...the primary paradox that man is superior to all the things around him and yet is at their mercy.
Humour is meant, in a literal sense, to make game of man; that is, to dethrone him from his official dignity and hunt him like game.
The men who made the joke saw something deep which they could not express except by something silly and emphatic.
The joke is generally in the oddest way the truth and yet not the fact.
All we know of the Missing Link is that he is missing - and he won't be missed either.
it will be generally found that the popular joke is not true to the letter, but is true to the spirit. The joke is generally in the oddest way the truth and yet not the fact.
Just the other day in the Underground I enjoyed the pleasure of offering my seat to three ladies.
Ten thousand women marched through the streets shouting, 'We will not be dictated to,' and went off and became stenographers.