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Max Eastman Quotes

«Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.»
Author: Max Eastman (Author, Journalist, Writer) | About: Humor | Keywords: instinct, playfully
«It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.»
«A smile is the universal welcome.»
Author: Max Eastman (Author, Journalist, Writer) | About: Smile | Keywords: welcome
«A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.»
«Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.»
Author: Max Eastman (Author, Journalist, Writer) | Keywords: tails
«It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.»
«Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind»
Author: Max Eastman (Author, Journalist, Writer) | About: Emotion | Keywords: arbiter
«People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo»
«A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything»
«Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.»