Whereas the comic confronts simply logical contradictions, the tragic confronts a moral predicament. Not minor matters of true and false but crucial questions of right and wrong, good and evil face th...Marie Collins Swabey. Comic Laughter, ch. 7, Yale University Press (1961).
While it may not heighten our sympathy, wit widens our horizons by its flashes, revealing remote hidden affiliations and drawing laughter from far afield; humor, in contrast, strikes up fellow feeling...Marie Collins Swabey. Comic Laughter, ch. 5, Yale University Press (1961).