Amusing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old amusing quotes, amusing sayings, and amusing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

If you can't be funny, be interesting.     

Harold Ross

Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it.     

Lewis Carroll

Small things amuse small minds.     

Doris Lessing

There's only one true superpower amongst human beings, and that is being funny. People treat you differently if you can make them laugh.     

Jeff Garlin

Funny is when you're serious.     

Harvey Korman

If we entertain temptations, soon they begin entertaining us!     

Neal A. Maxwell

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.     

Will Rogers

Life's more amusing than we thought.     

Andrew Lang

But with comedy it's a simple premise. If it's funny, people laugh. If it's not, they don't.     

Steve Coogan

Comedy is just complaining in an entertaining way, Enterplaining.     

Jerry Seinfeld

Being funny is not the same as being happy.     

Dana Gould

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.     

Albert Einstein

Normal people with normal problems can be hilarious.     

Tommy Lee Jones

Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything.     

Allen Klein

We never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers.     

Marguerite Gardiner

To live simply to die is by no means amusing, but to live with the knowledge that you will die before your time, that's really is idiotic     

Anton Chekhov

What is amusing now had to be taken in desperate earnest once.     

Virginia Woolf

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.     

Charles Baudelaire

If people are talking behind your back, be happy that you are the one in front.     


Sometimes wrong is worth the funny!     

Billy Gardell

To make fun of a person to his face is a brutal way of amusing one's self; be delicate and cunning, and keep your laugh in your sleeve, lest you frighten away your game.     

Gelett Burgess

There is definitely a pressure for funny people to be funny. People want them to perform all the time.     

Marsha Thomason

There's nothing more fun than entertaining kids.     

Jerry Seinfeld

Of course, everyone wants to be healthy. The amusing thing is no one's really sure how to do it.     

Jerry Seinfeld

Some people are like clouds. When they go away, it's a brighter day.     


It's not by amusing oneself that one learns.     

Anatole France

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.     

Jules Renard

Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved.     

Bobby Flay

The implication that there was something wrong with the war plan is amusing.     

Donald Rumsfeld

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.     

E. W. Howe