Max Eastman Quotes

A smile is the universal welcome.

Max Eastman

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

Max Eastman

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Max Eastman

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.

Max Eastman

There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.

Max Eastman

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.

Max Eastman

Humour is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Max Eastman

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.

Max Eastman

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