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My humor had changed from foolishness to making sense.

A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humor is important.

We can’t understand when we’re pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time – like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.

If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you’ve created a special little thing, and that’s what I’m looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything.

People who know me, they know I have a sense of humor, I’m a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy.

My view of life is colored by humor and looking at the best in any situation.

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.

What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!

I do find things funny. When you see life through the eyes of someone with a good sense of humor, which my grandmother did, life is a human comedy.

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.

Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing.

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

Over the years, I’ve learned that a sense of humor is the only skill that allows you to turn sucking at life into a career.

A sense of humor is good for you. Have you ever heard of a laughing hyena with heart burn?

It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.

Humor is an antidote to all ills.

Sometimes you can take those dramatic roles and maybe interject a little humor into them, and I think the reverse also works.

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

You either have chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone.

I wasn’t shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid.

I’m not funny. What I am is brave.

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

Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.

I personally have dealt with any adversity in my life with humor. That’s why I told America to ‘Read my hips!’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ or was happy to play along with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in the great restaurant scene on ‘Seinfeld.’

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.

My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.

Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it.

There are different kinds of humor, some is sarcastic, some introspective. Introspective fit my personality better.

You know those things that you throw the twigs into and it spits them out? That’s what I do. The branches are like life, and I throw them into my head and some of it comes out as humor.

Why anybody gets my sense of humor I never know, but I do know that when they do, I keep them as close as I possibly can.

I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people.

Humor is the truth; wit is an exaggeration of the truth.

A good actor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real and make it honest and be effective in it. If it’s in a funny movie and, as long as they are cast in an appropriate way, humor will come from it.

Music and the blues, they have taught me a lot. I think in this book, ‘Book Of Hours,’ there is this blues sensibility. There are moments of humor even in the sorrow, and I’m really interested in the way that the blues have that tragic-comic view of life – what Langston Hughes called ‘laughing to keep from crying.’

Hateful words stand no chance against self-worth and a little of humor.

Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.

A lot about Congress is about forming good working relationships with people, and humor can really help you do that.

I’ll speak for myself, but there’s a lot of humor to be found in sarcasm and darkness. You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor.

I like George Carlin’s jokes. I like his humor. He’s one of my heroes, and I like what he did with talking about everyday things.

Sometimes I used to think to myself, ‘Have I lost a sense of humor?’ but I don’t think that I have. I think one can be as snarky and sarcastic as lots of people, but I have never found that it makes me particularly happy.

I think, in our darkest moments, you have to find the humor, and you have to find the lightness.

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

Don’t wish me happiness – I don’t expect to be happy it’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all.

The key to humor is often self-loathing or sarcasm. In a sense, that’s how self-loathing is made palatable.

When a chick has a sense of humor, there’s nothing more attractive.

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

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

A sense of humor is great – it goes a long, long way in a marriage.

Try to find someone with a sense of humor. That’s an important thing to have because when you get into an argument, one of the best ways to diffuse it is to be funny. You don’t want to hide away from a point, because some points are serious, but you’d rather have a discussion that was a discussion, rather than an argument.

I have a really dark, rich, thick sense of humor.

The ultimate storyteller is Shakespeare, who was able to get the ‘groundlings’ to laugh at his bawdy humor and storylines but could still be studied by scholars to this day for the complexity of his language, meter, and symbolism. That’s the real guy.

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

I’m interested in people’s darkness – and humor in the darkness.

I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor.

I really believe if you give people a product that couples entertainment with a little bit of education, a soft glove and sense of humor – especially about a subject people have begun to feel very frustrated about, which is the legal system – then you have a formula for success.

Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor.

I’m actually a perpetual 13-year-old. I’ve never advanced beyond 13. Every day, tomorrow is my 14th birthday. That’s my kind of humor.

Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.

Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.

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.

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It’s the same qualities I require from a man.

There are so many things to talk about between black people, Hispanic people, white people, gay people, men, women, it’s all based on fear. We all have fears, this thing that stops us from embracing as we are one. We are never going to be one. People are messed up, but humor lets us see how ignorant we can be.

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.

My dad is and was very funny and had a really dry sense of humor, which, as a kid, seemed un-fun. But in retrospect, it’s kind of hilarious.

Humor is everywhere in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.

Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.

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

Gamer humor ranges all over the place. What it comes down to is taking a lot of what we see in gaming and we’re familiar with in gaming and being like, ‘OK, hold on, let’s re-examine this for a second. Isn’t this funny? Isn’t this strange? Isn’t this a little bit ridiculous?’ That’s where it is.

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

My mother was very funny. My dad had a great sense of humor. My grandmother, too.

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.

I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side.

Everybody’s got a different sense of humor. It’s just different styles.

The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.

In building a management team, I look for integrity, loyalty, vision, and a willingness to think outside of the box, and challenge the status quo. I also look for people who have a good sense of humor and who value and empower their team.

Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn’t have a sense of humor.

Set your compass to beauty, humor, and grief; stay the course no matter what, and I’ll support you with everything I’ve got.

I was a product of a divorced family and I used humor as a weapon to combat sadness. I used comedy to make my mother laugh in light of the darkness that she faced, and to me it became a very powerful tool at a very young age, at six. I saw how therapeutic it could be.

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

I think bands, when they’re on the road, they keep their sanity by developing an internal sense of humor.

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.

Among my friends, I’m not a little Boy Scout, and they love my humor, thank God.

I wish I could be as thin as Jessica Simpson. I think she looks gorgeous! I have had Jessica on my show several times, and I can tell you that girl is genuine and funny with a great self-deprecating sense of humor.

I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.

All my humor is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I’d be standing in the bread line – right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.

You can find heroism everyday, like guys working terrible jobs because they’ve got to support their families. Or as far as humor, the things I see on the job, on the street, are far funnier than anything you’ll ever see on TV.

When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don’t address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game’s first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game.

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 computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.

Any man who has had the job I’ve had and didn’t have a sense of humor wouldn’t still be here.

Humor is a blessing to me. My earliest recollections are of looking at something and seeing the lighter side. But it’s always spontaneous. I couldn’t write a comedy skit for someone else.

People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.

The schizophrenic has no sense of humor. His world is a constantly daunting, unfriendly place.

As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.

Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.

My uncle worked in emergency wards dealing with people who came in with terrible injuries. He talked about the sketch shows they would put on to lighten the atmosphere. You often find this sense of grim humor in hospitals. The injuries people are suffering are ghastly. You have to laugh at something or you’d otherwise cry.

I realized over the years if I’m writing about humor, irony, satire, I much prefer to do that in English. And if there is sorrow, melancholy, longing, I much prefer to do that in Turkish. Each language has its own strength to me, and I feel connected and attached to both Turkish and English. I dream in more than one language.

I want to have fun. Life ain’t no dress rehearsal. I want to have fun. I’m a comedian; I ain’t no politician. So everything I do is with humor, with love.

The secret to humor is surprise.

Wit is the lowest form of humor.

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn’t. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

I am attracted to intelligence, a witty sense of humor, an adventurous outlook on life and spiritual awareness about one’s self and the world.

We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.

Laughter is an instant vacation.

I don’t think it’s possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.

I grew up as a very sarcastic person. I was always the class clown, and to date girls, I had to be really funny. I was really skinny growing up. I was so thin, I had to run around in the shower to get wet. That kind of thin. So I always had to rely on humor and sarcasm.

You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.

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

I don’t have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.

My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.

My legacy would be that you don’t have to give up anything. You can be chic but have a sense of humor, you can be sexy but comfortable, you can be timeless but fresh.

I’d probably describe my sense of humor as ‘twisted,’ I guess. It’s not hard to make me laugh, especially when I’m surrounded by my close friends, especially my bandmates.

From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.

Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.

Humor and laughter – not necessarily derogatory derision – are my pet tools. This may come from my general philosophy of never taking the world too seriously – for fear of dying of boredom.

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

I don’t feel any need to play the role of the clown. In my private life I take a break from humor.

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

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

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.

I think probably the qualities that I look for in a man are somewhat different than they were before I became a public person, but not that much different. I think that, sort of, the element of trust is certainly much bigger for me, but the other things that – the other qualities, intelligence and kindness and sense of humor, those things.

To me, sadness and humor aren’t disrelated and humor is the best tool I’ve had against the sadness in my life.

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives.

My favorite kind of humor is basically, if it was happening to you, it wouldn’t be funny, but to observe it, it’s hilarious.

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

I come from a family of teasers myself. My grandfather was from Liverpool, and he had a dry sense of humor, and he would tease us terribly. My brother Beau was so skilled in his teasing that he could get a rise out of me by simply pointing at me.

I am often the brunt of my own humor.

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.

The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren’t in a very good mood.

The overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing.

Most comedy is based on getting a laugh at somebody else’s expense. And I find that that’s just a form of bullying in a major way. So I want to be an example that you can be funny and be kind, and make people laugh without hurting somebody else’s feelings.

As I get older, my sense of humor is my biggest asset.

If you look at ‘The Best Man,’ there’s a lot of humor in that, but I never consider that movie a comedy. I felt that it was a drama with comedic elements and comedic parts to it.

Humor can bring people under the tent. And a good joke can deflect some of the intensity surrounding a serious subject.

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

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

Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it’s true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair.

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

I’m interested in humor, and greeting cards just happen to be a perfect medium for my message. They’re accessible to everyone, and thanks to all the advances that have been made by environmentally conscientious printers, I can get my message across while keeping my carbon footprint relatively small.

You have to have a sense of humor about life to get through it.

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.

It’s your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.

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

Things are more complex today, and I think humor has changed a a great deal. People are more sensitive today.

It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself and the problems you face in life. Sense of humor can save you.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

On April 3, 2014, Jane Goodall turned 80. The iconic blond ponytail has gone gray, but the sparkle of intelligence, sly humor, and fierce dedication still shines from her hazel eyes.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

I think the sexiest thing about a woman is confidence, but confidence in a humble way, not in an arrogant way. Sense of humor is definitely important. And sunglasses always hide a multitude of sins. Sunglasses and a great pair of heels can turn most outfits around.

I do find the sibling connection endlessly fascinating, as I do all family dynamics. I like how siblings seem to create their own parentless mini-civilization within a family, one that has its own laws, myths, language, humor, its own loyalties and treacheries.

The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator’s place and laugh at his own misfortune.

When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way – you suddenly have a new perspective on them.

We get to live in a time that we get to use social media as a tool. It’s not just a face on a piece of paper, and that’s what makes you someone’s favorite model. We can have a very similar sense of humor as someone, and that’s why we’re their favorite model, or our personal style, off the runway, is why we’re their favorite.

To this day, I’ve found that it doesn’t matter what a guy looks like if he’s really funny. His sense of humor makes him attractive. On the other hand, you don’t hear men saying, ‘No she’s not pretty, but is she ever funny!’

We’re all screwed up. And the way Christians mess things up is we act like we’ve got it going on. And if we would just stay in that place of, ‘Hey, we’re all screwed up and but for the grace of God, none of us have a shot here.’ We need to have a sense of humor about it; that’s kind of the way I’ve always faced my comedy.

Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.

Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family.

So, I’m thinking of a name for a villain that has a sense of humor. I thought of ‘The Joker’ as a name, and as soon as I thought that, I associate it with the playing card, as my family had a tradition of champion playing; my brother was a contract champion bridge player. There were always cards around the house.

If we went by the world’s definition of who I’m supposed to be because I look weird… ‘Well, surely, this guy can’t have a productive life, surely, he doesn’t have a sense of humor. Surely, he can’t love life.’ We stereotype people in this world. And so… if the world thinks you’re not good enough, it’s a lie, you know. Get a second opinion.

One of the things that binds us as a family is a shared sense of humor.

The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words. Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me.

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

There’s some sort of unspoken license… when outlandish things come out of an inanimate object, somehow it equals humor.

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.

I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can’t read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn’t read that way.

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

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want – a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers.

I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together.

In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.

I realize that humor isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive.

I didn’t think that anything is beyond humor – not profane humor, but a good, honest approach to humor.

I think humor is used a lot of the time to keep people from getting too close. Humor side-steps and shifts the meaning.

Good late-night humor can work at any time of the day.

The most terrible fear that anybody should have is not war, is not a disease, not cancer or heart problems or food poisoning – it’s a man or a woman without a sense of humor.

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.

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

I think God has a tremendous sense of humor.

Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming!

Congratulations, you have a sense of humor. And to those who didn’t: Go stick your head in the mud.

Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I’ll be right there with you as a citizen – inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far.

Good planning is important. I’ve also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you’re in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you’re depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension.

We are really living the American dream, to be a successful brand in the States and in Europe and to steep ourselves in our heritage. But we do it with a sense of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously in fashion.

Self-deprecating humor and brutal honesty is a really freeing thing.

A lot of my humor does come from anger. It’s like, you’re not gonna pull one over on me – which is pretty much my motto anyways.

You can get through very serious and sometimes horrible and sometimes embarrassing and very awkward situations with humor. It gives us a way out.

Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along.

I love a girl with a sense of humor. Someone who can make me laugh and that I can get along with and talk with and who is just sweet overall, inside and out.

I want someone who can keep me on my toes, has a good sense of humor and a good heart.

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

It’s always funny until someone gets hurt. Then it’s just hilarious.

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.

The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.

Everybody I know who is funny, it’s in them. You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don’t like to tell jokes. But I think you have to be born with a sense of humor and a sense of timing.

People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.

You’re not going to see my sense of humor on the football field. That’s not a place for me to joke around.

Humor comes from self-confidence.

Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over.

I just try to write what I think would really happen, and with grief and tragedy, there are these naturally occurring moments of levity and humor and absurdity. I think that’s what life is really like. Sadness gets interrupted, and happiness gets interrupted.

I’m a pretty tenacious person; I get that from my mom. So sometimes, I use dark humor. I can’t take myself too seriously.

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.

Humor is reason gone mad.

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