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Quotes on Humour

According as the man is, so must you humour him.
- Jean Racine
Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
- Joseph Addison
Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry, as in fiction. I just think it's harder to write. It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
- George Murray
Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.
- Cyndi Lauper
Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
- Edward De Bono
Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
- Simon Wiesenthal
I don't want to sound facetious, but humour is the key to the soul. You know what I mean?
- Martin Lawrence
If someone can make you laugh, you've gotten a lot out of the way.
- Kiefer Sutherland
I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice - sparingly.
- George Murray
If any man, out of an humour, should turn all his Estate into Money, and keep it dead, he would soon be sensible of Poverty growing upon him, whilst he is eating out of the quick stock.
- Dudley North