Top 66 Humorous Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Humorous Quotes from famous people such as Ashnikko, Paul Dini, Michael Eric Dyson, Rick Moranis, Joel Salatin, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Everyone needs an escape, whether that is through music

Everyone needs an escape, whether that is through music or humor. My personal escape is through both of those things so I thought why not combine them? But not in a cringe way, I don’t want to make parody songs. I just want my music to have a humorous edge to it.
For years, humorous characters in cartoons have been almost exclusively male.
Paul Dini
Comedy is to force us to observe ourselves in ways that are humorous and yet, at the end of the day, that cause us enough discomfort with the status quo to make a change.
Michael Eric Dyson
There’s a long tradition – certainly with country, but in all kinds of genres of music – to have humorous lyrics. Certainly with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and, if you look at country, Roger Miller and Jim Stafford.
Rick Moranis
I’m a Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic. It’s a humorous way for me to describe that I’m not stereotypical.
Joel Salatin
I’m very physical. I’m extremely active, and I would love to do something a little more sexy and dangerous, a la Sophia Loren, or funny and humorous, a la Woody Allen. Getting to do things along those lines would be extremely wicked and a dream come true.
Azita Ghanizada
When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn’t take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous, and continued from there.
Piers Anthony
I like to think ‘The God Delusion’ is a humorous book. I think, actually, it’s full of laughs. And people who describe it as a polarizing book or as an aggressive book, it’s just that very often they haven’t read it.
Richard Dawkins
We want to be just like the greatest band. But I think we’re just sort of both naturally humorous fellas.
Kyle Gass
When you really boil it down, what comedy does is you expect one thing, and you get a totally different thing that’s humorous, and we all laugh. That’s generally how, just mechanically – super-distilled – comedy works.
Zoe Quinn
In the eighties, there was a huge shift in the humor of Japanese television. Up until then, the humor was garnered by people who said humorous things, but in the ’80s, it was garnered by people who were being laughed at while the audience watches and watches.
Hirokazu Kore-eda
I love the very exposed, humorous, imperfect, never-trying to-pretend-to-be-perfect journey that I have been on in my life.
Drew Barrymore
I use humour a lot. My foundation is tragic, but my appearance is humorous.
Bahman Ghobadi
That’s the staggering, humorous thing about money. If you haven’t got taste, money doesn’t matter: You’ll always look ghastly.
Joanna Lumley
I really like the Observer. I think I’d love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I’ve always had a very happy experience writing for them.
Toby Young
I used to like humorous people in the past, but these days, I like serious people more.
Park Shin-hye
Stuffed animals are sad and scary; they have humorous and tragic qualities.
Maurizio Cattelan
Luckily, I’m not a stand-up comedian, so I don’t get the fear of standing on stage in front of a dead audience: my humorous pieces have to make it past an editor before they get exposed to the public.
Charles Stross
With ‘Badhaai Ho,’ the lines are so quirky and the situation is so humorous, awkward, and bizarre that people are taking away a lot from the film. The dialogues are amazing. We aren’t trying to make people laugh, but the situation is like that, that people are laughing.
Ayushmann Khurrana
Humorous writing is often thought of as substandard in comparison to work with a more dramatic or tragic intent. I don’t know what to say to this except that I disagree wholeheartedly.
Patrick deWitt
I’m not naive and realise it doesn’t make good commentary or sell newspapers if you only say nice things, and the time does come when you have to say someone isn’t good enough and has to go. But commentators like Richie Benaud have shown that criticism can be made in a constructive or humorous way.
Nasser Hussain
When audience expect only humorous roles from me, my roles will become cliche and predictable.
Biju Menon
If I see my films described as ‘quirky’ or, even worse, ‘snarky’ one more time, I’m going to probably seriously consider an early retirement. All these years, I’ve labored under the conceit that they were “darkly humorous.’
Terry Zwigoff
I’ve never done stand-up; I came via small-scale touring theatre, through the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, then I got employed on that as an actor who had a humorous sensibility.
Mark Williams
I’ve been thinking of humorous things since I was… I can’t remember when. All the way through elementary school, all the way through junior high, all the way through high school, through college and after college, I was thinking of the same kinds of things that I say in front of an audience now.
Steven Wright
If you’re a fat person – and especially if you’re a woman – at all stages of your life you’ll get abuse for it, so you have to work out a way of dealing with it. The best way is to be humorous about it – that defuses any tension.
Jo Brand
I love sharing my stories and experiences with people and connecting to them on both a humorous and emotional level.
Tori Spelling
I think there are two prevailing views of the suburbs in the States: either they’re this sort of tedious place, where everyone is the same, buys the same food and drives around in their little minivans, or the view is that the suburbs are extremely perverse in a humorous way.
Megan Abbott
I was always humorous by nature but, maybe, no one noticed it. Or, maybe, I looked just too intense or serious to others.
Abhinav Bindra
The best song lyrics seem to me so artful, so brilliant, so warm and humorous, with both passion and wit, that my admiration is matched only by my envy.
David Lehman
I suppose I look for humor in most situations because it humanizes things; it makes a character much more three-dimensional if there’s some kind of humor. Not necessarily laugh-out-loud type of stuff, just a sense that there is a humorous edge to things. I do like that.
Colm Meaney
In my own works I am an obsessionist. Though I write hu

In my own works I am an obsessionist. Though I write humorous music too, much of it has been obsessed by death and the tragic.
Krzysztof Penderecki
We have a motto at Naropa: ‘Keep the world safe for poetry.’ It’s humorous but has some real bite to it. If the world is safe for poetry, it can be safe for many other things.
Anne Waldman
I compare a lot of life to looking at a map through a straw. The less ability you have to see life in a humorous way, the smaller the straw is that you’re looking at the map of life. You’re not looking at the whole picture. You can’t see the whole topography without it, and it can help you to make better choices.
Reggie Watts
It’s one of those things that gets written off as humorous when you watch a child entertainer try to redefine themselves, but it can be an intense identity crisis.
Cole Sprouse
The world is an infinitely fascinating, tragic and humorous place.
Mike Figgis
I try to sing many different kinds of songs. If I sing a batch of humorous songs, I’ll throw in a deadly serious song. Or if I’m singing too many serious songs, I’ll throw in a ridiculous song, to mix it up.
Pete Seeger
My character Milly in ‘The Boy Who Could Fly’ was a very strong part. There were dramatic moments, and there were humorous moments, too. The whole story with Eric Underwood’s character was just wonderful, and the messages behind the script were very important to me.
Lucy Deakins
Sometimes, I think the best kind of poem is one in which there is an acute balance between what is humorous and that which is very serious. That balance is very hard to strike. But it can be done.
N. Scott Momaday
I write for kids because I think the most interesting (and most humorous) stories come from people’s childhoods. When I was writing ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ I had a blast talking on the phone to my younger brother, Patrick, remembering all of the things that happened to our family when we were growing up.
Jeff Kinney
I consider myself a bit of a comedian. I write a lot of humorous songs.
Brad Paisley
Just being around Salman Khan, who is so energetic and humorous at the same time, is always entertaining.
Himesh Reshammiya
Nam June Paik’s artworks are highly intellectual, cutting-edge, and sophisticated. But he was also witty, humorous, and self-deprecating.
Ken Hakuta
’24’ is a pretty serious show – there isn’t a lot of improv that is happening. Having said that, I do play around with the delivery. A lot of the humor comes from playing a character who is very furious and really up in her own brain and in a serious situation. That is humorous to me.
Mary Lynn Rajskub
When I’m writing a lyric, things can only get so serious before they start becoming humorous.
John Prine
I remember a humorous episode from Bill Clinton’s presidency in which his advisers prevailed upon him, one summer before his re-election campaign, to spend his vacation in Montana and Wyoming instead of the usual Martha’s Vineyard. The theory was that he’d benefit from hanging out someplace a little more down to earth.
Steve Bullock
I am drawn to humorous art that is ironic.
Dasha Zhukova
I’ve always tried to explore the humorous aspects of life.
Ted Lange
While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they’re not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things – that’s what keeps me going when I’m writing a story.
Ann Beattie
I think I did a lot of humorous films when I was young, and they were No. 1 films.
Jane Birkin
A humorous quotation is a little window on the world that gives life a comic twist.
Gyles Brandreth
I love doing humorous roles and I write my characters that way. But I haven’t received many offers from others to do comedy.
I have seen and heard comedians who had really funny ‘stuff’ but yet could not make the people laugh; then, again – I have seen others whose stuff was anything but humorous, and the audience would howl with laughter.
Al Jolson
Poetry, I think, intensifies the reader’s experience. If it’s a humorous facet of the story, poetry makes it more exuberant. If it’s a sad facet, poetry can make it more poignant.
Vikram Seth
I guess the more serious you play something, if the context is funny, then it will be funny and it doesn’t really require you to be necessarily, explicitly humorous, or silly.
Jesse Eisenberg
People ask if I feel pigeon-holed by always doing the same kind of humorous role. But my tool has always been humor because it’s the most entertaining way to put any ideology across, and it’s fun, and it’s positive, and it’s a healer. Laughter is God’s gift. I feel privileged to be able to do it.
Goldie Hawn
Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don’t get sick you’re missing half the fun.
Flip Wilson
‘White Boy from Sacramento’ is just sort of a tongue-in-cheek autobiography. I hoped it came out a little humorous, but it’s really all true.
Timothy B. Schmit
There are very few things that I have any patience for that are not at least a little bit humorous.
Elif Batuman
All genuinely intellectual work is humorous.
George Bernard Shaw
What I’ve always done as an entertainer is try to come up with things that people will find interesting, or compelling, or humorous.
James Taylor
Some of the most fun I’ve ever had has been filming ‘Bert the Conqueror.’ As a stand-up comedian, I love putting this humorous spin on travel, and I get the added bonus of using all these wild adventures in my act.
Bert Kreischer
My films, sometimes, have my own reflections of life. T

My films, sometimes, have my own reflections of life. They have life lessons I’ve had that I put across in a humorous or satirical way.
Shoojit Sircar
I tend to do stuff that is in some way tongue in cheek or humorous or has a kind of wry side to it.
Alice Levine
I love the protest signs protected by the First Amendment – some of them humorous, some of them passionate, some factual, some entirely incorrect – all of them free ideas.
Jennifer Granholm
Humour is ahead of everything creatively. I think if things aren’t humorous, they are just crap.
Roisin Murphy