Humour Quotes

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

Humour and a bit of charm will get most women in bed.
Jerri Byrne

Even though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of humour.
Mel Gussow

She's a hoot - an incredible sense of humour [on Camilla Parker-Bowles]
Elton John

Humour is not a postscript or an incidental afterthought - rather it is a serious and weighty part of the world's economy.
Oscar W Firkins

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!
Kate Beckinsale

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
John Locke

I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
Max Beerbohm

Humour has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved for those close to me, not part of the public Lana.
Lana Turner

We've had a day of great drama and of humour too. The rumour mill is now taking over [when Blair left making the unelectable Brown Prime Minister]
Andy Burnham

There's no doubt he was in his own way a comic genius. He had this wonderful warmth and humour that came right through the screen and just embraced you. [on Ronnie Barker]
Nicholas Parsons

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!
Kate Beckinsale

Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across: If you get too serious, you could die of starch.
Cyndi Lauper

Humour is an affirmation of man's dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
Romain Cary

There's terrific merit in having no sense of humour, no sense of irony, practically no sense of anything at all. If you're born with these so-called defects you have a very good chance of getting to the top.
Peter Cook

Humour is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
Max Eastman

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is.
Oscar Wilde

Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. [any idea if this is saying humour is a good thing or a bad thing?]
Romain Gary

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

Honest good humour 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

We have a similar sense of humour and can take the mickey out of each other, so I think we'll have lots of fun. If he starts shouting, I'll just shout right back [dancing with Brendan Cole]
Claire King

You need to talk about sex with a sense of humour, especially because sex is a sensitive area for a lot of people. The other thing is that you may not want to tell the world everything you do in bed.
Paige Turco

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humour.
Jennifer Jones

We should take astrology seriously. No, I don't mean we should believe in it. I am talking about fighting it seriously instead of humouring it as a piece of harmless fun
Richard Dawkins

Humour is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
James Thurber

Humour is also a way of saying something serious.
T S Eliot

Bad humour is an evasion of reality; good humour is an acceptance of it.
Malcolm Muggeridge

The kind of humour I like is that which makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes.
William Davis

The secret to humour is surprise.
Aristotle

Anger and humour are like the left and right arm. They complement each other.
James Cone

The love of truth lies at the root of much humour.
Robertson Davies

Humour is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf

There's no trick to being a humourist when you have the whole government working for you.
Will Rogers

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humour.
Edward Albee

I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours... But I think that God's got a sick sense of humour.
Depeche Mode

Humour 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.
Galbraith

A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher

Humour is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.
Steve Allen

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humour. I'll try to soften it and become boring, maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to.
Silvio Berlusconi

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

Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Prime minister's questions with Tony Blair there is some sort of light and shadow and he's got a sense of humour... I'm not sure with Gordon Brown how many light moments there will be.
David Cameron

[I thank] my darling Camilla, who has stood with me through thick and thin - and whose precious optimism and humour have seen me through.
Prince Charles

I'm just trying to portray what I find ironic or humourous.
Max Cannon

Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory
for its humour, the writing is on the wall.
Alan Bennett

Ours is like Jewish humour with a sun tan - warm, family-based. We share a lot of neuroses such as food, guilt, overachieving children and controlling mothers. [on Asian humour]
Meera Syal

A lot of people don't get my sense of humour, which is fine, because I often don't get theirs either!
Mike Fink



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