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Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
-Mel Brooks

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
-Edward De Bono

When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
-George Bernard Shaw

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
-James Thurber

Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
-T. S. Eliot

In the end, everything is a gag.
-Charlie Chaplin

Humor will get you through times of no information better than information will get you through times of no humor.
-Blinky the Shark,

To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.
-Gelett Burgess

Wit is educated insolence.
-Aristotle (384-322 B.C.) [The Art of Rhetoric]

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