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  The darker the film, the more vital everyone's sense of humor is on set.  
 -  Eric Bana
  

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

  The secret to humor is surprise.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  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 I can't see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny?  
 -  Casey Affleck
  

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

  Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment.  
 -  Bil Keane
  

  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
  

  Denzel Washington has a great sense of humor. He did all those 'Nutty Professor' movies.  
 -  Seth MacFarlane
  

  I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computer and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Humor is reason gone mad.  
 -  Groucho Marx
  

  I want everything I do to have humor in it, because it seems to me that all of life has that.  
 -  Lawrence Kasdan
  

  The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder.  
 -  Russell Baker
  

  You know, I'm Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humor. We are cruel to each other.  
 -  Steve Irwin
  

  A girl has to have a beautiful smile, beautiful eyes and she should have a good sense of humor. She should be honost, loving and trustworthy.  
 -  Justin Bieber
  

  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
  

  Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.  
 -  Washington Irving
  

  I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant.  
 -  Walter Isaacson
  

  In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  I think I have always had a little humor.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

  Courtesy and good humor are often found with little real worth.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  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
  

  A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing.  
 -  Samuel Butler
  

  Humor is healing.  
 -  Brad Garrett
  

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

  We're weird guys. I don't know if a lot of people get our humor. A lot of people probably think we're jerks. We're real sarcastic. Really ironic and stuff. We mean well, but we joke around probably a lot more than we should.  
 -  Brendon Urie
  

  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
  

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

  Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.  
 -  Romain Gary
  

  I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.  
 -  Antonio Banderas
  

  It's great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor. I look forward to exploring family entertainment once again and examining the specifics of our day-to-day lives against the backdrop of an extraordinary adventure.  
 -  Jon Favreau
  

  I realized women and humor were linked very closely.  
 -  Craig Ferguson
  

  A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.  
 -  Dwight D. Eisenhower
  

  Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.  
 -  Tim Allen
  

  I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone.  
 -  Colin Farrell
  

  Women's humor seems to be a little more supportive. It's just kind of trying to make the other one laugh through funny voices and kind of talking about other people. I respond to that. I feel less like I'm going to get beat up in a room full of women than I do in a room full of guys.  
 -  Paul Feig
  

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

  I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.  
 -  Michael J. Fox
  

  Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.  
 -  Criss Jami
  

  The polls indicated that I was feisty, that I was tough, that I had a sense of humor, but they weren't quite sure if they liked me and they didn't know whether or not that I was sensitive.  
 -  Geraldine Ferraro
  

  When all this started, I asked myself, 'Am I going to withdraw from the world, like most people do, or am I going to live?' I decided I am going to live-or at least try to live-the way I want, with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  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
  

  The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Humor is the most engaging cowardice.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  What's great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day.  
 -  Paul Feig
  

  When humor goes, there goes civilization.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

  People with a good sense of humor have a better sense of life.  
 -  Unknown
  

  There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.  
 -  Erma Bombeck
  

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

  Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.  
 -  Eminem
  

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

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

  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
  

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

  True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool.  
 -  Chinese proverb