• "I’m not a cognitive scientist. But what I understand about humor is that it’s a form of a startle reaction. You don’t have to be an expert to figure out that humor is connected to the fear response. You know what I mean? Even the smile response of baring the teeth is a fear response in primates. It’s a way of processing all of the terrible realities that, if you couldn’t laugh at, you’d want to roll over and die." - todd hanson
  • "A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge." -dave barry
  • "There is no humor in heaven." - mark twain
  • "Advertising is a conscienceless industry, populated by cowards and idiots, that warps and drains everyone. It eggs on the worst in all of us. If I could eliminate either advertising or nuclear weapons, I would choose advertising." - george meyer
  • "Give us strength, Oh Lord,” he prays for all true artists, “to let our children starve." -roald dahl
  • "what the misfits want more than money is to experience the mystic paradox that’s printed on the money: e pluribus unum- out of the many, one." - anthony adler
  • ""i’ll live for that chair, that picture, that furnace pipe, that couch, that crack in the wall! tell me to live for it, and i will!” she cried." - kurt vonnegut (mother night)
  • "never have i ever said to myself, “this fact i can do without."" - kurt vonnegut (mother night)
  • "first of all, it means that all the guys really get along well, and they all talk this lingo. they have this buddy-buddy thing, and they do this joke thing- not all of them, but the core, the influential group does. if you’re a woman, you can be a “snotass” and try to zing it right back- but I’m a nice girl and nice girls don’t do that. nice girls are just nice. i don’t know how to speak that language … i felt like an intruder. and i felt like i didn’t really have much voice. if i happened to be beautiful, that would have been one thing; i would have been given honorary permission to enter. but i wasn’t beautiful, i wasn’t a babe." - liz cloud
  • "all mick knew was that he wanted a musical. he knew the people he wanted in it but he didn’t tell them who they were (as characters). he wanted a fight between a clown and a drag queen, because he thought it would amuse him. he wanted a hamster; he wanted his dog in it; he wanted tap dancing; and he wanted it to be called co-ed prison sluts." - susan messing
  • "let us have fun. let us laugh. let us smoke cigarettes and drink alcoholic beverages. let us be stimulated by an experience on stage. oh god, let us have a party and invite the world. that is why it is called a ‘play’. it is not called a ‘bore,’ or a ‘tedium,’ or a ‘too long.’ it is a play. so let us play, let us play so hard our tits fall off." - mick napier
  • "I saw that the goal of our theater should be a riot in the audience." - david shepherd
  • "So if we get out beyond ourselves and we exist for someone outside of ourselves, what we have is success. Because you are at your best when you are functioning for someone other than yourself." - martin de maat
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