Laughter Quotes

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
What makes life worth living To be born with the gift of laughter and sense that the world is mad.
Searamouche

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Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Victor Borge
May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.
Maryanne Radmacher - Hershey, 1995

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
Joseph Addison, The Spectator, September 26, 1712
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
E e cummings
One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one.
Henry Mille
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
Jean Houston
Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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.
From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
Helen Hayes
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle
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
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
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
Pigs get fat hogs get slaughtered.
Unknown
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
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
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
Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.
Irish Prove
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Albert Einstein
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
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter - Silvered wings.
John Gillespie Magee
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo
From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Groucho Marx
For a significant man woman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron.
Friedrich Nietzsche
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything - - Even poverty - - You can survive it.
Bill Cosby
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
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
Gordon William Allport
I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience - - And laughter.
Susan M. Watkins
If its sanity you are after there is no recipe like laughter.
Henry Elliot
Laughter is complete rapture vocalized.
Allison Kearney
There are three things which are real God, human folly, and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension. So we must do what we can with the third.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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 by definition healthy.
Doris Lessing