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Observational Humor Quotes


"I never wanted to do observational humor because I never wanted to tell people what they were seeing." - Richard Lewis

"The generations that were exposed to sitcom have the people actually saying the line, saying the joke, whereas sort of before that, you have much more observational humor." - Robert Mankoff

"Everyone has their personal topics. My comedy has always been very strong on observational humor, it stems from what I see every day in my life." - Iliza Shlesinger

"G.I. humor is similar to cop humor." - Nelson Demille

"I'm a lot more observational than personal in my writing. My writing is mostly a lot of questions without answers." - Laura Marling

"... humility + humor = humanity." - Kathie Lee Gifford

"A crisis + time = humor." - Blaine Lee Pardoe

"Nobody's safe, humor wise." - Morena Baccarin

"Humor is healing." - Brad Garrett

"I like humor." - David Yates

"Gags die, humor doesn't." - Jack Benny

"I don't think there's really observational magic." - Judd Apatow

"Good-humor is allied to generosity, ill-humor to meanness." - Sir Fulke Greville

"I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor." - Betty White

"There's humor in everything. There's gotta be humor in everything." - Amy Sedaris

"It [humor] inhabits the marginal." - Penelope Gilliatt

"I believe humor nullifies violence." - John Wayne

"Humor is wit and love." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Humor is tragedy plus time." - Mark Twain

"Humor (is) intrinsitc to Christianity." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Humor is man's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain

"Humor brings insight and tolerance." - Agnes Repplier

"Humor is a universal language." - Joel Goodman

"Humor is all about timing." - Steven Heller

"Tragedy plus time equals humor" - Marie Osmond

"Humor is a survival tool." - Erica Jong

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." - Mark Twain

"I quite like dark humor." - Marina And The Diamonds

"Humor helps people open up." - Roger Von Oech

"For me, humor is everything!" - Judy Gold

"Humor is my default mode." - John Updike

"Humor comes from self-confidence." - Rita Mae Brown

"Humor is reason gone mad." - Groucho Marx

"I like bawdy humor. I love bawdy humor, but not dirty humor." - Betty White

"I didn't think that anything is beyond humor - not profane humor, but a good, honest approach to humor." - Mort Sahl

"I used to want to be fully observational, but I'm just not that kind of writer. My process always changes depending on how, when, and where inspiration stiles me." - Brett Dennen

"Truth in science is always determined from observational facts." - David Douglass

"No observational problem will not be solved by more data." - Vera Rubin

"Fortune and humor govern the world." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Humor is the pensiveness of wit." - Robert Aris Willmott

"I think absurdist humor is funny..." - Aziz Ansari

"Righteous people have no sense of humor." - Bertolt Brecht

"Humor is the mask of wisdom." - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"Humor is an antidote to all ills" - Patch Adams

"Wit and humor belong to genius alone." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Exaggeration is the cheapest form of humor." - Barbara Mertz

"It's a more ridiculing, divisive humor today." - Lily Tomlin

"When humor go's, there go's civilization." - Erma Bombeck

"Contempt is egotism in ill- humor." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Reality - Dreams = Animal Being Reality + Dreams = A Heart-Ache (usually called Idealism) Reality + Humor = Realism (also called Conservatism) Dreams - Humor = Fanaticism Dreams + Humor = Fantasy Reality + Dreams + Humor = Wisdom" - Lin Yutang

"He kills her in her own humor." - William Shakespeare

"Humor is the mistress of tears." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"Humor is the foundation of reconciliation." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Humor is an antidote to isolation." - Elizabeth Janeway

"Is there a tumor in your humor?" - Robbie Williams

"Humor prevents a hardening of the attitudes." - Joel Goodman

"Humor is the harmony of the heart." - Douglas William Jerrold

"Humor is just truth, only faster!" - Gilda Radner

"Good-humor is always a success." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Cynicism is the humor of hatred." - Herbert Beerbohm Tree

"Humor tells you where the trouble is." - Louise Bernikow

"Good-humor makes all things tolerable" - Henry Ward Beecher

"Fate has a twisted sense of humor." - Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

"A sense of humor is needed armor." - Hugh Sidey

"Sarcasim is the lowest form of humor." - John Lennon

"There is no humor in heaven." - Mark Twain

"Humor is the only reason to live." - Marcel Duchamp

"Humor disarms people. They don't feel threatened." - Bette Midler

"I see (humor) in the smallest things." - Hal Hartley

"I really like dark, politically incorrect humor." - Marina Abramovic

"Humor is not far from my vocabulary." - Edward Herrmann

"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity." - James Thurber

"Total absence of humor renders life impossible." - Colette

"Good -humor is goodness and wisdom combined." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Humor was the enemy of desire." - Arthur C Clarke

"The secret to humor is surprise." - Aristotle

"Humor is an antidote to all ills." - Patch Adams

"When humor goes, there goes civilization." - Erma Bombeck

"It's hard to force creativity and humor." - Al Yankovic

"Total absence of humor renders life impossible." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"Wit is the lowest form of humor." - Alexander Pope

"Humor is a part of spirituality." - Zooey Deschanel

"We do not take humor seriously enough." - Konrad Lorenz

"President Ford used humor a great deal." - Robert Orben

"Keep your sense of humor. Stay funny." - Frederick Lenz

"All humor is rooted in pain." - Richard Pryor

"I don't know what humor is." - Will Rogers

"A boy is naturally full of humor." - Robert Powell

"Humor is the affectionate communication of insight." - Leo Rosten

"I tend to like dry humor." - Dan Scanlon

"Colombian humor is very black, very sarcastic." - Barbet Schroeder

"Cynicism is humor in ill health." - H G Wells

"Humor is the most engaging cowardice." - Robert Frost

"It's very hard to write humor." - Mark Strand

"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber

"There's always a source for humor." - Calvin Trillin

"I've got a great sense of humor." - Anthony Hopkins

"There is no Algorithm for Humor" - Robert Mankoff

"I have a dark sense of humor." - Olivia Munn

"I use a lot of humor in my writing. But it's completely black humor." - Kurt Vile

"In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading." - Gorgias

"Was ever woman in this humor wooed? Was ever woman in this humor won?" - William Shakespeare

"Among animals, one has a sense of humor. Humor saves a few steps, it saves years." - Marianne Moore

"My wife has a keen sense of humor. The more I humor her, the better." - Henny Youngman

"I've always used humor, but I use humor when coping with things in general." - Laura Michelle Kelly

"The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven." - Mark Twain

"In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor, and humor with serious pleading." - Oliver Goldsmith

"I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor." - Scott Thompson

"Humor is not the opposite of seriousness. Humor is the opposite of despair." - Conrad Hyers

"I have always found humor in places where humor wasn't necessarily intended." - Silas Weir Mitchell

"Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"I'm not really big on slapstick humor. I like gentle humor." - Anjelica Huston

"Good-humor will sometimes conquer ill-humor, but ill-humor will conquer it oftener; and for this plain reason, good-humor must operate on generosity, ill-humor on meanness." - Sir Fulke Greville

"Good-humor will sometimes conquer ill-humor, but ill-humor will conquer it oftener; and for this plain reason, good-humor must operate on generosity, ill-humor on meanness." - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

"You know what make me laugh? Good, clean, honest humor. Not-trying-to-be-funny humor. Like Will Ferrell. Will Ferrell got that kind of humor." - Redman

"I think I love humor in poetry, but not that slapstick cheap easy humor, but that uncomfortable, "did she say that out loud?" kind of humor." - Victoria Chang

"Destiny has a sense of humor; a sense of humor sardonic, it is true, cruel, sometimes gruesome; and yet it is a sense of humor." - Porter Emerson Browne

"Humor is hard, hard, hard. And if you fail with humor, you don't fail halfway. You drop the ball humor-wise and everyone notices." - Patrick Rothfuss

"The interesting thing about humor is that in humor, you - in logic, something is A or not A. In humor, it's both A and not A." - Robert Mankoff

"Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth." - Victor Borge

"I compare Stephen Sondheim with humor, because humor is unanalyzable. You can't analyze humor. You just have to get through it." - Elaine Stritch

"Humor is... despair refusing to take itself seriously." - Arland Ussher

"Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints." - Evelyn Underhill

"Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Humor is such a strong weapon, such a strong answer." - Agnes Varda

"... a nation without humor is not only sad but dangerous." - Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

"Sarcasm mascarades as the Preppy's sense of humor." - Lisa Birnbach

"Good-humor is the clear blue sky of the soul." - Arthur Frederick Saunders

"Humor is, by its nature, more truthful than factual." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Nature has a pretty sick sense of humor." - Kelly Braffet

"There's a thin, blurry line between humor and tragedy." - Christopher Paul Curtis

"Humor is a drug which it's the fashion to abuse." - William Gilbert

"Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"All higher humor begins with ceasing to take oneself seriously." - Hermann Hesse

"Humor was a good way to hide the pain." - Rick Riordan

"moms aren't the best audience for medication humor." - John Green

"One loses everything when one loses one's sense of humor." - Ayn Rand

"I'm passionate about stories that have humanity, compassion and humor." - Matthew Bonifacio

"The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow." - Mark Twain

"Wit and humor do not reside in slow minds." - Miguel De Cervantes

"A sense of humor is just common sense dancing." - William James

"Honesty without kindness, humor, and goodheartedness can be just mean." - Pema Chodron

"As a person is so must you humor them." - Terence

"Humor - the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole." - Anonymous

"moms are' the best audience for medication humor." - John Green

"I've got a dope sense of humor, brah." - alan

"Humor is one of the primary tools for liberation." - Frederick Lenz

"Persistence is the answer, and a sense of humor helps." - Quentin L. Cook

"Good humor is the sunshine of the mind." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"I have no sense of humor about losing" - Rafael Nadal



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