We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh. William James
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. Carl Sagan
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. Gordon Allport
Nothing shows a man's charactor more than what he laughs at. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~Woody Allen
Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing. ~Ken Kesey
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. -- Mark Twain
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. ~Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis
Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had gonorrhea. ~Kat Likkel and John Hoberg, My Name Is Earl, "Robbed a Stoner Blind," original airdate 16 November 2006
Today in the grocery store, I ran into an acquaintance. Before too long, we were both laughing heartily. In the midst of that, she suddenly stopped. "You're very inspiring," she said. Going from laughter to seriousness that quickly left me at a loss of what to say next. "No matter what," she continued, "You're going to find something to laugh about. It doesn't matter how bad things get, you'll find something hilariously funny about it. No matter what, you'll have everyone around you laughing right along with you." August has been kicking my butt. I thought maybe my sense of humor had headed off on vacation or something, so it was good to hear that it had not deserted me after all.
Tomorrow I will hand over my keys and walk out of the office for the last time. I will come home, collect my salad, and then without delay, I will head to the house of a friend. Other friends will be there. We will eat and visit, tell each other stories, slap the table, wipe our eyes, laugh until we are gasping for breath. Laughter is best when it not only comes from within us, but from around us, when it fills the air, and our hearts, and our minds. When you're completely enveloped in laughter, it does not matter what's going on in your life. You are lifted completely above it on the laughter of your friends.