Quotes and Sayings about Laughter



"One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Care, Laughter, Pleasure)

"It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after."
- George Ade
(Related: Time, Dawn, Laughter, Mirth)

"He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Laughter, Proof)

"I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Laughter)

"So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter."
- Gordon W. Allport
(Related: Life, Laughter)

"The fact is that as soon as they reach Baghdad gates, we will besiege them and slaughter them. Until now they have refused to do battle with us. They are just going places. One can describe them as a boa: when it feels threatened, it runs to somewhere else."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Battle, Fact, Now, Will)

"Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: God, People, Americans, Will, Yesterday)

"Yesterday, we slaughtered them and we will continue to slaughter them."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Will, Yesterday)

"Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter."
- Anacreon
(Related: Love, Money, War, Brothers, Parents)

"I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Character, Want)

"I will withdraw to my fortress, and after the slaughter, I will restore order."
- Ion Antonescu
(Related: Order, Will)

"This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Home, Men, Wife, Heart, Absence)

"In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Time, Books, Chivalry, End, Fathers, Man, Nothing, Reading)

"Let's not pretend that abortion isn't about the mass slaughter of innocents."
- Michael Aston
(Related: Abortion)

"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."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

"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."
- Lucille Ball
(Related: Laughter, Value)

"What the real world of 1941 needed most was the release and relief provided by laughter."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Laughter, World)

"Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Grace, Laughter)

"The city and province were given up to anarchy; the coloured people, elated with victory, proclaimed the slaughter of all whites, except the English, French, and American residents."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: People, Victory, American, Anarchy, English)

"What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Sex, Adolescence, Childhood, Laughter)

"Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Day, Laughter, Night, Smile, Twilight)

"Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"Nobody ever died of laughter."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Laughter)

"Incongruity is the mainspring of laughter."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Laughter)

"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."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Love, Winning, Beginning, First, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Quiet, Worth)

"The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Cure, Fault, Laughter, Vanity)

"Our laughter is always the laughter of a group."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Laughter)

"It seems that laughter needs an echo."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Echo, Laughter, Needs)

"In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Intention, Laughter)

"Laughter is an instant vacation."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Laughter, Vacation)

"Now if the harvest is over, And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter, As I lose hold."
- John Betjeman
(Related: Harvest, Laughter, Now, World)

"It depends on the situation. I mean, on one hand there's the argument that people should be left alone on the other hand, there's the argument to wade in a stop slaughters in places like Bosnia and Kosovo and what we probably should have done in Rwanda."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: People, Argument)

"Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Feeling, Laughter)

"There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Humor, Comedy, Hurt, Laughter, Pain, Tragedy)

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
- Victor Borge
(Related: People, Laughter)

"If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward."
- Victor Borge
(Related: Laughter, Reward)

"There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."
- James Boswell
(Related: Love, Winning, Friends, Laughter, Nothing, Worth)

"The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't."
- Lenny Bruce
(Related: Art, Comedy, Laughter, Man)

"Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce."
- George Byron
(Related: Laughter, Man, Nothing)

"Let there be more joy and laughter in your living."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Joy, Laughter, Living)

"Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Life, Gratitude, Joy, Laughter)

"True humor springs not more from the head than from the heart. It is not contempt; its essence is love. It issues not in laughter, but in still smiles, which lie far deeper."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Humor, Love, Lie, Heart, Contempt, Laughter, Smiles)

"Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Being, Laughter, Reason)

"There is little success where there is little laughter."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Success, Laughter)

"While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)

"Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list."
- Jasper Carrott
(Related: Laughter, Medicine, Pretty)

"The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Laughter, Spirit)

"A person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Laughter, Spirit)

"Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward."
- Carol Channing
(Related: Applause, Duty, Laughter, Reward)

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Day, Laughter)

"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Laughter, Pain)

"Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Laughter, Smile)

"In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Laughter, Mind, Nothing)

"Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Folly, Laughter, Manners)

"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter."
- Winston Churchill
"Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God."
- Sean Connery
(Related: God, Faith, Fear, Devil, Laughter)

"The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Laughter)

"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
(Related: Life, Humor, Laughter)

"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Humor, Laughter, Poverty)

"Laughter is inner jogging."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Laughter)

"Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Laughter)

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Laughter)

"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."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Funny, People, Feeling, Insecurity, Laughter, Now)

"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."
- Larry David
(Related: People, Energy, Laughter)

"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?"
- John Davidson
(Related: People, Inspiration, Laughter, Song, Tears)

"Laughter drives shouting away."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Laughter)

"Laughter is America's most important export."
- Walt Disney
(Related: America, Laughter)

"Laughter can bring a new perspective."
- Christopher Durang
(Related: Laughter, Perspective)

"Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Men, Genius, Laughter)

"Comedy is defiance. It's a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it's the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale."
- Will Durst
(Related: Fear, Hope, Anxiety, Comedy, Contempt, Defiance, Laughter)

"It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Anger, Power, Time, Laughter)

"Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Society, Laughter, Speech)

"From day one, I got addicted to being on stage and getting the applause and laughter."
- Zac Efron
(Related: Applause, Being, Day, Laughter)

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Truth, Knowledge, Gods, Laughter)

"In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause."
- George Eliot
(Related: Wisdom, Applause, Folly, Laughter)

"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."
- Linda Ellerbee
(Related: Courage, Laughter, May, Sun)

"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."
- Linda Ellerbee
(Related: Time, Darkness, Day, Laughter, Reality, Sound, Will, World)

"I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and you laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes
(Related: Work, Hope, Blood, Laughter, Tears, Water, Will)

"Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds."
- Henri La Fontaine
(Related: Sheep, Will)

"I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television - the ability to heal through laughter."
- Soleil Moon Frye
(Related: Ability, Gifts, Laughter, Television)

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

"More than 65,000 horses were slaughtered in the United States in 2004, a 50 percent increase since 2002."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Horses, states, United)

"Old hippies don't die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again."
- Joseph Gallivan
(Related: Time, Lie, Hippies, Laughter, Old)

"I don't think that Slaughterhouse-Five was successful movie material. In fact, Vonnegut's books mostly I don't feel are movie material."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Successful, Books, Fact)

"I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Drama, Laughter, Tears)

"Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children."
- John Gibbon
(Related: Women, Children, Forget, Grief, Horror, Wail, Will)

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Heart, Dew, Laughter, Sharing, Sweetness)

"Really, sex and laughter do go very well together, and I wondered - and I still do - which is more important."
- Hermione Gingold
(Related: Sex, Laughter)

"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Laughter)

"Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins."
- Edmond de Goncourt
(Related: Laughter, Mind, Sound)

"This happens to be that the power of laughter and love would beat out the power of fear every time. You know, I hate to sound corny about it but it's true, and I think that's what this movie is about."
- John Goodman
(Related: Love, Power, Time, Fear, Hate, Laughter, Sound)

"Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Life, Laughter, Pressure)

"I was disappointed, not because we had lost the war but because our people had allowed it to go on for so many years, instead of heeding the few voices of protest against all that mass insanity and slaughter."
- George Grosz
(Related: War, People, Insanity, Protest, Years)

"Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote."
- George Gurdjieff
(Related: Negative, Energy, Laughter, Poison)

"Though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of laughter."
- Mel Gussow
(Related: Laughter)

"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."
- Helen Hayes
(Related: Love, Books, Laughter, Parents)

"We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Laughter, Zeal)

"I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: Love, Truth, Laughter, Spirit)

"I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Chance, Play, Rest, Theater, Want, Woman)

"Sudden glory is the passion which maketh those grimaces called laughter."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Glory, Laughter, Passion)

"Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Glory, Laughter, Nothing)

"I think I would say 'The King's Speech' is surprisingly funny, in fact the audiences in London, Toronto, LA, New York commented there's more laughter in this film than in most comedies, while it is also a moving tear-jerker with an uplifting ending."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Funny, Audiences, Ending, Fact, Film, Laughter, London, Speech)

"At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."
- Jean Houston
(Related: Kaleidoscope, Laughter, Possibilities, Universe)

"Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Joy, Laughter, Smile, Tears)

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Laughter, Sun, Winter)

"So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Brother, Courage, Laughter, states, United)

"Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Importance, Laughter, Misery, Pain, Pleasure)

"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."
- John Irving
(Related: Sympathy, People, Fact, Laughter, Nothing)

"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."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Humor, Companionship, Jokes, Laughter, Meeting, Oil, Wine)

"I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Life, Love, Friendship, Jokes, Laughter)

"The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Politics, Party, Present, Will)

"Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Art, Comedy, Laughter)

"Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Film, Joy, Laughter, Word)

"You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants."
- Stephen King
(Related: Favorite, Laughter)

"It is still not clear from this study how laughter can directly help the heart but other studies have shown that laughter is beneficial for every system in the body."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Heart, Body, Help, Laughter, Study)

"Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Help, Laughter, Tension)

"Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Life, Humor, Key, Laughter, Loss)

"Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland, has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Heart, Effect, Laughter, May, Now, Study, University)

"Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Humor, Goal, Audiences, Events, Feeling, Help, Laughter, Pain)

"Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end."
- Kris Kristofferson
(Related: Love, Work, Truth, Heart, End, Laughter, Passion)

"The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Happiness, Temple, Laughter, Sound)

"The elephants were being slaughtered in masses. Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels."
- Richard Leakey
(Related: Being)

"Workers, comrades, and you, women of the people, let not this festival of May, the second during the war, pass without protest against the Imperialist Slaughter."
- Karl Liebknecht
(Related: Women, War, People, May, Protest, Workers)

"Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life."
- Joan Lunden
(Related: Forgiveness, Life, Anger, Hurt, Laughter, Resentment)

"I feel now it's useless to keep hoping. The way things are today, we live in a world that needs laughter, and I've decided if I can make people laugh, I'm making a more important contribution."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: People, Laughter, Needs, Now, Today, World)

"War in men's eyes shall be A monster of iniquity In the good time coming. Nations shall not quarrel then, To prove which is the stronger; Nor slaughter men for glory's sake; - Wait a little longer."
- Charles Mackay
(Related: Men, Time, War, Eyes, Glory, Nations, Quarrel)

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Laughter, Reading)

"Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Marriage, Music, HusbContent, Friends, Laughter, Unhappiness)

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls the whole world would be vegetarian."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: World)

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
- Paul McCartney
"When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves - and maybe a smile."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Emotions, Laughter, Sense, Smile, Tears, Want)

"You know, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have supported individuals and regimes that have slaughtered millions across the globe. And they need to be held accountable for that."
- Aaron McGruder
(Related: Republican)

"The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Humor, Act, Laughter, Sense)

"The fact is that more people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, THAT my friends, is true perversion."
- Harvey Milk
(Related: Religion, People, Fact, Friends, Name, Reason)

"More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion."
- Harvey Milk
(Related: Religion, People, Friends, Name, Reason)

"One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one."
- Henry Miller
(Related: People, Idea)

"As Brian Urquhart has said quite correctly, I don't think that individual countries in the international community can stand aside and let all of these slaughters continue without doing anything."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Community, Countries)

"Our shows are packed with laughter and light-hearted songs to lift the listener from their everyday life. We encourage the audience to participate in any way."
- Jason Mraz
(Related: Life, Laughter, Light, Songs)

"It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Life, English, Jokes, Laughter, Occupation, Old, Trying)

"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on."
- Bob Newhart
(Related: Laughter)

"Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Laughter, Man)

"If the laughter of the audience was malicious we wouldn't show it."
- Denis Norden
(Related: Laughter)

"Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Laughter)

"My professional life in Hollywood has been filled with joy and laughter."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Life, Hollywood, Joy, Laughter)

"The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter."
- Wilfred Owen
(Related: War, News, Service)

"She knew what all smart women knew: Laughter made you live better and longer."
- Gail Parent
(Related: Women, Laughter)

"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."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: People, Laughter, Tears, Theater)

"I just love listening to the laughter."
- Simon Pegg
(Related: Love, Laughter, Listening)

"Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that."
- Mary Pickford
(Related: People, Exercise, Laughter, Theatre)

"Shared laughter is erotic too."
- Marge Piercy
(Related: Laughter)

"We are trying to communicate a fulfilled ideal. Does anybody remember laughter?"
- Robert Plant
(Related: Laughter, Trying)

"Does anyone remember laughter?"
- Robert Plant
(Related: Laughter)

"Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what's on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don't buy industrial meat."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Animals, Eating, Now)

"I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff. What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff. I've got a dry sense of humor."
- Katie Price
(Related: Humor, Hate, Laughter, Sense, Television)

"It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Laughter, Man, Property, Tears)

"You feel completely in control when you hear a wave of laughter coming back at you that you have caused."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Control, Laughter)

"War is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: War, Enemies)

"A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter."
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(Related: Men, War, Victory, Troops)

"Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Nature, Laughter)

"Because I actually find the next take after they've controlled it a little bit and repressed the laughter is actually a really interesting take, because that's still going on underneath the surface. That struggle to maintain composure becomes part of the joy of the scene."
- Jay Roach
(Related: Joy, Laughter, Struggle)

"When I was in kindergarten, I had one line in a little play. I said, I am Patrick Potato and this is my cousin, Mrs. Tomato, and I heard laughter. I wanted to be an actress from that moment on."
- Doris Roberts
(Related: Laughter, Play)

"He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad."
- Rafael Sabatini
(Related: Laughter, Sense, World)

"Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard."
- Margaret Sackville
(Related: Laughter, Tragedy)

"To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter."
- Francoise Sagan
(Related: Jealousy, Laughter, Nothing)

"One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter."
- Francoise Sagan
(Related: Power, Laughter)

"Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Wisdom, Defeat, Laughter)

"Our revenge will be the laughter of our children."
- Bobby Sands
(Related: Children, Laughter, Revenge, Will)

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight."
- Barbara Schapiro
(Related: Delight, Laughter)

"Muslim delegates concerned about rights in Palestine could have brought their enthusiasm closer to home by addressing the fate of black Christians being slaughtered and enslaved in the Sudan."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Home, Enthusiasm, Muslim, Being, Fate, Rights, Palestine)

"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Laughter, Mirth, Old)

"Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die."
- Karl Shapiro
(Related: Heart, Eyes, Grief, Laughter, Man, Tears, Wind)

"We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Thought, Laughter, Pain, Songs)

"The guy was infected with bird flu because he took a sick chicken, slaughtered it and and then ate it."
- Thaksin Shinawatra
"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
(Related: Life, Humor, Heart, Deep, Joy, Laughter, Pretty, Sense)

"Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Laughter, Sadness)

"I took a lot of time off after Mobsters and although I did something I had never done before, which was to direct a play, The Laughter Epidemic, it felt like a vacation."
- Christian Slater
(Related: Time, Laughter, Play, Vacation)

"To be a big league ball player, you have to love the game."
- Enos Slaughter
(Related: Love)

"From that day on, I ran from spot to spot."
- Enos Slaughter
(Related: Day)

"I asked no odds and I give none. A guy got in my way, I run over him."
- Enos Slaughter
"I learned early on to never walk while I was on the ball field. I ran everywhere I went."
- Enos Slaughter
"So I say keep yelling and hustling every minute you're in uniform."
- Enos Slaughter
"Half of all women who are sexually active, but do not want to get pregnant, need publicly funded services to help them access public health programs like Medicaid and Title X, the national family planning program."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Family, Health, Women, Help, Planning, Public, Want)

"For most women, including women who want to have children, contraception is not an option; it is a basic health care necessity."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Health, Women, Care, Children, Necessity, Want)

"Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Cards, College, Credit, Students)

"Contraceptives have a proven track record of enhancing the health of women and children, preventing unintended pregnancy, and reducing the need for abortion."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Health, Women, Abortion, Children, Pregnancy)

"Challenge America grants go to the towns and hamlets of this sprawling country, where big touring companies will rarely go, and major actors, actresses, writers and artists may never appear in person."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Actors, America, Artists, Challenge, Country, May, Will, Writers)

"Honesty, integrity, and accountability, the values, which should be the hallmark of this government, have instead been thrown under the bus by an arrogant majority, casualties in a misguided campaign to shield from accountability those who abuse this House."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Government, Honesty, Values, Abuse, Integrity, Majority)

"And whether it is equal pay, health care, Social Security, or family leave, this Congress has refused to address issues critical to hard-working American women."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Family, Health, Women, American, Care, Congress, Security)

"Women in the service put themselves in harms way to protect us and our Nation from threats at home and abroad. The least we can do is ensure they are protected when facing a horrible tragedy."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Home, Women, Nation, Service, Tragedy)

"While other industries have suffered, the nonprofit arts world continues to build in strength while it encourages the growth of innumerable small businesses on its periphery, thereby creating more jobs."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Growth, Strength, Jobs, World)

"As a microbiologist, I am particularly concerned with Mr. Bush's blatant disregard for science."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Science)

"Through persistent dedication, Susan B. Anthony, and other remarkable leaders, women were finally granted the right to vote in 1920."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Dedication, Leaders, Remarkable, Right, Vote)

"I am disturbed that the identification and clothing of our public officials is so easily reproduced."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Public)

"We have record high temperatures and record high energy prices across the country, and we've seen the dangerous effects caused by extreme temperatures in the past."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Country, Energy, Extreme, Past)

"We have a responsibility to promote stem cell research which could lead to treatments and cures for diseases affecting millions of Americans."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Americans, Research, Responsibility)

"We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school, are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Sports, Girls, School, Self)

"This House cannot function without an open, accountable, and independent ethics process; and the molestation of that process by the majority is an abuse of power that cannot stand."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Power, Abuse, Ethics, Majority, Open)

"The U.S. has the finest research scientists in the world, but we are falling far behind other countries, like South Korea and Singapore, that are moving forward with embryonic stem cell research."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Countries, Research, Scientists, World)

"The Defense Department must do a better job of providing the best possible care for service women who are victims of sexual assault."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Care, Defense, Job, Service, Victims)

"That we have children coming into this world already polluted, at the same time we don't know what the effects of that pollution will be on their mental and physical development, is both bad policy and immorally wrong."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Time, Policy, Development, Children, Pollution, Will, World, Wrong)

"If they are opposed to abortion, they should be for preventing unintended pregnancies."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Abortion)

"Surely the Department of Defense can and needs to do a better job of training new and existing first responders to respond to sexual assaults occurring in the military."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Defense, First, Job, Military, Needs, Training)

"Rove and his attorneys can parse the words all they want, but it is now clear that while Rove may not have given a reporter Plame's name, he clearly identified her by telling the reporter that Joseph Wilson's wife was a CIA agent."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Wife, May, Name, Now, Want, Words)

"Our girls have learned that sweat is sexy, brawn is beautiful and a little dirt never hurt anyone."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Girls, Hurt)

"Many poor and low-income women cannot afford to purchase contraceptive services and supplies on their own."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Poor)

"Let's clean up our environment. Let's clean up our bodies, but most importantly, let's not permit our babies of the future to be polluted before they are even born."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Babies, Environment, Future)

"In these difficult financial times for so many of our districts, as our local leaders strive to balance their budgets by cutting services, we would be irresponsible not to invest in the arts."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Financial, Balance, Budgets, Leaders)

"Susan B. Anthony formed the Equal Rights Association, refuted ideas that women were inferior to men, and fought for a woman's right to vote."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Women, Ideas, Rights, Vote, Woman)

"If ever we had proof that our nation's pollution laws aren't working, it's reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb."
- Louise Slaughter
(Related: Babies, Laws, Nation, Pollution, Proof, Reading)

"When the needs of one person are being met by the other, there is laughter."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Being, Laughter, Needs)

"If love is the treasure, laughter is the key."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Love, Key, Laughter, Treasure)

"I believe there is a direct correlation between love and laughter."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Love, Laughter)

"I believe that love and laughter can only happen when one person takes the time to think about what would cause the other person to feel good."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Love, Time, Cause, Laughter)

"Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: Connection, Language, Laughter)

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: People, Laughter)

"I believe that laughter is a language of God and that we can all live happily ever laughter."
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Related: God, Language, Laughter)

"When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh."
- Todd Solondz
(Related: Truth, People, Existence, Hypocrisy, Laughter, Question, Trying, Want)

"But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies."
- Sophocles
(Related: Children, Enemies, Laughter)

"We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter."
- Ringo Starr
(Related: Music, Love, Laughter, Sense, Will)

"I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Laughter, Tears)

"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."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Marriage, Wife, People, Eyes, Laughter, Tears)

"There were mornings in the make-up trailer where I'd have fits of laughter because of the extraordinary daily events of the shoot. Sometimes, it was all too much to believe. But the wildest things happened."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Events, Laughter)

"The weeping of an heir is laughter in disguise."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Disguise, Heir, Laughter, Weeping)

"To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace."
- Tacitus
(Related: Peace, Wilderness)

"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."
- Twyla Tharp
(Related: Time, Energy, Laughter, Relax, Tension)

"The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal."
- James Thurber
(Related: Laughter, Man, Tears)

"Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything."
- James Thurber
(Related: Laughter)

"The appreciative smile, the chuckle, the soundless mirth, so important to the success of comedy, cannot be understood unless one sits among the audience and feels the warmth created by the quality of laughter that the audience takes home with it."
- James Thurber
(Related: Home, Success, Quality, Comedy, Laughter, Mirth, Smile)

"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Laughter, Nothing)

"The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Laughter, Race)

"How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?"
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Men, Victory, Delight, Man)

"Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Laughter, Snobbery)

"I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world."
- Peter Ustinov
(Related: Music, Laughter, Sound, World)

"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."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Life, Thought, Day, Emotions, Laughter, Moments)

"The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry."
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Poetry, Work, Love, People, Dancing, Drinking, Singing, Weapons)

"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."
- Judith Viorst
(Related: Music, Growth, Friends, Laughter, Personal growth, Pleasure, Sound, Taste, Wine)

"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
(Related: Exhaustion, Frustration, Laughter, Tears)

"Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Disappointment, Laughter, Maturity)

"Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart."
- Mort Walker
(Related: Heart, Laughter)

"Seven days without laughter makes one weak."
- Mort Walker
(Related: Laughter)

"I have always liked shows that have laughter in them."
- David Walliams
(Related: Laughter)

"It's a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other. It's just one slaughter after the other. We talk about it, but no one's really listening."
- Fred Ward
(Related: History, Men, Listening, Talk, Trying, World)

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
- George Washington
(Related: Dumb, Freedom, May, Sheep, Speech)

"Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Country, Effort, Years)

"For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members' enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful."
- Randy West
(Related: Applause, Enjoyment, Feeling, Hearing, Laughter)

"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Friendship, Beginning, Ending, Laughter)

"Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Laughter, Smiles, Tears, Will)

"All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other."
- August Wilson
(Related: Love, Laughter, Needs, World)

"The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder."
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Beauty, Heart, Laughter, World)

"It is important that gang members are aware that if they engage in aggravated assault, maiming, kidnapping, or manslaughter that they will receiving a minimum sentence of 30 years."
- Albert Wynn
(Related: Will, Years)

"The house of laughter makes a house of woe."
- Edward Young
(Related: Laughter)

"I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly."
- Roger Zelazny
(Related: Relatives)

"Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper."
- Daphne Zuniga
(Related: Being)