"Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals."
"Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding."
"Wit is the lowest form of humor."
"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it."
"Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs."
"A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself."
"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."
"When humor goes, there goes civilization."
"I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor."
"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it."
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is."
"Humor is reason gone mad."
"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."
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."
"Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn."
"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."
"If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor."
"The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense."
"A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself."
"Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers."
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