Quotes with humor
I have had a wonderful life. I have never regretted what I did. I regret things I didn't do. All my life I've done things at a moment's notice. Those are the things I remember. I was given courage, a sense of adventure and a little bit of humor. I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman.
Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.
I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
Don't wish me happiness -- I don't expect to be happy; it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor -- I will need them all.
Bring Me a Unicorn (1971)
I have seen the very bottom of life: I was so afraid I wouldn’t be funny anymore. I just knew that I would lose my zaniness and my sense of humor. But I didn’t. Recovery turned out to be a wonderful thing.
A sense of humor, properly developed, is superior to any religion so far devised.
Jitterbug Perfume (1984)
Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practise it, because the coquetry of some is restrained by fear or by reason.
The love of glory, the fear of shame, the design of making a fortune, the desire of rendering life easy and agreeable, and the humor of pulling down other people, are often the causes of that valor so celebrated among men.
Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.
Whatever you see you gotta keep a sense of humor; you gotta be able to smile through all the bullshit.
Civil Rights issue went right through the series with our black neighbors. That was marvelous marvelous stuff. Uncovering bigotry and uncovering it with -- humor was nothing like humor to burst what seems to be an enormous problem. Humor reduces it to nothing and wipes it out.
Interview on November 28, 2000 by Karen Herman.