Thursday, May 9, 2013

Great Quotes about Laughter and Humor


Some for our FAVORITE QUOTES about the Importance of Laughter!

A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. - Mark Twain


“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.”
― Criss Jami


At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. - Jean Houston

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. - Yakov Smirnoff

 He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof. - Theodor Adorno

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. -Norman Cousins

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. - Woody Allen

I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives,
in so many ways.  - Lucille Ball

I'm really only happy when I'm on stage. I just feed off the energy of the audience. That's what I'm all
about - people and laughter. - Larry David

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward.  - Victor Borge

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.  - Yakov Smirnoff

It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man. - Francois Rabelais

It is still not clear from this study how laughter can directly help the heart but other studies have shown
that laughter is beneficial for every system in the body.  - Allen Klein

Comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: Laughter. -Jackie Gleason

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. - Bob Newhart
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.  - Arnold H. Glasow

Laughter is America's most important export. - Walt Disney

Laughter is an instant vacation.  -Milton Berle

“We're all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can.” 
― Will Rodgers

Laughter is God's blessing.  -Joseph Prince

“A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can't see clearly.” 
― Emily Mitchell

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species. - Thomas Carlyle

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.  - Mort Walker

“Our flesh is a gift of laughter.” 
― Harley King

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. - Josh Billings

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” 
― Langston Hughes

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  - Victor Hugo

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.  - Max Eastman

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.  - Joseph Addison

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. - Gordon W. Allport
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The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity. - Henri Bergson

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed. -Bennett Cerf

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. - Milan Kundera

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no
matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. - Bill Cosby

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it. -Bill Cosby

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. - Stephen Kin

You feel completely in control when you hear a wave of laughter coming back at you that you have caused. -Gilda Radner

“If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost

“I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.” ― Maya Angelou

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Laughter is carbonated holiness.” ― Anne Lamott

“It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity...When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch
more and to make eye contact more frequently.” ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

“Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the
hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ― Se├ín O'Casey

There is no greater power than that of a laugh and happiness is a force which can save a person from the
horrors of the world.” ― Hillary DePiano

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If cavemen had known how to laugh,
history would have been different.” ― Chuck Klosterman

“You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” ― Michael Pritchard
“The best blush to use is laughter: It put roses in your cheeks and in your soul.” - Linda Knight

Live it well, laugh it up, and love as much as you can. Your life will be over before you know it.” ― Dixie Carnley

“You gotta laugh because if you didn't you'd cry”  ― Craig Ferguson

In the darkest of times, laughter helps revolutionize our perspective.” ― Phil Callaway

“Even amidst tragedy there is laughter, sometimes farce.

“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what
they're laughing about.” ― Criss Jami

“Laughter separates us from despair, and gives us a chance at love.”
― Craig Ferguson

I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

“The only real laughter comes from despair.” 
― Groucho Marx

“People who stop laughing are always the ones who get hurt.” 

― Josh Sundquist

“I know why we laugh. We laugh because it hurts, and it's the only thing to make it stop hurting.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein

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