humorous Quotes

It is considered in England and the United States that the Government of South Africa is altogether too harsh with its native peoples. It is sadly humorous to notice that the native in South Africa, however, holds an exactly reverse opinion and the fault he finds with the South African Government is that it is far too lenient in its administration of laws throughout the native populace.
 
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— L. Ron Hubbard
Not every story lends itself tonally to humor, so you have to navigate that territory properly. You can put a humorous spin on anything, really, if you know what you're doing, but it's not always desirable to have your reader laughing on every page.
 
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— Kevin Keck
I don't laugh that much, but I do like humorous books, and I like to entertain readers that way.
 
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— Jonathan Ames
For me it was just exciting to see fake news catching on like that. We don't you know, it's interesting. I think we don't make things up. We just distill it to, hopefully, its most humorous nugget. And in that sense it seems faked and skewed just because we don't have to be subjective or pretend to be objective. We can just put it out there.
 
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— Jon Stewart
Experimental music scores are enigmatic, opaque, demanding, irritating, humorous, childlike; the best, like Cardew's Treatise, are also inspiring, giving rise, on occasion, to a music of vitality, intelligence and elegance.
 
— John Tilbury
Sing of the nature of women, and then the song shall be surely full of variety; old crotchets and most sweet closes. It shall be humorous, grave, fantastic, amorous, melancholy, sprightly, one in all, and all in one.
 
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— John Marston
We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed. The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most of their time in the closed mode.
 
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— John Cleese
As long as you can savor the humorous aspect of misery and misfortune, you can overcome anything.
 
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— John Candy
I'm a Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic. It's a humorous way for me to describe that I'm not stereotypical.
 
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— Joel Salatin
Zeus Is Dead is full of laugh-out-loud moments, lashings of sly wit, moan-worthy puns, and a complex, fast-paced storyline. There aren't very many humorous fantasy murder mysteries out there, especially not as intricately constructed as this one. Michael G. Munz takes a 'What if,' and runs with it like a toddler with Mom's smart phone. The guffaw-worthy throwaway bits will remind you of Douglas Adams. A very enjoyable read.
 
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— Jody Lynn Nye
If you're a fat person - and especially if you're a woman - at all stages of your life you'll get abuse for it, so you have to work out a way of dealing with it. The best way is to be humorous about it - that defuses any tension.
 
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— Jo Brand
It's a humorous statement that doesn't mean anything. You can't lie to God - it's ridiculous.
 
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— Jimmy Swaggart
I don't want to pick a team. I want to make people laugh and hopefully bring some - be humorous about the human experience, you know, whether they're people of any stripes of life.
 
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— Jim Gaffigan
To be a colored man in America ... and enjoy it, you must be greatly daring, greatly stolid, greatly humorous and greatly sensitive. And at all times a philosopher ...
 
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— Jessie Redmon Fauset
I guess the more serious you play something, if the context is funny, then it will be funny and it doesn't really require you to be necessarily, explicitly humorous, or silly.
 
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— Jesse Eisenberg
I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.
 
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— Jerome K. Jerome
First, there was Confucius. Then, the sayings of Chairman Mao. And now the pithy, ironic, and humorous insights of Ai Weiwei. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection, which reflects a well-developed philosophy as well as a keen understanding of the Chinese Communist system. This is China made easy and interesting.
 
— Jerome A. Cohen
I love the protest signs protected by the First Amendment - some of them humorous, some of them passionate, some factual, some entirely incorrect - all of them free ideas.
 
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— Jennifer Granholm
Go to humorous events at comedy clubs and watch laughable movies.
 
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— Jeffrey Gitomer
I'm not a robot; I have a personality and I have emotions. I have a humorous side to me and an angry side to me.
 
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— Jeff Gordon
What I've always done as an entertainer is try to come up with things that people will find interesting, or compelling, or humorous.
 
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— James Taylor
Reconnecting to the animal means getting to a more sensitive, more artful and more humorous place in the psyche.
 
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— James Hillman
Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humor. He will always use it in evidence against you.
 
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— Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Humor is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it's very ambiguous. You have it or you don't. You can't attain it. There are terrible forms of professional humor, the humorists' humor. That can be awful. It depresses me because it is artificial. You can't always be humorous, but a professional humorist must. That is a sad phenomenon.
 
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— Heinrich Böll
I can't even tell you what else I imagined. I can only humiliate myself to such a degree; at a certain point it becomes humorous, and this story is not meant to be humorous. This story is meant to winch your ribs open and tamper with your heart. This story is meant to make you realize that your chances of happiness in this world are terribly slim if you lack a fine imagination.
 
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— Heidi Julavits
When you lead a life of scholarship you can't be bothered with the humorous realities, you know, tits, that kind of thing.
 
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— Harold Pinter
You cannot just quote from history and above all you cannot take it out of context, in however humorous a fashion . On the contrary history has a natural continuity which must be respected
 
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— Gottfried Bohm
There is absolutely nothing humorous at the Masters. Here, small dogs do not bark and babies do not cry.
 
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— Gary Player
From my own personal encounters and studies with both Tantric and Zen Buddhist monks, I have found them to be humorous, warm, charming, and compassionate.
 
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— Frederick Lenz
In Tantric Zen you can be humorous and make fun of anything or you can be very serious.
 
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— Frederick Lenz
And dilettantism is a humorous way to survive. Everybody understands you for it and everybody hates you for it. And not everybody chooses to be a dilettante. Many choose cunning and brute force.
 
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— Francesco Clemente
It's often pointed out that in Cuban cinema there are too many comedies, but a sense of humor is so much part of the Cuban idiosyncrasy. Curiously, the films that have been censored the most have been humorous.
 
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— Fernando Perez
America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
 
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— David Riesman
The best song lyrics seem to me so artful, so brilliant, so warm and humorous, with both passion and wit, that my admiration is matched only by my envy.
 
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— David Lehman
Possibly the only thing we Notekillers place on a higher pedestal than music is laughs, so, of course, we also know that the idea of the title is a kind of humorous futility.
 
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— David First
I'm halfway through a novel set in two time frames - Austin in the 1960's and Alpine (Texas) in present day. It started out to be a small, lighthearted, humorous book about family relationships; I was tired of writing war stories and tragedies.
 
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— Elizabeth Crook
An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten.
 
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— Constance Rourke
I suppose I look for humor in most situations because it humanizes things; it makes a character much more three-dimensional if there's some kind of humor. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud type of stuff, just a sense that there is a humorous edge to things. I do like that.
 
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— Colm Meaney
Everything serious that he says is a joke and everything humorous that he says is dead serious.
 
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— Clarence Darrow
In horror stories or in fairy tales, the fascination with the morbid is also, at least for me, a way to prepare for the unthinkable" That's why it's very important for me to show the artificiality of it all, because the real horrors of the world are unmatchable, and they're too profound. It's much easier to absorb " to be entertained by it, but also to let it affect you psychologically " if it's done in a fake, humorous, artificial way.
 
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— Cindy Sherman