Laughter Quotes

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Mark Twain

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul

Yiddish Proverb

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.

Henri Bergson

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.

Lord Byron

Really, sex and laughter do go very well together, and I wondered - and I still do - which is more important.

Hermione Gingold

The drama is not a mere copy of nature, not a facsimile. It is the free running hand of genius, under the impression of its liveliest wit or most passionate impulses, a thousand times adorning or feeling all as it goes; and you must read it, as the healthy instinct of audiences almost always does, if the critics will let them alone, with a grain of allowance, and a tendency to go away with as much of it for use as is necessary, and the rest for the luxury of laughter, pity, or poetical admiration.

Leigh Hunt

I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.

Judy Garland

One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.

F. Sagan

Seven days without laughter make one weak.

Joel Goodman

Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face

Malcolm de Chazal

Laughter is a form of internal jogging. It moves your internal organs around. It enhances respiration. It is an igniter of great expectations.

Norman Cousins

Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God

Karl Barth

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

Josh Billings

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.

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

Victor Hugo

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

Mort Walker

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Arnold H. Glasgow

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.

Hugh Sidey

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

Bill Cosby

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

A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.

Hugh Sidey

Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.

Barbara Schapiro
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