Laughter Quotes

... a big man, and you're a little boy, I shall ask you to have some jam," I should have failed entirely to smother my laughter. Do you think the doleful one would have seen the fun of the remark if she had any power over the body or soul of that devoted child? Nay. She would have whined about slyness, and cunning hints, and greediness, and the probabilities of utter ruin and disgrace overtaking underhand schemers, until that child would have been stunned, puzzled, deprived of self-respect, and rendered entirely wretched. Long ago I heard of a doleful one who turned ...

James Runciman

Now that I am ninety-five years old, looking back over the years, I have seen many changes taking place, so many inventions have been made. Things now go faster. In olden times things were not so rushed. I think people were more content, more satisfied with life than they are today. You donít hear nearly as much laughter and shouting as you did in my day, and what was fun for us wouldnít be fun now.... In this age I donít think people are as happy, they are worried. Theyíre too anxious to get ahead of their neighbors, they are striving and striving to get something better. I do think in a way that they have too much now. We did with much less

Grandma Moses

Laughter is brightest where food is best.

Irish Proverb

There's a marketing scheme that tells you that pregnancy and child rearing will make you into a moron, that your kids are only happy when you're buying them stuff. It's hard being a parent, but I laugh a lot and smile a lot and really enjoy it. The ratio of laughter to sadness is higher. There's part of me that wants to broadcast that. Parenting only affirmed what I already cared about, and that's good

Dar Williams

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.

Bob Newhart

Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.

Henri Bergson

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Oscar Wilde

Laughter is a powerful way to tap positive emotions.

Norman Cousins

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

William Shakespeare

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.

Victor Borge

The greatest life one can have is of service. Give joy, happiness, bliss, laughter, wisdom, prosperity, love & light to others. By doing so, you tap into the Infinite Source within ensuring that you will never have to do without these "treasures" yourself!

Lateef Warnick

Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.

Allen Klein

Honest good humour is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.

Washington Irving

Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.

Lord Chesterfield

Pain is deeper than all thought; laughter is higher than all pain

Elbert Hubbard

It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.

George Ade

Laughter is brightest, in the place here the food is.

Irish Proverb

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.

Gordon W. Allport

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

Jean Houston

The best blush to use is laughter: It put roses in your cheeks and in your soul.

Linda Knight

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Thomas Carlyle

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.

Henry Ward Beecher

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can.

Linda Ellerbee
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