Humour, however, belongs very much to this world. Life is suffering…we can not have what we want, and we must have what we don't want, but humour is not escapist. It overcomes the world, not by ascending into heaven, but by smiling at the paradoxes of life. 

We overcome the world by laughing at it; we overcome it in so far as we laugh at it. Humour is thus a religion. It is religion itself. It belongs to the will, to the subconscious will, and sets its will against communism and democracy and Buddhism and Christianity, and every other will, that is, every other religion.

- Frederick Franck