We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier (1855 – 1950), Americans and Others, 1912

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette (1873 – 1954), Chance Acquaintances, 1952

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
e e cummings (1894 – 1962)

Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
Elsa Maxwell

One doesn’t have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron (1788 – 1824)

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.
The Talmud

Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
Victor Borge (1909 – 2000)

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.

W. H. Auden (1907 – 1973)

3 responses to “Laughter

  1. Everything except the Talmud encourages laughter. The Talmud doesn’t … does that indicate something?


  2. I loved Victor Borge ……. he made me laugh like a drain ……. [now that’s an odd expression]


  3. Having kittehs guarantees that I laugh at least once a day, no matter what else is going on. 🙂


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