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Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
Sometimes the very best way to deal with unpleasant things is to depict them in ways that allow people to laugh at them and destroy the power of unsayable things, rather than refusing to acknowledge them.
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.
Allopathic doctors used to laugh condescendingly at those who posited that psychological, emotional and spiritual factors were important contributors to the sickness as well as healing of the body.
I remember the first time I heard a teenager say 'LOL.' Just what? But it means 'laugh.' Why don't you just laugh? What are you doing?
J. K. Rowling
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
Jean de la Bruyere
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
No matter what, I always make it home for Christmas. I love to go to my Tennessee Mountain Home and invite all of my nieces and nephews and their spouses and kids and do what we all like to do - eat, laugh, trade presents and just enjoy each other... and sometimes I even dress up like Santa Claus!
I realized that comedians of the day were operating on jokes and punch lines. The moment you say the punch line, the audience either laughs sincerely or they laugh automatically or they don't laugh. The thing that bothered me was that automatic laugh. I said, that's not real laughter.
Comedy is much more difficult than tragedy-and a much better training, I think. It's much easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
If you can't laugh at yourself, then how can you laugh at anybody else? I think people see the human side of you when you do that.
To a guy like me, a laugh is full of information.
I was raised with 'Laurel and Hardy' and 'I Love Lucy' and Jerry Lewis, and I just loved it. And I had a friend in high school and we would just laugh all day and put on skits. You know, it's the Andy Kaufman thing or the Marty Short thing where you're performing in your bedroom for yourself.
The best book, like the best speech, will do it all - make us laugh, think, cry and cheer - preferably in that order.
A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
I thought my life would seem more interesting with a musical score and a laugh track.
I found out that if you made people laugh, they like you. Most people got to like me because I made them laugh. When they didn't, I hit them.
A lot of times, you could play me just the laughs from my set, and I could tell you, from the laugh, what the joke was. Because they match.
Show me a person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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