The 100 Funniest Quotes of All Time
Between the savage insults and hilarious insights, this collection of the funniest quotes of all time will leave you laughing.
The funniest quotes of all time aren’t always intentional…
Case in point:
“I thought Europe was a country.” —Kellie Pickler, country music singer
Seinfeld on fear
“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” —Jerry Seinfeld
The joys of parenthood
“I asked my brother-in-law, the father of four boys, ‘If you had it to do all over again, would you still have kids?’ ‘Yes,’ he said. ‘Just not these four.’” —Sheila Lee
Let me check my calendar
“I just realized that ‘Let me check my calendar’ is the adult version of ‘Let me ask my mom.’” —Noelle Chatham
Sandra Bullock on taking the high road
“Whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired.” —Sandra Bullock
Some assembly required
“Sometimes I am amazed that my wife and I created two human beings from scratch yet struggle to assemble the most basic of IKEA cabinets.” —@askdadblog (John Kinnear)
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Carrie Fisher on satisfaction
“Instant gratification takes too long.” —Carrie Fisher
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Nora Ephron on teenagers
“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” —Nora Ephron
Living in the past
“I admit that I live in the past, but only because housing is so much cheaper.” —Matt Wohlfarth
The family that runs together
“One of my biggest fears is that I’ll marry into a family that runs 5Ks on holidays.” —@xnatata
We’ve got the driveway covered
“Mapquest really needs to start its directions on number five. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighbourhood.” —Aaron Karo
The problem with Dr. Google
“WebMD is updating its server because of a virus. Well, they think it was a virus, but it could also be malaria, kidney failure, a heart murmur, gallstones, or possibly appendicitis.” —Crystal Lowery
Reese Witherspoon on parenting
“If you are not yelling at your kids, you are not spending enough time with them.” —Reese Witherspoon
“User: the word computer professionals use when they mean ‘idiot.’” —Dave Barry
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Charlie Brown on anxiety
“Sometimes you lie in bed at night and you don’t have a single thing to worry about. That always worries me!” —Charlie Brown
“If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn’t have declared their independence from it.” —Stephen Colbert
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Good judge of character
“My father always said, ‘Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their bookshelf.’” —Emilia Clarke
“‘I don’t want a whole dessert; let’s just get two spoons.’ —Former friends of mine.” —Anna Kendrick
“The lion shall lie down with the calf, but the calf won’t get much sleep.” —Woody Allen
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“I make Jessica Simpson look like a rock scientist.” —Tara Reid, actress
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“My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.” —Billy Connolly, actor
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“I won’t go into a big spiel about reincarnation, but the first time I was in the Gucci store in Chicago was the closest I’ve ever felt to home.” —Kanye West, rap artist
“I don’t believe in reincarnation, and I didn’t believe in it when I was a hamster.” —Shane Richie, British actor
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“It’s really hard to maintain a one-on-one relationship if the other person is not going to allow me to be with other people.” —Axl Rose, lead singer of Guns N’ Roses
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The definition of monogamy
“Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.” —Anonymous
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Sharing is caring
“Not sure which is harder on a relationship: sharing a dresser for three years or sharing an iPhone charger for one day.” —Rhea Butcher
Poison for breakfast
Following an argument, an angry Lady Astor told Winston Churchill, “Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee.” Churchill snapped, “If you were my wife, I’d drink it.”
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When Mick Jagger insisted that his wrinkles were actually laugh lines, jazz singer George Melly replied, “Surely nothing could be that funny.”
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“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” —Jack Handey
Leading the blind
Seeing a male dog sniffing a female dog, the young daughter of Laurence Olivier asked Noël Coward what they were doing. Coward: “The one in front has suddenly gone blind and the other one has very kindly offered to push him.”
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In the 1960s, Joe Pyne, one of the original shock jocks, apparently began an interview with Frank Zappa by saying, “So I guess your long hair makes you a woman.” Zappa responded, “So I guess your wooden leg makes you a table.”
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Katharine Hepburn so hated filming a movie with John Barrymore, she declared, “Mr. Barrymore, I am never going to act with you again.” Barrymore replied, “My dear, you still haven’t.”
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Director/writer Kevin Smith told Tim Burton that Burton’s Planet of the Apes reminded him of a comic book he’d written. Burton responded, “Everyone knows I never read comics.” Smith shot back, “That explains Batman.”
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An acquaintance walked past Algonquin Round Table member Marc Connelly and ran a hand over Connelly’s bald pate. “That feels just as smooth and as nice as my wife’s behind,” he said. Connelly, running his own hand over his head, remarked, “So it does!”
Dreams of Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy was asked by a woman, “Are you aware that you [as Spock] are the source of erotic dream material for ladies around the world?” Nimoy’s reply: “May all your dreams come true.”
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The three Rs
“You know there’s a problem when you realize that out of the three Rs, only one begins with an R.” —Dennis Miller, comedian
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“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” —Oscar Wilde
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“He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.” —Billy Wilder, director
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“She loves nature in spite of what it did to her.” —Bette Midler
“Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women.” —Nicole Hollander, cartoonist
“Start every day with a smile and get over it.” —W. C. Fields (attributed)
“I wish I had the confidence of the woman who boldly admits she’s the Miranda of her crew.” —Jessica Biel, actress
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Look at the rich
“Want to know what God thinks of money? Look at the people he gave it to.” —Dorothy Parker, writer
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Sing it out
“Karaoke is the great equalizer.” —Aisha Tyler, talk show host
Crossing the road
“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it look before they cross the road.” —Stephen Hawking, physicist
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“The only people who still call hurricanes acts of God are the people who write insurance forms.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist.
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“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” —Richard Dawkins, scientist
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“He was so narrow-minded, he could see through a keyhole with both eyes.” —Molly Ivins, author
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“I’ve come to learn that the best time to debate family members is when they have food in their mouths.” —Kenneth Cole, fashion designer
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Marriage from heaven
“They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.” —Clint Eastwood
“My advice to you is get married: If you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.” —Socrates
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Slow computer test
“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.” —Will Ferrell
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Someone you love
“Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth, and you should save it for someone you love.” —Butch Hancock, country musician.
“Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and just give her a house.” —Rod Stewart, rock star
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Bacon is everything
“When you have bacon in your mouth, it doesn’t matter who’s president.” —Louis CK
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“Part of [the $10 million] went for gambling, horses, and women. The rest I spent foolishly.” —George Raft, film star
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“I was going to sue for defamation of character, but then I realized I have no character.” —Charles Barkley, TV basketball analyst
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Don’t give up the good stuff
“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.” —Johnny Carson
“He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.” —Samuel Johnson, 18th-century author
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“Her only flair is in her nostrils.” —Pauline Kael, film critic
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Jim Carrey on taking risks
“You can fail at what you don’t want—so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love.” —Jim Carrey
“She never lets ideas interrupt the easy flow of her conversation.” —Jean Webster, author
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“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” —Henry Clapp, newspaper editor
These funny sleep jokes will have you laughing in bed.
“A note from a student’s mother: ‘Please excuse Chris from reading, because he doesn’t like it.’” —Roy Hartley
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Know it alls
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” —Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer
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“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” —Robert Benchley, humourist
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Cats versus dogs
“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” —Jeff Valdez, producer
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“Wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy.” —Benjamin Franklin
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“Why beer is better than wine: human feet are conspicuously absent from beer making.” —Steve Mirsky, author
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“The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove crabgrass on your lawn.” —P. J. O’Rourke, writer
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“The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then they get elected and prove it.” —P. J. O’Rourke, writer
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“I’ve been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out.” —Lee Grant, actress
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“The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing, and then they marry him.” —Cher
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“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” —Tom Clancy, author
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“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” —Mark Twain
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“An optimist is someone who falls off the Empire State Building, and after 50 floors says, ‘So far so good!’” —Anonymous
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“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” —George Will, columnist
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“I’m not offended by blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb … and I also know that I’m not blonde.” —Dolly Parton
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“It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.” —Raymond Chandler, author
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“He suffers from delusions of adequacy.” —Walter Kerr, critic
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“Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.” —Brendan Behan, Irish author
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Reports of death
“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” —Mark Twain
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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” —Albert Einstein
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“If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?” —Will Rogers
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Not a fan favourite
“He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.” —Oscar Wilde
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Speaking of the dead
“They say you shouldn’t say anything about the dead unless it’s good. He’s dead. Good.” —Moms Mabley
“Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.” —President John F. Kennedy
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Trouble, trouble, trouble
“The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, ‘The trouble with this country is …’” —Sinclair Lewis
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When a fan asked Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for tips on writing symphonies, the composer is said to have suggested, “Begin with some simple lieder and work your way up to a symphony.” “But Herr Mozart,” replied the fan, “you were writing symphonies when you were eight.” “Yes,” said Mozart. “But I never asked anybody.”
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Cash flow problem
“Filling out a credit card application, my friend came upon this question: ‘What is your source of income?’ She wrote: ‘ATM.’” —Michael Mcrae
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