Laughter Quotes

The fourth; he broke into a roar; The fifth; his waistband split; The sixth; he burst five buttons off, And tumbled in a fit.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Ten days and nights, with sleepless eye, I watched that wretched man, And since, I never dare to write As funny as I can.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
He took the paper, and I watched, And saw him peep within; At the first line he read, his face Was all upon the grin.

By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
[I am] firmly persuaded that every time a man smiles,—but much more so, when he laughs, that it adds something to this Fragment of life.

By Laurence Sterne
A good laugh is sunshine in the house.

By William Makepeace Thackeray
Every new time will give its law.

By Maxim Gorky
Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.

By Lord Chesterfield
Humanity has unquestionably one really effective weapon

By Mark Twain
I always knew I would look back at the times I'd cried and laugh, but I never knew that I'd look back at the times I'd laughed and cry.

By Shaun Prowdzik
I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.

By Pierre De Beaumarchais
I quickly laugh at everything for fear of having to cry.

By Pierre De Beaumarchais
It is easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.

By Source Unknown
Laughing is not always the proof of a mind at ease.

By Proverb
Laughter is a highly addictive positive contagious: if somebody starts, it's very difficult to stop.

By Robert Holden
Laughter is higher than all pain.

By Elbert Hubbard
Laughter is the best way to make somebody's heart beat.

By Robert Holden
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.

By Mark Twain
Laughter is the most healthful exertion.

By Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland
Laughter on American television has taken the place of the chorus in Greek tragedy. In other countries, the business of laughing is left to the viewers. Here, their laughter is put on the screen, integrated into the show. It is the screen that is laughing and having a good time. You are simply left alone with your consternation.

By Jean Baudrillard
Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent relieves we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

By Malcolm De Chazal
Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share.But whatever happens to you, you still have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analyses, you have got not to forget to laugh.

By Katharine Hepburn
Loud laughter is the mirth of the mob, who are only pleased with silly things; for true Wit or good Sense never excited a laugh since the creation of the world. A man of parts and fashion is therefore often seen to smile, but never heard to laugh.

By Lord Chesterfield
Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety--all this rust of life--ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth.

By Henry Ward Beecher
No one is more profoundly sad as one who laughs too much.

By Jean Paul
Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance.

By Lord Chesterfield
Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs: He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.

By Friedrich Nietzsche
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.

By Oliver Goldsmith
The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

By Malcolm De Chazal
The human race has but one really affective weapon, and that is laughter.

By Mark Twain
The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms

By James Thurber
The loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.

By Oliver Goldsmith
The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.

By Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort
The person who cannot laugh is not only ready for treason, and deceptions, their whole life is already a treason and deception.

By Thomas Carlyle
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.

By Alice Meynell
The shortest distance between two people is laughter.

By Source Unknown
There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.

By William Osler
There is a form that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter-loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and is totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the artless heart of child or man, without egoism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.

By William Osler
There is a kind of laughter that sickens the soul. Laughter when it is out of control: when it screams and stamps its feet, and sets the bells jangling in the next town. Laughter in all its ignorance and cruelty. Laughter with the seed of Satan in it. It tramples upon shrines; the belly-roarer. It roars, it yells, it is delirious: and yet it is as cold as ice. It has no humor. It is naked noise and naked malice.

By Mervyn Peake
Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.

By Japanese Proverb
You can judge a man by what he laughs at.

By Source Unknown
You enjoy it more if you can laugh at it.

By Source Unknown
You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.

By Ethel Barrymore
We sometimes laugh from ear to ear, but it would be impossible for a smile to be wider than the distance between our eyes.

By Chazal
When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.

By Author Unknown
The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed.

By Sebastian R. N. Chamfort
Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.

By Anonymous
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.

By Linda Ellerbee
I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.

By Wilson Mizner
Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.

By Johann Kaspar
If someone can make you laugh, they can make you cry

By Kazi Shams
Laugh alone and the world thinks you're an idiot.

By American Proverb
Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.

By Anonymous
Laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly.

By Thomas Hobbes
Laughter is the cipher key wherewith we decipher the whole man

By Thomas Carlyle
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.

By Karl Barth
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

By Victor Hugo
Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died

By Peter Ustinov
The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

By Anonymous
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.

By Joseph Addison
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.

By Anon.
One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.

By H. L. Mencken
Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.

By Anonymous
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.

By Anonymous
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.''

By Anonymous
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.

By Thomas Carlyle
It's just a wacko laughing on a loop track,

By Michael Weiss
If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.

By Edward W. Howe
If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.

By Fyodor Dostoevski
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.

By Joseph Addison
I did a scene and he started laughing and said he'd seen everything he needed to see.

By Peter Tolan
He just laughed at me.

By Keira Knightley
He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.

By Friedrich Nietzsche
And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often-times filled with your tears.

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

By Anonymous
When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky

By Anonymous
We're just asking people to kind of look at how they're getting their comedy a little bit differently. Since it's not joke-driven in a traditional sense, the jokes are coming out of how we ratchet up the size of the elephant in the room. If you're invested in the characters and you're onboard with them on an emotional level, that laugh will come out of a relatable place.

By Fred Goss
To promote laughter without joining in it greatly heightens the effect.

By Honore de
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.

By Golda Meir
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed

By Chamfort
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.

By Mark Twain
A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.

By Puzant Kevork Thomajan
A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.

By Raymond Hitchcock
I haven't had that body since 1993 B.C. (Before Children)

By shani
The power of laughter can be a medicine that can heal the mind, body and the soul.

By senCTVT
Laugh for the pleasure of the people: it gives you more life than anything else but don't laugh out for the hurting to anyone, it is the death of your good behaviour.

By abu
I have a crazy horse laugh that is only recognized by my family, especially my sister who has the same identical bray.

By SophieMaMa