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1. "One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ~ (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist."
Author: Andy Rooney
2. "But I'm a humorist. I'm not a reporter, I never pretended to be a reporter."
Author: David Sedaris
3. "A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it."
Author: Don Herold
4. "Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian. Someone who makes you think and then laugh is a humorist."
Author: George Burns
5. "I remember what J. Golden Kimball said when he came down to the stake where I was presiding. I introduced him as the 'Will Rogers' of the Church, and told the congregation that he was a great humorist. When he got up he said, 'You know, I think the Lord himself likes a joke. If he didn't, he wouldn't have made some of you folks!"
Author: Hugh B. Brown
6. "The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself."
Author: James Thurber
7. "To call such persons "humorists", a loose-fitting and ugly word, is to miss the nature of their dilemma and the dilemma of their nature."
Author: James Thurber
8. "Away thou fondling motley humorist, Leave mee, and in this standing woodden chest, Consorted with these few bookes, let me lye In prison, and here be coffin'd, when I dye; Here are Gods conduits, grave Divines; and here Natures Secretary, the Philosopher; And jolly Statesmen, which teach how to tie The sinewes of a cities mistique bodie; Here gathering Chroniclers, and by them stand Giddie fantastique Poets of each land. Shall I leave all this constant company, And follow headlong, wild uncertaine thee?"
Author: John Donne
9. "Um dia que já lá vai D. João o Segundo, nosso rei, perfeito de cognome e a meu ver humorista perfeito, deu a certo fidalgo uma ilha imaginária, diga-me você se sabe doutro país onde pudesse ter acontecido uma história como esta, E o fidalgo, que fez o fidalgo, foi ao mar à procura dela, gostaria bem que me dissessem como se pode encontrar uma ilha imaginária. A tanto não chega a minha ciência, mas esta outra ilha, a ibérica, que era península e deixou de o ser, vejo-a eu como se, com humor igual, tivesse decidido meter-se ao mar à procura dos homens imaginários."
Author: José Saramago
10. "L'humour ne sauve pas; l'humour ne sert en définitive à peu près à rien. On peut envisager les évènements de la vie avec humour pendant des années, parfois de très longues années, dans certains cas on peut adopter une attitude humoristique jusqu'à la fin; mais en définitive la vie vous brise le coeur. Quelles que soient les qualités de courage, de sang froid et d'humour qu'on a pu développer tout au long de sa vie, on finit toujours par avoir le coeur brisé. Alors on s'arrête de rire. Au bout du compte il n'y a plus que la solitude, le froid et le silence. Au bout du compte il n'y a plus que la mort."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
11. "Finalement, le plus grand bénéfice du métier d'humoriste, et plus généralement de l'attitude humoristique, dans la vie, c'est de pouvoir se comporter comme un salaud en toute impunité, et même de pouvoir grassement rentabiliser son abjection, en succès sexuels comme en numéraire, le tout avec l'approbation générale. (La possibilité d'une île, Daniel 1,1)"
Author: Michel Houellebecq
12. "He was a humorist, and everyone knew the funny writers were the most serious sort under their skins."
Author: Paula McLain
13. "The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance."
Author: Peter De Vries
14. "The American humorist sat on his couch suffering thoughts of her, trying to figure out how to win back her affections, wondering what had happened between them or just tumbling head-over-heels down into romantic oblivion where the image of a remembered kiss provokes bottomless despair and makes death seem like the right idea.He experienced the basics of love ended."
Author: Richard Brautigan
15. "Today the outlandish becomes routine overnight. The humorist is trying to say that it's still outlandish."
Author: William Knowlton Zinsser

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