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I think in my case, I had no choice but to have a good sense of humor. I grew up with my dad, Danny Thomas, and George Burns and Bob Hope and Milton Berle and Sid Caesar and all those guys were at our house all the time and telling jokes and making each other laugh.
The primate laugh is given in playful contexts, and as such has a strong similarity to the human laugh.
Frans de Waal
A joke is a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now. If I don't get a laugh at the end, I'm a failure.'
I really, really like 'Eastbound & Down.' It's one of the few things that makes me laugh. It's almost too funny to get an award.
There are lines that I know are going to get a belly laugh, but after a few shows I get sick of hearing myself say them so I drop them.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
I like a twisted sense of humour. On 'A History of Violence,' David Cronenberg and I would be doing the grimmest scenes and laugh a lot.
Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.
Logan Pearsall Smith
I guess now that I think back, I used to play priest and be a funny priest. I don't know, I grew up in such a Catholic family that I kind of liked to test the boundaries a little bit and I think I had fun watching my mom laugh.
People used to laugh that academics would study Disney movies. There's nothing more important for academics to study, because they shape the minds of our children possibly more than any single thing.
When I was young, I learned very early on that I could make my mother laugh. And that was one of the greatest sounds I ever heard.
I love that I can tell the truth and have people laugh at it.
I loved teaching and I did a lot of work as a teacher's assistant in college, and my favorite experience was basically getting a laugh from a bunch of people because they had just understood something.
I have an aversion to laugh tracks - the moment I hear a laugh track, I go to another channel.
A laugh, if purchased at the expense of propriety, costs too much.
Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
A laugh costs too much when bought at the expense of virtue.
I don't think any other emotion is the equivalent of laughter. So I do whatever I can to laugh all the time and to hide my pain.
I can honestly say, after talking about my mom passing away, I got the biggest weight off of my chest. Comedy is my therapy. That's how I deal with my problems, my personal battles. I talk about it. I give it to my fans. When they laugh at it, it's a release, for lack of a better word.
I'm a comic, and I'm supposed to outrage and make people laugh, Part of makin' people laugh is to shake up their thinkin'. That's what I came here to do.
I was homeless for a little bit. I was on people's couches, but it was an amazing journey. I got to make people laugh all the way.
I would make people who bullied me laugh, so that's my defense mechanism.
It's good to laugh!
Believe it or not, I make myself laugh. Sometimes when I have thoughts or say some things that are funny, it just makes me laugh, and I don't mind laughing at it before you guys do.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
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