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He said I was unequipped to meet life because I had no sense of humor.


J.D. Salinger

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If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
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He had an incredible sense of humor.
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FAY WRAY
He was a good guy. He was very good at what he did. He had a good sense of humor.
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Charlie Chaplin's genius was in comedy. He has no sense of humor, particularly about himself.
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He said he had something planned. He said 'I hope I die today because I don't really like my life.
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I used to watch 'The Waltons' and sob because my family was nothing like that. We had a crue...
PAULA POUNDSTONE
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
EDWARD ALBEE
J.D. is sick to his stomach over this. In all their years in NASCAR, they've never had an engine inf...
BILL SAUNDERS
Dali had a good sense of humor - obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny.
JOE GRANT
He was a larger-than-life figure, with a wicked sense of humor, and a great friend.
SIR RICHARD BRANSON
He was a larger-than-life figure, with a wicked sense of humor, and a great friend.
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I was finally convinced of something I had suspected for a long time: God has a sense of humor, and ...
DEAN KOONTZ
They stayed there, because he and J.D. were good buddies.
EDWARD GOSWICK
Jazz can be so serious, no sense of humor.
CHAD SMITH
I think the scariest person in the world is the person with no sense of humor.
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If fate doesn't make you laugh, you just don't get the joke.
GREGORY DAVID ROBERTS
then he needs to get his sense of humor checked.
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My mother was very funny. My dad had a great sense of humor. My grandmother, too.
CAROL BURNETT
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He is singularly unequipped to beat these people.
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I was certainly not a class clown; I confused and angered a lot of people with my sense of humor.
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He had the sort of face that makes you realize God does have a sense of humor.
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[Lafferty was] as good an executive as I've ever worked with, ... He had great taste, good instincts...
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I did meet with him. I said he had made a mistake and that people were talking about recalling him.
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He just never lost his optimism or sense of humor.
JANICE MOHR
Rock Hudson wasn't my type. He's a great guy and had a great sense of humor.
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Who I was was not acceptable to black L.A. youth: the way I spoke and my sense of humor. Everybody e...
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I believe that economists put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.
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There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has nev...
SINCLAIR LEWIS
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doub...
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There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has nev...
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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to c...
HORACE WALPOLE
The environment I was raised in, you had to, to survive.
MARK WAHLBERG
I was kidding. Even I'm not that promiscuous. You guru people have no sense of humor.”

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I'm so, so full of joy that America elected Obama. He didn't win because he was black - peop...
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I had the sense he was covering hysteria.
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As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sen...
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You have to have a sense of humor about life to get through it.
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Keep your sense of humor. As General Joe Stillwell said, "The higher a monkey climbs, the more you s...
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I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I had a good business sense.
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I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and ...
GORDON GEE
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him...
FRANCIS BACON
Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his lette...
JOYCE MAYNARD
Funnily enough, I did a play called 'Jumpy' on the West End before I did 'Divergent,'...
BEN LLOYD-HUGHES
Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no...
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I wasn't shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid.
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You meet me after school right here", I said.
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I couldn't believe he was s...
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Happiness for the average person may be said to flow largely from common sense -- adapting one-self ...
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You bit de Quincey," he said. "You fool. He's a vampire. You know what it means to bite a vampire." ...
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I had learnt to seek intensity…more of life, a concentrated sense of life.
NINA BERBEROVA
I never said I had no idea about most of the things you said I said I had no idea about.
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I never said I had no idea about most of the things you said I said I had no idea about.
BILLY BISHOP
Anyone with a sense of humor can see that life is a joke, not a tragedy.
GEORGE SHEEHAN
I've got a sense of humor. I'm a funny guy.
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God had a sense of humor, a style of his own.
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I asked him if he was fatigued or anything, ... He said, 'No,' so I said, 'Then let's let 'er rip.'
KEN MACHA
"Without a good sense of humor, life gets in the way.”
TOM BAKER AKA THE PONDERING MAN
I was very proud of this crew, because at no point did I sense that they gave up.
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I’m glad you think so. I’ve always considered my sense of humor to be largely underappreciated, ...
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To my mind, a well-developed sense of humor is the surest indication of a person's humanity, no matt...
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It was a tough decision, the toughest in my life. I said no because I feared I would not adjust well...
FRAN VAZQUEZ
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Over the years, I've learned that a sense of humor is the only skill that allows you to turn suc...
ZACH ANNER
Although Salinger had long since cut me out of his life completely and made it plain that he had not...
JOYCE MAYNARD
I'm a huge classics fan. I love Ernest Hemingway and J.D. Salinger. I'm that guy who rereads...
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She was everything I wanted. She was beautiful and charming, with a quick sense of humor, and she su...
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ELMER RICE
So once I thought of the villain with a sense of humor, I began to think of a name and the name &quo...
JERRY ROBINSON
He is just a gem of a guy. A fabulous sense of humor.
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Then the carousel started, and I watched her go round and round...All the kids tried to grap for the...
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Probably for every man there is at least one city that sooner or later turns into a girl. How well o...
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There is a marvelous peace in not publishing ... I like to write. I love to write. But I write just ...
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I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to b...
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I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
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He once told Allie and I that if he'd had to shoot anybody, he wouldn't've known which direction to ...
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I thought what I'd do was I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.
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Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.
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Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightene...
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But I'm Crazy. I swear to God I am.
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I figured I could get a job at a filling station somewhere, putting gas and oil in people's cars. I ...
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But you don't have to be a bad guy to depress somebody-you can be a good guy and do it.
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It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt l...
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The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody'...
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People are always ruining things for you.
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When you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to ...
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I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It's nice.
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That digression business got on my nerves. I don't now. The trouble with me is, I like it whe...
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It's 'If a body meet a body coming through the rye'!" old Phoebe said. "It's a poem. By Robert Burns...
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I don’t even like old cars. I mean, they don’t even interest me at all. I'd rather have a goddam...
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I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead.
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Mary Jane. Listen. Please," Eloise said, sobbing. "You remember our freshman year, and I had that br...
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Look at 'em,' he said. 'Goddam fools.' 'Who?' said Ginnie. 'I don't know. Anybody.
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My father wrote beautifully,” Esmé interrupted. “I’m saving a number of his letters for poste...
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Her joke of a name aside, her general unprettiness aside, she was, in terms of permanently memorable...
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You know that apple Adam ate in the Garden of Eden, referred to in the Bible?' he asked. 'You know w...
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I felt so damn happy all of a sudden, the way old Phoebe kept going around and around. I was damn ne...
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If I were a piano player, I'd play it in the goddam closet.
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Every time you mention some guy that's strictly a bastard— very mean, or very conceited and all—...
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It's not too bad when the sun's out, but the sun only comes out when it feels like coming out.
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Sleep tight, ya morons!
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You're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there.
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Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, som...
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And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or s...
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Listen, I don't care what you say about my race, creed, or religion, Fatty, but don't tell me I'm no...
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Almost every time somebody gives me a present, it ends up making me sad.
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The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy...
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She wrote to him fairly regularly, from a paradise of triple exclamation points and inaccurate obser...
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I privately say to you, old friend... please accept from me this unpretentious bouquet of early-bloo...
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You're lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world.
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It’s history. It’s poetry.
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I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.
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Mothers are all slightly insane.
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It may be the kind where, at the age of thirty, you sit in some bar hating everybody who comes in lo...
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Then I’d throw my automatic down the elevator shaft-after I’d wiped off all the fingerprints and...
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D.B. asked me what I thought about all this stuff I just finished telling you about. I didn't know w...
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I hate saying corny things like "traveling incognito." But when I'm with somebody that's corny, I al...
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As much as anything else, it was a stare, not so paradoxically, of a privacy-lover who, once his pri...
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O tipo da marinha e eu dissemos um ao outro que tinha sido um prazer. Que é uma coisa que me deixa ...
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But what I mean is, lots of time you don’t know what interests you most till you start talking abo...
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-Hey, listen," I said. "You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That litt...
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It's such a stupid question, in my opinion. I mean, how do you know what you're going to do till you...
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Keep me up till five because all your stars are out, and for no other reason…Oh dare to do it Budd...
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The Gulf War is responsible for the huge and horrifying rise in Islamic terrorism.
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lost its lock on its original target.
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