God is a comic, playing to an audience that's afraid to laugh.
— Voltaire

The comic and the tragic lie inseparably close, like light and shadow.
Socrates comical quote

I've always said that I learned the English I know through two sources -- Marvel Comics and Finnegans Wake.
— Umberto Eco

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

The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
— comical quotation by Umberto Eco