In the final scene of the Monty Python movie “Life of Brian”, one of the characters sings “Always look on the bright side of life!”
The fact that he was tied to a cross, – and was singing to the other characters also tied to crosses – probably places those words into the category of funny quotes about life (from someone ostensibly close to death!)
It is one of the abilities of mankind to deal with the vagaries of living by using humor. And quotations can encapsulate in a few words observations about life, both from a serious and humorous viewpoint.
Our Life Daily team decided that life can be taken too seriously at times, so we decided to select funny quotes only.
Actually, although funny, there is a lot of wit and wisdom contained in many of them. Take a few moments to browse through and check if you agree:
1. Bill Cosby:
A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.
2. Albert Einstein:
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.
3. Mark Twain:
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
4. Frank Sinatra:
I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.
5. Oliver Herford:
A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s: She changes it more often.
6. George Bernard Shaw:
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
7. Bill Cosby:
Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.
8. Mark Twain:
All generalizations are false, including this one.
9. Douglas Adams:
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
10. Woody Allen:
I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
11. Richard Dawkins:
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
12. Laurence J. Peter:
If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.
13. Joey Adams:
Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
14. H. L. Mencken:
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
15. George Burns:
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
16. Chris Rock:
There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.
17. Robin Williams:
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
18. Claude Pepper:
A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’
19. Billy Connolly:
My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
20. Milton Berle:
A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
As we said, the quotes may be funny, but they contain more than a grain of truth about some of life’s absurdities.
But we leave the final word on the subject of funny quotes to one of the most prolific creators of them. The famous Yogi Berra was “quoted” as saying: “I never said most of the things I said.”
If you would like to see the complete version of our “Always look on the bright side of life” quote, it’s here: Did you find you favorite funny quote about life here? Maybe you would like to add to the list? You can, simply by using our comments feed below.