As an actor, I’m attracted to drama; as a director, it’s humor – because it’s the story of my life, and I can’t be that serious about it. Being alone is a big theme in all my movies, both as a director and as an actress.
– Jodie Foster
I’ve met a lot of people who’ve lost their jobs and they still have a sense of humor.
– Louis C. K.
I’m not funny. What I am is brave.
– Lucille Ball
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
– Erma Bombeck
In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’
– Michael Keaton
A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.
– Allen Klein
My favorite kind of humor is basically, if it was happening to you, it wouldn’t be funny, but to observe it, it’s hilarious.
– Bill Burr
I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he’s a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He’s also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor.
– Max von Sydow
I do find things funny. When you see life through the eyes of someone with a good sense of humor, which my grandmother did, life is a human comedy.
– George Takei
A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.
– Don Herold
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
– Leo Rosten
The difference between me as Brian Warner or Marilyn Manson is just words. Same personality, sensibility, sense of humor, behavior. He is me.
– Marilyn Manson
If the blood humor is too strong and robust, calm it with balance and harmony.
– Xun Kuang
I’m able to see humor in a lot of things.
– Juliana Hatfield
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
– Peter Ustinov
I have great respect for my parents. I got such beautiful things from both of them. It doesn’t mean that we didn’t have our rough times, but they were remarkable people who were open-minded, creative and hard-working, and had great senses of humor.
– Patti Smith
Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.
– Anne Lamott
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
– W. C. Fields
I think God has a tremendous sense of humor.
– Rainn Wilson
Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
– Victor Borge
We get to live in a time that we get to use social media as a tool. It’s not just a face on a piece of paper, and that’s what makes you someone’s favorite model. We can have a very similar sense of humor as someone, and that’s why we’re their favorite model, or our personal style, off the runway, is why we’re their favorite.
– Gigi Hadid
I think the humor, when applied in the right amount, only serves to intensify the other emotions in a given song; it highlights them, makes them stand out.
– John Grant
Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
– Mark Van Doren
I don’t try to sanction other people’s joy in monsters. I mean, I think the fact is, humor, fantasy – you know, like fear, desire or laughter – create genres of their own: comedy, melodrama, or erotic films or horror films… The boundaries cannot be defined. It’s to each his own.
– Guillermo del Toro
Someone asked me what the key to being a good frontman was, and I think having a sense of humor about it is pretty near the top of that list. It’s a very strange place to be in, and I don’t take that role too seriously.
– Alex Turner
Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.
– Tim Allen
Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.
– Sam Walton
Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
– James Thurber
I love a man with a great sense of humor and who is intelligent – a man who has a great smile. He has to make me laugh. I like a man who is very ambitious and driven and who has a good heart and makes me feel safe. I like a man who is very strong and independent and confident – that is very sexy – but at the same time, he’s very kind to people.
– Nicole Scherzinger
Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.
– Rashida Jones