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Lawrence Kutner :
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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Angela Carter :
We used chamber-pots a good deal.... My mother ... loved to repeat: "When did the queen reign over China?" This whimsical and harmless scatological pun was my first introduction to the wonderful world of verbal transformations, and also a first perception that a joke need not be funny to give pleasure.
[Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Virago (1992). Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings, "The Mother Lode," New Review (1976).]
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Allen Tate :
She by my side Stared at the Moon; and then I knew he knew. And then he smiled at her; to him 'twas funny— Her calm steel eyes, her earth-old throat of honey!
[Allen Tate (1899-1979), U.S. poet, critic. "Red Stains."]
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Gertrude Stein :
The funny part of it all is that relatively few people seem to go crazy, relatively few even a little crazy or even a little weird, relatively few, and those few because they have nothing to do that is to say they have nothing to do or they do not do anything that has anything to do with the war only with food and cold and little things like that.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.]
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Gary Snyder :
But it's hard to farm Between the stumps: The cows get thin, the milk tastes funny, The kids grow up and go to college They don't come back the little fir-trees do
[Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Logging (l. 20-25). . . No Nature; New and Selected Poems [Gary Snyder]. (1992) Pantheon Books.]
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Gertrude Stein :
It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 2 (1937).]
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Anne Sexton :
O tiny mother, you too! O funny duchess! O blonde thing!
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Sylvia's Death."]
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Gertrude Stein :
It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1944, during World War II; France, which had been defeated and occupied by Germany in 1940, was finally liberated in late 1944.]
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Gertrude Stein :
I know what Germans are. They are a funny people. They are always choosing someone to lead them in a direction which they do not want to go.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.]
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Anne Sexton :
The cot we shared is almost a prison where I can't say buttercup, bobolink, sugarduck, pumpkin, love ribbon, locket, valentine, summergirl, funnygirl and all those nonsense things one says in bed.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "The Interrogation of the Man of Many Hearts."]
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