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- We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier (1855 - 1950), Americans and Others, 1912
- He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.
- Anonymous, (wrongly attributed to the Koran)
- We laugh a lot. That's for sure. Sure beats the alternative, doesn't it?
- Betty White, Mark Twain Prize, 2010
- The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.
- Bill Nye, Interview with Wired.com, April 2005
- Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart (1929 - )
- Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
- Colette (1873 - 1954), Chance Acquaintances, 1952
- Laughter is by definition healthy.
- Doris Lessing
- The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e e cummings (1894 - 1962)
- If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.
- Edgar Watson Howe (1853 - 1937)
- Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
- Elsa Maxwell, September 28, 1958
- You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that.
- Jay Leno (1950 - ), O Magazine, February 2003
- If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
- Jimmy Buffett
- In this life he laughs longest who laughs last.
- John Masefield (1878 - 1967), "Window in Bye Street", 1912
- Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
- Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719), The Spectator, September 26, 1712
- 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)
- He who laughs, lasts!
- Mary Pettibone Poole
- You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
- Michael Pritchard
- Laughter is inner jogging.
- Norman Cousins (1915 - 1990)
- I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.
- Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)
- You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
- Stephen King (1947 - ), "Hearts in Atlantis"
- 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)