Sense Of Humor Quotes

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Maya Angelou
“I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.”
Maya Angelou

Deb Caletti
“I used to think that finding the right one was about the man having a list of certain qualities. If he has them, we'd be compatible and happy. Sort of a checkmark system that was a complete failure. But I found out that a healthy relationship isn't so much about sense of humor or intelligence or attractive. It's about avoiding partners with harmful traits and personality types. And then it's about being with a good person. A good person on his own, and a good person with you. Where the space between you feels uncomplicated and happy. A good relationship is where things just work. They work because, whatever the list of qualities, whatever the reason, you happen to be really, really good together.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Criss Jami
“Everyone has a sense of humor. If you don't laugh at jokes, you probably laugh at opinions.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Gregory David Roberts
“If fate doesn't make you laugh, you just don't get the joke.”
Gregory David Roberts

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Wit seduces by signaling intelligence without nerdiness.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Criss Jami
“The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Andrew Solomon
“A sense of humor is the best indicator that you will recover; it is often the best indicator that people will love you. Sustain that and you have hope.”
Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Richard P. Feynman
“She wrote me a letter (Joan,1941) asking,"How can I read it?,Its so hard." I told her to start at the beginning and read as far as you can get until you're lost. Then start again at the beginning and keep working through until you can understand the whole book. And thats what she did”
Richard P. Feynman

G.K. Chesterton
“It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.”
G.K. Chesterton

Criss Jami
“Senses of humor define people, as factions, deeper rooted than religious or political opinions. When carrying out everyday tasks, opinions are rather easy to set aside, but those whom a person shares a sense of humor with are his closest friends. They are always there to make the biggest influence.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Steve Goodier
“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.”
Steve Goodier

Criss Jami
“We men are fascinated by the things we don't really understand. It gives us something to think and talk about: like females, they drive us nuts.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Victoria Moran
“It stands to reason that anyone who learns to live well will die well. The skills are the same: being present in the moment, and humble, and brave, and keeping a sense of humor. (361)”
Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

Criss Jami
“To be a philosopher, just reverse everything you have ever been told...and have a sense of humor doing it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mohsin Hamid
“And I ask myself what it is about me that makes this wonderful, beautiful woman return. Is it because I'm pathetic, helpless in my current state, completely dependent on her? Or is it my sense of humour, my willingness to tease her, to joke my way into painful, secret places? Do I help her understand herself? Do I make her happy? Do I do something for her that her husband and son can't do? Has she fallen in love with me?

As the days pass and I continue to heal, my body knitting itself back together, I begin to allow myself to think that she has.”
Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke

Ben Aaronovitch
“I was tempted to tell her it was because we were British and actually had a sense of humour, but I try not to be cruel to foreigners, especially when they're that strung out.”
Ben Aaronovitch, Whispers Under Ground

Jane Green
“As Carrie Fisher once said in a film, everyone thinks they have good taste and a sense of humour.”
Jane Green, Mr. Maybe

Lorelei James
“A dirty and mean sense of humor first thing in the morning. I may learn to like you yet.”
Lorelei James, All Jacked Up

Georgette Heyer
“The Reverend William Trent, whose mind was of a serious order, had several times warned his elder sister that too lively a sense of humour frequently led to laxity of principle. She now perceived how right he was; and wondered, in dismay, whether it was because he invariably made her laugh that instead of regarding the Nonesuch with revulsion she was obliged to struggle against the impulse to cast every scruple to the winds, and to give her life into his keeping.”
Georgette Heyer, The Nonesuch

Criss Jami
“Respect? Of course, always, to all, because everything seems funnier when you're trying to show respect.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Christopher Paolini
“Fate has a cruel sense of humor, don't you think?”
Christopher Paolini, Inheritance

Rick Riordan
“Jason had never really considered how important Leo's sense of humor was to the group. Even when things were super serious, they could always depend on Leo to lighten things up. Now, it felt like the whole team had dropped anchor”
Rick Riordan, The House of Hades

Amos Oz
“In addition to curiosity and imagination, another effective antidote to fanaticism might be humor, and especially the ability to make fun of ourselves. I, for one, have never met a fanatic with a sense of humor. Nor have I ever known anyone capable of making a joke at his own expense become a fanatic. Humor engenders a curvature that allows one to see, at least momentarily, old things in a new light. Or to see yourself, at least for a moment, as others see you. This curvature invites us to let hot air out of any excessive importance, including self-importance. Moreover, humor usually entails a measure of relativity, of abasing the sublime.”
Amos Oz, שלום לקנאים

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“The judge also must behave like a little child, in order to make sense out of a senseless case.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

“And when shit happens, linger on it for a while—don’t lose your poise and sense of humor—because that very same shit will make you a stronger person amidst different shitty people in various shitty places under any shitty circumstances of your shitty life.”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Benjamin De Casseres
“Progress is nothing but the victory of laughter over dogma.”
Benjamin De Casseres

Dan Crenshaw
“I fear we are in danger of losing this ability to laugh off the small stuff, and we are even closer to losing the ability to laugh at the big stuff. Comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock no longer perform on college campuses. Why? The PC culture has driven comedians away. In a 2015 interview, Seinfeld observed: ‘They just want to use these words: That’s racist. That’s sexist. That’s prejudice,’” he said. ‘They don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.’ Comedians are worried that they’ll offend an overly sensitive generation of students looking for any reason to be offended. This is deeply unfortunate, and not just for the sake of comedy.”
Dan Crenshaw, Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You know the laughter that proceeds from the heart by the way it sounds, and how it makes you feel.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Sarvesh Jain
“Fancy degrees are easy to find, sense of humor not so easy.”
Sarvesh Jain

Sarvesh Jain
“I might have poor fashion sense, but my sense of humour works pretty fine.”
Sarvesh Jain

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