Quotations About / On: LAUGHTER

  • 1.
    It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Prefatory poem, p. 3, Pleiade edition (1995). Author's apology for book.)
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  • 2.
    Laughter is not only the best medicine, but it has created my entire existence.
    (Life)
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  • 3.
    Life is full of laughter and sadness, because of the ways of mankind.
    (nature.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 4.
    Laughter would be bereaved if snobbery died.
    (Peter Ustinov (b. 1921), British actor, writer, director. Quoted in Observer (London, March 13, 1955).)
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  • 5.
    To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
    (Françoise Sagan (b. 1935), French novelist. Lucile, in La Chamade, ch. 9 (1965).)
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  • 6.
    The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
    (Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czechoslovakian author, critic. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, pt. 3, ch. 2 (1978, trans. 1980).)
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  • 7.
    Dignity takes alarm at the unexpected sound of laughter.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 8.
    In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, March 9, 1748, first published (1774). The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 1, no. 144, ed. Charles Strachey (1901). In a later letter, Dec. 12, 1765, Chesterfield wrote: "Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance." (Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Godson, no. 135, ed. Earl of Carnarvon, 1889).)
  • 9.
    Laughter scares off lust.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 10.
    The laughter of the aphorism is sometimes triumphant, but seldom carefree.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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