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" If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like. "
" You know what? At the end of the day, funny is funny. I hope to see the end of all the female cliches that are written in a lot of comedies that are named chick flicks. "
" My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. "
" One man's folly is another man's wife. "
" A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations. "
" It's so funny how social media was just this fun thing, and now it's this monster that consumes so many millennial lives. "
" When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. "
" Being nice can be funny. A lot of my jokes are like, 'Let me take a bad situation and try to put the best spin on it.' "
" The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion. "
" I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny. "
" I can speak Esperanto like a native. "
" Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know. "
" Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top. "
" I get a stack of scripts, like, once a month, and most of the time, you find these placeholder girls that are there to provide a bounce for the male character. So we know he's funny because she's serious and she's mad at him. We know he's strong because she needs saving. So really, her job is to validate this personality trait of our hero or male. "
" You know how old I am? I'm so old, I remember when Letterman used to be funny and it was presidents who were serious. That's how old I am. "
" I direct with energy. I believe in energy. I think energy is an electric thing in actors. I try to inspire, encourage, and make choices with lots of energy. And truth. I'm big fan of truth and being funny. I like leading 50 people into battle every day. "
" Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can. "
" There's nothing wrong with being shallow as long as you're insightful about it. "
" I wouldn't totally rule out doing Letterman or the Tonight Show if I had a set that I just happened to write that I thought was funny but was still appropriate for network censors. But I'm not going to go out of my way. "
" Being a humorist is not a voluntary thing. You can tell this because in a situation where saying a funny thing will cause a lot of trouble, a humorist will still say the funny thing. No matter how inappropriate. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" What most readers do not realize is that it takes a particular genius to write funny, to satirize. "
F. Sionil Jose
" The middle class is so funny, it's the class I know best, and it's the class where you find the most pretension, so that's what makes the middle classes so funny. "
J. K. Rowling
" We spend a lot of time on Skype and other video interviews, and it's funny how many people will prepare for a Skype interview by wearing a formal suit jacket with pajama pants on the bottom. Then suddenly, someone is at the door, and you have to get up, and you realize you're wearing reindeer boxers. Just put pants on. "
" Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that's who you are. Don't try to be someone that society wants you to be; that's stupid. So be yourself. "
" Probably spending 12 years at boarding school - comedy became a survival gene. But I think some people are funny right off the bat, as soon as they can speak or be naughty. "
" When it comes down to it, glam rock was all very amusing. At the time, it was funny, then a few years later it became sort of serious-looking and a bit foreboding. "
" I never liked you, and I always will. "
" I think that 'Hangover II' is as funny as 'The Hangover I,' honest to God, but I think that it's a little bit darker, and the stakes are a little bit higher. "
" I think you figure out how to be funny by necessity. It's not a natural thing, being funny in the face of tragedy is kind of demented. "
" The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. "
" If I feel you're funny, I want to work with you. "