I've always had the notion that people go to spectator sports to have fun and then they grab the paper to read about it and have fun again.
(Walter Wellesley (Red) Smith (1905-1982), U.S. author, sports columnist, reporter. A personal recollection that originally appeared in No Cheering in the Press Box by Jerome Holtzman. The Red Smith Reader, "I'd Like to Be Called a Good Reporter," Random House (1982).)
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with peoplethat is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
(James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. Transcript of Ed Murrow's television show Small World, CBS-TV (March 25, 1959). New York Post.)