"Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Shel Silverstein on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Shel Silverstein 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."Shel Silverstein on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Shel Silverstein 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."Shel Silverstein on Henry Ward Beecher
"To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something."
"He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else."
"Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth."
"I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins."