Quotations About / On: LAUGHTER

  • 41.
    Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Mr. Scogan, in Crome Yellow, ch. 15 (1922).)
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  • 42.
    Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.
    (Barbara Schapiro (20th century). Mother Journeys, ed. Maureen T. Reddy, Martha Roth, Amy Sheldon, section 3 (1994).)
  • 43.
    The beauty of the world ... has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 1 (1929).)
  • 44.
    This crown to crown the laughing man, this rose-wreath crown: I myself have set this crown upon my head, I myself have pronounced my laughter holy.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 366, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Fourth and Last Part, "On the Higher Man," section 18 (issued privately in 1885, publication in 1892).)
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  • 45.
    But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Antigone, l. 645.)
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  • 46.
    The world of men show like a comedy without laughter: populations, interests, government, history; 't is all toy figures in a toy house.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 47.
    Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 1 (1891).)
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  • 48.
    Laughter is the portrait of life! Because, laughter heals the body.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Laughter.)
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  • 49.
    Laughter heals the body because, laughter is the portrait of life.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Laughter.)
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  • 50.
    “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, does the heart find its morning and is refreshed.”
    (― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet)
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