“To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.” —Sri Aurobindo
Narcissus isn’t the only drop-dead-gorgeous mug to miss the joke.
“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke – and that the joke is oneself.” —Clifton Fadiman
The joke that cracks up the clown in the vanity mirror.
“The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.” —Henri Bergson
That slaps on a smile sweet as humble pie.
“The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.” —Shirley MacLaine
That gives a smug mug a good punch line.
“We are never happy until we learn to laugh at ourselves.” —Dorothy Dix
To snatch this medium’s message from the jaws of conceit, its composer goes overboard.
“Dive into a sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.” —Moses Ibn Ezra
The literally priceless pearls leave a washed-up scribe all but metaphorically speechless.
“Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in.” —Florence King
Still, so to speak, one keeps one’s hand in the ventriloquist’s dummy.
“There’s an old proverb that says just about what you want it to.” —Anon. The cited thoughts give a fool for metaphor, intimations of immortality.
“Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.”—Anon.
While the artist’s self-portraits send the message in the medium up, up and away.
“Behold, I bring you the Superman!” —Friedrich Nietszche
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