„Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.“

—  Elwyn Brooks White, "Some Remarks on Humor," preface to A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) A very similar remark is often attributed to White, but may actually be a paraphrased version of the above statement: "Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it."
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