The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself but in so doing he identifies himself with people – that is people everywhere not for the purpose of taking them apart but simply revealing their true nature.
The past is an old armchair in the attic the present an ominous ticking sound and the future is anybody’s guess.
The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them Man with his powers of reason has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.
The appreciative smile the chuckle the soundless mirth so important to the success of comedy cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it.
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
Man has gone long enough or even too long without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man.
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
Let us not look back in anger nor forward in fear but around in awareness.
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can’t blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.