Humour Quotes

For me, compatibility is a sense of humour, being able to laugh together; that is very important.

Felicity Kendal

The love of truth lies at the root of much humour.

Robertson Davies

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humour.

Albee, Edward

There's no life without humour. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.

Rufus Wainwright

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.

Colin Baker

No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.

E. M. Forster

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.

Simon Wiesenthal

The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour.

Kathryn L. Nelson

The secret to humour is surprise.

Aristotle

Humour is the instinct for taking pain playfully.

Max Eastman

A person without a sense of humour is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Henry Ward Beecher

Humour is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.

Virginia Woolf

Humour is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.

Steve Allen

Humour is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.

James Thurber

Humour is also a way of saying something serious.

T S Eliot

Bad humour is an evasion of reality; good humour is an acceptance of it.

Malcolm Muggeridge

If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!

Kate Beckinsale

Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Aristotle

Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall.

Alan Bennett

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them

Simon Wiesenthal

Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman.

Oscar Wilde

Cynicism is the humour of hatred.

Herbert Beerbohm

Let your humour always be good-humour, in the double sense of the phrase: if it comes from a bad humour, it is almost sure to be bad humour.

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare

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