An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.


Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951, American writer, humorist)


Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?


Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925, American editor, essayist)


Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.


Vaclav Havel (1936-, Czech playwright, president)


They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.


Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961, American writer)


An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten.


Constance Rourke (1885-1941, American author)


He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was all his patrimony.


Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950, Italian-born British author)


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