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These are the funniest lines I've ever read... If you agree, vote for them.

Steven Wright (born 1955-12-06) is an American actor, writer, and comedian.

One-liners from his stand-up routine

"Did you sleep good?" "No, I made a couple of mistakes."

"So, do you live around here often?"
A cop stopped me for speeding. He said, "Why were you going so fast?" I
said, "See this thing my foot is on? It's called an accelerator. When you push
down on it, it sends more gas to the engine. The whole car just takes right off.
And see this thing? This steers it."
A fool and his money are soon partying.
A friend of mine once sent me a post card with a picture of the entire planet
Earth taken from space. On the back it said, "Wish you were here."
A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
About a year ago, my girlfriend was on the pill, wearing a diaphragm, and an
IUD all at once. Recently, she had a baby; baby was born wearing armor.
After they make styrofoam, what do they ship it in?
All of the people in my building are insane. The guy above me designs
synthetic hairballs for ceramic cats. The lady across the hall tried to rob a
department store...with a pricing gun. She said, "Give me all of the money in
the vault, or I'm marking down everything in the store."
All the plants in my house are dead---I shot them last night. I was teasing
them by watering them with ice cubes.
Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo!
Change is inevitable....except from vending machines.
Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country.
Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
Do you think when they asked George Washington for his ID, he just pulled
out a quarter?
Doing a little work around the house. I put fake brick wallpaper over a real
brick wall, just so I'd be the only one who knew. People come over and I'm
gonna say, "Go ahead, touch feels real."
For a while I didn't have a car...I had a place to park it, so I
just tied it to a lamp post and left it running...[slow glance upward]
For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier...I put them in the
same room and let them fight it out...then I put wax in the
my room's all shiny.
George is a radio announcer, and when he walks under a bridge you can't hear
him talk.
I bought a dog the other day...I named him Stay. It's fun to call him... "Come
here, Stay! Come here, Stay!" He's much smarter now... Now when I call him
he just ignores me and keeps on typing.
I bought a house, on a one-way dead-end road; I don't know how I got there,
but I can't leave.
I bought a self-learning record to learn Spanish. I turned it on and went to
sleep; the record had a skip. The next day I could only stutter in Spanish.
I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap
department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know
when to stop unwrapping.
I broke a mirror in my house. I'm supposed to get seven years of bad luck, but
my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
I broke my arm trying to fold a bed. It wasn't the kind that folds.
I can levitate birds. No one cares.
I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep. Mom said, "Steven, time to
go to sleep." I said, "But I don't know how." She said, "It's real easy. Just go
down to the end of tired and hang a right." So I went down to the end of
tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a left. My mother was there, and she
said "I thought I told you to go to sleep."
I didn't get a toy train like the other kids. I got a toy subway instead. You
couldn't see anything, but every now and then you'd hear this rumbling noise
go by.
I don't have to walk my dog anymore. I walked him all at once.
I don't like the sound of my phone ringing so I put my phone inside my fish
tank. I can't hear it, but every time I get a call I see the fish go like this
<<<>>><<>><<<<. I go down to the pet store -- "Gimme another ten
guppies, I got a lotta calls yesterday."
I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
I got a new shadow. I had to get rid of the other one—it wasn't doing what I
was doing.
I got food poisoning today. I don't know when I'll use it.
I got my driver's license photo taken out of focus on purpose. Now when I get
pulled over the cop looks at it (moving it nearer and farther, trying to see it
clearly)...and says, "Here, you can go."
I got up one morning, couldn't find my socks, so I called Information. She
said, "Hello, Information." I said, "I can't find my socks." She said, "They're
behind the couch." And they were!
I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the
funeral in one car.
I had some eyeglasses. I was walking down the street when suddenly the
prescription ran out.
I had to stop driving my car for a while. The tires got dizzy.
I hate when my foot falls asleep during the day because that means it's going
to be up all night.
I have a box of powdered water. I never know what to add.
I have a decaffeinated coffee table. You'd never know it to look at it.
I have an answering machine in my car. It says, "I'm home now. But leave a
message and I'll call when I'm out."
I have the oldest typewriter in the world. It types in pencil.
I have two very rare photographs. One is a picture of Houdini locking his
keys in his car. The other is a rare photograph of Norman Rockwell beating
up a child.
I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas,
people behind me stop, and I'm gone.
I installed a skylight in my apartment. The people who live above me are
I invented the cordless extension cord.
I just lost a buttonhole. [while looking at stage floor]
I know a man who is a midget dwarf, he's this tall. [holding his thumb and
forefinger three inches apart] He poses for trophies.
I like candy canes; they're my favorite candy. But I only like the white part.
I like to go to art museums and name the untitled paintings...Boy With Pail...
Kitten On Fire.
I like to reminisce with people I don't know.
I like to skate on the other side of the ice.
I locked my keys in the car the other day. But it was alright; I was still inside.
I met this wonderful girl at Macy's. She was buying clothes and I was putting
Slinkies on the escalator.
I mix my water myself—two parts H and one part O.
I once locked my keys out of my car. I had to break out of my car with a coat
I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really
fast, and stick it out the window. I put a new engine in my car, but forgot to
take the old one out. Now my car goes 500 miles per hour. The harmonica
sounds *amazing*.
I plugged my phone in where the blender used to be. I called someone. They
went "Aaaaahhhh..."
I put contact lenses in my dog's eyes. They had little pictures of cats on them.
Then I took one out and he ran around in circles.
I put hardwood floors on top of wall-to-wall carpet.
I put my air conditioner in backwards. It got cold outside. The weatherman on
TV was confused. "It was supposed to be hot today."
I recently got a new camera. It's really new, I mean Really new.. you don't
even need it.
I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the
only one moving.
I saw a bank that said "24 Hour Banking", but I don't have that much time.
I saw a friend recently. He asked why I hadn't called him. I told him I can't
call everyone I want because my new phone has no 5 on it. He asked me how
long I had had the phone, but I couldn't tell him because my calendar has no
sevens on it.
I saw a man with a wooden leg, and a real foot.
I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be
really tired.
I saw a small bottle of cologne and asked if it was for sale. She said, "It's free
with purchase." I asked her if anyone bought anything today.
I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.
I stayed up all night playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and
seven people died.
I tried to hang myself with bungee cord. I kept almost dying.
I used to work at a factory where they made hydrants; but you couldn't park
anywhere near the place.
I want to get a full body tattoo of myself, only bigger.
I was arrested for lip-syncing karaoke.
I was arrested for selling illegal-sized paper.
I was born by Caesarean section, but you really can't tell... except that when I
leave my house, I always go out the window...
I was cleaning out my closet and I found this old bathing suit I'd made out of
sponges. I remember when I wore it to the pool. When I left, and no one
could go swimming until I came back.
I was going 70 miles an hour and got stopped by a cop who said, "Do you
know the speed limit is 55 miles per hour?" "Yes, officer, but I wasn't going
to be out that long..."
I was going to tape some records onto a cassette, but I got the wires
backwards. I erased all of the records. When I returned them to my friend, he
said, "Hey, these records are all blank."
I was in a job interview and I opened a book and started reading. Then I said
to the guy, "Let me ask you a question. If you are in a car that is traveling at
the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?" He
said, "I don't know." I said, "I don't think I want to work for you."
I was in the first submarine. Instead of a periscope, they had a kaleidoscope.
"We're surrounded."
I was once arrested for walking in someone else's sleep.
I was reading the dictionary; I thought it was a poem about everything.
I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I
said, "Got any shoes you're not using?"
I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they
wouldn't have to go so fast.
I went camping and borrowed a circus tent by mistake. I didn't notice until I
got it set up. People complained because they couldn't see the lake.
I went into this bar and sat down next to a pretty girl. She looked at me and
said, "Hey, you have two different colored socks on." I said, "Yeah, I know,
but to me they're the same because I go by thickness."
I went to a garage sale. "How much for the garage?" "It's not for sale."
I went to a general store, but they wouldn't let me buy anything specific.
I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time." So I ordered French
Toast during the Renaissance.
I went to court for a parking ticket. I pleaded insanity. I said, "Your honor,
why would anyone in their right mind park in the passing lane?"
I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues
that are in all the other museums.
I went to this restaurant last night that was set up like a big buffet in the shape
of an Ouija board. You'd think about what kind of food you want, and the
table would move across the floor to it.
I wish, when I was born, the first thing I said was "Quote" so the last thing I
said before I died would be "Unquote."
I woke up one day and everything in the apartment had been stolen and
replaced with an exact replica. I said to my roommate "Can you believe this?
Everything in the apartment has been stolen and replaced with an exact
replica." He said, "Do I know you?"
I worked as a parking attendant at Logan Airport, I parked jets. They had to
let me go though because I kept locking the keys in them. One day I was on
an 86 foot stepladder trying to get in the window with a coat hanger.
I worked in a health food store once. A guy came in and asked me, "If I melt
dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet?"
I wrote a few children's books...not on purpose.
I wrote a song, but I can't read music so I don't know what it is. Every once
in a while I'll be listening to the radio and I say, "I think I might have written
I'm a very difficult size to shop for; I'm an extra-medium.
I'm going to court next week. I've been selected for jury duty. It's kind of an
insane case -- 6000 ants dressed up as rice and robbed a Chinese restaurant. I
don't think they did it.
I'm moving to Mars next week, so if you have any boxes...
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done, so now I just have to fill
in the rest.
I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography. When it's finished I'm going to
sue myself.
Imagine how deep the sea would be if there weren't any sponges.
In my new house there's a switch on the wall that doesn't do anything, so for
fun I'd just flick it up and down, over and over. Then one day I got a letter
from a woman in Germany. It just said, "Cut it out."
I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush,
no paint, no canvas. I just think about it.
I've been getting into astonomy, so I installed a skylight. The people that live
above me are furious.
It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it...
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He
caught every other fish.
Last year me and my friend George drove across the country. We switched
every half mile. We only had one cassette tape to listen to on the entire trip...I
can't remember what it was.
Lots of comedians have people they try to mimic. I mimic my shadow.
Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.
I like my dental hygienist. I think she's very pretty. So when I'm waiting in
her office I eat an entire bag of Oreo cookies. Sometimes she has to cancel all
her other appointments.
My father was never proud of me. One day he asked me, "How old are you?"
I said, "I'm five." He said, "When I was your age, I was six."
My friend has a baby. I'm writing down all the noises he makes so later I can
ask him what he meant.
My girlfriend does her nails with white-out. When she's asleep, I go over
there and write misspelled words on them.
My grandfather gave me a watch. It doesn't have any hands or numbers. He
says it's very accurate. I asked him what time it was. You can guess what he
told me.
My house is made out of balsa wood. When no one is home across the street,
except the little kids, I go out and lift my house up over my head. I tell them
to stay out of my yard or I'll throw it at them.
My house is on the median strip of a highway. You don't really notice, except
I have to leave the driveway doing 60 MPH.
My uncle was a clown for Ringling Bros. Circus, and when he died, all his
friends came in one car.
My VCR flashes 01:35, 01:35, 01:35, ...
Next week I'm going to have an MRI to find out if I have claustrophobia.
OK, so what's the speed of dark?
On the other hand, you have different fingers.
One day I put instant coffee in my microwave oven and almost went back in
One time a cop pulled me over for running a stop sign. He said, "Didn't you
see the stop sign?" I said, "Yeah, but I don't believe everything I read."
One time I woke up in the middle of the night and I was hungry. I went to the
convenience store and noticed it was closed. The sign said "Open 24 hours"
and there was a guy locking the door. I said "Hey, your sign says you're open
24 hours." He said, "Not in a row!"
One time the power went out in my house and I had to use the flash on my
camera to see my way around. I made a sandwich and took fifty pictures of
my face. My neighbors called the police. They thought there was lightning in
my house.
Right now I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I've
forgotten this before.
The ice cream truck in my neighborhood plays Helter Skelter.
The other day I bought a decaffeinated coffee table.
The other day I was arrested for scalping low numbers at the deli.
The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing
in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree.
The other day, I was walking my dog around my building...on the ledge.
The other night I came home late, and tried to unlock my house with my car
keys. I started the house up. So, I drove it around for a while. I was speeding,
and a cop pulled me over. He asked where I lived. I said, "right here, officer".
Later, I parked it on the freeway, got out, and yelled at all the cars, "Get out
of my driveway!"
The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach.
There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people
were trapped on the escalators.
There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an
There's a pizza place near where I live that sells only slices. In the back you
can see a guy tossing a triangle in the air.
They say we're 98% water. We're that close to drowning...[picks up his glass
of water from the stool]...I like to live on the edge...
Today on my way home I got on the bus, and when I stepped in, I saw the
most gorgeous blonde Chinese girl. I sat beside her. I said, "Hi", and she said,
"Hi", and then I said, "Nice day, isn't it?". And she said, "I saw my analyst
today and he says I have a problem." So I asked, "What's the problem?" She
replied, "I can't tell you. I don't even know you." I said, "Well, sometimes it's
good to tell your problems to a perfect stranger on a bus."So she said, "Well,
my analyst said I'm a nymphomaniac and I only like Jewish cowboys... By the
way, my name is Denise." I said, "Hello, Denise. My name is Bucky
This isn't all true.
Tinsel is really snake mirrors.
Today I dialed a wrong number... The other person said, "Hello?" and I said,
"Hello, could I speak to Joey?"... They said, "Uh... I don't think so...he's only
2 months old." I said, "I'll wait."
Today I met with a subliminal advertising executive for just a second.
Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They lay there
and looked at each other. Their families came and took them away. Eighty
years later, by a bizarre coincidence, they lay in the same hospital, on their
deathbeds, next to each other. One of them looked at the other and said, "So.
What did you think?"
When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot,
then sit in my car and count how many people ask me if I'm leaving.
When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a
year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety.
When I was a fetus, I used to sneak out at night when my mother was
sleeping. I figured I should start stealing stuff while I still had no fingerprints.
When I was a little kid we had a sand box. It was a quicksand box. I was an
only child... eventually.
When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms
with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"
When I was in school the teachers told me practice makes perfect; then they
told me nobody's perfect so I stopped practicing.
Winnie and I lived in a house that ran on static electricity...If you wanted to
run the blender, you had to rub balloons on your head. If you wanted to cook,
you had to pull off a sweater real quick.
Yesterday I parked my car in a tow-away zone...when I came back the entire
area was missing.
You know how it is when you're walking up the stairs, and you get to the top,
and you think there's one more step? I'm like that all the time.
You know that feeling when you're leaning back in a chair, and then you lean
back too far and start to fall and just at the last second you catch yourself? I
feel like that all the time.
You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.
(In his usual dry, monotone voice) "Thanks."

From "I Have A Pony"

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included - so I had to buy them
I bought some used paint. It was in the shape of a house.
I have a microwave fireplace. I can lay down in front of the fire for the
evening in 8 minutes.
I used to be a narrator for bad mimes.
I was once walking through the forest alone. A tree fell right in front of me,
and I didn't hear it.
If sometimes you can't hear me, it's because I'm in parentheses.
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

From Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
Borrow money from pessimists—they don't expect it back.
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.
Half the people you know are below average.
Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.
How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
I'm totally insane. I'm so wired. I'm sweating internally.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
My mechanic told me, 'I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

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