"There are men so philosophical that they can see humor in their own toothaches. But there has never lived a man so philosophical that he could see the toothache in his own humor."
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"Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius."
"I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor."
"True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper."
"OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness."
"Humor is the most engaging cowardice."
"Humor comes from self-confidence."
"Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs."
"A laugh is a surprise. And all humor is physical. I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me."
"A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself."
"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."
"A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself."
"If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor."
"Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out."
"Wit is the lowest form of humor."
"Gags die, humor doesn't."
"Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end."
"Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival."
"Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all."
"Humor is a serious thing. I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources, which must be preserved at all cost."
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