Chemical stimulation blunted the edge of Edna's otherwise so carefully cherished genius
A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything
Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind
Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest.
A smile is the universal welcome.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end.
The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them.
A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything.
I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while.
Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.
A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.
People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.