"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Erma Bombeck on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Erma Bombeck on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Erma Bombeck on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Erma Bombeck on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Erma Bombeck on Henry Ward Beecher
"Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub."
"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
"A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday."
"Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago."
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."