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“An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten.”
“There is scarcely an aspect of the American character to which humor is not related, few which in some sense it has not governed. ... It is a lawless element, full of surprises.”
“...humor bears the closest relation to emotion, either bubbling up as from a deep and happy wellspring, or in an opposite fashion rising like a re-birth of feeling from dead levels after turmoil.”
“The American quarrel with America, the product of a long self-consciousness ...”
“Whole phases of comedy have become empty; the comic rejoinder has become every man's tool.”
Constance Rourke, U.S. writer, educator
(1885 - 1941)
Full name: Constance Mayfield Rourke.