"Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile."
"A joke is a very serious thing."J. B. Priestley on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."J. B. Priestley 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."J. B. Priestley on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."J. B. Priestley 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."J. B. Priestley on Henry Ward Beecher
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence."
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."