Quotes About Dry Humor

Quotes tagged as "dry-humor" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Willem Lange
“What New England is, is a state of mind, a place where dry humor and perpetual disappointment blend to produce an ironic pessimism that folks from away find most perplexing”
Willem Lange

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“I have lived as plain Mr. Jinnah and I hope to die as plain Mr. Jinnah. I am very much averse to any title or honours and I will be more than happy if there was no prefix to my name.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Jaye Wells
“By now, I should have learned that luck, if she was a lady, was a mean-spirited bitch with a grudge against me.”
Jaye Wells, Red-Headed Stepchild

Fran Lebowitz
“Now, nature, as I am only too aware, has her enthusiasts, but on the whole, I am not to be counted among them. To put it bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.”
Fran Lebowitz

Christopher Healy
“Duncan,we're still in prison," Frederic said dryly. "You're not going to see anything except this cell. Which has spiders, by the way. Have you noticed the spiders?" "Indeed I have: Carmen, Zippy, and Dr. T," Duncan said.”
Christopher Healy, The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Clare Boothe Luce
“No good deed goes unpunished.”
Clare Boothe Luce

Douglas Coupland
“How can we be alive and not wonder about the stories we knit together this place we call the world? Without stories our universe is merely rocks and clouds and lava and blackness. It's a village scraped raw by warm waters leaving not a trace of what existed before.”
Douglas Coupland, Generation A

Jarod Kintz
“I have three sets of humor. One I keep in a bag of salt, because it’s the dry one.
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Abigail Roux
“I'm prone to paper cuts.”
Abigail Roux, Cut & Run

Robert A. Heinlein
“Democracy is a poor system; the only thing that can be said for it is that it's eight times as good as any other method.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

T.A. Miles
“His father was an ass and he is an ass. I imagine sooner than I should like I shall be playing uncle to a litter of asses.”
T.A. Miles, Raventide

Karen Marie Moning
“You got me a birthday cake. It was pink. I smashed it into the ceiling.”
Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever

Anthony Horowitz
“I really don’t know what to think, Mr Holmes,’ Lestrade muttered. ‘Well, that’s nothing new.”
Anthony Horowitz

Richelle Mead
“The sun was about to set," he told us in a gravelly voice. He swept his hands in a downward motion, apparently to demonstrate how a sunset worked”
Richelle Mead, Frostbite

S.R. Gibbs
“We keep electing council members for appearance sake, it doesn’t mean anything, and it is just a show for the people, so that they may sleep well at night with their delusion of peace.”
S.R. Gibbs, The Inner Kingdom

Michael Chabon
“The devolution of American culture takes another great step forward”
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Max Barry
“What was it Like?"
"What was what like?" he said, although he knew.
"Quick, I imagine. But you must have perceived something. A split second of vanishing awareness. A grasping at a shrinking light."
"It was like being fucked in the brain.”
Max Barry, Lexicon

Allyson James
“A couple of your guests saw a fireball come out the sky, and the place went up. Heat lightning is what will go in the report. A freak of nature.”
I’d be sure to tell Drake he was being listed as a freak of nature. I wanted to watch his face when I said it.

- Emilio Salas, Janet Begay”
Allyson James, Nightwalker

M.A. George
“Think of mental energy as broadcasting on a certain wavelength,” he tried to explain. “People with powers of the mind can tap into that wavelength…”

“That’s all fine and good,” I nodded, “but evidently my transmitter is broken. Or much more likely…I never had one in the first place.”

“Ah, yes,” he nodded unenthusiastically, “and your nose is mounted upside-down.”

“Excuse me?” My forehead creased.

“I do wish you would quit contradicting me,” he let out a tired sigh. “It’s insulting…and highly annoying.”
M.A. George, Relativity

Jamie McGuire
“I turned to watch the women on the dance floor, laughing and smiling and watching Travis and Megan vertically dry fucking.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Oblivion

Jarod Kintz
“Mounting anything on a plaque instantly transforms it from trash into an award. For example, a dry disposable pen goes from junk clutter to the first annual writer’s award for dry humor.”
Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

Mark  Lawrence
“The perfumes of lords and ladies tickled at my nose: lavender and orange oil. On the road, shit has the decency to stink.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

M.L. LeGette
“Wonderful. I'm stranded with the least creative Ramblers.”
M.L. LeGette, The Orphan and the Thief

Aimee Bender
“Dad lost his job. Then he got a new job. Then he got his old job back and went back to it. They were all in the same building.”
Aimee Bender, The Color Master: Stories

Jean-Dominique Bauby
“In the past, it was known as a "massive stroke," and you simply died. But improved resuscitation techniques have now prolonged and refined the agony.”
Jean-Dominique Bauby

Jean-Dominique Bauby
“When I began a diet a week before my stroke, I never dreamed of such a dramatic result.”
Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Jean-Dominique Bauby
“France was at peace; one couldn't shoot the bearers of bad news.”
Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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