This is a technique commonly used by comedians and humor columnist. A quote can either come from a real conversation or an imagined one.
Act out an imaginary conversation between two characters. It could be a simple yet funny dialog between a funny guy and a stupid guy.
You can also stage a dramatic “performance” in response to the conversation between you and her previously. For example, you can make fun of men’s general fear of approaching a woman:
You: You women are so impolite.
She: (Smiling) Why?
You: We as men are often willing to show appreciation towards women like you with innocent attempts. But here’s what usually happens:
(In a deep masculine voice) Hi, have I seen you somewhere?
(In a shrill, annoying and feminine voice) Yeah, right. That’s why I don’t go there anymore.
You can pretend to be able to read a woman’s mind by “uttering her thought” based on your assumptions which have to be funny
There are abundant opportunities to continue a woman’s previous line in a joking fashion. This is especially helpful if you feel some awkwardness has crept into your conversation. For example, if you just said something wrong and she looks a bit offended, immediately pretend you’re her inner voice and half-cover your mouth (as if telling a secret) and say in a comical tone, “Oh my god! I can’t believe he said that!”
Or when the two of you see someone who is rendered speechless in a certain situation, you can tell her something like, “Wanna know what he’s thinking right now?” and then act out some funny lines. Do this in a secretive way and get closer to her. Remember what I told you about the impact of physical proximity on the level of intimacy between two people?
When you act out conversations, pay extra attention to your facial expressions, tonality and body language. Since it’s about acting, you have to do it properly to achieve desired effects.
Knowing lots of funny quotes, just like having a mental collection of classic jokes, can often come in handy. (Check out the bonus booklet “Hilarious Quotes”. It’s a handpicked collection of the funniest quotes I’ve ever come across.)
For example, women like to discuss about age. If you know the following quotes, you can find ways to pick out any of them to make her laugh:
- When I was born I was so surprised I didn’t talk for a year and a half.
- As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two…
- The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
- Everybody wants to live forever, but nobody wants to grow old.
- One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she’ll tell anything.
- When you become senile, you won’t know it.
- Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
You don’t even have to attribute the saying to the correct person. You can always say something like: “…as my uncle Joe used to say…” or “if my father knew about this he would say…”