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Samuel Schmid Quotes and Sayings

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There was the joke about Switzerland being an island surrounded by land.
This was never true.
- Samuel Schmid

The desire for security must be balanced with our regard for liberty.
- Samuel Schmid

Switzerland is part of the fight against terrorism.
There is no neutrality against this threat.
- Samuel Schmid

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

 

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

My way of joking is telling the truth;
that is the funniest joke in the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

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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

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

What other culture could have produced someone like
Hemmingway and not seen the joke?
- Gore Vidal

Tool of Communist agitators...
it's really a joke, isn't it? Because,
quite clearly, we are a party of real moderates.
It just shows how little they understand.
- Helen Suzman

I'm gonna fix that last joke by taking out all the
words and adding new ones.
- Mitch Hedberg

You might like it as a joke or because you liked it then,
but there isn't a whole new generation discovering Wham!.
- Rob Zombie

I never told a joke in my life.
- Andy Kaufman

Be not affronted at a joke.
If one throw salt at thee, thou wilt receive no harm,
unless thou art raw.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie...
a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
- George Orwell

I've been paying alimony since I was 14 and child support since 15.
That's a joke, but not by much.
- Don Adams

Comedy is just to me, maybe it's a natural knack,
if I can see where the joke is in the writing and I
can see where the setup is and I can tell this is the way to make it.
- Matt LeBlanc

Sometimes my colleagues joke and call me Hannah.
- Hanoi Hannah

It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

U.S.
soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance,
joke that they track my movements in order to know
where they will be deployed next.
- Christiane Amanpour

When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of
race going on between his brain and his expression.
- Bill Bryson

I also try to think of ways to articulate the joke more economically.
- David Cross

My joke, which isn't really a joke, is that there will be one of two tours:
the tour for the album that does well,
or the tour for the album that stiffs.
- Richard Marx

Gracious dying is a huge, macabre and expensive joke on the American public.
- Jessica Mitford

Every man who is high up likes to think he has done it all himself;
and the wife smiles,
and lets it go at that.
It's our only joke.
Every woman knows that.
- J. M. Barrie

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
- Max Eastman

A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said,
You've been awarded the Prize.
I was quite sure it was a practical joke.
- Joshua Lederberg

Gene Autry was the most.
It may sound like a joke - Go and have a look in my bedroom,
It's covered with Gene Autry posters.
He was my first musical influence.
- Ringo Starr

I have always noticed that deeply and truly religious
persons are fond of a joke,
and I am suspicious of those who aren't.
- Alfred North Whitehead

I don't like jokes in speeches.
I do like wit and humor.
A joke is to humor what pornography is to erotic language in a good novel.
- James Humes

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort,
some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

There are certain queer times and occasions in this
strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes
his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
- Herman Melville

We feel that what's too far is when you make a joke and somebody gets hurt.
- Bobby Farrelly

Everything is changing.
People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
- Will Rogers

I sometimes joke, Paula, even paranoid people have enemies.
- Rahm Emanuel

I've heard every pie joke in the book.
I'm still waiting for an original one.
- Jason Biggs

Almost every venerable tradition at a men's club starts out as a joke.
- Joe Bob Briggs

Same thing, like my commercials are often times really
funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really
good amount of time to tell a joke.
- Alex Winter

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning
is that it can only mean one thing.
- Ronnie Barker

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits
millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time,
and yet remain lonesome.
- T. S. Eliot

The joke or the pratfall is easy for me to do.
- Sandra Bullock

A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.
- George Orwell

Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind,
then you're finished.
You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already.
- Tommy Shaw

In fact, it used to be a joke if you studied at a University.
- Tony Randall

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke,
but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Oliver Herford

Housekeeping ain't no joke.
- Louisa May Alcott

A rich man's joke is always funny.
- Thomas Edward Brown

A symphony is no joke.
- Johannes Brahms

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
- Robert Frost

Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke.
- William Hazlitt

I still think people do have racial hang-ups,
but I think one of the reasons I can joke about it
is people are shedding those racial hatreds.
- Dave Chappelle

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being,
but to remind him that he is already degraded.
- George Orwell

I think that the joke and the ghost story both have
a similar set up in that you kind of set something
up and pay it off with a laugh or a scare.
- Simon Pegg

I think when you dissect a joke too much,
you have ruined whatever there is in comedy.
- Bob Saget

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
- H. P. Lovecraft

It's a lot easier, I think, to be an actor in a movie
than to spin a joke on a sitcom.
- Nicole Sullivan

I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny.
We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature.
- Patty Duke

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
- Theodor Adorno

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

It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic -
another joke marriage.
- Sophia Bush

Lacroix has been fantastic.
He's very nice.
He gets the joke, and I think that's a good thing.
- Jennifer Saunders

Being funny is one of my greatest strengths.
I can make girls smile when they're down,
and when they're having a good time,
I can carry on the joke.
- John Krasinski

Everybody doesn't have to get every joke.
People really appreciate not being condescended to.
- Matt Groening

I've been burn when it comes to my hair that it ain't no joke.
- Jenifer Lewis

I'll say things that are serious and put them in a
joke form so people can enjoy them.
We laugh to keep from crying.
- Kanye West

If you think before you speak the other guy gets his joke in first.
- Jimmy Nail

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen.
Women reach theirs at thirty-five.
Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?
- Rita Rudner

But today, I feel the genuine warmth,
the affection, and although I may joke about it,
I am touched.
- Perry Como

It is a good deed to forget a poor joke.
- Brendan Behan

You learn to kid around and joke and not take things
too seriously because somehow its all gonna work out for the best -
or you're gonna make it work out.
- Jack Youngblood


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