humor

If you appeal to the crowd, either by being humorous or brutal or eccentric, you gain favor.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

I used to think that humor was the only way to appreciate how wonderful and terrible the world is, to celebrate how big life is. But now I think the opposite. Humor is a way of shrinking from that wonderful and terrible world.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Gamow had quite a sense of humor – he persuaded the nuclear scientist Hans Beth to add his name to the paper to make the list of authors Alpher, Bethe, Gamow, like the first three letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha, beta, gamma, and particularly appropriate for a paper on the beginning of the universe!

Stephen Hawking, A Briefer History of Time

Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.
Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git.
Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.
Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I don’t want to start any blasphemous rumours, but I think that God’s got a sick sense of humour. And when I die I expect to find Him laughing.

Depeche Mode, Blasphemous Rumours

Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Emo Philips

This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.

Conan O’Brien

Music and comedy are so linked. The rhythm of comedy is con­nected to the rhythm of music. They’re both about creating tension and knowing when to let it go. I’m always surprised when somebody funny is not musical.

Conan O’Brien

Starbucks says they are going to start putting religious quotes on cups. The very first one will say, “Jesus! This cup is expensive!

Conan O’Brien

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