"Think about scary movies: There's a fine line between horror and humor."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Roy Blount, Jr. on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Roy Blount, Jr. 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."Roy Blount, Jr. on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Roy Blount, Jr. 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."Roy Blount, Jr. on Henry Ward Beecher
"I heard on public radio recently, there's a thing called Weed Dating. Singles get together in a garden and weed and then they take turns, they keep matching up with other people. Two people will weed down one row and switch over with two other people. It's in Vermont. I don't think I'd be very good at Weed Dating."
"Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ."
"People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature."
"Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic."