quote by Charles De Gaulle

He who laughs last didn't get the joke.

— Charles De Gaulle

Most Powerful Short Joke quotations

Comedy itself is based upon very old principles of which I can readily name seven. They are, in short: the joke, exaggeration, ridicule, ignorance, surprise, the pun, and finally, the comic situation.

Short joke quote Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.
Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.

I'm pretty goofy and I make a lot of dumb jokes - life is too short to be serious, so I guess that's how I flirt. To be honest, I think I'm too shy and reserved to be a proper old fashioned flirt.

Short joke quote Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and halfway closed there after.

In my retirement I go for a short swim at least once or twice every day.

It's either that or buy a new golf ball.

Life is too short not to do a little practical joking.

Short joke quote Life is too short to silence your personality.
Life is too short to silence your personality.

Great short stories and great jokes have a lot in common.

Both depend on what communication-theorists sometimes called "exformation," which is a certain quantity of vital information removed from but evoked by a communication in such a way as to cause a kind of explosion of associative connections within the recipient.

Specifically in stand-up, I love jokes. I love short, structured ideas and a punchline.

I got into stand-up because I love stand-up.

Specifically in stand-up, I love jokes. I love short, structured ideas and a punch line.

Short joke quote Life is very short. If people aren't decent, kind, accountable, responsible, or
Life is very short. If people aren't decent, kind, accountable, responsible, or responsive, man up and get rid of them.

For a short period of time, I was like, I have these jokes and if people get them, they get them. And then eventually, I was like, Oh no. It's absolutely my job to convey to people why what I think is funny, is funny. The whole point of standup is to get the audience to understand your weird point of view.

As a child of the 1970s, I couldn't hold a narrative in my head;

I was lucky if I could hold a joke in my head, because every time you turn on television or radio, it wipes the slate clean - at least in my case. After I gave up television, I found I could carry longer and longer stories or ideas in my head and put them together until I was carrying an entire short story. That's pretty much when I started writing.

If your master is surly, from getting up early (And tempers are short in the morning), An inopportune joke is enough to provoke Him to give you, at once, a month's warning.

Short joke quote Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a re
Life is short. To just "Do things" is insane. Live with a purpose. Live for a reason.

When we hear jokes against women, and we are asked why we don't laugh at them, the answer is easy, simple, and short. Of course we're not laughing . . . . Nobody laughs at the sight of their own blood.

a short cut to matrimonial unhappiness is not to have the same taste in jokes!

I'm not freakishly short. I had, on my show, used shortness as a joke subject; it didn't really bother me.

Short joke quote Anger is only one letter short of danger.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.

Even when there's not a joke or a hook, the first line has to be good and snapem to attention. Songs ain't novels. You don't have 30 pages to slowly wrap somebody in. They're more like short stories or poems. If the first line hasn't grabbed them, you won't get to the second line. Once you've developed an audience, you may have some luxury and trust, so you don't have to knock 'em over the head with line one.

Whether a man chooses to tell the truth in long sentences or short jokes is a problem analogous to whether he chooses to tell the truth in French or in German.

But if you were Charlotte, and you had been feeling that life was some cosmic joke that had no punchline, and in the space of a moment you had gone from being Charlotte-without-a-kitten to being Charlotte-with-a-kitten, you too would have found it nothing short of remarkable.