Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man.
- Bertrand Russell
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke -- and that the joke is oneself.
- Clifton Paul Fadiman
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
- Ernest Hemingway
The creative person is both; more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.
- Frank Barron
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James
The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas Gandhi