Quotations About / On: HUMOR

  • 21.
    Married people should not be quick to hear what is said by either when in ill humor.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Sir Charles Grandison, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 4, letter 4, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
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  • 22.
    Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
    (Agnes Repplier (1858-1950), U.S. author, social critic. In Pursuit of Laughter, ch. 9 (1936).)
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  • 23.
    The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
    (Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. repr. In Travels in Hyperreality, trans. by William Weaver (1986). "De consolatione Philosophiae," (1980).)
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  • 24.
    It is characteristic of all deep human problems that they are not to be approached without some humor and some bewilderment.
    (Freeman Dyson (b. 1923), British-born U.S. physicist, author. Disturbing the Universe, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1979).)
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  • 25.
    I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
    (Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), British essayist, caricaturist. More, "Going Back to School," (1899). Referring to Oxford University.)
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  • 26.
    Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Illingworth, in A Woman of No Importance, act 1.)
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  • 27.
    Especially the transcendental philosophy needs the leaven of humor to render it light and digestible.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Thomas Carlyle and His Works" (1847), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, pp. 333-334, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 28.
    Humor, however broad and genial, takes a narrower view than enthusiasm.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 397, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 29.
    Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Wealth," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 30.
    Humour is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
    (Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), British poet, critic. repr. In Collected Works, vol. 14, ed. Kathleen Coburn (1990). "Table Talk," vol. 1 (1821), reported by Thomas Allsop in Letters and Conversations of S.T. Coleridge (1836).)
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