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"Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own, and it always rises from some emotional threat. The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful."
"Kids like my act because I'm wearing nose glasses. Adults like my act because there's a guy who thinks putting on nose glasses is funny."
"In the end, everything is a gag."
"Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else."
"Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit."
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
George Bernard Shaw
"Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke."
"Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is."
"I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately."
"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it."
"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place."
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."
"The secret to humor is surprise."
"Humor is the most engaging cowardice."
"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."
"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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