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If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.

Tags: Heart, May  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

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

Tags: Morning, Time  ✍ Author: George Ade

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

Tags: Proof, Side  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

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

Tags: Nose, Thankful  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

Tags: Against, Stand  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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

Tags: Human, Race  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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

Tags: Best, Friendship  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.

Tags: Old, Wrinkles  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.

Tags: Men, Nature  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

Situation comedy on television has thrived for years on 'canned' laughter, grafted by gaglines by technicians using records of guffawing audiences that have been dead for years.

Tags: Comedy, Dead  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

One longs to be funny, to make people laugh. Laughter is such a sign of approval, isn't it?

Tags: Funny, Laugh  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

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.

Tags: Happy, Lives  ✍ Author: Lucille Ball

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

Tags: Best, Friendship  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

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

Tags: Night, Smile  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.

Tags: Gratitude, Life  ✍ Author: Eileen Caddy

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.

Tags: Joy, Living  ✍ Author: Eileen Caddy

People come up to me and they thank me: 'I thank you for the many, many hours of laughter.'

Tags: Hours, Thank  ✍ Author: Sid Caesar

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

Tags: Human, Reason  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

Tags: Wasted  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

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

Tags: Pain, Relief  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

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.

Tags: Humor, Life  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

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

Tags: Humor, Poverty  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

Tags: Days, Wasted  ✍ Author: e. e. cummings

I remember certain people in the audience laughing and I wanted to ask: 'What are you laughing at? This isn't funny.' Now I realize that laughter can come from insecurity. They don't know how they should be feeling.

Tags: Funny, Insecurity  ✍ Author: Jim Dale

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.

Tags: Energy, Happy  ✍ Author: Larry David
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I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it?

Tags: Simple, Why  ✍ Author: John Davidson

My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears, or inspiration. Otherwise, why do it? It's the communication.

Tags: Simple, Why  ✍ Author: John Davidson

Laughter is America's most important export.

Tags: America, Export  ✍ Author: Walt Disney

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

Tags: Society, Together  ✍ Author: Max Eastman

A good fart joke makes me bawl with laughter, so will somebody farting. And the word 'poo.' You can't beat a good poo joke.

Tags: Good, Makes  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

From day one, I got addicted to being on stage and getting the applause and laughter.

Tags: Getting, Stage  ✍ Author: Zac Efron

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.

Tags: Half, Wisdom  ✍ Author: George Eliot

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.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Linda Ellerbee

I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.

Tags: Courage, Laugh  ✍ Author: Linda Ellerbee

Real laughter is spontaneous. Like water from the spring it bubbles forth a creation of mingled action and spontaneity - two magic potions in themselves - the very essence of laughter - the unrestrained emotion within us!

Tags: Real, Spring  ✍ Author: Douglas Fairbanks

In my household there is an insane amount of laughter and celebration.

Tags: Household, Insane  ✍ Author: Edie Falco

During 'Saturday Night Fever' at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can't do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too.

Tags: End, Good  ✍ Author: Adam Garcia

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

Tags: Bring, Try  ✍ Author: Judy Garland

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.

Tags: Effects, Side  ✍ Author: William E. Gladstone

I have the gift of laughter. I can make people laugh at will. In good times and in bad. And that I don't question. It was a gift from God.

Tags: God, Good  ✍ Author: Buddy Hackett

There are really two types of laughter on the part of the spectator. There is the laughter of recognition - which means seeing things you're familiar with and laughing at yourself. But there's also hysterical laughter - a way of dealing with the things we see that upset us.

Tags: Means, Yourself  ✍ Author: Michael Haneke

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.

Tags: Love, Parents  ✍ Author: Helen Hayes

Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter.

Tags: Joy, Smile  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

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

Tags: Human, Sun  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.

Tags: Human, Pain  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

I found that laughter was a form of acceptance, and I really enjoyed that and I just - I crave it.

Tags: Acceptance, Found  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with.

Tags: Fact, Sympathy  ✍ Author: John Irving

Honest good humor 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.

Tags: Good, Humor  ✍ Author: Washington Irving

So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce.

Tags: Freedom, Fun  ✍ Author: Molly Ivins

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

Tags: Favorite, Wants  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I learned early in life that laughter is a great way to diffuse and uncomfortable situation, so I began to use that as a tool, throughout my life.

Tags: Great, Life  ✍ Author: Romany Malco

Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS.

Tags: Love, Peace  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.

Tags: Book, Moment  ✍ Author: Groucho Marx

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

Tags: Move, Step  ✍ Author: Bob Newhart

I think one reason for a successful marriage is laughter. I think laughter gets you through the rough moments in a marriage.

Tags: Marriage, Successful  ✍ Author: Bob Newhart

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.

Tags: Alone, Best  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Laughter does not deny pain. Laughter - like a wail - acknowledges and replies to pain.

Tags: Deny, Pain  ✍ Author: Tim O\'Brien

My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter.

Tags: Joy, Life  ✍ Author: Carroll O\'Connor

Just making the crowd laugh is not really doing things for me anymore. That's just knowing how to kill; I've learned how to kill - but also learned when a crowd's laughter is meaningful.

Tags: Laugh, Learned  ✍ Author: Patrice O\'Neal

Laughter made you live better and longer.

Tags: Longer  ✍ Author: Jessica Pare

She knew what all smart women knew: Laughter made you live better and longer.

Tags: Smart, Women  ✍ Author: Jessica Pare

I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn't deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don't think it is theater.

Tags: Either, Move  ✍ Author: Estelle Parsons

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

Tags: Tears, Write  ✍ Author: Lily Rabe

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

Tags: Control, Hear  ✍ Author: Gilda Radner

He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.

Tags: Mad, Sense  ✍ Author: Rafael Sabatini

Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.

Tags: Except, Young  ✍ Author: Jonathan Sacks

To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.

Tags: Frightful, Jealousy  ✍ Author: Francoise Sagan

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

Tags: Enough, Power  ✍ Author: Francoise Sagan

You should celebrate the end of a love affair as they celebrate death in New Orleans, with songs, laughter, dancing and a lot of wine.

Tags: Death, Love  ✍ Author: Francoise Sagan

Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.

Tags: Defeat, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Carl Sandburg

Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.

Tags: Children, Revenge  ✍ Author: Bobby Sands

You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.

Tags: Marriage, Wife  ✍ Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

I learned very early that an audience would relax and look at things differently if they felt they could laugh with you from time to time. There's an energy that comes through the release of tension that is laughter.

Tags: Laugh, Time  ✍ Author: Twyla Tharp

Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.

Tags: Died, Snobbery  ✍ Author: Peter Ustinov

I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.

Tags: Music, Sound  ✍ Author: Peter Ustinov

I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get you're emotions going.

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Jim Valvano

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.

Tags: Friends, Music  ✍ Author: Judith Viorst

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.

Tags: Laugh, Less  ✍ Author: Kurt Vonnegut

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

Tags: Maturity, Said  ✍ Author: Kurt Vonnegut

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

Tags: Away, Heart  ✍ Author: Mort Walker

Seven days without laughter makes one weak.

Tags: Days, Makes  ✍ Author: Mort Walker

I have always liked shows that have laughter in them.

Tags: Liked, Shows  ✍ Author: David Walliams

The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

Tags: Beauty, Heart  ✍ Author: Virginia Woolf

My grandmother, grandfather, my mom - we've always been driven by laughter. It's what held us together. Thanksgivings, any kind of family get-together, we usually end up in tears.

Tags: Family, Mom  ✍ Author: Yelawolf

The house of laughter makes a house of woe.

Tags: House, Makes  ✍ Author: Edward Young

The British have turned their sense of humour into a national virtue. It is odd, because through much of history, humour has been considered cheap, and laughter something for the lower orders. But British aristocrats didn't care a damn about what people thought of them, so they made humour acceptable.

Tags: Care, History  ✍ Author: Theodore Zeldin

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

Tags: Hopeless, Life  ✍ Author: Gordon W. Allport

I think that some laughter comes from escaped horror, doesn't it?

Tags: Escaped, Horror  ✍ Author: Edward St Aubyn

What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release and relief provided by laughter.

Tags: Needed, Real  ✍ Author: Joseph Barbera

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.

Tags: God, Grace  ✍ Author: Karl Barth

Indulging in unrestrained and immoderate laughter is a sign of intemperance, of a want of control over one's emotions, and of failure to repress the soul's frivolity by a stern use of reason.

Tags: Control, Failure  ✍ Author: Count Basie

What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.

Tags: Childhood, Sex  ✍ Author: Martha Beck

Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter.

 ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

Nobody ever died of laughter.

Tags: Died, Nobody  ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

From quiet homes and first beginning, out to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

Tags: Love, Winning  ✍ Author: Hilaire Belloc

Our laughter is always the laughter of a group.

Tags: Group  ✍ Author: Henri Bergson

It seems that laughter needs an echo.

Tags: Needs, Seems  ✍ Author: Henri Bergson

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

Tags: Fault, Vanity  ✍ Author: Henri Bergson

In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.

Tags: Correct, Intention  ✍ Author: Henri Bergson

Laughter is an instant vacation.

Tags: Instant, Vacation  ✍ Author: Milton Berle

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