humour Quotes

One of the things the police officers told us in the first minutes of being with them is that the way that they cope with their job is by using a lot of inappropriate humour. It's really a lovely opportunity to try to challenge our ideas of what it is to deal with complex issues, and that they're not always dower. Having that kind of humour along with the pathos for what people are going through is a really nice challenge.
 
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— Kristin Lehman
I get along really well with Lars [von Trier] but definitely during our first meetings I was feeling him out and he definitely says some things that are inappropriate and then you kind of get his sense of humour. I really enjoy him. He's one of my favourite people I've met now. So, he's pretty great.
 
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— Kirsten Dunst
I think the most attractive thing is a sense of humour. If someone can make you laugh, you've gotten a lot out of the way.
 
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— Kiefer Sutherland
A sense of humour is a sense of proportion.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
I understand that being able to appeal to the public and having an amazing sense of humour is not something that comes easy. It's definitely a gift and for which I'm thankful.
 
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— Kevin Hart
As Aboriginal people we have always retained our resilience, our humour and our cultural integrity - we will always retain our dreams and a vision for the future for our people.
 
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— Ken Wyatt
I refuse not to have a sense of humour.
 
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— Ken Livingstone
The writing is a joy, so seamless you nearly miss the sheer artistry of the style and the terrific, wry humour.
 
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— Ken Bruen
It's the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
 
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— Keenen Ivory Wayans
Human humour often consists of pretending to wish something does not really wish.
 
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— Katherine Applegate
If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!
 
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— Kate Beckinsale
A sense of humour and a little lack of respect: That's what you need to make a legend survive.
 
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— Karl Lagerfeld
You could ask me to teach you." "Huh?" This night is getting weird in a hurry. "Teach me like you're teaching a class or something? What are you going to call it: "You Too Can Be a Sociopath 101'?" "It would be more like a graduate-level class." I start to snicker. His sense of humour sneaks up on you. Then I remember who's talking and bite it off.
 
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— Karen Marie Moning
I am thrilled that DDLJ has beaten all records, Shah Rukh Khan and I share a close friendship that translates onto the screen. We have such fun working together. Shah Rukh has a great sense of humour. He invests incredible energy into his acting. He reads a lot. I share all these with him. I love books. I love his style of working and abundant refinement. I love him to death and would like to work with him again.
 
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— Kajol
Some say that Cusk has no sense of humour, but expecting giggles from this writer would be akin to expecting sonnets from Benny Hill.
 
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— Julie Burchill
I think the French have a romantic cliche that Englishmen have great style, great music, irony and sense of humour. Well, sometimes cliches are true.
 
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— Josephine de La Baume
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
 
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— Joseph Addison
In all thy humours, whether grave or mellow, Thou'rt such a touchy, testy, pleasant fellow, Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
 
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— Joseph Addison
Mixing humour and harsh reality is a very human behaviour, it's the way people stay sane in their daily lives.
 
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— Jorge Garcia
I definitely try to mix humour into anything I do, even if it is into a drama.
 
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— Jorge Garcia
I like to have a drink or two, but I cut down on that. It was getting a little out of control. Two of the guys in the band don't even drink at all. We just riff off each other man. We're just so, so eye-to-eye with our sense of humour that we can just sit in an empty room and entertain ourselves for hours.
 
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— Jordan Buckley
As a bandleader, I try to pass on the same family values that I grew up with: help people, hang on to your sense of humour, be tolerant, and keep your judgments to yourself.
 
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— Jools Holland
Thus, I've created humour.
 
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— Jon Stewart
I think it's like music for the sake of music, and a lot of the words stem from liking music a lot, wanting to be a good band and having a good sense of humour, and living in a situation where we're free to pretty much do what we want.
 
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— Jon Fishman
His wry sense of humour and his stalwart courage were an inspiring example to so many. His ability to laugh at Life's idiosyncrasies and himself in a self deprecating way taught that most valuable of lessons: 'to be of good cheer, no matter what Life threw at you, and ever to find the hope that dwells in every human heart'.
 
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— John McLeod
I've always said, I thought the Sex Pistols was more Music Hall than anything else - because I think that really, more truths are said in humour than any other form.
 
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— John Lydon
Children generally hate to be idle; all the care then is that their busy humour should be constantly employed in something of use to them
 
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— John Locke
All humour is critical, you know? You make stupid jokes. I mean, stupidity is an infirmity, isn't it?
 
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— John Cleese
A lot of humour is about just enjoying life and spontaneity and because you make a joke that puts somebody down - we're always teasing each other. It's with affection. It's nasty teasing that we - not all teasing; nasty teasing you cut out.
 
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— John Cleese
[W]ithout humour you cannot run a sweetie-shop, let alone a nation.
 
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— John Buchan
My humour and my work ethic definitely come from my Scottish side, and I have to say the sense of humour doesn't really translate when I'm in America.
 
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— John Barrowman
The one thing that makes 'Torchwood' work so brilliantly and makes it a little bit above the rest of all other sci-fi dramas out there is that we have a sense of humour.
 
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— John Barrowman
My final word, before I'm done, Is "Cancer can be rather fun"- Provided one confronts the tumour with a sufficient sense of humour. I know that cancer often kills, But so do cars and sleeping pills; And it can hurt till one sweats, So can bad teeth and unpaid debts. A spot of laughter, I am sure, Often accelerates one's cure; So let us patients do our bit To help the surgeons make us fit.
 
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— John B. S. Haldane
A careful and sympathetic sense of humour can also be a great asset when there is need to get out of difficult situations gracefully.
 
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— John Allen Fraser
Humour breaks down boundaries, it topples our self-importance, it connects people, and because it engages and entertains, it ultimately enlightens.
 
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— John Agard
I enjoy humour more than anything, I don't really sit around banging my head and crying all the time.
 
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— Joaquin Phoenix
Many of us are trying to lead multiple lives: child, mother, wife, lover, star, giving small doses of oxygen to each and imploding under the weight of so many competing roles. The women I have written in Bombshells struggle - sometimes hilariously, sometimes tragically - to bridge the chasm between the wilderness of their inner worlds and the demands of their outer worlds. And humour, in the end, is our saviour.
 
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— Joanna Murray-Smith
I think the key attributes for a good speaker are someone that's articulate and someone that puts a fair amount of humour into what they do.
 
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— Jo Brand
I think that comedians, more than any other type of celebrity, have to keep their humour and keep their feet on the ground. If they start taking themselves too seriously, they're heading for a fall.
 
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— Jimmy Carr
It had to be hammered home quite a bit because I didn't see any humour in my life at all.
 
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— Jimmy Carr