Quotations About / On: HUMOR

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    Cynicism is the humour of hatred.
    (Herbert Beerbohm, Sir Tree (1853-1917), British actor-manager. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Beerbohm-Tree, ch. 12 (1956).)
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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    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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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    There is so much humour in life that if you start laughing at it, you will not stop till you die.
    (Life)
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  • 18.
    Comedy is a necessity to get through life with the fewest scars. Humor is the best antidote to help relieve all struggles.
    (Suzy Kassem)
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  • 19.
    Never say a humorous thing to a man who does not possess humour. He will always use it in evidence against you.
    (Herbert, Sir Beerbohm (1853-1917), British actor-manager. Quoted in Hesketh Pearson, Beerbohm-Tree, ch. 12 (1956).)
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  • 20.
    There seems to be no lengths to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them.
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. After 1903What? "What Does It Mean?" Harper & Brothers (1938).)
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