Max Eastman Quotes (8 quotations)

1. 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. - Max Eastman

2. A smile is the universal welcome. - Max Eastman

3. Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance. - Max Eastman

4. Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. - Max Eastman

5. Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully. - Max Eastman

6. 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. - Max Eastman

7. It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. - Max Eastman

8. The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness. - Max Eastman

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