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The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
When people express what is most important to them, it often comes out in cliches. That doesn't make them laughable; it's something tender about them. As though in struggling to reach what's most personal about them they could only come up with what's most public.
The director of 'Independence Day,' 'Godzilla' and 'The Patriot' has certain attributes, all of which are given full vent in 'The Day After Tomorrow.' He's crude, stupid, slick, cornball, predictable, laughable, relentless, trivial and, the sum of all these, ridiculous. He's never made a movie you could believe and he still hasn't.
And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable - they should be taken absolutely seriously.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
My movie career - if such a thing even exists - is laughable.
The truth is that we all have lives that are complicated. We all get hurt by people we love sometimes. It's laughable to believe that anyone is immune. The important thing is how you behave.
No one is laughable who laughs at himself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That Newt Gingrich or any mainstream Republican has the nerve to look down from what they perceive as their moral mountaintop at anyone is laughable.
The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals.
Politics is much too serious to be taken too seriously; equally, there are many aspects of it so laughable as to be lamentable.
I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe.
Mary Boykin Chesnut
Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that's possible, but that's certainly not my intention.
I've had a very laughable career and what has seen me through is my sense of humor.
One of my most laughable moments was when we visited the monkeys in Ubud - they really seemed to like me and at one point, I had three males on my head and shoulders.
When I started out in the eighties, the idea of creating serious comics for adults was pretty laughable to most folks, and for the longest time it was hard to even explain what alternative comics or graphic novels were. Nobody seemed to understand or care. Not so, any longer.
I had a wonderful time playing Dr. Kaufman in Tomorrow Never Dies. It was a real Bond villain, over the top, almost laughable but dangerous.
The idea that somehow you're going to tax the 'rich' enough to pay for quality health care for every American who doesn't have it, can't afford it or stands to lose it, not to mention for all of the undocumented aliens who receive it for free now and presumably will continue to in Obama health land, is almost laughable.
I detest computers. If you had a device like that 30 years ago that froze up constantly, misbehaved constantly, lost your information and screwed up when you needed it the most, it would have been laughable.
What's really interesting about that is that a lot of these words that were incendiary in their time now seem almost harmless and laughable, because they have this archaic quality.
The idea that if you are very clever you shouldn't be an actor would be laughable in Russia.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
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