Humour

  • Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.


    Friendship, Humour, Laughter

  • When you slip on banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel it’s your laugh.


    Accidents, Humour

  • The distance needed for humour is always missing from dreams.


    Dreams, Humour

  • If you had to define humour in a single phrase, you might define it as dignity sitting on a tintack.


    Humour

  • We are never so funny to others as when we are least funny to ourselves.


    Humour

  • Humour is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.


    Humour

  • It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.


    Humour

  • Humour is by its nature more truthful than factual.


    Humour

  • Good taste and humour are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.


    Humour

  • It’s an odd job making decent people laugh.


    Humour

  • ‘Tis ever thus with simple folk - an accepted wit has but to say ‘Pass the mustard’ and they roar their ribs out.


    Humour

  • Without humour you cannot run a sweet shop let alone a nation.


    Humour

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


    Humour

  • Among all kinds of writing there is none in which authors are more apt to miscarry as in works of humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.


    Humour

  • A man will confess to treason, arson, false teeth or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humour?


    Humour

  • The secret source of humour itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.


    Humour

  • Humour is what happens when we are told the truth quicker and more directly than we are used to.


    Humour

  • Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not and a sense of humour to console him for what he is.


    Humour

  • Common sense and a sense of humour are the same thing, moving at different speed. A sense of humour is common sense dancing.


    Humour

  • Common sense and a sense of humour are the same thing, moving at different speed. A sense of humour is common sense dancing.


    Humour

  • Analysing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.


    Humour