I take myself too seriously, probably because I’m a human being. With our big brains and our bigger egos, we can’t help building the case to ourselves and others that we are very important creatures, when really we’re ludicrous. To be funny is to remind ourselves again and again just how ridiculous we are.
(Maeve Higgins, “My Glamorous Life as a Movie Star in Control-Top Pantyhose,” NYTimes, 3-16-19)
Higgins is the author of “Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl From Somewhere Else.”
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