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I learned to fall down early in life - I was, like, six - because I realized it was a way to make girls laugh.
We think of the noble object for which the professor appears tonight, we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one who will laugh at the professor.
I think I'm in the same mood as ever, but in some ways more mature. I guess you could say that, at 65, when you've seen the world shape up as I have, there are only two things you can do: laugh or kill yourself.
John le Carre
Why I was so intrigued with Red Skelton was because he was able to make you cry and laugh and the same time. That was power.
I watch Jon Stewart because I need to laugh. Otherwise, life gets too serious. Besides that, I don't watch any news.
Ultimately, jokes are this really special thing that we can all share. It's exciting to have basically a thousand people in a room together that can laugh at the same time, but I think of it almost as, like, a religious experience.
The ability for us to laugh at ourselves is Britain's saving grace.
If they weren't laughing with me, okay; if they want to laugh at me it's better than nothing.
What I like doing most is making children laugh.
Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh. He's got 30 years on stage... there's no telling him what's funny.
The joy of the roasts is to watch people get hurt and offended, and then have to laugh to pretend they're a good sport.
If you play comedic scenes like they're really serious, then it's so much more funny than if you're going for a laugh.
Well, look at all of these summer blockbusters. You can't help but laugh a little, because you've already seen a lot of these movies 482 times.
I realize how desperate it sounds for me, as a comedian, to ask you to laugh at my jokes.
How many straight men maintain inappropriately intimate relationships with their mothers? How many shop with them? I want a gay son. People laugh, but they assume I'm kidding. I'm not.
What they say about TV shows is true. You're really a family. You laugh, you fight, you get close, you know? Movies are shorter. They're over quicker. You don't form the same bonds.
If I had to put a name to it, I would wish that all my books were entertainments. I think the first thing you've got to do is grab the reader by the ear, and make him sit down and listen. Make him laugh, make him feel. We all want to be entertained at a very high level.
John le Carre
I like working. I wish I could say I made a deliberate choice to comedy, but it's just what came my way. It's what the studios wanted to make. Some of my friends were doing it, like Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and they offered me 'Talladega Nights.' It's just nice work if you can get it. It's a joyful day at work, making your friends laugh.
John C. Reilly
When I was a child, I wanted to watch things that made me laugh. It's attacking boredom, as simple as that. I was 19 when I first went to a comedy club - I wanted to do it, so I gave it a try and that was it. I found my office.
In Buddhism, they say attachment to anything only leads to suffering. So when we laugh, it's our way of saying, 'I'm unattached to that.' You're tickled by it, it makes your lobes do something on their own. So humor is very important to me. I always take that to the stage first.
I have this weird obsession with kids and old people falling. Like, funny falls. It is awful, but it's the thing that makes me laugh the most.
When I was, like, 15, I realized there could be a career in making people laugh - like, you could get paid to do it. That was insane to me.
In my years of acting, the one thing I was never able to do convincingly was to laugh on camera. Fake-laugh.
We want to be funny. We want to make people laugh... We'll do whatever it takes.
A woman would pitch a joke. Nothing. Then a guy would pitch it and everybody would laugh.
A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
Irvin S. Cobb
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Calmness is the cradle of power.
Josiah Gilbert Holland
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