65 Best Humor Quotes On Success In Life

These humor quotes will inspire you. Humor, the quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging humor quotes, humor sayings, and humor proverbs.

Inspirational Humor Quotes

  1. “Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.” ~ James Thurber
  2. “Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.” ~ Simon Wiesenthal
  3. “There’s no life without humor. It can make the wonderful moments of life truly glorious, and it can make tragic moments bearable.” ~ Rufus Wainwright
  4. “Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.” ~ Cyndi Lauper

  5. “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 , Sense of humor quotes
  6. “Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” ~ Brooke Shields
  7. “Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the Weather.” ~ Bill Hicks , Humor quotes about life
  8. “Laughter is more serious than tears.” ~ Toni Morrison

  9. “Laughter is very infectious, and why it should be so is a most interesting neurological problem. But it also has other, more physiological, benefits. Apparently, it boosts the immune system, reduces stress hormones, massages the heart and diaphragm and engenders a ‘feel good’ factor.” ~ Semir Zeki , Laughter humor quotes
  10. “Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.” ~ Edward de Bono
  11. “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” ~ William Arthur Ward
  12. “I can’t be funny if my feet don’t feel right.” ~ Billy Crystal

  13. “The ironic humor comes from the distance between what we understand about ourselves and what is truly going on in ourselves.” ~ Robert Olen Butler
  14. “Laughter is an independent, tremendously important, and lurid emotion.” ~ Wyndham Lewis
  15. “I had placed my stick on the table, as I do every evening. It had been specially made to suit my height, to enable me to walk without too much difficulty. As I was standing up, a customer called to me: ‘Monsieur, don’t forget your pencil.’ It was very unkind, but most funny.” ~ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  16. “My father used to brag that I wasn’t a ham, I was the whole pig.” ~ Jim Carrey

  17. “Think of what would happen to us… if there were no humorists; life would be one long Congressional Record.” ~ Thomas Lansing Masson
  18. “Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” ~ Miles Kington
  19. “Where humor is concerned there are no standards – no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith
  20. “Sure, there’s no ‘i’ in team, but there is an ‘m’ and an ‘e’.” ~ Kevin Myers

  21. “It’s a great historical joke that when the Spanish met the Aztecs, it was a blind date made in serve-you-right heaven. At the time, they were the two most unpleasant cultures in the entire world and richly deserved each other. Still, the story of how stout Cortes blustered, bullied, and bludgeoned his way to collapsing an entire empire with a handful of contagious hoodlums is astonishing.” ~ A. A. Gill
  22. “Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humor, the writing is on the wall.” ~ Alan Bennett
  23. “He laughs best whose laugh lasts.” ~ Laurence J. Peter

  24. “Nothing is more curious than the almost savage hostility that Humour excites in those who lack it.” ~ George Saintsbury
  25. “Wit is an intermittent fountain; kindness is a perennial spring.” ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  26. “The cause of laughter is simply the sudden perception of the incongruity between a concept and the real project.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  27. “As soon as I got funny, I killed any majestic intentions in my work.” ~ William Wegman

  28. “All of us have schnozzles… if not in our faces, then in our character, minds or habits. When we admit our schnozzles, instead of defending them, we begin to laugh, and the world laughs with us.” ~ Jimmy Durante
  29. “It is sometimes forgotten how much wit there is in certain works of abstract art. There is a certain point in undergoing anguish when one encounters the comic.” ~ Robert Motherwell , Humor quotes about work
  30. “Laughter allows us to get past the fear of death.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  31. “The comedy gods are smiling on me tonight.” ~ Bill Maher

  32. “I’m discovering there are innumerable ways to package, promote and sell my humor, as long as I reserve a little for myself to keep bouncing back and laughing off the rejections that are also part of the art of cartooning.” ~ Mark Evelyn Heath
  33. “It was a dangerous profession I had chosen … because no one likes a funny kid. In fact, adults are scared silly of them and tend to warn children who act out that they are going to wind up in prison or worse. It is only when you grow up that they pay you vast sums of money to make them laugh.” ~ Art Buchwald
  34. “HELPED are those who laugh with a pure heart; theirs will be the company of the jolly righteous.” ~ Alice Walker

  35. “Jokes often arise involuntarily, like dreams, and tend to be swiftly forgotten. From these similarities, Freud inferred that jokes and dreams share a common origin in the unconscious. Both are essentially means of outwitting our inner ‘censor’.” ~ Jim Holt
  36. “The owl and the pussycat went to sea, / In a beautiful pea-green boat. / They took some honey, and plenty of money, / Wrapped up in a five-pound note.” ~ Edward Lear
  37. “The purpose of satire has been rightly stated as to strip off the veneer of comforting illusion and cosy half-truth, and our job, as I see it, is to put it back again!” ~ Michael Flanders
  38. “All humor is rooted in pain.” ~ Richard Pryor

  39. “You can’t take yourself too seriously.” ~ LeRoy Neiman
  40. “A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener.” ~ Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  41. “Is not the decisive difference between comedy and tragedy that tragedy denies us another chance?” ~ John Updike
  42. “A comedian can only last till he either takes himself serious or his audience takes him serious.” ~ Will Rogers

  43. “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
  44. “Not enough gets said about the importance of abandoning crap.” ~ Ira Glass
  45. “Analysing comedy is like dissecting a frog. Nobody laughs and the frog dies.” ~ Barry Cryer
  46. “When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.” ~ Sacha Guitry

  47. “You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.” ~ Maurice Chevalier
  48. “I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.” ~ Emo Philips
  49. “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  50. “Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I’d say our afternoon just got booked solid!” ~ Bill Watterson
  51. “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” ~ Steve Martin

  52. “You’d be amazed how much research you can get done when you have no life whatsoever.” ~ Ernest Cline
  53. “A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.” ~ Texas Guinan
  54. “The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” ~ George Carlin
  55. “The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self-confidence and good humor.” ~ Charles Dickens

  56. “Humour is but the faint terrestrial echo of the hideous laughter of the blind mad gods that squat leeringly and sardonically in caverns beyond the Milky Way. It is a hollow thing, sweet on the outside, but filled with the pathos of fruitless aspiration.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  57. “The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.” ~ Claude Levi-Strauss
  58. “Cling tight to your sense of humor. You will need it every day.” ~ T. E. Lawrence
  59. “Humour is human. Why? Well, because the Philosopher, Aristotle, says so.” ~ Simon Critchley

  60. “Remember that the wit, humor, and jokes of most mixed companies are local. They thrive in that particular soil, but will not often bear transplanting.” ~ Lord Chesterfield
  61. “One minute I’m exactly what Churchill described me the most powerful man in history. Now the Order’s given, hell; I’m just audience front row center to the shoe. But a Corporal on Juno, a Private on Utah there the ones who will affect the outcome not me. It’s up to them now.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  62. “The old water heater in my dressing room was working, but it was kind of tired. It gave off about as much warmth as an agent’s handshake.” ~ Bob Hope
  63. “Please go on, make your threats. I don’t like to submit to mere implication.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  64. “I think of myself as a writer with a sense of humor rather than a comedy writer. Happy to tell a story with lots of jokes in it – I wouldn’t know how to do jokes without the story.” ~ Steven Moffat
  65. “The interesting thing is that you don’t often meet a poet who doesn’t have a sense of humor, and some of them do keep it out of their poems because they’re afraid of being seen as light versifiers.” ~ Wendy Cope

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