Laughter Quotes

Sudden glory is the passion which makes those grimaces called laughter.

Thomas Hobbes

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.

Erma Bombeck

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.

Kurt Vonnegut

... 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
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