Quotations About / On: FUNNY

  • 21.
    Being a parent is such serious business that we dare not take it too seriously. Children are inherently funny. So are parents. We all are at our funniest when we are desperately struggling to appear to be in control of a new situation.
    (Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, introduction (1991).)
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  • 22.
    ' Look around you and then laugh at yourself. After all, you are as funny as you will ever get.'
    (Karen Gonzalez-Videla)
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  • 23.
    Our society today is very funny! With corrupt people given prominet seats as, the occupy respectable positions.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (The society.)
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  • 24.
    It's funny how you never meet a parent who rushes his child. That's what other parents do. All we are doing is reacting to our child's "natural" ability.
    (Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent . . . in Spite of Your Children, ch. 2 (1995).)
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  • 25.
    I used to think that everything was just being funny but now I don't know. I mean, how can you tell?
    (Andy Warhol (1928-1987), U.S. Pop artist. Quoted in Vogue (New York, March 1, 1970).)
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  • 26.
    The guy has baggy pants, flat feet, the most miserable, bedraggled-looking little bastard you ever saw; makes itchy gestures as though he's got crabs under his arms—but he's funny.
    (Sterling Ford (1883-1939), U.S. comic actor. Quoted in Charlie Chaplin, My Autobiography, ch. 10 (1964). Said of Charlie Chaplin.)
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  • 27.
    There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
    (Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).)
  • 28.
    The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
    (James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. Included in Clifton Fadiman, I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Certain Eminent Men and Women of Our Time (1939). Forum and Century (June 1939).)
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  • 29.
    Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that.... Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist and novelist. Nell, in Endgame, p. 20 (1958).)
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  • 30.
    When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful.
    (François Truffaut (1932-1984), French film director. letter, Jan. 15, 1980. Letters (1989, French edition, 1988).)
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