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Humor can bring people under the tent. And a good joke can deflect some of the intensity surrounding a serious subject.
Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.
Probably it is impossible for humor to be ever a revolutionary weapon. Candide can do little more than generate irony.
The darker the film, the more vital everyone's sense of humor is on set.
And humor has always been a weapon. You want to get even on somebody? You want to attack somebody? Make fun of them.
Mixing humor and politics is something that works.
In Buddhism, they say attachment to anything only leads to suffering. So when we laugh, it's our way of saying, 'I'm unattached to that.' You're tickled by it, it makes your lobes do something on their own. So humor is very important to me. I always take that to the stage first.
I make jokes because humor is the greatest healing factor that there is.
My humor had changed from foolishness to making sense.
Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time.
That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown
I'll do humor about myself, I'll poke fun and everything, but that's me and I can do it to me. I think it's cruel to do it to somebody else.
My stories are very somber, so I think I need the comic ingredient. Besides, life has so much humor.
When I was young, my favorite picture book was 'Fletcher and Zenobia,' written by Edward Gorey and illustrated by Victoria Chess. It's long out of print now, but its mix of macabre humor and 1960s psychedelia made it a perfect children's book for the times.
Humor can be an incredible lacerating and effective weapon. And that is the way I use it.
The thing about For Better or Worse is the only thing that made me an okay director for that is that I have a sense of humor, and it was supposed to be funny.
The real important things are kindness and a sense of humor. I've been fortunate to have dated and could have easily married women who have those qualities, and time and circumstances didn't work out. Timing plays a big part.
You probably found 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising' in the humor section. Let's just hope that is where it belongs.
Daniel H. Wilson
As a kid, I loved 'Godot' because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it's much more resonant.
I still haven't found the humor in getting hit by a cement truck. My knees still hurt when I think about it, so no jokes about that yet.
I've never met a person who has more integrity than my husband. I respect that. There's his humor and intelligence, too, and he's really cute, all those things - but if you don't respect your partner, you'll get sick of him.
The comics that are just conversing with you up there and drawing on their own life, yeah, I guess so. I guess some do political humor, some do topical humor, but the ones that I like, the ones that are appealing to me, were guys who were just talking to you about their life.
My books are shelved in different places, depending on the bookstore. Sometimes they can be found in the Mystery section, sometimes in the Humor department, and occasionally even in the Literature aisle, which is somewhat astounding.
I think in life, the sense of humor and comedy always exists.
If you can understand the humor in the drawing part you'll probably get the humor in the audio part.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Vincent Van Gogh
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