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Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest - then we can all die laughing.
We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.
The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
H. L. Mencken
One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?
As comedians, we are all laughing because life is so horrible. Life is so difficult, and I cope with it by making jokes about absolutely everything.
I have big friends who won't go swimming because they're too embarrassed about it. I feel that's such a shame, because actually people should be encouraging fat people who are exercising to do it, not pointing and laughing.
Happiness is no laughing matter.
It's so clear cut with a comedian - you have that reflex action, whereby you laugh or you don't. And so you either love us or you simply cannot see why people are laughing.
Young love is wild and outrageous, laughing at moderation and blinding us to common sense.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Being on a comedy tour is like traveling with family, everyone is all having a great time... then all of a sudden it turns sour. One thing gets said out of turn, and everyone is on everyone's last nerve. After an hour of silence, we all start laughing about it.
I'm a bit of a worrier, to an extreme. I'll crack a joke, then worry if I've offended someone - even when they're laughing. I have a guilt complex, always worrying.
The real reason your pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing at you.
My father used to call me the laughing hyena.
One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
I spent many years laughing at Harry Secombe's singing until somebody told me that it wasn't a joke.
There are so many people that have come up to me during our shows and tell me: 'The hour that we are watching your show is the hour that my kids are happiest and are smiling, they are laughing,' and that is what I long to do.
Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
Nothing's funnier to me than laughing at myself.
We want to get people laughing; we don't want to offend anybody.
If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.
The best way to make your audience laugh is to start laughing yourself.
Laughing is also good for your respiratory system.
You know, there's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.
The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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