Laughter Quotes

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.
Bennett Alfred Cerf
Unless a man or woman has experienced the darkness of the soul he or she can know nothing of that transforming laughter without which no hint of the ultimate reality of the opposites can be faintly intuited.
Helen Luke

Susan m. watkins - i think that wherever your journey takes you,...
Peter ustinov - laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died....
Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.
Thomas Hobbes
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
Paul McCartney

We look before and after, And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Laughter is complete rapture vocalized.
Allison Kearney
The essence of all jokes, of all comedy, seems to be an honest or well intended halfness; a non performance of that which is pretended to be performed, at the same time that one is giving loud pledges of performance. The balking of the intellect, is comedy and it announces itself in the pleasant spasms we call laughter.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth is, laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.
Anne Rice
Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
E. H. Chapin
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
Joseph Addison, The Spectator, September 26, 1712
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
Gordon William Allport
Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.
Irish Prove
What was significant about the laughter... was not just the fact that it provides internal exercise for a person... a form of jogging for the innards, but that it creates a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work, too.
Norman Cousins
If its sanity you are after there is no recipe like laughter.
Henry Elliot
The world is not respectable; it is mortal, tormented, confused, deluded forever; but it is shot through with beauty, with love, with glints of courage and laughter; and in these, the spirit blooms timidly, and struggles to the light amid the thorns.
George Santayana
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self - Same well from which your laughter rises was often - Times filled with your tears.
Rene Descartes
May your walls know joy May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
Maryanne Radmacher - Hershey
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship; and it is by far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde
Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
Bob Newhart
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Mark Twain
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
Karl Barth
Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon? laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution? these can lift at a colossal humbug? push it a little? weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, chapter 10 (1916)
Laughter is the best form of medicine. For when we laugh, we neither think, grieve, or feel.
Eugene Lam
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion... I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
E e cummings
Bulls make money. Bears make money. Pigs get slaughtered.
Anon.
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Jean Houston
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world.
Peter Ustinov
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties, and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul.
Joseph Addison
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
Joan Lunden, in Healthy Living Magazine
Nobody ever died of laughter.
Max Beerbohm
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - That man is black at heart mark and avoid him.
Cicero
What makes life worth living To be born with the gift of laughter and sense that the world is mad.
Searamouche
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Arnold Glasgow