“A Joke is a Very Serious Thing” – Winston Churchill


“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” 
Henry Ward Beecher

“A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.” 
Mignon McLaughlin



“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself.” 
Clifton Paul Fadiman

“A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.” 
Hugh Sidey


“A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.” 
Jessamyn West

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” 
William A. Ward



“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. “
E. B. White

“Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.” 
Sid Caesar


“Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.” 
Peter Ustinov

“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


“Humor is just another defense against the universe.” 
Mel Brooks

“I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.” 
Frank Howard Clark

“One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.” 
Larry Gelbart


Filed under Favorite Quotes, Funny Signs - Humor

2 responses to ““A Joke is a Very Serious Thing” – Winston Churchill

  1. I really enjoyed these quotes. I happen to totally agree with all of them.

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