Quotes from the category Jokes:
- A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke — and that the joke is oneself. permalink
paraphrase, see "What is a sense of humor ..." below
- And keep a sense of humor. It doesn't mean you have to tell jokes. If you can't think of anything else, when you're my age, take off your clothes and walk in front of a mirror. I guarantee you'll get a laugh. permalink
- Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke. permalink
- If there's one thing I can do, it's write a joke. Too many comics today ramble. By the time they get to the punch line, the audience has either gone to sleep, gone to the bathroom or gone to bed. permalink
interview in Chicago Sun-Times (1998), quoted in her Los Angeles Times obituary (21 August 2012)
- It's mandatory in this day and age to be considered to have a sense of humor and to demonstrate it. You're not paying me for a joke, You're paying me for the right joke. permalink
quoted by Gail Russell Chaddock in "Backstory: Serious business of jokes in politics" — Christian Science Monitor (9 December 2005), p. 20
- What is a sense of humor? Surely not the ability to understand a joke. It comes rather from a residing feeling of one's own absurdity. It is the ability to understand a joke, and that the joke is on oneself. permalink
quoted by Gabriele Lusser Rico in Pain and Possibility: Writing Your Way Through Personal Crisis (1991)
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