Quotes About Laughter

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Audrey Hepburn
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
Audrey Hepburn

Charles Bukowski
“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
Charles Bukowski, Factotum

Veronica Roth
“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

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

George Bernard Shaw
“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.”
George Bernard Shaw

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

Seán O'Casey
“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.”
Seán O'Casey

Rafael Sabatini
“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

Herman Melville
“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Markus Zusak
“If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter. ”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

J.D. Salinger
“And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or something, I'd probably lean over and tell myself to please shut up.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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

Jane Austen
“I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

William Shakespeare
“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Stephen Fry
“It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.”
Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot

Nikolai Gogol
“I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.”
Nikolai Gogol

L.M. Montgomery
“Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Mandy Hale
“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Mark Twain
“The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.”
Mark Twain

George R.R. Martin
“Laughter is poison to fear.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Dorothy Parker
Inventory:

"Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.”
Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

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

Jim Butcher
“Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”
Jim Butcher, Changes

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Cassandra Clare
“You had to know a person well to make them laugh like that.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

W.H. Auden
“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.”
W.H. Auden

Carl Sagan
“But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”
Carl Sagan, Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

George Gordon Byron
“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”
George Gordon Byron

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