit our schnozzles, instead of defending them, we begin to laugh, and the world laughs with us.
Laughter is very infectious, and why it should be so is a most interesting neurological problem. But it also has other, more physiological, benefits. Apparently it boosts the immune system, reduces stress hormones, massages the heart and diaphragm and engenders a 'feel good' factor.
Jokes often arise involuntarily, like dreams, and tend to be swiftly forgotten. From these similarities Freud inferred that jokes and dreams share a common origin in the unconscious. Both are essentially means of outwitting our inner 'censor'.
The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!
Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall.
The owl and the pussycat went to sea, / In a beautiful pea green boat. / They took some honey, and plenty of money, / Wrapped up in a five pound note.
I'm discovering there are innumerable ways to package, promote and sell my humor, as long as I reserve a little for myself to keep bouncing back and laughing off the rejections that are also part of the art of cartooning.
The cause of laughter is simply the sudden perception of the incongruity between a concept and the real project.
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