Best-Known Jack Handey "Deep Thoughts"?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 19 19:09:52 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at> wrote:
> I enjoy Jack Handey's "Deep Thoughts" and would like to include some in my next edition
> of The Yale Book of Quotations, but I have trouble selecting a few out of them as particularly
> famous.  Can anyone offer with any confidence suggestions of the best-known "Deep Thoughts"?

One of the best-known ones is...

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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