Thursday, 23 March 2017

About Laughter

Laughter is what makes a home warm, and what makes a work place human. - Catherine Pulsifer

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. - Sean O'Casey

Laughter rises out of tragedy when you need it the most, and rewards you for your courage. - Erma Bombeck

Laughter would appear to be a physical reflex, although even if it is, this still leaves unanswered the question of why the human response to humour is a convulsive spasm of the respiratory mechanism rather than a crossing of the eyes or a waving of the arms. - Steve Allen

Life is worth living as long as there's a laugh in it. - Lucy Maud Montgomery

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt

No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defences are down. It's very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open. - George Carlin

Nothing is more silly than silly laughter. - Catullus

Social laughter is momentary, soon burns itself out and passes away like the fire and smokes of straw, but genius shakes the very skies with its lasting, inextinguishable laughter. - Boris Sidis

Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. - Pablo Neruda

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

The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself. - Friedrich Schiller

The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms – hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal. - James Thurber

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