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Humor is always based on a modicum of truth.
by Dick Clark

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

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Well, I'm using a cane, so what? So what if they shot
me sitting in a wheelchair? That's life!
- Dick Clark

It's real good to be back with you again this year.
- Dick Clark

If you want to stay young-looking, pick your parents very carefully.
- Dick Clark

 

I don't set trends.
I just find out what they are and exploit them.
- Dick Clark

Music is the soundtrack of your life.
- Dick Clark

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

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

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 grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

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

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

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.
- Hugh Sidey

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

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

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
- Doug Larson

Gags die, humor doesn't.
- Jack Benny

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

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

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

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

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

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

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

A laugh is a surprise.
And all humor is physical.
I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
- Chevy Chase

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Puns are a form of humor with words.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.
- Fred Allen

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

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

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
- James Thurber

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

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

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

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it.
It has some value in gaining and holding attention,
but it has no persuasive value at all.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

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

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

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck

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

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.
- Jacob August Riis

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just
about anything a human does.
- Bill Nye

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

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

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

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

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

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
- Leo Rosten

One doesn't have a sense of humor.
It has you.
- Larry Gelbart

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.
- Emo Philips

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

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
- Steven Wright

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

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

Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself -
with a smile.
- J. B. Priestley

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

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

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective:
an awareness that some things are really important,
others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
- Christopher Morley

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce


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