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1. "To all the girls out there who think being funny is not sexy, you are wrong!"
Author: Chad Michael Murray
2. "The nightmare is you spend the rest of your life being funny at parties and then people say, 'Why didn't you do that when you were on television?'"
Author: Conan O'Brien
3. "I'm totally comfortable not being as funny as Larry David."
Author: Jeff Garlin
4. "By the way, I'm funniest when I'm not being funny. I'm better to laugh at than with, pretty much."
Author: Jemima Kirke
5. "If you try to be funny, you're not being funny."
Author: John Gordon Sinclair
6. "Lee, I'm not good enough for him.""Now, what do you mean by that?""I'm not being funny. He doesn't think about me. He's made someone up, and it's like he put my skin on her. I'm not like that—not like the made-up one.""What's she like?""Pure!" said Abra. "Just absolutely pure. Nothing but pure—never a bad thing. I'm not like that.""Nobody is," said Lee."He doesn't know me. He doesn't even want to know me. He wants that—white—ghost."
Author: John Steinbeck
7. "She was smart and funny and vulnerable and just so goddamned beautiful, the kind of beautiful that was worth being shot down over."
Author: Jonathan Tropper
8. "I know from the middle distance I give off the look of being prolific, which is a funny compliment to receive."
Author: Joseph Epstein
9. "Like a cartoon world, where the figures are flat and outlined in black, jerking through some kind of goofy story that might be real funny if it weren't for the cartoon figures being real guys..."
Author: Ken Kesey
10. "The rewards for being sane may not be very many, but knowing what's funny is one of them."
Author: Kingsley Amis
11. "I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand."
Author: Leonardo DiCaprio
12. "I find being funny very hard work. I am always asked about it, and I feel guilty saying that, but it's the truth. I love my work, but it ain't easy."
Author: Madeline Kahn
13. "The worst of being a Communist is the parties you may go to are - well - awfully funny and touching but not very gay...I don't see the point of sad parties, do you? And Left-wing people are always sad because they mind dreadfully about their causes, and the causes are always going so badly."
Author: Nancy Mitford
14. "Well, once again we are invaded. And, humiliatingly, by a lifeform which is absurd. My colleague Tim Powers once said that Martians could invade us simply by putting on funny hats, and we'd never notice. It's a sort of low-budget invasion. I guess we're at the point where we can be amused by the idea of Earth being invaded. (And this is when they really zap you."
Author: Philip K. Dick
15. "Until I was about 14, I was a fat boy, or at least I looked like a fat boy. I think that being funny was a bit of a defence mechanism for me, so I ended up being a bit of a joker."
Author: Pippa Evans
16. "At some point, I figured that it would be more effective and far funnier to embrace the ugliest, most terrifying things in the world--the Holocaust, racism, rape, et cetera. But for the sake of comedy, and the comedian's personal sanity, this requires a certain emotional distance. It's akin to being a shrink or a social worker. you might think that the most sensitive, empathetic person would make the best social worker, but that person would end up being soup on the floor. It really takes someone strong--someone, dare I say, with a big fat wall up--to work in a pool of heartbreak all day and not want to fucking kill yourself. But adopting a persona at once ignorant and arrogant allowed me to say what I didn't mean, even preach the opposite of what I believed. For me, it was a funny way to be sincere. And like the jokes in a roast, the hope is that the genuine sentiment--maybe even a goodness underneath the joke (however brutal) transcends."
Author: Sarah Silverman
17. "It's like the old pie-in-the-face routine: it stops being funny when it starts being you."
Author: Stephen King
18. "I don't know if I'm embarrassed because I think it's a funny show, but I could imagine there being a snootiness about it, but I do find 'The Big Bang Theory' very funny. I think that's a good show. I think it's fun, I like the actors; I think they're all doing a great job."
Author: Stephen Merchant
19. "The trick is always to write in pairs because if at least two people find it funny, you've immediately halved the odds of it not being funny."
Author: Steve Coogan

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