"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."
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"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."
"Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing."
"All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it."
"Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger."
"You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude."
"Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them."
"Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does."
"Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully."
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