Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
A smile is the universal welcome.
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.
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
About Max Eastman
Name Max Eastman
Quotes 9 Max Eastman sayings Nationality American quotes Profession Author quotes Birthday anuary 4, 1883 About Max Forrester Eastman was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society, a poet, and a prominent political activist. For many years, Eastman was a supporter of socialism, a leading patron of the Harlem Renaissance and an activist for a number of liberal and radical causes.
Topics joke, mind, humor, emotions, emotion
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