Monday, 5 September 2016

About Humour

By his provocations to good-natured merriment, a humourist of the first water contributes as much to the sum of happiness as the gravest philosopher. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society. - William Makepeace Thackeray

Humour is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on, one sits on one’s bottom. - Taki

Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. - Edward de Bono

Humour is essentially a comforter, reconciling us to things as they are in contrast to things as they might be. - Stephen Leacock

Humour is really one of the hardest things to define, very hard. And it's very ambiguous. You have it or you don't. You can't attain it. - Heinrich Boll

Humour is the kindly contemplation of the incongruities of life. - Stephen Leacock

Humour keeps us alive. Humour and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing. - Joss Whedon

Humour results when society says you can’t scratch certain things in public, but they itch in public. - Tom Walsh

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov

The humorous story is told gravely; the teller does his best to conceal the fact that he even dimly suspects that there is anything funny about it. - Mark Twain

There are few advantages, I'll tell you, that profit a man more than humour. Humour will draw a crowd. Humour will calm a mob or reassure a nursery school. - Gene Wolfe

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humour: to change the character of our thought. - Lin YuTang

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth. - George Bernard Shaw

When Humour goes, there goes civilization. - Erma Bombeck

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

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